Fruit trees and shrubs are a great way to add an ornamental yet functional touch to your landscaping. Adding a fruit tree to your property provides three seasons of beauty, as well as shade, and great tasting home grown fruit to enjoy for many years to come. Fruit trees also filter the air, condition soil, and attract pollinators to your garden.
Some things to consider if you are planning to include a fruit tree and shrubs in your landscape:
- Plant two or more varieties of the same tree. This is the best way to ensure pollination. You will want to make sure you have room to accommodate more than one tree.
- Include your favorite varieties. Fruit trees in particular live longer so you will want to be sure to choose trees you like.
- Be patient. Fruit trees and shrubs can take up to two years before they start producing fruit. You’ll find it was worth the wait as home grown produce often tastes better than what you get at your local grocer.
Talk to one of the landscape professionals at our fruit tree nursery and discover the many ways Zone 5 fruit trees and shrubs can change your landscape and your quality of life.
Jolly Lane Garden Bar now open!
Jolly Lane is excited to announce that the Garden Bar is open for business! That’s right ladies and gentlemen, you can now enjoy a glass of wine or beer while shopping or browsing the great selection at Jolly Lane Greenhouse. Stop in to the rose garden greenhouse and have a drink from one of our outstanding local South Dakota breweries or wineries. Bring some friends and make a day of it! The bar is now open every Saturday from 12-5pm, and will be open on Sundays from 12-5 starting on April 28th.
The History of Shamrocks
Spring has sprung and shamrocks are in full bloom in the Black Hills. Rapid City’s finest greenhouse has a couple of varieties of shamrocks and we are very excited to showcase them again this year. Shamrocks also have an important history and are a staple to this Irish holiday that is right around the corner, so celebrate with us by learning all there is to know about these nostalgic clovers!
Celebrate National Bird Feeding Month
It’s a great time to stock the bird feeder, fill up the bird bath with some warm water, and enjoy some hot cocoa as you watch the winter birds swoop in for a bite and a bath! If you don’t have a bird feeder, or bird house, stop in and see us. We have a great selection of feeders, houses, and bird seed.
13th Annual Birds and Blooms Event and Plant Sale
Join us January 19th on Saturday from 10am to 3 pm, for the 13th annual Birds and Blooms Event! This annual educational event is put on by both the Mt Rushmore Birds and the Black Hills Poultry Society right here in Rapid City.
Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree & Holiday Décor
It’s finally here, everyone’s favorite holiday season! That means it’s time to pick out the perfect Christmas tree and holiday decor for your family, which is always a ton of fun. We’ve got a variety of Christmas tree options in stock this year including White Pine, Scotch Pine, Balsam Fir, and Fraser Fir available in classic, flocked and colored stylings.
Winter Open House 2018
Christmas season is just around the corner! As always we’ll be having our annual holiday open house event. Stop by Jolly Lane Greenhouse this upcoming weekend for the winter open house happening on the 23rd, 24th, and 25th of November.
Stop by to enjoy our refreshments and see all the beautiful items we have available for your Christmas decorating needs.
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.
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