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 #1215 on: February 22, 2021, 08:06:40 AM »
Phylica arborea, Island Tree

A stamp issued by Tristan da Cunha in 1972. There are 10 stamps in the series which is named FLOWERS

Phylica is mentioned once in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN in
THE STORY OF STORMS RIVER HOMESTEAD,
 A WOODLAND GARDEN IN SOUTH AFRICA by Anda Wayland

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 59, January 2010

There are some photos of the garden if you follow this link

http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/59-safrica.html
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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 #1216 on: February 23, 2021, 09:06:27 AM »
Grevillea mucronulata, Green Spider Flower

This stamp was issued by Australia in 2007 in a four-stamp series named
WILD FLOWERS.

The Green Spider Flower is a subshrub native to New South Wales, Australia
Although this particular plant is not mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN there are many articles about Australia for me to choose from

What could be better than reading  PROPAGATING AUSTRALIAN PLANTS
by Jeff Irons in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 2 , Autumn 1995

This article about Australian plants and the whole journal can be read for free if you follow this link
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal2.pdf
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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 #1217 on: February 24, 2021, 07:58:54 AM »
Ammophila sabulosa and Calystegia soldanella
Red-banded sand wasp and Beach Morning Glory

A stamp issued by Alderney in 1997 in a three-stamp series named
FAUNA AND FLORA 

I donít seem to have a photo of either the flower or the insect

Calystegia sabulosa is mentioned in
WINDBREAK HEDGES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN: PART 1
By Piero Caneti
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 21, July 2000

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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 #1218 on: February 28, 2021, 07:59:28 AM »
Phebalium whitei

A stamp issued by Australia in 2007 in a four-stamp series named WILDFLOWERS

This plant, which is found in South East Queensland, is mentioned in
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 37, July 2004 in
GEELONG BOTANIC GARDENS by Jayne Salmon
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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 #1219 on: March 01, 2021, 09:19:23 AM »
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Kiribati issued a seven-stamp series in 1979 named LOCAL MOTIVES

The photo was taken somewhere in Corinth in November 2011

I scanned some pages from the NOUVEAU LAROUSSE ILLUSTRE and thought to share number 41, Hibiscus, on the page named FLEURS

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is mentioned in
 MANAGING MEDITERRANEANGARDENING CHALLENGES
 by
Clodagh and Dick Handscombe
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 55, January 2009
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John J

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1220 on: March 02, 2021, 11:06:27 AM »
Our Hibiscus are beginning to flower, as well as the red we have some nice white and pink coming out.
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 #1221 on: March 02, 2021, 05:03:34 PM »
Blue flower

This stamp was issued by Germany on the occasion of
THE INTERNATIONAL GARDEN EXHIBITION, ROSTOCK 2003
The designers of the stamp are
Karin Blume- Zander and Andre Zander

By coincidence an article about the Greek participation in this exhibition is in
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 47, January 2007
A GREEK GARDEN FOR GREECE

By A. T. Paraskevopoulou Gibbons
See  THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY website for photographs of the Aegean Garden

http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/47-rostock.html
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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

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1222 on: March 03, 2021, 09:32:31 AM »
Falco tinnunculus, Common Kestrel

This stamp was issued by Malta in 2001 in a series of 16 stamps named
BIRDS OF MALTA

Kestrels are mentioned in a couple of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN I chose number 23 January 2001 for you to read
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING,
PALERMO, SICILY
By Yvette Varvaressou
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1223 on: March 04, 2021, 09:00:30 AM »
Castanea sativa, Sweet Chestnut

A stamp issued by Albania in 1965 in a six-stamp series named FRUITS

The photos are from 2010 when we went to the Chestnut Festival at Arna, Lakonia.

Castanea sativa is mentioned in several issues of
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
I chose number 49, July 2007 for you to read

 A PIECE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN IN THE SERRA DE SINTRA
By Christine de Roo
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Charithea

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1224 on: March 04, 2021, 05:18:16 PM »
Hillary,  Sweet Chestunt trees are so beautiful. We can only see them if we go near the area  where the Mufflons are.  Thank you for the photos.
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 #1225 on: March 05, 2021, 09:07:46 AM »
You had me rushing to the encyclopedia to find out what a Mufflon was
More on that later

Also the photos of your Hibiscus flowers which John posted a couple of days ago are lovely
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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

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1226 on: March 05, 2021, 09:09:54 AM »
Prunus Cerasus. Sour cherry

Albania issued a series of Six stamps in 1969 named
TREES AND FLOWERS
The Sour Cherry tree features on one of them.

 Although Sour Cherries can be bought here in Greece and then made into a liqueur, I donít seem to have a photo of them. After writing this I discovered photos on my computer of a Sour cherry tree for sale in a local nursery it was in blossom at the time and luckily for me accompanied by a label

 Sour Cherries are mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 49, July 2007 in
 A MAGICAL GARDEN IN MITHIMNA, LESBOS by Carol P. Christ
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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

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1227 on: March 05, 2021, 10:05:10 AM »
Ovis gmelini ophion, Cyprus Mouflon

This animal features on many stamps issued by Cyprus but I don't seem to have any in my old stamp collection
However, all is not lost,  We have the series of Euro coins for Cyprus  and the Mouflon is on all the three  coins of cents
Here is a fuzzy photo of the 5 cent coin
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John J

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1228 on: March 05, 2021, 04:49:47 PM »
The implication was that Sweet chestnut trees only grow in the cooler areas of the island, ie at higher altitudes in the mountains. These forested areas are where the Mouflon are to be found too.
The Mouflon features a lot in Cyprus. The now defunct Cyprus Airways had a stylized Mouflon as its logo for instance.
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)

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Charithea

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1229 on: March 06, 2021, 04:29:32 PM »
I apologise for not being specific but I believed that everybody knew what Muflons were. By they way they are sheep not goats although they are sure footed just like them.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2021, 04:55:32 PM by Charithea »
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.