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2 LooseLeaf  April/May 2018 colorad o nga.org Our Mission To create opportunities for horticultural and associated industry professionals to collaboratively grow their businesses through fellowship, education, advocacy and certification. Cover Photo Courtesy of Lifescape Colorado 3 Message from the Board Welcome to the Annual Lists Issue 4 Here for the Members Preparing for Plant Something 2018 5 Member Profiles Hyland Hills Parks & Recreation District Sunland Nursery Company 8 The Annual Lists Issue Worth the Wait – Transforming the Checkout Experience Creating Successful Customers through Upselling Landscape Design for Small Spaces Trends in Landscape Architecture Popular Annuals & Perennials The Best Substitutes for Popular Trees How to Hire a Key Employee 16 News from the CDA Implementing Multiple Strategies to Battle Japanese Beetle 17 Safety Corner How to Onboard & Train Employees into a Safety Culture 18 CSU Research Update Superior Woody Plants for 2018 20 2017 CNGA Award Recipients 22 CHREF An Industry with a Strong Future 23 NewMembers, Classified Ads, & Advertisers List Dan Wise, CCNP, President Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery 970.484.1289 [email protected] Kerri Dantino, Secretary-Treasurer, President-Elect Little Valley Wholesale Nursery 303.659.6708 [email protected] Beth Gulley, Officer-at-Large Gulley Greenhouse & Garden Center 970.223.4769 [email protected] Mandy Gerace Welby Gardens 303.288.3398 [email protected] Michelle Cadena, CCNP Sunshine Horticulture 303.301.5444 [email protected] Sharon Harding-Shaw, CCNP Harding Nursery 719.596.5712 [email protected] Matt Edmundson Arbor Valley Nursery 303.654.1682 [email protected] Mike Bone, CGG Denver Botanic Gardens 720.865.3769 [email protected]otanicgardens.org Jesse Eastman, CCNP Fort Collins Nursery 970.482.1984 [email protected] Jim Klett, Ph.D. CSU Dept. of Horticulture &  Landscape Architecture 970.491.7179 [email protected] Allison Gault, MBA, CAE, Executive Director Colorado Nursery &  Greenhouse Association 303.758.6672 [email protected] Board of Directors Publisher Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association 959 S. Kipling Pkwy., Ste. 200 Lakewood, CO 80226 P: 303.758.6672 F: 303.758.6805 [email protected] coloradonga.org Printer LLM Publications P.O. Box 91099 Portland, OR 97291 www.llmpubs.com Display Advertising Katy Patterson, LLM Publications 503.445.2244  [email protected] Allison Gault, MBA, CAE Executive Director [email protected] Staff Lindsay Squires Chrisp Scott Curry Allison Gault, MBA, CAE Tanya Ishikawa Matt Johnson Dr. Jim Klett David McKinney Derek Meusch, CCNP Diana Mundinger, CCNP Ben Northcutt Josh Orth Laura Pottorff, CGG Troy Shimp Dan Wise, CCNP Martin Zahra Tanya Ishikawa Buffalo Trails Multimedia  Communications 303.819.7784 [email protected] Contributing Writers Michelle Euell Administrative Coordinator [email protected] Directors Editor Ex-Officio Members Ben Northcutt Membership Manager [email protected] In This Issue 2017 CNGA Award Recipients LooseLeaf  is published six times a year with issues scheduled for February/March, April/May, June/July, August/September, October/November, and December/January. Visit coloradonga.org for classified advertisements, plant publications, upcoming events, a member directory, and much more! Landscape Design for Small Spaces Popular Annuals & Perennials 10 12 20