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Edition 17.19 Yamagami's Garden Center May 11, 2017
Store Hours: 7 Days a Week, from 9 AM to 6 PM
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"You know you are a hard-core gardener if you deadhead flowers in other people's gardens."
~Sue Careless

Happy Mother's Day

Just Arrived:
English (David Austin) Roses!

We have just received a fresh crop of roses, plus some English Roses (AKA David Austin Roses). These Austin hybrids combine the old-fashioned roses' cupped and quartered forms and rich fragrance with the more modern repeat-flowering habit for the best of both types. They tend to sell out quickly, so come in to see them for yourself. The following is but a sample of what has arrived:

Golden Celebration is an award-winning beauty with golden yellow, cupped flowers with a sweet and fruity fragrance. It is an excellent garden plant and is also ideal for containers.

Mary Rose has soft, loose-petalled, rose-pink flowers with a delicious scent. It is described as old rose with honey and almond. Mary Rose is a dependable bloomer and vigorous.

William Shakespeare has velvety crimson, quartered flowers with a deep old rose fragrance. Its blossoms age to a rich purple color. The bush is upright, tidy, and a prolific bloomer.

Winchester Cathedral has lovely white, loose-petalled blossoms with an enticing honey-almond fragrance. The bush is upright, tidy, and a prolific bloomer.

Whether you prefer English roses or modern hybrids, if you want a rose garden, come in while the selection is good. Follow our FREE Rose Planting Guide for guaranteed success.

Mother's Day Special: All roses in plastic pots are 20% OFF Saturday and Sunday, May 13th and 14th. Close out on roses still in paper pots: 40% OFF!

Great Gift Ideas

Looking for something special for a mom who isn't a gardener? Yamagami's offers a great selection of gifts from practical to lovely home décor.

A sun hat is so useful for protection whenever she is outside.

Faux Phalaenopsis Orchids add their exotic beauty to any room without making any demands on mom's time or energy.

Handmade and hand-painted glass plates and frames offer rich colors to the décor.

These are just a few of the many gifts that may be perfect for the mom in your life.

What's New In Veggies

Ruben, our veggie buyer, is always on the lookout for tasty new varieties to offer. Many times this is in response to customer requests. This week he is excited about an improved Cubanelle pepper and a couple of tender eggplants. Now that the season is heating up, it's the perfect time for planting them.

Biscayne Hybrid Pepper is an improved Cubanelle pepper. It has thicker walls, is quicker to mature, is more prolific and is sweeter than its parents.

Gretel Eggplant bears large crops of long white fruit that are best harvested when 3" to 4" long. They have very tender skins, few seeds, and no trace of bitterness.

Neon Eggplant is a flavorful heirloom variety with pinkish-purple skin. It has a teardrop shape with creamy, bitter-free flesh.

Browse our veggie section regularly and discover new varieties every time!


May's Soil Special!

G & B Potting Soil: Buy 3, get 1 FREE! This all-organic potting soil is ideal for fruit, veggie and flower container gardens.

Coming Events

Sunday, May 14th is Mother's Day!

Say it with roses. All roses (including English roses) will be 20% off 5/13 and 5/14. Spend some time with mom and stroll through our gardens together. If roses aren't right for Mom, she's sure to find something else.

Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th - from 10 AM to 2 PM both days :
Chrysanthemum Starter Plant Sale

Purchase starts for florist-type mums started from society members' own collections. Society members will be present and happy to answer all your questions.

Saturday, June 10th from 10 AM to 2 PM:
Fuchsia Show and Sale!

Come see some beautiful Fuchsia blossoms on display and purchase starter plants to benefit the Fuchsia Society. Learn how to grow your own.

Orange Cake with Orange Frosting

What You'll Need:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cup flour (sift with baking powder)
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • Zest from 1 orange

Step by Step:

  • Cream butter and sugar.
  • Add beaten eggs, grated orange rind (zest).
  • Beat in orange juice and flour which has been sifted with the baking powder.
  • Bake in 9 x 9 pan at 350 for 30 min. Cool cake.
  • Cream butter, beat in sugar gradually with juice and zest.
  • Spread over cake.
Recipe courtesy of Four Winds Growers


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Potting Soil
G&B Organics Potting Soil is the perfect container mix. It drains well, yet retains just the right amount of moisture around tender roots.

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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