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'–10' high x 4'–5' wide; hardy to zone 8.
Michelia ‘Inspiration’ (S-0779)
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Dainty blooms and unfurling leaves forge an early spring treasure trove of color and texture.
In the last ten days, we’ve experienced all kinds of weather at Digging Dog, including frosty mornings, torrential downpours, deafening hail, glorious sunny 70 º afternoons and even sleet! Thankfully spring is almost here and signs of its arrival grow more evident every day. Brimming with possibility, youthful growth and pristine delicacy, the early spring garden is a fresh treasure trove of color and texture. The plants featured in this newsletter caught my eye while walking through the nursery and along the surrounding borders. Hopefully, a handful of them will spark your interest as well! All of us here at the nursery wish you a very happy spring and countless happy afternoons digging in a garden! Digging Dog's mid March 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
Tues 10 am – 4 pm
Wed. 10:30 am – 4 pm
Thu. 12 pm – 4 pm
Fri. & Sat. 10:30 am – 4 pm
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“I just visited Digging Dog Nursery over the weekend, and was very impressed, both by their plants and their beautifully landscaped surroundings. They have a wide range of plants (many which you don't see elsewhere) and everything was healthy, vigorous and picture perfect. The word which comes to mind is "cherished." I bought a few of these beauties and they are blooming already!”
~A. in California
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