A. Kane is a writer, editor, and photographer. He was a cofounder and Editor
of Fine Gardening magazine, founder and Editor of Garden Gate magazine,
and Executive Garden Editor of Better Homes and Gardens magazine, where
he designed and built the BH&G Test Garden, a source of firsthand
information about plants and ideas.
Mark has visited and photographed hundreds of gardens, private and public,
and written about many of them. His photographs have appeared in Organic
Gardening, Fine Gardening, Garden Gate, Better Homes and Gardens, Pacific
Horticulture, Taunton Books, and Time-Life books. He has won the Photography
Award of the Garden Writer's Association and the magazine award of the
Magazine Publishers Association.
Mark has written one book, The Beckoning Path, edited others, and contributed
to the Taylor's Guides to Gardening. He was a pioneer of garden content
on the Net, and his net writing was noted by Sunset magazine with this
introduction, "Shades of Katharine White!" Mark also gives
garden talks. His most recent, "There is No Such Thing as a Zen
Garden," was sponsored by Strybing Arboretum.
Mark sells garden photographs for publication, does photography by assignment,
and makes art prints of garden subjects, which he sells through the
Net. He also teaches garden photography, mainly at major botanic gardens
such as Strybing, Longwood, Chicago, and New York.
Mark lives in Des Moines, where he designs gardens and is gradually
transforming his Jekyll-like garden into a Japanesque evocation of the
Iowa prairie. He says, "Come back in five years."
Mark A. Kane's visit with Harland Hand
Mark A. Kane
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