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Edition 14.10 Yamagami's Garden Center March 7, 2014
Store Hours: 7 Days a Week, from 9 AM to 5 PM
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"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed."

~Francis Bacon

 Starting Sunday, March 9
Store Hours: 9 AM to 6 PM Daily


Get Ready for Spring and Organic Gardening!

Grow your own food for the ultimate in local-grown. Grow organically and know exactly what you are eating. To help you get ready for spring, Gisele Schoniger, Organic Gardening Educator, presents the evolution of organic gardening when it was the only way, to the days of big agriculture dependant on use of chemicals, and back to feeding your soil and yourself in the healthiest way. Learn about organic gardening from the ground up! Join us on March 15th at 10 AM for her entertaining talk. Also present will be a Master Gardener to talk about home composting and the programs available through the cities and county. FREE

At 1 PM, after Gisele gets you excited about growing your own, Mrs. Green Jeans gives a talk on the How-Tos of Vegetable Gardening. She'll give cover how and what to plant plus some handy growing tips. FREE

Kick off your spring gardening season with this triple session of free talks!


Just in: Hummingbird Magnets
For Sun Or Part-Shade!

Ooh! Fresh off the truck is Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender'. This highly prized beauty blooms almost year round once it gets started. It offers plentiful spikes of lavender-blue flowers in part-sun, and is a hummingbird delight. 'Mona Lavender' plays well with others, so is often used in container gardens. This is not an easy color to find for part-shade, so scoop some up for your garden!

For sunny spots, it's hard to beat the appeal of kangaroo paws (Anigozanthus). Whether the compact forms growing to 2 feet tall or the taller varieties growing 3 to 4 feet tall, kangaroo paws create drama with their unusual, colorful flower stalks. They are blooming now in shades of pink, red, orange, and yellow. They are tough plants and thrive in water-wise gardens.

These are just 2 of the many living hummingbird feeders at Yamagami's this season. Come on in and check out our wide selection of flowering plants.


10 For 10 And 20 For 20!

Yamagami's is pleased to offer a new quantity discount on our bedding plants whether in 6-packs, jumbo 6-packs, 2", 3", and 4" pots, or quarts. Buy any 10 and get a 10% discount, buy 20 and get a 20% discount!

Plants include: cacti, succulents, bonsai starters, flowers, vegetables, and herbs, It's a mix and match policy so, for example, you can buy a flat of ground cover plants (6 jumbo 6-packs), 5 tomato plants in 4" pots, 6 perennial flowers in quarts and 3 succulents in 4" pots and get a 20% discount!

Plants do not include any houseplants, color in 6" pots or larger or 1 gallon size plants or larger.


Great Soil Savings!

Just in time for your spring planting, a special offer for the month of March! Buy any 3 of the following all-natural and organic Gardner & Bloome soil products and get 1 bag free! It's a mix and match offer on G&B Planting Mix, Harvest Supreme, and Soil Building Compost.

Gardner & Bloome Planting Mix is our go-to product for most flower, shrub and tree planting.

Gardner & Bloome Harvest Supreme is great for planting annual vegetables and flowers. It gives them a little boost! It also makes a good mulch for fruit trees and vegetables.

Gardner & Bloome Soil Building Compost is used as a soil amendment when planting a lawn, both under a sod or a seeded lawn, plus as a seed cover. It also makes an excellent mulch for everything!

Stock up now and take advantage of the savings. Happy Spring Gardening!


Water-Wise Landscaping

Spring planting is upon us and it's time to plan for a water-wise landscape. Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind:

  • Think plant communities and group plants with similar water needs. It doesn't work to plant low-water-using plants in an area with thirsty plants.
  • Think about triage strategies. If thirsty plants are looking scruffy, this is the perfect time to 'shovel prune' them and start over with water-wise plants. This is especially true as an alternative to heaping fertilizer on scruffy plants and flooding them with extra water in an effort to bring them back quickly.
  • Rethink and reset your irrigation clocks. Watering less frequently but longer will help your plants develop deeper roots and actually make plants sturdier and better able to handle the heat of summer. Whenever possible, run clocks on manual instead of on auto, so that you can better adapt to our ever more erratic weather.
  • Mulch everything! Between now and May, protect your plants from summer scorch and excessive heat. It makes a huge difference in many ways.

Most importantly, let us help you. We can guide you to creating a beautiful water-wise garden. We also offer a Plant Doctor Program to help diagnose problem plants or areas and a Landscape Consultation Service to help you select water-wise plants. Visit us at for more info. We also offer an outstanding collection of water-wise plants for your landscape palette. We are here to help you succeed!


Half Barrels Back In Stock!

It has become increasingly difficult to find sources for half barrels, so we are thrilled to announce a fresh shipment. We received half and quarter barrels, plus some interesting planters

Come get yours while we still have them! Container gardening time is here!


Coming Events

Saturday, March 8th from 10 AM to 2 PM
Reconditioned Bike Sale!

Benefit for Hope Services.

Sunday, March 9th from 11 AM to 2PM
Citrus Tasting. Sample some great fruit and choose what you want in your garden. Talk with our Citrus grower. FREE!

Saturday, March 15th at 10 AM
"Get Started Growing Organically!" Gisele Schoniger, Organic Garden Educator from Kellogg Garden Products, talks about soils, fertilizers and how to maintain a healthy garden organically. Dee, a Master Composter, will be here to answer questions and make suggestions for home composting. FREE!

Saturday, March 15th at 10 AM
Vegetable Gardening with Mrs. Green Jeans. Learn how to start, grow and maintain a healthy, bountiful vegetable garden. Mrs. Green Jeans suggests best veggies to plant now. Talk is FREE!

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

Buy advance tickets at Yamagami's! Bring your tickets back after the show (by April 30) to receive $20 OFF a purchase of $50 or more.

Saturday, April 5th at 10 AM
New Plants From Monrovia
with Nicholas Staddon.

Discover exciting new plants and a new way to order them.

Sunday, April 6th at 11 AM.
Tips For Early Tomato Planting.

Learn how to successfully grow abundant harvests!

Roast Beef and Cheese Roulade

What You'll Need:

  • 1 pint ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons Italian-style seasoning
  • 1 pound shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 pound deli sliced roast beef

Step by Step:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • In a large bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, egg, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian-style seasoning and half the mozzarella cheese and mix well.
  • Place a spoonful of mixture onto a slice of roast beef and roll. Repeat with remaining beef.
  • Spread 1/2 cup of the spaghetti sauce on the bottom of a 9x13 inch casserole dish. Place the beef rolls in the baking dish seam side down.
  • Pour the remaining sauce over the beef rolls.
  • Bake covered at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 40 minutes, add the remaining mozzarella cheese over the top and bake for an additional 3 minutes, uncovered, until cheese is melted.

Yield: 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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