Please click here to read newsletter if not displayed below:
Edition 12.24 Yamagami's Garden Center June 14, 2012
Closed on Fourth of July

Featured Quote:

"God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done."
~ Author Unknown

Summer Sale

For our newsletter subscribers,
Click here to print a coupon to receive an extra
10% OFF all sale plants !

PLUS you will receive first pick of plants, as we will advertise this sale to the public as starting on Saturday, June 23.
No further discounts apply. All sales are final.
Thank you for your continued business.

This is the perfect opportunity to complete your landscape design. Sale prices will apply to some special orders as well as plants in stock. Stock up and save!

A Pepper for Papa!

Celebrate Father's Day by treating him like a king! This is the day for dad to kick back and relax with a refreshing beverage, free of the honey-do list.

As for a gift, forget the necktie (AKA "fancy noose"), and consider something to go with his favorite hobbies. Maybe it's a dwarf lemon or lime tree for the bartender/host dad. Maybe it's herbs for the barbecue king/chef. Possibly a quality tool or gloves for the gardener dad will make him happy and his work easier. Some dads would even appreciate a cactus or succulent.

A pepper for Papa! Yamagami's Nursery is celebrating by giving a FREE Pepper plant (4" pot) of your choice with any purchase on Saturday and Sunday, June 16th and 17th.

Soil Building Compost

Buy 3, Get 1 Free!

If you haven’t done it yet, MULCH everything! There are so many good reasons to use mulch and now there is a good reason to make it all organic Gardner & Bloome Soil Building Compost! It contains composted wood products fortified with good stuff like bat guano and kelp meal. It also contains beneficial soil microbes for healthy roots and plants.

A 2” to 3” layer of mulch will suppress weeds, will reduce watering, will keep roots cooler, and will improve the health and texture of your soil as it breaks down. It is the very best thing you can do for the health of your garden, so take advantage of this great offer! Sale runs through the month of June.

Coming Events

Saturday, June 16th
Fuchsia Show, Demo and Sale:
10 AM to 2 PM. Come see some real shady beauties!

Thursday, June 21 through Tuesday, July 3
Yamagami’s Fruit and Flower Sale!

Sunday, June 17th is Father's Day.

We're celebrating with 1 FREE 4" potted pepper plant with every purchase on Saturday and Sunday, June 16th and 17th.

Wednesday, July 4th
Yamagami's Nursery is closed.

Saturday, August 11th, 10 AM to Noon
Fruit Tasting with Phil Pursel of Dave Wilson Nursery

Ongoing Events

Friday mornings, 11 AM to 1 PM

Come let Dianne Jensen guide you through the design and planting process of creating your own colorful container gardens and salad bowls. All you pay for is the plants and container; the soil, fertilizer and instruction are FREE!

Cherry-Chicken Salad

What You Need

  • 2 cups fresh cherries (pitted and halved)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup medium sharp cheddar cheese (cubed)
  • 2 cups cooked chicken or turkey (cubed)
  • 1/2 cup celery (diagonally sliced)
  • 1/3 cup green onion (sliced)

Step by Step

  • Combine mayonnaise, orange juice, soy sauce and ginger. Mix well.
  • Combine cherries, chicken or turkey, cheese, celery and onion; toss.
  • Let stand 10 minutes.
  • Spoon cherry mixture onto bread and top with the mayonnaise mixture.

For an even healthier version of the recipe, use whole leaves of green or red leaf lettuce instead of the bread.

Recipe from Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association -


3 day forecast

3 day forecast

Weather Courtesy of:
Weather Sponsor

"The very best for your
container gardens!"

Since 1948, Yamagami's Nursery has been committed to the promotion of beauty and the plants, products and friendly, professional support needed to attain and maintain that Beauty. In my parents' footsteps (and Taro Yamagami's before them), I promise to continue that tradition. I invite you to visit us in the nursery and on our website, for help in making your yard into a beautiful garden.
Thanks for visiting,

Preston Oka

Have a Look
Around the Site:

Visit us online at
Yamagami's Nursery
for planting guides, our monthly
garden planner, upcoming events
and so much more!

Click for full map.

Subscribe to
What's Growing On!

Click here to subscribe, unsubscribe or change your address.

For timely reminders about lawns, sign up for our FREE Lawn Care Reminder Service here.

What's Growing On
to a friend!

Your e-mail
Your name
Their e-mail
Their name

Be a Guest Gardener:

Gardeners love to learn from other gardeners "over the fence." We would love to include a tour and/or an article from one of our readers!

Contact Information:

Click to e-mail us.


1361 S. De Anza Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014

7 Days a Week:
9 am to 6 pm

print thisclick here for a printer friendly version of this page