native landscapes

Springtime in the garden can be both healthy and healing (in the time of PANDEMIC)

In these unusual and stressful times there is no better setting than getting out in to nature – your own ...

A Beautiful and Beneficial landscape project in Oak Park Il : a low-grow prairie with over 4 dozen native species and counting…..plus a water garden (to keep the run-off on site)

renovations begin… a year in…. What a response it has been (from the community AND the local wildlife) !!! As ...

A fall season like no other (except last fall?). So that’s TWO wet, cold, snowy fall seasons in a row- what is going on?

Below is a copy of an older blog from a year ago- when we had several snow events, loads of ...

The newest Illinois state champion tree: the lg. 200 year old Cottonwood near Byron Il. (plus the previous state champ…the giant bald cypress of the Shawnee, est to be nearly 1250 yrs old)

The Champ- a huge, two-stemmed Cottonwood (Champ trees are determined by their height, trunk circumference, and crown spread (points x ...

Bloodroot: and other Native wildflowers, easily incorporated into your landscapes and perennial gardens, for very early and quite spectacular color!

Bloodroot is one underutilized native wildflower native to our oak forests of the area. Used in this Naperville landscape design ...

Liveliest colors in fall blooming aster, and pollinators love them all!

New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) is one of the Midwestern natives and late blooming. Showy purple blooms w an orange ...

Native species for our native places (like that unsightly border you view out there)

Natural landscapes, with Redbud, bluebells, native plants! How many borders do we all stare out at that LACK any sort ...

Brighten up those darker areas with Annabelle Hydrangea, as in this Naperville landscape and shade garden.

A cultivar of the native Hydrangea arborescens, this beauty called Annabella Hydrangea has been around a while, but still fits ...

Help out the local environment by incorporating native species such as Pale Coneflower (Echinachea), a native species of our prairies.

Pale echinachea or pale coneflower is an easy to grow native wildflower, found in our higher quality remnant prairies of ...

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