did anybody catch today's Victory Garden? I just missed it (just caught
the "comedy" about stealing an orange). I thought it was supposed to be
about greenhouses (the website http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/victorygarden/ has a
transcript on terrariums, though ... is that what aired?). I'm wondering
if anything useful was said, or if it was just a 'come buy this neat
Thanks for the info, Ann. I don't really like either of them, Michael
Weishan (host) or the English dude (they guy that gets all the new electro
gizmos). They're like two kids in a candy store ... a little too
enthusiastic and not serious enough. And, just once I'd like to see
Weishan in the cooking segment say, "man that's worst **** I've ever
tasted" Kip Vickers seems to have the greenest thumb on the show, but he
seems a little too serious and not enthusiatic enough to get a lot of
people to watch.
On 1/17/04 10:34 PM, in article 39nOb.2936$ firstname.lastname@example.org,
Remember the hosta segment - I know him from the New England daylily group.
He said that MW is first class jerk and the crew had no clue.
I've met Kip once or twice. Nice guy, but way too serious.
I've come to miss Maid Marion's cooking segments; I like the idea of the
visiting chefs but keep MW off the set.
Do you have Marian Morash's "The Victory Garden Cookbook"? It's a
wonderful reference for veg cooking ('though not vegetarian) with
lotsa color pictures and both basic hints&tips and good recipes. First
published in '82, but not out of fashion today.
It's for people who live their lives by proxy though the likes of Martha
Stewart and Emeril. The viewers don't actually sew, cook or garden, they
just like to look. So, in that respect, these shows don't have to reflect a
specific person's lifestyle nor do they have to impart facts or be accurate.
You can watch it and fantasize about how nice it would be to have tea in
your restored Victorian Lord and Bernham greenhouse. If the plants don't
grow in your zone or the recipe is faulty, it doesn't matter. It's sad but
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