I don't know if it's just me but plants seem to grow much, much bigger than their supposed size.
Take these for example:
The bushes in the foreground are one of the savories... winter or summer savory, I can't remember which. The tag on these lovely little bushes said "grows 1 1/2 - 2 feet high". Those bushes now stand 5 feet tall and growing.
|Almond Verbena flower.|
The bush in the back is an Almond Verbena (incredible scent). That guy was supposed to grow 6 feet tall and 6 feet wide. We're at 8 or 8.5 feet so far.
So I'm wondering... is it me or do other people have this experience?
I was reading one of Susan Wittig Albert's herb mysteries and she mentions that Lemon Grass is a 3 foot plant. What?! All of my lemon grasses grew 7 feet tall before an unusually cold winter did them in.
In other growth around the place:
|Goldenrod... soon to bloom.|
|Cooking pears. Found this tree on the property when we moved hear. Fruit trees are always a nice surprise!|