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Edition 17.10 Yamagami's Garden Center March 9, 2017
Store Hours: 7 Days a Week, from 9 AM to 6 PM
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"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed."

~Francis Bacon

Landscape Design Program Revived!

Yamagami's is happy to announce that we are reviving our Landscape Consultation And Design Program. With a strong background in design, Hannah Soriano is our newest Landscape Consultant. She enjoys tailoring your garden to suit your needs and interests. To help her customize your plan, she provides a survey to specify what you want to achieve in your garden. One of her specialties is organic vegetable gardens, and she will be happy to design one into your existing garden.

Click here to see the survey.

For fees and description of services, click here.

Hannah Soriano

Izu Persimmon
Back In Stock!

If you’ve thought about growing your own Fuyu persimmons but can’t deal with a 20+ foot tall tree, Izu persimmon is the solution. It is eaten crunchy, is delicious, and is a dwarf tree. It tops out at 12 feet but can be kept closer to 10 feet tall with pruning. Growing it in a large container will dwarf it even further. We have a hard time keeping them in stock, so come in soon!

Izu Persimmon


Late winter is not the easiest time to find flowers in the garden. A new group of Wallflowers fills that gap of time and blooms right into summer providing much delight for our over-wintering hummingbirds. These wallflowers (Erysimum) are evergreen perennials growing about 2 feet tall and wide. They bloom over a long period and offer a sweet fragrance. Plant them around summer into fall bloomers so the hummingbirds have a year-round station in your garden. Now in stock:

Erysimum Winter Party Erysimum Apricot Twist Erysimum Winter Rouge

Plant Strawberries Now
For A Berry Sweet Summer!

Few taste treats rival that first bite into a sun-ripened, homegrown strawberry. Plant them now and feast this summer. All you really need is a sunny spot. You can grow them in the ground as borders or in a garden bed. We have seen some very creative examples of container-growing from hanging baskets to strawberry pots, from raised beds to vertical planters made from pallets or PVC pipes. Where there's a will, there's a way to grow strawberries! See our Strawberry Guide for variety and culture information.

Varieties currently in stock:
Ozark Beauty

An Easier Way To Garden:
Gronomic Raised Beds
And Elevated Beds

When digging in adobe soil, bending and kneeling discourage you from gardening; consider raised beds and elevated beds. Not only are they easier on your back, they provide perfect drainage for your plants. The elevated beds make deck, balcony, or rooftop growing productive and practical.

Gronomic beds are made in the USA. They are made of cedar, include a 5-year warranty, and do not require tools to assemble. Set them up, fill with organic G & B Raised Bed & Potting Mix, add plants and grow! Instant garden!

G&B Rraised Bed Mix Buy 3, Get 1 FREE

Harvest Supreme
Raised Bed & Potting Mix

Saturday and Sunday
3/11 and 3/12.

Coming Events

Saturday, March 11th at 10 AM
Organic Veggie Gardens From The
Ground Up!

Kerri Gardner and Hannah Soriano talk about organic fertilizers, soil amendments and plant choices. Class will include a tour of our veggie section (weather permitting).
Hannah will repeat the class on Saturday, March 18th at 11 AM.
Class is free and attendees will receive a one-time use coupon for 20% OFF their purchases that day.

Sunday, March 19th from 12 noon to 2 PM
A Celebration of Citrus!

Don't miss the Citrus Tasting hosted by Generation Growers. Citrus-based goodies will be sampled and recipes will be shared. Talk with the grower for tips and suggestions for citrus for your garden. Come taste winter's gold and discover new favorites!


April 5th - April 9th
San Francisco Flower & Garden Show

It's a fun experience for the whole family with innovative display gardens, free classes and a wonderland of garden shopping. Early tickets (through March 12th) are $17.50. Buy your tickets here, and avoid the line at the show. Bring your ticket back after the show (no matter where you purchased it) and receive $20 off a $50 or larger purchase until April 24th.

Steamed Mussels Over Pasta
With White Wine, Butter And
Garlic-Infused Sauce

What You'll Need:

  • Mussels (one dozen per person)
  • Angel Hair pasta (you can use fettuccini, linguini - any pasta you prefer)
  • 4 sticks unsalted butter
  • 4 large garlic cloves (not the bulbs, but the large pieces from the bulbs)
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • Fresh dill

Step by Step:

  • On the stove, bring a large pot of water (8 cups) to a boil; add the dill when water boils, along with the mussels. (Note: mussels need to be washed thoroughly before cooking, ensure they are scraped and rinsed well.)
  • Turn the heat to medium and allow to cook till all mussels have opened up.
  • Immediately remove from the stove and drain. IMPORTANT: REMOVE any and all mussels that will not open. Those should be thrown away.
  • In a large pot, bring to boil water for pasta. Cook according to directions.


  • In a small pot, add four sticks of unsalted butter, 1/2 cup white wine and four halved garlic cloves.
  • Allow to come to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and remove garlic if desired.
  • In a large bowl, add drained pasta and toss with the sauce. Serve on individual plates topped with a dozen mussels per serving!
Enjoy! Easy, delicious and fun to make!


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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