Larissa Runkle - Contributing Editor at Petal Republic

Background & Experience:

Larissa is a writer, gardener, and herbalist living in the San Juan mountains of Colorado. Her writing has been widely published in lifestyle publications all over the country, and she’s also the creator of the weekly newsletter @rootedintribe.

Larissa’s Role at Petal Republic:

As a senior contributing editor, Larissa brings a breadth of personal experience across gardening, horticulture, herbalism, and botanical subject areas. She writes extensively for Petal Republic on topics spanning gardening, plant care, and flower types, as well as producing in-depth, hands-on reviews of popular plant and flower delivery services.


Larissa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University, as well as formal writing qualifications from Michigan State University and Lesley University.

In addition, Larissa has trained at the Chesnut School of Herbal Medicine and the School of the Sacred Wild.

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Larissa’s been featured in numerous media and press publications to date, including,, and

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About Petal Republic

Petal Republic ® is a floristry, plant, and lifestyle city resource curated by a passionate team of horticulturists, floral & plant enthusiasts, budding designers, and intrepid urban gardeners. We’re committed to showcasing the best in floral and plant design, sharing our experience and recommendations on the best flowers and greenery for every occasion, season, and living environment, and spreading our love of the enchanting world of flowers and plants. Learn more about us and our editorial process, and our fundamental commitment to providing trustworthy content about flowers, plants, floristry, and floral occasions, produced by experts.