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Edition 14.43 Yamagami's Garden Center October 23, 2014
Store Hours: 7 Days a Week, from 9 AM to 6 PM
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"Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter."
~ Carol Bishop Hipps

Last Chance to Order
Bareroot Fruit Trees!

Bareroot fruit trees are only available by special order, otherwise, they arrive in containers.

The cut-off date for ordering bareroot fruit trees is Tuesday, November 3rd. There are several real benefits to ordering bareroot:

• Selection - Dozens of less common varieties are available.

• Price - Bareroot trees cost far less than those in containers.

• Rootstock choices - Many varieties offer choices of rootstock for differing soils and size preferences.

• Reliability - When planted immediately and properly, most bareroot trees "take" more readily than those in containers. There are a few exceptions, which is why we do not offer figs, pomegranates and persimmons bareroot.

Click here to see the complete list and order form. You can special order trees by phone using a credit card. The bareroot fruit trees are from Dave Wilson, a leading fruit tree grower. See for descriptions of the varieties and rootstocks. Yamagami's offers all the supplies and support you'll need to succeed in your garden of eatin'.


Ruben's Fall Planting Picks:
Edible Ornamentals

Costa Mix Calendula has larger flowers than most other Calendulas, and blooms early and profusely in vivid oranges and yellows. The vibrant mix really brightens up dreary winter days, and their edible petals brighten up winter soups and salads. The Costa Calendulas grow to about 1' tall in sunny spots in containers or in the ground.

Costa Mix Calendula

'Tis the season for Pumpkin Pie Pansies! This beautiful mix has large flowers and blooms profusely fall through spring in delicious shades of orange, yellow and white. Something about the cheery pansy faces inspires smiles. Plant them as cover over daffodil bulbs for twice the pleasure. Pansy blossoms can be candied or eaten fresh.

Pumpkin Pie Pansies

San Giuseppe Cauliflower is an Italian heirloom Romanesco Cauliflower prized for its rich taste. Its lime green spiral head is a treat for the eye as well as the palate. Roasting it really brings out its nutty flavor. It is attractive enough to mix with flowers like Calendulas or Pansies in a container or in beds.

'San Giuseppe' Romanesco

Salanova™ Lettuces represent a breakthrough in plant breeding. All the Salanova™ leaves are the same size and joined at the base, instead of being aligned along a central core in graduated size from small to large and tough. They are beautiful on the plate and in the garden.

The Salanovas™ are leaf lettuces of different colors and leaf shapes. What they share is excellent flavor and "loft," making them all the rage in foodie palaces. You can grow these gems yourself!

A Selection of
Salanova™ Lettuces

Come browse our edibles department for the very best choices for local gardens. Let us help you grow your own garden of eatin'.


Anna's Promise...Best
Kept Dee-lish!

Sounds scandalous, right? Sorry, it's just the name of three of the new roses for 2015. Roses in biodegradable paper pots start arriving just before Christmas, but you can order them now! Yamagami's offers some new stunners as well as old favorites. Let's focus on these three new varieties.

'Anna's Promise' is a tall, beautiful grandiflora with pink blushed gold petals that reverse to coppery color and a sweet, fruity fragrance. Her name is inspired by a character in Downton Abbey, Anna, the maid.

'Anna's Promise' Rose

'Best Kept Secret' is a pink hybrid tea rose with a strong citrus fragrance. It has long buds on long stems, a terrific cut rose. The plant is disease resistant.

'Best Kept Secret' Rose

'Dee-lish' is a deep pink hybrid tea rose with a rich fragrance. It also is a sturdy, disease resistant plant offering exhibition-worthy blossoms.

'Dee-Lish' Rose

Add these beauties or choose your own story line from our 2015 Rose List. Click here for the list.

Time to Order a Fresh Cut Christmas Tree

Plan ahead for the swiftly approaching holiday madness by ordering a cut Christmas tree now. Trust Yamagami’s Nursery to have the best cut Noble Firs for your perfect holiday tree.

Our trees are grown using sustainable practices in the high mountains of Washington. The trees are lush and heavy with moisture so they can last all season long when kept in water.

Yamagami’s Christmas Tree lot opens on November 22. If you order your tree before November 16th, you will receive a 10% discount. Delivery service is available. For all the details, click here.

Noble Firs grow beefiest at
high altitudes.


Coming Events

Saturday, Oct. 25th at 10 AM

Fairy Container Garden class with Tammy MacKenzie.

$40 fee includes materials. LIMIT 10 attendees. Call us at 408.252-3347 to register using a credit card.

Friday, November 7th to
Sunday, November 9th

Harvest Sale!
Harvest some great deals! 30% OFF Outdoor plants 1 gallon size and larger, Houseplants 6" pot or larger, and Giftware!

Saturday, November 22nd

Yamagami's Christmas Tree Lot Opens!

Thursday, November 27th

Yamagami's Nursery is closed for Thanksgiving.


Autumn Gold Peanut Soup

What You'll Need:

  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pound yams (peeled, cut in chunks)
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple (peeled, cored, cut in chunks)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 6 ounces apple juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • Sour cream, chopped peanuts and thin apple slices for garnish

Step by Step:

  • Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cumin.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally until onion is transparent.
  • Add yams, apple, chicken broth, apple juice, cinnamon, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cover and bring liquid to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer until yams and apples are tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Add peanut butter and stir until melted.
  • Puree soup in a food processor or blender until smooth. Return to pan and heat through.
  • To serve, ladle soup in bowls and garnish with sour cream, chopped peanuts, chives and thinly sliced apples.

Serves 4

Recipe from Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association -


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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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