John Bagnasco has been a part of the gardening industry for over 54 years, starting with a
degree in Horticultural Marketing from Michigan State University. In 2000, John became a senior
editor for Garden Compass Magazine and a garden show radio host. He is currently the
president of Garden America, a nationally syndicated radio show. John is also an amateur
rose breeder and is responsible for introducing over a dozen new roses. He 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.”

John has written two books on succulents: Planting Designs for Cactus and
Succulents and Success with Succulents. He is the current President of the California Coastal
Rose Society (CCRS) and Chairman of the Save the Roses! foundation. 2022 was the twenty-
second year for the Annual ‘Save the Roses!’ Auction. The organization is now working with
concerned rosarians and public gardens to preserve the genetics of the rare and unusual rose
varieties through an effort to return them to home gardens.

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