1. Custom Landscape designs in the Glen Ellyn and Wheaton Il areas: a classic landscape renovation for year-round interest and color….

    March 5, 2020 by MAX
    traditional and historic landscapes of Wheaton, Il., custom designs by ed max
    Vintage and historic landscaping in Wheaton Il, and Glen Ellyn,

    It’s time to dust off those landscape plans, or start anew with new garden designs. Contact us soon for ideas on new outdoor living spaces, shade gardens , cottage gardens or a complete vintage landscape renovation- like see here in Wheaton Il on a famous Jarvis Hunt home. We used native plantings where possible plus many popular heirloom varieties from the early 1900’s when this classic home was built.

    Cottage gardens of Wheaton, Wheaton landscape design
    Historic home in Wheaton, Il., Vintage landscapes are now 5 yrs old, designed by Ed Max, Wheaton and West Chicago landscape designer

    Contact us today at hortusmax@gmail.com for a consultation.


  2. Bluebells: a naturalizing beauty for any woodland or shade garden setting (seen here in a Wheaton, Il. landscape)

    May 2, 2017 by MAX

    native and natural landscapes, shade gardens of Wheaton

    Bluebells a bloomin!
    Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia) in bloom in Wheaton, Il. mid April. Quite a show. Mertensias  naturalize well, come up all over, then quickly vanish.

    Also a bumblebee magnet. Important and early species, provides important nectar for pollinators. Even competes well with invasive species such as garlic mustard!

    Bluebells (Mertensia virg.)  a native woodland ephemeral, good for wooded, shaded and wetter areas. Will spread well if content. Mix with later blooming plants such as fern, hosta, zig zag goldenrod, shrubs such as Spicebush, witchhazels, and pawpaw.