>I prepared the soil and planted the Don Juan climber. The soil here is Alabama Clay and needs to be amended prior to planting most things. This rose has a little black spot, some spent blooms, but has some healthy shoots and some new growth. I planted this along the back fence line, hoping it will eventually cover the fence with blooms.
I used composted manure in my planting mix and also place manure on all other roses as an added bonus! Watered all as well.