Flower power! Irisises

Irises

Iris is a genus of 260–300[1][2] species of flowering plants with showy flowers. It takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, referring to the wide variety of flower colors found among the many species.[3] As well as being the scientific name, iris is also very widely used as a common name for all Iris species, though some plants called thus belong to other closely related genera. A common name for some species is ‘flags’, while the plants of the subgenus Scorpiris are widely known as ‘junos‘, particularly in horticulture. It is a popular garden flower.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iris_(plant)

I took the following photos during the week.

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Shop Hop Thursday!

Last Thursday my friend and I completed our shop hop for 2013!

We had a real good time visiting the shops.

This year was the third time my friend and I participated .

We started off at ten from

Sawmillers Quiltery

3 Plateau Rd, Te Marua, Upper Hutt

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Yvonne the shopkeeper in front of her quilt for this year.

I am doing hers!

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Next stop was way north at

Crafty Pear

77 Main St, Pahiatua

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My friend and the shop keeper in front of the quilt from

The Crafty Pear(the black one)

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The last shop was

Quilters Lane

50a Queens St, Masterton

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My friend is going to do Quilters Lane’s quilt

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Each of the five shops prepared a basket as the lucky dip for this year.

This is Quilters Lane’s basket.

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