Trust me, when you’re from Chicago, seeing plants this large outside is amazing. I’ve seen things like this in Florida, even Vegas and it’s such a treat. by the time our wee plants get going it’s winter again. I remember someone visiting from Florida and looking at my plants asking me what was wrong with them? I had just planted them, that’s what was wrong with them. Again, we can’t plant until after May 15th and even then we could get another nighttime frost. We have a short growing season, to say the least. Well, actually, some weeds grow no matter what so there is that.