Plants of the world on postage stamps

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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1155 on: November 29, 2020, 07:57:57 AM »
For a stamp featuring Desert Rose go to page 7 in this thread
February 16th, 2017
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1156 on: November 29, 2020, 08:03:46 AM »
Ipomoea pes- capre, Beach morning glory

A stamp issued, together with another three, by Australia in 1999.
The series is named FLOWERS

The second issue of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN can now be accessed in digital form
You might find the article,  entitled AUSTRALIAN PLANTS by Jeff Irons, interesting

https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal2.pdf
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David Dickinson

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« Reply #1157 on: November 29, 2020, 12:42:03 PM »
Hi Hilary

I was thinking of his signature tune "Oh my darling Clementine". Here's a stamp you might want to seek out for your collection. https://www.stampcommunity.org/uploaded/KuoLC5310/20180731_Algeria2017fruit.JPG
I must admit, before my previous posting I thought I had better check that such a stamp existed and it took quite a while before I came across this one.

As always, thanks again for all the plants/flowers that you draw our attention to through this thread  :)
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0°C. Summer temperatures up to 40°C 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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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1158 on: November 29, 2020, 05:12:28 PM »
Thanks for finding a stamp with a clementine .
Now to take a photo of clementines
Obtain the stamp
Find a reference in TMG 
Put everything together after Twelfth Night
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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

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1159 on: November 30, 2020, 07:57:03 AM »
Orchis tridentata, Neotinea tridentata, Three-toothed orchid

A stamp issued by Gibraltar in 1977
 There are sixteen stamps in the series named NEW DAILY STAMPS

Neotinea tridentata
is mentioned in
EPIRUS - THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY TRIP MAY  2015
by John Joynes
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 82, October 2015
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John J

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1160 on: November 30, 2020, 10:10:42 AM »
Thanks for the reminder of that excellent trip, Hilary. Below is a photo of the orchid taken on it.
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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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1161 on: November 30, 2020, 12:30:44 PM »
Fantastic!
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1162 on: December 01, 2020, 07:18:38 AM »
Euphorbia pulcherrima, Poinsettia. FLOR DE PASCUA

This stamp was issued by El Salvador in 1960 in a series of four stamps all depicting the Poinsettia but with different coloured backgrounds

The photo was taken in January 2020 outside a coffee shop in Naupactus, Greece

Poinsettia is mentioned in three issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN 
Today I chose
GRAPES, OLIVES, PEACE AND TRANQUILLITY by Pamela Dunn
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN NUMBER 65, July 2011

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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1163 on: December 07, 2020, 07:40:18 AM »
Cocos nucifera, Coconut

A stamp issued by Tuvalu in a four-stamp series to celebrate Christmas.

The photo is from last year when I had fun pretending Corinth beach was a beach in the Pacific with a coconut washing up on the pebbles.

Cocos nucifera is mentioned several times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN

Today I chose number 68, April 2012 for you to read
THE PALM PEST III. GREECE:
AN INTERVIEW by Cali Doxiadis
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1164 on: December 15, 2020, 07:58:00 AM »
A Christmas scene from Lithuania

Lithuania issued this stamp with another very similar stamp to celebrate Christmas in 2003

The photo of the beautiful tall symmetrical Fir tree was taken in Epirus, Greece 
a few years ago.

To read about Epirus and imagine the landscape dotted with Fir trees read
A VISIT TO EPIRUS, NORTHERN GREECE by Jorun Tharaldsen
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 54, October 2008

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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1165 on: December 20, 2020, 09:32:35 AM »
 Metrosideros excelsa, Pohutukawa,

A stamp issued by New Zealand, together with another five, to celebrate Christmas in 1997

The stamp depicts the tree Metrosideros excelsa and Rangihoua Bay “the site of the first Christian mission in New Zealand”

This tree is mentioned in TRESCO ABBEY GARDEN by Jan Flanigan
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 67, January 2012
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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

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1166 on: December 23, 2020, 08:09:10 AM »
Finland issued this stamp together with another two to celebrate Christmas in 1999

Last Christmas David Dickinson, a contributor to this Forum. kindly sent me photos of a robin helping him in his garden in Rome

Robins are mentioned in AN ODE TO THE JOY OF A GARDEN
By Patricia Manessi- Green
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 97, July 2019
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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

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1167 on: December 30, 2020, 08:29:01 AM »
NORFOLK ISLAND
CHRISTMAS 1968
 I tried to make a wreath out of some of the photos I have of Hibiscus. I should have learned how to colour the background and how to post the result here.
However all is not lost I can post a few photos of Hibiscus flowers .

To read about Hibiscus plants in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN go to issue number 38, October 2004 and read
 THE QUEEN OF THE TROPICS by Irmtraud Gotsis
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Charithea

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1168 on: December 30, 2020, 12:44:04 PM »
Thank you Hilary. You brightened up the day. All of the hibiscuses are beautiful.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1169 on: January 08, 2021, 08:59:27 AM »
Colocasia esculenta, a synonym being Colocasia antiquorum
 Kolokasi, Taro, Eddo yams

This stamp was issued by ΚΥΠΡΟΣ, KIBRIS, CYPRUS IN 2020
The EUROMED theme was GASTRONOMY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

The stamp depicts the huge leaves of the Colocasia esculenta plant and a typical meal of Cyprus, Κολοκάσι γιαχνιστό με χοιρινό, Taro stew with pork

The photo showing all sorts of exotic vegetables was taken in a market in Vienna several years ago

Colocasia esculenta is mentioned in several issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
I chose number 83, January 2016 because there is also a link showing photos which feature the Kolokasi
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2015,
ISCHIA: THE MAIN PROGRAMME
 By Edith Haeuser

http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/83-agm.html

The stamps were kindly sent to me by Mr. and Mrs. J Joynes of Cyprus affixed to the envelope of a Christmas card

Post from Cyprus is always accompanied  by a refugee stamp this one from 2019
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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