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A mail order and retail plant nursery featuring unusual and hard to find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees and vines that flourish in a variety of garden settings throughout the country.

Alstroemeria violacea Yellow Friendship eryngium sea holly geranium brookside sanguisorba officianalis kniphofia torch lily red hot poker
stipa feather grass pillar of smoke
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salvia sage Halmiocistus Merrist Wood Cream Xanthoceras sorbifolium yellowhorn Aster x frikartii Mšnch

Photos: Marion Brenner, Jessica Alexis Friedland, Claire Takacs

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You'll find a diverse selection of unusual plants
in these and many other genera in the Digging Dog site:

Featured genera page
Achillea
Aster
Campanula
Crocosmia
Euphorbia
Geranium
Nepeta
Kniphofia
Penstemon
Salvia
Miscanthus
Heaths & Heathers
Cistus
Hydrangea
Lavender
Viburnum
Alstroemeria
Aquilegia
Corydalis
Verbascum

Complete list of plants:

Perennials: 1    2    3 Grasses Shrubs Trees & Vines

Browse our online catalog:

Perennials A-An
Perennials An-Az
Perennials B-C
Perennials D-E
Perennials F-G
Perennials H-I
Perennials J-M
Perennials N-P
Perennials R-S
Perennials T-Z
Grasses A-D
Grasses E-Z
Shrubs A-G
Shrubs H-Z
Trees & Vines

Find plants to suit your conditions



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Digging Dog Nursery is a family-owned nursery and mail-order business situated on the Mendocino Coast in Northern California. Our nursery offers healthy and vigorous plants grown in our own custom potting mix that includes a sterilized sandy loam. We propagate the majority of the plants we sell.

For more than 20 years we have been offering a selection of tried and true garden performers, as well as many unique and easily grown varieties that emphasize long blooming periods, and year-round appeal with an array of buds, blooms, seedheads, berries, intriguing foliage or bark.

In the following pages, you will find a versatile and extraordinary collection—a plethora of plants for formal or informal spaces, as well as naturalized meadows, shady woodland areas, Mediterranean and water-wise gardens, the rockery, and even some market plantings with a focus on fresh or dried arrangements.

You can order plants from our website, from our printed catalog, by phone, or come visit our nursery. Our nursery is open to visitors seasonally.


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Fall & Winter Hours:

Tues. 8:30am – 1pm
Wed.–Sat.: 10am–4pm;
closed Sunday


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Give the Gift that keeps on growing!

Special Offers from The Digging Dogs for Online & Onsite Shopping Order a $50.00 minimum of plants described in our Holiday Collection to receive 10% off your purchase. Plus, we’ll wrap them in silver & tie them with a bow for FREE! 15% Discount on purchases of $100 or more for any plants listed on our website or available here at the nursery! 15% Discount on Gift Certificates of $100 or more. That’s $100 worth of plants for only $85! (Purchase one for yourself... cash it in on your Spring 2015 order!) For discounts, place code “Holiday2014” in the Comment Box on the online order form; for gift-wrap, place code “Gift-wrap” in the Comment Box. If you wish to receive your order by Christmas: California orders must be received no later than Sunday, December 21 to be delivered by December 24! For all other States, plant orders must be received no later than Monday, December 15, to be delivered by December 24! Sale dates are November 25 thru December 29, with the last ship date being December 30th, 2014. Digging Dog’s Holiday Collection This year’s seasonal, gift-quality offerings feature an eclectic array of horticultural treasures that promise a little something for everyone, sure to delight those gardeners on your gift list. Our selection of grasses, perennials and shrubs can be showcased in diverse garden settings across the country. Most are easily cultivated, many oblige a wide variety of growing conditions and all of them are in some way outstanding. We wish you a happy holiday season!

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Digging Dog Nursery

a mail order plant nursery
on the Mendocino Coast of California

31101 Middle Ridge Rd., Albion, CA 95410
phone: (707) 937-1130



website by Garth Hagerman