As the saying goes, "the frost was on the pumpkin" this morning. There was a sea of white on house tops and lawns, and the edges of plants and leaves had a pretty fringe on them.
A really nice plant that just starts to open the first part of October in my gardens is Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate', commonly known as chocolate boneset.
Other plants in this family are E. maculatum (Joe pye weed) and the species rugosum or white snakeroot. White snakeroot flowers from August - September while the chocolate with dark bronze-purple stems blooms later.
A closeup of the flowers shows they resemble annual ageratum. The plant grows to about 3 feet tall and is at home is moist to average soil.
I'm linking with Tootsie for Fertilizer Friday, come flaunt your flowers too!