Angelica Nurseries digs stock throughout the summer months. Summer digging is a more complex process requiring extra time and labor to insure viability. Plant material is watered a full day prior to digging by either auger or plant collar. Ball sizes are increased to further maximize water retention. After removal from the field, the plants are transported through an overhead watering boom and placed in a “hardening off” area to acclimate before shipping. Summer dig charges apply and are announced prior to their implementation.