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Victory Garden 2413

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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2413
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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 demonstrates how he uses a red croquet ball covered with sticky glue to trap flies at the apple tree. He displays a variety of easy-care roses: ‘Livin' Easy' (floribunda/apricot), ‘New Dawn' (climber/repeat bloomer), ‘Country Cottage' (pink/climber), ‘Country Lady' (orange/floribunda), ‘Graham Thomas' (English David Austin rose), ‘Bonica' (landscape rose), ‘Fredric Mistral' (hybrid tea), and ‘Polka' (peach/climber). Lee May is with artist/landscape architect Tommy Mixon in Thomaston, Georgia, touring his “recycled” garden. Roger repairs the stream at Lake Victory; he also displays cauliflower ‘Snow Crown' for Chef Marian's recipe. Plant of the week: Deutzia ‘Pink-a-Boo'

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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2413,” 05/27/1999, GBH Archives, accessed December 8, 2023,
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