O.K. Can somebody explain...
I kinda understand that when you get seeds that have been harvested from someone's garden they MIGHT not be quite what you expect. Cross pollination and all that stuff I missed in Biology 101. Sometimes it's charming. Sometimes it is cool.
But there are other things I can't explain. Like...how come I have zinnias as tall as I am (5'8") and celosia about that tall (I expected it to be about the same size as the red ones - whoops) -
...and cannas that are (we measured) approaching 9 feet tall!
My tithonia is higher than my head. Both of my vitex have grown about 3 feet just this summer. I have cosmos that are almost 5 feet tall...
And THIS is my Yvonne's Salvia!
WHAT HAPPENED? I started amending that bed last summer! It is FULL of horse manure and fertilized garden soil - that rested and worked for months. It has worms in it!!! (That is a minor miracle around here.) I've watered and fertilized on a regular schedule. WHAT does this plant want?
See...it's not that ALL my plants are stunted. Some grow WAY bigger than planned. I'm so confused.