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Staff's Favorite Plant & Garden Vignettes Photo

Digging Dog Nursery

a retail and mail order plant nursery specializing in unusual and hard to find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees, and vines.

31101 Middle Ridge Rd.
Albion, CA 95410

(707) 937-1130
(707) 937-2480

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Summer Hours:

Tuesday by appointment only
Wednesday–Saturday: 10am–4pm

web site by
Garth Hagerman

Staff's Favorite Plant & Garden Vignettes

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

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Our featured plant: Selinum wallichianum

Ornamental Grasses: Autumnal Garden Stars, Plant for Outstanding October Oomph!

Celebrated headliners of the late show!

Offering superb versatility, ornamental grasses become poetry in motion on gusty days. They are best situated so their fluid shimmering inflorescences, bathed in amber, sable or smoky rose and purple shades, are backlit and set aglow by the afternoon sunlight. Most look fantastic in fresh or dried arrangements, while others produce welcome seed heads that birds adore. Be sure to browse our online selections of ornamental grasses.

Plant for Outstanding October Oomph!

You may wish to include one or more of these easily grown herbaceous perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs or trees that wield plenty of October flair.

Digging Dog's Mid October 2017 Newsletter Link

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