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HEAT WAVE!

Remember to keep your plants & yourself well hydrated :)

Hours are 8-6 Everyday!


 

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Going to a party?  Don't bring blah burgers by themselves, bring flowers too!  (think Gift Certificate)


A bit of history on the House by the side of the road: We are a year round garden center with a lovely gift shop.  This business was started in 1971 and we've been at our current location since 1976.  We sell houseplants, annuals, perennials, shrubbery, hanging baskets, pottery, fairy garden plants and many accessories. 

Our knowledgeable staff is always available to help you choose what will work best for your property and your home.  With our years of experience, you can be rest assured that your home, garden and landscaping will be the best it can be! 

Please feel free to come in & explore our greenhouses.  In the winter months HBTSOTR provides a short tropical escape from the NH weather.  We have inside and outdoor ponds with our pet turtles, koi, and goldfish.  Free popcorn and hot coffee, we hope to see you soon!

Established in 1971

Still family owned, operated and loved.

 

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Helpful pages:

See your by State Planting Zone Chart HERE

Freeze Dates by Zip Code:  HERE

Welcome Friends!

House by the side of the road

370 Gibbons Highway
Wilton, NH03086

603-654-9888

info@housebythesideoftheroad.com

Open everyday 8am - 6pm  even Sundays!

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Summer is Here!

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Hours Everyday: 

8am - 6pm

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We have cut flowers in beautiful bouquets & lovely centerpieces.

We have smaller gifts & trinkets for any occasion you can give as a special surprise too!  

Everyone loves flowers, for youngsters, maybe something for your little one to give to their favorite family member when you visit.

Come on in, you'll find we have so many things to choose from and it's so easy to brighten someones day with flowers, you will be happy you made the trip!

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Free cookies, coffee & popcorn!

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Our Specialties include:

  • Garden Supplies
  • Water Garden Plants
  • Perennials
  • Annuals
  • House Plants
  • Cacti
  • Exotic Plants
  • Trees & Shrubs
  • Orchids
  • Decoration
  • Gifts
  • Cut Flowers
  • Pottery
  • Convenience Store
  • Holiday/Seasonal Decorations

Welcome Friends!

House by the side of the road 

370 Gibbons Highway
Wilton, NH  03086

603-654-9888


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What to expect!


What to expect!




 

Don't let your cat near the garden.

We have a great selection of Cat Grass $2.99 & Catnip $4.99. 

Our Cat Grass is grown by us from organic wheat berry grass seed in 4" pots for $2.99.  It is either a white or red wheat grass seed that we use, however the end result is nearly the same.  They last for only 2 weeks and it helps keep the cats away from the houseplants!  

Catnip/$4.99 & Cat Grass/$2.99

 

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September - Flower of the month Aster


September - Flower of the month Aster


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PLANTING

  • Asters prefer climates with cool, moist summers, especially cool night temperatures.
  • Select a site with full sun to partial sun.
  • Soil should be moist, well-drained, and average to humus-rich.
  • Plany asters in early- to mid-spring. Fertilize soil prior to planting.
  • While the plant can be grown from seed, germination can be uneven. You can start the seeds indoors during the winter by sowing seeds in pots or flats and keeping them in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 weeks. After 4 to 6 weeks, put the seeds in a sunny spot.
  • Set seeds one inch deep.
  • Many gardeners purchase a potted plant from the nursery.
  • Space asters 1 to 3 feet apart, depending on the type. 
  • Water plants in well. Add mulch after planting to keep soil cool and prevent weeds.If you’re replanting shoots, use vigorous, young shoots to ensure best growth.
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RECOMMENDED VARIETIES

  • King George (Aster amellus), for its large, violet–blue flowers
  • Silver spray (Aster cordifolius), for its pink-tinged white flowers
  • Nanus (Aster thomsonii), for its star-shaped, lilac–blue flowers
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Asters are daisy-like perennials with starry-shaped flower heads. They bring delightful color to the garden in late summer and autumn when many of your other summer blooms may be fading.

The plant’s height ranges from 8 inches to 8 feet, depending on the type. You can find an aster for almost any garden and they have many uses, such as in borders, rock gardens, or wildflower gardens. Asters also attract butterflies to your garden!


WIT & WISDOM

Asters, one of September’s birth flowers, were once burned to ward off serpents.


CARE

  • Add a thin layer of compost with a 2–inch layer of mulch around the plants every spring.
  • If you receive less than 1 inch of rain a week, remember to water your plants regularly during the summer. However, many asters are moisture-sensitive; if your plants have too much moisture or too little moisture, they will often lose their lower foliage or not flower well. Keep an eye out for any stressed plants and try a different watering method if your plants are losing flowers.
  • Stake the tall variesties in order to keep them upright and remember to pinch the young shoots to encourage bushiness.
  • Cut asters back in winter after the foliage has died.
  • Divide every 2 to 3 years in the spring to maintain your plant’s vigor and flower quality.

PESTS/DISEASES

  • Susceptible to powdery mildewrusts, white smut, leaf spots, stem cankers, aphids, tarsonemid mites, slugs, snails, and nematodes. Choose disease-resistant varieties.

WIT & WISDOM

Asters, one of September’s birth flowers, were once burned to ward off serpents.

The above information is from Almanic.com and can be found HERE

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Meet the Staff


More than a staff, we are a team.

Meet the Staff


More than a staff, we are a team.

Abby & Libby

Robyn

Mark