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Edition 14.25 Yamagami's Garden Center June 19, 2014
Store Hours: 7 Days a Week, from 9 AM to 6 PM

Featured Quote:

"'Tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes!"

~ William Wordsworth, Lines Written in Early Spring, 1798

Yamagami's will be closed July 4th
Summer Celebration - June 26-29 - 20-50% off


Summer Pest and
Problem Diagnosis

Summertime--and you are outside enjoying your garden. But wait, what is that weird thing you see on your plant?

It's not always easy to diagnose garden problems. Sometimes insect damage looks like a fungus problem and vice versa. Giant Whitefly (insect) damage and Citrus Leaf Miner (insect) damage can look like a fungus issue, while scab and shothole fungus can look like insect damage. In the case of aphids and other sucking insects, sooty mold (a fungus) forms on the insect secretions.

Treatments should be tailored to the problem. We hate to hear of insecticides being applied to a fungal problem--and vice versa.

If you are stumped for a solution, cut a fresh sample and bring it in to our Info Center. We need to see how it looks on the plant, so please bring a small branch showing the damage. Transport it in a plastic bag and let one of our Nursery Pros take a look.

Photos, especially on a camera or phone, are more difficult, because we cannot examine them as closely. You can email us images to and we can always try to ID a problem that way, but seeing it is best.

Sometimes the problem is in the plant's environment and no treatment is necessary. Just changing the plant's growing conditions will ease or fix the problem.

Timing of treatment is critical to its success. Help us help you. We recommend earth-friendly solutions whenever possible.

Citrus Leaf Miner damage looks fungal, but it's from an insect.

Shothole fungus damage looks like it's from an insect.

Chlorosis looks fungal or viral, but it's environmental.


Coming Events

Thursday, June 26 through Sunday, June 29th.

Summer Celebration Sale!

20% OFF: outdoor plants in 1 gallon cans or larger, houseplants in 6" pots or larger, and giftware. Some select merchandise will be 50% OFF. Sale limited to stock on hand.

Friday, July 4th

Yamagami's Nursery is closed. Have a great 4th, everyone!

Saturday, August 2, 10 AM to 2 PM

Bearded Iris Rhizome Sale and talks!

Locally grown rhizomes from members of the Clara B. Rees Iris Society.

Lemony Cheesecake Bars

What You'll Need:

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
    4 packages cream cheese, softened (8-ounces each)
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3-cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tsp. grated fresh lemon peel

Step by Step:

  • In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar.
  • Combine the flour, oats and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  • Press dough into a greased 13 x 9 x 2 baking dish.
  • Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Spread with jam.

  • For filling:
    beat the cream cheese, sugar and flour until fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, lemon juice and peel just until blended.
  • Carefully spoon over jam.

  • Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until the center is almost set.
  • Cool on a wire rack. Cover and refrigerate.


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The very best for your
container gardens!
Ask us why.

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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1361 S. De Anza Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014

7 Days a Week:
9 am to 5 pm

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