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Edition 14.50 Yamagami's Garden Center December 11, 2014
Store Hours: 7 Days a Week, from 9 AM to 5 PM
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"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all."
~ Stanley Horowitz


Twelve Days of Deals!

Plan ahead for these twelve days before Christmas offers. There are some wonderful gift ideas for friends and family and yourself! These offers are limited to stock on hand. No further discounts apply.

• Sat., Dec. 13th
All Citrus 25% OFF

• Sun., Dec. 14th
Poinsettias: Buy 2, get 1 of same size or value FREE

• Mon., Dec. 15th
All Windchimes 25% OFF

• Tues., Dec. 16th
Pruning Package: Buy Felco Pruners or any loppers and receive a FREE Fruit Tree and Rose Pruning Book

• Wed., Dec. 17th
Houseplants 25% OFF
• Thurs., Dec. 18th
Bonsai Kit: Purchase pot, soil, and plant; save 25%

• Fri., Dec. 19th
Garden Garb (hats, gloves and shoes) 25% OFF

• Sat., Dec. 20th
Fruit Trees 25% OFF

• Sun., Dec. 21st
Camellias 25% OFF

• Mon., Dec. 22nd
Pottery and statuary 25% OFF

• Tues., Dec. 23rd
Cacti and succulents: Buy 2, get 1 of same value FREE

• Wed., Dec.24 th
50% OFF any 1 item
(Closing at 2 PM).

Yamagami's Nursery is closed December 25th and 26th.



Garden Plant Gift Suggestions:

Reblooming Azaleas!
Azalea lovers rejoice! New hybrids are now available that offer many months of blooming, instead of just the usual spring season. We have just received some Bloom-A-Thon® and Encore Azaleas. Both hybrids offer large flowers on heat-tolerant plants. They make attractive hedges and borders, both in and out of bloom. The lush Lavender Bloom-A-Thon® Azalea has been a big hit since it arrived. Check it out!

Lavender Bloom-A-Thon® Azalea

Camellias have been in short supply the last couple of years, and it looks to be the same for the coming year. We have just received what will be the largest shipment of Camellias for the year. Maybe you have noticed how well they have held up, even in drought conditions. They are amazingly hardy! Come in while selection is good. 'Yuletide' Camellia is one of the best winter bloomers and is a perfect gift for baby's first Christmas or any memorable holiday season.

'Yuletide' Camellia

Our paper-potted roses are arriving just in time for Christmas gift-giving. Our selection includes climbers and bush roses, both new award winners and old favorites. See our complete list here. Promise someone a rose garden, then deliver! Add a class in Winter Rose Care to complete the gift. See coming events for details. The new hybrid tea rose, 'Neil Diamond', is creating quite a stir with its "Cherry, Cherry" bright color and sweet fragrance. Order yours today!

'Neil Diamond' Rose

Yamagami's Nursery has FREE Planting Guides for these and other gift plants. We also have the supplies you need to succeed.


Better Than Bareroot:
Fuyu and Hachiya
Persimmons in Containers!

For some reason, many persimmons have a rough time when planted out from bareroot. They just don’t want to break dormancy in spring. The wood seems to stay alive but the tree does not leaf out. It has gotten so prevalent that we stopped selling them bareroot, but still had problems with our paper-potted trees (potted by growers from bareroot). Well, this year, we are bypassing the problem by bringing them already growing in containers! We have just received Fuyus (the crunchy ones) and Hachiyas (the soft ones) in containers. You can plant them now or plant them after they leaf out in spring. They also make great gifts!


Talavera Pottery!

Just in time for holiday décor and gift-giving, a fresh shipment of Talavera Pottery has arrived. Talavera Pottery originally came to Mexico via Spanish settlers in the 15th century. It has evolved over the centuries, but still delivers the same strong colors, fine workmanship and traditional design patterns. Talavera pieces sell out quickly, so if you are interested, either for yourself or for gift-giving, come in right away!

Talavera Pottery

Preventative Medicine Tips for Fruit Trees

Timing is everything when it comes to pest control. It's time for some preventative medicine for your fruit trees.

If you had Shothole Fungus on your apricot, cherry or other stone fruit trees, spray them at leaf drop with Monterey Liqui-Cop.

If your peach or nectarine tree had Peach Leaf Curl, your first preventative spraying of Monterey Liqui-Cop should be applied just after leaf drop. If there are no plants under the tree, spray the ground underneath it too.

A preventative tip for apricots: DO NOT PRUNE in winter.

They are very susceptible to a disease (Eutypa dieback), which they contract in cold, wet weather. We recommend pruning apricots from right after harvest up until late summer.

Shothole Fungus on Leaf

Peach Leaf Curl Damage

Eutypa Dieback on Mature
Apricot Tree

Tip for Sub-tropical fruits: If you haven't already, spray frost-tender fruit trees with Cloud Cover. It's the first step in frost protection. Tender fruits include avocados, guavas (not pineapple guava) limes, grapefruits, passion fruit, and bananas. For more protection ideas, see our Frost Protection Guide here. Do not prune frost-tender fruits in winter, as it exposes the core of the plant to frost damage. If you see frost damage, leave it alone, as it acts as insulation for the core of the plant.

 So much grief can be prevented with these timely tips. Let Yamagami's help you succeed with your own garden of good eatin'.

For more tips on Winter Fruit Tree Care, attend a class on Saturday, January 24th at 10 AM. Local Fruit Expert, Nancy Garrison, will lead the classes and even make variety suggestions for our area. FREE, plus participants will receive a 20% discount on their purchases that day! Don't miss out!


Coming Events

Saturday, December 13th

Fairy Garden Class. $40 fee includes materials.

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.

FREE, plus participants will receive a 20% discount on their purchases that day!

Saturday, January 10th at 1 PM

Winter Pruning and Garden Clean-up Guidelines (formerly Pruning 101) with Lorena Gorsche.

FREE, plus participants will receive a 20% discount on their purchases that day!

Saturday, 1/24 at 10 AM

Fruit Tree Pruning and Care with Nancy Garrison.

FREE, plus participants will receive a 20% discount on their purchases that day!


Crab Gumbo

Dungeness are in season!

What You'll Need:

  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup green onion (sliced)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 14-ounce can chicken broth (reduced-sodium)
  • 1 cup water2 medium tomatoes (peeled, chopped)
  • 3/4 teaspoon thyme (snipped)
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce
  • 1 pound okra (sliced)
  • 6 ounces crab meat (cleaned)
  • 1/2 cup turkey ham (diced)
  • 1 tablespoon file powder (ground sassafras leaves) (optional)
  • 2 cups rice (cooked)

Step by Step:

  • In a large saucepan cook green pepper, green onion, and garlic in hot oil until vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in chicken broth, water, tomatoes, thyme, and hot pepper sauce.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Stir in okra; reduce heat.
  • Cover and simmer about 10 minutes or until okra is tender.
  • Stir crabmeat and turkey ham into gumbo. Heat through.
  • Stir in file powder, if desired.
  • To serve, divide gumbo among four soup bowls. Top each with one-fourth of the rice.
Makes 4 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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