When is the
best time to visit Arnold's Greenhouse?
We open for the spring on
March 1st. March is a wonderful time to plant perennials as it gives the
perennials a chance to get established before summer weather arrives.
Nearly all of our perennials have been hardened off (acclimated to the cold
weather- some plants are put outside in January!) by the time we open in
March. Because we grow nearly all of our own plants, the best selection of
perennials is in early March. However, we have a great selection of
perennials all spring, although we might be sold out of a few varieties in April
We grow some of
our own shrubs, but the majority of our trees and shrubs arrive in mid
March. Fruit trees and berries are available by the first of March.
Strawberries are available by mid March.
We grow all of our own
herbs. Perennial herbs are hardened off and available by March
first. Most annual herbs are available by the first part of April, with
the exception of most Basils, which require warm temperatures to grow.
We grow all of our own
vegetables. Cool season vegetables (Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage,
Cauliflower, Leeks, Lettuce, Arugula, and Mustard) are available the first of
March. Tomatoes and Peppers are available by mid April, sometimes by early
April. Vine Crops (Cantaloupe, Cucumbers, Pumpkins, Squash, and
Watermelon) require warm soil, and thus are not available until the last week of
April or first week of May.
We grow all of our
own annuals. Most annuals are frost sensitive and should not be planted
out until the danger of frost is minimal (the last average frost date in
southeast Kansas is mid April). Cool season annuals, such as Pansies and
Osteospermums, are ready in March. Annuals that can tolerate a bit of cold
and a light frost are usually ready by the first part of April. The rest
of the annuals are ready by late April or early May. Should a frost be
predicted after you have planted your annuals, they can usually be protected
from the frost by covering them with a sheet or blanket. If frost is
predicted and the annuals are planted in a container or hanging basket, bring
the container or hanging basket inside for the night.
Plants, floating plants, and submerged plants are usually available by mid
April. Tropical Aquatic Plants and Lotus are usually available by the
first part of May.
bulbs and fall mums and asters are usually available by Labor Day and until the
end of October.
by' dates should be used as a guide only. If you are coming for a
particular plant, please call or e-mail to make sure we have the plant you are
wanting available. Thanks!
Are ALL 2,500
varieties of your plants available at one time?
With our huge selection of
plants, we will have a nice selection all of the time, but we will not have all
2,500 varieties of plants available on the exact same date. Please use the
guidelines above to select the best times to come shop for your favorite
plants. Our best selection of plants will always be in the spring, with
about 80% to 90% of the varieties of plants also being available in the summer
and fall months.
How far are you
Approximately 100 miles, or two hours.
Kansas City: Approximately 90 miles from Olathe, or 1 1/2 hours.
Topeka: Approximately 70 miles, or 1 1/4 hours.
Emporia: Approximately 50 miles, or 50 minutes.
Salina: Approximately 180 miles, or 3 1/2 hours.
Lincoln, NE: 4 hours.
Bartlesville, OK: 100 miles, or two hours.
Please see the Map
for highway information.
What hours are you
Please click here
for our hours this year.
We are ALWAYS closed on Sundays.
May I pay by
You may pay by cash,
traveler's check, personal check, Visa, Master Card, Discover, or check or debit
card. For your protection, we ask to see identification on all check and card
Do you exhibit at
We exhibit at the Kansas Flower, Lawn, &
Garden Show (Topeka) and the Wichita Garden Show.
Do you host garden
clubs or tour buses?
We welcome the opportunity
to host your garden club or tour bus! Please telephone us to arrange a
date to visit. Our phone number is (620) 964-2463 or 2423.
May I bring my
Pets are generally best
left at home or in your vehicle (in comfortable conditions) while shopping at Arnold's Greenhouse. However,
well-behaved small pets on leashes are welcome. Some dogs tend to get
carried away amongst plants, stepping on and destroying plants.
type of vehicle should I bring?
Although we do generally
have some large boxes that we can stack in the back of your vehicle, it would be
best to plan on driving an enclosed vehicle large enough to carry your purchases.
An open pickup truck is fine, but please bring a tarp to cover the top of the
pickup bed to protect your plants. We have had customers bring horse
trailers or moving company trailers to haul their purchases in!
do I get on your mailing list?
We installed a new
Point of Sale system in the spring of 2004. We will ask for your information when you
check out. We will need to get you in our new system for you to receive
our mailings, even if you have received our mailings in the past. You will
continue to receive our mailings as long as you have made a purchase in the past
you hold plants for me until I can come shop?
We will hold items for up
to three days (Sunday is not counted as one of the three days). We will
typically leave the plant you are asking to be held with its
"siblings" so that it continues to get good care. We will most
likely put a ribbon on the item with your name on it and the "hold
until" date on it. We will hold the item for up to three days, but we
will not be held liable if the item we are holding is accidentally purchased by
another customer. If you have not purchased the held item by the end of
the three day hold period, we will remove the hold tag from the item.
I call in or e-mail my order and have you pull it for me?
We strongly encourage you
to plan a shopping trip to select your own plants. With over 2,500 plants
from which to choose, it can be a difficult task to pick your favorites from
just "words on paper". However, if you are do not have time to
visit Arnold's Greenhouse to select your plants and you have someone who can
pick your plants up for you, we can pull your plants for you. Our Personal
Shopping Service fee is $20 per hour to pull your plants for you. The fee
will be charged for actual time spent pulling your order. We must have
your order 48 hours in advance of your order being picked up. If you
e-mail your order, please call to confirm we have received your order as we do
not check our e-mail regularly in the spring. We will ask for a credit
card to bill your order to. Sorry, we do not have a delivery service
and we do not ship plants via mail order. Thank you!
1430 Hwy 58 S.E.
LeRoy, KS 66857
Phone: (620) 964-2463 or 2423 e-mail:
Note: Arnold's Greenhouse
sells plants and garden accessories through our garden center only. We do
not sell our plants, seeds, or other products via mail order. Thank you!
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