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 #1170 on: January 10, 2021, 09:26:12 AM »
Wahlenbergia stricta, Australian bluebell

This plant is not mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN but I thought I would point you to an interesting article about gardens in Australia which is in issue number 100, April 2020

MY YEAR WITHOUT A GARDEN by Julie Kinney

Because this is the 100th edition of the journal it can be found free to download on the website

 https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal100.pdf
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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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Fermi

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« Reply #1171 on: January 11, 2021, 09:10:03 AM »
Wahlenbergia stricta grows wild in this region - these pics were taken in November on the  way to Bendigo
cheers
fermi
Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
member of AGS, SRGC, NARGS
working as a physio to support my gardening habit!

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Charithea

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« Reply #1172 on: January 11, 2021, 09:34:01 AM »
Beautiful also because it is my favourite colour.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2021, 09:53:32 AM by Charithea »
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

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John J

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« Reply #1173 on: January 11, 2021, 10:07:45 AM »
On the previous page there is mention of a Cypriot dish called, in English, Taro (Kolokasi) stew with pork. This may not be everyone's idea of a tasty vegetable, or an easy one to either find or to work with, but for those with the courage and fortitude to have a go there is a recipe with detailed instructions on the following website, www.myfamilysfooddiary.com/taro-stew-with-pork-kolokasi-me-hirino. Best of luck!
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1174 on: January 11, 2021, 10:12:52 AM »
Fermi,
What a lovely surprise, the photos of wild Wahlenbergia stricta
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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 #1175 on: January 11, 2021, 10:21:49 AM »
Scilla peruviana, Portuguese squill

A stamp issued by Gibraltar in 1977 in a series of 16 stamps. The series seems to be named NEW DAILY STAMPS

This plant is mentioned in several issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, I have chosen number 83, January 2016 for you to read
 CREATING A GARDEN IN CRETE by Manoj Malde
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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 #1176 on: January 13, 2021, 07:39:32 AM »
Ceyx pusillus, Little Kingfisher

Australia issued a series of stamps featuring BIRDS FROM WETLANDS in 1997.
I have recently acquired all four of the series.

Australian birds are mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 71, January 2013in
GARDENS, PLANTS, NEW FRIENDS: THE 2012 AGM IN AUSTRALIA
  by Alisdair Aird

You can see many  photographs illustrating the article if you follow this link
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/71-agm.html

unfortunately, no Kingfishers
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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 #1177 on: January 14, 2021, 08:37:02 AM »
Lilium bulbiferum, FEUERLILIE

A stamp issued by Austria in a six-stamp series named ALPINE FLORA

Lilies are mentioned in the first issue of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, which is now available to read or down load for free, in
THEGARDEN IN ANTIQUITY by Yvonne Linardos

https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal1.pdf
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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 #1178 on: January 15, 2021, 08:25:33 AM »
Pyrus ussuriensis, Ussurian pear, Manchurian pear

North Korea issued a series of six stamps named WILD FLOWERS in 1966.

Since you asked about the name, I looked it up. This pear tree is named after the Ussuri river which flows in far eastern Russia and the south east region of North east China.


Not having any photos of this tree and not finding any reference to it in 
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN I decided to go for a  relative

Pyrus calleryana. The three photos I have of this tree were taken in a newish park in Madrid a few years ago. We were lucky to be there at blossom time .

Pyrus calleryana is mentioned in AGM 2018 - THE POST - AGM TRIP
 TO VALENCIA by Valerie Whittington
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 95, January 2019.

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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 #1179 on: January 18, 2021, 09:09:22 AM »
Tagetes erecta, Mexican marigold.

This stamp was issued by Germany in 2005 in a four-stamp series named FLOWERS

The photos of Tagetes were both taken in Greece, one on the Albanian border and the other in Sparta, Lakonia

Tagetes erecta is mentioned in A GREEK GARDEN FOR GREECE?
By A. T. Paraskevopoulou Gibbins
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 47, January 2007

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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 #1180 on: January 19, 2021, 08:22:28 AM »
Sorbus aucuparia, Rowan tree

Finland issued this stamp in 1991 in a series of three stamps which is named PLANTS

Two photos of the Rowan Tree one in the Royal Botanic Garden Madrid and the other in Hyde Hall Gardens

This tree is mentioned in a few issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN

I chose AUTUMN IN THE DANDENONG RANGES by Julia Ann Catton
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number73, July 2013

For photographs, see THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY website
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/73-catton.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 #1181 on: January 20, 2021, 08:50:29 AM »
Antigone rubicunda, Australian Crane, Brolga

Another one of the stamps issued by Australia in 1977 in a series named
 BIRDS FROM WETLANDS

As I expected I didn't find any references to this bird in the index of
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN but there are plenty of articles contributed by
members of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY living and gardening in
Australia

Time to read THE EVOLUTION OF A GARDENER by Fiona Smith,
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 101, July 2020

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 #1182 on: January 22, 2021, 09:51:48 AM »
Olea europaea, Olive

Morocco issued this stamp depicting olives in 1996
There are two stamps in the series which is named
 AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

The photo of olives was taken one October in a village near Corinth

Olives are probably mentioned in all the issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN .

I am recommending the very first issue which is available free online
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal1.pdf
for you to read

A NATIVE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN  by Heidi Gildemeister
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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 #1183 on: January 24, 2021, 09:01:03 AM »
Crocus tommasinianus, Woodland crocus, Tommasiniís crocus

This stamp was issued by Hungary in 1966 in a six-stamp series named PROTECTED FLOWERS

Crocus in general are mentioned in many issues of
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN

Today I chose to read
 TO WATER OR NOT TO WATER?
 WATERING PRACTICES AT SPAROZA by Caroline Harbouri
in issue number 67, January 2012

             
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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 #1184 on: January 25, 2021, 09:07:59 AM »
Trifolium repens, Clover

This stamp was issued by the Isle of Man in 1998 in a five-stamp series named FLOWERS

You will notice that it writes Shamrocks on the stamp. I always thought a Shamrock was a separate plant but it seems to be a three leaved clover 

Luckily, I have a photo of white clover surrounded by many leaves so you can search for a four leafed clover

Clover is mentioned in
 A NOVICE GROWING A VEGETABLE GARDEN IN EDINBURGH
by Stelios Deverakis
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 94, October 2018
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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