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Decorate Your Home with Fresh, Fragrant Greens for the Holidays

Posted on December 5, 2016

Alison Caldwell, CNLP
Horticultural Buyer

Fresh greens add a touch of elegance and holiday charm to your home – inside and out! We have a selection unlike anywhere else which includes high mountain hemlock, holly, incense cedar, berried juniper, noble fir, port orford cedar, silver fir, shore pine, western red cedar and white pine.  Garlands & Centerpieces – think outside […] Read More

Buying and Caring for Your Fresh Cut Christmas Tree

Posted on November 25, 2016

Find the perfect Christmas tree for your family at Hicks Nurseries! We have a spectacular selection of premium trees including the fraser fir, balsam fir and the new morin blue fir. Our dedicated staff will not only help you to find the perfect tree but will also provide a free cut, trim, netting and loading […] Read More

Behind the Scenes: Decorating for Christmas

Posted on November 3, 2016

Karen Musgrave, CNLP
Marketing & Education Specialist

It’s early November and Fall is in full swing. I’m sure you’re burning pumpkin scented candles and enjoying gorgeous fall themed décor items throughout your home. It’s a great time of year to see the leaves change color and to enjoy the (mostly) crisp fall air. Personally, I cannot wait for Thanksgiving! Here at Hicks […] Read More

Get Lawns Ready for Winter

Posted on October 25, 2016

Summer’s heat has come and gone and your landscape is surely glowing. But there’s still yard work to accomplish. Proper fall lawn maintenance will give your grass the boost it needs to withstand winter and come back better than ever in spring. Follow this simple checklist from Hicks Nurseries and The Espoma Company to give your […] Read More

Pet Parade a Howling Success at Hicks Nurseries

Posted on October 20, 2016

A howling good time was had by all at Hicks Nurseries Pet Parade & Costume Competition at Hicks Nurseries in Westbury. The event, held on Wednesday, October 19th, drew more than 60 dogs and 1 cat along with countless family members. The pets were led down a decorated path by their families past a judging […] Read More

Pumpkin & Squash Recipes for Fall

Posted on October 12, 2016

Fall is in the air and it’s the perfect time to learn 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” […] Read More

When to Plant Your Tulip and Daffodil Bulbs

Posted on October 7, 2016

Regina Morrow
Garden Care Buyer

As soon as a hint of autumn is in the air, like a squirrel, I get excited about digging holes in the garden. It’s a perfect time to get garden tasks accomplished and take steps that will bring joyful color next spring. Better yet, you could see blooms during the upcoming holidays and the cold […] Read More

Hicks Nurseries Giant Pumpkin & Fall Harvest Competition Winners

Posted on October 3, 2016

The Giant Pumpkin & Fall Harvest Competition was held this past Sunday at Hicks Nurseries in Westbury. The competition, held each October, invites Long Islanders to bring their own-grown pumpkins, large and small to the nursery for the chance to win a cash prize, a blue ribbon and plaque. The contest also included new categories for […] Read More

10 Reasons to Visit Hicks Nurseries this Fall

Posted on September 29, 2016

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: Roasted Corn! Delicious fresh corn roasted with butter – need I say more? Hayrides for the entire family. Enjoy […] Read More

How to Bring Houseplants Indoors for Winter

Posted on September 23, 2016

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

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“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.

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