I almost wasn't going to post a Saturday Snapshot today because I didn't really have anything new and exciting. But then I decided I'd share some more pictures of flowers -- including another late-blooming clematis that decided to make its appearance this week (the color of this one is much more vibrant).
First up, however, is one of the dianthus that I have had a lot of luck with this year -- probably because I have been pretty good about dead-heading them. They are thriving even in the unbelievable heat we've had in Georgia recently:
And here are a couple of pictures of the clematis. The first was taken not long after it opened, as you'll notice the petals still curling some.
And you might also notice there happen to be another 2-3 buds nearby, so it looks like I could be enjoying a few more late bloomers this summer, assuming the heat doesn't do them in! This rich violet color is what most of the flowers looked like this year, much more vibrant than the last couple of years' blooms had been. This is the third season we've had the clematis and it seems to really be settled in and flourishing now!
As always, you can click on the pictures to enlarge them.
Happy Saturday everyone!!