Selling plants through horticultural distribution centers.

  title={Selling plants through horticultural distribution centers.},
  author={Melvin P. Garber and K. Bondari},
Abstract The services most frequently provided by horticultural distribution centers (HDCs) were delivery (98%), credit (90.2%) and information (84.3%). Only a small percentage (29.4%) of HDCs communicate with landscape architects and most HDCs try to influence their plant selection. The primary criteria in selection of plant suppliers is the ability of nurseries to supply consistent plant quality. When making decisions on which plants to purchase, HDCs rely on sales records or previous… CONTINUE READING