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Edition 13.38 Yamagami's Garden Center September 19, 2013
  Store Hours: 7 Days a Week, from 9 AM to 6 PM  
Featured Quote

Featured Quote:

"A man should never plant a garden larger than his wife can take care of."
~T. H. Everett

Yamagami's Nursery
is Celebrating
65 Years in Business with an Anniversary Sale September 26th through September 29th, 2013

40% OFF Outdoor Plants in a 1 gallon size can or larger!

Discounts on select other plants and garden supplies from 20% to 50% OFF.

We will continue celebrating our 65th Anniversary with FREE classes and events in October.
See Coming Events for details.


Your Cool-Season Veggie Garden

Time to start preparing your garden for fall planting. Success starts with your soil. It needs replenishing after the summer crops--and if you are starting a new garden, it needs to be amended. All natural and organic Gardner & Bloome soils and fertilizer contain beneficial microbes that help roots and plants to thrive.

To begin, remove spent plants, roots and all. Dig G & B Harvest Supreme in so that what surrounds new plant roots will be a half soil and half Harvest Supreme mix. We recommend using G & B Tomato, Vegetable and Herb Fertilizer, both when you plant and during the growing season.

Whether planting seeds or seedlings, it is a good idea to provide some protection from varmints including snails, birds, bunnies, and squirrels. This can be accomplished by loosely covering the rows or planting areas with floating row cover or bird netting. Make sure to weigh down the edges so no one can sneak under the cloth or net. Once the plants have gotten established, you can remove the covers, but monitor the plants carefully in case varmints return.

Not sure what to plant? Consult our Veggie Seed Planting Guide for ideas along with spacing information. Attend one of our FREE Veggie Garden Classes on Saturday, October 5th at 10 AM or Sunday, October 6th at 11 AM with Lorena Gorsche. She will give you the benefit of her many years of gardening, with an emphasis on earth-friendly practices.

Fall veggie starts are arriving every week now. We have just received a fresh shipment of organic seedlings. Some highlights are broccolis and cauliflower.

Amongst others, we offer 'Gypsy' Broccoli, a green variety which will tolerate our sudden heat spells without "bolting" (prematurely going to flower). 'Calabrese' Broccoli is an Italian heirloom variety, also called "sprouting broccoli" because after the main flower head, it continues to sprout side shoots for months.

Our cauliflower selections include 'Romanesco' Cauliflower, an Italian variety that looks ‘other worldly’. It resembles a cross between a cauliflower and a broccoli in both looks and flavor. 'Violet Queen' Cauliflower is a purple variety that adds amazing color to the plate when raw. It turns green when cooked. The purple color is from pigments that are very healthy.

These and many other cool season veggies are now in stock. Check our selection frequently as our buyer, Ruben, is always looking for the very best varieties for our area. We are here to help you succeed...the first time.


September Lawn Care

Fall is a great time for lawns. They are growing again after being sleepy in the summer and ready to respond to fertilizing and improvements. If your lawn is healthy and lush because you have been using all natural and organic Gardner & Bloome Lawn Food, apply one last time for the year.

If you have not been feeding regularly, apply GreenAll Fall and Winter Feed for a quick response. It is specially formulated to be effective during cool weather. Tall fescue lawns NEED this feed in order to stay green through the cool seasons. Otherwise they go dormant and turn brownish.

If you have been plagued with a fine-bladed chartreuse green grass that grows every winter then browns out in summer, apply Scotts Crabgrass Preventer Plus Lawn Food. The weed is annual bluegrass and it reseeds itself vigorously. The best control is to prevent it in the first place!

If you or your neighbors had raccoons and other vermin digging up the lawn last fall and winter, apply grub control (if you have not already done so). We offer Beneficial Nematodes as well as other sprays and dry controls.

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Fall into Fall in Our Pumpkin Patch!

Yes, the Great Pumpkin will be arriving any day now with a selection of decorative and edible pumpkins, squash, and gourds. Yamagami's offers not only the traditional Jack-o-lantern varieties but also baking and cooking favorites. Additionally you'll find the weird and wacky 'Knuckleheads', lovely 'Cinderellas,' and white pumpkins which astonish when carved with their bright orange flesh showing. Squash and gourds round out our selection with some, like 'Kabocha,' doing double duty as décor and delectable dinner. Come visit our Pumpkin Patch and fall into fall!


Barrel Planters Are Back!

Yamagami's has just received a shipment of barrel planters in different sizes and configurations. Half barrels, quarter barrels, tiered barrel planters, and more are here just in time for fall planting. They are terrific for bulb plantings, veggie gardens, and dwarf fruit trees. Come take a look at our great selection!


Coming Events

Thurs., Sept. 26th through Sun, Sept. 29th
Yamagami's 65th Anniversary Sale!

40% OFF outdoor plants 1 gallon size and up! Additional sale items throughout the nursery.

Wednesday, October 2nd

Yamagami's is once again participating in Great Schools Week, by donating 5% of our total sales that day. Come shop and support our local schools!

Fall Veggie Garden Classes with Lorena Gorsche.

Sat., Oct. 5th at 10 AM and Sun., Oct. 6th at 11 AM.

Learn what to grow and how to plant it! FREE

SAVE the date: Sat., Oct. 19th, from 10:00  to 11:30 AM.
Bay Friendly Gardening presents "Rethink Your Lawn."

If you are considering converting some or all of your lawn to a water-wise, low maintenance landscape, this is for you!

It's FREE!

Sun., Oct. 20th 11 AM. FREE

“Designing With All Star Plants” Talk features water-wise candidates for your garden.

Sat., Oct. 26th

Community Gardening Society Day! Come meet members of several local garden-related groups, including The SCV Master Gardeners, The local chapter of California Rare Fruit Growers, The Mediterranean Garden society, Western Horticultural society and more! No matter how limited or narrow your garden experience is, these groups make wonderful contacts for your specialized questions. Join us!

Sat., Oct. 26th 10 AM to 2 PM and Sun., Oct. 27th 11 AM to 2 PM. FREE

Chrysanthemum Show and Info with members of the newly formed Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the Chrysanthemum Society.


Fresh Tomato and Basil Pasta

A quick and easy way to use your summer harvest!

What You'll Need:

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 cups chopped fresh plum tomatoes
  • 6 cups cooked and drained pasta (campanelle, fusilli or small shells)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup grated fresh parmesan cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Step by Step:

  • Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  • Add minced garlic; sauté for 30 seconds.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.
  • Add pasta, basil, cheese, salt and pepper, tossing gently to combine.

Yeild: 6 servings


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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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