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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2528
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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 brings in cannas, to be stored in the soil he's lifted them in, at 40 - 50 degrees for the winter. He lifts tubers of dahlia's and washes off the soil. The damp tubers are wrapped in newsprint and stored in cardboard boxes at 40 - 50 degrees.

International garden correspondent Adrian Bloom meets Renaissance historian Allen Grieco. Together they tour the gardens of Castello Ruspoli, which were designed in the 16th century and include the oldest existing parterre in Italy. Allen then takes Adrian to see Villa La Foce, a Renaissance-style garden designed by noted English landscape architect Cecil Pinsent in the 1920s. Chef Marian prepares a mix of brussels sprouts and carrots.

Special thanks to: Villa Le Balze, Florence

Plant of week: Helianthus maximilianii ‘sunflower'

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