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Edition 15.50 Yamagami's Garden Center December 10, 2015
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


12 Days of Christmas Deals!

Join us in counting down to the big day with a series of exciting offers.

Sunday 12/13: 30% OFF any Camellias

Monday, 12/14: 30% OFF any Windchimes

Tuesday, 12/15: 30% OFF any Citrus and Loquats

Wednesday, 12/16: 30% OFF any Garden Gear- Hats, Gloves, and Shoes

Thursday, 12/17 30% OFF any Giftware including Teas & Cocoas

Friday, 12/18 30% OFF any Garden Tools

Saturday 12/19 30% OFF Pottery, Statuary, and Fountains

Sunday 12/20: 30% OFF any Succulents and Cacti

Monday, 12/21: 30% OFF any Houseplants

Tuesday, 12/22: 20% OFF any Herbs and Vegetables

Wednesday, 12/23: 30% OFF any Fruit Trees in stock

Thursday, 12/24: 50% OFF any 1 item (closing at 2 PM)



Living Christmas Trees

Looking for a living tree as an alternative to a cut tree? We offer several possibilities to move indoors and decorate or to plant and decorate outdoors. Some of these are actually landscape plants that have been sheared into a cone. They do double duty as topiaries and as living Christmas trees.

Good topiary examples are the boxwood and rosemary cones. Others are evergreens with a natural rocket or cone shape. Dwarf Alberta Spruces are the perfect example. They grow slowly (so they don't need transplanting often) in a natural cone shape. They are happy in part shade, which makes it easier to move indoors and back outdoors with little necessary adjustment to sunlight.

We also offer cute desk-top size trees, perfect for those with space issues. Come take a look, and let us help you find your perfect tree.

The challenge of bringing a living tree indoors is keeping it happy before, during, and after its time inside.

• First and foremost is to bring it indoors for no more than a week.

• Keep its soil moist by adding a tray of ice cubes to the soil for water as needed.

• Use lightweight decorations and mini lights.

• Keep the tree away from heater vents and fireplaces.

• After moving it back outdoors, hose it off thoroughly.

• Be sure to keep it well-watered and fertilized during the summer, so it's still lovely the next year.


Time to Plant a
Spectacular Spring!

It's the perfect time to plant spring-blooming bulbs. Finally, it's chilly enough for the bulbs to stay mostly dormant until spring. Lush green growth too early saps energy that could have gone to the flower. This is especially true for bulbs in containers. You'll have a spectacular spring display with bulbs planted now.

All spring-blooming flower bulbs (except Amaryllis) are 30% OFF for the month of December!


Season of Giving

Shop your local, family-owned Yamagami's Garden Center this holiday season. You'll find lots of gifts for garden lovers, as well as gifts for black thumbs, and those with no garden interests whatsoever. As we get older and accumulate more "stuff", the best gifts are often experiences, edibles, and indulgences.

One plant-related experience that is fun for families, garden lovers, and even those with no interest in gardening, is a trip to the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show on March 16-20, 2016.

There is something for everyone - with display gardens, cooking demos, workshops, kids' activities, and great opportunities to shop! Advance tickets can be purchased here at Yamagami's and make great gifts - with an extra bonus. Bring a ticket back after the show and get $20 OFF a $50 purchase!

Another plant-related experience could be a Beginning Bonsai Class. It would be a great way to develop a new hobby that could provide a lifetime of enjoyment. While a gift certificate can seem impersonal, an escorted shopping trip is a gift of time and an enjoyable experience.

Gifts for foodies abound - from sprouting seeds to herbs to fruiting plants. Even condo dwellers with limited space can have salad bowls and other container gardens of edibles.

We have a vast supply of fruit trees including hard-to-find varieties like Umes, Yuzus, Jujubes and Loquats. Our herb and veggie choices are plentiful and many of them are organically grown.

Indulgences are things one is reluctant to buy for oneself, but greatly enjoyed as gifts. Woodstock Chimes are the perfect example.

Consider silk orchids that are so life-like you have to pinch them to check and even then, you may be fooled. They are perfect for offices where a real orchid doesn't have a chance. Specialty cocoas and teas are wonderful gifts, especially in the winter.

Of course plants of all types are here, as well as containers and supplies. One man actually wanted (and got) 25 bags of manure as a gift - seriously! Ask us for ideas if you feel uninspired. We are here to help make your holiday merry and bright!


Woodstock Chimes


Coming Events

Sunday, December 13th through Thursday, December 24

12 Days of Christmas Deals! See article above for details.

Thursday, December 24th

Yamagami's is closing at 2 PM and remaining closed December 25th and 26th.

Thursday and Friday, December 31st and January 1st, Yamagami's is closed.

Saturday, January 9th at 10 AM and Sunday, January 17th at 11 AM

Winter Rose Care Classes with Lorena Gorsche. Learn about pruning, dormant spraying and general rose care. Attendees will receive a coupon for 20% OFF their purchases that day! FREE

Sunday, January 10th at 11 AM and Saturday, January 23rd at 10 AM

Winter Pruning/Garden Clean-up Classes. Alan Tagami covers what to prune and what not to prune in winter. He covers tools and techniques. Attendees will receive a coupon for 20% OFF their purchases that day! FREE

Saturday, January 16th at 10 AM and at 2 PM

Winter Fruit Tree Care with Fruit Guru, Ed Laivo. He will cover pruning, training, dormant spraying, and general fruit tree care. Attendees will receive a coupon for 20% OFF their purchases that day! FREE

Sunday, January 24th at 2 PM

Beginning Bonsai Class with Chris Yamashita. $50 fee covers plant, pot, instruction and supplies needed to construct your own Juniper Bonsai to take home. Call us at 408.252.3347 to pay for your spot.


Slow Cooker Chocolate Candy

This is one of the easiest recipes you will ever make, and you will want to keep it as a holiday tradition!

What You Need:

  • Crock pot/slow cooker
  • 8 oz. sweet chocolate bar
  • 12 oz. bag semi sweet chocolate
  • 2 lb. white chocolate
  • 2 lb. of peanuts or pecans (or any nut you like)
  • 48 cupcake shells

Step by Step:

In a slow cooker or crock pot, layer the ingredients as follows:
  • First, the nuts
  • On top of the nuts, layer the 8 oz. chocolate bar
  • On top of the chocolate bar, pour the bag of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • On top of the chocolate chips, place the white chocolate
  • Cook on low heat for three and a half hours.
  • Turn off the slow cooker.
  • With a large spoon, stir the mixture until well-combined.
  • Ladle the mixture into the cup cake shells, filling them only halfway to the top.
  • When all shells are filled, place them in the refrigerator for two hours, then enjoy!


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Finally, the perfect soil for raised beds!

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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