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 #1110 on: October 11, 2020, 05:30:28 AM »
Ipomoea pes-caprae, Trailing Morning Glory

A stamp issued by St. Christopher- Nevis- Anguilla in 1971 in a series of four stamps named INDIGENOUS FLORA

Ipomoea is mentioned, in general, in many issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
I chose number 53, July 2008 for you to read
MADEIRA: THE FLOATING GARDEN
  by Stella Harding and Megan Toms

Photographs of the Monte Palace Garden can be seen here

http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/53-madeira.html

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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 #1111 on: October 15, 2020, 07:08:13 AM »
Ferocactus glaucescens, Glaucus barrel cactus

A stamp issued in 1965 by Romania to celebrate
 the 45th Anniversary of the Founding of Cluj Botanical Garden 
There are 10 stamps in this series

Ferocactus
is mentioned in
GARDENING IN A SPANISH NATURE RESERVE
By Beate M. Henz
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 81, July 2015
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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 #1112 on: October 16, 2020, 06:13:04 AM »
Perilla frutescens, Σίσο

North Korea issued a four-stamp series in 1974 named
OIL PRODUCING PLANTS 

Perilla is mentioned in a few issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
I chose number 90, October 2017 to read COMPROMISES by Caroline Harbouri
 
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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 #1113 on: October 18, 2020, 07:08:19 AM »
Paeonia romanica, synonym for Paeonia peregrina Miller

A stamp issued by Romania in 1961 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Botanical Garden, Bucharest. There are nine stamps in the series

Paeonia peregrina is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
number 83, January 2016 in
EPIRUS, THE NORTH, THE MOUNTAINS…
By Caroline Davies
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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 #1114 on: October 19, 2020, 07:23:53 AM »
Campanula carpatica, Carpathian harebell

A stamp issued by Romania in 1967 in a six-stamp series named
 MOUNTAIN FLORA

Campanula carpatica is mentioned in THE BLESSINGS OF RAIN:
MAY 2004 IN LAZIO
By Annemarie Kasteel
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 40, April 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 #1115 on: October 20, 2020, 05:40:04 AM »
Tamarindus indica

A stamp issued by Montserrat in 1976. There are 15 stamps in the series named FLOWERING TREES but I think I only have this one

This tree is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 25, July 2001
In WATERING IN THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN. PART 2: SALINITY
By Hugo Latymer
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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 #1116 on: October 21, 2020, 07:17:15 AM »
Axiocerses Styx, MWANAMIGUNGA

A stamp issued by Tanzania in 1973 in a series of 15 stamps named BUTTERFLIES

It is not likely that I find a reference to a butterfly from Tanzania in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, however, I do like to point you to an article I have not recommended before so here goes

A HERBARIUM WITH AUSTRALIAN PLANTS IN SWITZERLAND
by Edith Haeuser
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 90, October 2017
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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 #1117 on: October 22, 2020, 05:56:10 AM »
Centaurea pinnatifida

A stamp issued by Romania in a six-stamp series named
 MOUNTAIN FLORA

Centaurea, without saying which one, is mentioned in
 COMMON GROUND by June Grindley
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 55, January 2009

There are photos to be seen of this garden here
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/55-commonground.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 #1118 on: October 23, 2020, 05:57:32 AM »
Helianthus annuus, Sunflower, Ηλίανθος

North Korea issued a four-stamp series in 1974 named
OIL PRODUCING PLANTS 

A couple of years ago some flower beds were built on top of the covered-in dry river bed. These beds were planted with plants which withstand the Mediterranean climate, then left to their own devices. It looks as if someone with a strimmer comes along once or twice a year and cuts down the inevitable weeds.
However, near a coffee shop in amongst the municipal planting of rosemary and lantana someone has planted coleus, a few sunflower seeds and what looks like gourd seeds.
This is one of the sunflower plants which I see from the photo someone has supported with a pole

Helianthus annuus is in a list of
 SOME WONDERFUL MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE PLANTS by Judy Thomas
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 91, January 2018
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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 #1119 on: October 24, 2020, 03:52:20 PM »
Thank you again Hilary. I loved the Butterfly, then along came the delicate Centauria and now the Sunflower.  All gorgeous.
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 #1120 on: October 25, 2020, 07:51:58 AM »
Dahlia hybrida

A stamp issued by Romania in 1964 in a series of eight stamps named
GARDEN FLOWERS

As you would expect dahlias are mentioned in many issues of
  THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, I chose number 57, July 2009
for you to read MOUNT STEWART by Melanie Peterson


There are two photos of MOUNT STEWART  here
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/57-stewart.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 #1121 on: October 26, 2020, 06:25:52 AM »
Aquilegia vulgaris, AKELEI

A stamp issued by Austria in 1966 in a six-stamp series named ALPINE FLORA

The photo of Aquilegia is on my computer, I rather think it was sent to me by a friend who lives in Leeds, UK

Aquilegia is mentioned many times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN but not this particular one
I am always pleased to find an article I have nor recommended before and especially so if there are photographs on THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY website illustrating the article

CASTLEMAINE GARDENS by Jan Flanigan
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 70, October 2012

http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/70-castlemaine.html
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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 #1122 on: October 27, 2020, 06:46:30 AM »
Acer saccharum, Sugar maple

This stamp was issued in 1967 by Ireland in a two-stamp series depicting the Maple leaf
1967 was the year Canada celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation 1867-1967
AONTAS is Irish for UNION 

Acer saccharum is mentioned in

SOME MAPLES (ACER) SUITABLE FOR GARDEN USE IN MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATES by Philip McMillan Browse
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 8, Spring 1997
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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 #1123 on: October 28, 2020, 08:44:59 AM »
Sallya rosa, accepted name being Sevenia rosa, MWENDAKUSI


A stamp issued by Tanzania in 1973 in a series of 15 stamps named BUTTERFLIES
It is not likely that I find a reference to a butterfly from Tanzania in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, however, I do like to point you to an article I have not recommended before so here goes

 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 84, April 2016
GARDENS FOR WILDLIFE: A CALIFORNIA PERSPECTIVE
 by Katherine Greenberg

There are many articles, with photographs, about wildlife on the website of
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY which you can find if you follow this link 

http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/wildlife.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 #1124 on: October 31, 2020, 07:16:00 AM »
Hottonia palustris, Water violet

A stamp issued by Romania in 1966 in an eight-stamp series named
AQUATIC PLANTS

This plant is mentioned in
 THE AQUATICS AND THEIR CULTIVATION IN MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATES
By Gianluca Corazza
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 8, Spring 1997
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