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Monday – Saturday: 8am – 5pm

Welcome to Jolly Lane Greenhouse

We are a Rapid City nursery that provides helpful information to both green thumbs and beginning gardeners about horticulture in the Black Hills and surrounding areas. Our garden supply center houses a variety of plant selections, including shrubs, annuals, perennials, and herbs, as well as garden décor.

At Jolly Lane Greenhouse, you'll find your senses stimulated by an extensive assortment of seasonal plants, shrubs, and trees from our garden supply centers. We have a variety of fragrant and brightly-colored foliage, bushes, evergreens, perennials, vines, ornamental grasses, and rose bushes—there's something for every season!

Jolly Lane Greenhouse has everything you need to start planning and planting your flower and vegetable seedlings. You'll find a huge selection of flower and vegetable seeds, germinating soil and trays, heating mats for germinating, marking stakes and much more.

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Seasonal Plants

The tradition of the Easter Lily

As the days become longer and the temperature rise, the grass is getting greener, and color is entering the scenery palette once again.  Easter is upon us, a time that conjures feelings of hope and new beginnings.

Easter evokes memories of egg hunts, pastel colored attire, fanily gatherings; baskets filled with brightly colored grass and of course the Easter Lily.  This trumpet shaped, white blossom symbolizes, hope, purity and life, which embody the promises of spring and the spiritual essence of Easter.  Because of this, lilies are a popular Easter gift to give to family and friends.

White flowers often represent purity, beauty, fertility and elegance in both art and literature, and are also referenced in the bible, most specifically in the story of the Sermon on the Mount, when Jesus said,

"Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow, they toil not, neither do they spin, and yet i say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these"..."

Theologians also beieve lilies were found to be growing in the garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus went to pray the night before His crucifixion.  While Easter Lilies are not native to the holy land, theologians believe that these flowers sprung up where drops of Jesus' sweat fell as he prayed, thus their strong tie to the Easter holiday.  During this season churches, fill their alters and surround their crosses with Easter Lilies to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus, which in the Christian faith symbolizes hope and everlasting life.

Despite their strong ties to the Easter holiday, you can enjoy your plant long after the Easter eggs have been found, as they are perennial.  With care, you will be able to enjoy your flower for many seasons to come.

Due to the varying temperatures of a South Dakota spring, we suggest, waiting until the threat of frost and snow has passed.  This can be slightly hard to gauge, but by mid May temperatures are typically on the rise at a steady pace.  Pick a space in your garden that receives full sunlight, in an area where the soil will drain well.  After removing your Easter Lily from its pot, install it in the ground to the same depth as you had it in the container, water and mulch it.  Summer's heat will take its toll, but don't worry, it's normal for the leaves to turn brown.  Some gardeners cut the plant down to ground leve at this point, to promote new growth later in the season.

May this season of renewal and hope find you in peace.  Celebrate this Easter with the giving of a beautiful Easter Lily from Jolly Lane Greenhouse.


Events

Spring Bulb Plants!

Spring is taunting us with days of perfect wather only to have Mother Nature turn on the cooler days with skiffs of snow to remind us that we haven't quite reached the days fo gardening.  If you've found yourself yearning for days of getting your hands dirty while digging in the dirt, bulb plants may be just the ticket until winter stays away for the season.  Tulips, daffodils, hyacinth and crocus are among the many options to sooth your gardening nerves.

If you have brought your little piece of spring home and are now wondering what to do with these beautiful little indoor bulbs after they have finished blooming here are a few tips for you.  Don't be left feeling like you wasted your money spent on this once pretty plant, you can continue to enjoy your spring bulbs for years to come.

1.  Once the plant has stopped blooming, discontinue watering and allow the foliage to die back.

2.  Once the foliage is dried and brown, remove it from the pot by gently tugging on the leaves until they break from the bulb and come outn of the soil.  (If the leaves do not pull away from the bulbs easily you haven't waited quite long enough for the foliage to die.  It is very important to not remove the foliage prematurely as it helps to put energy back in the bulbs for the next year's blooms.)

3.  Remove the bulbs from the dirt and dust them off.  Check for any rotten or soft spots on the bulbs.  If these spots are visible on any bulbs, discard them.  Allow them to dry out on a piece of paper in a cool, dry and dark space (such as a cellar or basement) or plant them directly in the ground if the weather is suitable for planting.

Since we live in an area that stays consistently near or below freezing for a period of at least 10-12 weeks during the winter, the bulbs can be replanted in your outdoor garden in fall, anytime between late September and early November, preferrably prior to the first frost.

The next time you decide you need to brighten your day while waiting for warmer days don't hesitate to spoil yourself with a potted bulb plant.  Spring planting bulbs will chase the blues away while lasting for many days ahead!  Good luck to you!



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