Plants of the world on postage stamps

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Charithea

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« Reply #1140 on: November 20, 2020, 02:03:24 PM »
Hilary, regarding your posting 'Ricinus communis' a certain person should be receiving several bouquets of these. It has long been a custom here in Cyprus to send the plant to 'losers' of elections. Sadly this custom is slowly dying out.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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« Reply #1141 on: November 20, 2020, 05:30:28 PM »
The customs of elections or the customs of Ricinus bouquets?

Sorry about that. I am always looking for something to joke about

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Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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« Reply #1142 on: November 22, 2020, 07:24:15 AM »
Senecio lamarckianus, wood/antler of goat


A plant endemic to Mauritius and now very rare.
The stamp was issued by Mauritius in a four-stamp series named   PLANTS in 1999.

Senecio, but not this particular one, is mentioned in
MY FAVOURITE CAR-WASH by David Bracey.
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 66, October 2011.
See THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY website for photographs of the planting at this car-wash
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/66-carwash.html
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Hilary

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« Reply #1143 on: November 23, 2020, 07:34:34 AM »
Hibbertia scandens, Snake vine

A stamp issued by Australia in 1999 in a four-stamp series named FLOWERS

WHAT TO PLANT by Geoff Crowhurst in the MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 100, April 2020 might not mention this plant but it is set in Australia.

This issue of the journal and this article can be read or downloaded from
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY website
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal100.pdf
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Hilary

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« Reply #1144 on: November 24, 2020, 11:53:28 AM »
Prunus persica, J H HALE, Peach

 A stamp issued by Hungary in 1964
The series of eight stamps is named NATIONAL PEACHES EXHIBITION and features eight different kinds of peaches

There is no shortage of references to peaches in
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN

I decided on number 79, January 2015 for you to read
THOUGHTS ON GARDEN ASSUMPTIONS by Caroline Harbouri

I dont have a named photo of Prunus persica but I do have this photo which I took in Paris and have named pink blossom. Suggestions gratefully accepted 
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Hilary

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« Reply #1145 on: November 26, 2020, 07:58:31 AM »
Hibiscus mutabilis, Confederate rose, CAPRICE DES DAMES 

This stamp was issued with another 5 in 1966 by the Republique Federale Du Cameroun. The series is named FLOWERS

Alexander Seferiades in NOTES ON THE HISTORY OF THE NATIONAL GARDEN, ATHENS in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 98, October 2019, tells us that  this plant grows in the National Garden.

 I would love to see this plant as I have never knowingly seen it. Something to put on my what to do when the Covid-19 crisis is over 
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« Reply #1146 on: November 26, 2020, 12:11:29 PM »
Hilary, pity you can't hop over to Cyprus as our tree is in full bloom at the moment.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

Hilary

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« Reply #1147 on: November 26, 2020, 02:36:28 PM »
Beautiful flowers and beautiful photos
Thanks
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Hilary

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« Reply #1148 on: November 27, 2020, 09:08:00 AM »
Vaccinium uliginosum, Bog Bilberry

North Korea issued a series of six stamps named WILD FLOWERS in 1966.

I dont know how many of you had the joy of collecting bilberries on Simonside Hills near Rothbury but I can still remember the  taste, after so many years, in the tarts my mother made..
The plant depicted on this stamp is related to those Bilberries of Simonside.

Another relative, Vaccinium ovatum, Huckleberry is mentioned in    
WHAT IS CHAPARRAL?
BY Glenn Keator in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
Number 24, April 2001


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« Reply #1149 on: November 27, 2020, 10:08:22 AM »
I never knew Huckleberry was a plant - though the name is a bit of a giveaway, isn't it! For me it will always be a dog Younger readers may need to follow the link but I think some others will remember him.

https://www.bing.com/search?q=huckleberry+hound&cvid=592b7155477c49788da0469b2e5ad409&pglt=547&FORM=ANNTA1&PC=U531
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0C. Summer temperatures up to 40C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.

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John J

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« Reply #1150 on: November 27, 2020, 11:11:38 AM »
I remember Huckleberry Hound and, of course, Huckleberry Finn.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

Hilary

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« Reply #1151 on: November 27, 2020, 01:28:23 PM »
Well there's a thing. I have never heard of Huckleberry Hound
Was he on UK TV?
 
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« Reply #1152 on: November 27, 2020, 05:25:38 PM »
Well there's a thing. I have never heard of Huckleberry Hound
Was he on UK TV?
He was certainly part of my childhood in HK and Australia!
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« Reply #1153 on: November 28, 2020, 12:02:41 AM »
Hi Hilary,

Here is a challenge. Not much of one, knowing how extensive your stamp collection is, but it might give you an idea for your next post. Can you post a stamp of the Mediterranean plant which Huckleberry Hound was enamoured of?

PS I did a quick search and it seems you haven't mentioned this plant yet  ;)
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0C. Summer temperatures up to 40C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.

Hilary

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« Reply #1154 on: November 29, 2020, 07:53:32 AM »
David,
My son, A, found Huckleberry Hound in love with Desert Rose after he searched the Internet, but that is hardly a Mediterranean flower
I thought of Clementine But there doesn't appear to be a postage stamp depicting Clementines

My stamp collection is not extensive but every now and then I buy some flowery ones, it is amazing how many stamps you can buy for 10 to 15 Euros
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care