1. A woodland garden comes into bloom

    April 30, 2017 by MAX

     

     

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    Shade gardens and wooded landscape renovations. Adding in azaleas, redbud, native perennials, and hydrangeas.

     

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  2. A Naperville perennial border- giving the landscape that extra ‘pop’

    March 12, 2014 by MAX
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    Landscape borders help give an ordinary landscape more depth and much more color. Repetition is the key here.

     

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    Seasonal landscaping and bed care available  from Max’s Greener Places and @ maxlandscape.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


  3. Native Bloodroot – soon to appear

    by MAX

    We can’t wait for this snow to melt. One reason, is that when the soils are exposed to the sun in a woodland garden, Bloodroot, and many other very early spring ephemerals emerge-and quickly, before the trees leaf out. We here at Max’s Greener Places and maxlandscape.com try to incorporate native species into the landscape where at all possible. Reasons are: beneficial for all poliinators (many of which are on the decline), no need for additional water once established, and for their incredible beauty!

    Bloodroot  (Sanguniaria can).red juice from the root. Was utilized by native Americans in many ways.

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    A native of our northern hardwoods and used in our landscape designs at maxlandscape.com , seen in Glen Ellyn, Wheaton shade gardens