Dees Nursery & Florist
69 Atlantic Ave. Oceanside, NY 516-678-3535
Family owned since 1958, Dees is a great place to pick up flowers, gardening supplies and vegetables, which include tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, a full selection of herbs and more. You can also shop for your garden at home through the store's Web site.
After Halloween, Dees transforms from nursery to a Christmas store in the twinkle of Santa's eye. In addition to a large display of theme-decorated trees, inventory includes ornaments, home decor, holiday plants, three aisles of lighting and trees, wreaths and garlands from its own tree farm in Maine. The family-owned nursery stocks moderately priced ornaments in traditional and special-interest collections and shatter-resistant ornaments.Hours: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday Credit cards: Accepted