Karen Musgrave

Karen Musgrave, CNLP, is a marketing and education specialist at Hicks Nurseries and contributing writer to Long Island Weekly.

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Plants That Attract Pollinators 

To attract more pollinators to your garden, you need to create an environment that nurtures and supports their need for food, water and shelter.

Will Your Financial Records Help Or Hurt You In A Tax Audit?

Tax audits are all about verifying the information you provide or omit from a tax form. When income and expenses cannot be confirmed or are missing, the IRS or New York State Tax Department can...

A Flower Show Like No Other

Celebrating 30 years of spring at Hicks Nurseries It is that time of year when gardeners, eager to shake off the winter blues, set their sights on spring’s imminent arrival. In anticipation of warmer weather, tens...

Houseplants With A Modern Twist

For many years, houseplants in the home consisted of a ficus tree in the corner and an African violet on the windowsill. Thankfully, times have changed. People are now embracing the aesthetic advantages of using...

Get Excited For Spring Vegetable Gardening

Get ready to dig into spring as the garden is slowly waking up. Although many people typically think of tulips and daffodils at this time of year, now is also the time to ‘dig in’...

Spring Is In The Air

If you have ever traveled down the Northern State Parkway on a warm sunny spring day, you likely noticed the beautiful trees and shrubs bursting with color. Bright yellow blooms and pretty pink and white...

Gardening Season Isn’t Over Yet

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons. The weather is cooler, the corn is fresh and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. But with the kids back at school and after-school activities in full swing,...

Fall Garden Favorites

Fall is a fantastic time of year. The leaves are changing colors and the temperatures have cooled enough that it actually feels quite nice to spend time outdoors. Take this opportunity to beautify your home...

Summer Flowering Shrubs Add Color To Your Garden

The easiest and most colorful way to decorate your yard for the summer is to add plants. Not only will they rebloom all season long, they’ll come back year after year. Summer flowering shrubs include many...

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Free Breast Cancer Screenings Available At LIJ Medical Center

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A giant gorilla perched atop Manhattan’s Empire State building, swatting at planes with one arm while grasping a screaming woman in his other is...

Basketball Benefits Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association, Long Island chapter, was recently named at this year’s beneficiary of the Alzheimer’s All-Star Basketball Classic. The Alzheimer’s All-Star Basketball Classic...

Four Common Retirement Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Constructing a smart retirement income plan isn’t easy. Throughout the working years there are many factors to consider, such as salary, expenses—monthly and unforeseen—debt...

8 Things You Should Know About Federal Work-Study

If you’re looking for another way to help pay for college, Federal Work-Study may be a great option for you. Work-study is a way...
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