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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2217
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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 opens at the suburban garden showcasing a beautiful weeping copper beech, matricatia 'whitewonder', nocotiana sylvestris 'Only The Lonely,' white cleome and hollyhocks 'Powder Puff.'

Bob Smaus is in Berkeley, California, at the private gardens of horticulturist Roger Raiche and landscape designer Tom Chakas. In windowboxes: oxalis gigantea (yellow flowers); teucrium majoricum and thyme. He displays macleaya microcarpa, corn poppy, stipa ramosissima (grass), stipa gigantea (grass), rosa omeiensis, dierama pulcherrimum, phormium tenax, penstemon, Irish moss in paths, aloe polyphylla (spiral plant), cestrum elegans (vine), campanula, chamomile.

They share their secret on how to turn concrete into a rust color: Mix iron sulfate and water and sponge it onto concrete. Mist.

Back at the suburban garden, Marian visits with designer Edwina von Gal, author of "Fresh Cuts." She creates wonderful arrangements in vases and bowls with unlikely plants, such as: crab apple tree cuttings tomato foliage kolrabe carrots lettuce asparagus hosta oxalis rhubarb

Chef Marian creates a Caesar salad: (Use the inner whole leaves of Romaine lettuce.) Dressing: In a food processor, puree 2 tsp. garlic, salt,3 tbs. mayo, 1/4 c. grated parm. cheese, 3 tbs. lemon juice, 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce. In a fine stream, add 1/2 c. of extra virgin olive oil.

Roger is in the woodland garden to showcase plant-of-the-week, astrantia major 'masterwort' in white and rose color.

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