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Edition 17.29 Yamagami's Garden Center July 20, 2017
Store Hours: 7 Days a Week, from 9 AM to 6 PM

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"There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling."
~Mirabel Osler

Curry Leaf Plants

We have received a very limited quantity of young Curry Leaf (Murraya koenigii) plants in 1 gallon cans. The leaves are highly prized in Indian cooking. They are frequently used to flavor curries, especially those made with coconut milk. They are simmered in sauces or stews much the same way as bay leaves. They are attractive, relatively fast-growing plants. They are not only used for flavoring, but also in Ayruvedic medicine. They are best grown outdoors in containers so that they can be moved to a protected place or indoors during the winter.

Coneflowers and Gloriosa Daisies
For Happy Butterflies and Bees

Coneflowers (Echinacea) and Gloriosa Daisies (Rudbeckia) are in their glory now trough fall. Their prolific production of big bright flowers please pollinators as well as us! They are perfect for a water-wise garden and reliably bloom when spring bloomers start to fade out. Plant them in full sun and watch them go! We are pleased to offer several varieties of each.

Coneflowers in stock (left to right): Pink Double Delight,
Sundown Big Sky, Pow Wow Wild Berry and Pow Wow White

Gloriosa Daisies in stock (left to right): Little Suzy, Irish Eyes,
Goldsturm and Autumn Mix


Many herbs develop their flavors in the summer. Basils and mints need heat to fully develop their essential oils. It's a great time to plant for a fall harvest. Here are a couple of recently arrived, organically grown varieties to consider:

Holy Basil (Tulsi) is primarily used for its health benefits. It is said to boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, calm the digestive system, and regulate blood sugar. It also supports heart and liver health.

Wild Magic Basil has a uniquely fruity flavor and is also highly ornamental. It has purplish leaves with beautiful purple flowers on spikes. It will also entice hummers to your garden!

Apple Mint (wooly mint) is used in jellies, teas, and salads and to flavor cottage or cream cheese. It also makes an attractive groundcover in shady spots.

Orange Mint has a pleasing, citrusy fragrance and flavor. Use it in sauces and beverages. Plant it where it will get a little foot traffic to broadcast its wonderful fragrance.

This is just a sampling of our well-stocked herb section. Browse it regularly for treasures!

Goodies From Stonewall Kitchen

We are excited about the goodies from Stonewall Kitchens in Maine! We offer their specialty jams, mustards, and salsa.

Looking for a gift for a non-gardener? Stonewall's exciting recipes will delight any palate with their classics or their intriguing combinations.

For those who love the classics, Wild Maine Blueberry Jam is a treasure. For those with an adventurous palate, Pineapple Siracha Jam will inspire amazing dishes. For the mustard lovers we offer Traditional Pub Style Mustard and Maine Maple Champagne Mustard (see the recipe below).

Our delicious selections include:

Black Raspberry Jam
Raspberry Peach Champagne Jam
Wild Maine Blueberry Jam
Pineapple Siracha Jam
Red Pepper Jelly
Roasted Garlic Onion Jam
Peach Salsa
Pineapple Chipotle Salsa
Maine Maple Champagne Mustard
Traditional Pub Style Mustard
Wasabi Mustard

Assemble custom collections for friends and family. All of these taste treats will go well with summer barbecue favorites!

Coming Events

Saturday, August 5th, from 10 AM to 2 PM
Bearded Iris Rhizome Sale!

Find great prices on large, healthy rhizomes from members of the Clara B. Rees Iris Society.

Sunday, August 6th, 3 PM to 7 PM
Moonlight Sale Celebrating Our 69th Anniversary

Spin our wheel of fortune for a discount of 20% to 69% off your entire purchase! Are you feeling lucky?

Melt In Your Mouth Shrimp

What You'll Need:

  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 T. Stonewall Kitchen Maine Maple Champagne Mustard
  • 10 slices of bacon, cut in half
  • 20 large shrimp, peeled and deveined

Step by Step:

  • Mix maple syrup and Maine Maple Champagne Mustard in a bowl and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Place bacon on a rimmed baking sheet and bake 8-10 minutes, or until the bacon starts to crisp, but can still bend.
  • Cool until bacon can be handled.
  • Drain fat.
  • Cut each bacon slice in half.
  • Wrap each bacon slice around a shrimp.
  • Place shrimp on a rimmed baking sheet and cover each with a spoonful of the syrup/mustard sauce.
  • Broil on high and cook on both sides, until very crispy.
  • Remove to a platter and serve immediately.

Print Recipe

3 day forecast

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Soil Building Compost
Great for breaking up hard clay soils to improve drainage.

Since 1948, Yamagami's Garden Center 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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GBO Fruit Tree Fertilizer
Grow better tasting, more nutritious fruit, with more abundant crops.

New Native Planting Mix
G&B Organics
Native Planting Mix
is ideal for CA natives and other water-wise plants.

Vegetable fertilizer
Helps produce more abundant, better tasting and more nutritious vegetables.

Finally, the perfect soil for raised beds!

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.

Harvest Supreme
Improves a variety of soils for vegetable gardens or flower beds.