Mine are just going into their second year but they got to about three feet already. They grow amazingly fast. Can’t wait to see your giants! They must be spectacular, dripping with blossoms.
Have you recorded the evolution of your place over the years in photos? I think I speak for a lot of your readers when I say I’d love to see what your place looked like in the beginning and how it has transformed. Maybe your next book? It would be very inspirational to those of us who are still in our gardening infancy (waa, waa!)