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The Harvest Home Issue Yamagami's Garden Center September 24, 2019
Store Hours: 7 Days a Week, from 9 AM to 6 PM
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Featured Quote:

"We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer's wreckage. We will welcome summer's ghost."

~ Henry Rollins

Our Picks This Month

This fall, take advantage of California's "second spring" and get planting! Has the hot summer weather inspired you to heat-proof your yard? If so, now is the perfect time to fill your garden with hardy California native plants. They'll dig in their roots over the winter, then be ready to go come spring.

California Natives: Grasses

Transform your landscape with native grasses! These eye-catching, water-wise beauties aren't your grandmother's Muhly Grass. Visit us to see just how stunning native grasses can be!

'Little Bunny' Dwarf Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny')

This compact ornamental grass has fluffy blooms that look just like bunny tails!

Whether you're trying to add interest to containers or texture to rock gardens, borders, or perennial beds, this is one plant you'll want to hop, hop, hop to the nursery for!

'Karley Rose' Oriental Fountain Grass (Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose')

Add drama to your landscape with this gorgeous Fountain Grass.

Graceful, rosy-purple flower spikes all but glow when they catch the sun, and the tufted mound of deep green, arching foliage offers plenty to look at throughout the winter months.

'Adagio' Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio')

A dwarf plant with hundreds of airy plumes that start out pink and fade to white, 'Adagio' also boasts showstopping silvery-green foliage that becomes a magnificent autumnal kaleidoscope of orange, gold, and burgundy.

This plant is incredible in mass plantings or mixed into perennial borders.

Order Your Bareroot Orchard Now!

We are now taking special orders for bareroot fruit trees, arriving in spring. Stop by the nursery for a Special Order Fruit Tree (SOFT) order packet, and make sure you get the backyard orchard you've always wanted! Order cutoff date is October 27th.

It's Pumpkin Season, Charlie Brown!

Our pumpkin patch is officially open! Take a page out of Charlie Brown's book and visit us to look for your very own Great Pumpkin- we're positive ours will be the sincerest patch in town...

All I Want For Christmas Is A Tree From Yamagami's!

This year, pre-order your best Christmas tree ever from Yamagami's Garden Center!

Pre-order by mid November, and we'll give you 10% off your tree. Noble and Douglas firs will both be available, so you can deck your halls in style!

Coming Events

Thursday, September 26 - Sunday, September 29 | Annual Fall Sale

Fall means it's time for our annual Fall Sale! Stop by the nursery during this 4-day sale and take home the plants you've been craving all summer long at prices that make it easy to indulge.

11 AM | Saturday, October 5 and Saturday, October 12 | Fall/Winter Veggie Class

Join Yamagami's landscape designer Hannah Soriano for this can't-miss class on soil preparation, what to plant for the coming cool season, fertilizing how-to's, and more! Attendees of the class will receive a 20% off store coupon, valid that day only.

11 AM, Saturday, October 19 |
Not Your Average Mum Talk

Join us for a talk from the Bay Area Chrysanthemum Society about basic cultivation, types of mums and tips on how to preserve the heirloom varieties your grandmother grew and loved. Bring your questions!

11 AM | Saturday, October 26 | California Natives Class

Yamagami's landscape designer Hannah Soriano hosts this fascinating and enlightening class on California native plants: how to plant them, how to care for them, and why you'll love them! Attendees of the class will receive a 20% off store coupon, valid that day only.

Garden Center Scrapbook

We've got a great selection of plants for your home and garden: Blooming plants, foliage plants, houseplants, bedding plants, succulents - came and take a look!

Featured Recipe
Pumpkin Baked Ziti with Sage Sausage

The evenings are just cool enough now for comfort food, and this dish is comfort in a skillet. Fill your home with the smells of autumn: sausage, sage, and pumpkin. Hello, fall!

Serves 8


  • 1 pound ziti or rigatoni noodles, cooked al dente
  • 1 pound sage sausage (or substitute sweet Italian)
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 sage leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

Cast iron skillet


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Brown the sausage in a skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium high heat until the fat is rendered and the sausage is no longer pink. Transfer to a bowl and reserve.
  3. In the same skillet, add the onion, garlic, and bay leaf. Cook until the onion is translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the sage leaves, red pepper flakes, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt / pepper to taste. Cook one more minute.
  4. Add the wine and cook until reduced by half. The heat should remain to medium high. Add the stock and stir in the pumpkin puree. Mix until everything is incorporated. The pumpkin will thicken the sauce.
  5. Stir in the sausage and transfer to a large bowl with the pasta. Mix until combined.
  6. Transfer back to your cast iron skillet (or a baking dish) and top with Parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake for 25-35 minutes until bubbly.

Serving Suggestions:

- Garnish with fried sage
- Perfect Pairing: a nice glass of white wine, preferably the one you used in the cooking

Recipe from Vodka and Biscuits blog

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Finally, the perfect soil for raised beds!

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

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