Last year I bought a potted mini rose. When it started doing poorly on the windowsill, I decided to let it try its luck outdoors. It turned out to be two plants and they both took off. Here's one last year:
As you can see, it's up against a shed. This is southern Ontario and the front faces south. Between those things, I was hoping it would survive the winter. I also built up the soil around it to shield the roots a little more, but I don't really know what I'm doing in this department.
But the sad result this spring can be seen in this gallery.
Just before I dig them up and put something else there — maybe full roses, since one has done well a few metres away — are they as hopeless as they look or can I revive them?