I do love to garden. I am not an expert but get great enjoyment out of watching something materialize from virtually nothing. NO ONE told me that things grow huge in the south and plant labels lie! I bought a 2" potted eucalyptus as a specimen plant and placed it near the garage. We just had to cut down this 14 FOOT tall monster that was at least 6' wide. I never would have placed it as I did if I had known. It was either cut it down or import several koalas!
In the back of our house I planted shade loving hostas...12 of them and they have become enormous. The exterminator said "Cut them back"...apparently it is a good bug haven being so close to the house. So after 2 years of trimming and becoming annoyed at having to care for a care free plant, out they came! Actually 9 are out and the bed is semi-ready for me to plant something small and petite that won't engulf the house. They have been placed at the edge of the woods where they'll only bump into each other!
And then there's the lantana which was in a 3" pot and...see for yourself!
Oh, and no, I do not feed them super doses of plant food. I guess the conditions are right but after all this destruction and upheaval, my back isn't!