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Edition 16.36 Yamagami's Garden Center September 8, 2016
Store Hours: 7 Days a Week, from 9 AM to 6 PM
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Featured Quote:

"Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders."
~ Henry David Thoreau

New This Week In Veggies:

It's time to plant your fall veggie gardens and Yamagami's has a great selection. Here are a couple of new arrivals to consider:

Aspabroc - What Is It?
Aspabroc (also called broccolini) is a cross between Italian sprouting broccoli and Chinese broccoli (Gai lan). It offers small florets (heads) with long, asparagus-like stems. Both are tender and delicious. It is easy to grow and once the central floret is harvested, it continues to provide lots of yummy side shoots.


Nopal - What is it?
Nopal is the pad (like a leaf) of a prickly pear cactus that is often eaten in Mexican and South American cuisine. Nopales can be used in soups, eggs, stews, and salads. They are very nutritious and are used for health benefits for everything from skin care, to digestive health, to cancer preventative.

Preparing Nopales

Join us on Saturday, September 10th for a Fall Vegetable Garden Class. Kerri Gardner will start with organic soils, amendments and fertilizers to use. Mrs. Green Jeans will then give an overview of what can be planted now. She will also give a little tour of our vegetable section. Time to get growing!

Fresh Off The Truck:
Holiday Avocado!

Want an avocado tree that stays small yet produces top-quality fruit? Holiday Avocado is the solution! It bears Hass-like fruit; actually they are larger than Hass, on a small weeping tree.

The tree stays under 20 feet tall and, with a little pruning, can be kept 8 to 10 ft tall. There are many advantages to a small tree. First it means you can pick all your fruit without the precarious use of a ladder! It also means that protecting your tree, whether from frost or vermin, is much easier.

The fruit is delicious and fairly easy to peel. If you have always wanted an avocado but have been afraid you didn't have the space, consider a Holiday Avocado!

A Water-Wise Treat
For Your Garden,
A Feast For Your Hummers!

We have just received a group of Flowering Maples (Abutilons) in bloom! They come in an amazing array of flower colors and sizes. What they all have in common is that Hummingbirds love them! It's so much fun to watch the hummers get territorial about THEIR plant. It is a good idea to plant one in front of a window or by a garden bench so you can sit quietly and enjoy their antics.

Flowering Maples are mostly upright growers that bloom beautifully nearly year-round. Although they prefer morning sun with shade in the sfternoon, they have a wide range of tolerance. Colors range from red to pink to coral to orange to yellow plus combinations. Some even have variegated foliage. Most are hybrids selected for intense colors or bountiful blossoms. Here are a few examples of varieties currently in stock:

Strybing Red has abundant small red flowers on a shrubby plant (4 to 6 feet). Strybing Red is easily kept in a container.

Thompsonii - Dazzling gold variegated foliage is only part of the party. Add soft orange bell-shaped flowers nearly year-round on this tall (to 10+ feet tall) sturdy plant for a celebration of color.

Tiger Eyes - Highly sought after for its myriad of red striped golden blossoms, Tiger Eyes grows 6 to 8 feet tall.

Tropic Rose - With a nearly non-stop season of large, rose-pink blossoms decorating ta 6 -7 ft tall plant, Tropic Rose makes a bold and festive statement.

Come in to see our entire selection of Flowering Maples and add color and life to your garden!

Coming Events

Saturday, September 10th at 10 AM.
Fall Veggie Garden Class with Mrs. Green Jeans

Learn which veggies can be planted now along with tips for planting. Kerri Gardner will talk briefly on soils, amendments and fertilizers for your organic garden. Class is FREE!

Saturday, September 17th at 10 AM
Fairy Garden Class with Tammy MacKenzie

$40 fee covers materials needed to create and bring home your own whimsical dish garden! Spaces are limited. Call us at 408.252.3347 to reserve your spot. It's a fun project with friends and family!

Thursday, September 22nd through Sunday, September 25th - Fall Sale!

40% OFF - Outdoor Plants (1 gallon size and up)
40% OFF Houseplants - (6" pots and up)
25% to 50% OFF - Giftware, Pottery, Statuary, and Fountains

Don't miss this timely sale for fall planting!

Spicy Mexican Fruit Salad

What You'll Need:

  • 1 medium size Jicama (about 1 pound), cut finely into match sticks
  • 2 fresh pears, plums or pluots, sliced
  • 20-30 seedless grapes, halved
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup, or equivalent sweetener (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves for garnish (optional)

Step by Step:

  • Add prepared jicama, grapes and pears to the mixing bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, prepare the dressing by combining mayonnaise with cinnamon, cayenne and agave syrup if desired.
  • When blended, pour dressing over prepared fruit, stir gently and chill for up to 4 hours.
  • Stir again before serving.
  • Prepare salad bowls by lining with ornamental cabbage leaves or spicy mesclun mix.
  • Using a slotted spoon, place salad mixture on plates and serve.
  • Top with cilantro if desired.

Serves 4

Recipe from Four Winds Growers


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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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