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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2126
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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 in the suburban garden with an outdoor winter display of Ilex Verticillata winterberry, a stunning red berry.

Adrian Bloom takes us to Capetown, South Africa to view a wealth of plant life with historian Gwen Fagan. We observe:

Rosa "Ester Geldenhuys" (blush rose) Angophora costata gum myrtle tree Acer negundo box elder tree Pyros communis pear tree

In a local garden center, Adrian Bloom highlights:

Phlox stolonifera "blue ridge" Anigozanthos flavidus kangaroo paws Shrub rose flower carpet pink Restioaceae restio (grass)

Back in the winter suburban garden, florist Ken Smith collects outdoor winter plant material to fill a windowbox. He takes clippings from:

Ilex x meservae "bluegirl" holly Rosa bonica rosehips Picea abies Norway spruce Rhododendron Chamaecyparis obtusa Pygmaea Aurescens Harry Lowder's Walking Stick - Corylus avellana contorta Chamaecyparis nootkatensis pendula Fargesia aurea bamboo Cornus sericea flaviramea

He mixes sand and soil to hold plant materials.

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