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 #60 on: December 23, 2016, 06:00:08 PM »
Glad you are enjoying the stamps. I am having a lot of fun with them.
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #61 on: December 26, 2016, 11:49:54 AM »
This stamp from GRENADINES OF ST VINCENT came out for Christmas in 1980.

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Mary and de baby weary:
Oh, we know what weary be.
So we make a bed
and pillow for dey head
With down from de Bar- Fleur tree.

I have nor been able to find a reference anywhere to the Bar- Fleur tree but on looking up trees which grow in the Caribbean I came across Kapok, Ceiba pentandra which sounds correct for the verse.

kapok is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN issue number 31, January 2003, on page 52
THE 2002 AGM IN CALIFORNIA  by Freda Cox
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Alisdair

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #62 on: December 27, 2016, 08:47:32 AM »
What a lovely stamp, Hilary - and what a find at this time.
Alisdair Aird
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #63 on: December 27, 2016, 12:22:19 PM »
The last stamp which I have  of the season, again a Poinsettia, Αλεξανδρινό,Euphorbia pulcherrima
This stamp was issued by Egypt, UAR, in 1969.

Poinsettias are mentioned many times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN  and I have chosen one issue at random, number 59, January 2010, page 12.
MISS GERTRUDE JEKYLL AND MEDITERRANEAN PLANTS
by Michael Tooley

The photo is of a tall bush growing in a yard here in Corinth.
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Hilary

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« Reply #64 on: December 28, 2016, 05:23:35 PM »
Rosa
This stamp was issued by Germany in 2003.
It says greetings and depicts a pink rose.
Looking through my selection of rose photos I came across this one, a pink rose and an out of focus fly.

As you can imagine roses are mentioned many times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
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Hilary

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« Reply #65 on: December 29, 2016, 09:58:49 AM »
Another German stamp depicting a flower, this one issued in 2006 and showing Dianthus carthusianorum , Kartausernelke, Charterhouse Pink, Carthusian Pink.

Mentioned in one of this year's   THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, number 85, July 2016 page  28.
GARDEN GEMS IN A COUNTRY TOWN by Fleur Pavlidis.

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Hilary

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« Reply #66 on: January 03, 2017, 11:21:13 AM »
Paphiopedilum hybridum
This flower is depicted in a series issued by Hungary in 1965.
The series is named  FLOWERS- BOTANICAL GARDEN

Paphiopedilum is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN so I am including this stamp in this thread.
TMG issue number 53, July 2008, page 35.

MADEIRA : THE FLOATING GARDEN
by Stella Harding & Megan Toms
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #67 on: January 05, 2017, 09:23:38 AM »
Strelitzia reginae- Bird of Paradise plant.

This stamp was issued by Hungary in 1965 in a series named FLOWERS - BOTANICAL GARDEN.

There are many references to the Bird of Paradis in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, one of which is in issue number 4, Spring 1996, page 12.
A GARDEN IN AGRILI by Irmtraud Gotsis

The photo is of a very windblown plant in Loutraki, Corinthia.
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #68 on: January 07, 2017, 07:32:53 AM »

 Dick Findlay made 71 paintings for the South Africa postage stamp authority, many of which are of Protea
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Biography
Born Richard (Dick) Findlay in Pretoria, 1928. Trained as an artist, he became a prolific ornothological painter and visual artist, especially in water colour, and besides numerous exhibitions, his artworks have been displayed in numerous bird and mammal books. In addition he designed a famous series of South African postage stamps and several coins.

His images have appeared in ten books and more than 50 different periodicals. Publications include the First Folio of South African Birds (with Alan Bird, 1959), A Folio of South African Animals (1967), ,and the illustrations for a prestigious reprint of The Soul Of The Ape and The Soul Of The White Ant by Eugène N. Marais. He also did a mural for the orignal Jan Smuts Airport in Johannesburg.



The first stamp in the series FLORA - PROTEA PLANTS,issued in 1977 depicts Protea repens

There are many references to Protea in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN. Today I will send you looking for issue number 71, January 2013, page 17
KIRSTENBOSCH  BOTANICAL GARDEN   by Margaret Johnston
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Hilary

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« Reply #69 on: January 07, 2017, 12:27:40 PM »
Protea
A bonus photo
A friend of mine, who Lives in london, has just sent me this photo of some  flowers which  a friend of hers, who is from South Africa, gave her
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #70 on: January 09, 2017, 12:51:16 PM »
Allium sphaerocephalum Round - headed leek

In the stamp series issued  by the Royal Mail in 2009 , PLANTS, UK SPECIES IN RECOVERY, only one is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN

TMG number 3, Winter1995/6, page 34
HOME GROWN VARIETIES by Derek Toms
In this article there are lists and lists of plants which can be grown in a Mediterranean garden .

I quote from the stamp series presentation pack
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ROUND-HEADED LEEK Allium sphaerocephalum was first discovered in 1847, in the Avon Gorge near Bristol. It has since been introduced in a very few, scattered locations.

The photo was sent to me by a friend who lived in Yorkshire and she had seen this plant in a garden of a stately home
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #71 on: January 14, 2017, 07:20:03 AM »
Protea punctataThe second stamp in the 1977 series issued by South Africa and designed by Dick Francis.
One of its common names is Cup-and - Saucer Sugarbush.

Protea are mentioned many time in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN.
In TMG number 5, Summer 1996 in the article THE VILLA THURET, CAP D'ANTIBES by Joanna Millar
I quote the reference.
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Sophia Antipolis [ where they are growing Proteas with a view to commercialising then for the private buyer] 
 
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Hilary

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« Reply #72 on: January 14, 2017, 07:23:39 AM »
Sorry, the artist was, of course, Dick Findlay
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #73 on: January 20, 2017, 03:40:25 PM »
Wheat Triticum
This stamp was issued in 1916 by Hungary, which was technically a kingdom  at the time.

The series is named  THE REAPER

Several kinds of cereal grow in Hungary so I chose wheat as there seems to be no information on the subject of the corn THE REAPER is reaping.

Since wheat is mentioned a few times  times in passing in various articles in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN I picked one at random

Issue number 28, April 2002 on page 53
MORE REFLECTIONS FROM APHRODITE'S ISLE by John Joynes
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« Reply #74 on: January 21, 2017, 08:19:18 AM »
Protea cynaroides The King Protea
Depicted on the 5c stamp from the 1977 South Africa series FLORA - PROTEA PLANTS

Protea are mentioned many times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, the article I chose to read is in issue number 16, Spring 1999.

TSITSIKAMMA GARDENING by Anda Wayland.

The cover drawing, by Margaret Johnston,  of issue number 71, January 2013 is of Protea cynaroides
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