Melisa Saraceni is obsessed with plants, animals and comedy. Born and raised in Malden, Massachusetts, she graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art with a b.f.a in fashion design. After ten years in New York City as a womenswear designer interspersed with working at garden centers, she packed up her critters and favorite houseplants and moved to Los Angeles, where she fell in love with the California landscape. So much so that she changed her life to revolve around plants. She lives in Los Feliz with her life mate and two dogs. You may see her carrying around fallen branches, bark and other horticultural cast-offs like a total weirdo. She writes personal biographies in the third person to trick you into thinking someone else wrote it. 

Photo credit: Megan Papageorge of Sweet Peach Planning.