May 2013 Greenhouse Grower Online Exclusives

Welcome to the Greenhouse Grower May 2013 links page.

Visit this page for all the links to videos, photos and online-only content referenced in the May 2013 issue of Greenhouse Grower.

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Top 100 Growers Whitepaper [Download]
Get the full set of data from our 2013 survey, including how the Top 100 Growers have improved the quality of their plants over the last 10 years.

Can The Independent Garden Center Chain And Mass Merchandisers Coexist?
Do consumers get their start at box stores and then move on to garden centers, or do mass merchandisers cannibalize the gardening public?

Spring Trials Updates: 
Our Ten Fabulous Favorites From Spring Trials
After looking at beautiful new introductions all week, from argyranthemum to zinnia, it’s time to pick some standouts. 

Weird Petunia Colors
Some strange-looking blooms are showing up at multiple trials this spring – and they just might be an opportunity for your business.

Allan Armitage On Up-And-Coming Crops
From hollyhocks to heliotrope and peppers to strawberry, there are lots of good new varieties available right now.

7 Alternatives To Shade Impatiens You May be Missing
Allan Armitage says nothing can replace the beauty, flowerability and shade tolerance of a bedding impatiens. But with downy mildew on everyone’s mind, there are alternatives for growers. From torenia to iresine are some options you might have overlooked.

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