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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 – US Storage Centers

KDB’s newest business member is US Storage Center. They have been operating in Denton since October 2016. They are located in the Shady Oaks Industrial Park at 1815 Shady Oaks Drive. We asked Johnny Dow, District Manager for the north Texas area, a few questions about Denton and their business:

What’s the most inspiring place in Denton?

We believe the most inspiring places in Denton are the University of North Texas, Texas Woman’s University, and Linda McNatt Animal Adoption and Care Center. At USSC, we think an education and care for all is important and most inspiring.

What impact do you think KDB has on the Denton community?

It brings the community together to keep Denton clean and beautiful.

How long have you supported KDB? Why?

This is the first year that we are supporting KDB. As a local business, we are proud to take part in actions that keep the city clean and beautiful, and look forward to a long partnership.

What causes or other activities do you support in the community?

US Storage Centers actively supports a variety of local and national organizations, from animal welfare to the performing arts. Community involvement and giving back reflects one of our core beliefs as a company.

Thanks for being a KDB Business Member! Want to become a member? Check out the benefits on our Member page.