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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September Splendor 2018!
Digging Dog Nursery's September Splendor sale is here!
Purchase a minimum of $100.00 in plants, and receive a 15% discount! Mention code: "September Splendor 2018" 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 September 25, 2018 to qualify for the discount.
You can also purchase a $100 Gift Certificate for 15% off, which means $100.00 worth of plants for only $85.00 (They make fantastic presents - don't forget one for yourself!) Mention code "September Splendor 2018" 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.
Saturday Strolls & Plant Chats 2018!
Saturdays at 2 p.m. September 15th & October 6th.
Stroll with Horticulturalist Deborah Whigham, sip iced tea, nibble on tasty snacks & take home helpful gardening tips & tricks!
"Dig" Digging Dog Nursery's Super Autumn Plant Sale!
Reap the benefit of fall planting!
October 5, 6, & 7 - 10am to 5pm
Browse an abundance of easy-to-grow plants, including many rare beauties, water-wise toughies, and pollinator-friendly selections, at a savings!
Enjoy our colorful display borders.
On Saturday October 6th, we will have a guided stroll through the gardens by horticulturalist Deborah Whigham at 2pm.
Current Staff's Favorite Plant
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.
Wed – Sat: 10am-4pm
Sun & Tue by appointment