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Master Gardener Shares his Passion for Plants

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The 20th Annual Garden Walk is coming up and we found one man that is going above and beyond with his floral masterpiece.

Alicia Ewen and photojournalist Tom Palanuk visit the blooming back yard of a Bismarck man with a passion for plants.

"I love it, it's his passion, he loves it."

In the middle of bustling Bismarck, sits a personal paradise.

All created by one man.

"I don't do anything. I just sit on the deck and say those are pretty, this is pretty," says Linda Christman.

Bob Christman is a man with one very big green thumb.

"When I got the big project which is about the south hhalfof the yard, people would be driving by and one of the workers said gosh if we dont have an accident here I'll be very surprised," he says.

His backyard is one of the stops on Theo Art School's 20th Annual Garden Walk, and for good reason.

"They used to say I have more plants per square foot in my yard than any garden in Bismarck," says Bob.

Christman grew up in a southern North Dakota farm where the ground made even a simple garden nearly impossible.

"We didn't have time for a flower bed or the luxury of flowers," says Bob.

All that changed 14 years ago when they moved.

"When we moved in here it was all gravel and there was nothing here just really hard bed rock," says Linda.

With some fresh soil, seeds, and a lot of tender loving care, Christman was able to turn this into this. 

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