But these beloved houseplants are so much more than nice decoration, they’re powerful little life changers! O.K., perhaps we’re getting a bit carried away there, but the benefits of houseplants are well researched and well documented, and we’re going to tell you a little about it. When you’re finished reading, stop in and see us, we’ll get you all setup with everything you need to create your own lush living environment.
Jolly Lane is taking 25% off all houseplants, January 16-31, so stop in and shop our huge selection!
Whether hanging from wires, dancing from the ceiling, or stacked up on the steps of a decorative ladder in a corner of the room, simply having plants around can add so much life to an otherwise dull indoor space. It’s therapeutic to add color and texture to our lives. In fact, studies show that surrounding ourselves with such beautiful greenery allows us to refocus our energy, and eliminate stress. Who doesn’t want less stress?
Studies have also shown that indoor plants can be instrumental in improving our concentration and boosting our productivity, by as much as 15%, making houseplants a growing trend in workplaces around the world. How is this possible? Well, it may have something to do with the fact that as humans, we’re naturally drawn to nature, and soothing environments. Greenery and nature make us feel more relaxed and calm, zen-like even. This in turn makes everything in our life a little better, which then makes us perform better. It’s science!
Introducing houseplants into a home can also help fend off loneliness and depression. Caring for and nurturing indoor plants can be very rewarding, and give us a sense of purpose. This is even truer when the owner sees those plants blooming, and thriving. It’s a very simple concept, but one that can have lasting results on the human spirit. So if you’re feeling a little blue lately, add some greenery to your life!
Add some joy to your living space, shop Jolly Lane’s selection of houseplants January 16-31 and receive 25% off!
New to Houseplants? Start With These Simple Plants.
Cactus and Succulents
Cacti and succulents are often categorized as one in the same, though there are some slight variations. The great thing about these simple beauties is their resiliency. They can truly thrive with very little effort on your part, so they are great for beginners. Neglect is not a big deal for these plants, but when well cared for, can add some great visual appeal to your space. They do best with bright light, well drained pots, and little water, which is part of the reason they’re a great choice for beginners.
Golden Pothos Vine
One of the most popular hanging plants around, these easy to care for plants will grow aggressively from pots or trailing baskets with very little maintenance. They can easily take root in a small jar of water, but if cared for with a little more effort, they can develop large, mottled, mature leaves. They also look awesome hanging from your ceiling.
When well grown and thriving, spider plants are fantastic to look at. The great thing about these simple beings is they are not picky about things like light, water, or room temperature. This is great for beginners who may still lack the discipline, or memory, to keep up with a water guzzling plant. Over time, a mature spider plant will grow plantlets or offsets that can form a truly beautiful hanging display in your home. You can use these plantlets to create new specimens by repotting them, adding to your new green environment!
Snake Plant (Mother-in-law's-Tongue)
Snake plants (or mother-in-law's tongue) are one of the most popular and robust houseplants. It features stiff, upright leaves that range from one to eight feet tall, depending on the variety. Snake plants usually have green banded leaves, while the variety called mother-in-law's tongue typically features a yellow border. It’s also one of several plants shown to have the ability to remove formaldehyde and benzene from the air. Bonus for air-purifying plants!
There are many varieties of Dracaena that can thrive in your home. The D. Draco and D. Marginata are wonderfully easy plants that tolerate a wide variety of conditions. These plants feature arching leaves from a woody stem. They’re beautiful to look at in a home or office. If you’re new to houseplants, bring this species home during the winter, as they can be left without water until summer.
Jolly Lane has a fantastic selection of these houseplants and more, all 25% off during our annual Houseplant Sale, January 16-31!
Although you won’t often see your plants physically move, there’s a fantastic sense of pride that comes along with seeing your new houseplants grow and bloom with beauty. They have a unique ability to lighten our soul and make our lives just a bit more rewarding.
If you’re ready to add some houseplants to your life, stop in and see us at Jolly Lane Greenhouse. We have a wonderful selection to choose from, as well as the knowledge and expertise to steer you in the right direction when it comes to making sure your new housemates thrive. Everything you need, from plants and soil, to pots and tips for care, can be found at Jolly Lane!
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.
As most of your gardens are already planted, it is important to remember you need to maintain them throughout the summer. Maintaining your garden can help it grow and stay beautiful all summer long. Here are some tips from Jolly Lane Greenhouse to keep your garden healthy and growing.
Living in the Black Hills during the summertime brings the chance of the infamous summer hail storms. The hail, big or small, can cause damage to vehicles, gardens, and much more. The damage from hail can get costly, so hail protection is definitely important. How do you protect the beautiful garden that you have put so much work into?
Spring has officially sprung at Jolly Lane Greenhouse. The warmer weather and increase in sunshine means that it is time to start thinking about spring planting. This is the ideal time of the year for landscaping prep and planning which flowers or plants you want for your garden this year.
With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what plants to put in your flower gardens this year. At Jolly Lane Greenhouse, we understand that it can be a process picking out the plants and figuring out where they should go. There are many factors that go into planting outdoor flowers. Here are just a few tips to help you figure out the plants you should be planting this spring to best meet your gardening needs in the long run.
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Organic Lawn Care Tips from your Rapid City Nursery
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Winter Landscaping Tips from Your Rapid City Nursery
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Composting occurs naturally in the eco-system, and man-made compost is an excellent way for you to utilize your organic waste to the max. Egg shells, dead plants, old leather gloves, sawdust — most things can actually turn into rich, nutrient filled...
Yard trimmings and food residuals combined make up 27% of the US municipal solid waste. That's a lot of waste that can be used in good measures. Creating a useful product from organic waste offers benefits of resource efficiency. Adding compost...
You've been raking, raking, relentlessly raking, and now you're not so sure what to do with all of those bags of leaves piling up in your garage. If you're thinking of sending them to the landfill, Jolly...
Your Guide to Landscaping with Deer Resistant Plants
As gardeners, we all know what it's like to feel protective of our plants. For that matter, we all share a desire for keeping animals out of the garden bed. In the Black Hills region of western South Dakota...
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