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 #855 on: February 07, 2019, 11:00:09 PM »
How exciting
I don't usually plant seeds but I did in October  and look at the pots every  day.
What a thrill when the first sign of green shows up

I , for one, will be following your Australian plant adventure
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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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Charithea

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #856 on: February 08, 2019, 07:06:54 AM »
Hi Hilary. I too check the seeds  and cuttings daily and love seeing them growing. I try to rescue them from the weeds which are growing fast due to plenty of rain and occasional sunshine. I will post photos when the Australian seeds get going.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #857 on: February 14, 2019, 07:17:18 AM »
Rosa hybrid.

A red rose for Saint Valentine's day

In 1981 Israel issued a three stamp series named ROSES

The photo was taken in Sparta

As you can imagine there is hardly an issue on THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN without a reference to roses
Today I am pointing you to number 94, October 2018 to read
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY EXCURSION TO LAZIO AND UMBRIA 2018:
A PURELY PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE
 By John Joynes
http://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/lazio.html
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

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Charithea

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #858 on: February 14, 2019, 12:22:58 PM »
Thank you for the Saint Valentine rose also to you David.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #859 on: February 17, 2019, 11:33:04 AM »
Dryas octopetala , Mountain avens  DRYADE A  FEUILLE ENTIERE       

Canada issued a series of thirteen stamps in 1964 depicting, together with the armorial bearings, the official floral emblems of each province. I have nine of these stamps
This website tells you about the stamp and the flower which is the floral emblem of THE Northwest Territories

https://postagestampguide.com/stamps/15741/mountain-avens-northwest-territories-1966-canada-postage-stamp-floral-emblems
This other link tells of where in the world this plant is found
https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/plant-of-the-week/dryas_octopetala.shtml

This plant gets a mention in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 57 July 2009
Read MOUNT STEWART   by Melanie Peterson 

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