What does a master gardener do?With years of gardening experience, a master gardener is able to give guidance to other gardeners. I also work creatively, which enables the garden to grow and develop.I had to invent the title because we have a head gardener who deals more with the people and politics of running a public garden, and that was at times confusing for the people around us. I chose the title to encourage other gardeners to master their skills. For example, I'd hope that our man working on irrigation would become master of waterworks.story_article_left1How does your background in fine arts make you a better gardener?In creating a garden, I am composing a lively canvas where I am comfortable to play with colour, form, space, time - both historic and in the future.Similar to painting, I draw references from my personal or our collective memories to make an emotional statement. I also understand the impact we have on our environment and how, on many different levels, our envir...

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