Has anyone been watching PBS's Victory Garden this season? Everyone
from last season except Kip (the gardner) is gone. The new hosts are
just horrible. The programs seem to be all over the place and most of
them have not been worth watching. There was one where the host spent
almost the entire post bending metal for a potting design. What a waste!
PBS had a great program in the Victory Garden but, IMO they ruined it.
They need to go back to the good old days when they had great hosts and
spent their time on interesting gardening subjects.
Yes, I am that old. :) And back then the show was ALL about gardening.
In the last few years it has taken quite a different direction. Less
gardening and a lot of other stuff that I don't watch a gardening
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Me too. I stopped watching it when the guy with the goofy laugh took over.
HE WAS HORRIBLE.
While I like shows that are tours of private or public gardens, the only
show I've seen recently (that might even go back a year or more) that is
truly a gardening show is Gardening By the Yard. And he cheers me up most
The old guy before Crockett was not too media wise but he seemed to
have useful info. Perhaps I was a newbie but conveying wisdom in such
a manner was like talking with extended family. Worth watching him too
bad I was out trying to extend my gene line at the time.
I'd like to see these PBS shows on DVD but alas I must settle for "Hot
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I mentioned the Victory Garden book to one of my neighbors recently. She
said "But that book's so old".
tap tap tap.....
Similar: My son told me that a girl in his dorm ordered some clothing for
herself from LLBean or some place like that. Several kids were chillaxin' in
the lounge with her when she opened the package. She had ordered gift
wrapping for the item. She said she wanted it to be a surprise.
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Michigan - two old rosarians with all sorts of interesting info. Loved
watching it - never for one second did I believe they did all the work -
like burying the canes for the winter.
BTW - I googled Hot Fuzz. Another case of the BBC exporting their worst bits
of TV and the US lapping it up?
Before Crockett? He was the first. Bob Thompson took over for him
when he got sick - he died at 65 :o( Jim was a big chemical advocate
at first, but he learned and changed in his latter years. Bob he
died of Alzheimer's, which cut his career short. More info here
Ann, gardening in Zone 6a
South of Boston, Massachusetts
Gardening By The Yard is a show that I record every week (just the new
episodes). For those of you that don't know GBTY is on HGTV and the new
programs are on Saturday at noon (EDT) and they show some of the older
episodes on Sunday.
This reminded me of another interesting cooking show. It's called Cookin' In
Brooklyn (Discovery Home channel).
Laid back, down to earth host...episodes frequently combine gathering
produce from local gardens...and then it's into the kitchen.
The host comes off like the anti-Todd English.
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