While there are quite a few lovely gardening shops in the city, most tend to be a tad on the expensive side, and as we were working on the finishing touches to our sidewalk tree project, we decided to look for more affordable places. The suburbs of Long Island offered Hick's – a massive nursery that has been in business since 1853!
Clearly visible from the Jericho Turnpike, (and very close to the depressing Source mall that houses an Oshkosh – the new Fall stuff we've done is adorable!!), the nursery is almost overwhelming in its enormity. Staff is helpful, if not a bit on the grumpy old lady side, and we found amazing deals.
Our trees will be surrounded with an ivy like plant called periwinkle, that will hopefully bloom in the spring. We got each plant for half of five dollars, which let us go a little wild with some pretty flower bulbs too.
If you have kids, make sure to show up for the hay rides, and this fall there are plenty of event planned for adults like bulb planting seminars, the 7th Annual Pumpkin Weigh Off, and Houseplants for Beginners.