Iris is a genus of 260–300 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. 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.
I took the following photos during the week.
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
3 Plateau Rd, Te Marua, Upper Hutt
Yvonne the shopkeeper in front of her quilt for this year.
I am doing hers!
Next stop was way north at
77 Main St, Pahiatua
My friend and the shop keeper in front of the quilt from
The Crafty Pear(the black one)
The last shop was
50a Queens St, Masterton
My friend is going to do Quilters Lane’s quilt
Each of the five shops prepared a basket as the lucky dip for this year.
This is Quilters Lane’s basket.
I came across this old mail box while on my Shop Hop.
For more info on
The weekend in Black & White visit the following link