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Shade Plants – Not All Fun is Had in the Sun! (video)

Posted on March 11, 2017

Watch as Maura Brush, Director of Horticulture for Old Westbury Gardens, talks about some of her favorite shade plants and plant combinations for the shady border. Maura aims to proves that not ALL fun is had in the sun! Click here to watch “Shade Plants – Not All Fun is Had in the Sun” presented […] Read More

The History of Hicks Nurseries (video)

Posted on March 11, 2017

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The Hicks family started farming on Long Island as early as the late 1600’s, but it was in 1853 that the business that was to become Hicks Nurseries, Inc. had its beginnings. Isaac Hicks began selling trees to his neighbors and he named his new company Isaac Hicks and Son. Since the first sale, Hicks […] Read More

3 Flowering Plants to Enjoy Outdoors Now

Posted on March 3, 2017

It’s been a long winter season but thankfully, spring is just around the corner. Here are three flowering plants you can enjoy outside NOW! Spring Flowering Pansies provide a beautiful burst of color to entry planters, walkways and garden beds. They are one of the most popular bedding plants for cool weather. Flowers come in […] Read More

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

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

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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.

- John Smith, Long Island, NY