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Edition 16.40 Yamagami's Garden Center October 6, 2016
Store Hours: 7 Days a Week, from 9 AM to 6 PM
Starting October 10th: 7 Days a Week, from 9 AM to 5 PM
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"The watering of a garden requires as much judgment as the seasoning of a soup."
~Helena Rutherford Ely

Yamagami's Pumpkin Patch

Yes, The Great Pumpkin has visited and we now offer dozens of colorful pumpkins and gourds, from fancy to traditional orange.

If pie is the ultimate destination for your pumpkin, choose the small, dense, Sugar Pumpkin for best flavor, color and consistency.

Carving is just one fun activity with pumpkins. You can draw on them, paint them and even turn them into centerpieces and planters. Use them to celebrate fall!

Bravo, Bravo, Encore!
The Joy Of Encore Azaleas

The spring display of most Azaleas earns plenty of cheers, but the encore performances of Encore Azaleas will bring you to your feet! Encore Azaleas were bred to repeat bloom over and over. They are more tolerant of sun and heat than most other Azaleas. Plant breeders have been hard at work developing new colors so the numbers of different Encore Azaleas has really grown! Come see our selection and you'll be cheering for your own color show. Their names all start with Autumn, signifying their fall blooming. Encore Azaleas currently in stock include:

Autumn Bravo
Autumn Coral
Autumn Embers
Autumn Empress
Autumn Ivory
Autumn Jewel
Autumn Monarch
Autumn Royalty
Autumn Twist

Follow our Rhododendron, Azalea, and Camellia Planting Guide for guaranteed success!

What's New in Veggies?
Two Tall Perennial Greens

Walking Stick Kale

Walking Stick Kale is native to the Channel Islands and got its name because its sturdy stems, when dried and varnished, make strong, handsome walking sticks. Grow it for its abundant crop of huge tasty leaves.

It is a short-lived (2 or 3 years) perennial and makes a stunning silhouette in the garden. It grows 6 to 10 feet tall. It is striking enough to be incorporated into a flower garden as an ornamental!

Tree Collards

Tree Collards are a perennial pleasure to grow! They make a handsome border, growing to about 6 feet tall. The taller you let them get, the larger their leaves. You can top them at 5 to 6 feet and they will develop side shoots.

While you can harvest leaves all year, they are much sweeter, and much more tender, during cool weather. Plant in sun, although a little filtered shade during the hot afternoon is fine. They live 3 to 5 years.

DeWit Tools
When You Want The Best!

We are pleased to offer DeWit tools from Holland. In 1898, Willem de Wit started his blacksmith company. Today, the 5th generation of the forging family is running the company. Old-fashioned quality, combined with innovative designs, make DeWit tools the ultimate gardener's choice.

These tools come with a Limited Lifetime Guarantee. A good tool makes every job easier and DeWit tools do that, plus they become an heirloom! Come in to see and feel the DeWit difference.

The DeWit difference comes from:

  • European FSC-Certified Ash Hardwood Handles
  • High-Quality Swedish Boron Steel (the same steel used on a popular brand of bulldozer blades)
  • Forging the Steel for Long-Lasting Strength and Durability
  • Each Product comes with a Lifetime Guarantee

Here are some samples of some DeWit tools:

5-Tine Short Handle Cultivator

  • Great for cultivating tough soil
  • Aggressive, sharp, and strong
  • Head: 3.5"L x 3.5"W

Forged Transplant Trowel

  • Narrow blade is perfect for working in tight spots
  • Ideal for planting bulbs and other precise tasks
  • Head: 7"L x 2.25"W

Dutch Digging Fork

  • Perfect for digging and dividing perennial clumps
  • Use to turn your compost pile
  • Head: 11"L x 7.25"W

Coming Events

Thursday, October 6th -
Our Pumpkin Patch opens!

Monday, October 10th
Yamagami's store hours change to
9 AM to 5 PM DAILY

Sunday, October 16th at 11 AM
Fairy Garden Class led by Tammy MacKenzie

$40 fee covers materials needed to create and bring home your own whimsical dish garden! It's fun to do with family or friends.

Saturday, October 29th at 10 AM
Fruit For The South Bay Talk
with Nancy Garrison, local fruit expert.

Nancy has extensive experience with all kinds of fruit (including rare and unusual varieties) in her Willow Glen garden. FREE. Come early to get a seat.

Wednesday, November 1st is the last day to special order bareroot fruit trees (SOFT) for the best selection and prices. See the catalog and order form on our website,, or pick one up at the nursery.

Sunday, November 13th is the deadline for early-ordering your Cut Christmas Tree and receiving a 10% discount.

Friday, November 18th Yamagami's Cut Christmas Tree lot opens.

Thursday, November 24th
Yamagami's is closed to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Pico de Gallo

How to use your fresh tomatoes and peppers

What You'll Need:

  • 3 red onions, diced
  • 8 large tomatoes, diced
  • 3 sweet red bell peppers, diced
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Coarse salt to taste

Step by Step:

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Cover with wrap and chill for 2 hours.
  • Serve with choice of chips or crusty bread!


3 day forecast

3 day forecast


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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Cupertino, CA 95014

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