Plants of the world on postage stamps

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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1500 on: August 31, 2022, 05:16:37 AM »
Vitex agnus -castus, Sigret il-Virgi, Chaste Tree, Λυγαριά

One of six stamps issued by Malta in 2003

This plant is mentioned many times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
I have chosen MEMORIES OF OLD PLANTS:
ACCIDENTS AND SURVIVORS
By Caroline Harbouri
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 105, July 2021

The photo was taken ten years ago in Sparta



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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1501 on: September 01, 2022, 05:51:18 AM »
Prunus dulcis

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 109, July 2022
The drawing on the cover Prunus dulcis, the almond, is by Veronica Hadjiphani Lorenzetti

Prunus dulcis is mentioned in
THE BRUTINEL GARDENS IN ALCOY, SPAIN
By Jacqueline Charron
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 84, April 2016

For photographs of this garden see THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY website
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/84-brutinel.html

And a couple of photos
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Charithea

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1502 on: September 10, 2022, 11:19:59 AM »
A very interesting thread Hilary.  I have managed to catch up .
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1503 on: September 11, 2022, 06:39:49 AM »
Glad you managed to catch up
Statistics wise , on the threads I add to, this is the most popular one
I still have a few more stamps to add to this thread, some time in the future
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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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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1504 on: September 12, 2022, 05:26:22 AM »
Crataegus azarolus, Ghanzalor, Hawthorn

 One of six stamps issued by Malta in 2003 and designed by Maurice Tanti Burlo

The photo was taken one September in the UK

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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1505 on: October 01, 2022, 05:07:39 AM »
Mentha piperita,  a stamp issued by Taiwan in 2013

Here is some information about the stamp
I quote
Planting and the use of herb plants have grown to be a trend in recent years. To showcase the enchanting beauty of these multipurpose plants, Chunghwa Post is issuing a set of four stamps featuring Mentha × piperita, Rosmarinus officinalis, Salvia elegans, and Artemisia indica.

1. Mentha × piperita (NT$5): It is a perennial herbaceous plant of the family Lamiaceae. The plant has opposite, ovate or oval-shaped leaves. The flowers are either white or pink, and grown in whorls. It is edible, medicinally useful, and a common ingredient in essential oils, pesticides and pest repellants.

Mentha piperita, peppermint, is mentioned in
TREATING WINTER COLDS WITH HERBS
By Kate Koutrouboussis
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 42, October 2005
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1506 on: October 10, 2022, 05:53:08 AM »
Aquilegia dinarica, Dinarska kandilka

A stamp issued by Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2002

Aquilegia are mentioned in
FLORA’S FROCK: A MEDITATION
UPON BOTTICELLI’S “PRIMAVERA”
By Anthony Lyman-Dixon
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN Number 57, July 2009


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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1507 on: October 11, 2022, 06:52:52 AM »
Knautia traunicensis, Traunicka przenica

A stamp issued by Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2007

Knautia, in general, is mentioned in LESSONS FROM A GREEK GARDEN IN THE MANI
By john Hayes
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 64, April 2011

For photographs of the garden see THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY website
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/64-lessons.html
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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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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1508 on: October 12, 2022, 05:28:08 AM »
Spartium junceum, Genista safra, Spanish Broom, Σπάρτο

One of six stamps issued by Malta in 2003

The bright photo of Broom was taken in pre digital camera days somewhere in Laconia.
The second photo of Spanish Broom behind some Red valerian, Centranthus rubra, was taken one May Day somewhere in Corinthia 

Spartium junceum is mentioned in

THOUGHTS ON GARDENING
ON THE ISLAND OF ANDROS
By Jennifer Gay
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 101, July 2020

For photographs see THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY website
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/101-andros.html
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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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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1509 on: October 13, 2022, 05:26:29 AM »
Myrtus communis, Rihan, Myrtle, Μυρτιά

One of six stamps issued by Malta in 2003

The photos were taken in the Ancient Agora in Athens in 2009

Myrtus communis is mentioned in
EXPERIMENTS IN TRANQUILLITY
 By Mara Marie
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 98, October 2019

For photographs of Lokrum see  THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN website
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/98-lokrum.html
MGS member
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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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1510 on: October 15, 2022, 04:57:30 AM »
Pistacia lentiscus, Deru, Mastic Tree, Σκίνος

A stamp issued by Malta in 2003

My son M took the photo of the Pistacia lentiscus bush when he took his two daughters to see the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion

Pistacia lentiscus is mentioned in many issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
I chose

MEDITERRANEAN GARDENS MISUNDERSTOOD 
By Louisa Jones
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 107, January 2022

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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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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1511 on: November 11, 2022, 08:00:21 AM »
Papaver rhoeas, Poppy

November 11th, Remembrance Day

A stamp issued by Australia in 2011 to commemorate ANZAK Day which is on 25th April

The photo was taken one April in Ancient Corinth


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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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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1512 on: November 27, 2022, 09:47:29 AM »
Unsung Heroes, Journal 14, Autumn 1998

SILENT CONQUERORS
By Christoph Wieschus

An article about introduced plants and invasive plants

Oxalis pes-caprae, along with others, is mentioned in this article.

Since I have a postage stamps, issued by Guernsey in 1972, depicting Oxalis pes-caprae, Bermuda Buttercup, I am posting this today in the ever popular ‘Plants of the world on postage stamps’ thread.

The photos were all taken in Greece.
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1513 on: December 01, 2022, 09:14:39 AM »
Christmas tree 

A postage stamp issued by the Royal Mail in 2006 to celebrate Christmas. The four illustrations are by Tatsuro Kiuchi.

And a photo of a Fir tree somewhere I northern Greece

 Hilary

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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