Digging Dog Nursery is a family-owned nursery and mail-order business situated on the Mendocino Coast in Northern California. Our nursery offers healthy and vigorous plants grown in our own custom potting mix that includes a sterilized sandy loam. We propagate the majority of the plants we sell.
For more than 20 years, we have been offering a selection of tried and true garden performers, as well as many unique and easily grown varieties that emphasize long blooming periods, and year-round appeal with an array of buds, blooms, seedheads, berries, intriguing foliage, or bark.
In the following pages, you will find a versatile and extraordinary collection—a plethora of plants for formal or informal spaces, as well as naturalized meadows, shady woodland areas, Mediterranean and water-wise gardens, the rockery, and even some market plantings with a focus on fresh or dried arrangements.
You can order plants from our website, from our printed catalog, by phone, or come visit our nursery. Our nursery is open to visitors seasonally.
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There are a few things we wanted you to know to help us help you receive your plants in a timely fashion. Please take a look at the following info:
• Is your email address correct? To receive our emails in your inbox, please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts.
• Please note that your payment method will not be charged until Digging Dog has prepared your order for shipping, unless other arrangements are made.
• Digging Dog Nursery’s plants are exposed to all of the natural elements, and are grown with a low-carbon footprint. That said, their shipping readiness is dependent on the weather.
• You may receive your order in 1 or more shipments, and not until the plants are ready.
• Digging Dog Nursery is tended by a team of about a dozen paper and plant wranglers, and is not a big mass market operation.
• It may take 5 days to 2 weeks to receive shipping and availability status once your order is submitted.
• We appreciate your patience, kindness and respect.
• Multiple inquires may cause your order to be delayed.
2021 Digging Dog T-Shirts have arrived!
"The Promise of a Garden"
in Heather Cardinal, Heather Deep Teal , Heather Black & Charcoal
Sizes: M thru XL!
$25.00 each, plus shipping
Please note: our new t-shirts are not currently listed on our website.
If you are interested in ordering please call (707)937-1130 or 937-1235, or email us at email@example.com and we'll call you back.
We are shipping throughout the fall, weather permitting!We carefully monitor for inclement weather. However, you may wish to contact your local Botanical Garden or Master Gardener's Program for safe fall planting tips specific to your hardiness zone.
Open for curb-side pick up!
Wednesday thru Monday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
We're sorry that we cannot accomodate on-site or walk-in customers at this time.
Are you thinking about contacting us? Please view some F.A.Q.'s
• POT SIZES: Our pot sizes are only listed on the Trees section, as our inventory changes and grows so quickly that it is impossible to list the container sizes. If you have concerns, please submit a list and we will gladly let you know their sizes. We ship well-established plants which are grown in the following container sizes:
Small band: 2-½" square x 5" deep
Medium Band: 3" square x 5-½" deep - (The majority of our perennials & grasses)
Squat Band: 3-¾" square x 4-½" deep
Large Band: 4 square x 6 deep - (Most of our trees & many of our shrubs)
Digging Dog ships potted plants in their containers, and their firm intact root balls are inspected before shipping.
• YOU DIDN'T RECEIVE AN E-MAIL FROM US?: Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts to receive our emails directly in your Inbox, otherwise kindly check your Spam or Junk email folder for an automated order acknowledgement from us.
• MINIMUM ORDER: We cannot make exceptions to our minimum order policy.
• Want to read about our sustainable horticultural practices?: Perhaps you may be interested in reading a little bit about our philosophy here at the nursery. We are deeply committed to growing plants in a low-carbon footprint fashion. The majority of our plants are exposed to all of the natural elements. They are either grown outside or in open-sided cold frames, not in climate controlled greenhouses or with the use of growth enhancers and excessive fertilizer applications. We believe this process produces an adaptable and stronger plant. Naturally the weather that we experience during the late winter and early spring months plays an enormous role in a crop’s readiness date for spring shipping. That said, we are sadly well aware that there can be delays in projected ship dates, which in turn can cause customer frustrations.
Current Staff's Favorite Plant
Our featured plant: Stipa gigantea
Acclaimed stars of the late season garden……
ornamental grasses have a lot of merit, presenting superb versatility and easy-care temperaments plus welcome deer resistance. Equally at ease in either formal or informal settings, they make stellar additions to meadows, naturalized gardens and mixed borders, where they can serve as groundcovers, stand-alone specimens or large-scale sweeps. Ornamental grasses are best positioned so their glimmering inflorescences are backlit by the afternoon sun. Imbued with honey, oatmeal, silver and sable hues to smoky rose and violet shades, the graceful blooms lend a mesmerizing kinetic aspect on breezy days. Aside from sprucing up fresh or dried arrangements with long-lasting loft and textural intrigue, many flowers and seed heads supply much-needed nourishment and nesting materials for birds and other wildlife. Striking color, especially in autumn, can be found among the blade-like foliage of Andropogon, Panicum and Schizachyrium, which splash purple, fiery red and tangerine accents, while some Molinia radiate bright buttery yellows. Please be sure to browse our extensive online selections of ornamental grasses. We hope a handful of our grasses will beckon you to dig them into your own garden.
All of us plant and paper wranglers wish you good health and happy digging!