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Edition 14.34 Yamagami's Garden Center August 21, 2014
Store Hours: 7 Days a Week, from 9 AM to 6 PM

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"Nature does have manure and she does have roots as well as blossoms, and you can't hate the manure and blame the roots for not being blossoms."

~ Buckminster Fuller

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Cool-Season Tomatoes

Time to plant cool-season tomatoes for harvesting fall into winter. If planted now, these tomatoes will be starting to bear in September and continue bearing fruit until the first frost--and sometimes beyond. Imagine having homegrown tomatoes for your Thanksgiving feast! Supply is limited. We are offering three varieties:

'Prairie Fire' bears small to medium (4 to 5 ounces), red tomatoes on a compact (determinate) plant. Fruit has a rich tomato flavor. It is a cross between 'Sub Arctic' and a beefsteak tomato.

'Stupice' is an heirloom variety from Czechoslovakia. It bears prolific crops of small, red tomatoes with exceptional flavor.

'Super Sweet 10' bears long clusters of sweet, red cherry tomatoes. It is a highly disease-resistant and vigorous plant.

Give it a tall cage or trellis, as it is a vining plant.


Fragrant Tuberoses

Add heavenly fragrance to your home and garden with a clump of tuberoses. A single flowering stem will scent a room. We have just received a fresh crop, many showing bud and bloom. Plant them in a warm, sunny place for best flower production. They also do well in containers. Tuberoses grow from bulbs, so when they are done blooming, allow the leaves to die back on their own. Next summer they will come back bigger than ever. Add Tuberoses to your garden and enjoy them indoors and out.


Curry Leaf Trees Are Back!

We're very excited to have received a fresh crop of Curry Leaf trees (Murraya koenigii). With all the recent interest in cooking and growing your own spices, demand has far out-stripped supply, making them difficult to find.

Curry Leaf (Murraya koenigii) is used in Indian, Sri Lankan and Malaysian cooking. The highly aromatic leaves are fried, then used as seasoning for curries and other dishes.

They are small pretty trees or large shrubs that benefit from regular pruning to keep them nicely shaped. Your cuisine will benefit from that pruning too! Trees are hardy to about 29ºF. This crop is young but very good-looking, so it won't last long.


'Cousin Itt'

Looking for a mounding, unmanicured border that is also remarkably water-wise? Consider 'Cousin Itt' Acacia. It grows in soft, tidy mounds in full sun or part shade. It has a delightful form and is the perfect antidote to the very proper boxwood hedge. 'Cousin Itt' grows 2' to 3' tall and from 3' to 6' wide. Once established, it requires little watering. 'Cousin Itt' also makes an attractive container plant. Come in to see this charmer for yourself!


Great Gopher Baskets
at Yamagami's

Fall is for planting, especially for native and water-wise plants. Don't make it gopher-feeding season by planting unprotected roots. Yamagami's has just received a good supply of stainless steel gopher baskets. Their design and materials make them the best gopher basket on the market. Plus, they are pre-formed for easy installation. Practice safe planting, protect those roots.


Coming Events

Sunday, August 31st at 10 AM, and again at 2 PM

Fairy Garden Class.
Create your own miniature fairy garden in a pot to bring home. Class size is limited, so there is lots of personal attention for each participant. $50 fee includes instruction and materials. Additional fairy garden décor is available at 20% off for class participants that day. This is a great class for parents and their kids--or anyone with a sense of whimsy.

Wednesday, October 1st
5% of our sales will be donated to the Great Schools Week campaign to benefit local schools. Shop and contribute!


Artichoke, Fennel, and
Tricolor Tomato Salad

What You'll Need:

  • 2 jars (6 1/2 oz. each) marinated artichoke hearts, drained (reserve marinade)
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 head fennel (about 3 in. wide)
  • 6 cups cherry tomatoes (use a mix of red, yellow, and orange, each about 3/4 in. wide), rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup pitted calamata olives
  • 1 cup lightly packed rinsed fresh basil leaves (3/4 to 1 1/2 in. long)
  • 1/2 cup slivered red onion
  • Fresh-ground pepper

Step by Step:

  • In a wide, shallow bowl, whisk 1/4 cup artichoke marinade (discard remainder or save for other uses), vinegar, mustard, and garlic.
  • Rinse and drain fennel.
  • Cut off and save a few feathery green leaves for garnish.
  • Trim off and discard remaining stalks, root end, and any bruised areas.
  • Cut head in half lengthwise across widest dimension, then cut each half crosswise into paper-thin slivers.
  • Add fennel, tomatoes, olives, basil, onion, and artichoke hearts to dressing in bowl.
  • Mix gently to coat.
  • Garnish salad with reserved fennel leaves. Add pepper to taste.

Yield: Makes 10 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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