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Business Member Spotlight – Painted Flower Farm

Photo: Shelby Powell

Painted Flower Farm has been a Pecal Level Business Member since 2015. A local, family-owned nursery, they specialize in native and adapted herbaceous perennials. They have long been a vendor at the annual Denton Redbud Festival, where festival-goers are able to choose from their variety of flowers, shrubs, and herbs. Their store in Denton is overflowing with pots and hanging plants – waiting for you to take home! Visit them at their store a 3801 Lariat Rd, Denton, TX 76207, or give them a call at 940.382.3789.

We asked the owner, Don, a few questions about Denton and why he chooses to support Keep Denton Beautiful.

How long have you been in Denton?
Lived here since 1990. Painted Flower Farm started in 1995 as a small horse farm. The nursery started in 2003.

What’s the most inspiring place in Denton?
The improvement in the Square and the “near Square”.

What impact do you think KDB has on the Denton community?
Urban encroachment in the last decade has changed Denton significantly.  Whether that is good or bad is a matter of opinion but it is real.  Urbanization can lead to decay and unattractiveness.  KDB and their activities have fought against the decay that is inevitable. It is hard to quantify what has been the effect of this fight since we don’t know what Denton would be like without KDB. My belief is that KDB has helped greatly to slow the decay associated with urbanization.

What does “Keep Denton Beautiful” mean to you?
Environmental activists volunteering to keep their community from suffering too much from the effects of increased populations.

What causes or other activities do you support in the community?
Native Plant Society; Master Gardeners; Community Market; Environmental action groups at UNT and TWU.

Is there anything new your business is working on this year, or seasonal projects?
Evaluating Hosta species as pot plants for shady patios, determining interest in Do-it-yourself succulent and other indoor potted plants.

We are so appreciative of Don and everyone at Painted Flower Farm for their support of Keep Denton Beautiful! Interested in being a member? Check out our Business Membership options.

New Business Member Spotlight – Pan Ector Industries

pan ector at redbud 2016Adrian Samano Photography. All rights reserved 2016

We want to extend an enthusiastic welcome to one of our new KDB Business members – Pan Ector Industries. You’ve likely come in contact with one of Pan Ector’s awesome screen-printed tshirts at one of the many events they participate in around Denton. They can be found at the Denton Community Market, Day of the Dead Festival, and KDB’s very own Redbud Festival. They have produced the tshirts for Great American Cleanup, Redbud Festival, and Tree Giveaway for many years, and are our exclusive tshirt provider.

You, too, can be a KDB Business Member – read about the benefits of being a member.

New Business Member Spotlight – First United Bank

First United Bank has been a long-time sponsor of Children’s Arbor Day. This year, they increased their support of KDB by becoming a Pecan Level Business Member.

Todd Price, Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending at First United Bank, teaching kids about trees for Children’s Arbor Day.

First United Bank encourages its employees to be active participants in the communities they serve by volunteering their time. Through the volunteer time of its staff and financial contributions, First United Bank actively works to help local organizations reach their goals. For this, KDB is grateful for their support so we can achieve our goals.

Thanks for your support of KDB and the Denton community!

If your business is interested in becoming a KDB Business Member, check out our membership brochure.