Cover Drawings of the Journal

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Hilary

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Re: Cover Drawings of the Journal
« Reply #90 on: April 21, 2020, 08:20:56 AM »
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a mist of white and blue amongst the grasses
how lovely, I can image it
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Hilary

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« Reply #91 on: April 21, 2020, 08:24:43 AM »
Today we organised ourselves to go to the Post Office  as 8 am to pick up the mail from our PO Box, after I don't know how many weeks.  As I had expected the journal was there.how exciting, so many interesting articles to read and the cover to scan
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Hilary

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« Reply #92 on: April 25, 2020, 07:39:24 AM »
A while ago I realized that I was only scanning the journal cover illustration if it depicted a plant, the idea being to include a photo of the plant if I could and hopefully for others to add their photos. Now I am about to correct this by scanning the journal cover illustrations of gardens and scenes. I have photos of two or three of the places depicted but mostly they are of gardens still on my list to see.

Today we have the cover illustration   of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 3, Winter 1995/6
As most of the illustrations in the early journals, the drawing was made by Derek Toms
The drawing depicts La Mortola

In the same journal there is an article about this garden LA MORTOLA by Joanna Millar
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Hilary

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« Reply #93 on: May 02, 2020, 06:03:21 AM »
In this thread, in reply number 77, 7th March, I write about the tortoise illustration on the back of the first journal. Then in reply 85, April 4th, I write about the logo of  THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY  depicting an acanthus mollis plant in front of a pithos.

Recently looking through the journal number 73, April 2013 I read an article by Fleur Pavlidis
ILLUSTRATORS OF THIS JOURNAL: 1 DEREK TOMS where she gives information about this first illustrator of the journal and one of the founding members of this society. In the article she writes” I’ll be looking back at the art and artists who have given THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN its special visual attraction”

I have often thought that the illustrators are the unsung heroes of the journal and was pleased to find this article. However, I have not so far found a second article but then I haven’t looked extensively.

If for some reason Fleur could not continue writing about the illustrators it might be an idea for someone else who is looking round for something to write about. The names of three, no four, illustrators, who regularly contribute to the journal, quickly jump to my mind.
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Hilary

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« Reply #94 on: May 02, 2020, 06:18:53 AM »
The illustration on the cover of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 4, Spring 1996 is by Derek Toms and based on a photograph supplied by Martin Wood.

The illustration depicts LOTUSLAND and the first article in this journal  is GANNA WALSKA’S LOTUSLAND by Martin Wood
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Hilary

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« Reply #95 on: May 09, 2020, 05:26:26 AM »
The cover illustration of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number  6, Autumn 1996, based on a photograph supplied by Heidi Gildemeister,   is by Derek Toms

In the same journal there is an article written by Heidi Gildemeister
A GARDEN WHICH TOLERATES DROUGHT

The garden of Heidi Gildemeister is on the island of Mallorca and I suppose the cover drawing is of that garden
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John J

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« Reply #96 on: May 09, 2020, 07:48:10 AM »
I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to visit the garden on 2 separate occasions, once in the company of Heidi. It is one of the few remaining breeding sites for the Black Vulture and Heidi has given the property into the care of the Black Vulture Conservation Foundation. When we were last there they were maintaining it extremely well.
On the first visit Heidi requested that we did not take photographs. The ones below are from the second visit, trying to show the sheer size of the property. The last photo is of the MGS group enjoying a picnic lunch with the mountains in the background. The lady in the green top to the left of the picture is from the Black Vulture Foundation, unfortunately at this length of time I have forgotten her name.
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: Cover Drawings of the Journal
« Reply #97 on: May 09, 2020, 09:25:54 AM »
Thank you for jumping in with some photos, I was hoping someone would
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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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« Reply #98 on: May 16, 2020, 06:54:55 AM »
The cover illustration of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
number 7 Winter 1996/7 is by Derek Toms and depicts Roquebrune (Herault)

The photograph on which the illustration is based was supplied by Jenny Bussey.

In the same journal there is an article written by Jenny Bussey
JARDIN MEDITERRANEEN AT ROQUEBRUNE (HERAULT)

I appreciate that a few of you might not have the early copies of the journal so I found the official website of the garden for you to read

http://www.jardin-mediterraneen.fr/english-jardin.html
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Hilary

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Re: Cover Drawings of the Journal
« Reply #99 on: May 22, 2020, 05:37:10 AM »
GENERALIFE, GRANADA

The cover illustration for THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 9, Summer 1997 is by Derek Toms.
Unless stated otherwise, all the illustrations in the early copies of
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN are by Derek Toms

By coincidence we visited Granada in July 1997
Here are a couple of photos of the Generalife garden 

Granada is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 43, January 2006 in
THE 2005 AGM IN ANDALUCIA by Alisdair Aird
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Charithea

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Re: Cover Drawings of the Journal
« Reply #100 on: May 22, 2020, 05:05:32 PM »
Oh thank you. The photos bring back memories as we went to the AGM of the MGS and we had an excellent guide who patiently explained or answered any queries regarding the history of the place.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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« Reply #101 on: May 30, 2020, 06:48:44 AM »
The cover illustration of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 10, Autumn 1997 is of ‘Oenothera growing at Elizabeth Farm’ and drawn by Derek Toms.

Caroline Davies supplied the photograph on which the drawing is based.

You can read about this farm in the journal number, 9 Summer 1997 in
EVENING PRIMROSES IN THE ANTIPODES by Caroline Davies
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Charithea

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Re: Cover Drawings of the Journal
« Reply #102 on: May 30, 2020, 02:12:50 PM »
Hilary,  I have a photograph of Evening primrose Oenothera biennis that i took with my Ipad.  I hope it is o.k to go with your posting.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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« Reply #103 on: May 30, 2020, 03:47:10 PM »
Looks good, I am sure some people must be asking what Oenothera is
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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 #104 on: June 06, 2020, 05:41:17 AM »
The cover illustration of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 11, Winter 1997/8 is by Derek Toms

The cover design is based on an 18th century embroidery from Skyros in the Benaki Museum, Athens.

Those of you who wish can spend many an hour visiting the Benaki Museum from your home

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www.benaki.org

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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