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Edition 16.32 Yamagami's Garden Center August 11, 2016
Store Hours: 7 Days a Week, from 9 AM to 6 PM
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"In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends."
~Kazuko Okakura

68th Anniversary!

In celebration of our 68th Anniversary, we are having an evening sale on the full moon - Thursday, August 18th from 6 PM to 8 PM.

We have prize wheels at each register, offering discounts from 20% to 68% OFF your entire purchase. You get to spin the wheel when you check out. Are you feeling lucky?

Come join the madness for a guaranteed 20% discount (or more). Sod and already sale-priced items are not included in the sale. Limited to stock on hand.

Fresh off the truck:
Edible Ginger!

That’s right, we now offer young edible ginger plants (Zingiber officianalis).

The plants will grow over the course of the season. Harvest the rhizomes (underground horizontal root) in the fall, store a few over the winter, then replant pieces next spring...and repeat.

They seldom bloom here, but will grow well. Our ginger plants are organically grown.

Freshly grated ginger adds zing to sauces, soups and main dishes.

Other organic herbs arrived along with the Ginger - including an assortment of Lavenders, Mints (including Moroccan), Shiso and even Egyptian Walking Onions.

Time To Order
Bareroot Fruit Trees!

Many of the tasty fruit delights you find at the Farmer's Markets can be grown in your own garden. Now is the time to special order those fruit trees you wish you were harvesting.

Our SOFT (Special Order Fruit Tree) program runs through November 1st. The SOFT program enables you to special order single trees from much of Dave Wilson Nursery's (our fruit tree grower) extensive catalog. The trees will arrive bareroot, starting in January. The bareroot benefits are great; a much bigger selection of varieties and rootstock choices, ease of planting, and best of all - great prices.

This is your chance to add less common fruit varieties that we might not normally offer. Varieties like Belle de Boskoop (antique Dutch baking apple) or Tsu Li and Ya Li, (Chinese Pears) can be very difficult to locate. This is your chance!

For those who wish to grow fruit trees in containers, many genetic dwarf trees are available, including Garden Prince Almond, Apple Babe, Necta Zee Nectarine, and Pix Zee Peach. Figs and Pomegranates are NOT included in the SOFT program, because they do not do well from bareroot and cannot be guaranteed to grow. They will be available later in containers. Click here to see the complete SOFT Order Form.

Yamagami's Nursery offers a FREE Bareroot Planting Guide for guaranteed success. Check out our Backyard Orchard Guide to maximize the varieties you can plant in the space you have, and for ways to keep your trees to the height you prefer! Yamagami's Nursery Pros are here to help you turn your garden to a garden of eatin'.


Fight Grubs NOW!

As with fighting any other battle, timing is the key to success. April and August are key months when grub control is most successful. Grubs are the larvae of beetles or moths. In spring, grubs become adult beetles or moths. They mate and lay eggs that become the next generation of grubs.The April treatment controls the end stage of grubs before egg laying and the fall treatment controls the grubs before they dig themselves in deep to hibernation. Grubs feed all summer long, eating the roots of your lawn and growing nice and fat before hibernating for the winter.

Raccoons and skunks love to harvest and eat grubs at their fattest. Those pesky critters can roll back a lawn like a carpet to get at the tasty grubs. It is amazing to see the amount of damage a nocturnal feeding frenzy can do to a lawn.

Yamagami's offers 2 natural options for control: beneficial nematodes and Safer's Grub Killer. The nematodes are safe to use on lawns, flowerbeds, and veggie gardens. It is using good bugs to get the bad ones. Apply the nematodes in the evening. They lay their eggs in the grubs. The eggs hatch and eat their way out of the grub, nice…

Protect your lawn the natural, safer way with Safer Grub Killer. It comes in a handy hose-end sprayer bottle for ease of application. Its active ingredient is Neem oil, the extract of the Neem tree.

If you or one of your neighbors has had a lawn torn up by critters, do something now to prevent it from happening again. Let the Nursery Pros at Yamagami's show you how.

Coming Events

Thursday, August 18th, from 6 PM to 8 PM
Moonlight Madness Sale

Celebrating Yamagami's 68th Anniversary. Spin our Wheel of Good Fortune and win from 20% to 68% OFF your entire purchase!

Sunday, August 21st at 11 AM

Water-Wise Garden Choices with Plantsman, Mike Craib. He will be featuring plants on the SC Water District's list of approved plants qualifying for their rebate program. Whether you are planting a single plant or an entire landscape, you'll discover some exciting, colorful choices.

Squash Blossoms Stuffed with Herbs and Ricotta

What You'll Need:

12 to 15 fresh squash blossoms; number used will vary depending on size, so have a few extra on hand.

  • 1 pound ricotta cheese
  • 1 medium onion, very finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Asiago or Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Step by Step:

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Mix all the filling ingredients together except the melted butter.
  • Stuff squash blossoms carefully; don't overfill.
  • Place carefully on buttered baking sheet.
  • Drizzle the melted butter over blossoms and bake for 15 minutes.

This recipe is courtesy of Renee's Garden Seeds.
For more great garden-inspired recipes, see Renee's cookbooks, available at Yamagami's.


3 day forecast

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New Native Planting Mix
G&B Organics
Native Planting Mix
is ideal for CA natives and other water-wise plants.

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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