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 #945 on: July 30, 2019, 09:24:48 AM »
Zinnia elegans, Zinnia

 Belarus issued an eight stamp series designed by Alexander Mityanin named FLOWERS in 2008

The photo was taken somewhere in the wilds of London, September 2013.

There are plenty of articles in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN mentioning Zinnia in passing.
I was pleased to find an article which I don't think I have pointed you to before
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 74, October 2013
BEAUTIFUL BELVEDERE:
A MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN IN MARIN COUNTY
By E. Kirsten Honeyman

As an added bonus you can see some photos of this garden if you follow this link
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/74-belvedere.html
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Alisdair

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« Reply #946 on: July 31, 2019, 07:39:40 AM »
Like so often, Hilary, a very good pictorial match!
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 #947 on: July 31, 2019, 04:27:47 PM »
Petunia hybrida, Petunia

 Belarus issued  an eight stamp series designed by Alexander Mityanin named FLOWERS in 2008

The photo was taken in a friend’s garden in 2016. Petunias seem to be very popular here in Greece during the summer.
 
Petunias are mentioned in
TWO VERY DIFFERENT APPROACHES IN A CORFU GARDEN by Cali Doxiadis
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 25, July 2001
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #948 on: September 05, 2019, 05:25:06 AM »
Australian flowers

 Looking in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 61, July 2010 I came across three articles which I have never referred to before and, by coincidence, I have a stamp suitable for each article.

WARMER, DRIER FUTURE FOR GARDENERS AND THEIR GARDENS
 by Trevor Nottle

Australia issued a greetings stamp in 1990 depicting a bouquet of Australian flowers, so far I have only recognized a bottle brush plant and a wattle
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #949 on: September 06, 2019, 05:22:12 AM »
Ophrys insectifera, Fly orchid

Ireland issued a 5 stamp series in 2005 named WILD FLOWERS

Ophrys, but not this one, is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 54, October 2008.
Read
A VISIT TO EPIRUS, NORTHERN GREECE by Jorun Tharaldsen
To see photos from this trip to Northern Greece go to this link then scroll down to May 2008
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/branches-uk-b.html
The photos are by Jorun Tharaldsen, Davina Michaelidis and Colin Cross
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #950 on: September 08, 2019, 05:23:19 AM »
Tussilago farfara, Coltsfoot

Sweden issued this stamp in 2003 in a series named SPRING FLOWERS.
There are three stamps in the series

Tussilago farfara is mentioned in a list of plants seen on a  trip to Epirus.
EPIRUS – THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY TRIP, MAY 2015
by John Joynes in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 82, October 2015

To see photos from the trip and read the article go here
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/82-epirus.html
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #951 on: September 09, 2019, 05:25:15 AM »
Pulsatilla grandis, Greater Pasque Flower 

Slovenia issued a series of flower stamps in 2007
There are 14 stamps in the series which is named FLORA

The photo of Pulsatilla vulgaris was taken in the spring of 2009 in the Poison Garden at Alnwick

There is a dearth of references to this plant in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
I point you to issue number 42, October 2005, again, to read
MOVING HOUSE by Freda Cox
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #952 on: September 10, 2019, 09:04:02 AM »
Calytrix carinata

A stamp issued by Australia in a four stamp series named DESERT SERIES

Calytrix is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN NUMBER 58, October 2009.
Read
GOOD SERVANT: BAD MASTER by Alec Cobb where he explains
Quote
“the role of smoke as a cue in breaking the dormancy of certain seeds that are hard to germinate.”
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« Reply #953 on: September 10, 2019, 02:43:32 PM »
Hi Hilary,
not the same species, but a few pics from my "back catalog"  ;D
cheers
fermi
Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
member of AGS, SRGC, NARGS
working as a physio to support my gardening habit!

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #954 on: September 11, 2019, 05:51:13 AM »
Very pretty, a useful looking plant
Thanks for the photos
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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 #955 on: September 11, 2019, 05:52:22 AM »
Primula veris, Cowslip

Sweden issued a three self-adhesive stamp series in 2003 named
SPRING FLOWERS

Primula veris is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 42, October 2005 in MOVING HOUSE by Freda Cox
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #956 on: September 12, 2019, 05:43:13 AM »
Juniperus communis, Common juniper

A self-adhesive stamp issued by Finland in 2002

Common juniper is mentioned in several issues of  THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
Read
HIGH SUMMER AT SPAROZA by Jennifer Gay, number 39 January 2005
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #957 on: September 15, 2019, 06:12:58 AM »
Primula vulgaris, Primrose

Ireland issued a seven stamp series in 2004 named WILD FLOWERS
 
The photo was taken on that useful trip to Sherbourne Castle in the spring of 2008

Primroses are mentioned by John Rendall in NATIVES AND CULTIVARS
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN NUMBER 65, July 2011
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #958 on: September 16, 2019, 06:12:03 AM »
Cocos nucifera, coconut

There are twelve stamps in the series named CROPS issued by Kenya in 2001.

The photo is not of a coconut being washed up on a tropical shore but one bought from a supermarket and snapped, early in the morning, in the waves on Corinth beach.

There are several references to coconuts in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN. In my quest to find an article I have not recommend in the past  I came across THE CHELSEA PHYSIC GARDEN by Melanie Dawe in issue 52, April 2008.
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #959 on: September 17, 2019, 05:59:16 AM »
Bouquet of Australian flowers

A greetings stamp issued by Australia in 1992

There is no shortage of articles about Australia in
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
I have chosen number 36, April 2004 for you to read 
THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA by Meg Bentley
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