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Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1917


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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 1917
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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 shows how to master an unruly wisteria, and gets the upper hand on some marauding raccoons in the corn patch. Roger demonstrates deadheading clematis and installing an electric fence. In southern California at Rancho Santa Fe, Bob Smaus tours the whimsical garden of Agatha Youngblood. Chef Marian Morash turns peas and cucumbers into a quick summer salad.

Plant of the Week: annuals



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Broadcast program

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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1917,” 04/10/1994, GBH Archives, accessed April 22, 2024,
MLA: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1917.” 04/10/1994. GBH Archives. Web. April 22, 2024. <>.
APA: Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1917. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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