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Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1902


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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 1902
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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

Lucinda Mays tours Victory Garden South to see how it is starting off for spring. She highlights a couple of plants: 'Imagination' pansy, 'Sparkling Bubbles' Iceland Poppy. Roger does some early pruning of miscanthus, crabapple, rose of sharon, and roses. He also demonstrates trimming snow and ice damage on a Cercis remiformis (redbud).

Plant o' the week: Salix gracilistyla 'melanostachya' - Black pussy willow



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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1902,” 04/01/1994, GBH Archives, accessed December 8, 2023,
MLA: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1902.” 04/01/1994. GBH Archives. Web. December 8, 2023. <>.
APA: Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1902. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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