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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As the seasons transition to the cooler temperatures and the leaves start turning color, it’s time to switch out the flower beds as well. Now is the perfect time to plant some garden mums, which are better at withstanding the cooler temps than most other flowers. Chrysanthemums can be planted in the cooler weather and their colors provide a perfect autumn backdrop with pops of color. Garden mums are perfect for planting in large quantities due to their tight, mounded habit and bloom cover. Choose only a couple of colors to plant that will compliment your existing landscaping. If you plan on decorating for fall with pumpkins, choose orange, yellow, and creamy white mums. If you have a yard with a lot of greens and leafy plants, try some bright colors to bring a pop of color to your yard.
Due to the time of year when they are planted, mums don’t usually live through winter, however, there are steps that you can take to ensure they last as long as possible. Planting them in a place that gets at least six hours of sun a day will ensure they produce large bulbs. Mums thrive in well-drained soil so if your yard tends to get soggy after rain, plant them in raised beds. It’s important to make sure you trim off the previous year’s stems as soon as the new spring growth begins to show.
Mums thrive when watered thoroughly when first planted. It’s crucial to never let them wilt. Once your mums are established, they do well with about an inch of water per week. If leaves start to turn brown, water them more often. Once winter starts to show its face, ensure you prepare your mums for winter after the first hard frost. Mulch up to four inches with straw or shredded hardwood and fill it in around the entire plant. You can go ahead and pinch off dead blooms, but keep the branches intact to ensure they have a better chance of surviving winter. Once the weather warms up, pull away the mulch.
Mums come in a variety of different colors and shapes and sizes and are very affordable if you want to plant a large selection and play with how they look in your garden.