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Edition 16.44 Yamagami's Garden Center November 3, 2016
Store Hours: 7 Days a Week, from 9 AM to 5 PM
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"If you are not killing plants, you are not really stretching yourself as a gardener."
~J. C. Raulston


Harvest Sale!

Three days ONLY
November 11th through November 13th

10% OFF Pre-Ordered Cut Christmas trees

20% OFF All Statuary

30% OFF Outdoor Plants in 1 gallon cans or larger! All Houseplants, Giftware, and Fountains

All sales are final. Limited to stock on hand.*
*Exception: Outdoor plants listed as available can be
special ordered at 20% OFF.
Sale discounts cannot be combined with other offers.


Fun Fairy Furnishings

Creating Fairy Gardens is fun and opens a world of your own. We have just received an enchanting collection of fairy furnishings that really bring the fantasy alive.

We have set up an enchanted world of our own to display all the new pieces and hopefully inspire you to create your own version. From a simple walkway to a self-contained rock waterfall, these realistic miniatures will delight old and young alike. We also have an assortment of fairies to inhabit your world. Come see our fairy world display and get inspired!


Don't Let Jack Frost
Catch You Unprepared!!

That's right; Jack Frost will be nipping at your garden, if he hasn't visited already. Get ready now so you won't be caught without supplies. Listen or read weather reports for frost warnings, especially when nights are clear. Another indicator is still air, when you can see smoke rising straight up from chimneys. Your first line of defense is to make sure the soil and plant roots have been well watered as dry plants suffer much more than hydrated ones. With the right supplies on hand, you can do even more to keep your plants safe from frost damage.

One easy protective measure is spraying plants with Cloud Cover, which keeps them from freeze-drying. Covering tender plants with frost fabric provides great protection. We offer rolls of sheeting, sheets, and Frost Protek bags for individual plants or planters. These fabrics can be placed directly on the plants, and then left on for a few weeks since they breathe and allow sunlight to penetrate. If you prefer to use your own sheets or tarps, be aware that they must be kept from directly contacting the plants, and that they must be removed in the morning and replaced in the evenings..

Yamagami's has what you need to protect your tender plants and young seedlings. Click here to see our Frost Protection Guide for more tips. Stay a step ahead of Jack Frost by being prepared.

Coming Events

Friday, November 11th through Sunday, November 13th
Harvest Sale
30% OFF Outdoor Plants (1 gal size+), Houseplants, Giftware, and Fountains; 20% OFF Pottery and Statuary, and 10% OFF early order Fresh Cut Christmas trees.

Sunday, November 13th
Last day to get a 10% discount when you early order a cut Christmas Tree

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

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

Sunday, December 11th at 11 AM
Fairy Garden Class

$40 fee covers instruction and materials to create and take home your own whimsical container garden. It's a fun project to do with friends or family! Space is limited. Call us at 408.252.3347 to register.

Pumpkin Orange Ginger Cheesecake

An elevated alternative to pumpkin pie.


  • 1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup ground gingersnaps
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) low-fat cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 3 egg whites, room temperature
  • 2 cups cooked pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier or orange liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade, warmed
  • 1/4 cup very finely minced crystallized ginger
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios

Step by Step:

  • Preheat oven to 325F.
  • Coat bottom and 3/4 of the way up the sides of a 9-inch spring form pan with butter.
  • Sprinkle with gingersnap crumbs and shake to distribute them around the sides.
  • Spread loose crumbs on bottom.
  • In a large bowl beat cream cheese until fluffy.
  • Gradually add sugars, and mix until combined.
  • Add eggs and egg whites, one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition.
  • Beat in pumpkin puree.
  • Sift in flour, spices, and salt, and mix well.
  • Blend in the 1/4 cup orange marmalade and orange liqueur.
  • Pour into prepared crust.
  • Bake for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours, until the cake pulls away from the side of the pan and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Spoon on the 2 tablespoons of warmed orange marmalade, then sprinkle with finely chopped ginger and pistachios.
Serves 12 to 14.

Recipe courtesy of Renee's Garden Seeds. For more of her recipes, see her cookbooks, available at Yamagami's.


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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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Cupertino, CA 95014

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