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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2609
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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 demonstrates how to inspect/wash/ disinfect the houseplants that have been in the greenhouse for placement outside for the summer. Discusses common pest problems. Roger int he vegetable garden plants some tomato plant/gives planting tips etc. Also, plants (Globe) artichoke seedlings. Roger takes a tour of the liliac display gardens at the Arnold Aboretum on Jamaica Plain, MAS with Jack Alexander, Chief plant propegator., who demos the correct way to prune a liliac bush properly-cutting away old wood to promote new growth. Back at the Victory Garden Roger checks on the tulips in bllom in the garden border area and plants some summer flowering bulbs/ “Pineapple Liliy” from South Africa . He also, plants some Dahlias int he vegetable garden area/along the outside of the fence. Roger closes watering the Dahlias.

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