Cover Drawings of the Journal

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Hilary

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Re: Cover Drawings of the Journal
« Reply #45 on: September 21, 2019, 07:09:28 AM »
Eryngium maritimum, Sea Holly

The cover illustration for THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 43, January 2006 is by Polly Morris.

I was lucky enough to find these two photos of Eryngium maritimum in my archives. The photos were taken in August 2006 on the beach near Maronia in the region of East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece.

Sea Holly is mentioned several times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN. Today I point you to issue number 52, April 2008 to read
 SOLLER BOTANICAL GARDEN by Robin Musters   
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« Reply #46 on: September 28, 2019, 06:17:45 AM »
This cover illustration of the Journal THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 69, July 2012 is by Flavio Zanon

The illustration features a Eucalyptus tree and a Koala Bear

Eucalyptus caesia subsp. magna
Phascolarctos cinereus koala
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« Reply #47 on: October 05, 2019, 07:22:18 AM »
Helleborus orientalis, Lenten Rose

The cover illustration for THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 64, April 2011 is by Megan Toms

I have several photos of different Hellebores none of which I have identified.

It would be great if someone could put a name to them.

Helleborus orientalis
is mentioned in MY GARDEN IN THE ADELAIDE HILLS by Margaret Paterson in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 21, July 2000
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Re: Cover Drawings of the Journal
« Reply #48 on: October 12, 2019, 06:49:58 AM »
Pomegranates

The cover illustration for THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 95 January 2019 is by Maggie Niagassas.

It is pomegranate time again and I once more found something in the house depicting pomegranates. It would be interesting to know just what the message in an Asian language says. I will post photos of both sides of the wooden plaque. 

Looking through the above mentioned journal I searched for references to pomegranates and was pleased to find such a topical subject.
AUTUMN COLOUR by Lindsay Blyth
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Re: Cover Drawings of the Journal
« Reply #49 on: October 19, 2019, 08:05:40 AM »
Helleborus foetidus, Stinking hellebore

The cover illustration for THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 48, April 2007 is by Katharine Fedden

Helleborus foetidus is mentioned in several issues of the journal
Today I chose number 93, July 2018 for you  to read
BEYOND THE UMBRIAN GARDEN by Christine Margerum
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Re: Cover Drawings of the Journal
« Reply #50 on: October 25, 2019, 08:27:17 PM »
Hyparrhenia hirta and Scabiosa graminifolia

The cover illustration of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 85, July 2016 is by Gabriel Rochard.
 
 I looked up their common names and I did not recognize their official names.
Hyparrhenia hirta = Common thatching grass.
Scabiosa graminifolia = Grass-leaved scabious

Hyparrhenia hirta
is mentioned as a useful grass to use as a slope stabilizer in
SUSTAINABLE PLANTS FOR MEDITERRANEAN HORTICULTURE IN ISRAEL by Ori Frogman-Sapir
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 76, April 2014
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Re: Cover Drawings of the Journal
« Reply #51 on: November 02, 2019, 07:12:24 AM »
Jacaranda mimosifolia

The cover illustration of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 66, October 2011 is By Megan Bozkurt

The photo, showing a Jacaranda tree in full blossom, was lifted from this Forum. The tree is in the garden of Mr. and Mrs. J Joynes in Cyprus.
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Re: Cover Drawings of the Journal
« Reply #52 on: November 02, 2019, 08:03:30 AM »
There are many references to Jacaranda mimosifolia in THE MEDITTERANEAN GARDEN.

I quickly chose SANCTUARY by Mary Graham for you to read today. The article is in journal number 90, October 2017
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Re: Cover Drawings of the Journal
« Reply #53 on: November 09, 2019, 09:02:12 AM »
Poppies
The cover illustration of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 70, October 2012 is by Megan Bozkurt

Poppies are mentioned in nearly all issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN. In number 70 read
A CONVERSATION IN THE MOORISH GARDEN OF CREVILLENTE
By Pedro Jose Moya 

The photo is of a poppy in a friend's garden

Poppies
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
  That mark our place; and in the sky
  The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
John McCrae
May 1915
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Re: Cover Drawings of the Journal
« Reply #54 on: November 16, 2019, 08:39:15 AM »
Macrolepiota procera, parasol mushroom

The cover drawing of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 58, October is of Macrolepiota procera and drawn by Megan Toms

As luck would have it a photo of this very mushroom featured on the Face Book page of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY a few days ago.

Mushrooms, but not specifically this one, are mentioned in many issues of
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
I am always pleased to come across an article I haven't recommended before and I think this is one of them

WALKING AMONG THE OAKS OF KEA by Alexander Seferiades in issue number 88, April 2017
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Re: Cover Drawings of the Journal
« Reply #55 on: November 23, 2019, 07:38:51 AM »
Paulownia tormentosa, Empress Tree, Princess Tree, Foxglove Tree

The cover illustration of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 65, July 2011is by Megan Bozkurt.

The photo, from a garden in Cyprus, was lifted from this Forum where there is a long discussion about the tree

PAULOWNIAS by Duncan Ackery can be found in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 7 Winter 1996/7

I believe back numbers of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN are available from the secretary
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Re: Cover Drawings of the Journal
« Reply #56 on: November 23, 2019, 07:44:08 AM »
Sorry, spelling mistake

Paulownia tomentosa
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Re: Cover Drawings of the Journal
« Reply #57 on: November 30, 2019, 09:08:45 AM »
Lysimachia nummularia, Creeping Jenny

 The cover illustration of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 62, October 2010 is by Megan Toms.

Sorry no photo

I was lucky enough to find two references to Lysimachia nummularia in

 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 72, April 2013
Read GARDENERíS QUESTION TIME by June Grindley

and
ORNAMENTAL GRASSES IN AN ITALIAN GARDEN
By Ida Tonini
TMG 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