The recent frost caused the periwinkles that had grown even thicker and taller since this mid-September pic, to look as if the tops had been scalded with hot water.
As I began to pull some, other pretties emerged to view. The bulbine on the end has grown, blossoms were already peeking out through the periwinkles, but the growth of the aloe-kin leaves were a surprise. When the periwinkles were gone from the front side, society garlic is visible, mingling with more lavender lantana than had been visible before, a late treat for lingering butterflies.
More Sweet William appeared and some Bath's pinks that had been shaded underneath all that growth. Nicotiana that survived being cut back in spring is starting to bloom again.