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Edition 16.49 Yamagami's Garden Center December 8, 2016
Store Hours: 7 Days a Week, from 9 AM to 5 PM
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"Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall."
~Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas


12 Days of Yamagami's Christmas Deals!

Join us in counting down to the big day with a series of exciting offers.

Monday, 12/12: 30% OFF any Camellias

Tuesday, 12/13: 30% OFF any Houseplants and Poinsettias

Wednesday, 12/14: 30% OFF any Citrus and sub-tropical fruit

Thursday, 12/15: 30% OFF any Garden Gear - Hats, Gloves, and Shoes

Friday, 12/16 30% OFF any Giftware including Fairy Garden Furnishings

Saturday, 12/17 30% OFF any Succulents and Cacti

Sunday, 12/18 30% OFF Pottery, Statuary, and Fountains

Monday, 12/19: 30% OFF any Garden Tools

Tuesday, 12/20: 30% OFF any Windchimes

Wednesday, 12/21: 20% OFF any Soils and Mulches

Thursday, 12/22: 30% OFF Fruit Trees (except sub-tropicals) in stock

Friday, 12/23: 40% OFF Your entire purchase!

Yamagami's is closed Saturday, December 24th through Monday, December 26th, re-opening Tuesday, December 27th at 9 AM.


Fresh Off The Truck:
Orchard Starters

Want a backyard orchard and would rather start with young, trainable, easily planted trees, vines and bushes? Here’s your chance with a large selection of edibles in liner pots at starter prices.

Our liner pot tree selections include apples, figs, mulberries, olives, pears, plums, pomegranates, and prunes. These trees are great candidates for grafting or budding, training as espaliers, and for hedgerow plantings. Consult our Backyard Orchard Culture Guide for planting ideas.

In addition to 8 varieties of blueberries, we offer blackberries, huckleberries, raspberries, olallieberries, and goji berries. These starter-size berries are great for planting a harvestable wall with "cane" berries and borders with blueberries, huckleberries, and goji berries.

For your arbors or gazebos, we offer seven table grape varieties and kiwis (male and female). These are large, vigorous vines that need sturdy support. The shade they cast is welcome in the summer and, oh, the decadence of reaching up to pluck a bunch of ripe grapes while lounging beneath.

Come see our selection of starter-size edibles and start the orchard that will feed your family for years to come.

Kale 'Dazzling Blue'

Oh, it dazzles all right - with silvery blue-green, "savoyed" foliage and bright pinky-purple midribs. Wow! Dazzling Blue is a lacinato kale (Tuscan heirloom) with delicious flavor. It is exceptionally frost-hardy and actually gets its best color in frosty weather.

Dazzling Blue is a prime candidate to use as an edible ornamental to mix with flowering plants. Growing 2 to 3 feet tall and wide, Dazzling Blue makes a big splash of color wherever it is planted, Give this showy plant a place where it can be seen and admired!

New Tunnel Row Cover!

Floating row covers offer protection for vegetables from insects and cold in the winter garden. Pests like leaf miners on chard, cabbage loopers on greens and aphids are not able to wreak their usual havoc. When you install row cover by the sheet or roll, you need to set it up to allow extra space for growth. RowGro™ 9 ft. Grow Tunnel Cover is constructed to allow for growth, for much easier installation.

RowGro™ 9 ft. Grow Tunnel Cover Benefits

• Create the perfect environment for an extended growing season

• Zippered, easy-access panels at each end allow venting on extremely hot days and easier routine watering

• Filter the sun's harmful rays to prevent burning or drying

• Protect from insects and severe weather conditions, including frost and freezing rain

• Still allow for air, filtered sun, and rain to gently penetrate to plants

• Accordion out, with metal hoops sewn in, for quick and easy setup

For more info on pest prevention and control in your organic vegetable garden, attend our FREE class on December 10th. See Coming Events for details.

Coming Events

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.

Monday, December 12th our 12 Days of Christmas Celebration starts with 30% OFF all Camellias. Look for daily specials on Facebook or our website until December 23rd.

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.

Ginger & Spice Biscotti

These delicious biscotti are crispy and fragrant, with warm flavors of ginger, orange, and nuts. Perfect with cappuccino or tea as a midmorning or afternoon break. They freeze well too. Make them ahead to give as much-appreciated gifts or serve to drop-in guests.


  • 2 1/4 cups unbleached flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses
  • l tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
  • l tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger, divided
  • l cup coarsely chopped toasted almonds
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Step by Step:

Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease a 15 x 17-inch cookie sheet or jelly roll pan.

Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and ground spices and set aside. In a large bowl, beat together the oil, the 1/2 cup of granulated and 1/2 cup of brown sugars, egg, molasses, orange zest, and grated fresh ginger, mixing until thoroughly combined. Mix in the dry ingredients, then stir in 1/4 cup of the crystallized ginger and the chopped almonds, combining well.

Prepare Ginger Topping: In a food processor, combine the other 1/4 cup of chopped crystallized ginger with the 1/4 cup additional granulated sugar. Process until the ginger and sugar are well combined.

Divide the dough into 3 portions, forming each into a log about 2 inches wide and 10 inches long. Sprinkle each log with the topping mixture. Arrange logs about 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet. Flatten to 3/4-inch thickness. Bake for about 25 minutes. Logs will flatten out a bit during baking. When they are firm to the touch, remove from oven. Cool for 10 minutes, then place on a cutting board. Cut the logs diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Arrange cut sides down in pan. (Slices can touch.)

Reduce oven temperature to 300F. Return the cut biscotti to the oven. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes longer - until they have dried and are crisp. Place slices on a rack to cool.

Note: As an alternative to the second baking, turn off the oven after the initial baking. Slice and arrange the biscotti on the pan. Return the pan to the oven and leave biscotti there overnight. They will crisp up without watching them.

Makes about 3 1/2 dozen

Recipe courtesy of Renee's Garden Seeds. Find more great garden-inspired recipes in Renee's 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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