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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2317
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Gardening program hosted by Jim Wilson and joined by Bob Smaus, Roger Swain, Lucinda Mays and Peter Seabrook as international travel correspondent. Series chef is Marion Morash. Special correspondent is Holly Shimizu. The Boston-based Victory Garden (w/ Roger Swain) is located at a private residence; Victory Garden South is at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia; Victory Garden West is at Roger's Garden Center in Corona del Mar, California. Original program: Crockett's Victory Garden - premiered April 6, 1976. Hosted by Jim Crockett. Second host Bob Thomson (for 12 years till 1991). Series release date: 1976

Program Description

Roger Swain opens at the suburban garden showcasing a white day lily, 'Hemerocallis sp.'

Roger Swain joins noted English gardener Adrian Bloom in Wayland, Massachusetts, where Adrian has planted a front-yard perennial garden for an American family. Highlights:

Dogwood 'Galaxy' tree Pulmonaria 'Roy Davidson' Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' Day lily 'Tetrina's Daughter' and 'Stella D'oro' Hosta 'Bressingham Blue' Astilbe 'Sprite' Achillea 'Martina' Campanula ' Chettle Charm' (white) Echinacea 'White Swan' Aster 'Flora's Delight' Iris 'Variegata' Cornus 'Bail Halo' (shrub) Mulinia caerulea 'Variegata' (grass) Miscanthus 'Silver Arrow' Heliopsis 'Summer Sun' Kalmia 'Mountain Laurel' Hakonechloa 'Aureola' (grass in container) Echinacea 'Bright Star' Phlox 'Franz Schobert' Miscanthus 'Purpurascens' (along walkway)

Adrian Bloom's book mentioned: originally titled A Year Round Garden, published by Floraprint Books; contact: John Markham, 11210 Elderberry Way, Sidney, B.C. V8L 5J6; fax: 604-655-1826; phone: 604-655-1823. (They also handle his first book Conifers For Your Garden.)

Holly Shimizu is in Richmond, Virginia, at an English castle built in the year 1125. It was shipped over to the U.S. and rebuilt in 1925. Along with the director, Scott Burrell, they tour the gardens. Highlights:

Creeping fig (on gate) English ivy Japanese water iris Variegated elder Desert mallow Variegated cat tails Thalia Pickerel weed Sedum Campsis vine Rosa 'Madame Alfred Carriere'

Roger Swain is in the vegetable garden with leeks 'Arkansas', parsnips 'Andover' and cucumbers 'Stix.'

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