Plants of the world on postage stamps

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Alisdair

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #765 on: November 09, 2018, 07:11:10 PM »
Lovely embroidery.
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 #766 on: November 10, 2018, 12:26:46 PM »
Gloriosa, Flame Lily

A stamp issued by the Republique Du Cameroun in 1963

As you can see it is triangular, a great joy for youthful collectors.

I am afraid I donít have a photo of this plant

Here is a useful link with many photos of the Flame Lily
http://powo.science.kew.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:535953-1

Only one reference to the Flame Lily in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN and that is only a thought by Freda Cox if she should obtain one for her new home
MOVING HOUSE by Freda Cox , ΤΜG number 42 October 2005
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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 #767 on: November 11, 2018, 07:50:31 AM »
Papaver rhoeas, Poppy

A stamp issued by the Royal Mail in 2006
LEST WE FORGET
REMEMBRANCE DAY POPPIES

The photo was taken at Ancient Corinth at the end of April 2017

If you go to THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 89, July 2017 and read
A VERY MEDITERRANEAN SURPRISE: SARDINIA, by Sally Beale you will read about poppies fluttering between the ruined walls of ancient Nora
The cover drawing, by Mega Bozkurt, of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 70, October 2012 is of Poppies
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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 #768 on: November 12, 2018, 06:38:39 AM »
Hibiscus 

Anguilla issued a four stamp series of stamps in 1970 named
FLOWERS OF THE LESSER ANTILLES 
All the stamps depicted are grown in Mediterranean gardens

Hibiscus seems to be a favourite of postage stamp producers. I have posted these photos before but in the end one photo of a red hibiscus flower looks just like another. Unfortunately I have never seen a bright pink one as depicted on the stamp

This is an opportunity for me to start recommending that you read the latest
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 94, October 2018.
HIBISCUS SPECIES by John Joynes

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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 #769 on: November 12, 2018, 09:12:52 AM »
Hilary, as soon as I saw your post I went out to see if I could find a pink flower on any of our hibiscus plants. Unfortunately the only one I could find had already closed. There were a couple of reds and a rather attractive orange that had just opened.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #770 on: November 12, 2018, 12:24:30 PM »
I like the photo of the red Hibiscus with the shadow
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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 #771 on: November 13, 2018, 06:31:37 AM »
Hibiscus syriacus

A stamp issued by South Korea in 1981- 1990

The photo was taken in a friendís garden. The flower is actually smaller than it looks in the photo

To read
LANDSCAPING A GOLF COURSE by Isabel Carvajal y Urquijo
Go to THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN   number 14 Autumn 1998.
Hibiscus syriacus were planted at one hole where the predominant colour of the flowers was pink
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