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Series
Victory Garden
Program
Victory Garden 2318
Program Number

2318

Series Description

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 showcases the glorious blossoms on 'harlequin glorybower.'

He and Roger Cook are in an area of the suburban garden that has become a thicket of weeds, overgrown shrubs and trees. They devise a plan to clear some of the area to house low maintenance shrubs. Roger Cook will excavate parts of the area and then distribute top soil.

Roger Swain displays a rosa glauca (blooms once a year) that is obscuring the blooms of the lobelia cardinalis 'Ruby Slippers.' The rose will be transplanted to the back of the bed. He also highlights a wonderful, fully blossomed (blue/pink) phlox paniculata 'Katherine.' It is disease-resistant with no mildew on its leaves. It has re-seeded itself and the seedlings that surround it have blossomed in different colors, a wild pink and a white phlox. He marks them with surveyor's tape.

Holly Shimizu is in Northeast Harbor, Maine, touring the Asticou Azalea Gardens with garden manager, Mary Roper. It is a Zen-like garden, a combination of Japanese and western ideas, with plantings of Beatrix Farrand. They tour a bed of white-raked sand and rocks that represent the sea. It is meant to be a place of meditation.

Garden highlights:

Picea glauca 'Conica' dwarf alberta spruce Rhododendron maximum 'rosebay' (white) Betula alleghaniensis (yellow birch) Water grass (a native pond weed) Nymphaea odorata (native water lily)

Roger Swain is back at the vegetable garden conducting a taste test on four varieties of cherry tomatoes. He tastes and comments on:

'Sweet Million' - A disease-resistant version of 'Sweet 100' - very good tasting.

'Sun Cherry' - A slightly smaller cherry tomato - it is sweeter than 'Sweet Million.'

'Sugar Snack' - Not quite as sweet.

'Ruby Cluster' - A larger cherry tomato that is not as sweet - much cracking on the fruit.

Holly Shimizu is in Northeast Harbor, Maine, touring the Asticou Azalea Gardens with garden manager, Mary Roper. It is a Zen-like garden, a combination of Japanese and western ideas, with plantings of Beatrix Farrand. They tour a bed of white-raked sand and rocks that represent the sea. It is meant to be a place of meditation.

Plant-of-the-week: Chaste tree 'vitex agnus-castus' (fragrant blue flowering from July through September).

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Instructional
Topics
Gardening
Citation
Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2318,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DC3A06DD5B8C4FAF857A96082783BB21.
MLA: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2318.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DC3A06DD5B8C4FAF857A96082783BB21>.
APA: Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2318. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DC3A06DD5B8C4FAF857A96082783BB21
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