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Victory Garden 2406

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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2406
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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 enjoys the colors of spring foliage on various shrubs, including that of the purple viburnum. He replaces the dead bristle cone pine with a ‘Golden Splendor' canadian hemlock that will reach 6' when fully grown. He back-fills the hole with parent soil, rather than amended soil. He mulches it with wood chips and will keep it well-watered. In the cottage garden, Roger plants a sweet autumn clematis vine that will eventually cover the homemade bamboo arbor. (Very easy to grow.) He adds compost, lime and fertilizer to the hole before he back-fills.

Holly Shimizu is in Key West, FL, with landscape architect Patrick Tierney. They tour a bold, tropical garden filled with palms, orchids, bromeliads, euphorbia, philodendron, cordylines, croton, and other native plantings.

Back at the vegetable garden, Roger displays some early asparagus. Chef Marian prepares asparagus with lemon and caper butter (see below). Roger cuts tulips from the tulip bed in the veg. garden. Tulips should be cut deeply and when they're in the bud stage, showing good color.

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