Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps

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Hilary

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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #75 on: March 31, 2021, 06:28:36 AM »
Carduelis chloris, European greenfinch, Φλώρος

Greece issued a series of five stamps featuring
SONGBIRDS OF THE GREEK COUNTRYSIDE in 2014

A greenfinch and its morning chorus is mentioned in
STARTING FROM SCRATCH IN SPAIN…
By Judith Barclay
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 10, Autumn 1997
MGS member
Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #76 on: April 14, 2021, 05:52:11 AM »
Luscinia megaryhynchos, Cinnamon – coloured nightingale, Αηδόνι

Greece issued a series of five stamps featuring
SONGBIRDS OF THE GREEK COUNTRYSIDE in 2014

The Nightingale is mentioned in many issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN. I chose number 83, January 2016 for you to read
GOING NATIVE by Melissa Hamilton

MGS member
Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #77 on: April 21, 2021, 07:48:24 AM »
Carduelis cannabina, Small - bodied common linnet, Φανέτο

Greece issued a series of five stamps featuring
SONGBIRDS OF THE GREEK COUNTRYSIDE in 2014

Not finding too many references to songbirds in Greece in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN I was happy enough just to find birds referred to at all
A ZAKYNTHOS GARDEN:
NEW ARRIVALS
By Christina Riganeli
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 25, July 2001

MGS member
Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care