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Program #3101: Georgia On My Mind * Season Premiere

Saturday, May 6, 2006

12:30 PM ET on PBS (check local listings)

To celebrate the season premiere, The Victory Garden crew travels to sunny Georgia for a little southern hospitality and a close-up look at some of the most beautiful and impressive gardens the Peach State has to offer.


Program #3102: For the Birds

Saturday, May 13, 2006

12:30 PM ET on PBS (check local listings)

Best Bets: Garden correspondent Paul Epsom visits the Polly Hill Arboretum in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, with special guest ornithologist Vern Laux.
Weekend Project: Paul builds a simple birdhouse for our feathered friends from the garden.


Program #3103: Indoor Displays

Saturday, May 20, 2006

12:30 PM ET on PBS (check local listings)

Best Bets: Michael Weishan shares with viewers the benefits of scented houseplants.
Weekend Project: Lifestyle co-host Sissy Biggers demonstrates how visiting your local flower show can give you some great ideas for inspired garden living — indoors and out.


Program #3104: The Victory Garden's Garden Basics

Saturday, May 27, 2006

12:30 PM ET on PBS (check local listings)

This special compilation show hosted by Michael Weishan showcases some of the very best "Garden Basic" segments from episodes past.


Program #3105: Décor and the Garden

Saturday, June 3, 2006

12:30 PM ET on PBS (check local listings)

Gardenless Gardener: Interested in your own personal ecosystem? Michael Weishan demonstrates how to construct a bog terrarium that will look great in your home.
Weekend Project: Willow obelisks are easy to construct and support your climbing plants, according to garden correspondent Paul Epsom, and they add a romantic touch to any garden.
Best Bets: The Victory Garden visits the Inner Gardens in Los Angeles, California to whip up some creative ideas for new and unique garden décor.
Cutting Gardens: Lifestyle co-host Sissy Biggers offers tips for quick and easy tabletop arrangements, including using fresh fruits and vegetables to jazz up any table.


Program #3106: Spring Flowers

Saturday, June 10, 2006

12:30 PM ET on PBS (check local listings)

Best Bets: Michael Weishan celebrates the simple beauty and popularity of lilacs while visiting the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.
Field Trip: The Victory Garden takes a behind-the-scenes look at the wealth of information — and blooms! — at the New England Flower Show.
Edible Gardens: Flowers you can eat? Lifestyle co-host Sissy Biggers brings the window box to the table this time as she demonstrates how to decorate with flowers that are as easy to eat as they are to look at.


Program #3107: City Gardens

Saturday, June 24, 2006

12:30 PM ET on PBS (check local listings)

Edible Gardens: Join The Victory Garden "makeover team" as they help a community gardener maximize garden space.
Garden Design: Michael Weishan visits a city garden in Atlanta, Georgia.
Green Cuisine: Lifestyle co-host Sissy Biggers wows viewers with another sampling of her delicious veggie recipes, with ingredients straight from the garden.


Program #3108: Annual Pleasures

Saturday, July 1, 2006

12:30 PM ET on PBS (check local listings)

Join Michael Weishan and gardener Kip Anderson as they experiment with color and share their best bets for growing the perfect annuals to complement any garden; then learn how annuals can supplement and enhance a perennial border.


Program #3109: Know-How

Saturday, July 8, 2006

12:30 PM ET on PBS (check local listings)

When bad gardeners attack! Garden correspondent Paul Epsom and special guest, columnist, radio personality, and host of DIY Network's Fresh From the Garden, Joe Lamp'l, share with viewers what can happen when good gardeners go bad... and how to correct some not-so-good habits.


Program #3110: Ornamentals

Saturday, July 15, 2006

12:30 PM ET on PBS (check local listings)

From garden statuary to plants grown just for their beauty, ornamentals are important additions to any garden. Join Michael Weishan as he visits Milwaukee, Wisconsin's Garden Room retail shop to show you how some of his favorites can be worked into your garden; then gardener Kip Anderson gives pointers on crafting the perfect container... and what if that container develops a crack? Lifestyle co-host Sissy Biggers shows how to repair terra cotta, with the help of Horticulture magazine's Sara Begg.


Program #3111: Ireland

Saturday, July 22, 2006

12:30 PM ET on PBS (check local listings)

Join The Victory Garden crew as they visit Ireland to pursue two things a gardener always needs: lots of green and a little bit of luck! Michael Weishan will tour the inspired gardens — and meet the inspired gardeners — of this breathtaking country.


Program #3112: Victory Garden — Inspired Gardens

Saturday, July 29, 2006

12:30 PM ET on PBS (check local listings)

In this special compilation episode, The Victory Garden shares its best Inspired Gardens segments. Learn the tips and techniques that keep these gardens bright and beautiful year after year.


Program #3113: North, South, East, West

Saturday, September 2, 2006

12:30 PM ET on PBS (check local listings)

The Victory Garden's tour of Ireland continues with a visit to beautiful Dereen Gardens in County Kerry — a historic woodland garden with sub-tropical plants that will surprise you. Then, Michael visits Fortview Farm in Goleen and learns about some simple techniques used there to encourage wildlife visits that viewers can use in their own backyards. Sissy Biggers visits Cork's English Market and returns to the Ballymaloe Cookery School to learn more about Chef Darina Allen's philosophy on sustainable food.


Program #3114: More From The Emerald Isle

Saturday, September 9, 2006

12:30 PM ET on PBS (check local listings)

The Victory Garden continues its tour of Ireland, sharing lessons from inspired gardeners and learning about this beautiful land.


Program #3115: Theme for Fall

Saturday, September 16, 2006

12:30 PM ET on PBS (check local listings)

Fall is one of the most exciting times in a garden — let The Victory Garden prove why! Michael Weishan, joined by special guest Mark Filippo, share tips on selecting and maintaining that beautiful fall favorite the chrysanthemum.

Published August 31, 2007