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Miscellaneous / Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Last post by Charithea on Today at 10:16:16 AM »
Hilary as soon as I read your post regarding an article written about Salvias I went straight to the book case and got the book out and re read it. I am familiar with most of the Salvias mentioned and have tried to grow them from seeds or bought them from abroad with little success. My biggest failure being Salvia canariensis, Salvia aethiopis and Salvia argentea  all three plants expired the first summer here. From seeds S.  pomifera, ringers, glutinosa, fulgens and a few others struggled to germinate and if they did they died. Salvia sclarea is still fighting.  When I read the first paragraph on page 21 and I quote "throughout , I've directed my comments towards Winter hardiness rather than towards capacity to withstand sumerdrought and high temperatures because I assume that, given their places of origin, few if any of these plants will be discombobulated by two or three dry months of temperatures in the 90s or above."end of quote .Obviously since the article was written approx. 1995 by somebody not living in the Med there was room for error. I can not grow Salvia willeana that is native to Cyprus because it dislikes the 100+ F  degrees of our garden. It grows abundantly on the Troodos hills. However I do have great success with  Salvia microphylla ...
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Well done David.  Persistence does work. I love the contrast of yellow and blue. 
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Miscellaneous / Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Last post by Hilary on Today at 08:05:00 AM »
Citrus sinensis, Orange tree

The U.K. issued a series of ten stamps in 2012 named
BRITAINS OF DISTINCTION
This stamp features a design by Mary ‘May’ Morris 1862-19381
I lifted the following information from the Internet

“Mary ‘May’ Morris
Textile artist and designer celebrated for her embroidery;
daughter of the artist and thinker William Morris.
The image shows Orange Tree, designed and embroidered by May Morris”

The photo is from an orchard in Ancient Corinth

Oranges are mentioned in many issues of the journal,
I chose THE 2011 AGM-
THE VISIT TO MENORCA  by Sally Beale
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
number 67, January 2012 
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Well done Fermi, that is a particularly lovely soft colour😊
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Miscellaneous / Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Last post by John J on Today at 04:31:55 AM »
Hilary, that's only a fraction of what we have. My wife has become a salvia fanatic!
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Miscellaneous / Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Last post by Hilary on April 22, 2021, 02:13:02 PM »
What a great collection!
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Bulbs (including other geophytes with corms, tubers, rhizomes etc) / Re: Nerine
« Last post by Fermi on April 22, 2021, 01:59:39 PM »
Nerine 'Ariel seedling #2' was raised in 1999 and probably from a cross with Nerine rosea.
I'm calling it 'Riversdale Red' because we lived on Riversdale Road when I raised it!
cheers
fermi
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Bulbs (including other geophytes with corms, tubers, rhizomes etc) / Re: Nerine
« Last post by Fermi on April 22, 2021, 01:47:10 PM »
Nerine 'Ariel' is doing much better this year,
cheers
fermi
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Miscellaneous / Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Last post by John J on April 22, 2021, 01:18:25 PM »
Hilary, your post provides an excuse to display a few of our salvias that are in flower now. I only hope that I have all the names correct!
Salvia eigii.
S. 'Amistad'.
S. candelabrum.
S. 'Indigo Spires'.
S. 'Dancing Dolls'.
S. 'Hot Lips'.
S. splendens.
S. microphyla 'San Carlos Festival'.
S. farinaceae.
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Miscellaneous / Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Last post by Hilary on April 22, 2021, 07:52:22 AM »
Salvia officinalis, Sage

A stamp issued by the USA in 2011 in a series of five stamps named HERBS 

Salvia officinalis is mentioned in
INSPIRED BY BETH CHATTO’S GARDEN
By Caroline Harbouri
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 2, Autumn 1995
This journal is available as a free download
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal2.pdf

And since we are on the subject of salvias go to
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 3 Winter 1995/6
and read
 A SELECTION OF SALVIAS:
STRONG IN THE SUN….
By Tim Longville
Journal number 3 is also available as a few download

https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal3.pdf

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