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Edition 14.47 Yamagami's Garden Center November 20, 2014
Store Hours: 7 Days a Week, from 9 AM to 5 PM
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"Gardening is a way of showing that you believe in tomorrow."
~ Old saying


Yamagami's Enchanted Forest

Get a jump on Christmas preparations by choosing your perfect tree early in the season. Our Christmas tree lot officially opens on Saturday, November 22. Choose your tree early and we will keep it here outdoors, protected, and in water until you are ready for it. When you want to take it home, we will put a fresh cut on the trunk and net your tree. Delivery service 6 days a week is available, or we will load your tree in or on your vehicle.

Yamagami's offers the finest Noble Firs on the market. Our trees are grown by Bear Canyon Tree Farm in the high mountains of Washington. Since 1949, for three generations, this family farm has been growing Noble Firs using sustainable, green-farming practices. The trees are heavy with moisture and when kept in water, will last all season long. This is where you will find your perfect tree!

Noble Fir

We also offer tree stands, tree disposal bags and cut tree preservative. If you purchase or have purchased your tree stand here, we will put it on your tree every year. Come visit us to find your perfect tree for a very merry Christmas.


Grow Your Own Spuds!

Plant seed potatoes now for spring and summer harvests. We offer a wide selection of organically grown potatoes in different colors and shapes, all kinds of goodness, for all kinds of dishes.

Potatoes are unique in their growth habit. They do not have to be buried deeply (little digging), but instead get covered with mulch or soil as they grow. See our Potato Growing Guide for complete instructions. The flavor and texture of homegrown is far superior to store-bought. We also offer Gardman Potato Tubs for container farmers. They are easy to use and convenient to harvest. They are a great gift for the condo dweller who loves spuds. See a video on how to plant the tub here.

As long as you store them in a cool, dark, dry place (think root cellar), seed potatoes will keep if you are not ready to plant. Quantities are limited, so come in soon for best selection.


'Donard Gold' Cypress

'Donard Gold' Cypress is garden gold both in the ground and in container gardens. Its new foliage starts out chartreuse, then turns yellow as it ages. The foliage also has a pleasing lemony scent.

'Donard Gold' Cypress is a very slow grower, to 20 feet tall and 8 feet wide in 30 years. This makes it an excellent candidate for a living Christmas tree or for a container garden that can be decorated for the holidays. Because 'Donard Gold' Cypress is narrow, it also can be planted as a screen, or as a striking backdrop for green plants. Come in to see and brush against these beauties.

'Donard Gold' Cypress


Ruben's Veggie Pick:
Kaleidoscope Kale Sprouts

Kaleidoscope Kale Sprouts are a tasty cross between Brussels sprouts and kale. They grow like Brussels sprouts, but their heads stay open resembling fluffy flowers on tall stems. The sprouts are tasty and tender, like baby kale. Serve them steamed or sautéed, or try them in a warm wilted salad… yummy! There are three colors in the Kaleidoscope mix: red, green and bicolor (red and green).

Kaleidoscope Kale Sprouts

Try them in your winter garden for a healthy new favorite!


Half-Barrels Back in Stock!

After several moths of waiting, we happy to announce we have half-barrels in stock! We also received three-quarter-barrels and quarter-barrels. They are not drilled, but we will be happy to put drainage holes in them for use as planters. The halves are the perfect size for dwarf Citrus or veggies, the quarters are great for herbs or succulents, while the three quarter size will hold a semi-dwarf or patio tree.

Come get them while they are here!


Coming Events

Saturday, November 22nd

Yamagami's Christmas Tree Lot Opens!

Thursday, November 27th

Yamagami's Nursery is closed for Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, December 24th, Yamagami's is closing at 2 PM and will remain closed December 25th and 26th, reopening on Saturday, December 27th at 9 AM.

Saturday, January 10th at 10 AM or Sunday, January 11th at 11 AM

Winter Rose Care Class with Lorena Gorsche. Learn about pruning, dormant spraying, and general rose care with an emphasis on earth-friendly practices. $20 fee is rebated as a coupon for $20 of merchandise.

Call us at 408.252.3347 to register using a credit card.


Wild Rice and Turkey Soup

This recipe makes an incredible presentation and is quite tasty as well! Enjoy!

What You'll Need:

  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped carrots
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chopped leftover cooked turkey
  • 2 cups cooked wild rice
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz. each) chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp. dry sherry

Step by Step:

  • Heat oil in large saucepan on medium-high heat.
  • Add carrots, onions, celery and garlic.
  • Cook and stir 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in turkey, rice, broth, salt and pepper.
  • Cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add cream and sherry.
  • Cook until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  • Ladle soup into serving bowls.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Butterball®


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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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