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 #1245 on: March 30, 2021, 07:42:49 AM »
Epilobium angustifolium, Willow Herb

This stamp was issued by Finland in 1992

Epilobium angustifolium is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN in
 INVASIVE PLANTS IN CYPRUS by John Joynes
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 54, October 2008
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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 #1246 on: April 01, 2021, 07:42:53 AM »
Cedrus atlantica, Atlas cedar

A stamp issued by Algeria in 1981 in a series of two stamps issued to celebrate  WORLD TREE DAY

Cedrus atlantica, blue Atlantic cedar is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 96, April 2019
IN THE MAKING OF TWO VERY LARGE GARDENS by John Walker
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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 #1247 on: April 02, 2021, 08:03:02 AM »
Ziziphus mauritiana, Jujube


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

Of all the stamps in the series only the Ziziphus is referred to in
  THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
See issue number 92, April 2018 and read
MORE HIDDEN GEMS by John Joynes

In 2014 I came across this plant growing in the pavement outside a house in Corinth.
In November 2020 I went in search of the tree, having forgotten where it was, second photo
In December the tree/bush was bare
In February 2021 someone, presumably the workers of the town council department in change of the trees in the pavement, had passed by and pruned it radically.
I am happy to tell you that a few days ago tiny leaves were appearing on the tree
Yesterday April 1st I took the photo of the fresh new leaves
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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 #1248 on: April 04, 2021, 07:44:55 AM »
Tropaeolum majus, Nasturtium

A stamp issued by Peru in 1986

I have a friend who lets Nasturtium plants grow to knee height all over her small garden to feed her many tortoises.
She also has a few cats which enjoy sitting in the sun viewing the world from some stairs, two photos

A scan from NOUVEAU LAROUSSE ILLUSTRE which was published between 1897 and 1904

This useful plant is mentioned in
A HERBAL RHAPSODY by Caroline Davies
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 72, April 2013 
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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 #1249 on: April 05, 2021, 08:21:08 AM »
Viola odorata, Sweet Violet

Albania issued a series of six stamps in 1969 Named VIOLETS 

The photos were taken in the Royal Botanic Garden Madrid, April 2018

Viola odorata is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
Number 49, July 2007
GARDENING IN THE SHADE OF THE   PYRAMID
By Duncan Thomas

See THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY website for photographs of the cemetery
 http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/49-pyramid.html

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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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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1250 on: April 08, 2021, 12:02:51 PM »
I love the photo of the cats resting!! I also use Tropaelum magus to feed the tortoises when I ran out of lettuce. I know that they like them because every late spring when I pull out the dead nasturtiums I find baby tortoises, which seemed to have escaped from their compound, hiding in them.
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 #1251 on: April 09, 2021, 08:19:18 AM »
Citrus medica, Citron

A stamp issued by Albania in 1969 in a six-stamp series named
TREES AND FLOWERS 

I found an article in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN which mentions Citron and many other citrus fruits
GROWING MEDITERRANEAN CITRUS FRUITS IN A MELBOURNE GARDEN
By Marion Poynter

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 89, July 2017
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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 #1252 on: April 13, 2021, 08:37:44 AM »
Jasminum sambac, Jasmin sambac, Arabian jasmine

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

Jasminum sambac is mentioned in several issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN

I chose number 72, April 2013 for you to read
 A LIVING GIFT TO SPAROZA
By Sally Razelou
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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 #1253 on: April 18, 2021, 08:34:12 AM »
Viola hortensis, Pansy

Albania issued a series, named VIOLETS, of seven stamps in 1969.

The photos of the Pansy covered ‘Puppy’ by Jeff Koons were taken in April 2011
In front of the Guggenheim, Bilbao

Pansies are mentioned in
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 5, Summer 1996 in
A RARE AND PRECIOUS JEWEL:
THE GARDENS OF THE CASA DEL HERRERO, MONTICETO. CALIFORNIA
By Martin Wood
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Charithea

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1254 on: April 18, 2021, 10:31:52 AM »
Very colourful.
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 #1255 on: April 20, 2021, 07:34:23 AM »
San Marino issued this stamp in 1977 depicting MEDICINAL PLANTS

I thought you might find this article interesting
COLLECTING FROM THE WILD by Chevrel Traher
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 59, January 2010

Reading about U.T.I. I came across a list of plants from which various parts are used in the treatment of UTI. Each plant supplies useful medicine from either the flower, leaf, seed or bark depending on the plant
Here are photos of three of the plants mentioned
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis,
Cichorium intybus
and Malva sylvestris

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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 #1256 on: April 22, 2021, 07:52:22 AM »
Salvia officinalis, Sage

A stamp issued by the USA in 2011 in a series of five stamps named HERBS 

Salvia officinalis is mentioned in
INSPIRED BY BETH CHATTO’S GARDEN
By Caroline Harbouri
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 2, Autumn 1995
This journal is available as a free download
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal2.pdf

And since we are on the subject of salvias go to
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 3 Winter 1995/6
and read
 A SELECTION OF SALVIAS:
STRONG IN THE SUN….
By Tim Longville
Journal number 3 is also available as a few download

https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal3.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 #1257 on: April 22, 2021, 01:18:25 PM »
Hilary, your post provides an excuse to display a few of our salvias that are in flower now. I only hope that I have all the names correct!
Salvia eigii.
S. 'Amistad'.
S. candelabrum.
S. 'Indigo Spires'.
S. 'Dancing Dolls'.
S. 'Hot Lips'.
S. splendens.
S. microphyla 'San Carlos Festival'.
S. farinaceae.
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 #1258 on: April 22, 2021, 02:13:02 PM »
What a great collection!
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John J

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1259 on: April 23, 2021, 04:31:55 AM »
Hilary, that's only a fraction of what we have. My wife has become a salvia fanatic!
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)