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In the spring, I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.
Pacific Coast Irises
You don't have to
have a "native" garden to appreciate the show Pacific Coast
irises put on every spring! They are easy to grow and maintain.
have been hybridized from "wild" native irises and are
available in a delightful range of colors from white to yellow to
reddish to purple and blue--plus combinations of those colors.
Yamagami's has just received a fresh shipment of rainbow colors, so
you can pick the ones that will go best in your garden.
irises grow in tidy evergreen clumps, usually from 1 to 2 feet tall,
with beautiful flowers waving above.
They can be quite drought
tolerant when established but will also tolerate garden watering, if
allowed to dry out in between waterings. They prefer sun, but will
also tolerate some light shade. In other words, almost anyone can
Come in quickly to choose yours while selection is good!
Washington Open Elementary School Garden Project:
You Can Help!
For the last three
years, Yamagami's Nursery has supported the Garden Project at
Washington Open Elementary School by donating 5% of our sales for one
day. This year, the day is Saturday, April 27th.
It started as a dream and has become an important part of the
curriculum. Many lessons are learned from the garden and gardening
experience. The children learn about the science of how plants grow.
They learn about the different edible parts of a plant--leaves,
roots, etc. They learn about nutrition and the importance of
vegetables. They learn about math from measuring their garden beds
and spacing of plants. They also get to enjoy eating the produce and
including it on their pizzas.
Cherie Ruiz, the
Parent Coordinator of the Garden Project, tells us that there are
still a lot of things they hope to accomplish with the funds. As an
open school, parent participation is required and Cherie coordinates
As the gardens grow, there is a constant need for
tools like wheelbarrows, shovels, etc. Hose bibs need to be added;
paths are needed, and maintenance is always ongoing. Frost has been a
challenge and, sadly, so has vandalism. Yet the Garden Project moves
forward. Current plans include moving and revamping their Butterfly
Garden and the installation of a Water-Wise Garden. So many great
learning opportunities for kids!
Join us in
supporting these efforts by shopping on Saturday, April 27th, from 9 AM to 6 PM, and know that you are helping kids (and their
parents) learn about the wonders of a garden!
Plants For The Brown Thumb
Cacti and Succulents!
have recently received a terrific group of cactus and succulent
plants and combination planters.
If you want forgiving container gardens that are low-water users with
fascinating forms, these are the plants for you! Large and small
sizes are available.
They will live indoors in bright light, and
outdoors in full sun for some--half sun for others.
You CAN grow
these wonders. They thrive on benign neglect.
Back By Popular Demand:
those of you who have clamored for an encore appearance of Encore
Azaleas, they're back!
This collection of azaleas has earned a lot of
fans due to their repeat blooming. No longer just a spring fling,
Encore's azaleas deliver blooms intermittently through summer and
fall. In fact, they all have "Autumn" in their names. They
are also more sun and heat tolerant then other strains.
offering 9 varieties in #1 cans. Follow our FREE Rhododendron,
Azalea, and Camellia Planting Guide for guaranteed success. If you are
looking for glamorous color, Encore Azaleas are for you!
Special: #1 size Encore Azaleas regularly $24.95 each. NOW $19.97
each. Limited to stock on hand; while supplies last.
(Cynara scolymus or C. cardunculus) is a giant thistle which becomes
a beautiful flower. Well, it could become a beautiful flower--if we
didn't pick it as a
flower bud and eat it as a vegetable.
to the Mediterranean region, were later introduced to Southern Europe
and Asia. The artichoke has dramatic and sculptured gray green
foliage that is very attractive in your vegetable garden. In fact,
this vegetable is beautiful in your ornamental garden, too!
overall form is almost like a fountain; it needs up to 4 feet of
space for full growth. It likes full sun and regular watering. Water
it deeply about once a week after it is established.
slugs, and earwigs tend to be the artichoke pests. Blast the aphids
and earwigs off with water using a Bug
recommend all-organic Sluggo for the snails and
The best time to harvest your artichokes is once
the edible flower buds are 2-4 inches in diameter. Cut off the bud,
including 1.5 inches of stem with the bud.
At the end of the
season, cut back the old bearing stems/foliage to near ground level
and mulch around the remaining plant. Don't forget to give your
& Bloome Tomato and Vegetable Fertilizer.
Container Gardening Alternative: Ecoforms
are attractive, lightweight pots,
made from renewable resources and
biodegradable! They are a much-needed petroleum-free alternative
to plastic pots.
Ecoforms are from a Northern California company which uses
solar power and uses bio-diesel powered delivery trucks. They practice what they preach!
Ecoforms will last 5 years; indoors, much longer. They come in an
assortment of gentle colors, shapes and sizes. Create a greener
container garden with Ecoforms. Come in today to see our selection.
FREE Tomato Talks
Learn tips for growing healthy, abundantly producing tomato plants.
Saturdays, April 13th and 27th, at 10 AM, with Carolyn Villa-Scott
Sundays, April 14th and 28th, at 11 AM, with Lorena Gorsche.
Benefit for Washington Open Elementary School on Saturday, April 27th.
5% of all proceeds for the day go to support their Garden Project.
May 12th is Mother’s Day.
Rather than cut flowers, how about giving her a rose bush that will continue to blossom? How about giving her a pot full of herbs or flowers for a long lasting reminder that you care?
Fuchsia Show and Talk. Saturday, June 1 from 10 AM to 2 PM.
at 12 noon and 1 PM.
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.
Grilled Island Chicken
- 1 tsp. grated lime rind
- 1/4-cup fresh lime juice
- 1 tbsp. ground allspice
- 1 tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 to 2 tbsp. finely chopped jalapeņo pepper
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
- 1 tsp. dried thyme
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 6 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
- 3 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- Cooking spray
Step by Step:
- Combine the first 12 ingredients in a blender; process until well blended.
- Pour mixture into a large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; add onion and chicken.
- Seal bag; marinate in refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours, turning bag occasionally.
- Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade.
- Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray.
- Grill chicken, with grill cover on, for 10 minutes on each side or until done.
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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, yamagamisnursery.com
for help in making your yard into a beautiful garden.
Thanks for visiting,
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