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
Our fall arrangement includes: Asters
I wanted this arrangement to celebrate the diverse beauty that autumn affords. It was photographed by acclaimed garden photographer, Saxon Holt, who happened to be visiting us.
Autumnal Fanfare: Lambent Leaves, Glistening Berries, Fleeting Flowers, last chance for Fantastic Fall Sale, Gift Certificates now on sale!
Here at Digging Dog, we’ve had some welcome rain to actually soak the soil. With the onset of shorter days and chilly nights, a quieter contemplative mood envelopes parts of the garden. As many herbaceous plants are fading into dormancy, evergreen shrubs, bold-toned leaves, textural seed-heads plus plump glistening berries take center stage. The impressive group of plants featured in this newsletter caught my eye when I strolled through the nursery and garden yesterday. I hope you enjoy these compelling autumnal offerings. In many locales throughout the country, there’s still time to tuck some botanical gems into an empty garden nook.
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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