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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 1811
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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

Bob Smaus visits a small contemporary California landscape designed by Raymond Hansen (private). It features the latest techniques in water management and striking combinations of plants. Lucinda demonstrates replanting pond plants. At the suburban garden Roger Swain shows us how they create those beds tightly covered with plastic, and then plants eggplant.



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