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Edition 13.19 Yamagami's Garden Center May 9, 2013
  Store Hours: 7 Days a Week, from 9 AM to 6 PM  
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"In order to live off a garden, you practically have to live in it."
~Frank McKinney Hubbard


Mother's Day at Yamagami's

Come to Yamagami's Nursery on Mother's Day weekend, May 11th and 12th, for a treasure trove of gift ideas! Bring Mom along, because sometimes a stroll through our colorful garden with you is her favorite gift of all. Whether it's colorful roses, hydrangeas, hanging baskets, or taste treats for the edible garden, we've got a bountiful supply.

Yamagami's is in full bloom!

Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th, Yamagami's Nursery is giving every Mom a FREE 4" pot of 'Lemon Slice' with any purchase. It's our way of saying Happy Mother's Day!

'Lemon Slice' Superbells


Heavenly Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are among the showiest of garden shrubs. They offer clouds of heavenly blooms right up until frost. There are many types available and hybridizers are developing new ones every year. One of the best series to come along is the Endless Summer Collection. These Hydrangeas will bloom on old wood and new wood, so they just keep blooming all summer!

The Original 'Endless Summer' Hydrangea
Another recently introduced rebloomer is 'Pistachio' Hydrangea. It has multicolored flowers of red and green (like the nuts). It is a compact plant (to 3 feet tall) and is ideal for borders.
'Pistachio' Hydrangea

Climbing Hydrangeas (Hydrangea a. petiolaris) are available now, even 'Miranda,' with variegated foliage. This vining plant will adhere to any surface. It is slow growing, but will cover a wall beautifully. It blooms in summer with clusters of white flowers.

'Miranda' Hydrangea

Hydrangea a. 'Invincibelle Spirit' is a compact form of 'Annabelle'. It grows 3 to 4 feet tall and produces loads of hot pink blossoms. $1 from each 'Invincibelle Spirit' purchase goes to Breast Cancer Research Center.

'Invincibelle Spirit' Hydrangea

Hydrangea p. 'Limelight' is a show-stopper with pale green flowers that age to rosy pink. They are prolific bloomers, and when one is covered with flowers, all the shades between green and pink are present. Its flowers are on long spikes. It's really something else!

'Limelight' Hydrangea
These are just some of the heavenly hydrangeas in stock. Come see all the choices available now and add a bit of heavenly color to your garden.


"Black" Tomatoes for Flavor
(and Anti-Oxidants)

"Black" tomatoes have distinctively different flavors than other tomatoes. Some describe it as "smoky," others just say it is more complex. Those deep colors mean lots of anti-oxidants (anthocyanins), so they are super good for you. If you've never tried one, this might be the year to be adventurous. Another reason to grow "black" varieties is that they mix well with more conventional tomatoes in sauces, salsas and salads. Here are a few of our more popular "black" varieties.

'Indigo Rose' may very well be the darkest tomato available. It has a unique fruity flavor and is wonderful in salsa. It's pretty new and in great demand.

'Indigo Rose'

'Japanese Black Trifele' is a medium-sized (3" to 4") pear-shaped tomato. Its flavor is described as deep, chocolate, smoky and rich. It has developed many fans since we started offering it.

'Japanese Black Trifele'

'Paul Robeson' is a luscious, juicy tomato with a sweet, almost citrus-like flavor. Its flesh is velvety smooth, and it is a prolific producer. It is a staff favorite here.

'Paul Robeson'

Yamagami's offers many other "black" tomatoes in the more than one hundred varieties in our collection. Try something different this year and every year. Discover new favorites!


Water Bowls

Just in time for the warm weather, Yamagami's has received a beautiful selection of ceramic water bowls. These are shallow bowls perfect for accessorizing the garden. They are here in several shapes and colors. Use them as birdbaths, water gardens, or as small fountains. We also offer the bamboo spigots for a tranquil water feature.

Come see the large selection and choose one for your garden. These would also make great Mother's Day gifts! Time to add the serenity of water to your garden or deck.

We have water plants! Time to revamp your water garden or create a new one!

Green Water Bowl with
Bamboo Spout
Water Garden in Bowl


Miniature Roses!

Just in time for Mother's day, Yamagami's has received Miniature Roses in 4" pots. These little beauties are ideal for the patio table, little pots on the deck, and lovely hostess gifts. Come see all the pretty colors!


Coming Events

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?

FREE Fuchsia Show and Talk. Saturday, June 1 from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Talks at 12 noon and 1 PM.

FREE Cavanaugh Color in the Summer Garden Talk on Saturday, June 8th at 10 AM.

Grower Dave Cavanaugh talks about clematis, dahlias, peruvian lilies and angel's trumpets. Learn how to succeed with these glamorous bloomers and other summer color!


Ongoing Events

Dianne Jensen can guide you through the design and planting process of creating your own colorful container gardens and salad bowl. 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.


Asparagus Siciliano

What You'll Need:

  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus (trimmed)
  • 3 ounces Pecorino Romano cheese (grated)
  • 2 ounces Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 stick butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Step by Step:

  • Heat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Wash asparagus and cut 1 inch off ends.
  • Lay the asparagus side by side in a non-stick cooking pan.
  • Mix the bread crumbs and cheese together.
  • Sprinkle the cheese and bread crumbs mixture over the asparagus spears.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cut the butter into pats and distribute over the asparagus spears.
  • Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 15-25 minutes or until spears are tender. (Thinner shoots will cook more quickly than thicker shoots.)
  • Remove from oven and serve.
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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