Digging Dog Nursery
a retail and mail order plant nursery specializing in unusual and hard to find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees, and vines.
31101 Middle Ridge Rd.
Tues 10 am – 4 pm
August All-Stars, rejuvenate your garden, long & late bloomers!
Rejuvenate your August garden with long & late blooming plants.
If the dog days of summer have left your garden looking a little worn out, you may wish to ‘dig in’ some of this newsletter’s late flowering plants. These versatile top-performing plants sprout blossoms, leaves and statures in all different sizes, shapes and shades. A few simple maintenance techniques will help your garden appear more vigorous towards the end of the growing season. A well-rotted compost, utilized as a top dressing, not only reduces water requirements, but generally makes it easier for plants to maintain a perky appearance. There’s still time in warmer climates to trim back early blooming perennials, such as many Nepetas and Geraniums. This ensures a winsome habit and myriad flowers that will keep on coming ‘til the first frost. In cooler zones, a July pruning is best, so you could make a mental note for next year.
Our next guided Saturday Strolls is September 16th., followed by October 7th. We hope you’ll come visit us this summer.Digging Dog's Mid August 2017 Newsletter Link
How To Plan For A Successful Late Season Garden
November 20th - 2 pm to 3 pm
Pictorial presentation and talk by Horticulturalist Deborah Whigham with cut seasonal garden selections. A variety of plants from Digging Dog Nursery will be for sale.
Location: Healdsburg Garden Club - 860 Chanticleer Way in the Villa Chanticleer Annex, Healdsburg, California www.healdsburggardenclub.org
Current Staff's Favorite Plant
I wanted this arrangement to celebrate the diverse beauty that autumn affords. It was photographed by acclaimed garden photographer, Saxon Holt, who happened to be visiting us.
Autumnal Fanfare: Lambent Leaves, Glistening Berries, Fleeting Flowers, last chance for Fantastic Fall Sale, Gift Certificates now on sale!
Here at Digging Dog, we’ve had some welcome rain to actually soak the soil. With the onset of shorter days and chilly nights, a quieter contemplative mood envelopes parts of the garden. As many herbaceous plants are fading into dormancy, evergreen shrubs, bold-toned leaves, textural seed-heads plus plump glistening berries take center stage. The impressive group of plants featured in this newsletter caught my eye when I strolled through the nursery and garden yesterday. I hope you enjoy these compelling autumnal offerings. In many locales throughout the country, there’s still time to tuck some botanical gems into an empty garden nook.