Photo by Balance Photography

“I guess you could say I am a flower spy. I like to plant myself in nature, scouting and identifying native plants, foraging them whenever possible, taking my finds home to see how I can use them in my designs.”                 

From the wild viburnum berries and maidenhair fern she finds in the forests and urban alleys of the East Coast, to the dried cholla cactus and yucca pods she discovers in arroyos and mountains of the Southwest, Carole A. Langrall is a forager at heart who finds beauty everywhere she goes. Her floral design studio, A Garden of Earthly Delights, is a place where nature in its purest form gets paired with beautiful, locally grown flowers to create striking designs that have attracted much attention from her clients and the media for over 20 years.

Carole opened her first studio in Baltimore, MD in 1996 after working for several South American flower farms. She moved out west in 2010 and opened another studio in Santa Fe, NM. Both locations offer floral event services in addition to floral design instruction and destination events. She is a Master Gardener in both states and the Head Coordinator for the Charm City Farm and Garden Tour, a tour that showcases the growing urban agriculture and community garden movement in Baltimore City.  She writes a monthly column, “Santa Fe in Bloom” for The Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper which showcases Southwest native plants and the people who are inspired by them. Please visit her blog about the people, places and plants that are redefining our definition of beauty: Neglected Beauty