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 #1020 on: February 14, 2020, 07:03:43 AM »
Rosa, Queen Elizabeth

New Zealand issued a nine postage stamp series depicting roses.in 1975

I don't have a photo of the Queen Elizabeth rose but a couple of days ago I decided to go for a gentle walk around the neighbourhood and came across this pink rose .

Realizing that today, Saint Valentine's Day, the internet will be buzzing with red hearts and photos of flowers  I quickly put this post together; luckily the stamp was waiting patiently in the wings as it were. 

Roses are mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 55, January 2009
COMMON GROUND by June N. Grindley
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Hilary

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« Reply #1021 on: February 14, 2020, 07:25:10 AM »
COMMON GROUND by June N. Grindley can be found on page 24
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 55, January 2009

There are some photos of the garden here
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/55-commonground.html
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Alisdair

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« Reply #1022 on: February 14, 2020, 09:32:41 AM »
Hilary, that rose you found does look very like Her Royal Highness!
Alisdair Aird
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Hilary

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« Reply #1023 on: February 17, 2020, 06:19:32 AM »
Anemone hupehensis, Chinese anemone

A flowery stamp issued by the DDR in 1982 in a six stamp series named FLOWERS

I saw and snapped this plant a few times in the UK one September; it seemed to be in every garden I passed.

Anemone hupehensis is  mentioned once in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN in
THE ASPIDISTRA AND THE CATS by Caroline Harbouri.
Issue number 41, July 2005
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Hilary

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« Reply #1024 on: February 17, 2020, 06:24:28 AM »
And the stamp
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Hilary

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« Reply #1025 on: February 18, 2020, 06:55:13 AM »
Brachychiton acerfolius. Illawarra Flame

This stamp and another three were issued by Australia in 1978
In a series named TREES

There is at least one Illawarra Flame growing in the pavements of Corinth .The photo was taken in June 2012

Brachychiton acerfolius is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 25, July 2001
Read
A ZAKYNTHOS GARDEN: NEW ARRIVALS  by Christina Riganeli

You can read all about this tree here
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/RFK7/key/RFK7/Media/Html/entities/Brachychiton_acerifolius.htm
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Alisdair

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« Reply #1026 on: February 18, 2020, 08:46:33 AM »
Extraordinary! I'd have fallen over backwards to walk round a corner and find that tree on a European sidewalk, Hilary!
Alisdair Aird
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Hilary

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« Reply #1027 on: February 18, 2020, 09:26:09 AM »
Next time I go down that street I will see how the Illawarra Flame  it is doing . I seem to remember it was very straggly
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John J

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« Reply #1028 on: February 18, 2020, 12:49:10 PM »
I've seen its relative Brachychiton populneus planted as a street tree here in Cyprus, and this one planted in the grounds of some hotels on the island. We were given a very small B. acerifolius by a friend and fellow MGS member, Demetrios, last year and are eagerly waiting for it to mature enough to flower. Could be a bit of a wait! :(
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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« Reply #1029 on: February 19, 2020, 06:53:35 AM »
Bombinator pachypus

A stamp issued by Yugoslavia in 1962 in a nine stamp series named AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES

I couldn't find much information about this amphibian except that its accepted name is Bombina pachypus

All kinds of wildlife are mentioned by Irmtraud Gotsis in A GARDEN IN AGRILI THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 4, Spring 1996
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Alisdair

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« Reply #1030 on: February 19, 2020, 09:48:50 AM »
Hilary, I found this on the internet: "Bombinator (early access - under construction) is an extremely dynamic 3d action game based on cool concepts proven in legends like Bomberman, Dyna Blaster or MegaBlast." So there's something for you to try!
Alisdair Aird
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Hilary

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« Reply #1031 on: February 20, 2020, 06:31:07 AM »
Oh dear, not another game to distract people from the straight and narrow, which is Mediterranean gardening
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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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« Reply #1032 on: February 20, 2020, 06:33:40 AM »
Callistemon teretifolius, Flinders Ranges Bottlebrush

A stamp issued by Australia in 1975 in a two stamp series.

I don't have a photo of this particular Callistemon but on seeing the one and only photo I have of a Callistemon I decided to post it here. From the date on the photo and consulting my diary I realized that I must have pinched a flower from the small tree growing in the backyard of the block of flats !

Callistemon in general is mentioned several times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN Today I am recommending that you read
THE 2014 AGM: 1.
THE PRE-AGM GARDEN TOUR, 
LANGUEDOC AND LUBERON
By Ruth Caple
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 79, January 2015

Those interested in postage stamps depicting Australian plants should go to this website.
 I think I will devote an afternoon looking at the site

https://www.anbg.gov.au/stamps/stamp.634.html
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« Reply #1033 on: February 20, 2020, 10:04:14 AM »
Sadly the taxonomists have been at it again and this is now Melaleuca orophila!
cheers
fermi
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Hilary

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« Reply #1034 on: February 20, 2020, 11:09:22 AM »
Oh dear
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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