The perfect home for transitional planting.
Pete’s Greenhouse original roots began to grow in the small town of White Deer, Texas in 1967. Pete Murdock, a retired railroad engineer, initially owned the greenhouse. Pete’s supplied the local community with vegetables, tropical houseplants, geraniums and poinsettias.
In 1974, the Ruthardt family purchased Pete’s Greenhouse with desires to grow the brand and the business. The Ruthardts developed a large wholesale portion of the business and expanded to over 100,000 sq ft of growing space to supply an increasing retail demand as well. They grew and delivered product for stores throughout the Texas panhandle, Oklahoma panhandle and southern Kansas. Pete’s was quickly recognized as a high quality greenhouse, even supplying geraniums to Dallas Cowboy football events.
In the spring of 1994, Darren and his Mom, Glenda expanded the business to Amarillo and opened up the store, known today, as Pete’s Greenhouse on Canyon Drive. In order to focus on expanding the new Amarillo location they made the decision to build new greenhouses in 1997 and transfer all of the growing operations from White Deer to Amarillo.
In 2014 the battle that Glenda faced with her health became even more challenging. Her son, Darren and his wife, Buffy took over the majority of her responsibilities including the growing of her beautiful geraniums…aka…Glenda’s Geraniums. She will be remembered forever and always in our hearts and thought of with every geranium bloom you see in the greenhouse.
In 2020, after 45 years in the Ruthardt family, Jordi and Devin Velasquez became the new owner’s of Pete’s Greenhouse. Continuing to seek high quality, unique products while offering exceptional customer service. They hold the same desire as the Ruthardt’s - for those who step through the doors to always feel lighter and the experience you have at Pete’s to be inspirational every time.
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As all of our thoughts are on the COVID-19 outbreak, we wanted to share an update on how we plan to continue to operate our business. The safety and health of our customers, friends, and employees is always of the utmost importance to us.
At this time, we plan to continue with normal business hours. We also plan on adding additional services to give our customers more options when it comes to how you shop locally.
Give us a call and place an order over the phone. We’ll walk you through what is in the greenhouse, pull your selections for you, and deliver them to your front porch.
It’s the same process as local delivery, but if you want to go for a drive, park outside and we’ll bring your purchase to your car.
We are working hard to ensure a safe shopping environment for each of our customers. We are currently open to the public Monday through Saturday from 9-6 and Sunday from 1-5.
Call us with any orders or questions at 806.352.1664 or
click here to place an online order for pickup or delivery.