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 #1215 on: February 22, 2021, 08:06:40 AM »
Phylica arborea, Island Tree

A stamp issued by Tristan da Cunha in 1972. There are 10 stamps in the series which is named FLOWERS

Phylica is mentioned once in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN in
THE STORY OF STORMS RIVER HOMESTEAD,
 A WOODLAND GARDEN IN SOUTH AFRICA by Anda Wayland

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 59, January 2010

There are some photos of the garden if you follow this link

http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/59-safrica.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 #1216 on: February 23, 2021, 09:06:27 AM »
Grevillea mucronulata, Green Spider Flower

This stamp was issued by Australia in 2007 in a four-stamp series named
WILD FLOWERS.

The Green Spider Flower is a subshrub native to New South Wales, Australia
Although this particular plant is not mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN there are many articles about Australia for me to choose from

What could be better than reading  PROPAGATING AUSTRALIAN PLANTS
by Jeff Irons in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 2 , Autumn 1995

This article about Australian plants and the whole journal can be read for free if you follow this link
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal2.pdf
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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 #1217 on: February 24, 2021, 07:58:54 AM »
Ammophila sabulosa and Calystegia soldanella
Red-banded sand wasp and Beach Morning Glory

A stamp issued by Alderney in 1997 in a three-stamp series named
FAUNA AND FLORA 

I donít seem to have a photo of either the flower or the insect

Calystegia sabulosa is mentioned in
WINDBREAK HEDGES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN: PART 1
By Piero Caneti
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 21, July 2000

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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 #1218 on: February 28, 2021, 07:59:28 AM »
Phebalium whitei

A stamp issued by Australia in 2007 in a four-stamp series named WILDFLOWERS

This plant, which is found in South East Queensland, is mentioned in
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 37, July 2004 in
GEELONG BOTANIC GARDENS by Jayne Salmon
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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 #1219 on: March 01, 2021, 09:19:23 AM »
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Kiribati issued a seven-stamp series in 1979 named LOCAL MOTIVES

The photo was taken somewhere in Corinth in November 2011

I scanned some pages from the NOUVEAU LAROUSSE ILLUSTRE and thought to share number 41, Hibiscus, on the page named FLEURS

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is mentioned in
 MANAGING MEDITERRANEANGARDENING CHALLENGES
 by
Clodagh and Dick Handscombe
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 55, January 2009
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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John J

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1220 on: Today at 11:06:27 AM »
Our Hibiscus are beginning to flower, as well as the red we have some nice white and pink coming out.
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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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1221 on: Today at 05:03:34 PM »
Blue flower

This stamp was issued by Germany on the occasion of
THE INTERNATIONAL GARDEN EXHIBITION, ROSTOCK 2003
The designers of the stamp are
Karin Blume- Zander and Andre Zander

By coincidence an article about the Greek participation in this exhibition is in
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 47, January 2007
A GREEK GARDEN FOR GREECE

By A. T. Paraskevopoulou Gibbons
See  THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY website for photographs of the Aegean Garden

http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/47-rostock.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