What to do with unwanted bands?
Hard to believe but true... I bought far too many bands in the last year, somewhat deliberately so that I could see which plants I loved the most and how often they bloomed and their growth habit and color and all that. I've narrowed down my favorites, but there are at least 6 of them now in 5-gallon pots that I just don't think I'll put in my yard. My husband keeps giving me a hard time about the little pot village growing in my patio.
What do you do with unwanted roses? Do you sell them? Give them away? Toss them in the trash?
Since these are antique roses I almost feel like it would be a crime to toss them. I don't want to deal with shipping them to complete strangers. My kid's school won't take them. And none of my friends actually "garden."
Part of me is wondering if I should donate them to one of the Bay Area rose gardens but then I think, they probably have enough as it is.
Any ideas? I'm in the East Bay.