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Edition 16.47 Yamagami's Garden Center November 22, 2016
Store Hours: 7 Days a Week, from 9 AM to 5 PM
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"Gardening is a way of showing that you believe in tomorrow."
~ Old saying

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is for taking a look around you and being grateful for your blessings. Yamagami's is closed so we can celebrate with our families and friends. We wish everyone a day of bounty and celebration.

It's also the start of the season of giving and giving back. When you're ready to start your Christmas preparations, come to Yamagami's Garden Center.

The Yamagami's Difference:
Quality, Convenience and Service

Come to Yamagami's Nursery for a cut Christmas tree that will last all through the season. We offer high-mountain grown Noble Firs, heavy with moisture, dark green and wonderfully fragrant.

Our trees are stored upright in water so they won't dry out. Most of our cut trees are displayed under our canopy to protect them from the sun.

We know a beautiful tree is an important part of the holiday season.

Come for our trees and enjoy the services we offer!

• We make a fresh cut on your tree when you pick it out so that it will continue to drink up!

• If you have one of our tree stands, we will install it for you at no charge every year.

• With just a phone call, you can arrange courteous delivery and set-up service to your home.

• You can even arrange pick-up of your tree after the holiday season.

• We will store your tree stand here for you until next year at no charge.

• We will happily tie your tree to your vehicle if you choose to take it home.

• We offer our Tree Care Guide, a Tree Disposal Bag, and Christmas Tree Preservative at no charge.

Come to Yamagami's for your perfect cut Christmas tree. Call us at (408) 252-3347 or come in today!

Holiday Goodies!

An assortment of chocolate-covered goodies has arrived in time for holiday parties, gifts and self-indulgence! Choose from Pumpkin Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels, and Sea Salt Crunch Caramel Corn (with a chocolate drizzle).

These chocolate treats are great companions for our current stock of caramels. Pick some up on your next visit and be warmly welcomed wherever you go with them!

Living Christmas Trees

If displaying a cut Christmas tree is not for you, consider a living tree.

Some living trees are really nice for a single season and then are best planted where they can grow happily. Other slower-growing types can live in containers for years.

Both Dwarf Alberta Spruce and Colorado Blue Spruce make good container plants and, with proper care, can be used indoors for several years.

Try one on your front porch, front doorstep or even on your deck to extend your festive decorations to the outdoors.

Dwarf Alberta Spruce (Picea glauca conica) are slow growing, perfectly cone-shaped trees. They are denser and softer than most other conifers and only grow to about 8 feet tall in 20 years. They are often used in formal landscapes because of their innate symmetry.

Dwarf Alberta Spruce

Colorado Blue Spruce have a more open, yet symmetrical form with stiff branches radiating out from the trunk. They have short, stiff needles with a silvery-bluish cast.

Eventually they get too large and heavy to move indoors, but for several years they can be very handsome.

Blue Spruce

Living Christmas Tree Care

Living Christmas Trees should be kept indoors for no more than two weeks. Water them well before bringing them in and keep their soil moist during their stay. We suggest using a large saucer under the pot and removing the excess water from the saucer with a turkey baster.

Indoors, they prefer a sunny, well-lit location. Avoid placing them by a heater, heater vent or fireplace. Use miniature lights and lightweight ornaments to avoid damage to the limbs.

After Christmas, they need to be gradually readjusted to life outdoors. Hose them off after removing the ornaments. Put them in a location with afternoon shade for a couple of weeks before moving them to a sunnier location. Keep them well watered, especially in the summer. If left in a container, be sure to give it a quarter turn monthly for even growth all around.

Go Natural Tree Paint

Protect young fruit trees, especially cherries, from the sun's UV rays. Sunburned trees suffer from impaired water flow and are very attractive to borers. Citrus and avocados also have a thin bark and should be protected. This used to mean painting the trunks white, which faded, cracked, and got dirty.

Now we offer Go Natural Tree Paint, made from the natural pigment of citrus, which adheres well and fades much more slowly than paint. It also looks much more natural. Pick some up today, as pruning season is nearly upon us.

Coming Events

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

Saturday, December 10th at 10 AM
Troubleshooting the Vegetable Garden, with Hannah Soriano.

Learn how to prevent, identify, and control pests and diseases with a focus on organic gardening practices. Class is FREE. Attendees will receive 20% OFF their purchases that day.

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. Attendees will receive 20% OFF their purchases that day.

Saturday, December 24th Yamagami's closes at 2 PM and remains closed Sunday, December 25th and Monday, December 26th.

We wish you all a Very Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 31st and Sunday, January 1st
Yamagami's is closed to celebrate the New Year.

Saturday, January 14th at 10 AM and Sunday, January 22nd at 11 AM
Winter Rose Care Class with Lorena Gorsche.

Learn about pruning, dormant sprays and general rose care with an emphasis on earth-friendly practices. Class is FREE so get here early to get a seat. Attendees will receive 20% OFF their purchases that day.

Sunday, January 15th at 11 AM,
Fairy Garden Class with Tammy MacKenzie.

$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 and makes a great gift! Space is limited. Call us at 408.252.3347 to register. Attendees will receive 20% OFF their purchases that day.

Saturday, January 21st at 10 AM and again at 2PM,
Winter Fruit Tree Care Class with Ed Laivo.

Ed has loads of experience to share in a lively and entertaining fashion. He'll go over pruning, dormant spraying and his specialty: Backyard Orchard Culture. Class is FREE, so get here early to get a seat. Attendees will receive 20% OFF their purchases that day.

Green Bean Fries

Here's a tasty and healthier (than fries) side for leftover turkey sandwiches. This recipe delivers on crunch and keeps the beans crisp, too!


  • 1/2 pounds fresh green beans
  • 1-2 cups seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola or olive oil (may use more depending on number of batches)

Step by Step:

  1. Pour flour into a plate, 2 eggs in another plate or bowl (lightly scramble), and breadcrumbs in another plate or bowl.
  2. Toss beans in flour, shake off excess.
  3. Dip into egg mixture to fully coat beans.
  4. Toss beans into breadcrumbs, completely covering.
  5. Over medium heat, cover bottom of frying pan with oil.
  6. Add breaded green beans and fry until lightly browned. Turn over after 1 to 2 minutes. Remove to a paper towel to drain. Salt to taste.
  7. Repeat step 6, wiping pan and using new oil for every batch.

Recipe from Botanical Interests Seeds


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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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