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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, Rudbeckia 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.

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Digging Dog Nursery

PO Box 471
Albion, CA 95410
(707) 937-1130 (phone)
(707) 937-2480 (fax)

web site by
Garth Hagerman

“I ordered three Kniphofias and a Salvia a little over a week ago, and received them today. E-mail response to my web order was prompt and provided all the information I needed. The Kniphofias are nice, healthy, generous divisions. The Salvia is…good value for the price and very healthy.”

~G.D.N. in Nevada



“In a busy business, you may get lulled into thinking it's all about orders, supplies, shipping, etc.  But it's not just about that.  It's also about the happiness your flowers brought to a little girl who has endured a great deal in her young life, and the happiness that plants bring to us all, young and old.”

~Tim in New Hampshire



“You should be so proud to have encouraged and helped nature to achieve such beautiful surroundings.  Thanks so much for sharing your life and the beauty you helped to create in the world!”

~Jeanne in California



“I have wanted to write for weeks to thank you for the wonderful plants you sent in April!!  .... Have mail ordered for over 20 years, and I had to tell you how impressed I am with your plants.  All have moved into my garden with ease and bloomed....My largest order next spring will be with Digging Dog!!”

~Mary Kay in New York



“Plants arrived in great condition....Quality and size was exceptional.  Very pleased.  Will order from you in the future.”

~George in South Carolina



“My geranium sanguineum and phaeum...arrived in perfect condition despite raging temps above 100 here....I appreciate people who care enough to deliver a good product and give excellent service.... It's a pleasure to be able to thank someone for a job well done.”

~Diane in Vermont



“I could not be happier...”

~F.L. in New Hampshire



“My plants arrived from Digging Dog yesterday: healthy, large, beautifully packed, and on time. From the website to the customer service to the arrival of these lovely grasses, this has been a very satisfying experience. Although website ordering is easy, I encourage you to call your order in to benefit from the friendly and knowledgeable staff.”

~J. in California



“We ordered a half-dozen Bergenia 'Bressingham White'.... Not only did they arrive in tip-top shape, but they also are thriving this spring.”

~Ian in Illinois



“I just received my plant order this morning. Everything looks GREAT and seems to have come through in fine order.  I am so glad I ordered from your nursery and I will definitely be getting more plants from you.  They are very healthy and have obviously had a good start!”

~Cathy in Washington



“My order arrived and I was completely blown away at how beautiful your plants are.  The quality is out of this world!!!! ... I cannot convey to you how thrilled I am.  I have told all my fellow master gardeners about you.”

~Mary in Oregon



“...the biggest plants I've ever received by mail. Enormous root systems!”

~Zuzu in California



“I received my order and am so happy with the plants! I'll be a repeat customer!”

~Josy in Washington



“My order was packed very carefully, every plant was watered well before shipment and in great shape on arrival. Thanks Digging Dog”

~H.P. in Ben Lomond



“...my penstemons arrived yesterday looking fresh and beautiful despite the heat.”

~Nancy in California



“I got my latest order from you yesterday and it came in FANTASTIC condition.  The plants were big and well rooted.  I love your selection--very good taste in plants. Thank you SO-O-O MUCH!”

~Paul in Oregon



“The plants arrived in wonderful condition and I was amazed at the root system of all the plants. I was very happy with my order and the communication that we had. I will order from them again.”

~Donna in California



“Great catalog. Great plants that were well-packed and shipped on time. Overall, a perfect experience.”

~F.W. in Kansas



“You come so highly recommended from a gardening friend that I'm making an exception and adding yet another mail order company to the lines I like to do business with.  Your selection is wonderful!”

~Sylvia in California



“Your plants are about two times theirs (another nursery).  You are the best from what I can see.”

~Allen in Connecticut



“Lovely, healthy plants and excellent service.”

~Unity in New Hampshire



“Thank you for your continued great service and excellent plants.... all the plants arrived in perfect condition. Healthy, and ready to bloom...the primrose produced a beautiful flower, just two weeks after arrival! We have always been impressed with the careful packaging, size and hardiness of your plant stock. We ordered Alstroemeria many years ago that have flowered every year, and are more beautiful with time. Thanks again!”

~Michele in Maryland



“Ordered a selection of plants from Digging Dog earlier this year: campanula, ajuga, columbine, etc. All looked great, with healthy root systems. They've all settled in well and are thriving. I will order from them again.”

~Kim in California



“I am (a university specialist) advising the horticultural industry of Maryland.  The plants your company sent were of excellent quality.  Nice job.  This the first time I have dealt with your company and I was very impressed.”

~Stanton in Maryland



“I held my breath and opened the box (after a long delay in opening the delivered plants, due to catastrophic flooding), dug down through the damp paper shreds and found all the plants alive!!!! I'm so relieved. I had to write and thank you for the hardiness of the plants, and for packing them so carefully.... Thank you, Digging Dog. I'll be back.”

~Jane in New Hampshire



“This has been a very satisfying experience.”

~J. in California



“The size and quality of the plants were EXCELLENT! And thank you for your concern about the winter hardiness (and hand written no less).... I am looking forward to placing my next order!  I will be referring you to friends.”

~Alan in Arizona



“The clematis I ordered was especially impressive--nicely staked, sporting two new shoots.  The roots of all the plants were very well developed and I'm looking forward to enjoying all of them this season and many more to come.”

~Patricia in California



“I just wanted to let you know how happy I am with my purchase.  They look great and were well packaged....I am looking forward to using your wonderful company again soon.”

~Coni in Michigan



“Just got my order today- nice, healthy well packaged plants.”

~Missy in Alabama



“We received it today - the plants look great, despite their cross-country trek....Thank you!”

~Catherine in North Carolina



“I received your order and they are the nicest plants I have ever gotten mail order.  I was very happy.”

~Ann in California



“All the plants were in excellent condition when I received them...and all were a wonderful size....I couldn't be happier! Digging Dog Nursery is going to be **my** nursery from now on!”

~Karen in Pennsylvania



“Love your order confirm statement.  Let's hear it for the real live humans. Returning happy customer!”

~Laura in California



“...a perfect experience.”

~F.W. in Kansas



“Everything arrived in great condition.  I'm really pleased.  Thanks!”

~Lee in California



“I have ordered many plants through the mail and I have never seen such spectacular plants come out of a box!”

~Tracy in Minnesota



“They arrived in great shape...many thanks. That is a great way to pack plants.”

~Lisa in Ohio



“First order just received.  Excellent condition, great packing. Thanks.  I'm sure we'll be ordering again.”

~Jim in Massachusetts



“Thanks for the great service on my recent delivery. All of the plants were in excellent shape and looked great!  I will order again.”

~Mark in Virginia



“Yesterday I received my first order from Digging Dog.  All the starts are healthy and generous looking. And they arrived exactly when promised.  Thank you thank you. I appreciate the hand-written tags.  It's like having a friend share something from a wonderful garden.”

~Lucille in Oregon



“Surfing the web for a special plant, I chanced on Digging Dog Nursery. I thought that any nursery that could create an Egyptian Gothic out of Anubis must have some pretty cool things going for it. I was right, and my first order was a pleasure. Well packed, healthy plants and extremely appealing people on the other side of the screen.”

~Sam in Oregon



“We recently received 10 of the dwarf astilbe, Pumila, and they are such good quality we were very pleased.”

~Kay in Minnesota



“The roots on the plants you sent are amazing. Hats off to Digging Dog and one cheer more.”

~Flo in California



“I buy plants online from a variety of sources. Never have I received such good plants.  I was so surprised and very happily so, at the size of the plants...You will be hearing from me again.  I love your plants!”

~Bonnie in California



“I received my plants today and they look great. Thank you so much.  I will leave positive feedback for you on Dave's Garden.”

~Ada in North Carolina



“I just wanted to let you know that the plants you sent me here in Central Illinois, arrived in tiptop condition.”

~Wendy in Illinois



“Am so thrilled with the plants I bought last week. Am busily sketching out a design plan for the cutting garden.”

~Glenda



“Thanks agains for being so attentive to my concerns.  I am looking forward to many future years of ordering Digging Dog treasures, and feel very lucky to have access to such a wonderful selection of unusual plants.”

~Catherine in California



“I just wanted to let you know that all the plants I ordered from you have arrived in wonderful condition.  Thank you very much.”

~Diana in Louisiana



“I just wanted to get back to you and say how happy I am with the plants I recently received from you.  Your website is great, the plants are great and I will be staying in touch...thanks for doing what you do!”

~Brian in California



“Thank you for the beautiful plants and the expert packing, everything arrived in perfect condition.”

~Tom in California



“I ordered a few things and had a pleasant experience. Email communication was prompt. The plants themselves arrived swiftly, were very well packed and were very large and had impressively healthy root systems. I would definitely order from them again.”

~Jess in New Mexico



“I don't know how you folks do it, but the plants were in immaculate condition, cool and slightly damp upon arrival without a leaf out of place!  ...Digging Dog deserves high praise for being able to accomplish such a feat from one sizzling hot coast to another.”

~Kathie in Virginia



“I have been buying a lot of nursery products on line during the past couple of years.  Your service and product equals or surpasses all others I have yet done business with.  Thanks a lot and keep up the good work.”

~Bob in California



“They always have a few varieties that I never see on anyone else's site.”

~Zuzu in California



“I just received my order of five Phygelius plants. They look great. I'll definitely be a repeat customer.”

~A.H. In North Carolina



“Plants arrived today in good condition. Ingenious packaging!  Thanks for good instructions and sending healthy plants in good medium.”

~Rosie in California



“As a customer of many years' standing, long before online gardening was even possible, I can testify that the plants from Digging Dog have been consistently healthy and hardy through the years. They are also the biggest plants I've ever received by mail. Enormous root systems!”

~Zuzu in California



“I am mind blown...they're huge...they're healthy...they're wonderful...thank you so much.  I'll come back again and again.”

~Lee in New Mexico



“Very nice web site.  I am especially pleased to see your large selection of perennial herbs with the extensive narratives.  We are building up a garden...after Katrina destroyed our old home.”

~Scott in Mississippi



“I have often ordered by mail or online, and I must say that your plants far exceed the size and quality of most of the other nurseries with whom I have dealt.  You can be sure that I will be a frequent customer in the future.”

~J.A. In Virginia



“I just visited Digging Dog Nursery over the weekend, and was very impressed, both by their plants and their beautifully landscaped surroundings. They have a wide range of plants (many which you don't see elsewhere) and everything was healthy, vigorous and picture perfect. The word which comes to mind is "cherished." I bought a few of these beauties and they are blooming already!”

~A. in California



“You guys are the best, your plant lists the most comprehensive, your customer service top rate, the web site terrific.”

~Kathie in Virginia



“Thanks for getting (my plants) out to me so quickly. I really appreciate the prompt service.”

~Mary in California



“I found Digging Dog in a gardening magazine and am so thrilled I did. I went to their website after reading about them and was so impressed I immediately placed an order ( after checking with Garden Watchdog of course !) My plants were delayed 3 weeks due to the hot weather. Each Monday someone from Digging Dog called, explained the situation and explained the delay. What service!! My plants arrived today happy healthy and good size. I could not be happier and will shop Digging Dog much in the future.”

~F.L. in New Hampshire



“I got my order yesterday and it is planted and looks great.”

~Mark in Oregon



“I received my order yesterday, and I wanted you to know that everything looks wonderful.  All the plants were a good size and healthy.  I really appreciate that you sent it so quickly and that you have everything in stock that I was looking for.  I will definitely order from you folks again.”

~Debbie in Ohio