1. An heirloom landscape for a historic home in old Wheaton, Il.

    May 5, 2017 by MAX

    And what a project it was!  Seen here some 3 to 4 years after. The azaleas,  native redbuds, and serviceberry  (Amelanchier) all add the bright spring colors of this garden. The stone wall was on site , just had to be discovered and dug , then reset! We love doing significant homes , and enjoy researching to discover the proper plant types to fit this home and its architecture. Designed in 1895 by famous architect of the day- Jarvis Hunt. Orig. part of the Chicago Golf Club.

     

    traditional and historic landscapes of Wheaton, Il., custom designs by ed max

    Vintage and historic landscaping in Wheaton Il, and its old neighborhoods

    Cottage gardens of Wheaton, Wheaton landscape design

    Historic home in Wheaton, Il., Vintage landscapes are now 3 yrs old, designed by Ed Max, landscape designer


  2. 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.

     

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    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…

     

     

     


  3. Native Bloodroot – soon to appear

    March 12, 2014 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.

    Dupage county natives, maxlandscape.com natives

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

     


  4. A woodland garden in Glen Ellyn flocked in snow; beautiful

    by MAX

    AND HOPEFULLY OUR LAST!

    What a lovely sight: a late season sticking snow- flocking every branch and trunk with it’s sticky white. This Glen Ellyn Il garden will erupt with a carpet of early wildflowers, and bulbs soon.

    Maxlandscape.com, Glen Elly landscapers,