CNGA LooseLeaf February March 2019

2 LooseLeaf  February/March 2019 colorad o 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 the National Association of Landscape Professionals 3 Message from the Board Multiple Solutions Needed for Labor Challenges 4 Here for the Members Preparing Members for Sales Tax Change 5 Member Profiles C&S Transportation Services • Paonia Soil 8 UnprecedentedEnrollment Growth in CSU’s Horticulture Major CSU Hosting National Landscape Competition 18 GreenCO Update 2019 Legislative Session Outlook 19 Safety Corner 5 Unique Facts about Workers’ Compensation in Colorado 20 CSU Research Update Top Perennials from our Three-year Perennial Trial 22 Funding Research & Education Supporting New Horticulture Students & Professionals 23 NewMembers, Calendar, Classified Ads, & Advertiser 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] Mandy Gerace Officer-at-Large 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] Harriett Mcmillian, CCNP Echter’s Garden Center & Nursery 303.424.7979 [email protected] Matt Edmundson Arbor Valley Nursery 303.654.1682 [email protected] Mike Bone, CGG Denver Botanic Gardens 720.865.3769 [email protected] Kent Broome Rocky Mountain Horticulture Services 720.417.9533 [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] Printer LLM Publications P.O. Box 91099 Portland, OR 97291 Display Advertising Katy Patterson, LLM Publications 503.445.2244  [email protected] Allison Gault, MBA, CAE Executive Director [email protected] Staff Wendy Booth Dr. Jessica Davis Allison Gault, MBA, CAE Jay Hicks Tanya Ishikawa Zach Johnson Dr. Jim Klett Ben Northcutt Mike Shleining, CCNP Dan Wise, CCNP Beth Zwinak Tanya Ishikawa Buffalo Trails Multimedia  Communications 303.819.7784 [email protected] Contributing Writers Directors Editor Ex-Officio Members Ben Northcutt Membership Manager [email protected] A Career & Company Culture Based on Creativity 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 for classified advertisements, plant publications, upcoming events, a member directory, and much more! Finding Success at College Hiring Events Loyal Customers Make Great Employees 11 15 16 In This Issue