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 #165 on: April 21, 2017, 10:31:01 AM »
And I am looking forward to reading your account of the trip
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Hilary

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« Reply #166 on: April 22, 2017, 05:31:38 AM »
Leucadendron sessile, Sun Conebush, Western Sunbush

I quote from

 https://www.plantzafrica.com/plantklm/leucadensessile.htm

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“Leucadendron sessile is an easy –to-grow fynbos shrub that turns bright yellow during winter and spring. Leucadendrons are often overlooked, in favour of their close relatives, the proteas and pincushions, yet they are well worth a place in the garden as they are often easier to grow and have decorative brightly coloured foliage.”

This is the last stamp I have of the series FLORA, PROTEA PLANTS issued by South Africa in 1977.
The stamps were designed by Dick Findlay who painted 71 stamps for the South African postal authorities between 1978 and 1991

There are many references to the Protea family in
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
 all of which I have referred to in previous posts.
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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 #167 on: April 23, 2017, 06:28:38 AM »
Narcissus incomparabilis

This stamp was in the series GARDEN FLOWERS issued by Poland in 1964.

The Blacksmiths’ Needle, which stands on the Quayside in Newcastle upon Tyne, was made to commemorate all the blacksmiths who had worked in shipyards and factories on the Tyne.
Since one of my ancestors, apparently, was a blacksmith I thought I would add this photo of metal daffodils, one of the many objects on the needle.
The Quayside is now a very pleasant and interesting walk,
 
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Blacksmiths’ needle 1996
Blacksmiths Needle - Members of the British Association of Blacksmith Artists 1996
Location - Promenade
Materials - Forged Steel
Commissioned by - TWDC
The Needle is conical in form with six sections. Each section contains objects, which relate to one of the senses including the sixth. The objects were made in public “forge-ins” with a mainly maritime theme. The work was inaugurated in May 1997 by Evelyn Glennie, the percussionist ringing a bell which hangs inside the needle.

Narcissus are mentioned many times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
Today I have chosen issue number 67 January, 2012   for you to read.
TO WATER OR NOT TO WATER?
WATERING PRACTICES AT SPAROZA by Caroline Harbouri
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Hilary

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« Reply #168 on: April 24, 2017, 06:09:57 AM »
Helianthus – Sunflower

A stamp issued by Yugoslavia in 1951 and 1952 depicting a woman harvesting sunflowers.

The photo was taken in July 1997 somewhere in Andalusia on our first trip to Spain.

There is a drawing, by Freda Cox, of a sunflower  in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 17, Summer 1999. Sunflowers are mentioned in several other issues of the journal, the one I have  chosen is in number 26, October 2001

A MALTESE GARDEN by Elizabeth Lochhead
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #169 on: April 25, 2017, 05:03:23 AM »
Rosa, Forever

The United States Postal Service, USPS, seems to like issuing stamps featuring roses this one is called Forever and is dated 2011.
I don't know if this is the proper name for the rose or is it like diamonds which are also Forever

The photo of a white rose was taken one November in Sparta where many of the roads have roses growing in the central, narrow, island.

Looking down the very long list of roses in the Journal index on the MGS website
I came across a rose named ‘Wedding Day ‘
So today I am recommending that you read THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 61,
ROSES by Joanna Millar
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Hilary

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« Reply #170 on: April 26, 2017, 06:22:09 AM »
Luscinia megarhynchos, Nightingale, Usignuolo, Rossignol
No flower today but a bird on a stamp issued by San Marino in 1960

Nothing much in the bird line to snap in the house, and then I remembered some pages which came from an old encyclopedia.
You can search to find the Nightingale among all the birds.

I was glad to see Nightingales mentioned by Robert Turner in his article HEARING A HEALTHY GARDEN
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 38, October 2004.
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« Reply #171 on: April 26, 2017, 06:51:27 AM »
 The Nightingales are back with us - I heard the first beautiful trilling at the weekend. They always nest close to our post box that is situated at the start of the rough rough leading to the house.  They carry on singing even when I stop to look for post but I have never managed to get a sighting. We can lie in bed at night and hear their song - a treasured experience.
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« Reply #172 on: April 26, 2017, 09:13:50 AM »
I came back from a long weekend in Naples yesterday feeling a little sad at having left friends behind.  In compensation I found our local Nightingale (or its offspring?) was back singing away in the field behind my garden. That cheered me up no end :-)
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.

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #173 on: April 27, 2017, 06:28:13 AM »
Leontopodium alpinum, Edelweiss

A stamp, featuring the Edelweiss, issued by Switzerland in 1944 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Numa Droz.

  I Googled Pro Juventute and found this.
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“Pro Juventute is a charitable foundation in Switzerland established in 1912. It is dedicated to supporting the rights and needs of Swiss children and youth.
Since 1913, the Swiss post office has issued an annual charity stamp series to support the work of Pro Juventute.”

I Googled Numa Droz also and read that he was a politician.

No photo of Edelweiss but a postcard from Switzerland.

You will find a reference to Edelweiss in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN issue number 87, January 2017.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2016:
THE ATHENS PROGRAMME by Caroline Davies

The Edelweiss in question were seen and photographed in Kyrgyzstan

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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 #174 on: April 28, 2017, 07:31:26 AM »
Papaver rhoeas, Corn poppy, Field poppy.

A stamp issued by Turkey in 1984 in a the series WILD FLOWERS

I took the photo in a friend’s garden a couple of weeks ago.

The cover of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN issue number 70, October 2012 is of poppies drawn by Megan Bozkurt.
In his article REDISCOVERING NATURE John Joynes adds Papaver rhoeas to his list of wild flowers growing on their property.
TMG issue number 22, October 2000
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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 #175 on: April 29, 2017, 03:33:21 PM »
Cedrus libani
A stamp issued by Lebanon in 1952 depicting the famous Cedar of Lebanon.

The photo is of Cedrus deodara, a Cedar which grows in the Himalayas.

We saw this Cedar growing in a beautiful park in Bilbao where all the trees were, helpfully, labelled.

In THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN   number 85, July 2016, read about
THE TERRACED LANDSCAPES OF THE QADISHA VALLEY
 by Ann Semaan Beisch where the Cedars of Lebanon Forest is mentioned
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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 #176 on: May 03, 2017, 07:16:39 AM »
Dianthus caryophyllus,  Carnation.

This stamp was issued by Turkey in 1960 in a series named SPRING FLOWER FESTIVAL

The photos are of Carnations growing in pots

Carnations growing in pots are mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, number 42, October 2005.

THE LOST WORLD OF THE VILLA LOU SUEIL by Kathryn Bradley- Hole
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #177 on: May 04, 2017, 05:55:24 AM »
Persea americana, Avocado

Barbados issued a stamp series of sixteen stamps in 2011 named
FLORA, LOCAL FRUITS.
Unfortunately I only have this one stamp from the series.

The photo is of two Avocado pears now ripe and ready for consumption

There are several references to Avocado in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN.
Read ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2010, HANIA, CRETE by Martin Jones
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #178 on: May 05, 2017, 05:50:10 AM »
Papilio  machaon, Old World Swallowtail

This self- adhesive stamp, designed by Marijke Meersman, was issued by Belgium in 2012

You can find the same butterfly on the chart from an old encyclopedia

There is a whole paragraph dedicated to Papilio machaon in
DON’T LET THEM FLUTTER BY:
ENCOURAGE BUTTERFLIES INTO YOUR GARDEN
By Joanna Millar
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 64, April, 2011
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #179 on: May 06, 2017, 05:35:57 AM »
Strelitzia reginae

Crane flower, Bird of Paradise, Kraanvoelblom

A stamp issued by South Africa in 1961

I quote from

https://www.plantzafrica.com/plantqrs/strelitziareginae.htm

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“Strelitzia reginae is one of the most popular horticultural perennial around the world. It flowers for long periods with its vivid orange and bright purple /blue inflorences and is an ideal pot plant and cut flower subject.”

The photo was taken at a local plant nursery.

The issue of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN I am pointing you towards today is number 13, Summer 1998
THE VILLA EPHRUSSI ROTHSCHILD by Joanna Millar
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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