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Edition 15.52 Yamagami's Garden Center December 22, 2015
Store Hours: 7 Days a Week, from 9 AM to 5 PM

Featured Quotation:

"A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other."
~ Author Unknown


Merry Christmas and
Happy Holidays to All!

No matter which winter holiday you celebrate, the folks at Yamagami's wish you the very merriest one possible. We have all had a challenging year, with yet another year of drought. Together we have learned how to be water-wise and still have a garden. Congratulations!

We look forward to another year of growing together.
Happy 2016!


Only 3 Days Left of Our
12 Days of Christmas Deals!

Tuesday, 12/22:
Take 30% OFF all Vegetables and Herbs. They make great gifts potted together or in a collection to plant in a garden. Many herbs are winter-hardy and ready to plant.

Wednesday, 12/23:
Take 30% off any Fruiting Tree, Vine, or Bush in stock! We have a good selection of various fruit from which to choose.

Thursday, 12/24:
Take 50% OFF any single item of your choice!

Note: We are closing at 2 PM.


Holiday Trivia

• The first commercial Christmas cards were commissioned in London, in 1843, by Sir Henry Cole, with illustration by John Callcott Horsley. President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first official White House card in 1953.

• "Rudolph" was actually created by Robert May for Montgomery Ward in the late 1930's as a holiday promotion. The song was written later by Johnny Marks, and recorded by Gene Autry in 1949; it promptly sold about 2 million copies.

• Christmas became an official national holiday in the USA on June 28, 1870.

• Poinsettias are the most popular Christmas plant and are the number one "flowering" potted plant in the United States.

White House Christmas tree, 1994

• Franklin Pierce put the first Christmas tree in the White House (in 1856), for a group of Washington Sunday School children. Benjamin Harrison is credited with starting the tradition of the White House tree, being the first to have a decorated family Christmas tree in the White House in 1889, and Calvin Coolidge put the first National Christmas Tree on the White House lawn (not in the White House) in 1923.

• The first reported electrically lit Christmas tree was in December, 1882. The world's first practical light bulb was invented by Thomas Edison in 1879, and a mere three years later, in 1882, an officer of Edison's electric company, one Edward Johnson, electrically lit a Christmas tree for the first time. In 1917, after a tragic fire in New York City that was caused by Christmas candles, Albert Sadacca (fifteen years old at the time) invented safety lights for Christmas trees. Decorating a live Christmas tree outdoors became popular, and eventually moved to indoor trees. The outdoor lights also moved onto houses, and decorating houses in lights became (and has remained) popular.

• Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states, including Hawaii and Alaska.

• In 1979, the National Christmas Tree was not lighted except for the top ornament. This was done because of the American hostages in Iran.

• According to the Guinness World Records, the world's tallest cut Christmas tree was a 221' Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) erected and decorated at Northgate Shopping Center, Seattle, Washington, USA, in December 1950.

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Coming Events

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 again 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.

Chinese New Year starts February 8th

We are entering the Year of the Monkey! We have a great selection of Kumquats and other Citrus for your celebration. We also have a good supply of other blooming plants.

Sunday, February 7th at 11 AM

Fairy Garden Class $40 fee covers materials to create and take home your own garden. It's a fun experience to share with friends and family.


March 16th - March 20th
San Francisco Flower & Garden Show

It's a fun experience for the whole family, with gardens, classes and fun. Early tickets (until Feb. 28th) are $17.50. Buy your tickets here, and avoid the line at the show. Bring your ticket back after the show (no matter where you purchased it) and receive $20 off a $50 or larger purchase until April 3rd. Wow! Its like going for free!


Fresh Crab Salad

Let's hope the Dungeness season starts soon!

What You'll Need:

  • 1 lb. fresh crab meat
  • 4 celery stalks, diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 green onions, diced (use the green stems as well)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 ounces softened cream cheese (1/4 of an 8 oz. package)
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish (you can use the grated or horseradish sauce)
  • Salt and pepper to taste (after serving)

Step by Step:

  • Place shelled and clean crab meat in a large bowl.
  • Combine all diced vegetables and and toss.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sour cream , cream cheese and horseradish until well combined.
  • Pour mixture into bowl with crab meat and vegetables.
  • Gently stir to incorporate everything.
  • Chill for 2 hours.
  • Serve on hoagie buns, or alone with crackers on a bed of lettuce.
  • Serve with salt and pepper so each person can season to taste.
Serves 8


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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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Cupertino, CA 95014

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