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Partners in Vine: The Magic of Companion Planting

With the beautiful, warmer weather and sunshine comes the annoyance of pests that pose a risk to your garden and outdoor environment. Jolly Lane Greenhouse is here to provide you with a natural remedy, utilizing your very own plants as a defense against common pests such as mosquitoes, aphids, beetles, and more. Companion Planting, an age-old gardening technique, is more than just a trend. It’s a method steeped in science and proven by time. By understanding symbiotic relationships between different plant species, we can create healthier, more productive gardens.

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Protecting Your Plants: Tips from Jolly Lane Greenhouse

Summer is approaching, and living in the Black Hills area, it is important to be prepared for the elements that the season can bring. From hail to excessive heat, to surprise visits from uninvited guests (critters), your garden can easily be in danger. Not to worry – Jolly Lane Greenhouse is here to provide expert tips on how you can protect your plants this summer from the season’s harsh conditions. With summer-proofing tips and strategies, we will help ensure that your plants are on the right track to thrive throughout the summer months.

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5 Easy Eco-Friendly Gardening Tips This Earth Day

Earth Day is approaching, and what better way to kick off this iconic day commemorating our very own home than by implementing a sustainable touch to your gardening? It is important to remember while sowing your seeds this spring to minimize your carbon footprint throughout the process. For many of us, gardening isn’t just a hobby; it’s a way to connect with nature, nurture life, and contribute positively to our environment. Whether you’re a pro or a green novice, these five eco-friendly tips will empower you to cultivate a thriving garden while minimizing your ecological footprint.

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Plant Psychology: Understanding the Minds and Preferences of Your Garden's Residents

As the vibrant and fresh vibes of Spring approach, bringing showers and vegetation galore, it’s time to prep your garden for a summer filled with bountiful produce. Embarking on the journey of seed starting is not only a rewarding endeavor but also a fundamental step towards cultivating a thriving garden. Join Jolly Lane Greenhouse as we dive into the art of spring seed starting, personifying your plants, and understanding when they prefer to be planted. So, roll up your sleeves and get ready to produce a flourishing garden that will get heads turning this summer!  

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Leafy Love: Romantic Houseplants for Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air, and what better way to admire your loved one than with a houseplant that mirrors your partner’s beauty and love? At Jolly Lane Greenhouse, we believe that the perfect token of love doesn’t always come wrapped in paper and ribbon. Instead, consider gifting a stunning houseplant from our diverse collection, featuring enchanting Calla Lilies, graceful Orchids, vibrant Cyclamens, timeless Tulips, and passionate Red Anthuriums. Each of these botanical treasures carries a message of love and appreciation that your loved one surely deserves this Valentine’s Day.

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Growing Trends: Jolly Lane's Top Houseplant Picks for 2024

We would love to give 2024 a warm and vibrant welcome, and as we embrace the new year, Jolly Lane Greenhouse is delighted to unveil the top trending houseplants that promise to redefine indoor gardening in 2024. From starry-patterned Monstera Thai Constellations to the dramatic and bold ZZ Raven, get ready to discover the botanical stars that will transform your living spaces and breathe life into your home in the coming year.

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A Holiday Filled with Houseplants: How to Deck Your Halls with Festive Foliage

With Winter in the works, the weather outside continues to get more frightful and the vibrant colors of nature begin to fade. Why not add some color to your own cozy abode with your own array of holiday houseplants?! From the majestic Amaryllis to the charming Christmas Cactus, the iconic Poinsettia, and the elegant Norfolk Pine, these plants not only animate your living space but also contribute to its merry atmosphere. We’ll explore essential growing tips for each of these holiday favorites to ensure your home is a botanical wonderland throughout the festive season.

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Fall Bulb Planting: Tips for Gorgeous Spring Blooms

Fall is in full bloom! The Black Hills are rolling with foliage filled with warm and striking orange, red, and yellow hues. It may be easy to bid farewell to your gardening plans with Fall’s arrival by hanging up your garden hoe, but that is furthest from the truth. This is the perfect time to prepare your garden for Spring’s bloom. As we know, South Dakota is well-known for its frigid Winters, providing bulbs with prime climate conditions where they will chill long enough to develop strong and healthy blooms from below the ground and up.

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Fall's Splendor: Adding Autumnal Splendor to Your Garden

Fall is just around the corner, and what better way to participate in Autumn’s splendor than by adding a splash of your favorite warm harvest hues (orange, red, yellow, brown, etc.) to your garden?! Just because the temperature and leaves are dropping, doesn’t mean you need to hang up your gardening gloves just yet. From flowers, to fresh produce, to trees, the possibilities are endless, and we’ve got all of the tips and tricks to help your fall garden bloom.

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A Beginners Guide to Fall Harvesting: Growing and Preserving Your Own Food

The crisp autumn air will be here before we know it. There is no better time than now to begin preparing your garden for a bountiful fall harvest. Whether you have a green thumb or you’re just starting out, harvesting can be a sustainable way where one can connect with nature and ensure a full supply of produce during the colder months. In this beginner’s guide we’ll walk you through the essentials of fall harvesting and provide you with tips and techniques to maximize your yields and preserve your harvest for the months ahead. 

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Protecting Young Trees from Deer: Best Practices

The area we live in is filled with magnificent-wild creatures including squirrels, rabbits, frogs, toads, snakes, bison, mountain lions, birds, and deer. These tree critters are quite admirable; however, it is important for us to recognize that they share their home with us. One of these creatures you are surely familiar with snooping around in your own backyard is the deer. These furry four-legged mammals may appear harmless, but they are infamous for causing some serious buck rub damage to trees and especially to young, newly planted, trees.

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Flower Power: How to Grow a Colorful Garden that Pops

Spring is in full swing and Summer is just around the corner welcoming more sun, fun, and color! What better way to add vibrance to your life than by planting a spectrum of colors that smell amazing too?! From cool blue and violet to warm and rosy orange hues, planting flowers will add that inviting ambiance that will stop your neighbors in their tracks. Flowering can be a fun and educational experience for all ages. But it is important to follow certain steps to ensure that they grow strong and look magnificent for the season.

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Tips for Starting your Seedlings

All seeds require a certain amount of moisture, the perfect temperature, and plenty of oxygen for them to properly germinate. Seeds come in many different shapes and sizes, some ranging from the size of a tiny piece of grain while others reaching the size of a pea or bean. As the Winter season melts away and Spring approaches, there are specific and helpful tips that you can use to ensure you are planting your seedlings successfully.

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Sucs For You

Did you know that many plants have a meaning or symbolize something? In this blog we are going to discuss the heartfelt meaning behind succulents, how to take care of them properly and the different varieties for indoor or outdoor atmospheres. Succulents are often confused with cacti but it’s the other way around. Cacti are a type of succulent, but not all succulents are cacti. Cacti are often associated with the thorns they have, but succulents are classified as any plant that stores water in their thick leaves and stems, which does include cacti.

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How you speak to your plants affects how they grow

You know the saying; treat others how you would like to be treated? Well, that goes for your plants too! Scientists have recently studied if how you speak to your plants affects their growth and if plants respond to a female or male voice better.

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A Jolly Good Time

The Most wonderful time of year has arrived, Christmas season! Christmas isn’t just a date on the calendar, it’s a feeling in the heart, it’s the Christmas spirit in the air, and all the jolly cheer!

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The Time to Plant is Now

Just because summer is winding down, doesn’t mean your garden has to wind down for the year. Fall is a great time to gear up for the next season, planting fall bulbs now for spring flowers and other things such as organic seed garlic to be ready for harvest in the spring and summer.

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All About Chilies

The event of the Fall season we all look forward to, The Annual Chili Pepper Festival at Jolly Lane Greenhouse  is back; September 16th, 17th, and 18th! With an abundance of fresh produce, pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and colors, and the famous roasted chilies! Now that your tastebuds are tingling, all this will be paired perfectly with our Garden Bar, food truck vendors, and live music. Jolly Lane Greenhouse is here to share some flavor filled chili recipes to put your chili pepper haul to great use.

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Summer to Fall Garden Transition

With summer winding down, it’s time to start transitioning your summer garden into your fall garden. You may be noticing your garden is beginning to slow down with fruit production, and that’s okay because it’s time to start something new; a fall garden!

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Garden Up Keep

Now that your plants have been in the ground for a while, you may need some reminders on maintenance. Watering and fertilizing are important to any thriving garden!

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Herb Garden - Holistic Healing

Whether you have an established herb garden or you’re looking to start one, you may be unaware of the many benefits an herbal garden has to offer. Jolly Lane Greenhouse is here to fill you in on all the tips, tricks, and benefits a thriving herb garden has in store for gardeners of all types.

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2022 Gardening Trends

Staying up on trends can sometimes be a chore but figuring out new trends in gardening can be fun and uplifting! Making changes to your outdoor space is refreshing. Whether it’s the different plants being planted, new outdoor furniture and water features, or even some cute outdoor lighting. Something is sure to spark your interest to make your space a sanctuary! Jolly Lane Greenhouse is here to help you, check out these hot new trends for 2022!

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Get Ready, Get Set, Garden! Tips for getting ready for spring gardening and planting

The arrival of spring is just days away. As the green thumb greats at Jolly Lane Greenhouse eagerly await primetime for spring planting like tots waiting for Santa to deliver presents, we’re here to share our top spring gardening tips so you can get a head-start on your planting, too! Interwoven with answers to the most frequent questions we get about spring planting, you’ll be gardening like a pro by abiding by the following tips.

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To Repot or Not to Repot, That is the Question: Tips For Repotting Your Plants

With spring sunshine on the way, we’re officially entering the best time of year to consider repotting your plants. As resident repotting experts, we’re here to share our pro tips to help you decide whether or not you should consider repotting your plants this spring, as well as walk you through the easiest way to repot! Looking to learn how to repot a plant? Check out our easy-to-follow guide for repotting plants.

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The Top Five Best Houseplants That You Won’t Kill (Even if you’re Terrible at Taking Care of Plants)

At Jolly Lane Greenhouse, we’re firm believers in the notion that plants are a necessity in any home. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your space with green foliage or have already turned your home into a houseplant greenhouse, we can all agree that plants bring some sense of comfort and coolness to any space. Unsure of your ability to keep common house plants alive? Check out our list of the top five best houseplants that you won’t kill even if you’re terrible at taking care of plants and learn all of our essentials tips for caring for houseplants. These low maintenance plant variations are certain to take care of you more than you’ll have to take care of them!  

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Our Top Tips For Taking Care of Your Fresh-Cut Christmas Tree

Season’s greetings from Jolly Lane Greenhouse in Rapid City, South Dakota! The Holiday Season is officially here and we’re ready to spread some holiday cheer by sharing our top tips for taking care of your fresh-cut Christmas tree.

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The Essential Guide to Holiday Plants: Christmas Cactus, Amaryllis, & Paperwhites

The Holiday season is just around the corner and it’s hard not to fa la la la fall in love with all of the gorgeous plant variations that sprout to life this time of year. From Christmas cactus to Amaryllis, Paperwhites, Poinsettias, and more, our Greenhouse is quickly filling up with sure-tell signs that sleigh bells, turkey dinners, and sweets galore are in our future.

As we look forward to a beautiful, blooming winter season, we’re here to share our top tips for your favorite holiday plants and how to take care of them throughout the chaotic Christmas season!

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Fall Garden Planting Tips

While the leaves are beginning to fall and our summer gardens are slowly becoming memories of warmer days past, there’s never been a better time to get a head start on your garden for the inevitable return of higher temperatures in the spring. To help our fellow gardeners get a leg up on their garden game, we’ve taken the time to outline some of our top tips for getting ahead of the growing season while the weather is still warm.

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Tips For a Great Harvest Season

You’ve put in all the work of planting a garden and meticulously cared for it throughout the hot summer months and it’s finally time to reap the benefits of your efforts! It’s that time of year where many of our vegetable gardens are ready to start harvesting. Fresh tomatoes, zucchini, herbs and more make for some great meals in the late summer and early fall months. Check out our tips below and get to harvesting!

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The Most Versatile Veggies to Plant in your Garden this year


The Most Versatile Veggies to Plant in your Garden this year

Are you in the beginning stages of planning and planting your garden and need some help? What kinds of plants should you actually put into your garden? At Jolly Lane Greenhouse, we have just about every plant you can think of, but some of our favorite things to grown in the garden are a variety of veggies!

Cruciferous vegetables are the most highly acclaimed and versatile vegetables to plant in your garden, and a staple in most healthy food recipes. You may be curious what a cruciferous vegetable is. To simply put it, they are vegetables like arugula, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, garden cress, Bok choy, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, and other similar leafy, vitamin-packed vegetables that belong in the same family

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Bee Kind to Pollinators

Bee kind to pollinators!

At Jolly Lane Greenhouse, we already know the importance pollinators play, but we wanted to share this information as gardening season approaches. According the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, pollinators are essential for the health and reproductive success of over 75% of the world’s flowering plants. They are crucial to production of fruits, and over 150 food crops in the United States depend on them! The sad news is that pollinator populations are declining due to habitat loss, introduction and spread of invasive plant species, overuse of pesticides and disease. The Executive Branch of the United States Government even released a Pollinator Health Strategy to try and stabilize pollinator populations in the United States, but in order for this plan to succeed, they need our help!

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Keep Spring Blossoms Blooming all season long with these tips and tricks

New to gardening? Our experts here at Jolly Lane Greenhouse are sharing their best gardening knowledge to ensure even the newest of gardeners can have a successful growing season. Here are the top things to consider and keep in mind throughout your gardening process to help you have the most successful garden ever!

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Spring’s Nearly Here: Get an early start on preparing your garden for planting season

Spring is nearly here *cue the excitement* and if you’re anything like us here at Jolly Lane Greenhouse in Rapid City, SD, you might already be counting down the days, hours, minutes, and seconds until you can plant your 2021 garden! But what’s the point of waiting for warm weather to return if you don’t have the right plan in place for planting and prepping your garden for growing season ahead of time?

No matter your comfort level with gardening, your friendly gardening experts from Jolly Lane Greenhouse are here to offer some helpful hints, tips, and tricks to ensure your future garden is set up for success the moment you plant your first seeds (or seedlings if you did some seed starting ahead of time)!

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Grow your perfect garden with indoor seed starting!

While we’re only a couple of months into winter, spring will begin to show its colors out on the horizon soon, which can only mean one thing: it’s almost time to get a head-start on that dream garden you’ve been planning for years! While many will wait out spring to avoid the threat of frost, snow, or what have you, indoor seed starting is a phenomenal avenue to jump head-first into planting season without the threat of ruining your precious plants.

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Houseplant Care & Annual House Plant Sale

Jolly Lane Greenhouse is about to celebrate our love of houseplants with our annual Houseplant Sale, which will run from January 18th through January 30th! With houseplants and foliage coming in by the truckload, it’s time to start creating your list of plants to pick up at the sale where all houseplants will be 25% off.

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Our Top Holiday Plant Care Tips

The most wonderful time of the year has officially arrived which can only mean one thing: it’s time to the deck the halls from floor to ceiling with holiday plants galore! *cue Santa’s sleigh bells jingling in the distance* To ensure you’re on the right track to keeping your holiday plants thriving through the season, we’ve gathered some of our green thumb best practices for you to implement once you get your holiday plants home from Jolly Lane.

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Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, Jolly Lane Greenhouse Earns Act of Excellence Award

In its 50th year of operation, Rapid City’s family-owned Jolly Lane Greenhouse is honored to have received an Act of Excellence award from the South Dakota Hall of Fame.

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Planting Your Fall Foliage

Summer 2020 has said goodbye, and it seems like we hardly got to know each other. We could dwell on the fact that we went from 101 degrees, to waking up to snow on the ground in the span of 48 hours, but that might take away from the fact that FALL IS HERE! And we think that, is a wonderful thing.

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Adding Water Features to Your Lawn and Garden

Incorporating water features into your yard has many benefits, not only for you – there’s nothing like the calming effect of a softly babbling brook – but also for your environment. Adding in a water feature can help keep your yard cooler during the sizzling summer months, as well as attract birds, bees and other creatures that can be helpful for your garden. All in all, including a water feature in your landscape is a great way for you to enjoy your yard, as it adds natural beauty and ambiance.

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Summer Lawn Care Maintenance Tips

Summer’s here, and the beautiful sunny days just beg for some good gardening time. Luckily, this time of the year, with its soaring temperatures and decreasing rain, is also crucial for performing some basic lawn care maintenance that will keep your yard green and growing all season long. The following tips will help you maintain a lush lawn that is the envy of the neighborhood, and allow you to spend some much needed “me” time outdoors!

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Late Spring Gardening Tips

Planting season is here and there are plenty of tasks that need to be completed in late spring in order to ensure success in your garden this summer. Best of all, spending some time in your garden now gives you a great excuse to enjoy May and June’s milder weather and sunny afternoons. Check out the gardening tips below to get a head-start on beautifying your lawn and garden going into the late spring months:

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The Benefits of Social Distance Gardening

Social distancing may be the most used term of 2020, but another phrase may soon be part of your vocabulary - social distance gardening. With many of us spending significantly more time at home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, cabin fever has become a common issue that we’re all dealing with. However, the cure could be as simple as taking part in an activity that you already love. We’ve compiled some ways you can benefit from adding more time in your garden while you’re social distancing to help inspire you to don your garden gloves and spend some time in your yard.

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It's Time to Think About Indoor Seed Starting

With spring approaching, we’re looking forward to spending some much needed time with our gardens, and getting our hands dirty. As with every year, we’re sure that this will be the year we have the perfect garden! Wishful thinking, we know, but we can dream! What we can do in the meantime is start getting ready with some indoor seed planting.

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Valentine's Day Plant Ideas

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!

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The Benefits of Houseplants

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.

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Holiday Plant Care

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!

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Holiday Open House

It’s time for our annual Holiday Open House event! We look forward to this event every year, and can’t wait to help spread some of the joy that comes along with the holiday season. So join us at Jolly Lane Greenhouse, November 29th, 30th, and December 1st, and share in the festivities. We’ll be open Friday from 8am-6pm, Saturday from 8am-5pm, and Sunday from 11am-4pm.

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Garlic Growing Information

Check out some tips on growing, harvesting, and storing garlic in your garden! 

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Fall Festival and Wagon Rides

Ah the changing of the season! It’s finally time to get out the fall décor, put up some wreaths, buy all the candles, pull out the baking recipes, and pumpkin spice everything! We don’t know about you, but for us, fall coming back around is one of life’s greatest joys, year after year. And to celebrate, we’re having our Fall Festival on October 19th!

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Fall is a fantastic time for planting

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?

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Jolly Lane Greenhouse
2962 Jolly Lane
Rapid City, SD 57703
1.605.393.1700
1-800-658-3370