Some roses are red, violet isn't the same color as blue, and giving a bag of sugar to a sweetheart is a delicious, yet unromantic taboo. Skip the tummy aches and send a sweet, sweet signal and with today's Groupon to Roses of Yesterday and Today in Watsonville. Established in the 1930s, Roses of Yesterday and Today offers more than 230 varieties of old, rare, unusual, and modern roses. Some varieties date back to medieval times, such as the Rosa Gallica Officinalis—the “Red Rose of Lancaster” carried during England’s Wars of the Roses—and the Ambridge Rose—an apricot-pink variety said to be one of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite roses for her bedside table. By planting today's Groupon in the pocket, rose perusers can pick-up any one of the many varieties grown and stocked at the shop or, if desired or required, fill out an online order form. The garden is open year-round, seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Associated Content featured Roses of Yesterday and Today's garden.
- Some 240 varieties of roses can be found at this unique rose garden — some very old, and some more recent. Most are unusual and hard to find, and include sought-after heirloom varieties such as bourbons, damasks, albas and gallicas, renowned for their fragrance and hardiness. There are also more recent roses, like hybrid teas, that are hard to find at typical nurseries but continue to be sought after by rose fanciers. – Kathryn McKenzie Nichols, Associated Content