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 #1230 on: March 07, 2021, 08:25:57 AM »
Phlox sp.
A stamp issued by Germany in 2017

Phlox in general is mentioned in
THE LOST WORLD OF THE VILLA LOU SUEIL
By Kathryn Bradley-Hole
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 42, October 2005

See THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY website for photographs relating to this article

http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/42-lou-seuil.html
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1231 on: March 08, 2021, 07:52:30 AM »
Acalypha godseffiana synonymy for Acalypha wilkesiana

A stamp issued by Kiribati in 1981 in a four-stamp   series named FLOWERS

I was amazed to find a photo of this plant in my archives taken in the year 2000 at the hotel we stayed in on the shores of Galilee

Acalypha wilkesiana is mentioned in
THE 2006 AGM IN LANGUEDOC by   Alisdair Aird
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 47, January 2007
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« Reply #1232 on: March 09, 2021, 08:35:55 AM »
Hyacinthoides non scripta, Hasenglockchen, Bluebell

Another flowery stamp from Germany in 2017

Hyacinthoides non scripta is mentioned in
REFLECTIONS ON A FIRE GARDEN by Nancy Swearengen
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN numberr38, October 2004

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« Reply #1233 on: March 09, 2021, 08:19:50 PM »
When I was a child we had a bluebell wood behind my house. The bluebells grew around the base of some mature trees. For the most part, the wood was made up of Silver Birch saplings. I went back after some 45 years expecting to see the wood long gone. Not at all. The Silver Birch were now fully mature trees but the wood was completely overgrown with brambles. Not one of the tracks had survived and it was evident that nobody played in the wood as all the kids in the street used to do. When I commented on this to my niece she thought it very strange that any parent would ever have contemplated letting their kids into a wood without supervision. Is the world really so much more dangerous now than it was then? "Added to which", she added, "Who wants to play in a wood when all your world is on your mobile phone?"

At least the bluebells are left undisturbed. Although it was Christmas, I rummaged around and soon found bulbs. I bought some H. non-scripta online last year to remind me of the wood and they are coming through now. Good job I bought them when I did. Brexit seems to have put a stop to online bulb sales from the UK. I suppose I could get the Spanish variety here but it wouldn't have been the same.
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.

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« Reply #1234 on: March 10, 2021, 08:01:23 AM »
A sad reminder of how much life has changed in quite a short time. Our planet will continue to suffer as each generation has less and less contact with the natural world and no idea of how important it is to appreciate and respect it.😢
MGS member living and gardening in Umbria, Italy for past 19 years. Recently moved from my original house and now planning and planting a new small garden.

Hilary

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« Reply #1235 on: March 10, 2021, 08:44:57 AM »
Ah, childhood memories of bluebell woods and have I written my blue bell memoirs for my children?
I must check that as I have thought about the times we went on the motorbike and sidecar to the blue bell woods with me in a special seat behind my mother and Giffy the dog under her feet. I must have been about five or six
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1236 on: March 11, 2021, 08:39:29 AM »
Cardamine pratensis, Weisenschaumkraut, Lady’s smock

A stamp issued by Germany in 2018

Lady’s smock is mentioned in
LEARNING NOT DOZING! by Gillian Biddle
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 51, January 2008
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1237 on: March 12, 2021, 08:03:44 AM »
Prunus persica, Peach

Albania issued a series of six stamps in 1969 named 
TREES AND FLOWERS

I am not sure if the photo I have included in this post is of a peach tree

Peach trees are mentioned in many articles in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
I have chosen
A CONVERSATION IN THE MOORISH GARDEN OF CREVILLENTE
 by Pedro Jose Moya for you to read
in journal number 70, October 2012

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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1238 on: March 23, 2021, 09:31:31 AM »
SPRING
A stamp issued by Germany in 2006 in a four-stamp series

I was lucky enough to find this tree blossoming in the churchyard of Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Corinth last week. The tree happily has escaped being pruned as are so many in the rest of the town.

I am not entirely sure of the name so if anyone knows better please let me know

Prunus subhirtella is mentioned in a couple of issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
I chose number 33 July 2003 for you to read
THE GARDEN OF NINFA UNDER THREAT by Pia Pera
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1239 on: March 23, 2021, 06:30:36 PM »
It 'smells' like Spring Hilary. Lovely photos thank you
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 #1240 on: March 23, 2021, 07:50:00 PM »
Today it felt like winter
I believe they even had snow in some places
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1241 on: March 25, 2021, 11:14:27 AM »
Cyanus segetum, Kornblume, Corn flower

In 2019 Germany issued a series of eight stamps named FLOWERS

Cyanus segetum is mentioned in
EPIRUS-THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY TRIP, MAY 2015
By John Joynes
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 82, October 2015

For photographs of this visit to Epirus, see the MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY website,
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY excursions

http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/82-epirus.html
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1242 on: March 26, 2021, 12:27:17 PM »
Citrus x clementina, Clementine

This stamp is in a series of four stamps issued by Algeria in 2017 named
FRUITS OF ALGERIA

 The Clementines were bought and snapped in December in preparation for this post

I wasn’t able to find a reference to Clementines in the journal so I went for plain Citrus
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 3
LA MORTOLA by Joanna Millar
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal3.pdf

Later I found Clementines mentioned in this thread of
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY
 https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/citrus.html
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1243 on: March 28, 2021, 09:22:25 AM »
Cephalanthera rubra, Red helleborine

Madagascar issued a series of seven stamps named ORCHIDS in 1993

Cephalanthera rubra  is mentioned in
EPIRUS-THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY TRIP, MAY 2015
By John Joynes

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 82, October 2015
For photographs of this visit to Epirus, see the MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY website, THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY excursions

http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/82-epirus.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 #1244 on: March 29, 2021, 09:02:20 AM »
Nepenthes hybrida, Tropical pitcher plants

A stamp issued by Tanzania in 1994
There are seven in the series named TROPICAL FLOWERS

Nepenthes alata and nepenthes rajah are mentioned in
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2015,
ISCHIA THE MAIN PROGRAMME
By Edith Haeuser

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 83, January 2016

There are photographs of this garden here
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/83-agm.html#1

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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