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Edition 18.02 Yamagami's Garden Center January 11, 2018
Store Hours: 7 Days a Week, from 9 AM to 5 PM

Featured Quote:

"I am writing in the garden. To write as one should of a garden one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but in the garden."
~ Frances Hodgson Burnett

Happy New Year To You
And Your Garden!

HannahIf your garden needs an overhaul or even just a tune-up, now is the time to start planning. Yamagami's can help you develop the garden you've always wanted. For an overhaul or starting from scratch, we offer a Design and Consultation Service featuring an on-site visit and completion of a questionnaire to ensure that our design matches your needs. Hannah Soriano, our designer, has an excellent eye as well as extensive plant knowledge.

For small spots, we offer quick (1 hour maximum) consultations in the nursery with one of our Nursery Pros. We ask that you bring photos and/or sketches of the area in question. Please be prepared to answer questions about the sun exposure and slope of the land. We want to tailor our recommendations to you and your garden.

For more information on services and fees, click here. Contact Hannah by email at with questions or to set up an appointment. Let 2018 be a year of rebirth for your garden this spring by planning now!

Treasures From
Annie's Annuals!

Our first shipment of the year is arriving from one of our favorite growers, Annie's Annuals. Annie's plants are not your typical bedding plants bred to bloom in six-packs or 4" pots.

Generally, when you see her plants in glorious bloom, it is too late to start growing them.

Her selection includes CA native plants, shrubs, vines, and exotic plants in addition to old-fashioned favorites.

Our first shipment includes Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila) varieties, California Poppies (Eschscholzia) in different colors, and an assortment of Sweet Peas.

As winter passes, our Annie's collection will continue to grow. Check out our Annie's selection on every visit for some real plant treasures. Below are a few fragrant sweet pea varieties from Annie:

Baby Blue Eyes

California Poppies

Annie B Gilroy, an heirloom variety, has vibrant pink flowers with a heavenly fragrance. It is heat-tolerant, so it will not be stopped with our erratic weather changes.

She grows 6 to 8' tall with strong stems and makes a good cut flower.

Annie B Gilroy

Bix has exceptionally fragrant, double white blossoms. Bix's strong stems, softly ruffled flowers, and heady fragrance make it a great cut flower.


Nimbus offers very unusual coloring, almost black and white. It is amazingly fragrant and makes a great bouquet.


What's New From
Renee's Garden Seed

How lucky we are to have a local (Santa Cruz Mountains) seed supplier of such high quality seed. Renee test grows everything and chooses the best performing and most delicious varieties from all over the world. Her seeds are all non-GMO, and many are organically grown. Look for old-fashioned flowers, heirloom vegetables, and international gourmet specialties.

This is the ideal time to begin planning your warm season garden. February is a good time to start planting seed for spring planting. Here are a few new varieties to consider for your summer harvests:

Tasmanian Chocolate Tomato offers delicious, mahogany-red fruit on a compact plant. It bears heavy crops. It is an excellent candidate for container growing or for small space gardening.

Rainbow Trio Long-Keeping Onions is a mix of three different colored, high-yielding, and long-keeping varieties. They include: brilliant red Cherry Mountain, golden-bronze Saffron F1 Grano types, and silvery Diamond Swan F1. All three germinate quickly and produce heavy early crops of big, crunchy, delicious onions.

Tibetan Lhasa Peppers are fragrant, fiery, flavorful chiles. In Tibet they are made into a spicy sauce or paste used in many dishes. Plants bear heavy crops of peppers that quickly mature from green to rich deep red, and keep producing for a long season of harvesting.

Coming Events

Saturday, Jan. 13th at 11 AM and Sunday, Jan. 28th at 11 AM
Winter Rose Care
with Lorena Gorsche.
Class covers pruning, disease and pest prevention, and general care. Also covered - Hydrangea pruning! Class is FREE, plus each participant will receive a coupon for 20% off their purchases that day.

Sunday, Jan. 14th at 11 AM and Saturday, Feb. 10th at 11 AM.
Winter Fruit Tree
Care with Kerri Kemp Gardner.
Learn about pruning,dormant spraying and general fruit tree care. FREE, plus each partici- pant receives a coupon for 20% off their purchases that day.

Saturday, Jan. 20th at 11 AM:
Japanese Maple Pruning and Care
with Roger van Klaveren of Generation Growers.

Learn about these beauties and get answers to your questions. Class is FREE, plus each participant will receive a coupon for 20% off their purchases that day.

Saturday, Jan. 27th at 11 AM and Sunday, Feb 4th at 11 AM:
Winter Garden Pruning/Clean-up
with Susan Hayden.

Learn tips and techniques. Class is FREE, plus each participant will receive a coupon for 20% off their purchases that day.

Wednesday, Feb. 14th is Valentine's Day!
Show someone you care with plants that keep blooming and/or fruiting! Promise and deliver a Rose Garden!

Saturday, February 16th
We are entering the Year of the Dog! We have a great selection of Kumquats and other Citrus for your celebration. We also have a good supply of festive blooming plants.

Sat., Feb. 17th at 11 AM
All About Mason Bees with a guest speaker from Orcon (Organic Control), suppliers of beneficial insects. Mason Bees are tiny, non-stinging, solitary bees that are very effective pollinators. Discover how beneficial insects can help your garden! Class is FREE, plus each participant will receive a coupon for 20% off their purchases that day.

Sunday, March 18th from 12 noon to 2 PM
Celebration of Citrus
featuring a Citrus Tasting! Citrus-based goodies will also be served. Talk with the grower for tips and suggestions for citrus in your garden. Come taste winter's gold and discover a new Citrus favorite.

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Rose Planting Mix
Especially formulated for all varieties of roses, flowers and blooming shrubs

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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Cupertino, CA 95014

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9 am to 5 pm

GBO Fruit Tree Fertilizer
Grow better tasting, more nutritious fruit, with more abundant crops.

Acid Planting Mix
Great for Azaleas, Camellias, Rhododendrons, Gardenias, Hydrangeas, Citrus, Blueberries, Conifers, Ferns, Dogwoods and Maples.

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

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

Finally, the perfect soil for raised beds!

Potting Soil
The perfect container mix. It drains well, yet retains just the right amount of moisture around tender roots.

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