I live in zone 7 and my front yard has very clay soil.
I planted two symetric beds along the sidewalk in to my front steps. On each side of the walk I planted the same plants, at the same time. The plants on the east side of the walk are much larger than the plants on the west.
We have many large trees on the property so this could easily be a light issue. My question is what to do about it. Basically one bed makes the other look bad because it is so big and full. And to me it is even more pronounced because there are identical plants.