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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2229
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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 in the suburban garden displaying fall bamboo, phyllostachys sp. It yields horticultural stakes, trellises and can even be used as fishing poles.

Adrian Bloom is in St. Jean, Cap-Ferrat, France, touring the extensive gardens on the Mediterranean. He also visits briefly with Jean Azar, Managing Director. Highlights:

Italian cypress Agave stricta (on hillside) Rosemary (used as hedge) Nerium oleander (used as hedge) Salvia Leucantha Solanum sp. (purple flowers) Cleroden dron bungeii Polygala myrtifolia

Chef Marian tours the vegetable markets with chef des cuisines, Jean Claude Guillon. He prepares Soup Au Pistou for her. He wilts chopped celery and leeks, then adds diced zucchini and carrots. Chopped tomatoes are added, as well as chicken stock, onions and white beans. He also adds sliced potatoes and freshly ground pepper. The soup is simmered until all the vegetables are tender. Lastly, he swirls in a bit of "pistou" which is made with olive oil, minced garlic, parmesan cheese, and chopped basil.

Adrian also visits Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild; these estate gardens contain fine specimens of:

Cypress Olive trees Begonias Hedera canariensis (ivy-covered walls) Brugmansia versicolor (large trumpeted flowers) Impatiens 'tango' Bossiae sp. (covers pergola) Arbutus unedo (small fruits) Lavendar Tibouchina urvilleana Rosa 'Baronne Edmond de Rothschild' Salvia

Roger Swain is in the vegetable garden harvesting vegetables to prepare the Soup Au Pistou, specifically leeks 'King Richard.'

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