Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps

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Hilary

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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #75 on: March 31, 2021, 06:28:36 am »
Carduelis chloris, European greenfinch, Φλώρος

Greece issued a series of five stamps featuring
SONGBIRDS OF THE GREEK COUNTRYSIDE in 2014

A greenfinch and its morning chorus is mentioned in
STARTING FROM SCRATCH IN SPAIN…
By Judith Barclay
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 10, Autumn 1997
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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: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #76 on: April 14, 2021, 05:52:11 am »
Luscinia megaryhynchos, Cinnamon – coloured nightingale, Αηδόνι

Greece issued a series of five stamps featuring
SONGBIRDS OF THE GREEK COUNTRYSIDE in 2014

The Nightingale is mentioned in many issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN. I chose number 83, January 2016 for you to read
GOING NATIVE by Melissa Hamilton

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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: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #77 on: April 21, 2021, 07:48:24 am »
Carduelis cannabina, Small - bodied common linnet, Φανέτο

Greece issued a series of five stamps featuring
SONGBIRDS OF THE GREEK COUNTRYSIDE in 2014

Not finding too many references to songbirds in Greece in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN I was happy enough just to find birds referred to at all
A ZAKYNTHOS GARDEN:
NEW ARRIVALS
By Christina Riganeli
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 25, July 2001

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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: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #78 on: April 28, 2021, 08:02:28 am »
Carduelis carduelis, European goldfinch, Καρδερίνα

Greece issued a series of five stamps featuring
SONGBIRDS OF THE GREEK COUNTRYSIDE in 2014

Goldfinches are mentioned in
GARDENS IN LOCKDOWN by Lesley Dellagana
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 102, October 2020
Photographs of this article can be seen here


https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/102-lockdown.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: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #79 on: May 05, 2021, 06:35:49 am »
Carduelis spinus, European siskin, Λούγαρο

Greece issued a series of five stamps featuring
SONGBIRDS OF THE GREEK COUNTRYSIDE in 2014

Looking through old journals trying to find references to birds, in Greece, I came across this article
THE RENAISSANCE OF A GARDEN IN RHODES
By Manuela de Montalembert
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 34 , October 2003

I liked the description of a pool where ‘numerous birds come here to drink’

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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: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #80 on: May 28, 2021, 06:45:05 am »
Triticum aestivum, Wheat

In 2020 Greece issued a set of four stamps named
ANNIVERSARIES AND EVENTS 

One of the stamps depicts the Agricultural University of Athens, which was founded in 1920, and an ear of Wheat
Unfortunately, I don’t have a photo of the railings, topped with stylized wheat ears, which enclose part of the huge complex of the AUA. However, I do have a photo, taken in 1993, of the university building and  our son Michael who was a student  there
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