When KDB staff dusted off the Yard of the Month signs back in March in anticipation of the new season one thing was clear – the sign posts needed some TLC. We knew the signs needed the work of a professional, so we reached out to Atlas Protective Coatings to see if they could help us out. Pat Quinn was a gem as we told him our situation and asked if they could help. They were up for the task, and donated their services for updating all eight of our sign posts! Because of this, they are a Pecan Level Business Member. We are so happy to have them as part of the KDB Business Membership team!
We know it’s cold outside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be thinking about your garden and what to plant for the spring – even in March! It’s a good time to plant vegetables like brussel sprouts, broccoli, radishes, spinach, and turnips. It’s also a good time for those annuals you see blooming every spring like dianthus, petunias, and alyssum. If you don’t know where to start, start at Painted Flower Farm. Don and his crew at Painted Flower Farm have been in the business for many years and can help you with just about anything related to your garden and yard. They are also a KDB Business Member – Pecan Level for the past four years. Even better, current KDB members receive a 10% discount on purchases!
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.