1. An increasingly rare wildflower seen in this native wildflower garden in Oak Park Il, (pic by landscape designer and naturalist Ed Max @ maxlandscape.com

    December 22, 2015 by MAX
    OaBrook Il landscaping beds full of natibe species and woodland perennials.

    Close relative of the colorful Bleeding Heart, but native and becoming rarer in our increasingly degraded ecosystems of the Chicago region. Rare plants are a passion of Ed Max, and restoring their habitats is Ed’s mission as well as his landscape company.

    Plant in spring in a rich soil, in full shade or part sun.  All Spring Ephemerals such as this dicentra tend to appear early, and vanish just as quickly. With luck, proper soils, and moisture- you will get this cool wildflower to reproduce and naturalize, as it has done here in this Oak Park, Il. landscape  (designed by Ed Max of Max’s Greener Places).

    Contact us now to plan your wildflower garden. Good for you and the pollinators!!!!

     

     


  2. Seasonal clean ups from Max’s Greener Places, West Chicago, Winfield, Wheaton

    December 6, 2013 by MAX

     

    Fall or winter clean ups, including trimming of beds, and lawn clean up have been happening for some time,slowly- but what a tough fall it has been! If you are still in need, or want to schedule a spring clean up, or a consultation on winter corrective pruning of trees and shrubs- do email or call soon to schedule. We can set up now so we are ready when the time is right. We prefer to use the ground leaf mulch to insulate the beds, and the tender plants such as roses. Keeping the free gift – your leaves  (ground, organic leaf mulch) on site makes sense: good for the earth, good for the earthworms, good for the roots of your plantings, and it’s saving you the cost of hauling it away!                   Next year- keep it on site. CLICK on any pic to enlarge.

    Landscape maintenance, lawn care, fall clean up, West Chicago, Il,

    What a mess!  Fall clean up time, winter is a good time to asses,  prune, plan for spring.