Plants of the world on postage stamps

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John J

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1335 on: July 23, 2021, 09:36:39 AM »
Hilary, we don't have the yellow variety but we have several of the orange Hemerocallis fulva.
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 #1336 on: July 23, 2021, 11:02:07 AM »
Beautiful
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Charithea

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« Reply #1337 on: July 23, 2021, 01:48:40 PM »
Hilary, I love the Fuchsia.  They look so delicate.  I seem to be unable to keep one alive.  The wife of my late nephew brought me one a while ago and gave instructions how to keep it alive.  It was doing well until one very hot day the flowers, leaves and branches scorched. I left it in the pot in case it regrows in the cooler weather.  I love the orange colour of the Hemerogallis fulva, but I thought growing some yellow ones Hemerogallis flava would look good.  We planted two but they died. It was the second try.  We have not been able to find any since then.
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 #1338 on: July 25, 2021, 05:50:09 AM »
Paeonia officinalis, Common peony

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

Paeonia officinalis is mentioned in a list of plants suitable for a Mediterranean garden in
HOME GROWN VARIETIES
By Derek Toms

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN NUMBER 3, Winter 1995/6

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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1339 on: July 27, 2021, 05:01:02 AM »
Phacelia tanacetifolia, Lacy phacelia

This stamp was issued by Bulgaria in 1987 in a series of six stamps named BEES AND PLANTS

Phacelia is mentioned in GROWING VEGETABLES FOR A HEALTHY MEDITERRANEAN DIET by Dick Handscombe
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 70, October 2012

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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 #1340 on: July 29, 2021, 04:31:53 AM »
Papaver pyrenaicum synonym for Papaver aurantiacum 

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

Papaver, Poppies are mentioned in general, but not this one, in
 LAWN ALTERNATIVES
By Jennifer Gay
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 43, January 2006
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1341 on: July 30, 2021, 04:29:52 AM »
Prunus persica, Peach

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

Now for the photo
In a perfect world the stone in the middle of the peach would not have broken in half and I would have had a peach sporting a nice fresh green leaf

To read about an old garden in Parma go to
THE BOTANIC GARDEN OF PARMA IN THE 1920ís
An excerpt from Winters of Content by Osbert Sitwell (Duckworth, 1932)
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 30, October 2002
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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 #1342 on: August 01, 2021, 04:31:16 AM »
Ceratonia siliqua, Carob

 Cyprus issued three series of stamps in 1955, 15 stamps in total, named Queen Elizabeth II, the series depicts produce and scenes of Cyprus
The same 15 stamps were reissued in 1960, the year Cyprus was granted independence, overprinted with the words
ΚΥΠΡΙΑΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ
KIBRIS CUMHURIYETI
The name in Greek and Turkish of THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS

The photos were taken of a tree I see on my way to the beach in Corinth

In THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN   number 100, April 2020, which is available as a free download, there are two articles about the Carob tree

THE CAROB (CERATONIA SILIQUA)
By Judy Thomas

A TREE FOR OUR TIME: THE CAROB
By Simon Windeler

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

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1343 on: August 02, 2021, 06:36:43 AM »
Taraxacum officinale, Common dandelion, Πικραλίδα

Iceland issued two stamps in 1960 depicting wild flowers

I remember, when I was a child in the north of England, the look of consternation on my fatherís face when one of these plants turned up in the lawn
Consequently, I look on them with horror more or less the same way that gardeners regard Bermuda Buttercups

Those in the know and who collect wild greens in Greece in the spring are very fond of the leaves of the Dandelion plant

I think I took this photo, in a public park in Madrid, this way, was to show the shape of the leaves

Dandelions are mentioned in
REFLECTIONS ON OUR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GARDENS
 IN THE TIME OF PANDEMIC
Edited by Ann Semaan Beisch

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 101, July 2020
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Charithea

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1344 on: August 03, 2021, 09:47:18 AM »
Hilary, regarding the Ceratonia siliqua posting I still have memories of knocking down and picking the carobs for the market. As you know Carobs can only be picked after the 22 August to make sure they are ripe.  We got scratches on our bare arms and legs and our fingers pricked by thorns.  I enjoyed the Carob custard that was made by my mother and aunt. We no longer have carob trees of our own because they were burnt for charcoal or have been uprooted by the owners of the land. Perhaps I should explain that years back people could sell the  carob trees on their land and the owner of the trees had title deeds.  Later on the law was amended and the trees could be sold back to the land owner or receive compensation for them. We received nothing. I have many tree titles that I inherited from my paternal grandfather but they are worthless now. Just historical documents. We get given carobs by friends that live in small villages and we use the carob juice to make dessert .
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 #1345 on: August 03, 2021, 11:56:54 AM »
Very interesting, especially  the bit about ownership of the tree and not the land

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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 #1346 on: August 04, 2021, 07:25:12 AM »
Tulipa, Tulip

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

Many souvenirs from Turkey feature the tulip. The photo is of a tiny bowl about seven cms. across

Wild tulips are mentioned in
DO YOU SEE?
By Elayne Moisey
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 100, April 2020

This issue of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN is available as a free download

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

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1347 on: August 05, 2021, 10:36:14 AM »
Fritallaria imperialis, Crown imperial, Imperial fritillary

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

This plant is mentioned in
BULBS FOR PLANTING IN THE AUTUMN
By Eile Gibson

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 102, October 2020

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Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1348 on: August 09, 2021, 04:47:59 AM »
Tilia parvifolia, a synonym for Tilia cordata

This stamp was issued by Bulgaria in 1987 in a series of six stamps named BEES AND PLANTS

Tilia is mentioned in a letter by Socrates Seferiades

In THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 81, July 2015

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Charithea

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1349 on: August 09, 2021, 01:34:29 PM »
Beautiful trees Hilary. I saw lots of them in Europe. I have not seen any here in Cyprus.




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I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.