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Edition 12.46 Yamagami's Garden Center November 15, 2012
  Store Hours: 7 Days a Week, from 9 AM to 5 PM  
Yamagami's Nursery will be closed on
Thursday, November 22.
We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving Day!
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"No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden."
Hugh Johnson


Roses Are Coming Up!

Time to start thinking about ordering roses. They start arriving shortly before Christmas, just in time for gift giving! Order yours today as every year we run out of some varieties. We are offering lots of new roses as well as tried and true roses. Here is a small sampling of some of the newbies:

Cinnamon Dolce--this hybrid tea offers brick-red blossoms with an occasional deep-pink fleck and a heavenly fragrance. It's showy both in the garden and in a vase!

Sparkle & Shine is a floribunda rose with clusters of clear-yellow, fragrant blossoms. It also available in tree form to bring those blossoms closer to nose level!

Yabba Dabba Doo is a low-growing (2’ to 3’ tall and wide) shrub rose. It covers itself with orange and pink flowers all season long.

Yamagami’s offers a FREE Rose Planting Guide as well as Lorena's Rose Growing Tips. They are on our website as well as here in the nursery. Be sure to consult them for guaranteed success. Click here to see our complete Paper-Potted Rose Price List. Roses can be ordered by phone at 408 242-3347 or in the nursery.


Introducing Pistachio Hydrangeas!

Another beautiful hydrangea is just entering the garden scene. Pistachio is in the New Generation™ series of hydrangeas and is a breeding break-through; compact (2 to 3 ft. tall), reblooming, multi-colored, plus...mildew resistant! Pistachio's large flowers are a scarlet red tinged with green with violet centers. As the flowers age, their colors shift in intensity, making a very showy display. We have only received a limited preview supply of Pistachios, as they are just starting to become available. Get a jump on next spring's glory by adding one to your garden now!


Ruben's Picks For Cool
Color and Veggie Crops: Kales!

Yes, there are some winter-color plants that thrill in the chill of winter and ornamental cabbages and kales are at the top of the list. Their color actually intensifies with the cold. Since it is their foliage not their flowers providing the color, they don't have blossoms that get icky in the rain. They get about 1 foot tall and make showy borders. Look for the Emperor Mix of ornamental kale, with its ruffled heads in shades of cream, red, and purple.

In the veggie garden, it's time for kales to shine. Tasty, handsome, and really nutritious, kales are a good choice. One of the handsomest is Lacinato kale--also known as Dinosaur kale or Tuscan kale. It is so handsome that it is frequently mixed into flower beds for its color and texture. It is an Italian heirloom with sweet mild flavor and blue-green crinkled leaves. It is especially delicious when harvested young. It can grow to about 3 feet tall. Try some in your garden and feast!


Want Bluer Blue Hydrangeas?

Fertilize your blue Hydrangeas now with Growmore Hydrangea Blueing Formula. As hydrangeas (and other deciduous plants) go dormant, they store nutrients in their roots for spring growth. That’s why fall feeding is so important.

In the case of blue hydrangeas, it is the aluminum (a blue metal) that is in Growmore Hydrangea Blueing Formula that will be stored for the buds in spring. (If you use it on pink hydrangeas, it can make them purplish). Repeat application in spring to keep hydrangeas their bluest blue.


Fall And Winter Feed For Lawns

If you have a tall fescue lawn, it's your last chance to feed it to keep it green through the winter. GreenAll Fall and Winter Feed is specially formulated to work even in cooler temperatures.

Save 20% per bag through the month of November!


Coming Events

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

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

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


Yamagami’s Holiday Hours:

Yamagami's Nursery will close at 2 PM on Monday, December 24th and remain closed until 9 AM on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013. We wish everyone very happy holidays!


Ongoing Events

Most Fridays from 11 AM to 1 PM, Dianne Jensen can 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.

Warm Mushroom Salad

What You'll Need:

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium shallot, finely minced
  • 1 1/2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 10 oz. package fresh spinach, washed and dried
  • 4 large fresh basil leaves, chopped

Step by Step:

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat until warm.
  • Add shallots and mushrooms, cooking until they are soft.
  • Add garlic to skillet and cook, stirring until you smell the garlic, about 1-2 minutes more.
  • Stir in the remaining oil, balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper, mixing well.
  • Remove from heat and allow the mushroom mixture to cool until just warm, about seven minutes.
  • Arrange spinach evenly in a serving bowl, cover with chopped basil. Pour the warm mushrooms over the greens and toss lightly to coat. Serve immediately.

Serves 4


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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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