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All of us here at the nursery, including our clambering kitty and digging dogs wish you joyous merrymaking this holiday season with family and friends. While your garden fall into its winter slumber, may visions of a new gardening season take root in your dreams, and happy digging to all!Left: Pieris japonica ‘Little Heath’ Center: Correa ‘Dusky Bells’Right: Primula capitata ssp. mooreana
All of us here at the nursery, including our clambering kitty and digging dogs wish you joyous merrymaking this holiday season with family and friends. While your garden fall into its winter slumber, may visions of a new gardening season take root in your dreams, and happy digging to all!Left: Pieris japonica ‘Little Heath’ Center: Correa ‘Dusky Bells’Right: Primula capitata ssp. mooreana
All of us here at the nursery, including our clambering kitty and digging dogs wish you joyous merrymaking this holiday season with family and friends. While your garden fall into its winter slumber, may visions of a new gardening season take root in your dreams, and happy digging to all!Left: Pieris japonica ‘Little Heath’ Center: Correa ‘Dusky Bells’Right: Primula capitata ssp. mooreana
All of us here at the nursery, including our clambering kitty and digging dogs wish you joyous merrymaking this holiday season with family and friends. While your garden fall into its winter slumber, may visions of a new gardening season take root in your dreams, and happy digging to all!Left: Pieris japonica ‘Little Heath’ Center: Correa ‘Dusky Bells’Right: Primula capitata ssp. mooreana
All of us here at the nursery, including our clambering kitty and digging dogs wish you joyous merrymaking this holiday season with family and friends. While your garden fall into its winter slumber, may visions of a new gardening season take root in your dreams, and happy digging to all!Left: Pieris japonica ‘Little Heath’ Center: Correa ‘Dusky Bells’Right: Primula capitata ssp. mooreana
All of us here at the nursery, including our clambering kitty and digging dogs wish you joyous merrymaking this holiday season with family and friends. While your garden fall into its winter slumber, may visions of a new gardening season take root in your dreams, and happy digging to all!Left: Pieris japonica ‘Little Heath’ Center: Correa ‘Dusky Bells’Right: Primula capitata ssp. mooreana
Our featured plant: Helleborus niger 'HGC Jonas'In a pinch for a last minute ""green"" gift?Consider an emailable Gift Certificate from Digging Dog Nursery.
Purchase a $100 Gift Certificate for 15% off, which means $100.00 worth of plants for only $85.00 (They make fantastic Christmas presents - don't forget one for yourself....cash it in next spring”
Now through December 31, 2017. Mention code ""Go-Green 2017"" in the customer comments section of the order confirmation page to receive the discount.
Don't worry, we'll deduct the sale discount when we download your order.
Digging Dog's Gift Certificates
Our featured plant: Helleborus niger 'HGC Jonas'In a pinch for a last minute ""green"" gift?Consider an emailable Gift Certificate from Digging Dog Nursery. Purchase a $100 Gift Certificate for 15% off, which means $100.00 worth of plants for only $85.00 (They make fantastic Christmas presents - don't forget one for yourself....cash it in next spring” Now through December 31, 2017. Mention code ""Go-Green 2017"" in the customer comments section of the order confirmation page to receive the discount. Don't worry, we'll deduct the sale discount when we download your order. Digging Dog's Gift Certificates
Our featured plant: Helleborus niger 'HGC Jonas'In a pinch for a last minute ""green"" gift?Consider an emailable Gift Certificate from Digging Dog Nursery.
Order $100.00 in plants, and receive a 15% discount. Plus, we'll wrap them in silver & tie them with a bow for FREE!
If you are not ready for a plant delivery, you can purchase a $100 Gift Certificate for 15% off, which means $100.00 worth of plants for only $85.00 (They make fantastic Christmas presents - don't forget one for yourself....cash it in next spring”
Now through December 31, 2017. Mention code ""Go-Green 2017"" in the customer comments section of the order confirmation page to receive the discount.
Don't worry, we'll deduct the sale discount when we download your order.
Digging Dog's Gift Certificates
Our featured plant: Helleborus niger 'HGC Jonas'In a pinch for a last minute ""green"" gift?Consider an emailable Gift Certificate from Digging Dog Nursery. Order $100.00 in plants, and receive a 15% discount. Plus, we'll wrap them in silver & tie them with a bow for FREE! If you are not ready for a plant delivery, you can purchase a $100 Gift Certificate for 15% off, which means $100.00 worth of plants for only $85.00 (They make fantastic Christmas presents - don't forget one for yourself....cash it in next spring” Now through December 31, 2017. Mention code ""Go-Green 2017"" in the customer comments section of the order confirmation page to receive the discount. Don't worry, we'll deduct the sale discount when we download your order. Digging Dog's Gift Certificates
Our featured plant: Helleborus niger 'HGC Jonas'Inspire your friends, family & neighbors to plant for the future!Promising botanical inspiration for everyone and sure to delight those plant mavens on your shopping list, this year’s holiday picks can be “dug” into an array of landscapes across the country! 
Go-Green Holiday Sale! EXTENDED thru 12/31/17!Stumped by what to gift those folks that already have enough ""stuff""? Many of the featured plants are gift-worthy. Why not give a living present? Take advantage of our Go-Green Holiday Sale!
Free gift wrapping to boot!

Enjoy a special savings when you order a minimum of $50.00 in plants, and receive a 10% discount, or order $100.00 in plants, and receive a 15% discount. Plus, we'll wrap them in silver & tie them with a bow for FREE!
If you are not ready for a plant delivery, you can purchase a $100 Gift Certificate for 15% off, which means $100.00 worth of plants for only $85.00 (They make fantastic Christmas presents - don't forget one for yourself....cash it in next spring”
Our online sale has been extended through December 31, 2017. Mention code ""Go-Green 2017"" in the customer comments section of the order confirmation page to receive the discount. All orders must be shipped by January 2, 2018 to qualify for the sale. All ordered items must be in-stock.
For gift-wrap, place code ""Gift-wrap"" in the comments box.
Don't worry, we'll deduct the sale discount when we download your order.
Digging Dog's Holiday Collection 2017 Newsletter Link
Our featured plant: Helleborus niger 'HGC Jonas'Inspire your friends, family & neighbors to plant for the future!Promising botanical inspiration for everyone and sure to delight those plant mavens on your shopping list, this year’s holiday picks can be “dug” into an array of landscapes across the country! Go-Green Holiday Sale! EXTENDED thru 12/31/17!Stumped by what to gift those folks that already have enough ""stuff""? Many of the featured plants are gift-worthy. Why not give a living present? Take advantage of our Go-Green Holiday Sale! Free gift wrapping to boot! Enjoy a special savings when you order a minimum of $50.00 in plants, and receive a 10% discount, or order $100.00 in plants, and receive a 15% discount. Plus, we'll wrap them in silver & tie them with a bow for FREE! If you are not ready for a plant delivery, you can purchase a $100 Gift Certificate for 15% off, which means $100.00 worth of plants for only $85.00 (They make fantastic Christmas presents - don't forget one for yourself....cash it in next spring” Our online sale has been extended through December 31, 2017. Mention code ""Go-Green 2017"" in the customer comments section of the order confirmation page to receive the discount. All orders must be shipped by January 2, 2018 to qualify for the sale. All ordered items must be in-stock. For gift-wrap, place code ""Gift-wrap"" in the comments box. Don't worry, we'll deduct the sale discount when we download your order. Digging Dog's Holiday Collection 2017 Newsletter Link
Our featured plant: Pieris japonica 'Little Heath'Digging Dog's Gift Quality CollectionThis year's seasonal offerings feature an eclectic array of horticultural treasures that promise a little something for everyone, sure to thrill those gardeners on your shopping list. Our selection of easily cultivated plants can be showcased in diverse garden settings across the country. We wish you a jolly merrymaking season!
Go-Green Holiday Sale!Stumped by what to gift those folks that already have enough ""stuff""? How about giving a green living present and take advantage of our Go-Green Holiday Sale!
Free gift wrapping to boot!

Enjoy a special savings when you order a minimum of $50.00 in plants, and receive a 10% discount, or order $100.00 in plants, and receive a 15% discount. Plus, we'll wrap them in silver & tie them with a bow for FREE!
If you are not ready for a plant delivery, you can purchase a $100 Gift Certificate for 15% off, which means $100.00 worth of plants for only $85.00 (They make fantastic Christmas presents - don't forget one for yourself....cash it in next spring”
Our online sale lasts for 3 weeks only, beginning December 2 and ending December 24. Mention code ""Go-Green 2017"" in the customer comments section of the order confirmation page to receive the discount. All orders must be shipped by December 19 for pre-Christmas delivery, or December 26th to qualify for the sale. All ordered items must be in-stock.
For gift-wrap, place code ""Gift-wrap"" in the comments box.
Don't worry, we'll deduct the sale discount when we download your order.
Digging Dog's Early December 2017 Newsletter Link
Our featured plant: Pieris japonica 'Little Heath'Digging Dog's Gift Quality CollectionThis year's seasonal offerings feature an eclectic array of horticultural treasures that promise a little something for everyone, sure to thrill those gardeners on your shopping list. Our selection of easily cultivated plants can be showcased in diverse garden settings across the country. We wish you a jolly merrymaking season! Go-Green Holiday Sale!Stumped by what to gift those folks that already have enough ""stuff""? How about giving a green living present and take advantage of our Go-Green Holiday Sale! Free gift wrapping to boot! Enjoy a special savings when you order a minimum of $50.00 in plants, and receive a 10% discount, or order $100.00 in plants, and receive a 15% discount. Plus, we'll wrap them in silver & tie them with a bow for FREE! If you are not ready for a plant delivery, you can purchase a $100 Gift Certificate for 15% off, which means $100.00 worth of plants for only $85.00 (They make fantastic Christmas presents - don't forget one for yourself....cash it in next spring” Our online sale lasts for 3 weeks only, beginning December 2 and ending December 24. Mention code ""Go-Green 2017"" in the customer comments section of the order confirmation page to receive the discount. All orders must be shipped by December 19 for pre-Christmas delivery, or December 26th to qualify for the sale. All ordered items must be in-stock. For gift-wrap, place code ""Gift-wrap"" in the comments box. Don't worry, we'll deduct the sale discount when we download your order. Digging Dog's Early December 2017 Newsletter Link
Our featured plant: Pieris japonica 'Little Heath'Digging Dog's Gift Quality CollectionThis year's seasonal offerings feature an eclectic array of horticultural treasures that promise a little something for everyone, sure to thrill those gardeners on your shopping list. Our selection of easily cultivated plants can be showcased in diverse garden settings across the country. We wish you a jolly merrymaking season!
Go-Green Holiday Sale!Stumped by what to gift those folks that already have enough ""stuff""? How about giving a green living present and take advantage of our Go-Green Holiday Sale!
Free gift wrapping to boot!

Enjoy a special savings when you order a minimum of $50.00 in plants, and receive a 10% discount, or order $100.00 in plants, and receive a 15% discount. Plus, we'll wrap them in silver & tie them with a bow for FREE!
If you are not ready for a plant delivery, you can purchase a $100 Gift Certificate for 15% off, which means $100.00 worth of plants for only $85.00 (They make fantastic Christmas presents - don't forget one for yourself....cash it in next spring”
Our online sale lasts for 3 weeks only, beginning December 2 and ending December 17. Mention code ""Go-Green 2017"" in the customer comments section of the order confirmation page to receive the discount. All orders must be shipped by December 19. All ordered items must be in-stock.
For gift-wrap, place code ""Gift-wrap"" in the comments box.
Don't worry, we'll deduct the sale discount when we download your order.
Digging Dog's Early December 2017 Newsletter Link
Our featured plant: Pieris japonica 'Little Heath'Digging Dog's Gift Quality CollectionThis year's seasonal offerings feature an eclectic array of horticultural treasures that promise a little something for everyone, sure to thrill those gardeners on your shopping list. Our selection of easily cultivated plants can be showcased in diverse garden settings across the country. We wish you a jolly merrymaking season! Go-Green Holiday Sale!Stumped by what to gift those folks that already have enough ""stuff""? How about giving a green living present and take advantage of our Go-Green Holiday Sale! Free gift wrapping to boot! Enjoy a special savings when you order a minimum of $50.00 in plants, and receive a 10% discount, or order $100.00 in plants, and receive a 15% discount. Plus, we'll wrap them in silver & tie them with a bow for FREE! If you are not ready for a plant delivery, you can purchase a $100 Gift Certificate for 15% off, which means $100.00 worth of plants for only $85.00 (They make fantastic Christmas presents - don't forget one for yourself....cash it in next spring” Our online sale lasts for 3 weeks only, beginning December 2 and ending December 17. Mention code ""Go-Green 2017"" in the customer comments section of the order confirmation page to receive the discount. All orders must be shipped by December 19. All ordered items must be in-stock. For gift-wrap, place code ""Gift-wrap"" in the comments box. Don't worry, we'll deduct the sale discount when we download your order. Digging Dog's Early December 2017 Newsletter Link
Our featured plant: Pieris japonica 'Little Heath'Digging Dog's Gift Quality CollectionThis year's seasonal offerings feature an eclectic array of horticultural treasures that promise a little something for everyone, sure to thrill those gardeners on your shopping list. Our selection of easily cultivated plants can be showcased in diverse garden settings across the country. We wish you a jolly merrymaking season!
Go-Green Holiday Sale!Stumped by what to gift those folks that already have enough ""stuff""? How about giving a green living present and take advantage of our Go-Green Holiday Sale!
Free gift wrapping to boot!

Enjoy a special savings when you order a minimum of $50.00 in plants, and receive a 10% discount, or order $100.00 in plants, and receive a 15% discount. Plus, we'll wrap them in silver & tie them with a bow for FREE!
If you are not ready for a plant delivery, you can purchase a $100 Gift Certificate for 15% off, which means $100.00 worth of plants for only $85.00 (They make fantastic Christmas presents - don't forget one for yourself....cash it in next spring”
Our online sale lasts for 3 weeks only, beginning December 2 and ending December 17. Mention code ""Go-Green 2017"" in the customer comments section of the order confirmation page to receive the discount. All orders must be shipped by December 19. All ordered items must be in-stock.
For gift-wrap, place code ""Gift-wrap"" in the comments box.
Don't worry, we'll deduct the sale discount when we download your order.
Digging Dog's Early December 2017 Newsletter Link
Our featured plant: Pieris japonica 'Little Heath'Digging Dog's Gift Quality CollectionThis year's seasonal offerings feature an eclectic array of horticultural treasures that promise a little something for everyone, sure to thrill those gardeners on your shopping list. Our selection of easily cultivated plants can be showcased in diverse garden settings across the country. We wish you a jolly merrymaking season! Go-Green Holiday Sale!Stumped by what to gift those folks that already have enough ""stuff""? How about giving a green living present and take advantage of our Go-Green Holiday Sale! Free gift wrapping to boot! Enjoy a special savings when you order a minimum of $50.00 in plants, and receive a 10% discount, or order $100.00 in plants, and receive a 15% discount. Plus, we'll wrap them in silver & tie them with a bow for FREE! If you are not ready for a plant delivery, you can purchase a $100 Gift Certificate for 15% off, which means $100.00 worth of plants for only $85.00 (They make fantastic Christmas presents - don't forget one for yourself....cash it in next spring” Our online sale lasts for 3 weeks only, beginning December 2 and ending December 17. Mention code ""Go-Green 2017"" in the customer comments section of the order confirmation page to receive the discount. All orders must be shipped by December 19. All ordered items must be in-stock. For gift-wrap, place code ""Gift-wrap"" in the comments box. Don't worry, we'll deduct the sale discount when we download your order. Digging Dog's Early December 2017 Newsletter Link
Dig in December for a jumpstart on Spring!November 25th thru December 10th, 2017Purchase a minimum of $100.00 in plants, and receive a 15% discount! Mention code: "Spring 2018 Jumpstart" in the customer comments section of our online order form, and we will deduct the sale discount when we confirm your shipping date. All plants must be in stock, and ship by December 12, 2017 to qualify for the discount.
Dig in December for a jumpstart on Spring!November 25th thru December 10th, 2017Purchase a minimum of $100.00 in plants, and receive a 15% discount! Mention code: "Spring 2018 Jumpstart" in the customer comments section of our online order form, and we will deduct the sale discount when we confirm your shipping date. All plants must be in stock, and ship by December 12, 2017 to qualify for the discount.
Dig in December for a jumpstart on Spring!November 25th thru December 10th, 2017Purchase a minimum of $100.00 in plants, and receive a 15% discount! Mention code: "Spring 2018 Jumpstart" in the customer comments section of our online order form, and we will deduct the sale discount when we confirm your shipping date. All plants must be in stock, and ship by December 12, 2017 to qualify for the discount.
Dig in December for a jumpstart on Spring!November 25th thru December 10th, 2017Purchase a minimum of $100.00 in plants, and receive a 15% discount! Mention code: "Spring 2018 Jumpstart" in the customer comments section of our online order form, and we will deduct the sale discount when we confirm your shipping date. All plants must be in stock, and ship by December 12, 2017 to qualify for the discount.
Our fall arrangement includes:Asters, Hydrangeas, Miscanthus, Molinias, Persicarias, Salvias,  and VerbenasI 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!
Autumnal Fanfare: Lambent Leaves, Glistening Berries, Fleeting Flowers....
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.
Digging Dog's Early November 2017 Newsletter Link
Our fall arrangement includes:Asters, Hydrangeas, Miscanthus, Molinias, Persicarias, Salvias, and VerbenasI 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! Autumnal Fanfare: Lambent Leaves, Glistening Berries, Fleeting Flowers.... 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. Digging Dog's Early November 2017 Newsletter Link
Our fall arrangement includes: Asters 
Hydrangeas 
Miscanthus 
Molinias 
Persicarias 
Salvias 
Verbenas
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.
Digging Dog's Early November 2017 Newsletter Link
Our fall arrangement includes: Asters Hydrangeas Miscanthus Molinias Persicarias Salvias Verbenas 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. Digging Dog's Early November 2017 Newsletter Link
Our fall arrangement includes: Miscanthus, Molinias, Persicarias, Salvias & Verbenas. AstersHydrangeasMiscanthusMoliniasPersicariasSalviasVerbenasI 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!
Autumnal Fanfare: Lambent Leaves, Glistening Berries, Fleeting Flowers....
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.
Digging Dog's Early November 2017 Newsletter Link
Our fall arrangement includes: Miscanthus, Molinias, Persicarias, Salvias & Verbenas. AstersHydrangeasMiscanthusMoliniasPersicariasSalviasVerbenasI 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! Autumnal Fanfare: Lambent Leaves, Glistening Berries, Fleeting Flowers.... 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. Digging Dog's Early November 2017 Newsletter Link
Autumnal Fanfare: Lambent Leaves, Glistening Berries, Fleeting Flowers, last chance for Fantastic Fall Sale, Gift Certificates now on sale!
Autumnal Fanfare: Lambent Leaves, Glistening Berries, Fleeting Flowers....
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.
Digging Dog's Early November 2017 Newsletter Link
Autumnal Fanfare: Lambent Leaves, Glistening Berries, Fleeting Flowers, last chance for Fantastic Fall Sale, Gift Certificates now on sale! Autumnal Fanfare: Lambent Leaves, Glistening Berries, Fleeting Flowers.... 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. Digging Dog's Early November 2017 Newsletter Link
The plants featured in our vignette: Phygelius x rectus 'African Queen', Cordyline australis'Red Star', Origanum 'Rosenkuppel' Ornate Origanums - a bevy of long lasting blooms, reliable late season color, join us for our Dog-Gone Autumn plant sale!
Ornamental Origanums offer enduring fall flowers
Beloved by bees, floral arrangers and plant enthusiasts, Origanums showcase a bevy of ornate long lasting flowers that range from chartreuse and pink to purple, plus a winsome habit that can handle dry conditions. The rich purple-colored blooms of Origanum ‘Ed Carman’ and Origanum ‘Rosenkuppel’ blend easily with most colors, especially warm toned foliage and orange blossoms. They are a cinch to grow, asking only for a sunny well-drained niche. Be sure to check out our other online Origanum selections.
Late season color you can count on!
We’re in the midst of a lovely Indian summer here at the nursery, after experiencing the hottest summer on record with one 107° afternoon. Thankfully, everyone’s diligent watering, as well as a generous spring-time top-dressing of custom-blended compost helped the garden survive the heat wave! Many of the featured plants  in this newsletter were photographed this week, as I strolled through the garden and nursery. Promising charm, bold color or compelling texture, either their flowers or foliage, or in some instances both, are a welcome lift at this time of year.
 We welcome you to attend our Dog-Gone Super Autumn Plant Sale!
Reap the benefit of fall planting!October 6 thru 8, 10 am to 5 pm
•Discover an abundance of easy-to-grow plants, including many pollinator friendly and drought tolerant selections, at a savings! Stroll our delightful display plantings. 
Saturday October 7: Guided tour with Deborah Whigham, 2pm.  Digging Dog's Early October 2017 Newsletter Link
The plants featured in our vignette: Phygelius x rectus 'African Queen', Cordyline australis'Red Star', Origanum 'Rosenkuppel' Ornate Origanums - a bevy of long lasting blooms, reliable late season color, join us for our Dog-Gone Autumn plant sale! Ornamental Origanums offer enduring fall flowers Beloved by bees, floral arrangers and plant enthusiasts, Origanums showcase a bevy of ornate long lasting flowers that range from chartreuse and pink to purple, plus a winsome habit that can handle dry conditions. The rich purple-colored blooms of Origanum ‘Ed Carman’ and Origanum ‘Rosenkuppel’ blend easily with most colors, especially warm toned foliage and orange blossoms. They are a cinch to grow, asking only for a sunny well-drained niche. Be sure to check out our other online Origanum selections. Late season color you can count on! We’re in the midst of a lovely Indian summer here at the nursery, after experiencing the hottest summer on record with one 107° afternoon. Thankfully, everyone’s diligent watering, as well as a generous spring-time top-dressing of custom-blended compost helped the garden survive the heat wave! Many of the featured plants in this newsletter were photographed this week, as I strolled through the garden and nursery. Promising charm, bold color or compelling texture, either their flowers or foliage, or in some instances both, are a welcome lift at this time of year. We welcome you to attend our Dog-Gone Super Autumn Plant Sale! Reap the benefit of fall planting!October 6 thru 8, 10 am to 5 pm •Discover an abundance of easy-to-grow plants, including many pollinator friendly and drought tolerant selections, at a savings! Stroll our delightful display plantings. Saturday October 7: Guided tour with Deborah Whigham, 2pm. Digging Dog's Early October 2017 Newsletter Link
The plants featured in our vignette: Gaura lindheimeri 'Pink Cloud', Crocosmia 'Harlequin', Pennisetum orientale 'Tall Tails' Splendid September Plants, Winsome vignettes for sunny or shady garden nooks, September Splendor Sale!
Meld intriguing texture and lively colors for a splendid September display.
As Summer draws to a close....
September is a transitory month in the garden. As summer’s end approaches, the shadows are growing longer and the days are becoming shorter. This time of year may find some landscapes a tad lackluster. When designing your garden, you may wish to include plants that remain perky thoughout the season or experience their heyday now. The plants featured in this newsletter provide a lot of late season oomph and promise to beckon you down the pathways of your garden.

Our next guided Saturday Stroll is September 16th., followed by October 7th. We hope you’ll come visit us this summer. Digging Dog's Early September 2017 Newsletter Link
The plants featured in our vignette: Gaura lindheimeri 'Pink Cloud', Crocosmia 'Harlequin', Pennisetum orientale 'Tall Tails' Splendid September Plants, Winsome vignettes for sunny or shady garden nooks, September Splendor Sale! Meld intriguing texture and lively colors for a splendid September display. As Summer draws to a close.... September is a transitory month in the garden. As summer’s end approaches, the shadows are growing longer and the days are becoming shorter. This time of year may find some landscapes a tad lackluster. When designing your garden, you may wish to include plants that remain perky thoughout the season or experience their heyday now. The plants featured in this newsletter provide a lot of late season oomph and promise to beckon you down the pathways of your garden. Our next guided Saturday Stroll is September 16th., followed by October 7th. We hope you’ll come visit us this summer. Digging Dog's Early September 2017 Newsletter Link
Our featured plant: Sanguisorba officinalis 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
Our featured plant: Sanguisorba officinalis 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
Our featured plant: Sanguisorba officinalis 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
Our featured plant: Sanguisorba officinalis 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
Our featured plant: Hydrangea quercifolia 'Sikes Dwarf'Perennials that cool down a hot summer day, refreshing foliage, soothing blooms, last chance to take advantage of our summer sale!
Bring sparkling beauty to your August plantings
Perhaps you’re looking for some soothing floral or foliar accents on a hot summer day! We’ve found that snowy white, clear pink, pale yellow and deep blue blooms coupled with silver, bluish green or emerald-toned leaves become refreshing counterpoints to warmer-hued flowers. They offer a place where your eye can rest, much like cleansing your palette when tasting wine. These shades  meld the spicy-colored flowers of many  Achillea, Crocosmia, Dahlia, Geum, Helenium, Kniphofia,
Our featured plant: Hydrangea quercifolia 'Sikes Dwarf'Perennials that cool down a hot summer day, refreshing foliage, soothing blooms, last chance to take advantage of our summer sale! Bring sparkling beauty to your August plantings Perhaps you’re looking for some soothing floral or foliar accents on a hot summer day! We’ve found that snowy white, clear pink, pale yellow and deep blue blooms coupled with silver, bluish green or emerald-toned leaves become refreshing counterpoints to warmer-hued flowers. They offer a place where your eye can rest, much like cleansing your palette when tasting wine. These shades meld the spicy-colored flowers of many Achillea, Crocosmia, Dahlia, Geum, Helenium, Kniphofia,
Our featured plant: Hydrangea quercifolia 'Sikes Dwarf' Perennials that cool down a hot summer day, refreshing foliage, soothing blooms, last chance to take advantage of our summer sale!
Bring sparkling beauty to your August plantings
Perhaps you’re looking for some soothing floral or foliar accents on a hot summer day! We’ve found that snowy white, clear pink, pale yellow and deep blue blooms coupled with silver, bluish green or emerald-toned leaves become refreshing counterpoints to warmer-hued flowers. They offer a place where your eye can rest, much like cleansing your palette when tasting wine. These shades  meld the spicy-colored flowers of many  Achillea, Crocosmia, Dahlia, Geum, Helenium, Kniphofia,
Our featured plant: Hydrangea quercifolia 'Sikes Dwarf' Perennials that cool down a hot summer day, refreshing foliage, soothing blooms, last chance to take advantage of our summer sale! Bring sparkling beauty to your August plantings Perhaps you’re looking for some soothing floral or foliar accents on a hot summer day! We’ve found that snowy white, clear pink, pale yellow and deep blue blooms coupled with silver, bluish green or emerald-toned leaves become refreshing counterpoints to warmer-hued flowers. They offer a place where your eye can rest, much like cleansing your palette when tasting wine. These shades meld the spicy-colored flowers of many Achillea, Crocosmia, Dahlia, Geum, Helenium, Kniphofia,
Our featured plant: Hydrangea quercifolia 'Sikes Dwarf' Perennials that cool down a hot summer day, refreshing foliage, soothing blooms, last chance to take advantage of our summer sale!
Bring sparkling beauty to your August plantings
Perhaps you’re looking for some soothing floral or foliar accents on a hot summer day! We’ve found that snowy white, clear pink, pale yellow and deep blue blooms coupled with silver, bluish green or emerald-toned leaves become refreshing counterpoints to warmer-hued flowers. They offer a place where your eye can rest, much like cleansing your palette when tasting wine. These shades  meld the spicy-colored flowers of many  (Achillea), (Crocosmia), (Dahlia), (Geum), (Helenium), (Kniphofia), (Kniphofia) and (Salvia).

Our next guided Saturday Strolls is August 19th., followed by  September 16th & October 7th. We hope you’ll come visit us this summer. Digging Dog's Early August 2017 Newsletter Link
Our featured plant: Hydrangea quercifolia 'Sikes Dwarf' Perennials that cool down a hot summer day, refreshing foliage, soothing blooms, last chance to take advantage of our summer sale! Bring sparkling beauty to your August plantings Perhaps you’re looking for some soothing floral or foliar accents on a hot summer day! We’ve found that snowy white, clear pink, pale yellow and deep blue blooms coupled with silver, bluish green or emerald-toned leaves become refreshing counterpoints to warmer-hued flowers. They offer a place where your eye can rest, much like cleansing your palette when tasting wine. These shades meld the spicy-colored flowers of many (Achillea), (Crocosmia), (Dahlia), (Geum), (Helenium), (Kniphofia), (Kniphofia) and (Salvia). Our next guided Saturday Strolls is August 19th., followed by September 16th & October 7th. We hope you’ll come visit us this summer. Digging Dog's Early August 2017 Newsletter Link
Our featured plant: Hydrangea quercifolia 'Sikes Dwarf' Perennials that cool down a hot summer day, refreshing foliage, soothing blooms, last chance to take advantage of our summer sale!
Bring sparkling beauty to your August plantings
Bring sparkling beauty to your August plantings
Perhaps you’re looking for some soothing floral or foliar accents on a hot summer day! We’ve found that snowy white, clear pink, pale yellow and deep blue blooms coupled with silver, bluish green or emerald-toned leaves become refreshing counterpoints to warmer-hued flowers. They offer a place where your eye can rest, much like cleansing your palette when tasting wine. These shades  meld the spicy-colored flowers of many  (Achillea), (Crocosmia), (Dahlia), (Geum), (Helenium), (Kniphofia), (Kniphofia) and (Salvia).

Our next guided Saturday Strolls is August 19th., followed by  September 16th & October 7th. We hope you’ll come visit us this summer. Digging Dog's Early August 2017 Newsletter Link
Our featured plant: Hydrangea quercifolia 'Sikes Dwarf' Perennials that cool down a hot summer day, refreshing foliage, soothing blooms, last chance to take advantage of our summer sale! Bring sparkling beauty to your August plantings Bring sparkling beauty to your August plantings Perhaps you’re looking for some soothing floral or foliar accents on a hot summer day! We’ve found that snowy white, clear pink, pale yellow and deep blue blooms coupled with silver, bluish green or emerald-toned leaves become refreshing counterpoints to warmer-hued flowers. They offer a place where your eye can rest, much like cleansing your palette when tasting wine. These shades meld the spicy-colored flowers of many (Achillea), (Crocosmia), (Dahlia), (Geum), (Helenium), (Kniphofia), (Kniphofia) and (Salvia). Our next guided Saturday Strolls is August 19th., followed by September 16th & October 7th. We hope you’ll come visit us this summer. Digging Dog's Early August 2017 Newsletter Link
Our featured plant is Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' - you may view its description via this link: Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' Fabulous Foliage, Snazzy blooms, Summer-time sale and join us for an upcoming stroll on July 29th!
Add ebullient summer color and intriguing foliar texture to your garden
Create summer-time fervor with head-turning red, sunny yellow and tangerine-hued blooms splashed throughout your border. These upbeat fun-loving colors can be tempered with white, chartreuse or pale pink flowers amid an array of interesting foliage. Fashioning a rich textural tapestry, perennial leaves sprout in varying sizes and shapes and showcase a lovely range of colors from gold, silver, bronze, and chocolatey purple to lime green.
Our next guided Saturday Strolls is July 29th., followed by  August 19th & September 16th. We hope you’ll come visit us this summer. Digging Dog's late July 2017 Newsletter Link
Our featured plant is Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' - you may view its description via this link: Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' Fabulous Foliage, Snazzy blooms, Summer-time sale and join us for an upcoming stroll on July 29th! Add ebullient summer color and intriguing foliar texture to your garden Create summer-time fervor with head-turning red, sunny yellow and tangerine-hued blooms splashed throughout your border. These upbeat fun-loving colors can be tempered with white, chartreuse or pale pink flowers amid an array of interesting foliage. Fashioning a rich textural tapestry, perennial leaves sprout in varying sizes and shapes and showcase a lovely range of colors from gold, silver, bronze, and chocolatey purple to lime green. Our next guided Saturday Strolls is July 29th., followed by August 19th & September 16th. We hope you’ll come visit us this summer. Digging Dog's late July 2017 Newsletter Link
Our featured plant is Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' - you may view its description via this link:Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'Fabulous Foliage, Snazzy blooms, Summer-time sale and join us for an upcoming stroll on July 29th!
Add ebullient summer color and intriguing foliar texture to your garden
Create summer-time fervor with head-turning red, sunny yellow and tangerine-hued blooms splashed throughout your border. These upbeat fun-loving colors can be tempered with white, chartreuse or pale pink flowers amid an array of interesting foliage. Fashioning a rich textural tapestry, perennial leaves sprout in varying sizes and shapes and showcase a lovely range of colors from gold, silver, bronze, and chocolatey purple to lime green.
Our next guided Saturday Strolls is July 29th., followed by  August 19th & September 16th. We hope you’ll come visit us this summer. Digging Dog's late July 2017 Newsletter Link
Our featured plant is Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' - you may view its description via this link:Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'Fabulous Foliage, Snazzy blooms, Summer-time sale and join us for an upcoming stroll on July 29th! Add ebullient summer color and intriguing foliar texture to your garden Create summer-time fervor with head-turning red, sunny yellow and tangerine-hued blooms splashed throughout your border. These upbeat fun-loving colors can be tempered with white, chartreuse or pale pink flowers amid an array of interesting foliage. Fashioning a rich textural tapestry, perennial leaves sprout in varying sizes and shapes and showcase a lovely range of colors from gold, silver, bronze, and chocolatey purple to lime green. Our next guided Saturday Strolls is July 29th., followed by August 19th & September 16th. We hope you’ll come visit us this summer. Digging Dog's late July 2017 Newsletter Link
"Our featured plant is Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' - you may view its description via this link:Dahlia 'Bishop of 'Llandaff' Fabulous Foliage, Snazzy blooms, Summer-time sale and join us for an upcoming stroll on July 29th!
Add ebullient summer color and intriguing foliar texture to your garden
Create summer-time fervor with head-turning red, sunny yellow and tangerine-hued blooms splashed throughout your border. These upbeat fun-loving colors can be tempered with white, chartreuse or pale pink flowers amid an array of interesting foliage. Fashioning a rich textural tapestry, perennial leaves sprout in varying sizes and shapes and showcase a lovely range of colors from gold, silver, bronze, and chocolatey purple to lime green.
Our next guided Saturday Strolls is July 29th., followed by  August 19th & September 16th. We hope you’ll come visit us this summer. Digging Dog's late July 2017 Newsletter Link"
"Our featured plant is Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' - you may view its description via this link:Dahlia 'Bishop of 'Llandaff' Fabulous Foliage, Snazzy blooms, Summer-time sale and join us for an upcoming stroll on July 29th! Add ebullient summer color and intriguing foliar texture to your garden Create summer-time fervor with head-turning red, sunny yellow and tangerine-hued blooms splashed throughout your border. These upbeat fun-loving colors can be tempered with white, chartreuse or pale pink flowers amid an array of interesting foliage. Fashioning a rich textural tapestry, perennial leaves sprout in varying sizes and shapes and showcase a lovely range of colors from gold, silver, bronze, and chocolatey purple to lime green. Our next guided Saturday Strolls is July 29th., followed by August 19th & September 16th. We hope you’ll come visit us this summer. Digging Dog's late July 2017 Newsletter Link"
Fabulous Foliage, Snazzy blooms, Summer-time sale and join us for an upcoming stroll on July 29th!
Add ebullient summer color and intriguing foliar texture to your garden
Create summer-time fervor with head-turning red, sunny yellow and tangerine-hued blooms splashed throughout your border. These upbeat fun-loving colors can be tempered with white, chartreuse or pale pink flowers amid an array of interesting foliage. Fashioning a rich textural tapestry, perennial leaves sprout in varying sizes and shapes and showcase a lovely range of colors from gold, silver, bronze, and chocolatey purple to lime green.
Our next guided Saturday Strolls is July 29th., followed by  August 19th & September 16th. We hope you’ll come visit us this summer. Digging Dog's late July 2017 Newsletter Link
Fabulous Foliage, Snazzy blooms, Summer-time sale and join us for an upcoming stroll on July 29th! Add ebullient summer color and intriguing foliar texture to your garden Create summer-time fervor with head-turning red, sunny yellow and tangerine-hued blooms splashed throughout your border. These upbeat fun-loving colors can be tempered with white, chartreuse or pale pink flowers amid an array of interesting foliage. Fashioning a rich textural tapestry, perennial leaves sprout in varying sizes and shapes and showcase a lovely range of colors from gold, silver, bronze, and chocolatey purple to lime green. Our next guided Saturday Strolls is July 29th., followed by August 19th & September 16th. We hope you’ll come visit us this summer. Digging Dog's late July 2017 Newsletter Link
Happy 4th from all of us at Digging Dog!
Monarda 'Jacob Cline' • Astilbe 'Ellie' • Geranium 'Rozanne'
Happy 4th from all of us at Digging Dog! Monarda 'Jacob Cline' • Astilbe 'Ellie' • Geranium 'Rozanne'
Happy 4th from all of us at Digging Dog!
Monarda 'Jacob Cline' • Astilbe 'Ellie' • Geranium 'Rozanne'
Happy 4th from all of us at Digging Dog! Monarda 'Jacob Cline' • Astilbe 'Ellie' • Geranium 'Rozanne'
"Sterling Spring blooming shrubs, plus head-turning Perennials.
Here’s the tall and short of it…
Sterling spring blooming shrubs, all dressed in classy green leaves and crisp white flowers.
Viburnum plicatum ‘Summer Snowflake’ is the largest of our featured shrubs, fashioning graceful somewhat horizontal branches adorned with snowy lace caps. Cultivated since 1868, well-loved Spiraea x vanhouttei makes a shapely low maintenance addition to sunny mixed borders, while smaller-statured Deutzia gracilis ‘Nikko' offers a galaxy of dainty white blooms perfect for the rockery, nestled along steps or in a container.Head turning Perennials
Nearly 65” of rain coupled with chilly spring days spawned a remarkable surge of lush foliar growth, plus spectacular long-lasting flowers in our nursery & garden this year. 

Spring is always such an exciting time as we watch the multitude of leaves, buds and blooms that seemingly unfurl over night plus the numerous new shoots stretching skyward. Dicentra ‘Gold Heart’s delicate golden foliage glows in dappled shady niches, while the dark leaves of Eupatorium ‘Chocolate’, Astrantia ‘Moulin Rouge's exquisite domes, and the richly colored Sedum ‘Jose Aubergine’ promise to turn more than a few heads in your garden. Perhaps you could let Campanula ‘Blue Waterfall’ cascade down your garden steps, or brighten up a sunny bed with Geum ‘Prinses Juliana’. We hope you’ll make room for a few of these shrubs & perennials.

Our extensive display borders which surround the nursery are now open through Colombus Day weekend.
Our first guided Saturday Stroll is June 24th., followed by  July 15th & 29th. We hope you’ll come visit us this summer. Digging Dog's June 2017 Newsletter Link"
"Sterling Spring blooming shrubs, plus head-turning Perennials. Here’s the tall and short of it… Sterling spring blooming shrubs, all dressed in classy green leaves and crisp white flowers. Viburnum plicatum ‘Summer Snowflake’ is the largest of our featured shrubs, fashioning graceful somewhat horizontal branches adorned with snowy lace caps. Cultivated since 1868, well-loved Spiraea x vanhouttei makes a shapely low maintenance addition to sunny mixed borders, while smaller-statured Deutzia gracilis ‘Nikko' offers a galaxy of dainty white blooms perfect for the rockery, nestled along steps or in a container.Head turning Perennials Nearly 65” of rain coupled with chilly spring days spawned a remarkable surge of lush foliar growth, plus spectacular long-lasting flowers in our nursery & garden this year. Spring is always such an exciting time as we watch the multitude of leaves, buds and blooms that seemingly unfurl over night plus the numerous new shoots stretching skyward. Dicentra ‘Gold Heart’s delicate golden foliage glows in dappled shady niches, while the dark leaves of Eupatorium ‘Chocolate’, Astrantia ‘Moulin Rouge's exquisite domes, and the richly colored Sedum ‘Jose Aubergine’ promise to turn more than a few heads in your garden. Perhaps you could let Campanula ‘Blue Waterfall’ cascade down your garden steps, or brighten up a sunny bed with Geum ‘Prinses Juliana’. We hope you’ll make room for a few of these shrubs & perennials. Our extensive display borders which surround the nursery are now open through Colombus Day weekend. Our first guided Saturday Stroll is June 24th., followed by July 15th & 29th. We hope you’ll come visit us this summer. Digging Dog's June 2017 Newsletter Link"
"Dainty blooms and unfurling leaves forge an early spring treasure trove of color and texture.
In the last ten days, we’ve experienced all kinds of weather at Digging Dog, including frosty mornings, torrential downpours, deafening hail, glorious sunny 70 º afternoons and even sleet! Thankfully spring is almost here and signs of its arrival grow more evident every day. Brimming with possibility, youthful growth and pristine delicacy, the early spring garden is a fresh treasure trove of color and texture. The plants featured in this newsletter caught my eye while walking through the nursery and along the surrounding borders. Hopefully, a handful of them will spark your interest as well! All of us here at the nursery wish you a very happy spring and countless happy afternoons digging in a garden! Digging Dog's mid March 2017 Newsletter Link"
"Dainty blooms and unfurling leaves forge an early spring treasure trove of color and texture. In the last ten days, we’ve experienced all kinds of weather at Digging Dog, including frosty mornings, torrential downpours, deafening hail, glorious sunny 70 º afternoons and even sleet! Thankfully spring is almost here and signs of its arrival grow more evident every day. Brimming with possibility, youthful growth and pristine delicacy, the early spring garden is a fresh treasure trove of color and texture. The plants featured in this newsletter caught my eye while walking through the nursery and along the surrounding borders. Hopefully, a handful of them will spark your interest as well! All of us here at the nursery wish you a very happy spring and countless happy afternoons digging in a garden! Digging Dog's mid March 2017 Newsletter Link"
Enliven a shady nook
These easily grown plants will thrive in either bright shade, dappled light or the somewhat darker recesses of your garden. Enlivening just about any shady spot, a few of them unfurl variegated or golden foliage, while others showcase crisp white blooms. For an impressive presentation, try adding the bold textural leaves of Rheum, Astilboides and Dryopteris to a woodland setting. Helleborus ‘Red Lady’s richly colored flowers add an air of mystique and Viola ‘Rebecca’s blossoms waft a sweet perfume.Digging Dog's early March 2017 Newsletter Link
Enliven a shady nook These easily grown plants will thrive in either bright shade, dappled light or the somewhat darker recesses of your garden. Enlivening just about any shady spot, a few of them unfurl variegated or golden foliage, while others showcase crisp white blooms. For an impressive presentation, try adding the bold textural leaves of Rheum, Astilboides and Dryopteris to a woodland setting. Helleborus ‘Red Lady’s richly colored flowers add an air of mystique and Viola ‘Rebecca’s blossoms waft a sweet perfume.Digging Dog's early March 2017 Newsletter Link
Epimediums: The go-to perennial for a woodland setting or shady bed. Durable, long-lived and easily cultivated, Epimediums unfurl winsome heart-shaped foliage and intricate origami-like flowers. Many of their leaves are infused with bold mottling, while their wiry stems present graceful blossoms, in colors ranging from starry white to lemon, amber or ruby red, plus rose, lilac and purple.Digging Dog's late February 2017 Newsletter Link
Epimediums: The go-to perennial for a woodland setting or shady bed. Durable, long-lived and easily cultivated, Epimediums unfurl winsome heart-shaped foliage and intricate origami-like flowers. Many of their leaves are infused with bold mottling, while their wiry stems present graceful blossoms, in colors ranging from starry white to lemon, amber or ruby red, plus rose, lilac and purple.Digging Dog's late February 2017 Newsletter Link
Epimediums: The go-to perennial for a woodland setting or shady bed. Durable, long-lived and easily cultivated, Epimediums unfurl winsome heart-shaped foliage and intricate origami-like flowers. Many of their leaves are infused with bold mottling, while their wiry stems present graceful blossoms, in colors ranging from starry white to lemon, amber or ruby red, plus rose, lilac and purple.Digging Dog's late February 2017 Newsletter Link
Epimediums: The go-to perennial for a woodland setting or shady bed. Durable, long-lived and easily cultivated, Epimediums unfurl winsome heart-shaped foliage and intricate origami-like flowers. Many of their leaves are infused with bold mottling, while their wiry stems present graceful blossoms, in colors ranging from starry white to lemon, amber or ruby red, plus rose, lilac and purple.Digging Dog's late February 2017 Newsletter Link
Epimediums: The go-to perennial for a woodland setting or shady bed. Durable, long-lived and easily cultivated, Epimediums unfurl winsome heart-shaped foliage and intricate origami-like flowers. Many of their leaves are infused with bold mottling, while their wiry stems present graceful blossoms, in colors ranging from starry white to lemon, amber or ruby red, plus rose, lilac and purple.Digging Dog's late February 2017 Newsletter Link
Epimediums: The go-to perennial for a woodland setting or shady bed. Durable, long-lived and easily cultivated, Epimediums unfurl winsome heart-shaped foliage and intricate origami-like flowers. Many of their leaves are infused with bold mottling, while their wiry stems present graceful blossoms, in colors ranging from starry white to lemon, amber or ruby red, plus rose, lilac and purple.Digging Dog's late February 2017 Newsletter Link
Heartthrob Sale!
Enjoy a special savings and get a jump start on Spring planting! Order a minimum of $75.00 in plants, and receive a 10% discount!
Our online sale lasts for 2 weeks only, beginning February 4th and ending February 19th. Mention code "Heartthrob 2017" in the customer comments section of the order confirmation page to receive the discount. All orders must be shipped by February 21. All ordered items must be in-stock. Valentine's Newsletter 2017
Don't worry, we'll deduct the sale discount when we download your order.
Valentine's Newsletter 2017
Heartthrob Sale! Enjoy a special savings and get a jump start on Spring planting! Order a minimum of $75.00 in plants, and receive a 10% discount! Our online sale lasts for 2 weeks only, beginning February 4th and ending February 19th. Mention code "Heartthrob 2017" in the customer comments section of the order confirmation page to receive the discount. All orders must be shipped by February 21. All ordered items must be in-stock. Valentine's Newsletter 2017 Don't worry, we'll deduct the sale discount when we download your order. Valentine's Newsletter 2017
Need some luck on Friday the 13th? Perhaps you should consider Trifolium rubens, otherwise known as Red Feather Clover, which has been known to bring good luck!  Trifolium rubens
Need some luck on Friday the 13th? Perhaps you should consider Trifolium rubens, otherwise known as Red Feather Clover, which has been known to bring good luck! Trifolium rubens
Happy New Year!
On the brink of this fresh beginning, we invite you to dig into our hot-off-the-press Digging Dog 2017 catalog, which is already posted on-line, and will also be mailed tomorrow. Pour a beverage, find a cozy spot and wander through our 25th edition, where you’ll find nearly 90 new selections, coupled with many beloved “golden oldies”. The eclectic treasure-trove of our exceptional offerings is steeped in potential for varied locales, microclimates and cultural conditions throughout the country.
Happy New Year! On the brink of this fresh beginning, we invite you to dig into our hot-off-the-press Digging Dog 2017 catalog, which is already posted on-line, and will also be mailed tomorrow. Pour a beverage, find a cozy spot and wander through our 25th edition, where you’ll find nearly 90 new selections, coupled with many beloved “golden oldies”. The eclectic treasure-trove of our exceptional offerings is steeped in potential for varied locales, microclimates and cultural conditions throughout the country.
Enjoy a special savings when you order a minimum of $50.00, in plants, and receive a 10% discount, or order $100.00 in plants, and receive a 15% discount. Plus, we'll wrap them in silver & tie them with a bow for FREE!
 If you are not ready for a plant delivery, you can purchase a $100 Gift Certificate for 15% off, which means $100.00 worth of plants for only $85.00 (They make fantastic Christmas presents - don't forget one for yourself....cash it in next spring”
 Our online sale lasts for 3 weeks only, beginning December 3 and ending December 18. Mention code "Go-Green 2016" in the customer comments section of the order confirmation page to receive the discount. All orders must be shipped by December 20. All ordered items must be in-stock. For gift-wrap, place code "Gift Wrap" in the comments box.
Don't worry, we'll deduct the sale discount when we download your order.
Enjoy a special savings when you order a minimum of $50.00, in plants, and receive a 10% discount, or order $100.00 in plants, and receive a 15% discount. Plus, we'll wrap them in silver & tie them with a bow for FREE! If you are not ready for a plant delivery, you can purchase a $100 Gift Certificate for 15% off, which means $100.00 worth of plants for only $85.00 (They make fantastic Christmas presents - don't forget one for yourself....cash it in next spring” Our online sale lasts for 3 weeks only, beginning December 3 and ending December 18. Mention code "Go-Green 2016" in the customer comments section of the order confirmation page to receive the discount. All orders must be shipped by December 20. All ordered items must be in-stock. For gift-wrap, place code "Gift Wrap" in the comments box. Don't worry, we'll deduct the sale discount when we download your order.
Go green on Cyber Monday, and consider a gift that keeps on growing!
Digging Dog is offering 15% off on $100.00 Gift Certificates, and plant purchases of $100.00 or more, and 10% off on plant purchases of $50.00.
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Go green on Cyber Monday, and consider a gift that keeps on growing! Digging Dog is offering 15% off on $100.00 Gift Certificates, and plant purchases of $100.00 or more, and 10% off on plant purchases of $50.00. Check out latest newsletter: (a href=http://eepurl.com/cpoHZf>Late November Newsletter
Our favorite plant this week: We love Tricyrtis 'Empress' for its unique, late blooming flowers. Renowned for its extra large and wider open flowers, this exquisite, newly introduced Toad Lily is a formosana hybrid. Ornate, spidery spaced petals are inscribed by occasional darkened tips and irregular velvet-rich deep purple spots, stipples and mottling on a creamy white background. An enticing fall beacon amongst the shadows, ‘Empress’s showy terminal blooms are supported by an upright robust gathering of lustrous, semi-clasping dark green foliage that stays dapper all season.									
Tricyrtis 'Empress'
Our favorite plant this week: We love Tricyrtis 'Empress' for its unique, late blooming flowers. Renowned for its extra large and wider open flowers, this exquisite, newly introduced Toad Lily is a formosana hybrid. Ornate, spidery spaced petals are inscribed by occasional darkened tips and irregular velvet-rich deep purple spots, stipples and mottling on a creamy white background. An enticing fall beacon amongst the shadows, ‘Empress’s showy terminal blooms are supported by an upright robust gathering of lustrous, semi-clasping dark green foliage that stays dapper all season. Tricyrtis 'Empress'
Fall Fanfare Sale!
Enjoy a special savings and get a jump start on next Spring's planting! Order a minimum of $50.00 in plants, and receive a 10% discount. Or order $100.00 in plants, and receive a 15% discount. Our online sale lasts for 2 weeks only, beginning October 15 and ending October 30. Mention code "Fall Fanfare 2016" in the customer comments section of the order confirmation page to receive the discount. All orders must be shipped by November 1. All ordered items must be in-stock.
Don't worry, we'll deduct the sale discount when we download your order. Only one offer per order./p>
Fall Fanfare Sale! Enjoy a special savings and get a jump start on next Spring's planting! Order a minimum of $50.00 in plants, and receive a 10% discount. Or order $100.00 in plants, and receive a 15% discount. Our online sale lasts for 2 weeks only, beginning October 15 and ending October 30. Mention code "Fall Fanfare 2016" in the customer comments section of the order confirmation page to receive the discount. All orders must be shipped by November 1. All ordered items must be in-stock. Don't worry, we'll deduct the sale discount when we download your order. Only one offer per order./p>
Our on-line & on-site Dog-Gone Fall Sales are comping to a close!
Dig our diverse offerings into your garden, get a jump-start on next spring, and enjoy great savings to boot.
Our on-line & on-site Dog-Gone Fall Sales are comping to a close! Dig our diverse offerings into your garden, get a jump-start on next spring, and enjoy great savings to boot.
We love Verbascum 'Album' for their incandescent, pollinator friendly, upright blooms.
With flower spikes reaching over 3-½ ft. tall, ‘Album’ is truly dramatic. Its many white flowers are tinged with crimson at the base of each petal and accented by golden orange stamens. The large basal leaves are coarse, deep green and textured. Their undulating margins, and often their stems, are tinted a deep burgundy color.
We love Verbascum 'Album' for their incandescent, pollinator friendly, upright blooms. With flower spikes reaching over 3-½ ft. tall, ‘Album’ is truly dramatic. Its many white flowers are tinged with crimson at the base of each petal and accented by golden orange stamens. The large basal leaves are coarse, deep green and textured. Their undulating margins, and often their stems, are tinted a deep burgundy color.
Today's Staff favorite plant: Anemone x hybrida 'Andrea Atkinson'.
Today's Staff favorite plant: Anemone x hybrida 'Andrea Atkinson'.
Fall for Asters! Our favorite plants this week........ 
Aster's cheerful daisy faces and the profusion of colors and sizes that make up this genus provide lots of oomph when other perennials have petered out. Our Asters are tried and true performers in ordinary garden soil and full sun.
 As shown from top to bottom: Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome', Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies', Aster cordifolius 'Chieftain', Aster tataricus 'Jindai', Aster laevis 'Bluebird'.Click here to view our early September Newsletter Friends of Digging Dog get their first issue of Garden Design Magazine free when they subscribe!via this link
Fall for Asters! Our favorite plants this week........ Aster's cheerful daisy faces and the profusion of colors and sizes that make up this genus provide lots of oomph when other perennials have petered out. Our Asters are tried and true performers in ordinary garden soil and full sun. As shown from top to bottom: Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome', Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies', Aster cordifolius 'Chieftain', Aster tataricus 'Jindai', Aster laevis 'Bluebird'.Click here to view our early September Newsletter Friends of Digging Dog get their first issue of Garden Design Magazine free when they subscribe!via this link
Check out our brand new newsletter layout! We hope you like it. August 2016 Newletter
Check out our brand new newsletter layout! We hope you like it. August 2016 Newletter
Our favorite plant this week - We love Echinops 'Blue Glow' for its uniquely shaped flowers in the border or a cut arrangement. Intensely blue, the surreal-looking globes of this Echinops perch on stalks lined with elegant, jagged-edged gray-green foliage. Backlit by the late afternoon sun and planted en masse, ‘Blue Glow’s flowers seem to float amidst spiky Muhlenbergia rigens and the dark domes of Angelica gigas.         Echinops 'Blue Glow'
Our favorite plant this week - We love Echinops 'Blue Glow' for its uniquely shaped flowers in the border or a cut arrangement. Intensely blue, the surreal-looking globes of this Echinops perch on stalks lined with elegant, jagged-edged gray-green foliage. Backlit by the late afternoon sun and planted en masse, ‘Blue Glow’s flowers seem to float amidst spiky Muhlenbergia rigens and the dark domes of Angelica gigas. Echinops 'Blue Glow'
Our favorite plant this week - Not only do we love Liatris 'Kobold', but it's coveted by florists, butterflies & bees for itsl showy, vibrant hued flowers. ‘Kobold’ means “goblin”—and big-headed it is. This compact cultivar has a smaller stature than others of its species, and its erect stems rise solidly from the earth. Grassy foliage plays host to an outstanding bristle of rosy lilac blooms. A vibrant garden guest, contrast ‘Kobold’ against Phlomis fruticosa’s yellow blooms and harmonize with the pinkish panicles of Calamagrostis brachytricha.
Our favorite plant this week - Not only do we love Liatris 'Kobold', but it's coveted by florists, butterflies & bees for itsl showy, vibrant hued flowers. ‘Kobold’ means “goblin”—and big-headed it is. This compact cultivar has a smaller stature than others of its species, and its erect stems rise solidly from the earth. Grassy foliage plays host to an outstanding bristle of rosy lilac blooms. A vibrant garden guest, contrast ‘Kobold’ against Phlomis fruticosa’s yellow blooms and harmonize with the pinkish panicles of Calamagrostis brachytricha.
Dog-Gone Summer Plant Sale
July 15, 16 & 17 - 10am to 5pm
Discover an abundance of rare, diverse & easy-to-grow plants, including many drop-dead beauties and water-wise toughies, at a savings!
Stroll our colorful display gardens!
Saturday: light refreshments & guided tour at 2pm./p>
Dog-Gone Summer Plant Sale July 15, 16 & 17 - 10am to 5pm Discover an abundance of rare, diverse & easy-to-grow plants, including many drop-dead beauties and water-wise toughies, at a savings! Stroll our colorful display gardens! Saturday: light refreshments & guided tour at 2pm./p>
We would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all of our loyal customers, who patiently waited to hear from us while Deborah nursed her 90 year old Father back to health. We thought you might want to see his smiling face.
We would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all of our loyal customers, who patiently waited to hear from us while Deborah nursed her 90 year old Father back to health. We thought you might want to see his smiling face.
Our favorite plant this week: We love Viola ‘Rebecca’  for it's sweet, delectable scent and tidy compact clumps of dapper evergreen foliage. All are equally captivating, though no two are alike, each ebullient white flower showcases a creamy lemon flushed center and irregularly patterned, deep violet edges. This sweet smelling Viola should be ensconced near a well-traveled path or seating area, where its plentiful color flecked flowers can be easily relished ‘till the first hard frost.
Our favorite plant this week: We love Viola ‘Rebecca’ for it's sweet, delectable scent and tidy compact clumps of dapper evergreen foliage. All are equally captivating, though no two are alike, each ebullient white flower showcases a creamy lemon flushed center and irregularly patterned, deep violet edges. This sweet smelling Viola should be ensconced near a well-traveled path or seating area, where its plentiful color flecked flowers can be easily relished ‘till the first hard frost.
Our Valentine's Day Favorite is Cyclamen purpurascens. Prized for its fragrant dark purplish pink flowers, this variable widely dispersed European denizen hosts a gleaming bed of round silver patterned leaves with violet-imbued undersides. Cyclamen purpurascens adores moderately moist well-drained sites plus deciduous leaf litter, especially from Beech trees, and imparts endearing summer color to a woodland setting.
Our Valentine's Day Favorite is Cyclamen purpurascens. Prized for its fragrant dark purplish pink flowers, this variable widely dispersed European denizen hosts a gleaming bed of round silver patterned leaves with violet-imbued undersides. Cyclamen purpurascens adores moderately moist well-drained sites plus deciduous leaf litter, especially from Beech trees, and imparts endearing summer color to a woodland setting.
Our favorite plant this week: What's not to love about this adorable Primula? Steeped in charm and easily grown, this hard-to-find old-fashioned Primrose promises to please with nearly evergreen foliage and a blooming season, extending from spring to fall. A plentiful showing of rose-like buds and splendid lilac-pink double flowers adorn broad textured spring green foliage that forms a generous long-lived clump. Bright shade, well-drained soil and above average moisture will ensure its success.
Our favorite plant this week: What's not to love about this adorable Primula? Steeped in charm and easily grown, this hard-to-find old-fashioned Primrose promises to please with nearly evergreen foliage and a blooming season, extending from spring to fall. A plentiful showing of rose-like buds and splendid lilac-pink double flowers adorn broad textured spring green foliage that forms a generous long-lived clump. Bright shade, well-drained soil and above average moisture will ensure its success.
Our favorite plant this week: We love Ribes sanguineum ‘King Edward VII’ for its colorful blooms that spruce up a grey winters day. The Red Winter Currant, adorned with pendulous late winter clusters of rich scarlet-red flowers, well-mannered bare arching branches spawn palmately lobed medium green leaves in early spring. Following the fantastic long lasting floral show, persistent green and bright red berries, which ripen to a frosted dark blue, heighten summer appeal and come fall, finely serrated urbane foliage broadcasts lovely amber, pink and golden tones.
Introduced into the annals of British horticulture in 1817, ‘King Edward VII’s narrowly upright and compact carriage is easily managed, withstands drought once established and effortlessly dominates a sunny mixed border or a bright woodland realm. (S-0749)
Our favorite plant this week: We love Ribes sanguineum ‘King Edward VII’ for its colorful blooms that spruce up a grey winters day. The Red Winter Currant, adorned with pendulous late winter clusters of rich scarlet-red flowers, well-mannered bare arching branches spawn palmately lobed medium green leaves in early spring. Following the fantastic long lasting floral show, persistent green and bright red berries, which ripen to a frosted dark blue, heighten summer appeal and come fall, finely serrated urbane foliage broadcasts lovely amber, pink and golden tones. Introduced into the annals of British horticulture in 1817, ‘King Edward VII’s narrowly upright and compact carriage is easily managed, withstands drought once established and effortlessly dominates a sunny mixed border or a bright woodland realm. (S-0749)
 Our favorite plant this week: We love Trachystemon orientalis for its unusual colorful blooms, and versatile stalwart presence. Looking for a bold toughie to beautify that problem area in your garden? Trachystemon orientalis may be your answer. Whether the spot is sunny or shady, dry or moist, or over rough terrain, this Borage family member will rapidly fill it in with a thick, weed-smothering cover of handsome, coarse textured dark green leaves—hairy, immense, many up to a foot long, and heart-shaped—attached to long petioles. Heralding spring, starry blue, white-throated flowers carried on branched hairy pink stems are reminiscent of Dodecatheon blooms and make their appearance before the wavy-edged foliage bursts forth in late spring. Its native haunts are Bulgaria and northern Turkey, and here in our garden it intermingles with Anthriscus ‘Ravenswing’ and Euphorbia ‘Great Dixter’, creating a dynamic array of foliar colors and textures.
Our favorite plant this week: We love Trachystemon orientalis for its unusual colorful blooms, and versatile stalwart presence. Looking for a bold toughie to beautify that problem area in your garden? Trachystemon orientalis may be your answer. Whether the spot is sunny or shady, dry or moist, or over rough terrain, this Borage family member will rapidly fill it in with a thick, weed-smothering cover of handsome, coarse textured dark green leaves—hairy, immense, many up to a foot long, and heart-shaped—attached to long petioles. Heralding spring, starry blue, white-throated flowers carried on branched hairy pink stems are reminiscent of Dodecatheon blooms and make their appearance before the wavy-edged foliage bursts forth in late spring. Its native haunts are Bulgaria and northern Turkey, and here in our garden it intermingles with Anthriscus ‘Ravenswing’ and Euphorbia ‘Great Dixter’, creating a dynamic array of foliar colors and textures.
Happy New Year! Our favorite plant this week: We love Hellebores for their lovely winter color.
Happy New Year! Our favorite plant this week: We love Hellebores for their lovely winter color.
In a pinch for a last minute present? Give the gift that keeps on growing, which is sure to delight those gardeners on your holiday list. Order a $100.00 Gift Certificate for only $85.00, and we'll send it to you, or your recipient, via e-mail for a speedy delivery! Please order by noon on Thursday, December 24th to receive it by Christmas Eve. There's still time to take advantage of ordering $100.00 worth of plants for 15% off thru December 20th, and shipping on December 21st. Just mention Holiday Sale at check-out.
In a pinch for a last minute present? Give the gift that keeps on growing, which is sure to delight those gardeners on your holiday list. Order a $100.00 Gift Certificate for only $85.00, and we'll send it to you, or your recipient, via e-mail for a speedy delivery! Please order by noon on Thursday, December 24th to receive it by Christmas Eve. There's still time to take advantage of ordering $100.00 worth of plants for 15% off thru December 20th, and shipping on December 21st. Just mention Holiday Sale at check-out.
Our favorite plant this week: We love Cercidiphyllum japonicum for its cozy array of fall colors, and its divinely scented leaves. Perhaps Japan's largest shade tree, normally multi- trunked Katsura manifests a gracious symmetry; trained to a single trunk it provides a narrower, almost columnar shape. Its dappled shade is a cordial host for Corylopsis. Grows moderately to rapidly.
Cercidiphyllum japonicum
Our favorite plant this week: We love Cercidiphyllum japonicum for its cozy array of fall colors, and its divinely scented leaves. Perhaps Japan's largest shade tree, normally multi- trunked Katsura manifests a gracious symmetry; trained to a single trunk it provides a narrower, almost columnar shape. Its dappled shade is a cordial host for Corylopsis. Grows moderately to rapidly. Cercidiphyllum japonicum
Our favorite plant this week: We love Schizostylis coccinea ‘Jennifer’ for it's lovely late season flowers that easily meld with the cozy colors of Fall, plus make great additions to cut arrangements. This South African genus of evergreen bulbs promises to ease the sadness that comes at summer's end by offering a burst of fresh autumn color. Slim buds and upfacing soft pink blooms stand amidst an ebullient forest of strapping greenery. Let it flourish in a pot on the patio, where its plentiful flowers are close at hand.
Our favorite plant this week: We love Schizostylis coccinea ‘Jennifer’ for it's lovely late season flowers that easily meld with the cozy colors of Fall, plus make great additions to cut arrangements. This South African genus of evergreen bulbs promises to ease the sadness that comes at summer's end by offering a burst of fresh autumn color. Slim buds and upfacing soft pink blooms stand amidst an ebullient forest of strapping greenery. Let it flourish in a pot on the patio, where its plentiful flowers are close at hand.
Our favorite plant this week: We love Astrantia major 'Lars' for it's ornate, richly colored blooms, that look great in an arrangement, either fresh or dried. Celebrating bright and cheerful colors, crowns of maroon bracts deliver gorgeous cherry red floral mounds with lighter pink centers. ‘Lars’s blooms loll high above broad deep green lobed leaves on slender stems. This energetic Danish cultivar looks a bit like an overly exuberant Italian Flat Parsley and makes an unparalleled up-front cottage-style filler that is easy to care for.
Our favorite plant this week: We love Astrantia major 'Lars' for it's ornate, richly colored blooms, that look great in an arrangement, either fresh or dried. Celebrating bright and cheerful colors, crowns of maroon bracts deliver gorgeous cherry red floral mounds with lighter pink centers. ‘Lars’s blooms loll high above broad deep green lobed leaves on slender stems. This energetic Danish cultivar looks a bit like an overly exuberant Italian Flat Parsley and makes an unparalleled up-front cottage-style filler that is easy to care for.
We love Agapetes 'Ludgvan Cross' for it's unique jewel-box like blooms. 
Hailing from the moist forested foothills of the Himalayas, this intriguing Ericaceae family member is a vigorous hybrid between incurvata and serpens that bears lustrous Huckleberry-like foliage. Large woody tubers give way to upright and arching branches neatly lined with red-suffused new growth and slender green leathery leaves. 
In an enchanting summertime display, pendulous fairy-tale flowers, each embellished by a tiny maroon checkerboard pattern, resemble narrow, 5-sided creamy white lanterns. Superb as a hanging container specimen or elevated along a pathway amid ferns, ‘Ludgvan Cross’ prefers bright shade, well drained acid soil and a sheltered spot.
We love Agapetes 'Ludgvan Cross' for it's unique jewel-box like blooms. Hailing from the moist forested foothills of the Himalayas, this intriguing Ericaceae family member is a vigorous hybrid between incurvata and serpens that bears lustrous Huckleberry-like foliage. Large woody tubers give way to upright and arching branches neatly lined with red-suffused new growth and slender green leathery leaves. In an enchanting summertime display, pendulous fairy-tale flowers, each embellished by a tiny maroon checkerboard pattern, resemble narrow, 5-sided creamy white lanterns. Superb as a hanging container specimen or elevated along a pathway amid ferns, ‘Ludgvan Cross’ prefers bright shade, well drained acid soil and a sheltered spot.
Our favorite plants this week: We love Verbascum 'Album' and 'Sixteen Candles' for their striking vertical elements that promise plenty of bright summertime cheer. Verbascum chaixii 'Sixteen Candles': Grounded by gray-green rosettes, these upstanding candelabras of copious, violet-eyed, sunshine-hued flowers stage a truly incandescent spectacle. Irregular scallops, net-veining and long petioles define its dynamic large basal leaves. Preferring a somewhat dry, well drained site, ‘Sixteen Candles’s proud yellow spires command attention alongside Nepeta reichenbachiana. Verbascum nigrum 'Album': With flower spikes reaching over 3-½ ft. tall, ‘Album’ is truly dramatic. Its many white flowers are tinged with crimson at the base of each petal and accented by golden orange stamens. The large basal leaves are coarse, deep green and textured. Their undulating margins, and often their stems, are tinted a deep burgundy color.
Our favorite plants this week: We love Verbascum 'Album' and 'Sixteen Candles' for their striking vertical elements that promise plenty of bright summertime cheer. Verbascum chaixii 'Sixteen Candles': Grounded by gray-green rosettes, these upstanding candelabras of copious, violet-eyed, sunshine-hued flowers stage a truly incandescent spectacle. Irregular scallops, net-veining and long petioles define its dynamic large basal leaves. Preferring a somewhat dry, well drained site, ‘Sixteen Candles’s proud yellow spires command attention alongside Nepeta reichenbachiana. Verbascum nigrum 'Album': With flower spikes reaching over 3-½ ft. tall, ‘Album’ is truly dramatic. Its many white flowers are tinged with crimson at the base of each petal and accented by golden orange stamens. The large basal leaves are coarse, deep green and textured. Their undulating margins, and often their stems, are tinted a deep burgundy color.
We love Kniphofia 'Bee's Sunset' for it's glowing summer color. It looks divine when partnered with any of the blue flowering Nepetas. The abundant and long lasting yellow-orange flower spikes of vigorous ‘Bee’s Sunset’ will cast a warm glow on neighbors such as Buddleia crispa, Lavandula ‘Super’ and Geranium‘Purple Pillow’.
We love Kniphofia 'Bee's Sunset' for it's glowing summer color. It looks divine when partnered with any of the blue flowering Nepetas. The abundant and long lasting yellow-orange flower spikes of vigorous ‘Bee’s Sunset’ will cast a warm glow on neighbors such as Buddleia crispa, Lavandula ‘Super’ and Geranium‘Purple Pillow’.
We love Geranium 'Buxton's Variety' for it's luminous white eyes. Try pairing it with golden foliage such as Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns' or Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Golden Arrow'. Each summer this eye catching gem puts on a nonstop show. Large, illuminated white centers with dark stamens highlight captivating spode-blue flowers as they linger just above the luxuriant, slightly mottled foliage. An elegant addition to the border, back ‘Buxton’s Variety’ with Kniphofia ‘Naudes Nek’ and Campanula ‘Loddon Anna’.
We love Geranium 'Buxton's Variety' for it's luminous white eyes. Try pairing it with golden foliage such as Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns' or Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Golden Arrow'. Each summer this eye catching gem puts on a nonstop show. Large, illuminated white centers with dark stamens highlight captivating spode-blue flowers as they linger just above the luxuriant, slightly mottled foliage. An elegant addition to the border, back ‘Buxton’s Variety’ with Kniphofia ‘Naudes Nek’ and Campanula ‘Loddon Anna’.
This weeks favorite plant is Sorbaria sorbifolia. This back of the border, cold hardy shrub never fails to steal the show with it's cream colored fluffy flowers
This weeks favorite plant is Sorbaria sorbifolia. This back of the border, cold hardy shrub never fails to steal the show with it's cream colored fluffy flowers
"Our favorite plant this week - We love Allium 'Gladiator' for the charged energy it inspires as it bursts out of the soil. True to its name, ‘Gladiator’ is a crowd pleaser that asserts fantastic giant globes shouldered by tall hefty stems and rugged sword-shaped green basal foliage. Vibrant purple blooms, 4 to 5 in. wide, exuding a sweet yet pungent aroma, are composed of tightset green-eyed florets with a metallic luster.

A hybrid between Allium hollandicum and most likely Allium macleanii, this Allium can be staged throughout a stand of white and yellow Verbascums for spectacular colors and divergent flower forms."
"Our favorite plant this week - We love Allium 'Gladiator' for the charged energy it inspires as it bursts out of the soil. True to its name, ‘Gladiator’ is a crowd pleaser that asserts fantastic giant globes shouldered by tall hefty stems and rugged sword-shaped green basal foliage. Vibrant purple blooms, 4 to 5 in. wide, exuding a sweet yet pungent aroma, are composed of tightset green-eyed florets with a metallic luster. A hybrid between Allium hollandicum and most likely Allium macleanii, this Allium can be staged throughout a stand of white and yellow Verbascums for spectacular colors and divergent flower forms."
We love Cistus populifolius for it's big, beautiful red buds that adorn it's handsome foliage all winter. The unique apple green foliage has decorative rippled margins and comprises dense hearty mounds, creating a luxurious backdrop for its yellow-centered white flowers. Big red-hued buds appear in late winter and look stunning with the verdant leaves and springtime tissue-thin blooms.
We love Cistus populifolius for it's big, beautiful red buds that adorn it's handsome foliage all winter. The unique apple green foliage has decorative rippled margins and comprises dense hearty mounds, creating a luxurious backdrop for its yellow-centered white flowers. Big red-hued buds appear in late winter and look stunning with the verdant leaves and springtime tissue-thin blooms.
Our favorite plant this week. We love Euphorbia ‘Helen Robinson’ because while the rest of the garden looks like winter, this plant looks like spring! From the robbiae side of the family, this choice, stalwart Euphorbia inherits its compact stature, shade tolerance, and handsome, stout rosettes of blunt-tipped, dark green leaves; the characias side contributes the good-sized chartreuse flower heads. In our garden, it acccompanies Anchusa with a carpet of Corydalis ‘Pere David’ skirting beneath.
Our favorite plant this week. We love Euphorbia ‘Helen Robinson’ because while the rest of the garden looks like winter, this plant looks like spring! From the robbiae side of the family, this choice, stalwart Euphorbia inherits its compact stature, shade tolerance, and handsome, stout rosettes of blunt-tipped, dark green leaves; the characias side contributes the good-sized chartreuse flower heads. In our garden, it acccompanies Anchusa with a carpet of Corydalis ‘Pere David’ skirting beneath.
We love Ribes sanguineum ‘King Edward VII’ for its colorful blooms that spruce up a grey winters day. The Red Winter Currant, adorned with pendulous late winter clusters of rich scarlet-red flowers, well-mannered bare arching branches spawn palmately lobed medium green leaves in early spring. Following the fantastic long lasting floral show, persistent green and bright red berries, which ripen to a frosted dark blue, heighten summer appeal and come fall, finely serrated urbane foliage broadcasts lovely amber, pink and golden tones.
Introduced into the annals of British horticulture in 1817, ‘King Edward VII’s narrowly upright and compact carriage is easily managed, withstands drought once established and effortlessly dominates a sunny mixed border or a bright woodland realm. (S-0749)
We love Ribes sanguineum ‘King Edward VII’ for its colorful blooms that spruce up a grey winters day. The Red Winter Currant, adorned with pendulous late winter clusters of rich scarlet-red flowers, well-mannered bare arching branches spawn palmately lobed medium green leaves in early spring. Following the fantastic long lasting floral show, persistent green and bright red berries, which ripen to a frosted dark blue, heighten summer appeal and come fall, finely serrated urbane foliage broadcasts lovely amber, pink and golden tones. Introduced into the annals of British horticulture in 1817, ‘King Edward VII’s narrowly upright and compact carriage is easily managed, withstands drought once established and effortlessly dominates a sunny mixed border or a bright woodland realm. (S-0749)
Erica’s dainty urn-shaped flowers add sparkling detail at this dreary time of year, while Calluna’s fine textured ever green foliage maintains a tailored often colorful year-round appearance.
Erica’s dainty urn-shaped flowers add sparkling detail at this dreary time of year, while Calluna’s fine textured ever green foliage maintains a tailored often colorful year-round appearance.
We love Correa ‘Dusky Bells’ for it’s dainty red tubular flowers that are sprinkled amongst waxy green leaves, becoming one of winter’s more endearing attractions. The dainty long lasting blooms appear in autumn and persist through early spring, luring both gardeners and hummingbirds alike.
Whether utilized as a low mounding specimen in a large vessel or as a tidy evergreen ground cover for banks, hillsides or other tough spots, the Red Australian Fuchsia favors good drainage and light shade where it’s hot. This densely branched shrub is undaunted by deer, ocean frontage, poor rocky sites, and occasional drought. Affiliate with other steadfast companions like Ceanothus ‘Concha’ and Stipa arundinacea. (S-0735)
We love Correa ‘Dusky Bells’ for it’s dainty red tubular flowers that are sprinkled amongst waxy green leaves, becoming one of winter’s more endearing attractions. The dainty long lasting blooms appear in autumn and persist through early spring, luring both gardeners and hummingbirds alike. Whether utilized as a low mounding specimen in a large vessel or as a tidy evergreen ground cover for banks, hillsides or other tough spots, the Red Australian Fuchsia favors good drainage and light shade where it’s hot. This densely branched shrub is undaunted by deer, ocean frontage, poor rocky sites, and occasional drought. Affiliate with other steadfast companions like Ceanothus ‘Concha’ and Stipa arundinacea. (S-0735)
We love Cornus capitata for it’s head-turning & festive fruit, that is set against handsome evergreen foliage.
Evergreen Dogwood - An elegant, large evergreen shrub or small tree, this slow growing Dogwood is a perfect anchor for the shrubby border. Handsome, curved leathery leaves with light green veins provide a pleasing texture and turn bronze in the winter months. Buttonlike flower heads surrounded by creamy yellow bracts precede the long lasting, prominent, pinkish red strawberry-shaped fruit that appears in November and can be brought inside as a colorful complement to holiday greenery. Hardy to zone 8. (S-0364)
We love Cornus capitata for it’s head-turning & festive fruit, that is set against handsome evergreen foliage. Evergreen Dogwood - An elegant, large evergreen shrub or small tree, this slow growing Dogwood is a perfect anchor for the shrubby border. Handsome, curved leathery leaves with light green veins provide a pleasing texture and turn bronze in the winter months. Buttonlike flower heads surrounded by creamy yellow bracts precede the long lasting, prominent, pinkish red strawberry-shaped fruit that appears in November and can be brought inside as a colorful complement to holiday greenery. Hardy to zone 8. (S-0364)
BOO!! Happy Halloween from our entire Staff!
BOO!! Happy Halloween from our entire Staff!
This glamorous beacon for the late season garden is our favorite plant this week. Hydrangea aspera ‘Rocklon’ with it's large pink clouds of buds and pinkish bronze, downy new growth bring a soft look to this noble, rarely cultivated Hydrangea. Mounted on stout fuzzy stems, wide, hairy serrated foliage, with red-hued petioles, provides a graceful deep green foil for the enormous mauve lacecaps ringed by white bracts. Adequate water and bright shade will ensure ‘Rocklon’s prosperity, while Corydalis and Stylophorum diphyllum offer contrasting texture beneath. (S-0421)
This glamorous beacon for the late season garden is our favorite plant this week. Hydrangea aspera ‘Rocklon’ with it's large pink clouds of buds and pinkish bronze, downy new growth bring a soft look to this noble, rarely cultivated Hydrangea. Mounted on stout fuzzy stems, wide, hairy serrated foliage, with red-hued petioles, provides a graceful deep green foil for the enormous mauve lacecaps ringed by white bracts. Adequate water and bright shade will ensure ‘Rocklon’s prosperity, while Corydalis and Stylophorum diphyllum offer contrasting texture beneath. (S-0421)
This week the hummingbirds picked our favorite plant! We love it as well because of it’s colorful two-toned effect.

Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’
This eye catching Salvia offers abundant, deep cobalt blue, tubular blooms and nearly black calyxes on 15 in. terminal flowering spikes all summer long. More compact than many of the guaranitica species, ‘Black and Blue’ provides complementary color for the shining blooms of Crocosmia ‘Star of the East’. (P-0772)
This week the hummingbirds picked our favorite plant! We love it as well because of it’s colorful two-toned effect. Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’ This eye catching Salvia offers abundant, deep cobalt blue, tubular blooms and nearly black calyxes on 15 in. terminal flowering spikes all summer long. More compact than many of the guaranitica species, ‘Black and Blue’ provides complementary color for the shining blooms of Crocosmia ‘Star of the East’. (P-0772)
Digging Dog's plant of the week...Hydrangea paniculata 'Unique' (S-0348)!- Everyone here at DD loves this hydrangea for its glamorous, late season beauty queen appeal. Left to its own designs, this vigorous Hydrangea has a natural upright and arching form, but it also responds well to pruning, making ‘Unique’ an effective choice where space is scarce.
The immense flower heads are spectacular and abundant, and true to name are unique in shape, being quite broad at the base and bluntly rounded at the tip. They begin the season a creamy white and gradually darken to a buff pink.
Digging Dog's plant of the week...Hydrangea paniculata 'Unique' (S-0348)!- Everyone here at DD loves this hydrangea for its glamorous, late season beauty queen appeal. Left to its own designs, this vigorous Hydrangea has a natural upright and arching form, but it also responds well to pruning, making ‘Unique’ an effective choice where space is scarce. The immense flower heads are spectacular and abundant, and true to name are unique in shape, being quite broad at the base and bluntly rounded at the tip. They begin the season a creamy white and gradually darken to a buff pink.
Staff's Favorite Plant & Garden Vignettes photo
Staff's Favorite Plant & Garden Vignettes photo
Our featured plant: Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'Noteworthy American natives and nativars, Exceptional Echinaceas!Exceptional Echinaceas....
Favored by beginning and experienced gardeners alike for their colorful display of bold daisy-like cut flowers and easy-to-grow, nearly indestructible habits, Echinacea's are native mostly to the eastern and central U.S. Atop sturdy stems and dark green lanceolate foliage, the hefty summer blooming flower heads feature prominent raised central cones. Echinaceas are the perfect choice for a sunny well-drained perennial border, meadow garden, habitat planting or as an addition to a cut arrangement, either fresh or dried. Be sure to check out our other on-line selections!
Notable American natives and Nativars…
Some of you might be wondering about the new horticultural term “nativar”, which was recently coined by celebrated plantsman Dr. Allan Armitage, an author and horticulture professor at the University of Georgia. Nativar refers to both deliberately cultivated selections and naturally occuring variations of native plants. The naturally occuring varieties are either discovered in the wild or perhaps spotted growing in someone’s landscape. Many ecologists suggest choosing nativars whose characteristics do not widely diverge from their native kin. For example, some recent studies indicate that pollinators generally prefer single flowers rather than the double-petaled cultivars. We’re featuring a selection of natives and nativars that will enthrall garden mavens, pollinators and songbirds.
Digging Dog's Mid Late February 2018 Newsletter Link
Our featured plant: Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'Noteworthy American natives and nativars, Exceptional Echinaceas!Exceptional Echinaceas.... Favored by beginning and experienced gardeners alike for their colorful display of bold daisy-like cut flowers and easy-to-grow, nearly indestructible habits, Echinacea's are native mostly to the eastern and central U.S. Atop sturdy stems and dark green lanceolate foliage, the hefty summer blooming flower heads feature prominent raised central cones. Echinaceas are the perfect choice for a sunny well-drained perennial border, meadow garden, habitat planting or as an addition to a cut arrangement, either fresh or dried. Be sure to check out our other on-line selections! Notable American natives and Nativars… Some of you might be wondering about the new horticultural term “nativar”, which was recently coined by celebrated plantsman Dr. Allan Armitage, an author and horticulture professor at the University of Georgia. Nativar refers to both deliberately cultivated selections and naturally occuring variations of native plants. The naturally occuring varieties are either discovered in the wild or perhaps spotted growing in someone’s landscape. Many ecologists suggest choosing nativars whose characteristics do not widely diverge from their native kin. For example, some recent studies indicate that pollinators generally prefer single flowers rather than the double-petaled cultivars. We’re featuring a selection of natives and nativars that will enthrall garden mavens, pollinators and songbirds. Digging Dog's Mid Late February 2018 Newsletter Link
We're extending our Dog-Gone Super Online Late Summer Plant Sale for another week!

Enjoy a special savings and get a jumpstart on your fall planting! Order a minimum of $100.00 in plants, and receive a 15% discount. Our online sale has been extended until September 10. Mention code “Late Summer 2015!” to receive the discount. All orders must be shipped by September 15th. All ordered items must be in-stock. If you’re not quite ready to plant or wish to receive your plants at a later date, you can order a Gift Certificate that’s worth $100.00 for only $85.00!
We're extending our Dog-Gone Super Online Late Summer Plant Sale for another week! Enjoy a special savings and get a jumpstart on your fall planting! Order a minimum of $100.00 in plants, and receive a 15% discount. Our online sale has been extended until September 10. Mention code “Late Summer 2015!” to receive the discount. All orders must be shipped by September 15th. All ordered items must be in-stock. If you’re not quite ready to plant or wish to receive your plants at a later date, you can order a Gift Certificate that’s worth $100.00 for only $85.00!
Everyone at DD loves Tricyrtis ‘Empress’ (P-1469) for its ornate late season flower, which never fails to jazz up a shady nook!

Renowned for its extra large and wider open flowers, this exquisite, newly introduced Toad Lily is a formosana hybrid. Ornate, spidery spaced petals are inscribed by occasional darkened tips and irregular velvet-rich deep purple spots, stipples and mottling on a creamy white background. An enticing fall beacon amongst the shadows, ‘Empress’s showy terminal blooms are supported by an upright robust gathering of lustrous, semi-clasping dark green foliage that stays dapper all season.
Blooms August – September.
Size: 2-¼' high x 18
Everyone at DD loves Tricyrtis ‘Empress’ (P-1469) for its ornate late season flower, which never fails to jazz up a shady nook! Renowned for its extra large and wider open flowers, this exquisite, newly introduced Toad Lily is a formosana hybrid. Ornate, spidery spaced petals are inscribed by occasional darkened tips and irregular velvet-rich deep purple spots, stipples and mottling on a creamy white background. An enticing fall beacon amongst the shadows, ‘Empress’s showy terminal blooms are supported by an upright robust gathering of lustrous, semi-clasping dark green foliage that stays dapper all season. Blooms August – September. Size: 2-¼' high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 5.
Kniphofia ‘Yellow Cheer’
Bolstered by hefty, tall and straight asparagus-hued stalks, dense yellowish orange buds, infused with chartreuse, remind us of miniature Christmas trees. Radiant yellows, pumpkin colors and lime tinges meld an unparalleled luminosity as the gorgeous torches stand sentinel, their plump rounded bases tapering to blunt tips well above a bright green, upright clump of strapping, deeply furrowed lax leaves.
A robust specimen for the fall garden, ‘Yellow Cheer’s late season effervescence steals the show, especially when staged against a dark green foil. (p-1458)
Kniphofia ‘Yellow Cheer’ Bolstered by hefty, tall and straight asparagus-hued stalks, dense yellowish orange buds, infused with chartreuse, remind us of miniature Christmas trees. Radiant yellows, pumpkin colors and lime tinges meld an unparalleled luminosity as the gorgeous torches stand sentinel, their plump rounded bases tapering to blunt tips well above a bright green, upright clump of strapping, deeply furrowed lax leaves. A robust specimen for the fall garden, ‘Yellow Cheer’s late season effervescence steals the show, especially when staged against a dark green foil. (p-1458)
Our featured plant: Asarum splendensFantastic Fall Foliage, Last Hurrah Sale!!Fantastic Fall Foliage....
The arresting foliage of these easy-care, low growing perennials remains tidy well into November. Adequate water, mulch and a mid-season trim help ensure their staying power.
November's last hurrah....
The shorter days and cooler nights of November have set the garden ablaze with eye-catching foliar color. By planting an assortment of woody plants as well as herbaceous perennials and ornamental grasses, which promote late season allure, a last hurrah is easily achieved. Each of the plants included in this newsletter bestow either plump berries, late blooms, compelling foliage or artful branching patterns. 
Happy Digging!

Digging Dog's Early November 2018 Newsletter Link
Our featured plant: Asarum splendensFantastic Fall Foliage, Last Hurrah Sale!!Fantastic Fall Foliage.... The arresting foliage of these easy-care, low growing perennials remains tidy well into November. Adequate water, mulch and a mid-season trim help ensure their staying power. November's last hurrah.... The shorter days and cooler nights of November have set the garden ablaze with eye-catching foliar color. By planting an assortment of woody plants as well as herbaceous perennials and ornamental grasses, which promote late season allure, a last hurrah is easily achieved. Each of the plants included in this newsletter bestow either plump berries, late blooms, compelling foliage or artful branching patterns. Happy Digging! Digging Dog's Early November 2018 Newsletter Link
Helianthus 'Sheila's Sunshine', Persicaria 'Summer Dance', and Selinum wallichianum

Helianthus ‘Sheila’s Sunshine - P-0461 
The sunflower was once an emblem of the Sun God of the Incas. Our sunflowers tolerate a wide range of garden soils, attract bees, and make great cut flowers. Blooms early August – October.

Persicaria ‘Summer Dance’ - P-1312
With foliage that’s close to lime-green, and spiky floral tails that approach the scarlet spectrum of rosy pink, this slow spreading perennial is sure to please. Happiest in semishade with ample moisture. Blooms August–November.

Selinum wallichianum - P-1406
This refined Himalayan beauty happens to be one of our favorite perennial umbellifers. With untold elegance, infinitely divided leaves craft a delicate, lacelike transparency. The compact yet airy green canopy is framed by distinctive, purple-infused branching stems that elevate a charming, late season display of white flattened umbels.
Subduing the riotous array of summertime blooms, it seldom needs staking, and appreciates a well draining moist niche. Blooms June–August.
Helianthus 'Sheila's Sunshine', Persicaria 'Summer Dance', and Selinum wallichianum Helianthus ‘Sheila’s Sunshine - P-0461 The sunflower was once an emblem of the Sun God of the Incas. Our sunflowers tolerate a wide range of garden soils, attract bees, and make great cut flowers. Blooms early August – October. Persicaria ‘Summer Dance’ - P-1312 With foliage that’s close to lime-green, and spiky floral tails that approach the scarlet spectrum of rosy pink, this slow spreading perennial is sure to please. Happiest in semishade with ample moisture. Blooms August–November. Selinum wallichianum - P-1406 This refined Himalayan beauty happens to be one of our favorite perennial umbellifers. With untold elegance, infinitely divided leaves craft a delicate, lacelike transparency. The compact yet airy green canopy is framed by distinctive, purple-infused branching stems that elevate a charming, late season display of white flattened umbels. Subduing the riotous array of summertime blooms, it seldom needs staking, and appreciates a well draining moist niche. Blooms June–August.
Our featured plant: Crocosmia 'Zeal Tan'Colorful Crocosmias, Dress up late August plantings!Colorful Crocosmias....
Coveted by florists, the abundant, vividly colored funnel-shaped flowers, ranging in shades from yellow and melon to tangerine, scarlet and sizzling red, bloom along the length of tall arching spikes. Easily cultivated handsome clumps of sword-like foliage arise from corms. Crocosmias appreciate adequate moisture, well-drained soil and afternoon shade in hot locales. In colder areas, they can be dug in the fall and treated in a manner similar to a Gladiola. Be sure to check out our extensive on-line selection of Crocosmia cultivars.
Dress up late August plantings....
By the end of August, some landscapes need a little sprucing up. Judicious dead-heading and trimming will keep plantings looking fresh, and in many instances ensures more flowers. Late bloomers may need staking, while other plants will benefit from a well-rotted compost applied as a top dressing. 

It’s also a great time to start making mental notes about what garden vignettes thrilled you and what you would like to change. You may wish to assess your borders towards the end of each season, making sure there was enough intrigue to beckon you each day.       

During my daily walks through the garden and nursery with my favorite wee pal, Boobah, I continue to be amazed by the bounty of unfurling flowers and foliage. We hope you'll be inspired by the plants in this newsletter!

Happy Digging!
Digging Dog's Late August 2018 Newsletter Link
Our featured plant: Crocosmia 'Zeal Tan'Colorful Crocosmias, Dress up late August plantings!Colorful Crocosmias.... Coveted by florists, the abundant, vividly colored funnel-shaped flowers, ranging in shades from yellow and melon to tangerine, scarlet and sizzling red, bloom along the length of tall arching spikes. Easily cultivated handsome clumps of sword-like foliage arise from corms. Crocosmias appreciate adequate moisture, well-drained soil and afternoon shade in hot locales. In colder areas, they can be dug in the fall and treated in a manner similar to a Gladiola. Be sure to check out our extensive on-line selection of Crocosmia cultivars. Dress up late August plantings.... By the end of August, some landscapes need a little sprucing up. Judicious dead-heading and trimming will keep plantings looking fresh, and in many instances ensures more flowers. Late bloomers may need staking, while other plants will benefit from a well-rotted compost applied as a top dressing. It’s also a great time to start making mental notes about what garden vignettes thrilled you and what you would like to change. You may wish to assess your borders towards the end of each season, making sure there was enough intrigue to beckon you each day. During my daily walks through the garden and nursery with my favorite wee pal, Boobah, I continue to be amazed by the bounty of unfurling flowers and foliage. We hope you'll be inspired by the plants in this newsletter! Happy Digging! Digging Dog's Late August 2018 Newsletter Link
Our featured plant: Achillea 'Hella Glashoff'Amazing Achilleas, Invigorate your summer plantings!Amazing Achilleas….
These sturdy, dependable perennials produce small indivdual blooms that populate broad, flat flower heads, lending welcome horizontal elements to any garden bed. Ideal for bouquets, fresh or dried, the long-lasting blossoms range in color from alabaster to soft yellow and gold, as well as terracotta, pink and sassy red. Cut back their flowers in midsummer and enjoy a fall encore! Spicy scented, attractive fern-like green or gray-tinged foliage cloaks their strong straight stems. Slowly spreading and somewhat drought tolerant, Yarrow seem to thrive on neglect. They can handle low soil fertility plus coastal wind and salt spray. Be sure to check out our diverse on-line Achillea selections!
Invigorate your summer plantings.…
A few simple maintenance techniques will help plants appear fresh throughout the upcoming dog days of summer. The addition of a chipped bark mulch or well-rotted compost, applied as a top-dressing, not only reduces water requirements, but generally makes it easier for plants to maintain perky looking leaves and vigorous habits. A July or early August trimming of long-blooming perennials, such as Nepetas and most Geraniums ensures myriad flowers that will keep on coming ‘til the first frost.

Featured in this newsletter, you’ll find the fabulous plants that caught my eye as Boobah and I took our morning walk through the nursery and adjacent display borders this past week. Hopefully, you’ll have room to ensconce several of them in a well-traveled spot.

Happy Digging!
Digging Dog's August 2018 Newsletter Link

For a peek at some past newsletters, please visit the following links:
		Digging Dog's Late July 2018 Newsletter Link
Digging Dog's July 2018 Newsletter Link	
		Digging Dog's June 2018 Newsletter Link
Our featured plant: Achillea 'Hella Glashoff'Amazing Achilleas, Invigorate your summer plantings!Amazing Achilleas…. These sturdy, dependable perennials produce small indivdual blooms that populate broad, flat flower heads, lending welcome horizontal elements to any garden bed. Ideal for bouquets, fresh or dried, the long-lasting blossoms range in color from alabaster to soft yellow and gold, as well as terracotta, pink and sassy red. Cut back their flowers in midsummer and enjoy a fall encore! Spicy scented, attractive fern-like green or gray-tinged foliage cloaks their strong straight stems. Slowly spreading and somewhat drought tolerant, Yarrow seem to thrive on neglect. They can handle low soil fertility plus coastal wind and salt spray. Be sure to check out our diverse on-line Achillea selections! Invigorate your summer plantings.… A few simple maintenance techniques will help plants appear fresh throughout the upcoming dog days of summer. The addition of a chipped bark mulch or well-rotted compost, applied as a top-dressing, not only reduces water requirements, but generally makes it easier for plants to maintain perky looking leaves and vigorous habits. A July or early August trimming of long-blooming perennials, such as Nepetas and most Geraniums ensures myriad flowers that will keep on coming ‘til the first frost. Featured in this newsletter, you’ll find the fabulous plants that caught my eye as Boobah and I took our morning walk through the nursery and adjacent display borders this past week. Hopefully, you’ll have room to ensconce several of them in a well-traveled spot. Happy Digging! Digging Dog's August 2018 Newsletter Link For a peek at some past newsletters, please visit the following links: Digging Dog's Late July 2018 Newsletter Link Digging Dog's July 2018 Newsletter Link Digging Dog's June 2018 Newsletter Link
We love Helleborus
 because they look fantastic whether they're in the garden or gracing a cut arrangement. Be sure to check out our on-line selection of them.
We love Helleborus because they look fantastic whether they're in the garden or gracing a cut arrangement. Be sure to check out our on-line selection of them.
 Zak's pick  is Origanum 'Bristol Cross' (P-1277)

The Greeks called this ancient herb oros ganos, meaning “joy of the mountain,” and legend has it that Aphrodite created the sweet, spicy scent of its leaves as a symbol of happiness. A sun-loving genus hailing from the Mediterranean, Origanums display small, tubular, whorled flowers often arranged in showy overlapping bracts, and prefer well drained soil.

"It's one of my favorite low-growing Origanums. It's perfect for edging a pathway and the profuse spires of lavender pink never fail to draw my eyes, …..and the bees!" -Zak
Zak's pick is Origanum 'Bristol Cross' (P-1277) The Greeks called this ancient herb oros ganos, meaning “joy of the mountain,” and legend has it that Aphrodite created the sweet, spicy scent of its leaves as a symbol of happiness. A sun-loving genus hailing from the Mediterranean, Origanums display small, tubular, whorled flowers often arranged in showy overlapping bracts, and prefer well drained soil. "It's one of my favorite low-growing Origanums. It's perfect for edging a pathway and the profuse spires of lavender pink never fail to draw my eyes, …..and the bees!" -Zak
Katie's pick  is Crocosmia ‘Solfaterre’.

This selection will make your mouth water with smoky bronze foliage, butter yellow flowers, and dark chocolate calyxes. The strong upright leaves add a linear dimension to the border, and contrast beautifully with finer textured plants such as Salvia reptans.

Blooms August–September.

Size: 18"–2' high x 2' wide; hardy to zone 6. (P-0516)

"I love it planted en masse, I think it looks fabulous with Eupatorium 'Chocolate'. I also use it a lot in my floral arrangements." - Katie, Digging Dog Nursery.
Katie's pick is Crocosmia ‘Solfaterre’. This selection will make your mouth water with smoky bronze foliage, butter yellow flowers, and dark chocolate calyxes. The strong upright leaves add a linear dimension to the border, and contrast beautifully with finer textured plants such as Salvia reptans. Blooms August–September. Size: 18"–2' high x 2' wide; hardy to zone 6. (P-0516) "I love it planted en masse, I think it looks fabulous with Eupatorium 'Chocolate'. I also use it a lot in my floral arrangements." - Katie, Digging Dog Nursery.
It was Barrie Coate’s discerning eye that chose this magnificent darkly hued treasure from a batch of Agapanthus ‘Mood Indigo’ seedlings when he was director of California’s Saratoga Horticultural Foundation. Touted as the richest and darkest flowers of the genus, amazing huge purple-laced blue globes each house up to 100 individual florets on strong, thick greenish black lustrous stalks.
The nearly iridescent floral presentation is beguiling to garden visitors and hummingbirds, gathering some 3 or 4 ft. above a large lush evergreen clump of shiny bright green strap-like leaves, which transmutes purple and red shades in winter and provides year-round bold foliar texture.

Blooms July–September.

Size: 4' high x 2'–3' wide. Zone 7/8.P-1790

- "I love this plant because of it's intense blue, which is like nothing else I've ever seen." - Roxy, Digging Dog Nursery.
It was Barrie Coate’s discerning eye that chose this magnificent darkly hued treasure from a batch of Agapanthus ‘Mood Indigo’ seedlings when he was director of California’s Saratoga Horticultural Foundation. Touted as the richest and darkest flowers of the genus, amazing huge purple-laced blue globes each house up to 100 individual florets on strong, thick greenish black lustrous stalks. The nearly iridescent floral presentation is beguiling to garden visitors and hummingbirds, gathering some 3 or 4 ft. above a large lush evergreen clump of shiny bright green strap-like leaves, which transmutes purple and red shades in winter and provides year-round bold foliar texture. Blooms July–September. Size: 4' high x 2'–3' wide. Zone 7/8.P-1790 - "I love this plant because of it's intense blue, which is like nothing else I've ever seen." - Roxy, Digging Dog Nursery.
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Our featured plant: Asarum splendens

Fantastic Fall Foliage, Last Hurrah Sale!!

Fantastic Fall Foliage.... The arresting foliage of these easy-care, low growing perennials remains tidy well into November. Adequate water, mulch and a mid-season trim help ensure their staying power.

November's last hurrah.... The shorter days and cooler nights of November have set the garden ablaze with eye-catching foliar color. By planting an assortment of woody plants as well as herbaceous perennials and ornamental grasses, which promote late season allure, a last hurrah is easily achieved. Each of the plants included in this newsletter bestow either plump berries, late blooms, compelling foliage or artful branching patterns. Happy Digging!

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