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Retail Bench Photos

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Wood and wire benches supported by cinder blocks are a great starting point. The upper framing allows room for signs. (Photo: James L. Gibson)

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Vegetable transplants are easily identified by signs at eye level. (Photo: James L. Gibson)

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An effective display bench should be thoroughly stocked and maintained on a daily basis. (Photo: James L. Gibson)

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Customers are more inclined to shop fully stocked benches. (Photo: James L. Gibson)

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Benches increase the visibility of a mass of blooming plants. (Photo: James L. Gibson)

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Creative displays provide gardeners with unique ideas for their own landscapes. (Photo: James L. Gibson)

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Endcaps are a key sales area in the retail greenhouse. Make sure they are fully stocked and signed.(Photo: James L. Gibson)

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Even small touches such as Astroturf on the end of the bench can help to soften the harsh contours of the display structure. (Photo: Brian E. Whipker)

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Sales islands create a market-like atmosphere while providing easy maneuverability of customersí shopping carts. (Photo: Brian E. Whipker)

Click for Larger Image The ideal display bench is well signed, tiered, full of texture, and appeals to the eye. (Photo: Brian E. Whipker)
Click for Larger Image Very long benches should be broken up and more endcaps should be added. (Photo: James L. Gibson)
Click for Larger Image Tis the season to remove production benches from the front of the greenhouse and add structures that display appropriate product. (Photo: James L. Gibson)
Click for Larger Image Round benches arenít as customary as rectangular benches but they do make effective display structures. (Photo: James L. Gibson)
Click for Larger Image Several companies are producing durable, multi-tiered plastic shelving. Retail growers should consider investing in these lightweight and collapsible display structures. (Photo: James L. Gibson)
Click for Larger Image Tiered benches are highly effective sales tools that create gardens in the retail area. (Photo: James L. Gibson)
Click for Larger Image This highly effective tiered display structure with containerized gardens above and individual plants below will help sell both items. (Photo: James L. Gibson)

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This highly effective tiered display structure with containerized gardens above and individual plants below will help sell both items. (Photo: James L. Gibson)

Click for Larger Image Wooden benches are still the most popular display structures. (Photo: James L. Gibson)
Click for Larger Image Stable retail benches can be made of wood and wire. Benches should be at least 18 inches off the ground. (Photo: James L. Gibson)
Click for Larger Image Wooden benches like this one are relatively inexpensive to construct.(Photo: James L. Gibson)
Click for Larger Image Round benches provide shoppers easy access to plant material.(Photo: James L. Gibson)

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