Expert Advice

How to Start Seeds Indoors

Posted on February 22, 2017



Now is the perfect time to start seeds indoors. Imagine the fun you’ll have and the money you could save by growing your own. Get the whole family involved and enjoy home-grown flowers, vegetables and herbs from Spring until Fall! Hicks Nurseries carries thousands of varieties of seeds from the best seed companies including Burpee, […] Read More

How to Handle Snow and Ice on Trees and Shrubs

Posted on February 10, 2017



After receiving more than a foot of snow yesterday, you may be wondering what, if anything, you should do about the snow and ice build-up on your plants. In most cases, snow is a very positive thing for your trees and shrubs. Snow is a great insulator, and it melts to provide much needed water […] Read More

Pruning with a Purpose

Posted on January 28, 2017


Rich Abate, CNLP
Retail Nursery Manager

One of the main contributing factors to maintaining a healthy and beautiful landscape is pruning.  The act of pruning can be physically demanding, but it’s the mental preparation and planning that is key to the success of this crucial skill.  The following information is meant to help you plan and prepare for caring and maintaining […] Read More

Hard to Kill Houseplants for Your Home

Posted on January 26, 2017



Most people want to take a plant home, water it occasionally and have it look beautiful always!  Most plants are not like that but there are a few who come close.  Here are a few of our favorite hard to kill houseplants for your home. Anthurium  This is a very versatile plant.  It can be […] Read More

How to Attract Your Favorite Birds to the Garden

Posted on January 23, 2017

Birds

How to Attract Your Favorite Birds to the Garden The best way to attract your favorite birds to the garden is to fill it with plants they love.  American Goldfinch Plants: Birch, spruce, fir, pine and oak trees, sunflowers, zinnia, asters, maple trees, white ash, box elder, grapes, roses, mulberry, serviceberry, sweet gum and thistle. […] Read More

Winter Gardening Seminars at Hicks Nurseries

Posted on January 13, 2017


Karen Musgrave, CNLP
Marketing & Education Specialist

January can be a tough time of year for a gardener. It’s cold outside and most plants are dormant. What’s a gardener to do? Attend a seminar at Hicks! This year the Winter Seminar Series at Hicks Nurseries offers something for everyone. Our talented staff members will present classes on everything from houseplants and orchid […] Read More

5 Gardening Resolutions for 2017

Posted on January 2, 2017



Welcome to 2017! It’s a new year and a great opportunity to make some resolutions that will benefit your garden and family. Here are 5 gardening resolutions that will benefit you and your garden in 2017. Use more organic products in your garden and home. Organic products are a better alternative for your family, pets […] Read More

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Posted on December 20, 2016



Christmas and Hanukah are almost here but it’s not too late to shop at Hicks Nurseries for a special gift. No matter whom you need a gift for – a gardener, a bird lover or even for that hard to please friend or co-worker, we’ve got you covered! Orchids A perfectly elegant gift for a […] Read More

Facts about Poinsettias

Posted on December 12, 2016


Lori Vanderlaske
Greenhouse Buyer

Our greenhouse is filled with a fabulous array of beautiful poinsettias and other holiday plants. We have many sizes to choose from ranging from mini poinsettias to giant poinsettia bushes. Here are some general facts and tips about poinsettia: Poinsettias are far and away the most popular Christmas plant and red is the number one […] Read More

5 Houseplants that Make Great Christmas Gifts

Posted on December 7, 2016



Houseplants are a great gift idea for just about anyone you know. Here are a few of our easy-care favorites, available now at Hicks Nurseries: Tillandsia, also known as “Air plants” are a great easy to care for gift item. Just mist with water two times per week. Air plants can be purchased individually or […] Read More

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“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.

- John Smith, Long Island, NY