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Still cold but Spring is coming - Winter Hours 9-5 Everyday!



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We're in New Hampshire HOME!

Try these fragrant flowers for your (indoor) winter garden

Enjoy the beauty—and sweet smells—of these houseplants that blossom during our coldest months.

BY ROBIN SWEETSER

 

Being cooped up for the winter makes us crave not only the warmth but the smell of summer. If you can’t afford a tropical vacation, visit one of our local greenhouses to find many houseplants known for their deliciously fragrant flowers or scented foliage.  

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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 9am - 5pm  even Sundays!

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Spring will come!

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! 

 

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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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Hours Everyday: 

9am - 5pm

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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 Lovely & Talented Jean Green has a blog spot about us, check it out!

BLOG SPOT!


 

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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February - African Violet


February - African Violet


African Violet

African Violet - February Flower

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The following information is from Optimara, please visit their website for other wonderfully helpful information and plant care. 

Light: Moderate to bright, indirect, indoor light. 

Watering: Keep soil moist to dry, and allow soil around roots to dry out before watering to encourage blooming. Water from the bottom with room temperature water by placing the plastic grower's pot in water, and allowing the plant to absorb the water ( not more than 30 minutes ). 
Avoid getting water on the leaves as this can cause spotting damage. For best results, use violet plant food as directed. 

Tips: 
Pinch off spent blossoms and blossom stems to encourage development of new blooms. Place plants away from floor vents, fans, or entrance doors to avoid air drafts and bursts of cold air.


To read page of full care instructions for African Violets, go HERE

Water Requirements

In general, African Violets need just enough water to keep the soil moist, but never soggy. Too much water will leave your African Violets susceptible to such deadly pathogens as Pythium, Root Rot and Crown Rot. Overwatering can also cause denitrification, a condition which prevents plants from getting the nitrogen they need.

Light Requirements:

The amount of light that an African Violet receives is important for its health and overall performance. They thrive in moderate to bright, indirect, indoor light. 
 

Read Full Care Instructions HERE

Visit the Optimara Website African Violet Care  <-- Here


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Amaryllis & Paperwhite


Amaryllis & Paperwhite


 

Bulbs for now, beauty before you know it!

Planting bulbs are one of my favorite things to do this time of year.  It's so much fun knowing that a beautiful surprise will greet me soon after and make my house look and smell lovely with very little effort on my part!

Indoor bulbs are the perfect gift for the holiday season, as they give the gift of happiness. Amaryllis and paperwhites allow for a creative and thoughtful way to express your gratitude over the holiday season. Both are easy to grow, and their increasing popularity make them excellent additions to holiday décor. What better way to inspire someone this holiday season then by giving the gift of happiness.


AMARYLLIS BULBS & PLANTING

 
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Bonnie Amirpour

Amaryllis is an incredibly popular houseplant. This bulb may start off looking rather dull, but from just a few leaves, an incredible and colourful set of flowers appear that can't help but cause a little excitement. Planted and cared for in the correct way, these bulbs will last for many years, offering blooms every spring.

Step By Step Directions HERE


PAPERWHITE BULBS & PLANTING

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Indoor bulbs are the perfect gift for the holiday season, as they give the gift of happiness. Amaryllis and paperwhites allow for a creative and thoughtful way to express your gratitude over the holiday season. Both are easy to grow, and their increasing popularity make them excellent additions to holiday décor. What better way to inspire someone this holiday season then by giving the gift of happiness.


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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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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