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Dan's Garden: The Kleinjan's Yard

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 If you have a yard you can see the effect that trees can have.

Today on the traveling garden show we have a special treat. We're in the backyard of Colleen and Jasper Kleinjan. It is a beautiful and unbelievable yard, like a park. And Colleen use to let me steal, I mean pick and eat some of her raspberries here years ago. 

"That is true," says Bismarck resident Colleen.

Now you plant a tree almost every year and the first tree you planted was a burr oak about 25 years ago right?

"That is right. I planted the burr oak on my fiftieth year," she says.

And we're standing next to maybe my favorite tree in the back yard a zinco biloba. It's got a bird nest in it, and a bird just flew out. I love that tree. But also, you've got quacking aspen, which is a peaceful sounding tree, and this row of Japanese tree lilacs. What do you call those?

"I call those my lollypop trees," says Collen.

And they're beautiful. They're not flowering right now, but they're nice. You've got honey lotus, and you've got hackberry too. You've also got little leaf lindens, a mountain ash and of course we just planted a?

"We planted a beautiful autumn blaze, red maple."

It turns red in the fall. So it's a yard, great collection of plants, and next week we have another treat in the back yard from Colleen and Jasper's place, and until then, stay tuned, good gardening.

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