Expert Advice

When Do I Prune My Hydrangea?

Posted on June 22, 2017

Endless Summer Hydrangea Flower

Hydrangeas are the perfect summer flowering plant. They are available in a variety of shapes and colors, have attractive foliage and are useful in a wide range of garden sites. But the question we hear most from customers about hydrangea is “When should I prune?” Let us make it easy: Big Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) […] Read More

Wacky Weather – You Can Plant Now!

Posted on June 20, 2017

Mom And Daughter Gardening
Karen Musgrave, CNLP
Marketing & Education Specialist

If you’re like me, you’ve spent the last few weeks dodging raindrops and cold weather trying to get all the planting done. It’s been tough and I still have a good amount of plants to get in the ground. Thankfully there is still plenty of time! Don’t let the wacky weather fool you – you […] Read More

Screening Plants for Your Long Island Backyard

Posted on June 16, 2017

Karen Musgrave, CNLP
Marketing & Education Specialist

Enjoying time with my family and in my garden in the privacy of my own backyard is something I cherish. If you’re like us, we spend the summer out back sitting on the deck chatting, afternoons swimming in the pool, mornings gardening and lots of time bbq-ing with friends. Long Island provides the perfect weather […] Read More

Best Garden Gifts for Dad

Posted on June 14, 2017

Fathers Day Garden Gifts

With Father’s Day quickly approaching it’s time to get serious about a gift for Dad! Trees and shrubs make a great gift. Let us do the heavy lifting – you pick it, we’ll deliver and plant it. Here are our favorite garden gifts for dad: Garden Hydrangea Hydrangea are the perfect summer blooming plant for […] Read More

Growing Fruit, Easy as Pie!

Posted on June 9, 2017

Alison Caldwell
Alison Caldwell, CNLP
Buyer, Hicks Nurseries

Growing your own fruit trees and berry bushes is a rewarding experience for the entire family. Fresh from the garden produce is great for use in pies, smoothies, salads and so much more. Learn below how growing fruit is as easy as pie!    The Basic Elements: Sun: 6-8 hours a day at least for […] Read More

Attract Butterflies to Your Garden

Posted on June 6, 2017

Alison Caldwell, CNLP
Horticultural Buyer

Every gardener is thrilled when a beautiful butterfly lands in their yard and lingers on the blossoms they find. Butterflies are graceful, almost angelic insects that bring a feeling of peace and tranquility to any garden. To attract butterflies to your garden, plant masses of colorful flowers that bloom at different times throughout the summer. […] Read More

3 Fun Ways to Use Hanging Baskets in Your Garden

Posted on June 2, 2017

Hanging Baskets On The Porch

If you are looking for the simplest way to create a full and fabulous garden, look no further than the fantastic hanging basket. Chock full of healthy, flowering plants, hanging baskets are available in a myriad of colors and varieties. Choose from begonias to petunias and everything in between including combination baskets filled with two […] Read More

How to Repel Mosquitoes

Posted on May 29, 2017

enjoying an outdoor barbeque
Karen Musgrave, CNLP
Marketing & Education Specialist

Mosquitoes are a nuisance that can ruin a perfectly beautiful evening outdoors. The best way to ensure your summer is mosquito-free is to control the problem before it starts. Mosquitoes breed in standing water, so be sure to keep items such as tarps, tires, saucers, children’s toys and other items in the yard covered when […] Read More

Unique Shrubs to Attract Butterflies

Posted on May 26, 2017

Spirea Attract Butterflies to your garden

Create a warm and inviting space for butterflies to flutter throughout your Long Island garden this summer by incorporating their favorite plants into your design. There are many different types of shrubs, perennials and annuals that attract butterflies. Here are five of our favorites which are often overlooked but are gorgeous, hardy options for any […] Read More

What Type of Lavender Should I Plant?

Posted on May 22, 2017

Field Of Fragrant Lavender
Alison Caldwell, CNLP
Horticultural Buyer

It’s lavender time!  Nothing beats the incredible fragrance of lavender, one of our most popular perennial plants.  It is drought, deer and bunny resistant, making it a favorite for many gardeners and  many different styles of gardens.  Whether you want a butterfly, cutting, apothecary, herb, cottage or Mediterranean garden these sun lovers are an excellent […] 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.