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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 Pansy

The garden pansy is a type of large-flowered hybrid plant cultivated as a garden flower.  It is derived by hybridization from several species of the genus Viola, a wildflower of Europe and western Asia known as heartsease.  The garden pansy flower is two to three inches in diameter and has two slightly overlapping upper petals, two side petals and a single bottom petal with a slight beard emanating from the flower's center.

English common names, such as "pansy", "viola" and "violet" may be used interchangeably.  Modern "pansies" possess a well-defined "blotch" or "eye" in the middle of the flower.  Modern horticulturalists tend to use the term "pansy" for those multi-colored large-flowered hybrids that are grown for bedding purposes every year, while "viola" is usually reserved for smaller, more delicate annuals.

Modern Horticulturalists have developed a wide range of pansy flower colors and bicolors, including yellow, gold, orange, purple, violet, red, white and even near-black (very dark purple).  Pansies typically display large showy face markings.

Pansies can survive light freezes and short periods of snow cover, which is why they are ideal for early spring and fall planting.  They are not very heat-tolerant: warm temperatures inhibit blooming and hot muggy air causes rot and death.

Jolly Lane Greenhouse has a beautiful supply of pansies for all your fall decorating needs.  Stop in and get some pansies to revive your beds or pots. 


Don't forget on October 14th we will be having our wagon rides and marshmellow roasting!

 Jolly Lane Greenhouse will be having our annual wagon rides on October 14th from 11am to 3pm.  We will have our strawbale maze, face painting for the kids, marshmellow roasting and horse and tractor rides.  We will have pumpkins and all your fall and Halloween decorating items.  Mark you calendars!

Jolly Lane Tips

Winterization of Roses!

Fall is a critical time in the rose garden.  In colder climates if you don't winterize and do it properly, you'll be cutting the vitality right out of your plants or outright killing them.  Garderners should not fertilize roses after September 1st, so plants can begin to prepare for winter dormancy.  These 5 steps should be taken to ensure your roses will have the best chance for survival in Zones 3 and 4.

Step 1:  Right now you should be allowing the blooms to go full cycle on the bush.  Let them drop their petals and form hips or seed pods.  When the hips are forming, a hormone is being released that tells the bush to quit blooming and get ready for dormancy.

Step 2:  Do not cut back your plants right now.  The vitality of the bush is still up in the canes and foliage.  Only after a couple of very hard freezes (28 degrees) will the energy of the plant move into the root system to be used next spring to come out of dormancy strong and vital.

Step 3:  After the hard freezes and usually around October 20th to 30th in western SD, you can prune back the roses to 18-24" tall.  Do not trim back climbers, large shrub roses or landscape shrub roses on their own root.  Remove any remaining leaves and twiggy side growth from the canes and clean up all rose debris.

Step 4:  If you had disease problems during the summer it is a good idea to spray the plant and ground with a dormant spray.  When canes are dry, pull the canes together and tie them into a narrow column using soft string or pantyhose.  At this time you can apply a layer of compost or bonemeal to promote winter root growth.

Step 5:  Pile up loose soil over the base of the canes (bud union) eight to nine inches deep.  Gather this soil from another area in your yard, not from the area of the rose's root zone.  The final step is to mound dry leaf mulch, pine needles, straw or any other loose, dry organic matter over the roses about a foot to a foot and a half deep.  You can fence the area with a wire fencing 18" tall by 60" long making a collar for each rose.  If the looks of fences or leaves isn't to your liking, the large styrofoam rose cones are a neat alternative, but you must still mound the soil over the bud union.