With a career spanning over 20 years in the flower industry, including international wholesale and retail sales, Carole Aine Langrall creates floral works of art that emphasize a special partnership between Mother Earth and her clients.
Carole’s reputation for scouting out unusual botanical elements including wild, native plants from to the forest to the desert earned her the nickname “Flower Spy” from her industry. She has a deep love and respect for the environment which is the root of her signature style. She is a major supporter of local and U.S. flower farms, always ‘shopping’ in her backyard first before importing flowers from other countries.
In addition to designing, Carole has initiated several beautification projects, organizing the first of its kind in Catonsville, Maryland, in 2009, which received regional media coverage. She continued working with the Catonsville Chamber of Commerce as a consultant & designer, overseeing the planting a larger public garden in 2010. She is currently working on “Beautification on the Avenue, Hon,” a community garden project in Baltimore City set for spring, 2018.
Carole moved to Santa Fe, NM from 2010-2016 to learn about the plants of the Southwest region and became a Master Gardener, working on several beautification and community projects while writing about her favorite subject (flowers!) in the Santa Fe Master Gardener’s newsletter. She now includes xeriscaping & plantscaping on her resume and her work has appeared in exclusive Santa Fe venues including The Four Seasons, Rancho Encantado; Musuem Hill Cafe; The Inn and Spa at Loretto and the The Santa Fe Botanical Garden. Her monthly column in the Santa Fe New Mexican, “Santa Fe in Bloom,” highlights the native plants & gardens of northern New Mexico which she has written since 2012.
She has been a contributing writer for several national art, design and environmental publications and her design work has been featured in a variety of media outlets including Trend’s Ecosource, Baltimore Style Magazine, Baltimore Magazine, WBAL-TV 11, WBFF-TV (Fox) 45 and more. Her passion as a floral industry expert has garnered the attention of botanical gardens, garden clubs, art galleries and museums throughout MD and NM. She is available for speaking engagements and floral design classes in both Baltimore and Santa Fe as well, she provides services for destination weddings, photo shoots and special events.