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Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1803


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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 1803
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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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Lucinda Mays reports from Callaway Gardens assessing the effects of the winter and looking at the spring progress. She shows how to prepare raised garden beds and demonstrates how to divide perennials. Roger Swain sets out early brassicas, including cabbage and broccoli. Bob Smaus visits a flower garden in Pasadena, California where flowers are grown for cutting and arranging by Joan Banning. (repeat feature)Roger uses a double handle rake to clean up the last of the leaves from fall and uses light cleaning to clean around already blooming bulbs.



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