This beautiful white Bearded Iris popped open a few days ago in my garden. It has the most heavenly smell--somewhere between raindrops and raspberries and the cologne your first true crush wore.
It has pushed out two huge flowers and has one bud left to open up. Irises are supposed to bloom in spring; what on Earth is this thing doing, putting on a show in mid-August?
It is one of a handful of iris bulbs I planted back in the fall of 2011.
I don't know why it chooses to bloom this time of year, but it blossomed last year in August, too.
Blooming in August is obviously what it wants to do. So, bloom on, beautiful, sweet-smelling thing. Bloom on!