The Climber Rosa ‘Don Juan’ was bought at Christmas tree Shop for $3, one of those discount roses in a bag. It was planted at the outside of the fence near the far right end of the front of the BBB garden in May 2003. It had a tough time getting going as it was at the mercy of the lawnmower when it was still very small. I finally tied a scarf to it and put a small plastic white fence around it in 2005. Although the bush was healthy and grew, the first time a rose ever bloomed on it was in 2007. By the end of August it had bloomed again with more buds, and was continuing to grow. One cane was as tall as the 4-ft fence. In 2008 it came back with a vengeance and just flourished. It is a beautiful deep crimson, with a sweet sweet fragrance.
This planting is in the Butterfly - Bee - Bird garden.
Purchased from Christmas Tree Shop (Dartmouth)
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