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 #1410 on: November 01, 2021, 11:43:20 AM »
I don't think I saw a pumpkin until I came to Greece
Now I make pumpkin soup

I remember  making a Jack'o Lantern with a turnip a couple of times and wishing that someone would give a Halloween party so that I could bob for apples !
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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

David Dickinson

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« Reply #1411 on: November 01, 2021, 12:30:39 PM »
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0°C. Summer temperatures up to 40°C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.

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John J

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« Reply #1412 on: November 01, 2021, 02:08:34 PM »
I'm with you on this one, David. I grew up a few miles south of you in a Derbyshire mining town. Anyone knocking on doors and demanding 'trick or treat' would have received a swift clip around the ear.
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 #1413 on: November 04, 2021, 07:15:33 AM »
Anigozanthos, Kangaroo Paw ‘Bush Tango’

In 2003 Australia issued a series of five stamps named
AUSTRALIAN CULTIVARS.
I can only assume that the date on each stamp refers to the year the cultivar was first available to gardeners 

Anigozanthos is mentioned in
MY GARDENING EXPERIENCE
By Anna Affleck
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 89, July 2017

For photographs of this garden, see  THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY website here
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/89-experiences.html
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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 #1414 on: November 05, 2021, 07:49:13 AM »
Lippia adoensis, KESIE, Koseret

This stamp was issued by Ethiopia in 2012 in a four-stamp series named MEDICINAL PLANTS

Lippia in general is mentioned in several issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
I chose

THE STORY OF A NON – GRASS ‘LAWN’
BY Kate Marcelin-Rice
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN Number 94, October 2018

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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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« Reply #1415 on: November 07, 2021, 06:51:38 AM »
Thymus schimperi, TOSIGN

This stamp was issued by Ethiopia in 2012 in a four-stamp series named MEDICINAL PLANTS

Thymus in general is mentioned in many of the issued of the journal
I chose
SENSIBILITY AND SPAROZA by Marie Ruffier-Monet with the help of Timothy Erdmann
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 102, October 2020

Photographs illustrating this article can be seen here
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/102-sensibility.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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« Reply #1416 on: November 08, 2021, 08:18:07 AM »
Himantoglossum adriaticum, Adriatic lizard orchid

This stamp was issued by Slovenia in 2007, there are 17 stamps in the series

‘a Himantoglossum (in bud)’ is mentioned in
A VISIT TO EPIRUS, NORTHERN GREECE
By Jorun Tharaldsen
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 54, October 2008

For photographs of this expedition see the U.K. branch page of
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY website
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/branches-uk-b.html

You need to scroll down several pages but the effort is well worth it
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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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« Reply #1417 on: November 11, 2021, 08:00:19 AM »
Papaver rhoeas. Poppy

Poppies for Armistice Day

This stamp was issued by the Royal Mail, U.K. in 2006
The photo is of poppies in spring in Corinth
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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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« Reply #1418 on: November 12, 2021, 06:25:52 AM »
Thysanotus tuberosus, Common Fringe Lily

This stamp was issued by Australia in 2005 in a series of four stamps named AUSTRALIAN WILD FLOWERS

Thysanotus is mentioned in

FIRES IN MEDITERRANEAN AREAS OF THE WORLD:
LIVING WITH THE INEVITABLE
By B.W.van Wilgen
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 51,January 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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« Reply #1419 on: November 14, 2021, 07:30:17 AM »
JOURNAL 100, APRIL 2020
VISITING A TRUE GARDEN OF REST
By Christoph Wieschus

An interesting article about a garden / cemetery in Floriana, Malta.

 This issue of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN is available as a free download
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal100.pdf

Here are three stamps depicting some of the plants which can be seen in the garden

Cercis siliquastrum, Israel 1981
Lantana camara, Republic of Maldives 1973
Plumbago auriculata, Bophuthatswana 1987
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Charithea

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« Reply #1420 on: November 14, 2021, 04:12:46 PM »
Hi Hilary, I have been absent from the Forum for a few days and I am now able to thank you for the lovely  stamp photographs. I love the Poppy one. So meaningful. Also your suggestions for reading material.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

David Dickinson

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« Reply #1421 on: November 14, 2021, 11:40:25 PM »
Plumbago auriculata could be talked about on so many different threads - plant of the day, drought tolerance, unsung heroes, even friend or foe. I could never really work out why some days the flowers seemed pale and some darker and some other people's plants were  such a deeper blue than mine usually are. I thought  it must be down to different selections/hybrids. Then, after a few days of torrential rain mine are a stunning blue. Perhaps water is the answer?
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0°C. Summer temperatures up to 40°C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.

Hilary

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« Reply #1422 on: November 15, 2021, 08:23:43 AM »
LITHOPS CULTIVATION by Andrew Sloan

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN 100, April 2020

This issue of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN is available as a free download
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal100.pdf

Now for the stamps
South Africa issued a series named SUCCULENTS of 15 stamps designed by Hein Botha in 1988

I am reposting scans of three of them

Lithops Dorothea
Gibbaeum nebrownii
Cheiridopsis peculiaris

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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 #1423 on: November 16, 2021, 06:50:49 AM »
WHAT’S IN A NAME : SCILLA PERUVIANA
By Sean O’Hara

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

Now for the stamp
 
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
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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 #1424 on: November 17, 2021, 07:27:34 AM »
JOURNAL  100, April 2020
A NEW BIOLOGICAL SYSTEM-
A NEW HOPE
By Angel Perez Sanchez

Dragonflies, Damselflies and the Albarda garden are all mentioned in this article 

Information about the Albarda Garden can be seen here
https://www.jardinalbarda.com/visits/?lang=en

This issue of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN is available as a free download
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal100.pdf

The only stamp I appear to have of a Damselfly is of Coenagrion mercuriale and which I posted in this Forum on 24th October 2018
Here is some information from that post.

Coenagrion mercurial, Southern Damselfly
The Royal Mail issued a 10-stamp series featuring ENDANGERED INSECTS of the UK in 2008
I will be posting a scan of the stamp and a scan of part of the information leaflet from the presentation pack.

The presentation pack was sent to me by my friend Helen in Scotland
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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