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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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Welcome Friends!

House by the side of the road 

370 Gibbons Highway
Wilton, NH  03086

603-654-9888

info@housebythesideoftheroad.com

Open everyday 8am - 6pm  even Sundays!

 


WE HAVE THE EASTER BUNNY!  

But... we can't really find him right now.  Stop by and see if you can!

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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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Can't think of what to get?
How about a Gift Certificate!

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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Spring ahead with our new hours: 

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.

We already have primrose for sale that we grow ourselves and pansy baskets are being planted now.

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!


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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Happy Easter


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Happy Easter


The days are getting longer :)

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What to expect!


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What to expect!




We also have a great selection of Cat Grass. 

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! 


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Meet the Staff


More than a staff, we are a team.

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Meet the Staff


More than a staff, we are a team.

Abby & Libby

Robyn

Mark

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March Flower of the month


March - Daffodils

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March Flower of the month


March - Daffodils

Daffodils

We have tons of miniature daffodils potted just for you!

Miniature daffodils are a fall bulb that you plant in the fall and they bloom in the spring. 

A daffodil is a daffodil, whether it announces spring with robust 5-inch flowers or heralds the season with cheery miniature blooms spanning a perky two inches or less in width. The miniature daffodils that are most typically available are charming, nearly carefree additions for any small area that needs touches of bright color. Like their larger relatives, miniature daffodils are troubled by very few pests because they’re toxic to most insects, and rabbits and deer turn their noses up at them. Perfect for the beginning gardener, these little beauties usually bloom between March and May and will brighten your garden for years to come.

  • Prepare your planting site at least a month before you set your miniature daffodil bulbs out. Choose a fertile, well-draining spot in full sun.

  • Cultivate the soil to a depth of about 12 inches. Spread a 2-inch layer of peat moss or leaf mold over the bed. Add a 2-inch layer of well-rotted compost on top. Spade the amendments 10 to 12 inches into the soil. Your miniature daffodils will be here for years to come, so proper soil preparation now will feed them well in the future.
  • Plant the bulbs about six to eight weeks before the first predicted frost for your area, when the soil has cooled to around 60 degrees F. Plant them at least twice as deep as the bulb height with the pointed end up. Space the bulbs about 3 inches apart.

  • Water the miniature daffodil bed thoroughly to soak the soil immediately after planting. Keep the soil surface evenly moist but not soggy or wet through the fall.
  • Water the miniature daffodil bed thoroughly to soak the soil when the leaf tips emerge in early spring. Keep the soil surface evenly moist but not soggy or wet. Stop watering about four weeks after they bloom.
  • Feed the daffodils a 5-10-10 fertilizer when leaves emerge from the soil in the spring. Follow the packaging instructions carefully.
  • Feed the plants with a 0-0-10 fertilizer when they begin to bloom.
  • Dig the bulbs up after the leaves begin to turn yellow between late May and mid-June. Clip the foliage off with clean, sharp shears. Wash the bulbs and set them out to air dry in the shade for about a week.
  • Put the miniature daffodil bulbs in the leg of an old pair of pantyhose. Hang them up in a cool, well-ventilated spot out of direct sun where they won’t freeze until you’re ready to plant them in the fall.

Visit the American Daffodil Society. <-- Here