1. Japanese maples extend colors into late fall here in the West Chicago landscapes of Ed Max

    December 5, 2016 by MAX
    West Chicago landdscaping, native woodlands, landscaping with trees and shrubs. Landscapes by Edward Max of West Chicago

    Here on our wooded landscape, nothing comes close in intensity than autumnal foliage change of the Japanese maples. Providing that continuation of color in the landscapes here in West Chicago & Winfield region, and in your own landscapes. The small maple (Acer ) group are easy to grow, prefer deep rich soils and some protection from hot mid-day suns.

     

     


  2. White Lady’s Slipper Orchid (Cypripedium can.)

    May 22, 2015 by MAX

    Another good year for these rare (threatened status in Ill.) orchids. I’ve had the uncommon chance to witness two large stands of these beauties in Dupage Co, and two days apart in two diff. areas!
    Fond of fens, and calcareous soils, these native orchids were once plentiful. Now, with few remnant prairies, we need to do all we can to protect their health through habitat quality, such as burning, and keeping invasive species at bay. Slow to reproduce, they also tend to get browsed by hungry deer.

    landscape design by ed max, maxlandscape.com,

    Wheaton native habitats, and landscapes, natural landscapes of the West Chicago area.


    Native landscapes of the western suburbs of Chicago are at your fingertips! Do not dig wild orchids. They can be bought from reputable on-line sources.
    Call us for landscape design services or for a quote to renovate your existing landscpaes and woodlands.


  3. A new landscape for a historic Wheaton, Il. Jarvis Hunt home

    March 18, 2014 by MAX
    A vintage landscape for a vintage Wheaton home!

     

    Left: mid 90’s landscapes

     

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    landscapes of wheaotn, il, maxlandscape.com   Then the fires of 2011.

    Wheaton Il landscape company, maxlandscape.com

    Landscape renovations underway: we pull all the old landscape, several invasive  Norway maple are culled to allow more light. We also rebuilt the old flagstone wall with ‘found’ stone- buried by years of organic debris.

     

    Wheaton landscaping services

    Another view from the west. This landscape should compliment this grand dame with several redbuds with their pink blossom in spring, plus serviceberry, white pine for cover and winter green, sumac, dwf. coral roses, Everlow yew, azalea, and more…

     

     

     


  4. Vintage landscapes, native stone, Oak Park, Il

    March 11, 2014 by MAX
    oak park landscapers, maxlandscape.com

    Utilized many of the existing plants to renovate this charming old home


  5. Unique landscapes & garden designs that include native species, heirlooms

    March 10, 2014 by MAX

    native landscapes, maxlandscape.com

    Native white oak, sumac, switch grasses, sedges, plus geranium and nepetas  as seen in this sun-drenched, dry xeriscape.  Even the stone is local!

    native landscsapes, designs by max's greener places