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 #975 on: December 05, 2019, 06:47:31 AM »
Christmas tree

There is no shortage of postage stamps bearing the image of Christmas trees.
This one was issued by Belgium in 2007

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“A Christmas tree is a decorated tree, usually an evergreen conifer such as spruce, pine or fir”

So today I am posting a photo of a couple of pine trees we saw in the seaside woods at Ag Theodori on December 1st

Pine woods are mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 10 Autumn 1997
Read….AND IN GREECE by Richard Morphy

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #976 on: December 06, 2019, 06:56:53 AM »
Australian Farm, Old Christmas card

This stamp was issued by Australia in 1982 along with another two stamps featuring old Christmas cards

 

There is hardly an issue of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN without an article about Australia

Today I chose GARDENING ON A FARM by Fiona Ogilvie in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 12, Spring 1998

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Alisdair

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #977 on: December 06, 2019, 11:53:02 AM »
What a lovely old card on that stamp!
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 #978 on: December 08, 2019, 07:09:34 AM »
Hibiscus rosa- sinensis

 This stamp was issued by Papua New Guinea in 1989 to celebrate Christmas
There are four stamps in the series.

The photos were taken one September in a friend’s garden

To read about Hibiscus rosa- sinensis go to THE QUEEN OF THE TROPICS by Irmtraud Gotsis
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 38, October 2004
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #979 on: December 09, 2019, 06:28:29 AM »
Christmas tree bauble
The USA issued this and another stamp to celebrate Christmas in 1987

Since the bauble seems to be hanging from a fir tree branch today's photo is of a fir tree in Orini Korinthia
Abies cephalonica as the notice states 

To read about this Greek fir and many other Mediterranean plants go to THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 88, April 2017 and read
KAISARIANI AND THE FILODASSIKI BOTANICAL GARDEN by Jennifer Gay
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #980 on: December 10, 2019, 11:59:35 AM »
Christmas tree

 Australia issued two stamps in 2001 to celebrate Christmas

I don’t have anything which resembles this tree so I will post a photo taken at Ai Theodori on 1st December showing Mother Nature’s extravagant  present of pine cones

Pine woods are mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 58 , October 2009
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TOWARDS MEDITERRANEAN GARDENING by Marinela Borina
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #981 on: December 11, 2019, 09:06:13 AM »
Australian Forest

This stamp was issued by Australia in 1982 featuring, along with another two postage stamps,  old Christmas cards

Although this article is not about wild Australian forests I thought it very suitable to for this post.
THE WAITE ARBORETUM by David Symon and Jennifer Gardner
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN Number 15 Winter 1998/9
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #982 on: December 12, 2019, 08:39:45 AM »
Viscum album, Mistletoe

Switzerland issued this stamp along with another three in a series named PRO JUVENTUTE in 1997
The other stamps depict a fish, a frog and a bird

Still not finding any real life Mistletoe to snap I will post last year’s knitted effort 

Mistletoe is mentioned a few times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
I chose number 75, January 2014 for you to read THE 2013 AGM : ATTICA by Valerie Whittington
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #983 on: December 13, 2019, 12:30:01 PM »
Holly, Ilex

This stamp was issued by Australia in 1985
There are five stamps on the series and now I wish I had them all they are so pretty

A photo of some Holly we saw in November 2017 and one of the angels near the fountain and statue of  Pegasus in Corinth this year

Holly is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 28 April 2002 
OUR GARDEN OF EDEN by Hamish Warren
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #984 on: December 15, 2019, 07:10:08 AM »
Kookaburras, Dacelo novaeguineae

Australia issued this stamp in 1990 in a three stamp series to celebrate Christmas

Sorry no photo of a Kookaburra

I didn't have to look far to find an article in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN which mentioned Kookaburras
Read issue number 71 January 2013
GARDENS, PLANTS, NEW FRIENDS:
THE 2012 AGM IN AUSTRALIA by Alisdair Aird
As a bonus there are also photographs illustrating this article. Here is the link

http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/71-agm.html
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #985 on: December 16, 2019, 09:01:30 AM »
Robin redbreast, European Robin, Erithacus rubecula

France issued this stamp in 2003 to celebrate Christmas

I knitted this Robin, from a pattern I found on the Internet, this month, as I don't have a photo of an actual Robin

I am always pleased when I find an article in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN which I have not “used” before.
Read
WHAT RESIDENT BIRDS THINK
By Virginia Scaretti
In THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 68, April 2012
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #986 on: December 17, 2019, 08:12:13 AM »
Christmas tree
Finland issued this stamp designed by Pirkko Vahtero in  2007
There are two designs in the series

The photo, which was taken in 2004, is of the small peninsular which was left when the Limni Doxa was created.
I suppose the two Abies cephalonica must have already been next to the church.

The pathway is now lined with trees and bushes

Abies cephalonica is mentioned in
WHAT IS A MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN? by Gian Lupo Osti
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 15, winter 1998/9
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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 #987 on: December 18, 2019, 07:19:56 AM »
Australia wattle

This stamp was issued by Australia in 1982 featuring, along with another two postage stamps, old Christmas cards

I found this interesting link which helps to identify the  plants on  Australian Postage stamps
https://www.anbg.gov.au/stamps/stamp.835.html
As you see they are not sure just which Acacia this stamp depicts but guess that it might be Acacia dealbata

I searched for an article in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN mentioning this plant and actually growing in Australia but in the end ran out of time

However, there is no shortage of articles mentioning Acacia dealbata growing in Mediterranean gardens
I chose issue number 60, April 2010 for you to read
THE ENCHANTING SCENTS OF A  MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN  by Helen Pizzi

I am including a photo from my archives named Acacia dealbata but I might be mistaken in the identification
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Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #988 on: December 19, 2019, 08:27:04 AM »
Viscum album, Mistletoe

 Jersey issued this stamp in 1999 in a series of four.
Each stamp has a Poinsettia in the corner and some other plant usually connected with the holiday season.

Since I don't have a photo of Mistletoe I will post one of a Poinsettia plant which is growing somewhere in the south of Greece on the way to Neapolis.
The owner told my son that many people stop to take photos of it and it has “gone viral”

Always on the lookout for an article I have not already recommended  I came across
THE GARDEN IN WINTER by Jenny Bussey
She gives advice on how to keep those mass produced plants, which we buy in different seasons, growing and thriving.
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 3, Winter 1995/6
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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

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #989 on: December 20, 2019, 07:19:29 AM »
Robin and Christmas tree

There are two stamps issued by the Isle of Man to celebrate Christmas in 1982

A member of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY and contributor to this Forum
kindly sent me some photos of the Robin which visits his garden. 

Robins are mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 63, January 2011
THE NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDEN OF WALES
 By Leonard Pearcey
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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