Liisa Plitz was born a gardener and has practiced horticulture throughout her life, with experience stretching from the Caribbean to Ontario. She has called Deep River home for the past three years; however her ties to the Ottawa Valley reach back a generation, to the 1960's. Her Papa, Ty Pesola, worked in Rolphton for Ontario Hydro and lived in Deep River with his young family for 6 years before moving to Pickering.

Liisa finds her inspiration for design in the art and cultures of the world and loves working with nature to create a living art piece. Her company, Panache Garden Design and Installation, has been a long time dream and she has focused her education and endeavours towards this goal.

Liisa successfully completed her Business diploma at Pembroke Algonquin College in December of 2009 and the My Summer Company (a Federal Government Program) in August 2009. She is devoted to the growth and success of her business and enjoys serving those who love the beauty and the function of their outdoor spaces.