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 #255 on: July 13, 2017, 05:36:34 AM »
Theobroma  cacao - The Cocoa Tree, 'food of the gods'

A stamp issued in 1953 by Nigeria depicting the Cocoa Tree and the various stages the bean passes through before being exported.

Apparently cocoa husks are now used in gardens as fertiliser.
Read in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 46, October 2006

THE REINHARDT GARDEN:2: A WORK OF ART
By Ida Tonini to learn how they improve the soil.
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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 #256 on: July 14, 2017, 02:53:56 PM »
Camellia sp. and Colaptes auratus

This stamp was issued by the USA Postal Service in 1969

The bird is also known as the  Northern Flicker
You can find all you want to know about this bird here
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Flicker/lifehistory

The photo of the Camellia bush was taken in Alnwick Gardens

Now I was not able to find an article in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN about a garden in America and the Northern Flicker but I recommend that you read AUTUMN IN A CALIFORNIA GARDEN by Katherine Greenberg in  TMG number 74, October 2013

For photographs of some of these plants,[ mentioned in the article] , see the MGS website
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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 #257 on: July 15, 2017, 05:09:57 AM »
Conophytum mundum, Conophytum obcordellum 

One more stamp from the series SUCCULENTS issued by South Africa in 1988

This plant, like many others, has had a name change.
I found information about the plant here.
http://worldofsucculents.com/conophytum-obcordellum-dumpling/

I thought you might find this article interesting
 OUR ‘GARDEN OF EDEN’ by Hamish Warren.
Although the article is about his garden in Menorca there is a page devoted to Kirstenbosch Botanic Garden.
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 28, April 2002
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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 #258 on: July 16, 2017, 07:33:22 AM »
Majorana hortensis. Marjoram, Pot Marjoram

A stamp issued by Yugoslavia in 1961 in a series named LOCAL FLORA

There is no shortage of references to Marjoram in

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
I have chosen number  79, January 2015 where on page 72 there is a letter from Freda Cox with hints for small  children who want to  grow herbs.
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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 #259 on: July 18, 2017, 05:44:19 AM »
Saponaria officinalis, Common soapwort

A stamp issued by Yugoslavia in 1961

The series of nine stamps depicting wild flowers was designed by Matija Zlamalik
An interesting site about him, in English, can be found here.
http://galerijabeograd.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Final-katalog-matija-zlamalik-screen.pdf

Saponaria are mentioned in THE MEDITERREAN GARDEN number 22, October 2000
Celia Matson writes in her article
 A SOW’S EAR- MAKING A GARDEN IN THE GARD, FRANCE

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Seeds have come from everywhere we have seen local plants growing – Saponaria, for example, Artemisia absinthium, broom, Lathyrus latifolius and Lonicera [ honeysuckle], to name but a few.
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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 #260 on: July 20, 2017, 02:41:34 PM »
Ipomoea purpurea, Morning Glory

Argentina issued this stamp in 1982 in a series named FLOWERS

The photo was taken in 1987 on some Greek island.

To read about Morning Glory and other climbers growing in a Mediterranean Garden go to THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, number 18, Autumn 1999.
A ZAKYNTHOS GARDEN: THE CLIMBERS by Christina Riganeli
 
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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