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How Do I Care for My Poinsettia?

Posted on December 11, 2018

Poinsettia Plant For Christmas

Poinsettias are the most popular flowering plant used to decorate homes and businesses during the holiday season. The plant is relatively easy to care for provided you follow a few simple tips. How to Care for Poinsettia When purchasing your poinsettia, do not leave the store unless the plant is wrapped in a plant sleeve […] Read More

5 Houseplants that Make Great Christmas Gifts

Posted on December 7, 2018

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

Decorate Your Home with Fresh, Fragrant Greens for the Holidays

Posted on December 5, 2018

Christmas Front Door

Bring the scent of pine, balsam and juniper to your home by decorating with fresh cut greens. Fragrant greens add a touch of elegance and holiday charm inside and outdoors to your porch, patio, entryway, dining room – anywhere you want to add a little Christmas cheer.   We have a selection unlike anywhere else […] Read More

How to Care for Your Real Christmas Tree

Posted on December 1, 2018

Nothing captures the feeling of the holiday season more than the fragrant scent of a real Christmas tree. Here at Hicks Nurseries, we offer the finest and freshest trees available. Our selection includes thousands of premium grade balsam, fraser and blue fir trees. Ensure that your real tree will last throughout the Christmas season by […] Read More

Family Traditions Begin at Hicks Nurseries

Posted on November 26, 2018

One of the many things we are proud of at Hicks Nurseries is our multi-generational relationships with our customers. So many of you visit Hicks throughout the year and share stories of how you first brought your small children to the nursery and are now back with your grandchildren. These stories warm our hearts! We’re […] Read More

Lifelike Artificial Christmas Trees at Hicks Nurseries

Posted on November 23, 2018

Add a Touch of the Outdoors to Your Indoors Our large selection of more than 75 realistic looking pre-lit Christmas trees ensures we will have the ideal tree to fit your vision. Bring the outdoors indoors with trees that look and feel more realistic than ever before. From pine to balsam and fir we have […] Read More

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

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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.