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Edition 14.30 Yamagami's Garden Center July 24, 2014
Store Hours: 7 Days a Week, from 9 AM to 6 PM
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Featured Quote:

"How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew!"
~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Plan Your Backyard
Orchard NOW!

The Special Order Fruit Tree (SOFT) program order forms are now ready. The SOFT list includes pretty much every type of fruit tree grown by Dave Wilson. SOFT program trees arrive bareroot starting in January. There are several good reasons to choose to plant bareroot trees rather than trees from a container.

Bareroot selection is much better, because SOFT orders are not limited to the most common varieties generally available in containers. This way you can order more obscure varieties like heirloom apples, 'Canadian White Blenheim' apricots (taste test winner), and old-fashioned varieties of peaches.

Another benefit of the SOFT program is that you have a better choice of rootstocks. For example, Marianna rootstock is resistant to oak root fungus. If you know the disease is in your area, you should choose it whenever possible.

Bareroot trees are easier to plant than potted trees, plus, there is evidence that they "take" more quickly and more vigorously. See our complete SOFT listing here.

'Canadian White Blenheim' Apricot

'Winter Banana' Apple
introduced in 1876


Long Live The King!

We have just received a few King Protea plants. Their magnificent flowers are truly regal! As cut flowers, they last a long, long time, and can go forever when dried.

The plant itself is one of the easiest to grow of the protea plants. The plant grows to about 4 feet tall and is crowned with long-stemmed giant blossoms.

King Protea Blossom

Since they are commercially grown on Maui, many people associate them with Hawaii, but they are actually from South Africa. Follow our Protea Guide for guaranteed success.


The Fragrance of Aloha

Import the fragrance of aloha into your garden by planting Plumerias. These fragrant sub-tropical beauties have come to symbolize the mellow vibes of the islands.

They are easier to grow than you might think. A few precautions in the winter, as covered in Yamagami's FREE Plumeria Guide, are all that is needed.

We offer some of the best colors and selections from California's leading Plumeria grower. Supply is limited.


Dazzling 'Pink Zazzle!'

'Pink Zazzle' Globe Amaranth is an exciting new annual flower. It has extra large (for a Globe Amaranth) dazzling pink flowers and soft, fuzzy foliage. It makes a great cut flower, lasting for weeks in the ground or in a vase. It grows 12" to 16" tall in 6 to 8 hours of direct sun.

Hummingbirds and butterflies love it - and so will you! Come see this exciting addition to our summer annuals.

'Pink Zazzle' Globe Amatanth


Heavenly Angel's Trumpets

Dramatic Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia) can be the star of the part-shade summer garden.

Their long, velvety blossoms cascade from soft foliage on tall, stately plants.

Many of them offer a heavenly fragrance.

Ideally, Angel's Trumpet should be planted in full morning sun, with part shade in the afternoon.

Cut them back to keep them bushy or let them get tree-like, for whatever shape best suits your space.

We offer several varieties and have more arriving.


Coming Events

Saturday, August 2, 10 AM to 2 PM

Bearded Iris Rhizome Sale and talks!

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

Tuesday, August 12th, 6 PM to 8 PM

Moonlight Madness Sale!

Spin our Wheel of Good Fortune and save between 20% and 66% OFF your entire purchase! Are you feeling lucky?

Shrimp with Orzo and Feta

What You'll Need:

  • 10 ounces orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, shelled and de-veined
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 3 medium tomatoes, seeded, chopped
  • 4-6 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tbsp. fresh basil, minced

Step by Step:

  • Make orzo according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in large non-stick skillet, melt butter over high heat.
  • Add shrimp, salt, pepper, and dried basil.
  • Cook 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until shrimp just turn pink.
  • Add tomatoes and cook about 30 seconds, stirring.
  • Remove skillet from heat.
  • Drain orzo and add it and feta to shrimp mixture.
  • Toss to mix.
  • Top with fresh basil and serve.


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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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