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Edition 19.11 Yamagami's Garden Center March 14, 2019
Store Hours: 7 Days a Week, from 9 AM to 6 PM
Featured Quote

Featured Quote:

March came in that winter like the meekest and mildest of lambs, bringing days that were crisp and golden and tingling, each followed by a frosty pink twilight which gradually lost itself in an elfland of moonshine.

~ L.M. Montgomery

Our Picks This Month

Shrubs and Color -


A classic shade garden plant, Rhododendrons have long been prized by home gardeners for their glossy foliage and showy blooms. These beauties inspire such ardent devotion, there are even botanical societies devoted to them!

One look at a Rhody in full-bloom, and you'll be a convert, too ...

  • 'Pink Treasure' - Huge trusses of stunning pink, pendulous flowers on compact, upright branches with dark green leaves that turn shades of red in the fall.
  • 'Jean Marie de Montague' -Deep green foliage and compact growth habit covers itself with a profusion of bright scarlet flowers.
  • 'Ramapo' - Compact plant with small, dusty blue, glossy leaves and clusters of small, single, pinkish-lavender flowers.


In Greek mythology, Daphne was the daughter of a river god whose father changed her into a tree to escape the attentions of the god Apollo.

These semi-evergreen shrubs are every bit as bewitching as their namesake.

Their intoxicating, aromatic flowers elevate any garden to mythological heights...

  • 'Leucanthe' - Neat, handsome shrub with fragrant, pinkish-white flowers that appear in nosegay clusters at the end of branches.
  • 'Hackenberry Group' - Long wands of rich lavender, scentless flowers on a low-maintenance 3-4 ft. shrub.


'Hackenberry Group'


Don't let the common name "wallflower" fool you; these showy biennials are the belle of any ball!

Not only are they beautiful, but their blooms are popular with pollinators of all kinds. Plant them and watch your garden fill with birds, bees, and butterflies...

  • 'Winter Orchid' - Individual stems are covered by clusters of narrow, deep green leaves and beautiful purple and red flowers.
  • 'Winter Joy' - Beautiful and fragrant sorbet-colored flowers appear in early spring and are carried in dense clusters just above the foliage.
  • 'Winter Light' -A compact bushy variety with showy, sweetly fragrant yellow flowers borne on short spikes.

The weather may still be cool, but these eye-popping little flowers are hot! Cineraria come in high-impact colors of blue, magenta, bicolor, and more -many with contrasting rings around a dark eye or center. The Senetti varieties are unique in their re-blooming ability, treating you to wave after wave of color from early spring until summer.

  • 'Senetti Blue Bicolor' -Blue and white contrasting rings around a dark eye.
  • Senetti Magenta Bicolor' - Magenta and white whorls around a dark center.
  • 'Senetti Ruby Red' - Solid, deep wine-red petals with dark centers.
  • 'Senetti Blue Bicolor' -Blue and white contrasting rings around a dark eye.
  • Senetti Magenta Bicolor' - Magenta and white whorls around a dark center.
  • 'Senetti Ruby Red' - Solid, deep wine-red petals with dark centers.

Citrus -

It's citrus season! Here are a few of our favorites from among the many varieties currently at the nursery...

  • 'Midknight Valencia' Orange - Evergreen tree with a vigorous, shrubby habit. Blossoms are white and intensely fragrant. Fruit is seedless, sweet-tart, low-acid, and very juicy.
  • 'Pink Lemonade' Lemon - Fragrant variegated foliage is tinged with pink when new, maturing to green with ivory moranges.jpgargins. Fruit has light-pink flesh, few seeds, and very acidic, pale-pink juice.
  • 'Mexican' Lime - The standard bartender's lime! Will turn yellow when ripe but is usually used when green. Very aromatic.

Houseplants -


**PRICE DROP ALERT** We've lowered the prices on our Tillandsias! Come check out our newly-expanded selection, then get yourself two... or three... or four... At $4.99 each, you don't have to limit yourself to just one!

Split-Leaf Philodendron

Back by popular request, we now have Split-Leaf Philodendrons in easy-to-commit starter sizes! Don't worry if the plants don't have their signature split leaves when you look at them; those develop as the plant matures. Grab one of these elegant beauties while they're still here!

Elephant Ears bulbs

Want to get away? Invite sultry drama and visions of Hawaiian getaways into your own home with an Elephant Ear plant. We have bulbs of several stunning varieties, so whatever your tropical dreamland looks like, you can re-create it for yourself!

  • 'Hilo Beauty' - Heart-shaped leaves are marked with various shades of green in a camouflage pattern.
  • 'Diamond Head' - Fittingly named after the volcanic cone on the Hawaiian island of Oahu; both the cone and plant are black and lustrous.
  • 'Mojito' - Green leaves possess dark speckled patterns, splotches, and streaks that vary from leaf to leaf, so no two ever look quite the same.


Fill your home with the luck o' the Irish! The potted shamrock plant (Oxalis regnellii) often reaches no more than 6 inches. Clover-shaped leaves fold up at night and open when light returns. Their delicate flowers resemble tiny fairy bells, blooming off and on during fall, winter and spring.

Bring the magic home today!

  • Green - Olive green, triangle-shaped leaves topped with pure white flowers.
  • Purple - Dark purple to velvet black, triangle-shaped leaves with pale pink flowers.

Make Space For Citrus!

This St. Patrick's Day, take a break from cabbage and wake up your taste buds with citrus!

Our annual citrus tasting includes more than 20 different varieties of mouthwatering citrus fruit, plus citrus-based goodies of all kinds. Come snack on old favorites, and discover new ones!

Joining us are our expert suppliers (and friends!) from Generation Growers. Generation has been growing in California since 1956, and they really know their stuff! Be sure to say hi, and get some tips and suggestions.

The fun takes place Sunday, March 17th. Make an afternoon of it, and bring the whole family to the nursery anytime from 12pm - 2pm. Sample some treats, score some recipes, and pick out a citrus tree for your own garden!

Smart Citrus Tips

  • Good drainage is essential for all citrus varieties. QUICK TEST: Dig a hole that is 1 cubic foot, fill it with water, and let it drain. Fill it a second time, and if it takes more than an hour to drain, you have a problem with that location. Add an amendment like GBO Soil Building Conditioner, or consider planting in a large container or raised bed.
  • When planting your new tree, dig your hole twice the size of the existing pot and fill around the roots firmly with well amended soil.
  • Water your new tree once a week until it begins to show new growth. Once your trees are established, deep-water once every 10 days to two weeks. If you find yellowing leaves or splitting on the skin of the fruit, you're likely overwatering.
  • Fertilize your citrus in April, July, and September with GBO Citrus and Fruit Tree Fertilizer.
  • At Yamagami's, we carry organic products to address common citrus pests like white flies, scale, and leaf miner. If you're not sure what is wrong, simply clip an infected leaf from your tree, place it in a sealed plastic bag, and bring it in to get advice from a Garden Pro.
  • Unless you're concerned about the shape, citrus trees don't need pruning. Unlike many plants, aggressive pruning won't produce more fruit and can actually harm your tree.

Garnish Your Garden

Don't stop with plants! Our Garden Gift Room has those extra touches that make a garden really stand out. Among the unique items currently in stock:
  • Zen Statuettes
  • Tabletop Garden Gnomes
  • Tabletop Garden Angels
  • Pet Parent Signs
  • Quotable Stepping Stones
  • Teacup Bird Feeders
  • And so much more!
Take your garden game to the next level. Come browse our Gift Room today!

Time For Talavera

During the last few days of winter, inject some vibrant color into your garden!

Famous for its dazzling hues, Talavera pottery has a colorful heritage to boot. It originated with the Moors in Spain, and later immigrated to Mexico with Spanish artisans of the Colonial period. The artisans were inspired by Mexico's native floral and animal motifs, and Talavera became what it is today: a multi-cultural treasure with a distinctly Mexican flare.

At Yamagami's, we have a wide variety of Talavera pottery in stock. Feast your eyes on everything from pots to garden sculptures like lizards and frogs. With its rich colors and ornate patterns, this pottery is a California garden must-have!

Coming Events

Sunday, March 17th from noon to 2 PM | Citrus-Tasting Event | FREE!
Try before you buy! Taste 20+ different varieties of citrus, then decide which ones will be right for your edible landscape. Treats made with citrus will be available, too!

March 23rd at 11 AM | Veggie-Planting Class | FREE!
Join one of our Nursery Pros for tips & tricks on getting the most out of your vegetable garden.

Garden Center Scrapbook

Everything's coming up flowers! Here's a peek at what's blooming around the nursery this month...well - except for Tigger, who's napping in a half-barrel...

3 day forecast

3 day forecast


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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Rose & Flower fert
Use for roses and flowers for the best blooms possible.

Native Planting Mix
Ideal for CA natives and other water-wise plants.

Acid Planting Mix
Made especially for acid-loving, shade-dwelling plants.

Potting Soil
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.

Finally, the perfect soil for raised beds!

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

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

Eden Vally
G&B Organics Eden Valley Blend Potting Soil with BiocharMax™. BiocharMax™ is a soft-wood biochar that provides soil, plant and environmental benefits.

Planting Mix
Great for in-ground projects including planting, amending, mulching or seed cover.