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Flowering Houseplants for the Holidays

Posted on November 19, 2018

Alison Caldwell, CNLP
Horticultural Buyer

Flowering plants add a splash of color to your home and make great gifts for family and friends. While poinsettias are the most popular plants for the holidays there are several other choices that will bloom for many months and provide interest for many years. Cyclamen are beautiful fragrant flowering plants available in white, red, […] Read More

Pumpkin & Squash Recipes for Fall

Posted on October 23, 2018

Fall is the perfect time to try some delicious pumpkin and squash recipes! Here are a few of our favorites: Pumpkin, Feta & Cilantro Quesadillas (Makes 6 servings) Ingredients: 3 cups of 1½” cubes of peeled, seeded pumpkin or butternut squash 1 finely chopped jalapeno (remove the seeds) 12 8” flour tortillas 10 ounces of […] Read More

Fall Gardening – Yes, You Can!

Posted on October 12, 2018

Man Planting Shrubs In His Garden

Fall can be a confusing time for the novice gardener. Their gardens are producing less, if any fruit and flowers are starting to look tired and leggy. The weather is cooler and it seems like the time to garden has ended . . . or has it? Fall is a great time to plant! Fall […] Read More

10 Reasons to Visit Hicks Nurseries this Fall

Posted on October 8, 2018

Karen Musgrave, CNLP
Marketing & Education Specialist

From free parking and admission to Otto the Ghost, piles of pumpkins and massive mums, Hicks Nurseries is the best Fall Festival on Long Island.  Here are ten reasons you should visit Hicks Nurseries this Fall: Hayrides for the entire family. Enjoy a hayride down a decorated path and see all of your favorite characters […] Read More

Fall is for Decorating!

Posted on October 4, 2018

Alison Caldwell, CNLP
Horticultural Buyer, Hicks Nurseries

Fall is the perfect time to change up your porch and front yard decorating scheme as well as updating your landscaping. Colorful mums, pansies and ornamental plants such as millet, cabbage and kale bring something new and unique to a fall theme. They can be used in planters or planted directly in the ground and […] Read More

How to Transplant Trees & Shrubs in Your Garden

Posted on October 1, 2018

Ken Muellers
Senior Landscape Designer

What do you do when you have a perfectly good plant in the wrong spot? Sometimes a tree or shrub is planted with good intentions, but it grows too big for the spot. Other times the conditions may change over time, and what was a good location may not be any more. Rather than killing […] Read More

How to Bring Houseplants Indoors for Winter

Posted on September 26, 2018

Bromeliad Houseplant

If your houseplants enjoyed their summer on your patio or porch, it’s about time to bring them indoors for winter. Here’s what you need to do to ensure a successful move: When You will need to bring your plants indoors for winter before nighttime temperatures dip below 45 degrees. Most tropical plants will suffer damage […] Read More

When to Plant Spring Blooming Bulbs

Posted on September 19, 2018

Karen Musgrave, CNLP
Marketing & Education Specialist

If you want a beautiful garden full of tulips, daffodils and other bulbs this spring, you must plant them now in the fall. Many bulbs require a cold period (winter) before they can produce a flower, so as you remove your summer annuals, take a moment to dig a little deeper and plant your bulbs. […] Read More

5 Easy Steps to Improve Your Lawn

Posted on September 7, 2018

September is a great time to get your lawn in shape! The moderate daytime temperatures and warm soil during Fall allows grass seed to germinate quickly. By late October your newly seeded lawn will be fresh, thick and ready to survive winter.   5 Easy Steps to Improve Your Lawn: Give the lawn a good […] Read More

Before & After: A Landscape Revitalized

Posted on September 4, 2018

Landscape Design Hicks Nurseries
Ken Muellers
Senior Landscape Designer

When this young Long Island family contacted Hicks about re-doing their backyard, landscape designer Sean Maher was tasked with the job of addressing their goals. The existing landscape they inherited from the previous homeowner had two under-scaled, disjointed patios with dated materials that did not work for their family’s needs. Un-successful attempts to solve the […] Read More

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“Best selection on LI. Helpful staff. Great displays for inspiration.” – C. Mazza. 

“Beautiful flowers, beautiful shrubs, beautiful everything!” –Kevin M.                                         


“I wish my backyard was bigger so I can keep buying awesome stuff from Hicks!” –Jeanne S.

“I love taking my granddaughter to see hicks beautiful christmas, Halloween, and Easter displays! Thanks for a job well done!” –Mary Ellen S.

“I would like to commend you on the wonderful staff you have. A garden center should be a happy place. Everyone at Hicks had a smile and a pleasant word and I will continue to come back year after year.” Joan H.

“I just got home from a trip to Hicks Nursery. I was in awe of how many varieties of tomatoes are there! Actually, there is a huge selection of everything!! One stop shopping at its best!”  -Cathy A.

“Thank you for carrying such a large selection of organic herbs. I got behind in some of my seeds and really focus on an all organic garden. I was pleasantly surprised today by how big the selection was in all herbs. Got all the herbs I wanted.”  –Sophie L

“I love Hick’s for all the beautiful flower’s I plant in our yard every Spring. They have great quality and friendly service.”  – Erika M.

“I won’t shop anywhere else. Best plants in Nassau County. Great selection and the staff is both knowledgeable & helpful.” – Patricia M.

“You get everything right, knowledgeable & friendly staff, great quality plants, the gorgeous flower show, Otto and Santa.” –Pat B.

“I shop at Hicks and bring the flats back to our home in CT. I will always be a Long Island Girl.” –Lisa D.

“Hicks has always been a leader in the Green Industry; even during trying times. I hope the people appreciate just how wonderful Hicks Nursery truly is!” Erik F.

“Beautiful! We’ve been twice and will visit again. The show is always a LI spring highlight – great work! BTW, love the new landscape design center more visible and accessible – had a great consultation!”          – Jacqueline S.

“I so enjoy going to Hicks. It is a beautiful place and I feel refreshed when I leave there. Hicks offers so much more besides flowers. I usually meet old friends there every time I go.” –Anne D.

“You have a great selection of plants, some of which I have never seen!! The blue orchids are out of this world!!” – Rae K.