Marianne took over the management of the family nursery in 2005.
What you see and experience at Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery today is the result of her not only honoring the legacy of her parents, but of her personal artistry, her talented staff, and her endless quest to provide her customers the widest selection of familiar, new, unusual and hard to find plants and gardening supplies.
Her dedication to the business is so consuming that on the rare occasion that she allows herself a few days off, it’s not relaxing on some beach, its attending and participating in horticultural conferences!
Miguel is the nursery’s Bonsai Master.
If there were ever a person who loved their profession it would be Miguel. As if creating and tending to over 2000 bonsai at the nursery were not enough, he has 500 more of his bonsai creations in his own back yard!
Taking care of that many bonsai requires not only expertise but the stamina of a marathon runner, which Miguel just happens to be. He has run marathons all over the world, including one on the Great Wall of China!
You will most often find Sabina around the colorful succulent and cactus arrangements that just happen to be the result of her skillful and creative artistry.
If you are thinking of creating your own succulent garden, you definitely should talk to Sabina first. She will help you with design concepts, plant selection and plant care. If you’re real nice, she might even do it all for you!
Liz is an all around gardening guru.
You will find her all over the nursery, answering questions, providing suggestions and helping customers assemble and complete plant and supply purchases tailor made to their needs and desires.
Liz won’t mince words about which plants will thrive in shade and which require hours of blazing sun, but she always does it with that big smile that you see here!
As you might guess from this photo, Michico is very shy about getting her picture taken!
The good news is that she is never shy about helping customers. In fact, she has been receiving personal compliments for excellent advice just about every day for over seven years!
She can always be found wearing that lovely gray hat, so don’t you be shy in asking for her helpful assistance.
All of our plants, flowers and trees would not be as healthy and happy as they are without the attentive care of Rudy.
You will no doubt see him going through his daily routines when you visit the nursery, and maybe you will have the chance to appreciate his quirky sense of humor. Because of the many other things he does, his contribution to the team is unmeasurable.
Would you like that big plant you just purchased planted in the beautiful pot you just selected? Isaid will have it done in no time!
Would you like that potted plant and your other purchases loaded in your car? Isaid will gladly assist you!
Isaid. Isaid. What would we do without you?!