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The Victory Garden

Holly Shimizu at Naumkeag (#2019)

In this episode of "The Victory Garden", Holly Shimizu visits two gardens in Stockbridge, MA designed by Steele and Choate. The first garden at the Mission House Museum reflects the colonial gardening ideas of combining useful plants i.e., herbs and edible plants, in a beautiful setting close to the house. At the Choate home, various styles of gardens are featured: a serpentine rose garden, a Chinese-style garden complete with a Chinese temple, and a thin water tunnel that leads to "blue steps" of fountains surrounded by birches. Back at the Victory Garden, Host Roger Swain provides tips as he plants spring bulbs of tulips and daffodils. He goes to the vegetable garden to see the last hurrah of the peppers and tomatoes. He warns that these plants are frost sensitive. Blankets or sheets should cover tomatoes to protect them, not plastic sheets which are infrared transparent. Full-grown, perfect, green tomatoes with a white, star pattern on their bottom can be taken inside for ripening. Chef Marian Morash makes a broccoli soup without cream. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: THE VICTORY GARDEN, television's longest-running gardening program, continues to inspire viewers to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty. Hosted by Australian gardening and television sensation Jamie Durie, its simple, easy lessons help seasoned and amateur gardeners alike make the most of their outdoor spaces in a way that respects and preserves the environment for future generations.

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