1. Spring ephemerals in bloom (Glen Ellyn Il): Dutchman’s Breeches (Dicentra), good for the woodland landscape

    April 20, 2014 by MAX
    A native of delicate beauty, and a bit rare these days in the landscapes and open spaces of the Chicagoland area. A relative of bleeding heart (a perennial non-native)
    Shade gardens, landscapes of glen ellyn, il

    A native of delicate beauty, and a bit rare these days in the landscapes and open spaces of the Chicagoland area. A relative of bleeding heart (a perennial non-native)

     


  2. Naperville Landscapes: restorations

    April 15, 2014 by MAX
    replacement steps with limestone

    replaced wooden steps with limestone blocks, patio installed with ‘ Brussels Blocks’ and garden walls made of flagstone

     


  3. What’s in bloom: April ephemerals (Bloodroot) in West Chicago Il

    April 11, 2014 by MAX

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Once thought to have medicinal properties, quite toxic.

     

    Many parts of this fleeting beauty are toxic. The root exudes a red-orange juice, once used for dyes, and the plant was used for many medicinal applications. There is on-going  research as to it’s possible benefits. Once pollinated – all gone, sometimes in as little as a few days. Great attractant for early pollinators!


  4. Natural landscapes in Downers Grove Il and the suburban gardens come alive:

    April 7, 2014 by MAX
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    Species crocus bloom quite early, and spread nicely (Oak Brook IL)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Species crocus, spring native wildflowers, daffodils, and aconites: all coming into bloom soon. The snows have finally gone, though there are STILL many areas here that are still frozen, but the bulbs have popped anyway!. The aconites have peaked by now, and the snowdrops are 6″ tall. Daffodils are up but need a warm day to pop. Soon!!!!

    Helebores are unfurling:

    Helebores, also called 'Lenten Rose', right on schedule!

    Helebores, also called ‘Lenten Rose’, right on schedule!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


  5. What’s in bloom in a Wheaton Il landscape: An early naturalizer worth knowing

    April 3, 2014 by MAX
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    A Wheaton Il shot of a non native but lovely bulb called an aconite.

    And it is called Aconite. Winter aconite to some. Spreads in the wooded garden, very early to emerge, usually in bloom by mid March.

     


  6. Naperville Il landscape design, Landscaping in Naperville, Il.

    by MAX

    Landscaper in Naperville, Il, maxlandscape.com, Ed Max, Paver walkways, brick patios

    We have an extensive clientele in Naperville and  the surrounding area. Call us or email to see our references and to see examples of our work go to   Maxlandscape.com

     


  7. Landscape design Geneva Il, stone and pavers Geneva Il

    April 1, 2014 by MAX
    geneva il landscaping,

    Patios and fireplace added to this backyard outdoor living, Geneva il, and Glen Ellyn, Il

    maxlandscape paver patios, max's greener places patios