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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2214
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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 young cottage garden where the colors are just beginning to show. He displays a beautiful combination of Matricaria 'white wonder' next to snapdragon 'black prince.' Also, eschscholzia 'rose chiffon.'

Roger Cook and certified arborist Matt Foti remove a diseased American Elm.

Lucinda Mays is at the Atlanta Botanical Garden with superintendent Ron Determann. Together they highlight:

Japanese cedar 'gyokruya' Atlantic white cedar 'rubicon,' 'variegata' Podocarpus 'alpine tutara' Cunninghamia lanceolata Picea orientalis 'skylands' Cryptomeria 'reins dense jade' Chinese yew Chinese plum yew Cypress 'verdun' Sawara cypress Bosnian pine White pine 'sea urchin' Cedrus deodara 'pygmaea' and 'pendula' Pseudolarix amabilis Golden larch

Back in the suburban garden, Roger Swain tells us how to destroy club root disease (fungus) before planting out brussel sprouts 'Oliver.' He covers the bed area with a double layer of plastic which will allow the sun to heat the bed to 120 degrees, thus destroying the fungus. He adds lime and plenty of fertilizer to the bed, plants the sprouts two feet apart, and then waters with a transplanting solution.

Chef Marian prepares Curried Cabbage ('Dynamo'):

In a saute pan, saute 4 tbs. butter with 2 - 3 tsp. curry powder and 8 cups of sliced cabbage. Be sure to coat the cabbage completely. Cook on low heat for about 7 - 8 minutes. Add 1 grated apple (tart), 1/2 c. plumped golden raisins and cook for another few minutes. Add 1 tbs. lemon juice and salt & pepper.

Roger Swain closes with plant-of-the-week 'Graham Thomas' rose. A fully blossomed fragrant rose with buttery yellow blossoms. It is a rose that winters well in New England.

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