1. Oakbrook Landscape Projects: patio and water feature (pondless) phases seen below

    December 5, 2013 by MAX
    A water feature has all the effects of a pond, but without the open water. Attracts wildlife as well.


    Oakbrook landscaping pond, patios, stone walks

    Will need a year or two to fill in. Using low grow native dropseed grasses, juniper, geranium, thyme, Asters


    Oakbrook, Downers Grove Il, landscapes

    Natural stone added to this waterfall, pondless water featrure. Sedges (Carex) are a good choice, esp. if the area is moist.







  2. stone creations by max’s greener places, west chicago, il

    November 22, 2013 by MAX

    let’s plan on your new landscaping and stonework now for the 2014 season!

    Boxwood hedges add formality

    Pink roses, formal boxwood hedge, paver walkways, west Chicago il

  3. Whats in bloom: Native Downy Sunflower (Helianthus moll.)

    August 27, 2013 by MAX

    This late season prairie plant has downy grey-green foliage, and tends to colonize over time. Bloom time is late summer, and is a major draw for pollinators. A good plant all around, esp. in the back of the garden, or in the natural landscapes as seen here in West Chicago, Il.