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 #270 on: August 01, 2017, 05:26:55 AM »
Myrtus communis, Common Myrtle

One of a three stamp series issued by Israel to celebrate the
13th Anniversary of Independence

All three stamps depict typical Mediterranean flowers

The photo was taken in the Ancient Agora, Athens one June.

I was spoiled for choice while looking through THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN  to find a suitable article containing references to Myrtle.
In the end I chose issue number 59, January 2010.
MISS GERTRUDE JEKYLL AND MEDITERRANEAN PLANTS  by Michael Tooley
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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 #271 on: August 02, 2017, 07:13:00 AM »
Urginea maritima, Sea Squill
Now going by the name of Drimia maritima.

The second stamp in the series  issued by Israel  to celebrate the 13th Anniversary of Independence in 1961

The photo was taken at Ermioni one October

Again there were too many references to this plant in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN to be able to decide which to use so I stuck an imaginary pin in the list and came up with issue 63, January 2001
Sea Squill is mentioned in three articles in this issue, I am pointing you to
MGS SEED LIST: CRETAN PLANTS  by Chantal Guiraud
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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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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #272 on: August 04, 2017, 08:35:53 AM »
Nerium oleander

The last  stamp in the series  issued by Israel to celebrate the 13th Anniversary of  Independence in 1961

In July Greece is ablaze with this flowering bush, The roads are lined with red, pink white and orange Oleander bushes. There are two or three down in the yard of the block of flats and no one has complained about the flowers falling onto their cars!

Over a third of the issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN have some reference to Oleander
Today I am choosing
 WINDBREAK HEDGES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN : PART II by Piero Caneti
In TMG issue number 22 October 2000
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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 #273 on: August 05, 2017, 05:27:40 AM »
Dinteranthus wilmotianus

One more stamp from the series SUCCULENTS issued by South Africa in 1988
To learn about this plant read the following  link

http://www.llifle.com/Encyclopedia/SUCCULENTS/Family/Aizoaceae/14622/Dinteranthus_wilmotianus

To read A WATERWISE GARDEN AT KIRSTENBOSCH by Liesl van der Walt  go to THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN issue number 27, January 2002
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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 #274 on: August 06, 2017, 08:16:30 AM »
Phoenicopterus ruber. Flamingo

A stamp issued in 1958 by the Islands of the Netherlands Antilles.
This Flamingo is found in the Caribbean Islands

To read about Flamingo read this site
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/flamingo/#flamingo-standing.jpg

I have recently borrowed a stamp album from my son M, which was given to him in 1971 when he was a baby. There are enough stamps depicting trees and flowers to keep me busy for the next two months

There are several references to Flamingos / Flamingoes in
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN and I have chosen issue number 75 January 2014
POST-AGM EXCURSION TO THE SOUTH-WEST PELOPONNESE
by Katherine Greenberg
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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 #275 on: August 07, 2017, 05:26:38 AM »
Narcissus poeticus, Pheasant’s eye narcissus

A stamp issued by San Marino in 1953 in a series named FLOWERS.

I don’t have a photo of this flower but to see a photo of a field of them go to the MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY’s  FACE BOOK page 

https://www.facebook.com/mediterraneangardensociety
and scroll down to the entry for July  6th,, 2017.

Alisdair Aird writes
Quote
“The fragrant pheasant's eye narcissus, Narcissus poeticus, is one of the latest Mediterranean daffodils to flower, and has been grown in gardens for centuries, but is never more beautiful than in the wild - as here in northern Greece”
To read about Narcissus poeticus in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN go to issue number 73, Jul;y 2013.
SPRING IN CROATIA by Fleur Pavlidis

For photographs, 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 #276 on: August 08, 2017, 05:23:14 AM »
Orchis laxiflorus, now going under the name of Anacamptis laxiflora

A stamp issued by Israel in 1970 to celebrate Independence Day
The series is named ISRAELI  WILD FLOWERS.

Apparently this wild orchid is widespread especially in wet meadows.

I don’t have a photo of this plant but  I  found this reference in the Greek Flora website with a few photos
http://www.greekflora.gr/el/flowers/1085/Anacamptis-laxiflora

There is an article in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 48 April, 2007
Where David Bracey writes about
SPRINGTIME IN THE GARRIGUE IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE and where Orchis laxiflorus is mentioned
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #277 on: August 09, 2017, 05:37:28 AM »
Iris mariae, Mary’s Iris, Helen’s Iris

  A stamp issued by Israel in 1970 to celebrate Independence Day
The series is named ISRAELI WILD FLOWERS

To see a good photo of this Iris  go to
https://jbg.gardenexplorer.org/taxon-41810.aspx
The website of The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens

Apparently this plant was seen by members of 
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY during the excursion to Israel in 2011, the photo was taken by Alisdair Aird, however, the flower was past its best.

 To read about the excursion go to THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 65, July 2001
COLOURS AND CONTRASTS IN ISRAEL
By David Wheeler
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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 #278 on: August 10, 2017, 05:17:06 AM »
Lupinus pilosus, Mountain Lupine

A stamp issued by Israel in 1970 to celebrate Independence Day
The series is named ISRAELI WILD FLOWERS

To see a good photo of this plant go to the website of The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens
https://jbg.gardenexplorer.org/taxon-8066.aspx

Lupinus pilosus is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN in issue number 76
SUSTAINABLE PLANTS FOR MEDITERRANEAN HORTICULTURE IN ISRAEL
By Ori Fragman -Sapir
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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 #279 on: August 12, 2017, 05:18:39 AM »
Frithia pulchra

Yet another postage stamp from the series issued by South Africa in 1988

Anyone wanting to read about this particular plant can do so here
http://pza.sanbi.org/frithia-pulchra

If you would like to read about
PLANTS THAT STAND ON THEIR HEADS by Joanna Millar then go to
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 1, Summer1995
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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 #280 on: August 13, 2017, 05:48:08 AM »
Dahlia ‘Garden Princess’

In 2004 the Royal Mail issued a series of six stamps named
THE ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
1804- 2004 A BICENTENARY CELEBRATION

The first class stamp featured the Dahlia ‘Garden Princess’
I find it very strange that I have not been able to come across much about this plant on the RHS website. However, I did find information here 

http://www.learn2grow.com/plants/dahlia-garden-princess/

Dahlias are mentioned many times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN.
I have chosen issue number 46 for you to read today
OF CANNAS AND BANANAS:
THE ORIGINS OF THE SUBTROPICAL GARDEN
 by Eric Hsu
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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 #281 on: August 14, 2017, 05:23:56 AM »
Dianthus Allwoodii Group

The second class stamp in the Royal Mail series
THE ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
1804- 2004 A BICENTENARY CELEBRATION

Here is some information about other dianthus in the Allwoodii Group
https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/97995/i-Dianthus-i-(Allwoodii-Group)-Doris-(p)/Details

Dianthus plants are mentioned many times in
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
Today I have chosen issue number 50, October 2007
LOU  CAPITANI:
MAKING A DRY GARDEN IN PROVENCE
By  Kate  Marcelin – Rice

For photographs of this garden see the MGS website.
Lou Capitani website:  www.loucapitani.moonfruit.com
MGS member
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 #282 on: August 15, 2017, 05:18:34 AM »
Clematis ‘Arabella’

A stamp marked E in the Royal Mail series
THE ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
1804- 2004 A BICENTENARY CELEBRATION

You can read about this plant here
https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/80890/i-Clematis-i-Arabella-(I)/Details

Clematis ‘Arabella’ is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN issue number 53, July 2008.
CLEMATIS FOR MEDITERRANEAN GARDENS
By Mike Brown
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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 #283 on: August 16, 2017, 04:40:34 AM »
Miltonia ‘French Lake’

The 42 p stamp in the Royal Mail series
THE ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
1804- 2004 A BICENTENARY CELEBRATION

Miltonia are a kind of orchid and you can read about them here
http://www.aos.org/orchids/orchids-a-to-z/letter-m/miltonia.aspx

There are dozens of references to wild orchids in
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN

Several references of the type
Quote
‘these do not grow in Mediterranean gardens ‘
however, I am pointing you to issue number 15 Winter, 1998/99
Where John Calderwood writes about ‘PERLITE ‘: HOW TO USE
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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 #284 on: August 17, 2017, 05:05:35 AM »
Lilium ‘ Lemon Pixie’

The 47 p stamp in the Royal Mail series
THE ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
1804- 2004 A BICENTENARY CELEBRATION

To read about these lilies you need to visit the Missouri Botanical Garden here
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=256439&isprofile=0&

Lilies are mentioned in the article by Nicholas Stavroulakis
 DESIGNING AN OTTOMAN GARDEN in issue number 9 ,Summer, 1997 of
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
MGS member
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