We are happy
to announce the great addition to our team at Arnold’s Greenhouse! Andrew
Fox, from Syracuse, KS is joining us this fall. Andrew and his parents,
Kevin and Elizabeth Fox, will be taking ownership of Arnold’s Greenhouse
on October 1, 2018. The Fox family has a farming operation in southwest
Kansas, where they grow wheat and corn. Andrew’s mother is a native of
this area; her father, Dan Gardner, still lives on the home place west of
Burlington. Andrew’s uncle, Fred Gardner is
a veterinarian in Garnett. Kevin and Elizabeth will continue farming near
Syracuse, and plan to be available to help Andrew, as needed; they also have
another son, Isaac, and two daughters Jessica and Hannah.
Andrew is a
recent graduate of Kansas State University, with a degree in
Horticulture/Greenhouse & Nursery Management. It has been his dream
since childhood, to own a garden center! He has experience in a retail
garden center, as he was employed by Horticultural Services Garden Center in
Manhattan, while he was a student at KSU. Andrew is highly recommended by
his professors at KSU! Andrew will be living in the house that George’s
grandfather built in 1901, on the Arnold’s Greenhouse property. We are
very happy that all of our employees will continue their employment here!
George, Rita, & their daughter Darlita Jelinek, will be mentors for as
long as needed. Andrew has said, ‘I would not have considered taking on
this challenge without their mentorship.’ George & Rita plan to work
part-time, as needed, so our customers should see very little change in the
operation of Arnold’s Greenhouse. This business transition really is the
“best of everything”~ George and Rita will continue to help you all as
customers, and they also get to help Andrew grow into his new role as owner.
You all also get to benefit from Andrew’s enthusiasm and horticulture
We are so
pleased that our business has sold to such a wonderful young man, who has
the education, passion, & youthful enthusiasm to take Arnold’s
Greenhouse forward! Our employees are very happy, & we believe that our
wonderful customers will be very pleased also! Andrew says he does not plan
to change anything the first year, continuing the Arnold’s tradition of
offering the ‘Exciting New Plants for 2019!’, the very good quality
homegrown plants, and offering wonderful customer service! The more we are
getting acquainted with Andrew and his family, the more we feel that we have
found the best family for Arnold’s Greenhouse, and we all are looking
forward to a bright future in horticulture!
you will join us in heartily welcoming Andrew and his family as they lead
Our 2018 Plant Wishbook & Plant List
gone green this year, and will only have the Plant Wishbook online this
Plants for 2018!
New Annuals, Herbs, and Vegetables
Varieties of Plants- Your source for all the plants you could ever want!
information on Arnold's Greenhouse, please continue to browse our web site!