1. Max’s Greener Places, Naperville, Il

    March 30, 2014 by MAX
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    Species used to dry, harsh conditions such as geranium, nepetas, and dropseed (native grass), also good for pollinators!

    Give us a call or an email soon to discuss your landscaping needs for this year. A new patio, a shade garden, or a native landscapes – we can help! Call us @ 630 209 3005 or email @ hortus1@aol.com. We are avail. for consultation, arborist advice, and design ideas!

     


  2. Witch-hazel ‘Jelena’ (Hammemalis med.), unusual, very early to bloom, so interesting!

    March 9, 2014 by MAX
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    The earliest of any blooming plant in this West Chicago garden. Click on pic to  enlarge.

    A very cool plant- you will not find any other witch-hazel or other species of plant that blooms earlier, none! Fragrant too. And the bonus is that fabulous red/burgundy fall color!  Vase shaped habit, likes a bit of shade, growing to 8′ x 8′. One of Ed’s favorites!

     

     


  3. Garden Structures (functional or not) can lend to the scenery and enhance the landscape.

    January 7, 2014 by MAX

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    Functional as well as handsome. Made from native materials found on site.

    Structures in the garden can add interest and aid in drawing the eye to a part of the garden that might otherwise go unnoticed. Here we have a naturalistic wooden bridge- functional too, spanning a wetland and  made from materials found on sight: limbs &  lg logs from rot-resistant species such as Black Locust (Robinia), Walnut, and Oak. Not only do bridges, sheds, or scultpures add color and folly, but also give the landscapes an additional line of sight and can help pull it all together!

     


  4. Landscape design for 2014- now is the time to plan for spring,so give us a shout!

    December 12, 2013 by MAX

    We’d be happy to meet and  discus your landscape need: be it a new patio or a paver/brick driveway, garden walls, a new shade garden, or maybe an updated garden.  We also do consultation, and offer professional arborist advice. Click on photo.

    Shade gardens, Naperville Il, woodland gardens

    We incorporated sedges, grasses, lg. hostas, perennials, hydrangeas and more to this semi-shaded area. We first pulled many invasive shrubs such as buckthorn and honeysuckle


  5. 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.

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