What a clever and easy idea. Mom's gone now and it would be a fun way to share her favorite Rose bushes with my Sibs. Grow Beautiful Rose Bushes from Trimmings with the Help of Potatoes (from Insanely Clever Gardening Tips Ideas")
Stones painted as strawberries when put around strawberry plants in the spring will keep birds from eating your ripened berries. Birds experience the stones first and will think the ripened berries are rocks.