Annual plants have a life cycle spanning just one year or season, but gardeners often incorporate annuals into their landscape designs because they flower quickly and adapt well to a variety of light and soil conditions. Available in every color of the rainbow, annual plants work well in containers, in window boxes, and as filler for open spaces in large flower beds.
Annuals also offer great flexibility, allowing gardeners to experiment with different color and height combinations each year for different landscape designs. Try lining a walkway with blocks of a single color, or fill a bed with a group of complimentary blooms. Climbing annuals can also be paired with vines to cover a trellis, archway, or creep up deck beams.
Some flowering plants that are perennial in warmer climates may be considered annual in the Black Hills, including some varieties of rudbeckia and snapdragons. Browse our inventory of summer annual plants, shade flowering annuals, and other annual plants below, and then stop by the Greenhouse to pick up annuals for your home landscape designs.
Fall Pumpkin Festival 2018
If you anxiously wait all year to unpack your sweaters and scarves so you can relish in the crisp air and vibrant foliage of autumn, then join us at Jolly Lane Greenhouse on Saturday, October 20th to celebrate the season with our annual Fall Pumpkin Festival. Not only will you be able to stock up on pumpkins of all kinds for your seasonal decorating and baking, but we will be hosting a variety of fall activities for all ages, including wagon rides and face painting. Mark your calendars for this anticipated event where you and your family can take part in all the things that makes this time of year so enchanting!
13th Annual Chili Pepper Roast and Produce Market
Experience the taste of autumn at Jolly Lane Greenhouse’s 13th Annual Chili Pepper Roast and Produce Market! Join us on Friday, September 14th from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, September 15th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to stock up on fire-roasted chili peppers, fresh local produce and delicious canned goods that you won’t find anywhere else. And this year, you’ll even get the chance to try some of the area’s best craft brews and wines!
Emerald Ash Borer
While it’s important to take care of your flowers and garden, it’s vital to check on your trees as well. Many ash trees in North America have been affected by emerald ash borer (EAB), which is an exotic insect from Asia that attacks ash trees. There’s no known cases of EAB being in western South Dakota but it has been found in Sioux Falls. Jolly Lane Greenhouse encourages everyone to be aware of EAB and keep your eye on your ash trees. There are ways to treat and prevent emerald ash borer if or when it makes its way to this side of the state.
Keep up on your Garden Maintenance
As most of your gardens are already planted, it is important to remember you need to maintain them throughout the summer. Maintaining your garden can help it grow and stay beautiful all summer long. Here are some tips from Jolly Lane Greenhouse to keep your garden healthy and growing.
Hail Protection for Your Garden
Living in the Black Hills during the summertime brings the chance of the infamous summer hail storms. The hail, big or small, can cause damage to vehicles, gardens, and much more. The damage from hail can get costly, so hail protection is definitely important. How do you protect the beautiful garden that you have put so much work into?
Spring Landscaping and Planting Prep
Spring has officially sprung at Jolly Lane Greenhouse. The warmer weather and increase in sunshine means that it is time to start thinking about spring planting. This is the ideal time of the year for landscaping prep and planning which flowers or plants you want for your garden this year.
Tips for Springtime Outdoor Planting
With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what plants to put in your flower gardens this year. At Jolly Lane Greenhouse, we understand that it can be a process picking out the plants and figuring out where they should go. There are many factors that go into planting outdoor flowers. Here are just a few tips to help you figure out the plants you should be planting this spring to best meet your gardening needs in the long run.
Proper tree protection against rodents and deer
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Helpful Indoor House Plants
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Poinsettia plant care tips
Poinsettia plants are a staple in the Christmas holidays and look beautiful in any home or office decorations. With a variety of colors to choose from, there is a color to fit into any decoration color scheme. Taking care of...
Winterization and rose bush care tips
Winter is coming, and with it means it's time to start performing some winterization maintenance to things like your garden and rose bushes. Proper rose bush care is crucial to ensure that they survive the harsh winter temperatures that...
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Garden Warfare with Companion Plants
With warm summer temps comes the insect army to invade your pride and joy — your garden. Once they're upon you, ridding flowers and veggies of insects can be tricky. Instead of waiting for the onslaught, try a proactive approach...
Building a Water Garden
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Organic Lawn Care Tips from your Rapid City Nursery
Spring has finally sprung, and how many feel like their lawns are just not the stunning green they want? One way to get your lawn looking lush for the spring season is through organic lawn care. While organic lawn care...
Winter Landscaping Tips from Your Rapid City Nursery
Just because it is the winter does not mean you do not need to maintain your lawn or landscaping. Many have the false impression that just because of the cold weather and nothing to plant, that there are no landscaping...
Christmas Tree Care Tips
It sure is the most wonderful time of the year, but no Christmas is complete without a Christmas tree! At our Rapid City greenhouse, we have a large selection of trees — small, big, or even flocked in different colors. So...
At Jolly Lane Greenhouse we understand the importance of a healthy planet and sustainable living, and it all starts with you. You can do many things in your own home to lessen the impact you and your family have on...
Composting Tips for Beginners
Composting occurs naturally in the eco-system, and man-made compost is an excellent way for you to utilize your organic waste to the max. Egg shells, dead plants, old leather gloves, sawdust — most things can actually turn into rich, nutrient filled...
Yard trimmings and food residuals combined make up 27% of the US municipal solid waste. That's a lot of waste that can be used in good measures. Creating a useful product from organic waste offers benefits of resource efficiency. Adding compost...
Using Leaf Bags to Compost in the Fall
You've been raking, raking, relentlessly raking, and now you're not so sure what to do with all of those bags of leaves piling up in your garage. If you're thinking of sending them to the landfill, Jolly...
Your Guide to Landscaping with Deer Resistant Plants
As gardeners, we all know what it's like to feel protective of our plants. For that matter, we all share a desire for keeping animals out of the garden bed. In the Black Hills region of western South Dakota...
Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors
Winter seed sowing gives you a jump start on the growing season! Starting seeds indoors while it's still cold and snowy outside starts with dusting off your gardening gloves and getting a little dirty as you prepare your seeds...
Summer annual plants can add beauty to your landscape designs. Choose from thousands of plants such as shade flowering annuals at Jolly Lane Greenhouse.More About Annuals
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Choose form colorful hanging flower baskets and hanging planters designed by experts at Jolly Lane Greenhouse, or mix and match containers to create your own.More About Hanging Baskets
Get all of your herb garden ideas at Jolly Lane Greenhouse, as well as all of the supplies and advice needed for your herb gardens.More About Herbs
The experts at Jolly Lane Greenhouse can help you with all of your vegetable garden plans and get your vegetable gardening started properly.More About Vegetables