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Mark Turner

Owner, Turner Photographics and co-author, Trees and Shrubs of the Pacific Northwest

Mark Turner is the owner of Turner Photographics, LLC and has been a professional photographer since 1993, specializing in gardens and native plants for books, magazines, and commercial clients. He also creates lifestyle portraits for northwest families. He is the co-author of Trees and Shrubs of the Pacific Northwest (Timber Press, 2014). He is also the photographer and co-author of Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest (Timber Press, 2006) and Bellingham Impressions (Far Country Press, 2007), and the smartphone app, Washington Wildflowers. His work has been published in Sunset, Garden Design, Birds & Blooms, American Gardener, Horticulture, This Old House, Organic Gardening and other magazines and in books from Timber Press, Sunset Books, Cool Springs Press, Rodale, Meredith, and Lone Pine publishers. He is past president of the Koma Kulshan chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society, a member of Garden Writers of America, and Professional Photographers of America. He has an M.A. in Telecommunications from Kent State University and a B.S. in Audio-visual Communications from Rochester Institute of Technology. Mark has taught photography classes at Siskiyou Field Institute, North Cascades Institute, Whatcom Community College, and other northwest locations.


37 Native Gems for Northwest Gardens

More than 5,000 species of plants are native to the Pacific Northwest, from delicate annuals to towering conifers. Learn about a few showy and garden-worthy selections for both spotlight and problem areas of your garden. Virtually any garden conditions —wet shade, dry shade, sun-baked west-facing slope—or garden design needs—attractive front entry, prickly barrier, or wildlife garden—there are native plants to solve your problems! Stunning photography will show you how these natives might fit into your personal landscape.

Friday, Feb 9 at 10:30 am / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow