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 #855 on: February 07, 2019, 11:00:09 PM »
How exciting
I don't usually plant seeds but I did in October  and look at the pots every  day.
What a thrill when the first sign of green shows up

I , for one, will be following your Australian plant adventure
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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

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Charithea

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #856 on: February 08, 2019, 07:06:54 AM »
Hi Hilary. I too check the seeds  and cuttings daily and love seeing them growing. I try to rescue them from the weeds which are growing fast due to plenty of rain and occasional sunshine. I will post photos when the Australian seeds get going.
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 #857 on: February 14, 2019, 07:17:18 AM »
Rosa hybrid.

A red rose for Saint Valentine's day

In 1981 Israel issued a three stamp series named ROSES

The photo was taken in Sparta

As you can imagine there is hardly an issue on THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN without a reference to roses
Today I am pointing you to number 94, October 2018 to read
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY EXCURSION TO LAZIO AND UMBRIA 2018:
A PURELY PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE
 By John Joynes
http://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/lazio.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

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Charithea

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #858 on: February 14, 2019, 12:22:58 PM »
Thank you for the Saint Valentine rose also to you David.
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 #859 on: February 17, 2019, 11:33:04 AM »
Dryas octopetala , Mountain avens  DRYADE A  FEUILLE ENTIERE       

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
This website tells you about the stamp and the flower which is the floral emblem of THE Northwest Territories

https://postagestampguide.com/stamps/15741/mountain-avens-northwest-territories-1966-canada-postage-stamp-floral-emblems
This other link tells of where in the world this plant is found
https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/plant-of-the-week/dryas_octopetala.shtml

This plant gets a mention in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 57 July 2009
Read MOUNT STEWART   by Melanie Peterson 

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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 #860 on: February 19, 2019, 07:22:21 AM »
Galanthus nivalis and Primula veris

A stamp issued together with another three by Romania in 1956.

Looking through my archives I came across photos of both plants.
The Snowdrop, Galanthus nivalis, was one the one and only Snowdrop I have ever managed to grow.
The photo of the Cowslips, Primula veris, was sent to me by a friend who snapped them near Pitlochry, in Scotland,

Both these plants are mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 82, October 2015
Galanthus nivalis in
SOME MUST HAVE BULBOUS PLANTS FOR MEDITERRANEAN GARDENS by Oron Peri
Primula veris in a list of plants seen in
EPIRUS-THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY TRIP, MAY 2015 by John Joynes

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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 #861 on: February 21, 2019, 08:37:43 AM »
Acacia melanoxylon, Blackwood Wattle.

Another stamp from the four stamp series issued by Australia in 1996.

There used to be one of these trees in the backyard of the block of flats but it succumbed to the cars parked near it, the boys playing football or it just didn't like the place where it was planted. Unfortunately I never took a photo of it. In its place someone planted an apricot stone which has now grown into a good sized tree. 

Acacia melanoxylon is mentioned in FIRE AND THE AUSTRALIAN GARDEN by Meral Cleary.
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 51 January 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 #862 on: February 24, 2019, 07:35:48 AM »
Allamanda

A stamp issued by Singapore in 1980
 
I have a rather fuzzy photo of an Allamanda bush, taken in the Lucca Botanic Garden in October 2003, which I have used with a stamp from Cuba featuring this plant.

Allamanda  is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 34, October 2003 in NERIUM OLEANDER, OF THE PLANT FAMILY APOCYNACEAE  by Irmtraud Gotsis
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #863 on: February 27, 2019, 08:32:46 AM »
Faucaria tigrina 

In 1988 South Africa issued a series of stamps, named SUCCULENTS, and designed by Hein Botha.

I wrote the following a while ago
“There are 15 stamps in all and I have 14 of them. To have 14 stamps of a 15 stamp series must have taken some care and planning by the person writing to me.”
Now I have acquired the 15th stamp

You can read all you want to know about this plant here
http://pza.sanbi.org/faucaria-tigrina

Succulents in general are mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN quite a few times 
I have chosen TMG number 71, January 2013,
KIRSTENBOSCH BOTANICAL GARDEN by Margaret Johnston for you to read
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Alisdair

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #864 on: February 27, 2019, 08:58:00 AM »
Congratulations on completing that set, Hilary!
Alisdair Aird
Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and former president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #865 on: February 28, 2019, 07:05:03 AM »
Thunbergia grandiflora, Sky Vine

A stamp issued by Singapore in 1980
Usually the stamps have the Latin name printed on them  but this one just says Sky Vine which could be anything.

I have a photo of Thunbergia erecta taken at the Eden Project, Cornwall in September 2005

Thunbergia grandiflora is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 89, July 2017 in.
A VISIT TO SOUTH AFRICA. PART 2 :
PRIVATE AND COMMUNITY GARDENS
By Valerie Whittington

As an added bonus I recommend that you read
THUNBERGIA ALATA  by Peter Dinning in
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number  90, October 2017
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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 #866 on: March 01, 2019, 07:31:05 AM »
Lobelia erinus, Garden Lobelia

This stamp was issued by Iceland in 2002.
The two stamp series was named SUMMER FLOWERS

I came across the photo by accident, while looking for something else, on my computer.
 It was sent to me in 2015 by my friend who lives in Leeds, U.K.

Lobelia erinus is mentioned in A GARDEN IN NORTH DEVON by Polly Morris
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 33 July 2003

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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 #867 on: March 02, 2019, 08:22:41 AM »
Hyacinthus orientalis, Hyacinth

A stamp issued by Israel in 2003

As luck would have it, I took a photo of this plant last year in the Royal Botanic Garden, Madrid.

Hyacinthus orientalis is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 27, January 2002 in an article by Duncan Graham
DE ODORATO
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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 #868 on: March 04, 2019, 09:01:06 AM »
Gazania krebsiana

One of four stamps issued by Bophuthatswana in 1987

I took the photo of the yellow Gazania one June at the rest stop near Tripolis on our way back from Sparta

Gazanias are mentioned many times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
Today I am pointing you to  number 60, April 2010
THE WEST – FACING PLANTING AT SPAROZA by Sally Razelou
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Alisdair

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #869 on: March 04, 2019, 09:14:04 AM »
 That sent me off hunting down some information about a "country" I'm pretty sure I'd not heard of before, Hilary! Very interesting....
Alisdair Aird
Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and former president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society