founder and lead designer
“I remember my Father taking us out on drawing excursions where I learned the art of observation and aesthetics at a very early age in the hills of Southeastern Ohio. The outdoors played, and continues to play, an integral part in my floral designs and nature is where most of my inspiration is gathered.”
Caroline Waller, founder and lead designer at Passiflora, lives and creates in the gateway to Appalachia, where her work celebrates the area’s abundant natural beauty. Born and raised in Ohio, Caroline has traveled and lived around the world, studying fine art, horticulture, and floral design. After fifteen years away, she finally returned to her hometown of Marietta, where she now works, plays, and raises a family.
Passiflora was born in 2011, when a friend asked Caroline to help out with flowers for a wedding. “It was the most natural thing I’ve ever done,” she says. “It combined my love of plants with my love of sculpture and visual art. It truly was the perfect marriage.”
Through Passiflora, Caroline immerses herself deeply in the art of flowers, taking joy in continuously stretching her talent and creative vision. Her designs let the natural beauty of the flowers speak for themselves. Whenever possible, Caroline uses locally grown flowers, including those from her home cutting garden and seasonal wildflowers she gathers from her family’s property on a ridge overlooking the Ohio River.
Caroline’s love for people equals her love for flowers. “Flowers are my passion, but bringing joy to my clients through flowers feeds my soul.” Passiflora’s team of designers adds a host of skills to the table, from large-scale event production management to creating arrangements and bouquets that reflect the personality of the client and embody the essence of the season. She designs locally and regionally, but has also designed for weddings in Vermont, New York, Wyoming, North Carolina, and Canada.