Chicago Flower & Garden Show AnnualsWe participate in several Chicagoland Home Shows - please come visit us! It's a great way to get ideas for home improvements and get excited about spring!

Past Shows

The Old House New House Home & Garden Show
Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles
Feb. 12-14, 2010

Chicago Flower and Garden Show
Navy Pier in Chicago
Children's Garden & Leisure Woods Booth
March 6-14, 2010

Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier 2009 - 'America's Backyard'

Chicago Flower & Garden Show with GazeboThe Chicago Flower and Garden Show finally returned to Navy Pier! For the 9th year, we partnered with Leisure Woods, Inc. of Genoa, IL - our source for kit and custom gazebos, pergolas, arbors, trellises, and other fine outdoor structures. Two cedar gazebos were featured - one with windows, screens, and a cedar floor, and the other gazebo had screens.

Other products displayed:

  • Belgard - Manmade paver walks, patios, and wall units.
  • Tuff Spas - 78"DM. portable hot tub that uses standard 120V power hook-up (instead of direct connect 220V). It seats four people, included steps, and a drink tray.
  • Nite Orbs by LaSorgente Glass Studio - 8" DM. hand-blown low voltage outdoor light orbs with 20 watt Xenon halogen lights.
  • Big Green Egg BBQ Grills - One freestanding and one built into an outdoor kitchen off the gazebo.
  • Plants - Always the highlight of the show was the creative and colorful use of annuals, perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees - below is a list of most of what we used:


  • Artemisia 'Powis Castle'
  • Coleus 'Dip't in Wine', 'Pineapple Red', 'Pineapplette', 'Rustic Orange', and 'Gold Compacta'
  • Cleome 'Sparkler Rose' & 'Sparkler Lavender'
  • Croton 'Petra'
  • Dianthus 'Sweet William' (old fashioned dianthus that are sweet smelling) & 'Corona Cherry Magic'
  • Fiber Optic Grass (Isolepsis) 'Live Wire'
  • Flowering Kale in 'Red' and 'White'
  • Gerber Daisy 'Festival' mixed colors
  • Geranium 'Crystal Gem Palace'
  • Calibrachoa (Million Bells) 'Noa' mixed colors in hanging baskets
    Lantana 'Dallas Red' and Lavender Trailing'
  • Marguerite Daisy (Argyranthemum) 'Mars' (white), 'Angelic' double light pink and single dark-pink
  • Marigold 'Durango Bee'
  • Potato Vine (Ipomoea) 'Blackie'
  • Rhizomatous Begonia 'Beefsteak' - that have large waxy leaves and airy flower stalks
  • Rhizomatous Begonia (Rex-style) 'Wild Pony'
  • Snapdragon 'La Bella' Series in Lavender, Pink, Purple, and Red (these snapdragons always draw raves as they are bi-color and have large open snaps)
  • Verbena 'Obsession Eyed' mixed colors


  • Austrian Pine
  • Colorado Blue and Green Spruce
  • Dwarf Mugo Pine 'Slow Mound'
  • Juniper 'Hughes'