A Valentine from the Rose Garden

Just in case you missed the rows of pink and red at all the grocery stores or heart-filled display windows I thought I’d make sure everyone knows that Valentine’s Day is next Sunday. Have you bought your sweetheart-mother-father-friend-etc that special something yet?

ValentineWebAdIf you’re looking for something simple, with local flavor, AND maybe it even helps out a local organization at the same time – look no further than the Friends of Guadalupe River’s Adopt-a-Rose program. Throughout the year this program allows you to adopt a rose bush for one year for $50. They also run two specials a year – Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.

For the Valentine’s Day adoption gift, you receive:

  • Gift Card
  • Small box of Schurra’s Chocolates
  • Cafe Too! Gourmet Cookie
  • Romantic Carousel Ride
  • Your personal message on a plaque for a full year on a rose of your choice at the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden

It’s quite a lovely idea for a gift, specially if you have any rose-lovers or fans of the Guadalupe Gardens in your gift-giving circle.

Be sure to check the FAQ for details; the Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day gifts are not tax deductible because you get gifts in return (the other items listed above, for example.) However, if you choose to adopt a rose throughout the year, that will be tax deductible.

1 Comment so far

  1. Kris (unregistered) on February 8th, 2010 @ 8:41 pm

    Greetings from Twitter and beyond!

    I’m blogging over at Sacramento Metblogs and I’m helping out with a wine tasting event in Palo Alto. It’s pairing wine with chocolate and it’s perfect for people who are planning their Valentine’s Dinners. (http://www.decantevents.com/cupids-divine-wines/).

    I’d love to offer San Jose Metblogs a guest blog entry/ticket giveaway for this tasty event on Thursday. Would you be interested in this?



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