After getting the thornless Apache blackberry bush for a mere $2 last fall at Lowes, I never got it in the ground before winter. I was worried with the harsh winter it would have died. However, I put it in the shed and it's been growing like crazy so far this spring. So finally I planted it along our side fence. It should get plenty of sun and some shade. Hopefully it will produce some nice blackberries this year or next year!