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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2326
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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 among the colorful fall foliage of enkianthus campanulatus cv.

Roger is joined by Roger Cook to drain the sprinkler system for the upcoming. They shut the water feed to the system and open the faucet to let out the pressure. An air connection is used (available through a plumber) along with an air compressor that will force the water out of the valve box. The valve is opened to blow all the remaining water from the sprinkler heads.

Roger Swain plants potted left-over daylilies into the ground up to their necks; they will be transplanted next spring.

Adrian Bloom is in Weesp, The Netherlands, touring the gardens of Jacqueline van der Kloet. She has designed gardens over an abandoned military base. We also see her shop filled with garden ornaments. Highlights:

geranium malviflorum magnolia sp. myosotis (forget-me-not) Pentaglottis sempervirens Privet hedges Hawthorne (pruned into an umbrella shape) Tulipa 'Nest Point' (yellow) Euphorbia polychroma (golden) Euphorbia griffithii 'fireglow' honeysuckle buxus boxwood syringa vulgaris (lilac) 'Katherine Havermeyer' Stachys byzantina (lamb's ears) Aralia elata tulipa bakeri 'Lilac Wonder' (in pots) Clematis 'Pamela Jackman' (on tree) Weigela cv. (in container) Hydrangea serrata Camassia leichtlinii (blue star-like flowers) Tulipa 'Humingbird' (yellow) Cytisus racemosus (yellow/in pot)

Roger displays various chicory (endive) -- 'Frisa', 'Tosca', 'Galia', 'Flash' and raddichio 'Inferno.' He displays pumpkin 'Jackpot' that is turning orange. He harvests spaghetti squash that has turned into a wonderful buttery yellow.

Roger closes with plant-of-the-week chrysanthemums 'Royal Lynn' that are overflowing with pink blossoms in the window box.

A. Hutchins 11/98



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