Garden America is a leader in the garden advice industry, sharing scientific breakthroughs and new gardening ideas. As Southern California's #1 source of gardening for over 15 years, the now-national Garden America program is your source for the most current and relevant gardening information and products provided by expert purveyors of wonder. The radio show is hosted by Bryan Main, John Bagnasco & Sharon Asakawa.
Bryan Main, co-host of Garden Life, is a San Diego native, who has worked in the radio & television industry for nearly 40 years. After attending Northern Arizona University on an Ice Hockey Scholarship, Bryan began his work as a DJ for KAFF & KFGL radio in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Bryan then moved back to San Diego and went to work as a radio personality & Production Director for stations KSON & KYXY.
Currently, he is the Production Coordinator for Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, San Diego, overseeing the day-to- day Production operation of seven radio stations. In addition, Bryan is the Public Address Announcer for the San Diego State University Aztec football and basketball teams. Previously, he was the public address announcer for the Holiday Bowl & Poinsettia Bowl Football games.
Voice overs and production for local commercial radio and television networks take up most of his time during the week.
John Bagnasco is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in horticultural marketing. He has been in the gardening industry for over 35 years starting at Frank’s Nursery and Crafts in Detroit where he was a buyer and asst. Director of Marketing. After publishing his first book in 1976, Plants for the Home Vol. I, he moved to California and took a position as buyer and regional manager for the Nurseryland division of Sunbelt Nursery Group. Bagnasco then became the head buyer for Armstrong Garden Centers based in Glendora, CA.
He had a 10-year part-time affiliation with Creative Promotions before joining them full-time in Oct. 2000 as senior editor and radio personality for Garden Compass. Bagnasco has also taught horticulture classes at Palomar College and San Diego State University. He is the host of the DVD, The Essential Guide to Roses, which also features Bryan Main and Bruce and Sharon Asakawa.
As an amateur rose breeder, John has now introduced about a dozen varieties to the marketplace. He is responsible for the Little Rascal series that now includes, Spanky, Darla, Alfalfa and Buckwheat. A special interest in polyantha roses has led to his creation of Marshmallow Fluff, Cotton Candy, Tooth Fairy and Gwen Cleary.
Tiger Palafox has grown up with a trowel in one hand and a hose in the other. From the age of 5 he has been running around his family's nursery, Mission Hills Nursery, in San Diego. He has always had a passion for outdoors: hiking, swimming, surfing, snowboarding and of course gardening. Tiger has been on gardening shows for HGTV, TLC and other networks. He host and produces a local television segment named ECO Revolution that focuses on "Green" products, events, people or businesses. Tiger specializes in irrigation systems and creating edible landscapes. Growing up in San Diego he developed a passion for fruit trees and edible plants. He enjoys passing his knowledge to his daughter and son, hoping one day they will have the same love for being outside and enjoying their yard. Tiger is always looking for the fun new plants and products that drive our industry and keep gardening fresh.