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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African Violets are stunning tropical plants whose flowers resemble violets in color and shape. Their cheerful flowers perched just above a neat rosette of dark-green, fuzzy leaves may bloom constantly throughout the year.
There are thousands of cultivars, which provide a palette of flower colors that include lavenders, blues, pinks, reds and whites. In addition there are miniature African Violets.
This plant is really fussy about growing conditions. For maximum blooms, they demand 10 to 14 hours of bright but indirect light per day and an eight hour rest period in darkness.
African Violets thrive best with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees F and nighttime temperatures near 65 degrees F.
Avoid overwatering; water just enough so that the soil is uniformly moist but not saturated. Use tepid or room temperature water; cold water can damage the root system and will cause spotting if spilled on leaves.
Too little or too much fertilizer can result in a lack of blossoms. Use and African Violet food to ensure the right proportions of nutrients. Experienced growers use a diluted solution of fertilizer with each watering.
African Violets need to be repotted about once a year, but they can be persnickety about this too. They prefer to be a bit potbound, so use a new pot that is only slightly larger than the old one. Remove about one-third of the old soil and replace it with a potting mix. Make sure that the crown of the plant is just above the soil line. Water thoroughly and the job is complete.
African Violets really are easy to grow as long as you care for them on their own terms. When rewarded with a windowsill full of beautiful, blooming plants, you'll know that they were certainly worth all of the fuss.
Jolly Lane Greenhouse has a large selection of African Violets for you to try out. Come in and see us!