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Brandon

Member since: February 16, 2010

Location:

Grand rapids, Mi 49503
USDA hardiness zone 5B

Member since:

February 16, 2010

About me

I'm a graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design. I have been gardening for over 30+ years. I have hired myself out for landscaping for years. I love many aspects of gardening and design. My email it listed use it if you want any gardening tips or help. If I can I will help. I will answer u directly...please ad a subject line that lets me know your from dignthedirt, thanks happy growing and now it is time to go get some dirt under our nails lol...


Current project

I have a new project. I am creating a book. I am combining my interest in succulents and my graphic design skills to revisit this project I started years ago. I am posting slides of my rough draft on flickr and google site. If your interested here are the two links. It will be light on text and mostly photographs of my personal collection. I do not currently plan on marketing it. It is just for fun. feel free to leave feedback http://www.flickr.com/photos/flyingbytheseatofmypants/sets/72157632818176674/ https://sites.google.com/site/haworthiabook/


Type of gardener

Hardcore Avid Gardener


Favorite garden activity

Honestly playing in the dirt! And planning my next move.

garden wall

Would love to see a contribution on how you are propagating the African Violets! Cool photos! <br/>
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gardengirl commented on 03/18/13
note to self... dude use contributions. lol.
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Brandon commented on 07/09/12
deleted someones strange comments that seemed to be spam leaving her email for a business idea... if this is u I don&#x27;t appreciate spam..you know who u are... if u have something that legit then post it or post something more convincing not something that sounds like a porn add. CREEPY need i say more..... <br/>Anything not pertaining to gardening has no place on my page thank you. <br/> <br/>now go grow something and share with the growing community here.
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Brandon commented on 07/09/12
have u ever tried plant lights? <br/>my system is very straight forward and works real well... <br/> <br/>its a metal rack ( it adjust better than the plastic ones ) <br/>large trays ( army surplus baking trays for cakes ) but regular cookie trays would work <br/> <br/>aquarium gravel for controlling water over flows and for providing humidy when needed mostly winter time <br/> <br/>and 4 foot shop lights two by two... I use plant lights mixed with aquarium salt water bulbs (online) for getting the closest and max coverage of the spectrum for my plants.. <br/> <br/>of coarse the normal shifting and moving around of plants as needed.. <br/> <br/>also the shelf unit i use is the type that adjust by inch.. 14&quot;x48&quot;x56&quot; <br/>i use the bottom or top for storage of pots etc.. as needed <br/> <br/>again hope someone finds this of use. <br/>
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Brandon commented on 07/09/12
i had a thought i would like to share to those that are newer to gardening than i. <br/> <br/>I have been using my cake dome for my mini african violets... see pics.. I have been gardening for decades now, and this never accrued to me before... ok im slow... for the FIRST TIME i actually have a AF re-bloom... for me... <br/> <br/>pic wont show this but i have kept a thin...layer of water on the plate part of the dome... covered the plants that hadn&#x27;t bloomed ( or should say stopped blooming for a month) then I was shocked they started to re-bloom... as I said I have been gardening for decades and never had AF&#x27;s re-bloom for me... <br/> <br/>hope someone reads this and finds it of use... <br/>
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Brandon commented on 07/09/12
haha posted in the wrong spot lol.... time to really take advantage of this site and share stuff see you soon. <br/>brandon
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Brandon commented on 07/05/10
Oh boy i have been offline for awhile. Break from school much needed let me tell you. I have exciting things I hope to track and should share with the group going to do a mock up of my thesis project. <br/> <br/>In my defense I was out of the country (italy) for a month... don&#x27;t hate me I got to and did enjoy a whole new world of plants can you imagine seeing orchids growing wild... my god i have to post those pics... my computer is creating issues will be back soon.... later Brandon
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Brandon commented on 07/05/10
Brandon, I&#x27;m happy to meet a &quot;fellow Michigander&quot; who loves gardening AND Art &amp; Design! They&#x27;re right up my alley, however, I&#x27;m not an expert in either but love them both!!I&#x27;m hurrying but will get back with you soon and also be glad to fill out your survey. <br/>Nice to make new friends! faerie garden!
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faerie garden commented on 04/23/10
<br/> <br/>Another fun way to use the site is to go to the plant database and upload plants-- you can upload the image, give a description, give details and then you will part of the network of the database. It&#x27;s pretty cool...
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FigTree commented on 02/17/10
hi brandon-- just wanted to say I enjoyed our conversation earlier! hope you share some of your indoor gardening with us here :)
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FigTree commented on 02/16/10
hey there brandon! <br/> <br/>Welcome to Dig The Dirt... we are super happy you made it here. We don&#x27;t want to brag, but we&#x27;ve got a lot to offer here! <br/> <br/>Start a Gardening Journal/ Blog: just click on the tab &quot;contributions&quot; above and start writing and uploading photos. This is where you can really get the word out about how you are involved with gardening as your post lives on the homepage for all to see! <br/> <br/>Become a Featured Member: Every week we choose one member who has been active on our site and highlight them. <br/> <br/>If starting a blog is too intimidating you can read articles and ask questions: We have tons of info all over this site and there is so much more to come, so keep browsing. Ask any question you have and other members will answer, and if they don&#x27;t I will find out the answer for you! <br/> <br/>Make some friends: Don&#x27;t be shy- so far everyone is really kind and generous here. Just click on the green tab &quot;gardeners&quot; above and you can search by zone or city to make buddies in your area. <br/> <br/>Give us Feedback!! This is really important to us, as we are a brand new site, still in beta and we are working our hardest to bring you a great website. HAPPY GARDENING! <br/> <br/>BTW- you can set up a link to your website on your profile, all we ask for is for you to give us a link back ;)
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FigTree commented on 02/16/10

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