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Lisa was a childhood friend of then,

"Buddy" LeFevre when she would come visit

grandparents Hub and Mary Higby

who lived across the street from Bud.


 She grew up in Iowa.  In 1987 she graduated

with a degree in Painting and Computer Graphics

from Marycrest University in Davenport, IA.


   In the 90's, she worked in the fields of art, 

educational technology,

and horticulture, in Milwaukee, WI.


 In 2000, she found her self back in Sterling, IL,

to care for her grandmother, Mary, upon which

she became reacquainted with Bud.


  She joined Distinctive Gardens in 2001

bringing with her a background in art,

computer technology, horticulture and business.


 She continues to operate her studio while running

Distinctive Gardens with Bud.


In 2012 she was awarded the YWCA of the

Sauk Valley "Pearl Woods" award for achievement

in industry and private business

for her work in the community

in bringing culture and small businesses together through

Second Saturdays Art Happenings and Sauk Valley Shop Small.



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 Distinctive Gardens

2020 Lowell Park Road

Dixon, IL




by appointment  

Mon - Sat 9-6   Sun 11-3  

by appointment  

mid NOV - DEC  
Mon - Sat 9-6   Sun 11-3  



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