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 #1290 on: June 04, 2021, 06:52:10 AM »
Cerasus avium synonym for Prunus avium, Sweet Cherry

Moldova issued this stamp in a four-stamp series named FRUITS in 1998

Prunus avium is mentioned in
REPLACING TREES AFTER A FOREST FIRE
by Peter  Eaton
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 49, July 2007

The photo of the cherries was taken in June last year

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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 #1291 on: June 14, 2021, 07:56:33 AM »
Polianthes tuberosa, Tuberose

This stamp is in a series of three stamps issued by Algeria in1972 named ALGERIAN FLOWERS

The photo is of some Tuberose I treated myself to one December

This plant is mentioned in
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN 82, October 2015
SOME MUST-HAVE BULBOUS PLANTS FOR MEDITERRANEAN GARDENS  by Oron Peri

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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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Charithea

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1292 on: June 14, 2021, 01:03:24 PM »
Hilary, don't  they have such lovely  scent. I was given a pot full of them years ago by an old lady who lives on the same village as our daughter. She used to  see me taking my granddaughter for a walk around their village and often invited us  to her  garden for 'kafe' and of course cuttings of plants.  I bought other bulbs since then but they only flower once for me.
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 #1293 on: June 14, 2021, 01:25:44 PM »
They were the flowers of my wedding bouquet, I had never seen them before
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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 #1294 on: June 15, 2021, 07:14:24 AM »
Rhododendron ponticum, Common Rhododendron, Pontic rhododendron

This stamp was issued by Turkey in 2018 in a series of seven stamps named FLORA AND PLANTS

Rhododendron ponticum is mentioned as an invasive plant in the SUNDRIES section INVASIVE SPECIES of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 54, October 2008

On a more cheerful note, Rhododendron are mentioned in
 THE MAKING OF TWO VERY LARGE GARDENS by John Walker
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN 96, April 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 #1295 on: June 17, 2021, 07:52:19 AM »
Solanum melongena, Aubergine, Egg Plant

This stamp is in a series of four stamps issued by Algeria in 2017 named
 FRUITS OF ALGERIA

Aubergines are in season now, June, so I took a photo of some bought from the greengrocer and then cooked them

Aubergines are mentioned in many issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN. I chose number 102, October 2020 for you to read SECOND GARDENS by Frances Shaw

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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 #1296 on: June 18, 2021, 06:53:19 AM »
Zea Mays, Maize

The Ivory Coast issued this stamp in 1979 to celebrate the
19th ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE

Maize is mentioned in several issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, today I chose issue number 57, July 2009 for you to read

SOME DROUGHT -TOLERANT FOOD PLANTS: PART II
By David Bracey, where there is a paragraph devoted to Maize

I have also included a scan of a drawing by Katharine Fedden depicting Maize and other food plants from the same article
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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 #1297 on: June 20, 2021, 07:42:23 AM »
Crocus antalyensis

A stamp issued by Turkey in a seven-stamp series named
 FLORA AND PLANTS

Crocus antalyensis is mentioned in
THE FLORA OF OTTOMAN GARDENS  11
FLOWERING PLANTS
By Nicholas Stavroulakis

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 11, Winter 1997/8

Ottoman floral motifs, an illustration  drawn by Nicholas Stavroulakis is on page iv of the same journal
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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 #1298 on: June 24, 2021, 06:59:48 AM »
Clivia nobilis, Eastern Cape Clivia, Green-tip forest lily

This stamp was issued by CISKEI in 1988 in a series of four stamps which was named ENDANGERED AND PROTECTED PLANT SPECIES

Clivias are mentioned in THE DEVELOPMENT OF A GARDEN IN PORTUGAL
By Johannes Ulrich Urban
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 104, April 2021

For photographs of this garden see THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY website
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/104-urban.html

The photograph is of a huge Clivia on our front balcony
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Charithea

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1299 on: June 24, 2021, 10:35:14 AM »
Hilary, I have taken some photos of Yellow and Orange flowers this morning.  Here are some of them. Cosmos, Hemerocalis fulvia, Tropaeolum majus, Thunbergia alata 'Arizona dark red', Senna corymbosa, Wedelia trilobata, Cucumis sativus
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 #1300 on: June 24, 2021, 11:07:04 AM »
What a great selection, all in one garden!. Thanks for sharing
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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 #1301 on: June 25, 2021, 07:43:06 AM »
Olea europaea, Olive tree

 In 2018 Turkey issued a series of seven stamps named FLORA AND PLANTS

The photo was taken a few years ago when we went looking for another section of the Hexamillion wall near Isthmia

Olive trees are mentioned in
AGM 2019-PELION:     A SPECIAL NOWHERE
By
Ann Semaan Beisch
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 99, January 2020

For photographs of some of the places visited see THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY website
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/99-post.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 #1302 on: June 27, 2021, 07:42:28 AM »
Inula helenium, Elecampane, Horse heal

A stamp issued in a six-stamp series named LOCAL FLORA by Yugoslavia in 1965

Inula is mentioned in A GARDEN FOR UMBELLIFERAE by Eliano Pallaro
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 6, Autumn 1996
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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 #1303 on: June 28, 2021, 06:25:19 AM »
Bellis perennis, Common daisy, Madeliefje

Holland issued a series of three stamps in 1994 named FLOWERS
This stamp is one of the three

Daisies are mentioned in many issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN.
 I chose number 99, January 2020 for you to read

REMEMBERING RAYMOND SANDERS
By Valerie Osborne Androutsopoulou

The photo is of a daisy but which one I do not know.

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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 #1304 on: June 29, 2021, 04:56:51 AM »
Cirsium eriophorum , Wooly thistle

This stamp was issued by San Marino in a series of seven stamps in 1967 named FLOWERS

Cirsium is mentioned in
LEARNING TO LOVE STINGING NETTLES AND THISTLES
By Fleur Pavlidis

 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 23, January 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