I bought the Missus a dozen roses at the grocery store about a week or so ago. They lasted the week and the Missus decided that dead roses in a vase looked a little macabre so she went to move them to the plant recycling barrel (we are very green here at Grouch estates) when she discovered that a couple of the rose stalks had new growth on them! She trimmed them off, popped them into a cup and here they are several days since. They seem to be thriving in a cup of tap water. Now we've taken on an obligation to nurture this unexpected life and coax them to live and thrive. I guess soon we'll see if they grow roots and if they do into a pot of dirt they will go!