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Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2417


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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2417
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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 introduces summer flowers including border marigolds, zinnia and an african daisy, all drought resistant. Potted plants and oriental lilies also are in bloom in the Victory Garden. Bob Smaus visits Jeffery Kent owner of a bromeliad greenhouse in Vista, California. Kent goes to great lengths to collect bromeliads in the wild from the jungles of Central and South America. He shows video of his expedition on Peru's Inca trail. Marian Morash makes roasted beans and shallots in the Victory Garden kitchen.

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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2417,” 05/27/1999, GBH Archives, accessed March 1, 2024,
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