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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2225
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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 Erianthus ravennae, a tall grass that looks its best in the fall.

Adrian Bloom is in Plascassier, France, (near Grasse) with Isabelle Viano (press & promotional services) and jasmine producer Hubert Biancalana. Together they tour his jasmine crops that will be used in perfume making.

Adrian & Isabelle go on to visit The International Museum of Perfumery where they display typical plants used in perfumes, such as:

sweet iris rose geranium citronella verbena salvia tarragon lavendar Provence rose

And then on to a perfume factory where the flowers are turned into perfume.

Adrian Bloom also visits with legendary scent expert Nicholas Mamounas, who composes perfumes. He takes us through his laboratory and his private garden. He uses some of the following plants in perfumes:

geranium honeysuckle rosemary jasmine lavendar roses: Crimson Glory Sylvie Vartan Toulouse Lautrec Queen Elizabeth Charles Aznavour

Chef Marian creates "Festa Corn:"

Cut kernals from 6 ears of fresh corn (about 4 cups). Saute two chopped, red peppers in 2 Tb. olive oil. Add 1 Tbs. butter and the corn kernals. Saute again stirring for 2 - 3 minutes. Add 2 Tb. chopped hot green peppers, 2 Tb. fresh chopped cilantro and salt & pepper. Serve.

Roger closes the show next to plant-of-the-week Polygonum polystachyum himalayan knotweed, with it's spikey white flowers.

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