Scott Daigre, AKA “Mr.Tomatomania", is a Louisiana native who comes from a long line of gardeners. Scott’s passion was “seeded” in his family garden so it truly wasn't surprising that he made a career shift from marketing executive to the garden industry in the early 1990s. It was at Hortus (a trend-setting nursery in Pasadena) that his career path intersected with TOMATOMANIA.
After branching out into garden design in Los Angeles, Scott planted “roots” in Ojai, which is now home to Tomatomania and his company, Powerplant Garden Design. When not planning seedling sales he creates beautiful gardens from Palm Springs to Santa Barbara. In addition to being a certified Tomatomaniac, he is a published author, garden educator, and is a frequent guest on radio and TV programs across the country. A speaking engagement at the Philadelphia Flower Show in March 2013 will be one of the highlights of his spring schedule.
Scott will tell us all about growing perfect tomatoes in your home garden and more about Tomatomania, the world’s largest (and most fun) tomato seedling sale.
His book “Tomatomania! Your Guide to Perfect Home Grown Tomatoes” is also available for sale; it is an easy to use resource with essential information, answers to frequently asked questions, and tomato-growing lessons he has learned along the way.
Garden Club Meeting Information:
** February 8th ~ "Annual Silent Auction of Container Gardens." Many styles and themes presented, wide variety of plants! Come to view and bid on wonderful live containers created by creative garden club members. Viewing & bidding begin at 9:30am on Friday February 8th at the regular monthly meeting.
For club members and guests the meeting begins at 9:30am with a social half-hour, followed by a half hour business meeting. Scott Daigre’s presentation will begin at approximately 10:30am. There is no admission charge for first-time guests. All presentation handouts will be available on our website for you to view/print prior to the meeting, www.lagunabeachgardenclub.org.
Before or after the meeting and presentation, please browse the outdoor 'Garden Boutique,’ where donated garden-related items can be purchased at "dirt-cheap" prices.
Please note the location of monthly meetings: Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church, Tankersley Hall, 415 Forest Avenue at 2nd Street in downtown Laguna Beach.
For more information on the garden club, see the club's website at www.lagunabeachgardenclub.org