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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Backyard Bliss

Turn your yard into a garden oasis Create a utopia on your property by incorporating items you love, flowers that make you happy and a water feature to help connect you with nature. Although the process...

Garden Trends

Try something new to give your yard a fresh look this season Gardening offers us the opportunity to use our imaginations and expand our homes into the great outdoors. Every single year you can try something...

Discovering The Gardens Of America

Gaze at floral beauty at the Hicks Nurseries’ Flower & Garden Show Come in out of the cold and enjoy the first signs of spring at Hicks Nurseries’ Flower & Garden Show in Westbury. The 26th...

A Breath Of Fresh Air

The cold temperatures of winter keep many of us cooped up in our homes with the heat on and the windows and doors closed. Although the cold stays out—something pretty important does not get in...fresh...

Gardening Season’s Not Over Yet

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

Fall Is For Planting: Prepping For The Next Growing Season

    Fall is almost here and it’s time to get back out into the garden. Autumn is the perfect time to plant trees, shrubs and evergreens as well as spring flowering bulbs, such as tulips and...

Your Best Lawn and Garden Ever

The key to a gorgeous garden is preparation. Now is the time to start the growing season off right. Each area, from the lawn to the vegetable garden, requires thought and advanced planning. Here’s a...

Welcoming Back An Old Floral Friend

There’s good news for gardeners—a new variety of impatiens has emerged that is safe to plant in Long Island gardens. “Bounce” impatiens are resistant to the downy mildew, perform well in sun or light shade...

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Long Island’s Best Ice Cream Joints

There is never a bad time for ice cream. Regardless of season, time of day or place in life, ice cream is always a...

50 Years Of Hot Wheels

Ah, Hot Wheels. Miniature models of actual cars in a scaled down version of the real deal. My own Hot Wheels moment was on...

Wine Tasting Tips

The summer sun is shining and the vineyards are calling Long Islanders to try some of their best drinks this season. Before you head...

Bringing Talk Radio To Your Mailbox

Perhaps believing it is what Members of the U.S. House of Representatives do, Republican Congressional candidate Stephen Labate is already making empty promises and...

Successes For Elmont Memorial Athletics

Congratulations to Elmont Memorial High School athletes, who brought pride and recognition home to their school community during the weekend of March 3. The...
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