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Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2415


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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2415
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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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The flowers are in bloom in the Victory Garden. Roger Swain introduces garden lilies which may be threatened by the bright orange lily leaf beetle. Country cottage roses are pruned to increase re-bloom, and in the vegetable garden, the corn has grown knee-high and the garlic is near ready for harvest. Bob Smaus visits a private estate in Santa Barbara that boasts a magnificent garden carefully designed by the homeowner Katherine L. Fraser in consultation with landscape architects. The 4-acre garden was planned in cooperation with the hilly landscape especially for irrigation and drainage. Marian Morash makes an eggplant and goat cheese dip served with roasted pita bread, chopped red onions and sliced lemons.



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