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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
Tuesday by appointment only
Ribes (Flowering Currant)
at Digging Dog
Including Ribes sanguineum ‘King Edward VII’
In Tudor times, to dream of the ripe fruit of a flowering currant was said to herald great fortune, many children and the accomplishment of your dreams. This choice woodland shrub is a vigorous and hardy cross between Ribes odoratum and Ribes sanguineum.
Its clusters of raspberry-red flowers, highlighted with creamy yellow throats, appear a salmon color at first glance and cascade gracefully amidst the lobed, toothed foliage. Plant atop a stone wall with an understory of Brunnera ‘Langtrees’, and watch the birds enjoy its black berries.
Size: 5' 0" high x 2' 0"–3' 0" wide; hardy to zone 4.
Ribes x gordonianum (S-0419)
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Red Winter Currant
Adorned with pendulous late winter clusters of richly colored 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.
Blooms mid-February to early May.
Size: 6' 0"–8' 0" high x 4' 0"–5' 0" wide; hardy to zone 6.
Ribes sanguineum ‘King Edward VII’ (S-0749)
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Current Staff's Favorite Plant
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
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