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Edition 13.51 Yamagami's Garden Center December 19, 2013
Store Hours: 7 Days a Week, from 9 AM to 5 PM

Featured Quotation:

"From December to March, there are for many of us three gardens--the garden outdoors, the garden of pots and bowls in the house, and the garden of the mind's eye."
Katherine S. White

Happy Holidays


It's The 2014 Roses...
Jump for Joy!

Feel the Mercury Rising with the exciting new roses for 2014! We're Fired Up and Falling in Love with all the lovely new choices. Your garden will be Good as Gold and you'll feel Happy Go Lucky with these beauties.

Jump For Joy is a floribunda with showy clusters of peachy-pink flowers. This one is hard to beat for garden impact!

Mercury Rising is a hybrid tea with plenty of long-stemmed pink and cream blossoms. This is an exhibition-quality bud and bloom.

Fired Up is an aptly named, showy floribunda. It offers clusters of brilliant orange blossoms with yellow stripes that gradually age to crimson. It will fire up your garden!

Falling in Love is a hybrid tea with large, long-stemmed, creamy buds that open to a warm pink. Wonderfully fragrant, it makes a great, long-lasting cut flower.

Good as Gold is a hybrid tea with loads of long-stemmed golden blossoms. With its citrus fragrance and long-lasting flowers, it is a dream of a cut flower.

Happy Go Lucky is a grandiflora with large, pure yellow blossoms. It is a tall, disease-resistant plant that wears its blossoms like a crown.

Our bush and climber roses will arrive before Christmas. They make wonderful gifts, especially for your own garden! Whether you prefer floribundas (flowers in clusters, bush getting 2 to 4 feet tall), hybrid teas (single-stem flowers, bush getting 4 to 6 feet tall), or grandifloras (large flowers sometimes in clusters, bush getting 6 feet+), you'll find exciting new choices as well as old favorites at Yamagami's Nursery.

Click here to see our complete listing.


Create Your Own Fairy Garden!

It's easier than you might think to create a miniature garden just right for fairies. You can create one for indoors or out. Yamagami's offers a good selection of miniature garden accessories as well as containers. You can also combine accessories and a container, and give them as a kit to an aspiring gardener. All they'll need is potting soil and plants to create a whimsical miniature container garden of their own. We'll be happy to offer guidance and we have some already constructed miniature gardens to serve as inspiration.

Fairy Garden accessories include garden gates, benches, and stepping stones. As for plants, some fairies like a desert setting and will love a landscape of cacti or succulents, some enjoy a sandy seashore setting complete with palm trees, while others prefer a more typical forest-like setting. Whether the fairy garden is for a gift or for yourself, the friendly staff at Yamagami's can help you create a garden fit for any style fairy!


Stock Up On Soils Now For 2013 Prices!

Due to ever-rising costs, Yamagami's has to increase the price of our all natural and organic Gardner and Bloome Soils, effective January 2nd. This is a great time to stock up on your winter and spring soil needs NOW to take advantage of 2013 prices.

Soils can be delivered and will keep easily until they are needed. Keep them covered to keep them from getting waterlogged (and heavy). You'll be glad you did!


2014 San Francisco
Flower and Garden Show

March 19-March 23

Looking for a gift that keeps on giving? In addition to a living plant, consider tickets to the upcoming 2014 San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. It's a great place to learn about gardens, both by viewing the landscapes designed by professionals and from the garden talks given by garden experts. There are special events for children, cooking demos and so much more. It's a day of fun for everyone!

The tickets keep giving, because when you bring your ticket back after the show, you will get $20 off a purchase of $50 or more. Tickets will arrive soon but can be ordered now. Early Bird Tickets cost $16 and are available until March 10th. After March 10th, the ticket price goes up to $20, so order yours soon. The special $20 off a $50 purchase ticket offer is good through April 30th. What a bonus!

Come to Yamagami's and buy tickets for friends and for yourself. Gift a day of learning, of "oohs and ahhs," plus some terrific shopping.


Celebrate the Season of Giving
with Yamagami's
12 Days of Christmas Deals!

Only 5 days left!

From December 13th to December 24th, Yamagami's offers discounts on our top gift picks for the season. Why not take advantage of these offers and pick up some goodies for yourself too?

• Thurs., Dec.19th  30% off Garden Hats

• Fri., Dec.20th  30% off Garden Shoes

• Sat., Dec.21st  30% off Pottery

• Sun., Dec.22nd  30% off Citrus

• Mon., Dec.23rd  30% off Door Mats

• Tues., Dec.24 th  (Closing at 2 PM) Spin our wheel for 20-40% off your entire purchase of in-stock items.

Cannot be added with other discounts, sod or sale items.



Coming Events

Holiday Hours:

Yamagami's will close at 2 PM on Dec. 24th and remain closed Dec. 25th and 26th.
Yamagami's will be closed Dec. 31st and Jan. 1st.

Saturday, January 11th at 10 AM and Sunday, January 19th at 11 AM.

Lorena Gorsche will be teaching a class on Winter Rose Care. Learn about pruning, dormant spraying and general rose care. Fee is $20, which is rebated as a coupon for $20 that is good for one week.

Save your seat! Call us at (408) 252-3347 to register using a credit card. Don't miss out!

Sunday, January 12th at 11 AM or Saturday, January 25th at 10 AM.
Local Fruit Expert, Nancy Garrison, will lead a class on Winter Fruit Tree Care.
She will even make variety suggestions for our area. Fee is $20, which is rebated as a coupon for $20 that is good for a week after the class.

Save your seat! Call us at (408) 252-3347 to register using a credit card. Don't miss out!

Saturday, January 18th at 10 AM and Sunday, January 26th at 11 AM.
Winter Landscape Pruning Talk
: Alan Tagami discusses what to prune now and how to do it Fee is $20,which is rebated as a coupon for $20 that is good for a week after the class.

Save your seat!  Call us at (408) 252-3347 to register using a credit card.

March 19th through March 23rd
2014 San Francisco Flower and Garden Show
at the San Mateo Event Center.

Buy advance tickets at Yamagami's!

Creamy Pumpkin Polenta
Two Ways

What You'll Need:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or clarified butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 4-5 fresh sage leaves rolled and sliced (chiffonade style)
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 1/2 cups 2% Lactaid Milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons coarsely ground polenta
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla paste or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoon pomegranate molasses (1 tablespoon per serving)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup fresh pomegranate arils (seeds)

Step by Step:

It is recommended to prepare the savory topping before you begin making the polenta as you will not be able to leave the polenta unattended once started.

Savory Topping: In a small sauté pan, heat olive oil or clarified butter. Add chopped walnuts and sage. Cook over medium heat until walnuts begin to smell toasty and sage is curled. Turn off heat and leave on warm stove-top while polenta is prepared.

To make the basic Creamy Polenta: whisk Lactaid milk and pumpkin puree together in a heavy bottomed 2 quart sauce pot. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. When mixture begins to boil; stir in polenta slowly so it does not clump. Continue to cook stirring constantly for 3-5 minutes or until polenta is thick and creamy. Remove from heat and scoop half the mixture out into a heat proof glass bowl; set aside.

3. To plate the savory polenta: stir in salt and black pepper to taste. Divide among four serving dishes for appetizer or two for a side dish. Top each with some of the savory warm walnut sage topping. Serve immediately.

4. To prepare the sweet dish: stir brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla into reserved polenta. Drizzle each of four dessert plates with 1 1/2 teaspoons pomegranate molasses. Divide sweet creamy polenta between the four dishes. Top each serving with chopped pecans, sprinkle with pomegranate arils (seeds) and drizzle with another 1 1/2 teaspoons pomegranate syrup.

Serve warm or room temperature.

Recipe courtesy of the National Dairy Council.


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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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