Thursday, December 17, 2009

We're certifiably enchanting!

It's been said before, but now it's official. Why, you ask? Because we won "Most Enchanting" window from the Atlantic Ave. 2009 Green Window Competition! Yeah us! A big "Thank You!" to everyone that supported us and came to see the Christmas tree lighting. And let's take a moment to thank everyone at the Atlantic Ave. LDC for working so hard all year to support all of the unique and wonderful merchants on Brooklyn's historic Atlantic Ave.

If you haven't already make sure you take the time to come see the store this holiday season. Call it boyhood reminiscence, spiritual salvation, or jolly holiday exuberance, but Chuck and I really love this time of year, and the shop shows it! Dig at Christmas is as close as one can get to being a member of the Griswold's holiday tradition.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The sweet, sweet smell of paper whites

Come by the shop and smell all the wonderful paper whites that have started blooming. We have bulbs in planters, bulbs in glass containers and loose bulbs. Loose bulbs start at $1.50 for less than 10. Nothing says, "Spring is just around the corner!" like the intoxicating scent of paper whites.

Friday, November 20, 2009

As seen in Lucky Magazine

As always, Dig is a trend leader in the industry. We spotted these beautiful terrariums months ago and and just had to pick them up. Now, Lucky Magazine has added them to their holiday gift guide. See the print version on news stands now, or check out the online version here. Better yet, come into the shop and see these babies for yourself!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Fall Sale

Dig is hosting a fall sale from now (Nov. 14th) until Thanksgiving 2009. Save 20% on all non-plant items! Fall is the best time to save big and plan next year's garden. Get HUGE savings on big ticket items. Our hand glazed stoop pots, normally $300.00, are only $240.00. Buy your planting supplies now to get a jump start on spring. We have Jiffy Pots, soil, terra cotta, zinc and much, much more!

We have a complete line of bulbs that can (and should!) be planted now for beautiful and exotic color in the spring. We have every color tulip you could want and wonderfully sweet smelling paperwhites to stave off the dark days of winter and bring a little cheer indoors.

Pre-order your holiday supplies and receive 15% off until December 1st. Call and book decorating appointments before they all fill up. We offer full tree decorating services, yard decorating and custom holiday magic! And don't forget a little work now goes a long way in the garden next year. Call now for our traditional fall clean up and get experts to wrap your trees, winterize your pots and plant your bulbs. All you have to do is sit back, relax and wait for the snow to melt!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Atlantic Antic Wrap Up

Atlantic Antic has come and gone and Fall is officially upon us! For those that didn't get a chance to make to to the Antic, shame on you! You missed a ton of fun and a beautiful Sunday. We also made some great new friends including one Miss Kitty Bradshaw from She was kind enough to take some great photos of our booth and give us a cute little write up. You can check it out here.

Thank you so much to everyone that came out and a special thanks to Kitty, even if she is a Raiders fan! (Go Chargers!)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Write up from Nest Maker

A big "Thank You!" to our friends over at They came by the shop and took the beautiful photos shown below. They also had some great things to say about us:

there’s another garden shop I just visited for the first time, Dig. F-A-N-C-Y.

Beautiful still life compositions in Dig, I wanted to take everything home just as it was arranged.

I love how compact the stores’ displays get in places where real estate is at a premium. Shops have an intimate feel about them with such narrow corridors.
Well Nest Maker, we think you're pretty F-A-N-C-Y too! Thanks for the shout out, and to all our loyal customers, make sure you check out this great site about "things and places for homes and gardens." The full article is here.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Before and After

Another beautiful addition to our 'before and after' series. For more examples like this click "Before and After" in our tag cloud:




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Dig is easily accessible from all over New York City and Brooklyn by bus or subway.

By Bus: Take the 37, 103, 63, 67, 41, or 45 bus and get off at the corner of 3rd and Atlantic or Nevins and Atlantic

By Subway: Take the A, C, or G to Hoyte-Schemerhorn station and walk South to Atlantic Ave. At Atlantic, walk East.
Take the 2, 3, 4, or 5 to Nevins St. and walk South on Nevins to Atlantic Ave. At Atlantic Ave. walk East.
Take the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, or Q to Atlantic Ave. Station, or the D, M, N, or R to the Pacific St. Station and then walk West on Atlantic Ave.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Pre Made and Custom Terrariums

Come check out Dig's amazing selection of terrariums. We do it all. Unique glass from all over the world, Wardian Cases, recycled vessels; you name it, we'll make a terrarium out of it! Pricing varies depending on the container and plant selection. We love desert biomes, fern grottos, carnivorous ecosystems and beautiful orchid displays, but if you can dream it, we can make it a reality. As a special teaser, we just got back from the NY International Gift Fair and found some amazing new pieces that should be here in a few short weeks! Come see whats growing at Dig!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Greenest Block in Brooklyn!

Wow! Check out all the awesome gardens in the Brooklyn area. The competition was tough this year, but we are very happy with our Honorable Mention in the commercial category, especially since our neighbors on Atlantic Ave. between Bond and Nevis took the crown from us (pic below)! Don't worry guys, we'll be kicking it up a notch next year, so you'd better have your game face ready!

Here is a great link, courtesy of the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, to all of this years winners!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Another entry from Brownstoner!

Wow! People on Brownstoner love us, and we love them! Check out the great photos of our guys hard at work:
This has got to be the best quote we've ever had:

"I was suspect of Chuck and his crew as they were the first group of contractors I've ever hired who listened to NPR while they were working! Both the deck and the yard turned out fine . . . I'd heartily recommend both of them."

Thanks so much DIBS, we know it's funny that we listen to NPR, but it not only keeps us happy while we work, it also keeps us informed about the world at large!

Check out the full article at here!

Shout out from

We got a great shout out on For those that don't know Brownstoner is the source for all that is Brooklyn. A great resource for homeowners and renter alike. Thanks for the wonderful write up guys!

Before and After

Another beautiful addition to our 'before and after' series. For more examples like this click "Before and After" in our tag cloud:



Now Accepting Pre-Orders

Well this year is just flying by and fall will soon be upon us. Before you know it, winter will be knocking at the door! Luckily for all of us winter brings with it the delights of the holiday season and that means it's time again for Dig's famous holiday wreaths!

Each one hand made and expertly crafted, Dig Wreaths come in two sizes, 13 inches and 20 inches. These beauties can be custom ordered in any color palate of your choice.

As the holidays roll around they will retail for $175 and $250 respectively, but we are now offering a special pre-order discount of $25 off per wreath. This offer will only be good through September 30th. Wreaths will be available for pick up on or before Thanksgiving day, just in time to get the decorations dusted off and start putting up lights!

If you are ready to order, or have questions just give us a quick call at 718-554-0207 or email us at

Fresh Herbs

This just in: A fresh shipment of herbs including rosemary, oregano, basil and spearmint! Get 'em while they're hot!

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