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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2207
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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 with a display of coreopsis verticillata "zagreb." He uses a spade to divide and transplant it.

Roger Cook tells us he's added sand and leaf compost to improve the soil before hydroseeding.

In the new perennial bed, Roger Swain will plant:

Dendranthema zawadskii "Mary Stoker" Delphinium grandiflorum Monarda didyma "Cambridge Scarlet" Iris sibirica "Caeser's Brother" Artemisia "Powis Castle" Miscanthus sinensis "Morning Light" (a new ornamental grass)

In the vegetable garden, Roger harvests asparagus "Martha Washington." Clipping stimulates production of new shoots.

Chef Marian prepares asparagus with fettucini & prosciutto:

Trim and roll cut 1 lb. of fresh asparagus; mix in 2 tb. olive oil and roast asparagus in oven at 450 degrees for about 7 minutes.

Boil 1 lb. fettucini until al dente; in 3 tb. olive oil & 1 tsp. minced garlic, mix pasta, asparagus and 1/4 lb. of sliced prosciutto. Mix with juice of one half lemon, freshly ground pepper and salt.

Serve with parmesan cheese.

Lucinda Mays is at Callaway Gardens showcasing gardens of Narcissus "Bunting" and "Tuesday's Child," surrounded with "Purple Princess" pansies and nemophila menziesii "baby blue eyes."

Lucinda explains that between spring and summer, there is a gap or shoulder season. It is the time when spring flowers die back and summer blooms are not yet here. She suggests that good plantings during this time are snapdragons "Sonnet," Iceland poppies "Wonderland," and flowering shrubs. Nurserywoman Elizabeth Deane specializes in some of these flowering shrubs. Highlighted:

Weigela florida Lonicera sempervirens "Alabama Crimson" (honeysuckle) Vibernums (white) - "Shasta" & "Summer Snowflake" Rhododendron austrinum (yellow) Chamaecyparis obtusa "Crippsii" Enkianthus campanulatus

Back at the suburban garden, Roger unfolds a Japanese maple to discover blooms of Indiana rhubarb or "umbrella plant," our Victory Garden plant-of-the-week.

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