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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2503
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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 displays various shrubs in early spring bloom (winter hazels, forsythia, pieris japonica) and pots up an Easter Lily arrangement. He will transplant the lily afterwards into the garden; it will bloom again next year in July and stand about 4' tall. He also displays many combinations of potted spring flowers.

Adrian Bloom is at Foggy Bottom, Bressingham, England, as we tour his gardens.

Roger Swain and Roger Cook devise a plan to help the crocquet lawn. They use an aerator to create holes for water, air and organic material. Together they spread lime and a top dressing of compost.

Roger Swain spreads lime over the asparagus bed and recommends blanching the asparagus by covering the bed with black plastic.

Plant of the week: white narcissus ‘white plume'

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