After finishing a lecture at Janoski's Farm and Greenhouse this double rainbow appeared. It's been a long time since I'd seen one, and it was spectacular.
Sometimes a rainbow can be faint and hard to see against the sky. Everything fell into place for this one. The dark sky and low angle of the sun created some of nature's finest art.
Sonny Janoski drove me around the farm and we talked about what what growing, when it would be ready and compared planting notes. All the while the double rainbow chased us around the farm as it slowly faded away.
Inside the greenhouse I found some new and old treasures for the garden.
Salvia 'Oceana Blue' has flowers the color of the a clear summer sky. It gets about three feet tall, loves full sun and the blooms are stunning.
Sanvitalia is one of my favorite creeping plants. It's not seen much in the nursery trade. 'Sunbini' is another sun lover that hugs the ground and will spill over the front of a rock wall. Tiny yellow flowers with green centers are wonderful.
Last season was the first time I grew 'Gryphon' begonia. It's grown for it's mottled foliage. It's the perfect plant for the center of a big container. The leaves get giant, at least two feet across. Morning sun with afternoon shade is perfect for 'Gryphon.'
'Non-Stop Mocca Scarlet' begonia has been around for years and is favorite for shady containers in my garden.
Take a day and head out to a nursery or greenhouse you don't usually visit. Each one has their favorites and specialties. There's no better way to spend a day with friends.