Cover Drawings of the Journal

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Alisdair

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Re: Cover Drawings of the Journal
« Reply #60 on: December 18, 2019, 09:33:28 AM »
Hilary, you might be interested in this plant of Podophyllum hexandrum that I saw some years ago in the very un-mediterranean surroundings of a cold damp Himalayan forest in Bhutan....
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« Reply #61 on: December 18, 2019, 10:51:58 AM »
Interesting
I can't quite see how the flower would open
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« Reply #62 on: December 19, 2019, 11:43:22 AM »
The leaf opens like a parasol, and then the flowers hang at the top of the stem but underneath the parasol
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« Reply #63 on: December 21, 2019, 08:14:48 AM »
Hedera helix, Ivy

The cover illustration of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 51, January 2008 is by Katharine Fedden.

The photo of ivy has been lurking on my computer since December 2016.
Now I see that the plant could have done with a good hose down!

Ivy, Hedera helix is mentioned in DALIS GARDEN by Oriol Aquila in
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 35, January 2004
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« Reply #64 on: December 28, 2019, 11:59:50 AM »
Phlomis fruticosa, Jerusalem Sage

The cover illustration of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 5, Summer 1996 was drawn by Derek Toms.

The first photo of Phlomis fruticosa was taken in 2012 somewhere on Taygetus when we had joined a walk organized by members of
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY.

The last two photos are of municipal planting in Thessaloniki, May 2017.

Phlomis fruticosa is mentioned in PLANTS IN PATHS by Fleur Pavlidis.
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 69, July 2012.
There are photos to illustrate this article here

http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/69-paths.html
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« Reply #65 on: December 30, 2019, 08:38:59 AM »
Sorry this last post should have been in a different thread
(OK Hilary, I've moved it across from Plants of the World on Postage Stamps)
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« Reply #66 on: January 04, 2020, 08:21:26 AM »
Rhododendron trancongii

The cover illustration of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 68, April 2012 is by Isik Guner.

Sorry no photo

There are many references to Rhododendrons in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN but many seem to be rather negative.
However, I decided on

THOUGHTS ON ARCADIA AND GARDENING by Gian Lupo Osti in
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 44, April 2006
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« Reply #67 on: January 11, 2020, 06:46:45 AM »
Lilium speciosum

The cover illustration for THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 73, July 2013 is by Megan Bozkurt.

I am adding the photo of a Lemon Lily discussed a few days ago here
findhttp://www.mgsforum.org/smf/index.php?topic=2682.msg20947#msg20947

Lilies are mentioned in any amount of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
I chose number 35, January 2004 for you to read
SCENT FROM THE SOUTH by Joanna Millar
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« Reply #68 on: January 18, 2020, 06:28:54 AM »
Anonymous

The cover of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 8, Spring 1997 seems to be anonymous
The drawing is by Derek Toms who provided most of the illustrations of the first journals.

His obituary is in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 33, July 2003
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« Reply #69 on: January 25, 2020, 07:56:31 AM »
Protea cynaroides, King Protea

The cover drawing of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 71, January 2013 is by Margaret Johnston

Not having a photo of this plant I am posting a scan of a postage stamp issued by South Africa

Protea cynaroides is mentioned several times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN. I am pointing you to the last time it was mentioned, in number 90, October 2017, in
CONQUERING TABLE MOUNTAIN by Kirsten Honeyman
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« Reply #70 on: February 01, 2020, 07:47:32 AM »
Anonymous
Another anonymous cover illustration of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN this time drawn by Freda Cox.
Issue number 16, Spring 1999

Looking through this journal I find there are 9 articles which I have not yet recommended. I will have to do some homework.

In the same issue I read
ON THE MAKING OF GARDENS:
3. SITES, THEMES AND THE NUANCES OF DESIGN
By Martin Wood

I have now included a full page drawing used to illustrate this article based on a photograph supplied by Martin Wood

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« Reply #71 on: February 08, 2020, 08:35:18 AM »
Lonicera spp.

The cover drawing of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 89, July 2017, is by Veronica Hadjiphani-Lorenzetti

The photo of Honeysuckle was taken at Stonehenge in June 2009

Lonicera is mentioned by Piero Caneti in
PROBLEMS OF ACCLIMATISATION: DROUGHT
 in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 19. Winter 2000
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« Reply #72 on: February 15, 2020, 09:12:52 AM »
Ptilostemon chamaepeuce

The cover drawing of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 83, January 2016 is by Veronica Hadjiphani-Lorenzetti

I don't have a photo of this plant but a while ago I found this link

http://www.cretanflora.com/ptilostemon_chamaepeuce.html

Ptilostemon chamaepeuce is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 97, July 2019 in
REMEMBERING A GARDEN ON A GREEK HILLSIDE-
SPAROZA 1979-80: PART 4
SPRING
By Graham Kendall

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« Reply #73 on: February 15, 2020, 12:14:58 PM »
I germinated a seed of Ptilostemon chamaepeuce a few years ago and kept the plant going until last autumn when it died. I suspect we had too much rain for it last year. It never flowered for me  but the leaves and the shape of the plant were a pleasure in themselves. I have got more seeds to try again this year. Fingers crossed.
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0C. Summer temperatures up to 40C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.

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« Reply #74 on: February 15, 2020, 01:05:24 PM »
Good luck with your seeds
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