Plants of the world on postage stamps

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Charithea

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #840 on: January 14, 2019, 08:10:10 PM »
They are very common here too Hilary but don't they have a beautiful colour!
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #841 on: January 15, 2019, 07:11:08 AM »
Rebutia spegazziniana

A stamp issued by Tanzania in a seven stamp series named CACTI

Although this cactus is not mentioned specifically in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN .cacti in general are mentioned in about half of the issues. I imagine most Mediterranean gardens have a small corner or table devoted to cacti.

Today I chose THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 24, April 2001 before realized it was a short article I had written about a cactus on our balcony. In the end this particular cactus keeled over and died. I had not planted any of the babies it produced so regularly. I think I had just got tired of having to move it every time a small child came to visit
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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 #842 on: January 16, 2019, 07:10:47 AM »
Lagerstroemia indica, Crape myrtle

A stamp issued by Indonesia, in a four stamp series, in 1965,

This plant seems to like the Greek climate as it is quite common in gardens and pavements, especially in Sparta where the climate is cooler and damper than the climate we experience here in Corinth. Looking through my diaries I discovered that both photos were taken in Sparta, the flowers and bee in August 2012 and the red leaves in November 2011.

There are many references to Lagerstroemia in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, I am pointing you to the October 2018 issues, number 94 for you to read
 RHS PLANT TRIALS by Sabatino Urzo
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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 #843 on: January 17, 2019, 06:59:43 AM »
Pulsatilla ludoviciana, PRAIRIE CROCUS, ANEMONE PULSATILLE 

Canada issued a series of thirteen stamps in 1964 depicting, together with the coat of arms, the official floral emblem of each province. I have nine of these stamps
I quote from this interesting website
https://www.canadianpostagestamps.ca/stamps/15734/prairie-crocus-manitoba-1965-canada-postage-stamp-floral-emblems
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“Stamps bearing the provincial armorial bearings and floral emblems of all ten provinces plus the Yukon and Northwest Territories were issued in the order in which they entered the Confederation”

This is the sixth in the series and represents Manitoba.
 
The photo is of Pulsatilla rubra seen in the Royal Botanic Garden in Madrid last spring.

Pulsatilla vulgaris in mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 42, October 2005 in MOVING HOUSE  by Freda Cox
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Charithea

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #844 on: January 17, 2019, 10:26:09 AM »
Lovely flowers with such beautiful foliage Hilary.
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #845 on: January 17, 2019, 12:24:14 PM »
Yes, but they are mentioned only once in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN and that as  growing in a UK garden
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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 #846 on: January 18, 2019, 07:15:13 AM »
Bougainvillea

Singapore issued a four stamp series in 1980 and, guess what, I have all four

There are many Bougainvillea plants around Corinth in pots on balconies and in gardens. On the contrary in Sparta they are very difficult to grow and can be counted on one hand.
This plant was snapped one May in Corinth 

I had a large number of issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN to choose from today as there is hardly one without a reference to Bougainvillea and I do like to refer to an article you haven't read or reread yet

I chose number 47 January 2007 for you to read
THE BOTANIC GARDENS OF CAIXA DE GERONA, SPAIN by David Bracey


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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 #847 on: January 24, 2019, 07:18:54 AM »
Cornus nuttalli. CORNOUILLER DU PACIFIQUE, Dogwood

Canada issued a series of thirteen stamps in 1964 depicting, together with the armorial bearings, the official floral emblems of each province. I have nine of these stamps
I quote from this interesting website
https://www.canadianpostagestamps.ca/series/1258/floral-emblems

Quote
“Stamps bearing the provincial armorial bearings and floral emblems of all ten provinces plus the Yukon and Northwest Territories were issued in the order in which they entered the Confederation”

This stamp represents British Columbia and Dogwood is the official flower of that province
Cornus is mentioned in many issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN and I have chosen number 39, January 2005 for you to read
 A WINTER GARDEN by Marjorie Holmes
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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 #848 on: January 25, 2019, 07:08:59 AM »
Iris Ideal

Guernsey issued this ‘daily stamp’ in 1994.

I am afraid I have no more information about the name of the plant or why it is called a ‘daily stamp’

I took a short cut through the National Gardens a couple of days ago and was lucky enough to find a few Irises in bloom  so i am sharing a photo of one of them with you

John Rendall mentions irises in his article NATURE’S SURPRISES in
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN  number 58, October 2009
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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 #849 on: January 26, 2019, 06:51:51 AM »
Canna coccinea

 A stamp issued in a four stamp series by St. Christopher -  Nevis -  Anguilla, three islands in the Caribbean, in 1979.

You can see many photos of this plant here
http://www.plantsinusa.com/show/plant/Canna-Coccinea/16237

Cannas are mentioned in several issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN so I chose number 75, January 2014 at random for you to read
THE 2013 AGM: ATTICA by Valerie Whittington
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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 #850 on: January 28, 2019, 06:58:05 AM »
Grass
South Africa issued this stamp, depicting a bowling green, in 1976 to celebrate the
WORLD BOWLS CHAMPIONSHIPS which took place in Johannesburg

I went out to look for some grass in Corinth to snap, even though there is no way you could play bowls on the grass, I found it was a bright green after all the rain we have been having.

There are plenty of references to lawns in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN,
although I believe they are to be avoided at all costs. Go to issue number 83, January 2016 to read THE RUNWAY by Peter Dinning where lawns and lawn mowers are mentioned
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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 #851 on: January 30, 2019, 10:01:09 AM »
Gymnobelideus leadbeateri, Leadbeater’s Possum

A stamp issued by Australia in 1996. There are four stamps in the series named Flora and Fauna

This animal is on the RED LIST and you can read about it here.
https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/9564/21959976

I am glad to say that the first THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN which I opened to look for a reference to Possums was about trees in Australia and the wildlife which live in them
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN  number 83, January 2016
TREES IN BRISBANE by Jan Flanigan
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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 #852 on: February 01, 2019, 08:57:29 AM »
Punica granatum, Pomegranate

A stamp issued by Bermuda in 1994
There are five stamps in the series all depicting the flowers and fruits of the trees.

The photos were all taken in Sparta; the one with the flowers and the bees was in 2011 in Sparta and the fruit 2018.
We were impressed at how bright and red the fruit was in the sun.

I was pleased to find that the first copy of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN I opened to read a reference to pomegranates was in an article I have not mentioned before.
A GARDEN IN JERUSALEM, PART 1 by Katherine Greenberg 
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 20, April 2000

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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 #853 on: February 02, 2019, 08:22:09 AM »
Ruellia tuberosa, Minnieroot

 A stamp issued in a four stamp series by St. Christopher -  Nevis -  Anguilla, three islands in the West Indies, in 1979

I don't have a photo of this particular plant but do have a photo of Ruellia brittoniana, Purple Shower which must be related to it.

Ruellia simplex is mentioned in a few issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, and I point you to number 90, October 2017 for you to read
COMPROMISES by Caroline Harbouri 

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Charithea

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #854 on: February 07, 2019, 12:04:56 PM »
Finally my Isopogon seeds have arrived from Australia .  In the envelope there were Isopogon  divergens, dubius, petiolaris and trilobus and 2 smoke papers postage and Packing cost 49.50 Australian dollars.  I am posting a photo of the packets.  I will let you all know how they seeds do.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.