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Victory Garden 2410

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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2410
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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

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Roger is in the cottage garden displaying ornamental rhubarb with it's large, showy foliage. It is used in Chinese herbal medicine. In the herb garden, edged with boxwood, we see chives in full bloom, lovage (celery-like taste), sorrel, sweet woodruff, mint (plant in pot so it doesn't spread), garlic chives, Greek oregano, French tarragon, thyme, chevril, parsley, rosemary (not hardy). At the wall garden, phlox is improved with better air circulation (defrays mildew/fungus). Helen Phillips is at Callaway Gardens; she displays pansy beds that have replaced tulips, ornamental sweet potatoe vine ‘Marguerite,' the exfoliating bark of a birch tree and a sunken garden with pansies, snapdragons and delphiniums. She also showcases a raised stone wall garden with dwarf shrubs, underplanted with groundcovers. The children's garden boasts a bamboo tee pee structure that will be covered in vines. In a trough, we see ‘hens and chicks.' See below for instructions to create these cement planters. Roger Swain displays a peony tree with huge, pink double flowers. In the vegetable garden, he plants ‘super sweet' corn in warm soil (65 degrees), sows large pole beans ‘fortex' on the trellis, and displays various “choi's.” Chef Marian prepares sauteed bok choy. He closes the program near a pot of impatiens ‘Accent Miracle Collection.' Ten percent of the proceeds of this variety raises funds for breast cancer (see below).



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