roses from Valentine basket
In another thread I asked about mold on Valentine roses. I separated the plants in the basket and washed the roses in soapy water. They were quite root bound and water was not penetrating a portion of the soil. I got three tropicals and 8 roses. There is still a bloom on one and the scent is lovely.
Now all I have to do is keep the roses alive for 2 months until I can put them outside. I expect I'll have to wash them in soapy water at least once if not twice a week.