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Edition 17.12 Yamagami's Garden Center March 23, 2017
Store Hours: 7 Days a Week, from 9 AM to 6 PM
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"I appreciate the misunderstanding I have had with Nature over my perennial border. I think it is a flower garden; she thinks it is a meadow lacking grass, and tries to correct the error."
~Sara Stein, My Weeds, 1988

Plant A Cherry
Blossom Festival!

Celebrate spring at home by planting a flowering cherry tree. Yamagami's offers several varieties that will produce clouds of blossoms for viewing. It's hard to choose one, because they are all so beautiful!

Akebono Flowering Cherry, (Prunus x yedoensis 'Akebono' - AKA 'Daybreak'),
is one of the varieties seen in Washington, D. C. at the National Cherry Blossom Festival. It produces clouds of pale pink blossoms. It grows to a round-headed tree, 20 to 25 feet tall.

Akebono Flowering Cherry

Kwanzan Flowering Cherry, (Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan'), puts on a spectacular show of large, rich pink, double blossoms that resemble ballerina tutus. The upright tree grows 20 to 25 feet tall, with a vase shape.

Kwanzan Flowering Cherry

Mount Fuji Flowering Cherry, (Prunus x shirotae 'Mount Fuji') produces large, single to semi-double, fragrant white flowers. It has horizontal branches and grows into a flat-headed tree about 20 to 25 feet tall.

Mt. Fuji Flowering Cherry

A Passion For Passionfruit!

Our first shipment of Passionfruit (Passiflora edulis) has arrived! These flashy, fast-growing vines quickly cover a wall or arbor with lush foliage, hummingbird and butterfly attracting flowers and tasty fruit. The taste and scent of Lilikoi (Passionfruit) is down right intoxicating.

Plant them on a western or southern facing wall for maximum heat and frost protection. Passionfruit are self-harvesting and drop when ripe. Allow them to set out until they become wrinkled for best flavor. Use a soft groundcover or mulch underneath the vines so the fruit doesn't crack when it falls.

Currently we offer Passiflora edulis 'Nancy Garrison', one of the hardiest Passionfruits, and one of the easiest to grow. Her flowers and dark purple fruit are considerably larger than other Passiflora edulis varieties.

Korean Hot Pepper Seeds

Trust Kitazawa Seeds to offer the best Asian specialty seeds. That is why we are delighted to distribute them. Their seed is tested in the Bay Area, so they do well here. These hot peppers are from Korea and not often available.

Lady Choi is delicious fresh or dried. Dried, it is one of the ingredients in the classic pepper blend, gochukaru. It is served when green with a soybean paste or pickled whole in a soy brine. It is spicy but flavorful.

Lady Hermit is an heirloom pepper from South Korea, where it is widely used. It is prolific and has a long harvest season. It makes an excellent spicy dried pepper.

Monterey Lawn & Garden
Honeybee Attractant

If you are not getting the fruit production you want from your garden, here is a tool that can change that. Help your fruit trees and veggie gardens produce bountiful harvests by enticing honeybees to come pollinate away!

The Honeybee Attractant contains a honeybee pheromone to invite bees to your flowering plants for increased pollination and harvest. Each package contains 3 lures.

Coming Events

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. 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 $10 off a $40 or larger purchase until April 24th.

Sunday, April 16th
Easter Sunday Special!

After shopping, pick out an Easter Egg at the cashier's and get a 20% to 50% discount (listed in the egg) off your entire purchase. Do you feel lucky?

Yamagami's closes at 2 PM.

Fresh Garden Cole Slaw

For those love cole slaw but not the mayonnaise.

What You'll Need:

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar for a lighter and less sweet taste)
  • 1 freshly squeezed orange
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Freshly ground black pepper (season to taste)
  • Salt (season to taste)
  • 1 head of cabbage, shredded
  • 4 carrots, peeled and shredded
  • 1 stalk of celery, diced
  • 1 sweet red onion, diced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved


  • In a mixing bowl whisk together olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, orange juice and water.
  • Set aside, covered, in the refrigerator.
  • Toss together cabbage, carrots, celery and onion.
  • After thoroughly tossed together, add dressing from the refrigerator.
  • Make certain all is coated, then gently blend in the tomato halves.
  • Cover bowl and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.


Raised Bed and Potting Mix Soil Building Compost Harvest Supreme

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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