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 #900 on: May 29, 2019, 05:55:25 AM »
Gnorimus nobilis. Noble Chafer

The Royal Mail issued a 10 stamp series featuring ENDANGERED INSECTS of the UK in 2008
I will be posting a scan of the stamp and a scan of part of the information leaflet from the presentation pack which was sent to me by my friend Helen in Scotland

Since I don't have photos of insects I won’t be adding my photos to these posts
Anyone wanting to add their photos is very welcome

Although this beetle only lives in Britain I have read that its near relative the European chafer is the scourge of the lawn growing gardeners in Europe. However, even unwanted garden visitors have their place in the food chain apparently
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Lawn destruction[]
The damage caused by chafer infestation to residential lawns is exacerbated by the fact that its grubs are an attractive food source for local fauna such as crows, foxes and raccoons, who relentlessly dig up the turf in search of the morsels. Homeowners often find themselves bewildered by the speed and extent of the destruction which may ensue.

To read about migratory birds which might or might not eat the grubs of the Chafer beetle go to THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN  number 86, October 2016 and read
GOING NATIVE:
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDENS AND MIGRATORY BIRDS 
by Melissa Hamilton
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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 #901 on: May 31, 2019, 05:36:36 AM »
Fragaria virginiana, Strawberry

A stamp issued by Brasil in 1997 in a two stamp series.

In 1971 my husband went to the north of Greece to an area near Florina to promote the use of cardboard trays for agricultural produce. The fields where strawberries were being grown were apparently not accessible by road and the strawberries were brought down to the collection point by donkey.

Here is a cutting with photos from the company magazine. 

There are many references to strawberries in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN go to issue number 49, July 2007 and read
A MAGICAL GARDEN IN MITHIMNA, LESBOS by Carol P. Christ
 
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Alisdair

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #902 on: June 01, 2019, 10:28:42 AM »
What an incredible difference in payload that meant, Hilary!
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 #903 on: June 02, 2019, 05:09:01 AM »
Rosa phoenicia, Phoenician Rose, Rambling Rose

A stamp issued by Israel in 1981

I have a photo of a white rose which looks very much like the one on the stamp.

Rosa phoenicia is mentioned as not being grown commercially in
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 13, Summer 1998.
USEFUL ROSES by Christoph Wieschus
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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 #904 on: June 05, 2019, 07:18:28 AM »
Hesperia comma, Silver-spotted Skipper

The Royal Mail issued a 10 stamp series featuring ENDANGERED INSECTS of the UK in 2008
I will be posting a scan of the stamp and a scan of part of the information leaflet from the presentation pack which was sent to me by my friend Helen in Scotland
Since I don't have photos of insects I won't be adding my photos to these posts
Anyone wanting to add their photos is very welcome

Butterflies are mentioned, But not this one,  in
THE RANCHO SANTA ANA BOTANIC GARDEN  by Michael Bates in
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 90, October 2017
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 #905 on: June 06, 2019, 06:13:16 AM »
Quercus rubra, Northern Red Oak

A stamp issued by Canada in 1978

This Oak tree is native to areas of Canada and areas of the USA. 

Northern Red Oak is mentioned in a couple of issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN.
I have chosen number 68, April 2012 for you to read
 THE MAKSIMIR PARK - A WALK THROUGH TIME by Danijela Kovacevic who writes
“Quercus rubra, the northern red oak, symbolized everlasting friendship “
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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 #906 on: June 07, 2019, 05:56:48 AM »
Monstera deliciosa, Deliciosa, Swiss Cheese Plant

Portugal,     Madeira   brought out a series in 1992 of four stamps 
 FRUTOS  E   PLANTAS SUBTROPICAIS   DA MADEIRA
FRUITS AND PLANTS OF SUBTROPIC REGIONS OF MADEIRA

I wonder how many of you had a Swiss Cheese Plant in their home at one time.
We had one on the well-lit stairs about thirty years ago. I don't remember what happened to it.
If I don't find a better example to snap I will post this photo of a Monstera which is outside the electric company offices. Even though It is in a very exposed position and quite near the sea it is actually doing quite well.

This plant is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 93, July 2018 in
THE DELICIOUS MONSTER by Sue Wake
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #907 on: June 10, 2019, 06:13:22 AM »
Plectranthus barbatus, the accepted name for Coleus barbatus.

This stamp is in a nine stamp series issued by Uganda in 1969.

Plectranthus barbatus
is mentioned in the journal of
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY,
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN issue number 92, April 2018
in
RIOT AND RESTRAINT- A GARDEN
IN FREMANTLE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA by Margot Tobin
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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 #908 on: June 11, 2019, 05:23:21 AM »
Gentiana acaulis, Gentian, ENZIAN
Leontopodium nivale, Edelweiss, EDELWEISS
Rhododendron hirsutum, Alpine Rose, ALMRAUSCH.

A stamp issued by Austria in 2007 showing three Alpine flowers.

I was sent  this postcard in 1975 depicting these three Alpine flowers and more.

To read about a visit by some members of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY to several gardens in Switzerland go to THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 29, July 2002 and read
TICINO, SWITZERLAND 11-14 April 2002 by Freda Cox
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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 #909 on: June 12, 2019, 05:34:50 AM »

Pareulype berberata

The Royal Mail issued a 10 stamp series featuring ENDANGERED INSECTS of the UK in 2008
I will be posting a scan of the stamp and a scan of part of the information leaflet from the presentation pack.
The presentation pack was sent to me by my friend Helen in Scotland

Since I don't have photos of insects I won't be adding my photos to these posts
Anyone wanting to add their photos is very welcome

As you can imagine, there is no reference to this moth in
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN. However if you are waiting for me to recommend an article for you to read go to issue number 62, October 2010 and read
DOMAINE DU RAYOL by Caroline Harbouri
There are also photos
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/62-domaine.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

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #910 on: June 18, 2019, 07:04:31 AM »
Rosa damascena, Damask Rose 

A stamp issued by Israel in 1981

I don't actually have a photo of a named Damask Rose but the rose on this photo looks a bit like the rose depicted on the stamp. Apparently I had snapped this rose somewhere in Corinth on my way to do some shopping.

Rosa damascena is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 34, October 2003.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF ROSE VARIETIES by George Sfikas 
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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 #911 on: June 19, 2019, 06:12:44 AM »
Gallus gallus domesticus, Rooster, Coq, Cockerel, Cock

A stamp issued by Canada in 2017 to celebrate the Chinese New Year
 THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER

Not having a photo of a cockerel I am posting this nursery rhyme from my children’s old book

Chickens along with goats and sheep are mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 91, January 2018 in
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA - THE 2017 AGM
 by Alisdair Aird and Helena Wiesner
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Charithea

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #912 on: June 19, 2019, 11:57:53 AM »
Hilary I admire your inventiveness.
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 #913 on: June 20, 2019, 05:40:38 AM »
Parkinsonia aculeata, Jerusalem thorn

There are 15 stamps in the series named FLOWERING TREES issued by Barbados in 2005.

The photos are of a Jerusalem thorn growing by the side of the dry river bed in Corinth. The river bed has now been enclosed and where the Jerusalem thorn and Shrub tobacco grew by the side of a road has been covered in concrete.

This useful plant is mentioned in several issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, go to number 78, October 2014 and read
FAVOURITE TREES IN OUR GARDEN ON THE COSTA BLANCA by Carol Hawes.

At the end of the article there is a footnote about the seeds which can be obtained from  THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY seed exchange

Also for photographs of some of the trees mentioned in the article, see
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY website
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/78-trees.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

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #914 on: June 21, 2019, 05:50:27 AM »
Opuntia tuna Mill, Tabaibo, Prickly Pear

 Portugal,     Madeira   brought out a series in 1992 of four stamps 
 FRUTOS  E   PLANTAS SUBTROPICAIS   DA MADEIRA
FRUITS AND PLANTS OF SUBTROPIC REGIONS OF MADEIRA

The photo is of the first prickly pear plant I ever saw on Corfu in 1965

Looking through  THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY journal index to find a reference to Opuntia I rejected one or two articles then came across this
OPUNTIA AND COCHINEAL by D.J.Bracey
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 63, January 2011
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