Melissa loves being a part of the HGTV Gardens family. Having lived along the coast of Southern California and on Cape Cod, Melissa has over 20 years experience gardening with annuals, perennials, and vegetables. She loves creating crafts inspired by nature. Melissa shares her adventures in backyard chickens, beekeeping, crafting, gardening and cooking on her blog, Tilly's Nest. When she is not spending time in the garden you can find her at the beach with her husband and two young children.