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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2517
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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 showcases mid-July blossoms, such as shasta daisies, allium seed heads, Easter lilies. He prunes the top of a European beech tree, so that only one dominant header remains. It grows tall, rather than wide in the middle of the garden. He discusses caring for various raspberries.

Holly Shimizu is in Philadelphia touring a pocket garden that resides in front of a renovated stable. She continues to Chestnut Hill where she tours another garden boasting primarily native plantings.

Roger plants a spike winter hazel, a woody plant recommended by Michael Dirr, in the shaded nursery area. In the potato patch, he shows us damage from leaf hoppers and recommends insecticide (they have also attacked the nearby beans).

Chef Marian prepares a bean salad (see below).

Plant of the week: hydrangea ‘Annabelle'

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