Hicks Nurseries, Long Island’s garden center, plays host to the largest and most popular regional flower show, through Sunday, March 20. This is the event for discovering the latest gardening trends, products and ideas.
What’s hot at the flower show?
The 2016 Spring Flower and Garden Show at Hicks Nurseries is where gardeners of all ages and experience levels convene to find out what’s hot in gardening for the upcoming year. This year’s attendees, for example, will be able to:
• Discover the season’s most popular new plants, while also rediscovering past favorites
• Peruse creative and beautifully inventive flower and garden displays
• Learn about innovative gardening products that are being introduced to the market this year
• Attend seminars to learn about the latest gardening trends
• Gain inspiration from the gardening ingenuity on display
• Reignite a passion for planting and growing seasonal flowers, vegetables and plants
The Spring Flower and Garden Show is also great for children. Each and every day offers up a variety of workshops and activities designed with smaller gardeners in mind. There’s plenty of parking and admission is free. For more information about the Spring Flower and Garden Show, visit www.hicksnurseries.com or call at 516-334-0066.
Natural Remedies for Home & Pond
Learn about the best products for natural lawn and pond care, March 12 at 10 a.m.
Diagnosis & Solution of Lawn & Garden Issues
Learn about issues Long Island homeowners deal with in their flower and vegetable gardens including insects, diseases and weeds. Learn how to avoid problems, identify pests and determine a course of action, March 12 at noon.
The Long Island Orchid Society will talk about watering, potting, sunlight and feeding. If you have an orchid in trouble, bring it in for a free rehabilitation analysis, March 12 at 2 p.m.
Getting Started in the Garden
Vincent Simeone, director of the Planting Fields Arboretum, shares expert advice from his new book New York & New Jersey Getting Started Garden Guide. Learn how to grow the best flowers, shrubs, trees, vines and groundcovers, March 13 at 10 a.m.
Best Annuals for 2016
This updated seminar will explain the many annual varieties, colors, sizes and combinations we will carry in 2016 and why impatiens are still the wrong choice for your garden, March 13 at noon.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About a Low Maintenance Pond
Ed Dedicke, pond expert behind the ponds and waterfalls of the Hicks Nurseries’ Flower Show, will provide you with the knowledge you’ll need to design, build and maintain your own pond, March 13 at 2 p.m. and again on March 18 at 10 a.m.
Your Questions Answered about Trees, Shrubs and Perennials
Join Hicks Nurseries staff members for this informal Q&A session designed to answer all of your burning questions about plants. Attendees are encouraged to bring pictures and samples, March 19 at 10 a.m.
Lawn Care Made Simple
This is the year you’ll make your neighbors jealous. Learn how easy it can be to have a beautiful thick green lawn all year long, March 19 at noon.
Hard to Kill Houseplants
This seminar will explore Hicks’ 10 favorite easy care houseplants. Learn how and when to water, fertilize, light requirements and when to re-pot, March 19 at 2 p.m.
Pruning with Purpose
Learn everything you need to know about how to prune trees and shrubs in the landscape including hydrangea, trees, screening plants and more, March 20 at 10 a.m.
Spring is the best time to prepare for your herb garden. Learn why herbs are beneficial to your health and why growing herbs organically is the best way to live, March 20 at noon.
Carnivores in Captivity
Learn how these mysterious plants trap and devour their prey and the important role they play in the environment, March 20 at 2 p.m.
Visit www.hicksnurseries.com for more events.
Read more about the Hicks Nurseries’ Flower and Garden Show in Discovering The Gardens Of America.