My "Charlie Brown" rose (ya know, like the Charlie Brown Christmas tree?) is finally getting its day in the sun (literally and figuratively). While 2 of my 3 roses I bought together got great spots in the front of the house, the 3rd one I stuck in a pot and neglected in the back yard. The first year, it was pathetic. It had giant holes in the leaves, never bloomed, and was super stumpy. Last year I left it in the pot and at least moved it out front. But it was still a sad specimen.
Last fall I planted it in the front yard, and this spring I gave it a beautiful trellis (yay for garden sales). It has paid me back in spades.