An old favorite pass-along plant, this Chrysanthemum has been part of my garden(s) for more years than I can remember. Found the first flowers just starting to open today, bringing sweet memories of the person who shared it with me. The flowers are small and grow from a woody stem.
A transplanted Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) began blooming several weeks ago bringing a fresh greenery and fresh blooms to the fall garden and attracting insects.
Gracing its flower was (I think) a Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus).
Soon a bee moved in to join the party.
The bee and the butterfly shared this flower for only a second or two before the bee settled down on a nearby flower.