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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2133
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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 opens in the greenhouse displaying a wonderful flower arrangement made up of flowers native to South Africa.

Adrian Bloom is en route to the majestic Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Roadside highlights:

Leucospermum sp. (lg. yellow flower) Pelargonium sp. (pink) Achillea sp. (yellow)

At the reserve, he is joined by Jim Halloran, Nature Reserve Officer. More highlights:

Coleonema, cape may plant (small white flowers) Aspilathus sp. (small yellow flowers) Leucospermum sp. Helichrysum bracteatum everlasting (white) Carpobrotus edulis (yellow flowers) Cotyledon orbiculata, pig's ear

Back in the greenhouse, Tovah Martin helps Roger re-pot a severely pot-bound clivia miniata. The plant is divided by sawing it into sections. They use a potting mixture of 3 parts soil-less mix to 1 part builders sand, allowing 1" between the roots and pot and 1" below the rim.

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