Horticulturist and international landscape designer Jamie Durie equips viewers with the confidence and inspiration to roll up their sleeves, get their hands dirty, and live outdoors. Durie presents a fusion of garden design, earth-to-table cooking, and eco-conscious how-to tips for gardening enthusiasts and those wanting to learn more.
Season 35 of The Victory Garden, premieres March 22, 2014. Hosted by Amy Devers, Victory Garden's edibleFEAST is a fresh take on the long-running PBS series, The Victory Garden. Award winning film maker Daniel Klein takes viewers on an adventure that showcases the best in sustainable eating, alongside classic Victory Garden segments with Roger Swain in the garden and Marian Morash in the kitchen.
Explore an incredible collection of cycads in Los Angeles with host Jamie Durie; watch the Stone Guys heat up the garden with a firepit and outdoor wood-burning oven; cultivate a vibrant garden with correspondent Paul Epsom's tips on hot color combos for the garden; and discover the many varieties of eggplant with chef Michel Nischan.
Explore a private garden in Beverly Hills with host Jamie Durie and see some fantastic pool-side landscaping; grow a garden that incorporates cook colors into perennial borders; pick the best plants for winter interest with gardening correspondent Paul Epson's favorites; and refresh your day with an appetizing recipe for a cool soup demonstrated by chef Michel Nischan.
Explore the Water Conservation Garden and learn about xeriscaping -- water-wise gardening; join gardening correspondent Paul Epsom at Longwood Gardens to learn about water features and elements that can add to any garden; and grow your own tea garden with Kip Anderson.
Plant your own water-wise garden with tips from host Jamie Durie; learn to create a dry-laid garden wall; grow a fire-wise garden; and eat healthy with chef Michel Nischan who demonstrates how to make a Native-American style "Three Sisters" salad.
Find the best climbing plants with garden correspondent Paul Epsom; create a vertical element in your garden with a bougainvillea espalier, inspired by The Getty Museum's Art collection; and stir up some tasty concoctions when Michel Nischan shows you how fresh juice can brighten any recipe.
Chicago Sun-Times theater critic Hedy Weiss calls the world premiere of "The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity" at Victory Gardens Theater "big, brash and brilliantly written." She joins us with her review of that show, as well as reviews of two others.
Chicago Sun-Times Theater Critic Hedy Weiss joins us on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm to review shows currently on Chicago area stages, including Shrek the Musical at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Slowgirl at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and Mojada at Victory Gardens Theater. For our online audience, Weiss will also review Rooms: A Rock Romance at Broken Nose Theatre.
Some highlights of the latest arts and culture news: "Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492-1898" at the Brooklyn Museum; "Danish Paintings from the Golden Age to the Modern Breakthrough" at Scandinavia House; "A Christmas Story: The Musical" at The Theater at Madison Square Garden; "Mother Africa" at New Victory Theater.