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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2306
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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 Swain and stone mason, Roger Hopkins, are readying a spot near the driveway for a piece of Milford granite, named for Milford, Massachusetts. The stone is "flamed" so that it won't be slippery when wet. They use feathers & wedges to split the stone.

Bob Smaus is at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, with Richard Naranjo, Manager of Grounds and Gardens. Highlights: Plane tree (platanus acerifolia) Wisteria venusta Mexican cypress tree Aloes Golden barrel cactus Devil's fig Sycamores Azalea hedge

Roger Swain plants sedum sieboldii into small holes in the stone wall. He uses sphagnum moss followed by a soil/peat moss mixture to house the small plants.

Roger harvests rhubarb 'MacDonald' for Marian's next recipe.

Roger Swain displays tulips 'Ballade', 'Pieter de Leur' and 'Angelique.'



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