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Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1814

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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 1814
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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

Jim Wilson heads to Bishopville, South Carolina, to visit the private garden of Pearl Fryar who has pruned a yard full of trees and shrubs into unique abstract and geometric topiaries. Mr. Fryar revs up his gas-powered hedge trimmers to show viewers how to create a spiral topiary from a shrub. Bob Smaus tours the private garden of Cynthia Woodyard in Portland Oregon. Roger talks about the need for thinning fruit on trees and demonstrates thinning an apple tree.



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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1814,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 3, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F8827E8841CD417290DC71CF2A9D2208.
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