Last summer I spotted the yellow iris in the photo above. Imagine my delight when I leaned down to smell it, and the sweet scent of yellow cake baking in the oven greeted me. The cultivar is "Summer Olympics." I cannot claim that it is the same cultivar that grew near the barn, but the color is right and the fragrance just perfect. I purchased the Iris and brought it home to add to my butterfly garden. Today, this lovely blossom opened fully... and of course, I leaned down and took a long deep breath of her perfume.
"There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again."...Elizabeth Lawrence
photo by Aisling: 1) Summer Olympics Iris in the butterfly garden