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Edition 12.44 Yamagami's Garden Center November 1, 2012
  Store Hours: 7 Days a Week, from 9 AM to 6 PM  
Starting November 5th, Yamagami's Nursery
hours will be 9 AM to 5 PM.
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Featured Quote:

"If you are not killing plants, you are not really stretching yourself as a gardener."
~J. C. Raulston


50% OFF Fall Flower Bulbs!

(Except Amaryllis and Paperwhites)

Come in soon, while the selection is good.


Your Perfect Cut Christmas Tree

Your Perfect Cut Christmas Tree
Order your perfect cut Christmas Tree before November 18th and save 10%! This year's offerings feature high mountain grown noble firs and stately silvertips. Click here to see a complete price list (pdf).

A Greener Cut Christmas Tree!
Yamagami's is offering options for an even greener cut Christmas tree. All our trees will come with a FREE Fresh Patch™ that helps them to keep drinking water and stay fresher longer. They will also come with a FREE Bio Bag®, a 100% natural and biodegradable tree disposal bag made from corn. Both the Fresh Patch™ and the Bio Bag® are made in the USA.

Another exciting option is the Bio Stand™. Made from wood and recycled wood products, the Bio Stand™ is reusable, but also 100% biodegradable and made in the USA. The Bio Stand™ is available in two sizes, fitting trees from five feet to eight feet tall.


Just Arrived: Camellia Sinensis!

teaCamellia sinensis is the plant whose leaves are used for black, white or green tea. We have just received a limited supply of these often-requested plants. This camellia is grown for its leaf but it does have a small white flower that is ornamental.

Growing good tea in our area is a challenge because of our alkaline (high pH) soils and water. People living in the mountains, along creeks, or around old oaks will have the most success. Container growing is an option, where soil pH is more easily controlled. Filtering salts from your water will lower its pH.

If the prospect of being able to grow your own tea is enticing, come in soon for our very limited supply.


Cityline Hydrangeas
Colorful Dwarfs!

We have just received a fresh shipment of Cityline Hydrangeas from Proven Winners. They are a collection of large-flowered, dwarf hydrangeas in four stunning colors. They grow 2 to 3 feet tall and wide. Finally, hydrangeas you can use as foundation plants that won’t grow into and over your windows. They also thrive in containers. As well as having long-lasting flowers, the Cityline series is also mildew-resistant!

Look for these varieties:

large, rich pink flowers that are accented with a fresh green color as they emerge.

Big, heavy, magenta and white variegated flowers that can be changed from magenta-red to blue with the addition of aluminum sulfate to the soil.

Intense pink-red summer flowers are long lasting and change to green as they age.

Big, hot pink summer flowers that change to green with age.




Pawpaws--a Native American Treat!

Pawpaws are often mistaken for a tropical delight because of their resemblance to mangos in appearance and flavor. They are in the same family as Cherimoya and have a similar creamy texture. Their flavor is often described as a cross between a mango and a banana. Actually, they are the largest fruit native to North America and very frost hardy.

Because they bruise easily and do not ship well, they are not found in markets--even farmer's markets. They are widely grown in the Southern states (think of the children's song) but do very well here too. They are pretty much pest and disease free!

Pollination is an issue for them, as they are not bee pollinated. Their nondescript flowers depend on flies and beetles for pollination, plus they need the pollen from a different plant. You will get your best fruit production from hand-pollination with a small, soft paint brush. Currently we offer seedlings from mixed parents. Grafted varieties are available online for increased genetic variation. The only other special consideration is that pawpaws have a deep taproot, which is why our young trees are in deep liner pots.

We have a very limited supply of these tasty fruit trees. If you'd like to have a taste of the tropics in your garden of eatin', here's your chance!


Coming Events

Monday, November 5th: Store hours go to 9 AM to 5 PM. Also, the last day to order bareroot fruit trees.

Sunday, November 18th: Last day to early order cut Christmas trees and receive a 10% discount.

Thursday, November 22rd: Yamagami’s Nursery is closed for Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 23th: Yamagami’s Cut Christmas Tree lot opens!


Ongoing Events

Most Fridays from 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!

Call ahead (408) 252-3347 to make sure Dianne is here.


Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bars

What You Need

  • 1 14-ounce package gingerbread mix
  • 3 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 4 eggs (divided)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups pumpkin (fresh, cooked, pureed)
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup nuts (chopped, optional)

Step by Step

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine gingerbread mix, melted butter and 1 egg in a large bowl.
  • Press into the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish and set aside.
  • Place the cream cheese in a stand mixer or mixing bowl and beat until fluffy.
  • Add the remaining eggs, sweetened condensed milk, pumpkin pureé, pumpkin pie spice and salt.
  • Blend well and pour over the gingerbread crust.
  • Sprinkle with the chopped nuts, if desired, and bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until set.
  • Cool bars at room temperature, then cover and refrigerate.

Serves 12

Recipe from Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association


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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

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Cupertino, CA 95014

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