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Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2321

The Victory Garden Show 2321, Uncaptioned Master, (In Grey BetaSP Case, but Digital Betacam)

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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2321
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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 Swain is at the gazebo enjoying the fragrance of cimicifuga ramosa 'Brunette.'

Holly Shimizu goes to Camden, Maine, to visit Stephen Hayes, author of Painted Prayers. He has created a quiet, contemplative garden with many artifacts from India, including a "sacred" garden area. Highlights:

Acer japonicum Espaliered 'tulip' magnolia Malus sp. apple Ash fraxinus sp. Hemerocallis sp. (day lily)

We also meet his garden designer, Beth Long, and her husband Bill Long, a landscape designer.

Roger displays potatoes 'German Butterball' that are doing very well this year under a heavy mulching of hay (sunlight turns the potatoes green). This year, seeds have been planted a bit more shallow.

He also displays squash 'Butternut Supreme' (fat necked) that will last up to twelve months stored at 50 - 55°. He also shows us mini pumpkins 'Jack Be Little' and 'Baby Boo' (white). A good pumpkin for carving is 'Jackpot.' In another area of the garden, he's experimenting with fig 'Desert King.'

Roger reveals the secret to growing cilantro 'Santo.' In a container, the seeds are planted repeatedly throughout the season for a steady supply.

Chef Marian creates a tasty and colorful cilantro and mango chutney:

Roger Swain closes with plant-of-the-week rosa multiflora 'The Fairy' that boasts clusters of tiny pink roses that bloom profusely.

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