Are you ready for the Hicks Nurseries’ Flower & Garden Show? As I type this blog the staff is hard at work designing and planting the display gardens. It takes a lot of planning and hard work, but I can’t imagine Spring without it.  For many gardeners, myself included, the Hicks Flower Show is the official beginning of Spring on Long Island. And I think we’re all ready for the snow to be gone and spring to be here!

Today I wanted to share an overview of the gardens. The 2014 theme is “Garden for Life: Discover Health & Wellness through the Joy of Gardening.” Learn how gardening can enhance your life, your neighborhood and the planet.

The featured garden displays are:

Tropical Garden

Rich Abate moving tropical plants for the Relaxation Garden.

The Relaxation Garden is a tropical haven, an ideal spot for reflection, meditation and fun times with family and friends. Palm trees will tower over lush plantings and water features demonstrate how to bring a vacation experience to your own backyard.

The Easy Garden focuses on planting the right plant in the right spot to take the worry and work out of gardening. The garden will show how to use new plants to add color to the shade as well as care free planting ideas for the sunny spots in the landscape. Plants that clean the air will be featured in Hicks’ office display, providing easy ways to bring the benefits of gardening indoors.

 

The Earth Friendly Garden features clever and innovative recycling ideas that cost little and pay back much to the health of our planet. Organic solutions are featured here as well as ideas on the benefits and methods of attracting beneficial bees, birds and butterflies to the garden.

Children will love this year’s Learning Garden that features an interactive schoolhouse where families can plan their spring garden to be full of healthy, delicious foods that they have grown themselves while spending quality time as a family.

Check back regularly for updated blogs about the show and be sure to click on the “Events” tab for a complete list of our Flower Show seminars and events.

Hicks Nurseries’ Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter pages will provide constant updates and photos of the show as it is built during the coming weeks so be sure to check it out!

Hicks Nurseries Flower & Garden Show
March 7-23, 2014
Show Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm; Friday-Sunday 8am-8pm
FREE Parking & Admission
water bottles

Innovative way to re-use water bottles in the garden.

Design map of the FLwoer Show Gardens

Design map created for the Flower Show gardens.

Hicks staff working on the gardens

Hicks staff members Laurette and Jeanette working in the 2014 Flower Show Gardens.