It’s that time of year, friends. Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and most of us are racking our brains to try and come up with something better to give our loved one than the box of chocolate and roses we gave last year. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, we’re just trying to be a little more original this year! So we came across an amazing idea that we think you’re going to love, and your significant other will definitely enjoy getting. DIY gifts are always a hit, and when paired with one of our Valentine’s plant suggestions, are sure to be a memorable gift this loving season!
Paper Sack Plants
You don’t have to let your loved one know this, but this DYI Valentine’s gift will cost you next to nothing! All you need to do is pick out the plant that you want to give, and gather up the following materials:
Paper lunch bags
Paint pen or marker
Now using your own unique artistic ability, get creative.
Spray paint the outside of your bags. You can create any look you want, combine colors, and make gradients, whatever your level of creativity allows. If you put small rocks in the bottom of your bag, it will stand up straight, making it easier to paint.
Let the bags dry, and then flatten them out to make it easier to write out your message. Then use your paint pen or marker and scribble out those loving words! Keep your message towards the bottom, as you’ll be rolling the top of the bag down once finished. Use your inner poet when writing out your message, “let’s grow together”, “you’re growing on me”, “love is nurturing the soil of our relationship”, you get the idea!
Once everything is dry, roll the top down a few times, and place your plant in. Easy-peasy, hugs and squeezy!
Stop into Jolly Lane to learn more about houseplant care, and which plants will work best for you!
Which Plants to Choose
Any plant that is easy to care for would be ideal, but there are a few plants available that are considered to be more romantic, or at least enjoy being received more than others.
These beauties are an elegant choice, and have become one of the most appreciated gift plants. Super low-maintenance, gorgeous colors, and long lasting flowers allow these gifts to be enjoyed long past Valentine’s Day.
Succulents are wildly popular for home or the office, and require hardly any care at all. Give them some bright light, water them every couple weeks, and they’ll last for a long time. Choosing succulents gives you a wide variety of colors and combinations to put together, and your loved one will appreciate the low maintenance.
Also known as the flamingo plant, this beautiful choice literally displays love, as the leaves and flowers tend to be heart shaped! When cared for, they can last for years. Anthuriums like bright light and humidity, and need water when the top inch of soil has dried. Fertilizing a couple times a year will keep them blooming beautifully!
Jolly Lane carries the area’s largest variety of houseplants, in plenty of sizes, colors, and styles!
These are just a few of the beautiful plants you can choose from, as there are several others that would make great Valentine’s gifts. Whichever you choose, you can be happy knowing that you broke out of the boring box, and are giving your loved one something much more thoughtful and unique this Valentine’s Day. Keep these fun DIY paper sack plants in mind in the future as well; they would make great gifts for teachers, co-workers, bridal parties, etc. If you’re not the crafty sort, don’t worry – we have Valentine-themed pots, pre-planted and ready to go to your sweetheart!
Jolly Lane wants you to win the day this February 14th, so come out and take a look at our fantastic variety of indoor plants, and let’s help you put a smile on the face of those you love!
Win their heart this Valentine's Day by giving a gift that keeps on giving! This DIY paper sack plant idea is brilliant, and when paired with one of our choices for most romantic plants, is sure to help you win the day. In fact, you can do this for any occasion, for any special person in your life, or simply as a thank you to somebody that deserves it!
It’s certainly no secret that at Jolly Lane, we love houseplants. They’re one of the things we love most about our job here; watering, trimming, potting, you name it, and we love it. A single houseplant can add so much coziness to a room that you’ll wonder how you ever went without, and may just spark an interest that will have you stopping into our greenhouse every week to see what else you can pick up.
Christmas lights strung from the deck, tins of baked goodies, the smell of fresh pine throughout the home; it truly is the most wonderful time of the year! We love the holiday season, there’s so much fun involved in decorating our homes and spreading the cheer amongst our friends and family.
One of our favorite things about holiday decorating is bringing home fresh holiday plants, and decorating our meticulously chosen Christmas tree. They add so much life and color to our homes, that we’d be totally on board if it suddenly became fashionable to just have them year ‘round. Following our tips on caring for your holiday plants makes it easy to keep them thriving well past the holiday season, and maybe, with a bit of luck, that trend would catch on!
In the Black Hills, fall brings with it a beautiful change in scenery. Colors turn from green, to stunning reds and yellows, while the early sunsets offer a fantastic backdrop to the changing of the season. We love turning the calendar over to fall, and welcome the laundry list of amazing interior projects we’ve been saving from Pinterest, or seen on the DIY channel. Fall has a natural nesting feel to it, and so we often get so cozy inside our homes, that we let our thoughts gravitate to those indoor projects, and forget about that beautiful outdoor space we spent all summer enjoying. But this year, why not take advantage of the fact that fall is a great time to create, supplement, or renovate exterior landscapes?
This Sunday, May 12th, we honor and celebrate the women who have perhaps the most difficult, yet rewarding job that life has to offer; that of being a Mother. Mother’s Day gives us a chance to show just how much we love and appreciate these wonderful women we call Mom’s. But where did this showering of appreciation all come from?
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!
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.
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.
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 the23rd, 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.
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!
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!
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.
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