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 #1380 on: September 17, 2021, 04:50:43 AM »
Hemerocallis fulva, Day Lily, Taglilie

A stamp issued by Germany in 2020

Day Lilies are mentioned in several issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
I chose for you to read
AN EXPERIMENTAL POTAGER
By Peter Dinning

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 89, July 2017

The photo was taken in a friendís garden many years ago
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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 #1381 on: September 20, 2021, 04:57:40 AM »
Pancratium trianthum

A stamp issued by Italian Somaliland in 1955 in a seven-stamp series named FLORA

Pancratium trianthum grows in several places in North Africa

I have two photos of Pancratium maritimum
The first taken in the time of black and white photos on a beach of Zakynthos in 1975
The second taken in a beach side garden on Naxos in 1991

Unfortunately, since acquiring a digital camera I have not come across any of these Sea daffodils

Pancratium maritimum is mentioned in
DISCOVERING WILD FLOWERS IN CORFU
By Clare Doig
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 100, April 2020

Which 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

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John J

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1382 on: September 20, 2021, 08:49:54 AM »
Our Pancratium maritimum have just finished flowering. They do grow on the beaches here in Cyprus but the ones we have were from seeds we collected on a beach in Crete during the 2010 MGS AGM held there.
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)

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John J

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1383 on: September 20, 2021, 09:02:32 AM »
On the subject of Pancratium when we were in Sardinia we came across Pancratium illyricum. These are different to the Sea Daffodils as they grow on rocky slopes and wooded areas as opposed to sandy beaches.
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 #1384 on: September 20, 2021, 09:10:25 AM »
Have you created a sandy beach for yours?
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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

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John J

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1385 on: September 20, 2021, 04:23:51 PM »
Not really, they are just in an area of rough, pebbly, poor soil, with good drainage, along with an assortment of succulents. They don't seem to mind it as they come back each year.
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 #1386 on: September 21, 2021, 06:18:11 AM »
Convallaria majalis, Lily of the Valley

A stamp issued by San Marino in a ten-stamp series named
FLOWERS AND MONTE TITANO

Lily of the Valley is mentioned in
SPRING IN CROATIA
By Fleur Pavlidis
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 73, July 2013

For photographs illustrating this article go here
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/73-croatia.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 #1387 on: September 23, 2021, 05:40:30 AM »
Anemone coronaria , Poppy wind flower

A stamp issued by Netherlands in 1953 in a five-stamp series
According to a translation on my computer ZOMERZEGEL means SUMMER STAMP

Anemone coronaria is mentioned in
SPAROZA: AUTUMN DROUGHT
AND GEOPHYTES
By Caroline Harbouri
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 70, October 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 #1388 on: September 24, 2021, 05:27:29 AM »
Iris Kaempferi, synonym of Iris ensata, Japanese water iris

This stamp was issued by the USSR in 1960 in a series of eight stamps, named FLOWERS

Iris Kaempferi is mentioned in
A POND FOR SWIMMING IN
By Rosie Peddle
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 44, April 2006

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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 #1389 on: September 26, 2021, 05:12:11 AM »
Tulipa, Tulip

Australia issued this stamp in a series of three Greetings Stamps in 1994

Just to remind you what Tulips look like I am posting a few photos taken in Madrid in the spring of 2018

Tulips are mentioned in
THE SEASONAL JOYS OF GROWING BULBS by Gloria Leinbach
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
Number 100, April 2021

This issue of the journal is available as a free download
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal100.pdf
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 #1390 on: September 27, 2021, 07:50:11 AM »
Erythrina indica , Indian Coral Tree

A stamp issued by Ryukyu (Japan) in 1962
There are six stamps in the series named Ryukyu Flowers

Erythrinas are mentioned several times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN including this article
A MISHAP IN THE GARDEN:
THE SOAKAWAY IN CYPRUS
By John Joynes
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 68, April 2012
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 #1391 on: October 18, 2021, 07:51:24 AM »


Canna coccinea

 A stamp issued in a four-stamp series by St. Christopher - Nevis - Anguilla, three islands in the Caribbean, in 1979.
You can see many photos of this plant here
http://www.plantsinusa.com/show/plant/Canna-Coccinea/16237

 Some of you might remember having seen this stamp before when I posted it in January 2019

This article about Cannas might interest you
HOW TO GROW AND LOVE YOUR CANNAS
By Marjorie Holmes

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 5, Summer 1996
This issue of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN is available as a free download
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal5.pdf
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 #1392 on: October 19, 2021, 07:30:50 AM »
Salvia officinalis, Common sage

There are 9 stamps in this series of LOCAL FLORA issued by Yugoslavia in 1955

I found a reference to Salvia officinalis in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN,  number 94, October 2018.
Read
A NATIVE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN  by Heidi Gildemeister

Some of you might remember having seen this stamp before when I posted it in July 2019

The following article might interest you

MORE ABOUT SALVIAS by Tom Wellsted
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 5 Summer 1996
This issue of the journal is available as a free download
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal5.pdf

 
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 #1393 on: October 20, 2021, 06:32:56 AM »
Rosmarinus officinalis, Rosemary

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

Rosemary is mentioned in
REMEMBERING RAYMOND SANDERS
By Valerie Osbourne-Androutsopoulou
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 99, January 2020

Some of you might remember having seen this stamp before when I posted it in
August 2021

The following article might interest you
ROSEMARY by Helene Pizzi
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 5 Summer 1996
This issue of the journal is available as a free download

https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal5.pdf

I am also posting a scan of a drawing by Helene Pizzi of different kinds of Rosemary

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