CNGA LooseLeaf August/September 2018

2 LooseLeaf  August/September 2018 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 Morning Dew Tropical Plants. Pictured: The facilities of a Florida grower after Hurricane Irma in 2017. See feature article on page 8 to learn more. 3 Message from the Board Get Out to be Educated, Entertained & Inspired 4 Here for the Members CNGA – Advocating for You through Thick & Thin 5 Member Profiles BioTherm Mountain View Tree Farm & Nursery 18 People – Our Greatest Resource Wrapping Up the Season Strong 19 Safety Corner Workers’ Compensation in Colorado 20 CSU Research Update Plant Select® Introductions & Top Performers from the Past 22 Funding Research & Education Rediscovering Our Industry’s Rewards 23 NewMembers, Classified Ads, & Advertisers List 24 CNGA Calendar Dan Wise, CCNP President Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery 970.484.1289 Kerri Dantino Secretary-Treasurer, President-Elect Little Valley Wholesale Nursery 303.659.6708 Beth Gulley Officer-at-Large Gulley Greenhouse & Garden Center 970.223.4769 Mandy Gerace Welby Gardens 303.288.3398 Michelle Cadena, CCNP Sunshine Horticulture 303.301.5444 Sharon Harding-Shaw, CCNP Harding Nursery 719.596.5712 Matt Edmundson Arbor Valley Nursery 303.654.1682 Mike Bone, CGG Denver Botanic Gardens 720.865.3769 Jesse Eastman, CCNP Fort Collins Nursery 970.482.1984 Jim Klett, Ph.D. CSU Dept. of Horticulture &  Landscape Architecture 970.491.7179 Allison Gault, MBA, CAE, Executive Director Colorado Nursery &  Greenhouse Association 303.758.6672 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 Printer LLM Publications P.O. Box 91099 Portland, OR 97291 Display Advertising Scott Poole, LLM Publications 503.445.2242 Allison Gault, MBA, CAE Executive Director Staff Leon Cerna, SPHR Matt Edmundson Allison Gault, MBA, CAE Tanya Ishikawa Dr. Jim Klett Harriett McMillan, CCNP Ben Northcutt Dan Wise, CCNP Tanya Ishikawa Buffalo Trails Multimedia  Communications 303.819.7784 Contributing Writers Michelle Euell Administrative Coordinator Directors Editor Ex-Officio Members Ben Northcutt Membership Manager In This Issue Fall is for Fun: Keep Customers Coming Back 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! Preparation & Response to Natural Disasters The Art & Science of Seed Ordering 8 12 15