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
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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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Hilary

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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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Hilary

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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
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