In 1967, Liz and her world renowned rheumatologist husband, Ralph, bought a house at the bottom of a very steep, barren hill. Necessity forced them into education;
Liz began studying horticulture at the Barnes Foundation and together they began collecting specimen plants. As the years passed and the terraced hill developed into an award winning garden, Liz and Ralph began the search for appropriate ornaments to incorporate in the garden design. As they traveled the world for Ralph’s lectures, they began to accumulate unique artifacts from many countries and cultures. In 1979 with encouragement from family and friends, Liz founded Garden Accents!
Liz now writes articles and lectures to universities, The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and garden clubs around the country on garden design and the use of garden ornaments. Her pieces have enhanced many award winning exhibits at the prestigious Philadelphia Flower Show as well as the Vassar Design House and other local events. In 1996, Garden Accents won the blue ribbon for their first commercial booth at the Philadelphia Flower Show and again received a First Prize in 1999 and 2000. Philadelphia Magazine rated Garden Accents “Best of Philly” in 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2006. Besides gardening, Liz enjoys antiques, folk art, tennis, paddle tennis, traveling, reading and her three wonderful grandchildren. Don’t get her started on that!