1. What’s in bloom: Fall is the time for Aconitum (Monkshood)

    October 30, 2013 by MAX

    A very weird time to bloom, and yet….there in the last gasp of the woodland beds lies this sprawling curiousity:

    maxlandscape.com, wheaton il landscape gardens

    All parts are deadly. Striking blue flowers in late fall. Seems resistant to frost and cold, to 25 f.
    Woodland perennial favorite, for late season color-¬†grows to 3′, sprawls- add to the background in¬†shade gardens, woodland and perennial beds.

  2. Late October fall colors: Asst’d maples

    by MAX
    Acer for shade gardens, maxlandscape.com

    Fall colors on the slow growing but interesting
    Paperbark maple (Acer gris.)


    Green lacy foliage in summer, turning a to a stunning fireball in fall. Weeping habit too.

    Foliage such as witch-hazels, Japanese maples, and paperbark maples for fall color in the landscape, Winfield /Wheaton, Geneva Il gardens, shade gardens , naturalistic gardens,