Cover Drawings of the Journal

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Alisdair

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Re: Cover Drawings of the Journal
« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2019, 09:47:02 AM »
I think your second picture is Cyclamen hederifolium, Hilary - or rather one of its local tougher-leafed varieties, such as the one from Crete that some botanists call C. confusum
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« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2019, 05:41:52 AM »
The photo was taken in Hyde Hall Gardens,  late September 2015.
Unfortunately I didn't take a photo of the label but I noted the plant as Cyclamen hederifolium.
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« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2019, 05:43:54 AM »
Pomegranate, Punica granatum

The cover illustration of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 55, January 2009, is by Katharine Fedden
The two photos of pomegranates in different stages of development are both from a small tree growing in a garden in Sparta.
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« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2019, 08:02:30 AM »
Primula vulgaris, Primrose

The cover illustration of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 24, April 2001, is by Polly Morris

It is years since I have seen a primrose growing in the wild but I do have a photograph of primroses in the gardens of Sherborne Castle, Dorset taken in the spring of 2008.

Primula vulgaris
is mentioned as
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“found plentifully in the woods of Arcadia”
in DE ODORATO by Duncan Graham
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 27, January 2002.
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Re: Cover Drawings of the Journal - primroses
« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2019, 10:53:52 AM »
Hilary, they do grow very well indeed in higher places in most Mediterranean countries. These ones were on a very shaly slope in the Peloponnese, only a very few miles from the sea as the crow flies, but a long climb up! (I find it very difficult to agree with those eccentric botanists who treat P. vulgaris as just a variety of P. acaulis....)
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« Reply #35 on: August 11, 2019, 01:02:32 PM »
I wonder where in Arcadia they grow ?
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« Reply #36 on: August 12, 2019, 08:29:46 AM »
Hilary, They were up above Exochori, beside the unmade high road through the hills across to Githio via Kokkina Louria; lots of other primrose places in that area above about 1,000 ft
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« Reply #37 on: August 17, 2019, 05:33:56 AM »
Lagerstroemia speciosa, Crepe Myrtle


The cover illustration of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 61, July 2010, is by Megan Toms
I took both photos in Sparta, one with an insect in the spring and the other in the autumn.

Lagerstroemia indica is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 83. January 2016
Read
TREES IN BRISBANE by Jan Flanigan
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« Reply #38 on: August 24, 2019, 11:22:07 AM »
Fremontodendron californicum

The cover illustration of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 12, Spring 1998 is by Derek Toms and is based on a photograph supplied by Jenny Bussey.

Fremontodendron is mentioned in
DROUGHT: SURVIVORS AND NON- SURVIVORS by Joan M. Tesei
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, number 36, April 2004

I don’t think I have recommended this article before
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« Reply #39 on: August 31, 2019, 06:17:05 AM »
Cynara scolymus, Globe artichoke

The cover illustration for THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 2, Autumn 1995 is by Derek Toms.

I don't believe it but there is not a single photo of artichokes in my archives yet I have cleaned and cooked literally hundreds of them in the past.

However, I was sent these two photos of artichokes growing and flowering in a plot in one of the suburbs of Athens.

Artichokes are mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 94 October 2018
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A NOVICE GROWING A VEGETABLE GARDEN IN EDINBURGH by Stelios Deverakis   
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« Reply #40 on: September 07, 2019, 05:52:16 AM »
Zantedeschia aethiopica, Calla lily
 
The cover illustration of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 52, April 2008 is by Megan Toms

Here are a couple of photos of Calla lilies which I have seen and snapped. The close up was taken in a garden in Corinth in 2014 and the group this year in Nea Oitylo, Peloponnese, both times in April.

Calla lilies are mentioned many times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN. Today I chose the first issue number 1 ,Summer 1995 for you to read
A NATIVE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN by Heidi Gildemeister
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« Reply #41 on: September 07, 2019, 05:57:03 AM »
The cover illustration for TMG number 52 by Megan Toms
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« Reply #42 on: September 14, 2019, 06:34:02 AM »
Ficus sycomorus, Sycamore fig

The cover of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 90, October 2017 is by Veronica Hadjiphani-Lorenzetti.

As luck would have it I have a few photos of the Sycamore fig together with a notice at Aghia Napa, Cyprus.

For those of you acquainted with this tree the trunk in the photo may look a bit strange. My son A doctored the photo to exclude the person standing next to the tree. The trunk, as it was in 2005, can be seen in the photo of the large branch.   

The Sycamore fig is mentioned only once in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN and that in number 13, Summer 1998.
You will find it on page thirteen in the article
 THE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF PALERMO by Sabine Rossini Oliva 

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« Reply #43 on: September 14, 2019, 10:13:32 AM »
These fruit used to be popular in Cyprus but, as with many things, they are not to the liking of the younger generation. Possibly due to the fact that they need a bit of work before they can be eaten.
The photos were taken in 2013 when there were 3 trees surviving in a car park outside a storage warehouse in Limassol. Last year we noticed that they had suffered the fate of the majority of their brothers and had been cut down.
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)

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« Reply #44 on: September 14, 2019, 10:52:53 AM »
What a shame
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