I'm sorry to hear of your loss.* Often with roses it's difficult to say which type they are, as there are so many.* From this site:
With all that said, yours is probably a hybrid.* When you say it has "about 7-10 buds", I'm wondering if they are flower buds or leaf buds.* If they are flower buds then this is probably a grandiflora rose. You don't say where you live so it would be difficult to say if it's hardy where you live.* Most roses grown for the floral trade are grown in very warm areas such as California or South America, yet they don't do well as houseplants.*
Hybrid Tea Roses
- Many are fragrant and produce one semi-double or double blossom to a stem all summer long.
- as the name suggests, it has many flowers in clusters or sprays. Plants tend to be hardy, low growing and produce single or semi-double flowers. They are the most versatile of roses, as they can be used as a hedge, mass planted, specimen or an edging.
- The rose "Queen Elizabeth", was the reason for creating this class. It is a hardy cross between a Floribunda and Hybrid Tea, has a long stem for cutting and produces clusters of blooms throughout the summer. They are best placed at the back of the border because they are the tallest of the modern roses.
Since it's in a flowerpot you could try planting the pot in the flower garden.* You don't say how large the pot is, but a gallon size is best and you will need to wait until the pot nearly fills with roots to give it a better chance of survival. If it's in a small pot, wait until it's nearly rootbound and then replant in a larger pot.* Moving up to a pot about 2" larger is best.* Then slowly get the plant used to the sun by setting it out in the shade for a few days next month when the weather cools a bit.* After it's gotten used to the shade outdoors, move it into the sun for a couple of hours each day until it can spend most of the day in sun.* This whole process should take about 2 weeks. Now you can plant it outdoors.* Sink the pot into the ground up to the rim.* Water and mulch well.* In the spring, before bud break, dig up the pot and plant the rose.
If it doesn't survive don't be disappointed.* I've not heard of many people having success doing this.
When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.