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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2305
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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 gathers daffodils and displays his favorites: Colblanc - white Romance - pink Avalon - yellow

He turns to the flower bed that has been enlarged since the new lawn has been put in. The clover that was turned over in the fall has enriched the soil with lots of organic matter. He displays the blooming Star Magnolia tree, Stewartia (July- blooming) and Harry Lauder's Walking Stick. New specimens of viburnum sieboldii, hydrangea macrophylla 'coerulea' and landscape roses are ready to go in to the garden bed.

Bob Smaus gives us an early preview of "Hecker Pass--A Family Adventure" (opens March, 2001) at Bonfante Gardens in Gilroy, California, with Michael Bonfante. A variety of trees that have been grafted, or "pleached" into various shapes are highlighted. Many of these pleached trees date back to the 1920's. (Contact: Liz Hunter 408-842-2121, x15.)

Roger Swain is in the vegetable garden planting potato seeds, 'Red Dale.' After planting them, he covers the bed with a layer of damp salt marsh hay; he'll add more layers as the season progresses. He checks on the asparagus bed that he's covered in black plastic; the asparagus has blanched nicely.

Chef Marion creates Asparagus Antipasto:

Roger Swain closes in the cottage garden with tulipa eichleri (orange) and 'empress' (yellow).



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