Unsung Heroes , Journal 14, Autumn 1998

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Unsung Heroes, Journal 14, Autumn 1998

A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Heidi Gildemeister

In this letter the president touches on many subjects, the history of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY.  past events and plans for the future.
How it is hoped that there will be a replanting effort to plant trees where there had been devastating fires,
It is also pointed out that there are several areas around the world with a Mediterranean like climate, one being Chile.

Since Alstroemeria  and Schinus molle are mentioned as coming from Chile I searched my computer for suitable photos, The Schinus molle tree, which I often see, is very difficult to snap as the leaves  never seem to stop moving 



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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

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Unsung Heroes, Journal 14, Autumn 1998
THE KAISARIANI MONASTERY
By Caroline Harbouri

A description of the Byzantine monastery and the replanted hillside at Kaisariani on the outskirts of Athens

I have been lucky enough to have visited this Monastery two or three times in my life but cannot find the photos of the Monastery on my computer.

Now for some photos and scans 
The Monastery is featured on the cover of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 40, April 2005, with a drawing by Ken Ersser.

We received a card showing the Monastery in the snow one Christmas many years ago.

In April 2010 I joined a THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY excursion to the Monastery and garden.
A photo of the replanted hillside and one of the plants, Hypericum aegypticum, in flower
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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

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Unsung Heroes, Journal 14, Autumn 1998
ON THE MAKING OF GARDENS: 1 A BACKWARD GLANCE
 By Martin Wood

An article about how to design a garden which suits the house.
I quote from the article

Quote
‘Thomas Church in California, worked in countries with a wealth of new architectural styles with which they were able to work successfully in the modernist manner, not restrained, as it were, by the past. It is interesting to note that Church adopted a much more restrained scheme for his own home, a Victorian town house in San Francisco.’

I have scanned the drawing of the house for you to see.

The author also writes

Over the years I have come to the view that with nearly all objects simple design is good design ‘

And a scan of the drawing depicting steps with the title
Keeping it simple: steps at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C.

The drawings are by Derek Toms based on photographs supplied by Martin Wood


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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

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Unsung Heroes, Journal 14, Autumn 1998

PLANT FAMILY BIGNONIACEAE:
PART 1
By John Calderwood

An article about many members of this family ‘mainly from the tropics’ ‘frequently found in Costa Blanca gardens’

Many of these plants grow here in gardens and parks in Corinth and of which I have photos
To name a few

Campsis, Catalpa, Jacarandas, Macfadyena (Dolichandra unguis-cati), Podranea and Tecomaria
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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

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Unsung Heroes, Journal 14, Autumn 1998

THE ‘GOLDEN AUTUMN CROCUS’
By Heidi Gildemeister 

An article all about Sternbergia lutea

A photo of one flower which managed to survive its home being flooded, October 2006.
And another photo of rather wet looking Sternbergia in Kastoria, October 2011
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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

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Unsung Heroes, Journal 14, Autumn 1998

THE DWARF PALM
By Sabine Rossini Oliva

An article all about Chamaerops humilis

There are several here in Corinth in borders down one of the main streets.
Here are three photos taken in March 2016
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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

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Unsung Heroes, Journal 14, Autumn 1998

THE PLAIN TIGER
By Hugo Latymer

An article about the butterfly Danaus chrysippus which the author saw in Mallorca.

Apparently, these butterflies like to eat Asclepias.
I quote
Quote
Asclepias is a genus that in general is attractive to butterflies, being called, like Buddleia, ‘the butterfly bush’ 

Here are two photos of Asclepias flowers and a scan from the journal of  a drawing of the butterfly  by Derek Toms
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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

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Unsung Heroes, Journal 14, Autumn 1998

MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE GARDENING IN CYBERSPACE
 By Sean O’Hara

This article is about the history of the Internet and the first attempts at adding information about plants available to all.
 Now after twenty odd years the author must feel that it is a dream come true

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY, apart from the quarterly Journal also has a very interesting website with photographs of plants, articles and accounts of past excursions among the various topics

https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/

Here are some photos taken during the AGM programme of 2001
First a visit to Kaisariani Monastery followed by a visit to Sparoza
The next day October 19th we went to the nearby island of Aegina to see some terraced gardens and then on to the Temple of Aphaia.
On the last day of the programme, we followed a very interesting talk about the North Wall of the Acropolis while sitting on a roof terrace

The photos are from predigital camera days and reproduced with the help of that wonderful invention the scanner
 
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