at Digging Dog
Exquisitely sculpted and lavishly fragrant, the large
creamy white flowers of this southern Chinese, Magnolia-
related beauty, promise to inspire. Unfurling from
furry, milk chocolate-colored buds that form in the
leaf axils, rounded blooms host overlapping petals and
bold sun-kissed stamens amid lustrous leathery dark
green leaves cloaked with velvet-soft brown hairs on the
flipsides. Named after Pietro Micheli, a 17th century
Italian botanist, densely set Michelia 'Inspiration' is
vertically oriented and shorter than the species, thus
perfectly sized for a more intimate setting, especially
near sheltered patios or pathways. Adequate mulch and
slightly acidic, moisture retentive soil maintains its alluring
Blooms April – June.
Size: 8' 0"–10' 0" high x 4' 0"–5' 0" wide; hardy to zone 8.
Michelia ‘Inspiration’ (S-0779)
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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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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