My mom hates roses...she's kind of allergic to them. So now if we get her flowers or anything, it's more along the lines of a rose BUSH, not just roses. They don't seem to bother her if they are outside. I don't want to rain on your parade here, but my grandpa never got my grandma roses...he said roses were for dead ppl! lol I mean if I got roses from someone, I'd be happy that it was actually flowers of some kind. My dad has only gotten my mom maybe like 2 or 3 bouquets of flowers, one was a rose bouquet for sure, but I don't know about the other two, and they have been married for 28 yrs in August. So I don't really associate flowers with anything. If someone was gonna get me flowers, I'd say get me a plant instead. That way, it lasts longer, and I can really have it forever! lol Just my opinion!