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 #1440 on: January 27, 2022, 08:27:44 AM »
Rosmarinus officinalis, Rosemary

This stamp was issued by Taiwan in 2013 in a series, of four stamps, named HERB PLANTS.
I found some information about this series of plants and I quote some of the information and the piece about Rosmarinus officinalis
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Planting and the use of herb plants have grown to be a trend in recent years. To showcase the enchanting beauty of these multipurpose plants, Chunghwa Post is issuing a set of four stamps featuring Mentha ◊ piperita, Rosmarinus officinalis, Salvia elegans, and Artemisia indica. The designs follow:

 Rosmarinus officinalis (NT$5): It is a woody, perennial plant of the family Lamiaceae. The leaves are opposite, long and narrow; the colors are rich green, with a pleasant sheen. The flowers are blue, white or pink. The plant is edible and extensively used for medicinal purposes. It is also a common ingredient in essential oils and bath products.

There hardly seems to be an issue of the journal THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN without a reference to Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinales

I chose BLUE IN THE RIOT AND RESTRAINT GARDEN by Margot Tobin

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number102, October 2020

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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 #1441 on: January 27, 2022, 10:38:25 AM »
There have been some very beautiful stamps amongst those you have posted, Hilary, but this latest one of rosemary is my current favourite. The simplicity of the drawing on a white background, and the beauty of the Chinese symbols combined with the proportions of the stamp all add up to something very special.
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0įC. Summer temperatures up to 40įC 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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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1442 on: January 27, 2022, 06:37:16 PM »
Yes, isn't it lovely?
No border, no fancy background
Perfect
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1443 on: April 04, 2022, 07:46:33 AM »
Tropaeolum majus, Nasturtium

A stamp issued by Ukraine in 2005

Nasturtiums are mentioned in
SUNNY PLANTS UNHAPPY IN THE SUN
By Caroline Harbouri
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 87, January 2005
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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 #1444 on: April 05, 2022, 06:29:15 AM »
In 2002 Ukraine issued a series of three stamps named
TREASURES OF THE UKRAINIAN MUSEUMS

These stamps depict paintings by Hanna Sobachko- Shostak, 1883-1965

This painting is entitled Nestling Box

Various articles by Melissa Hamilton in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN about wildlife in the garden are available here

https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/wildlife.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 #1445 on: April 06, 2022, 07:40:03 AM »
In 2002 Ukraine issued a series of three stamps named
TREASURES OF THE UKRAINIAN MUSEUMS

These stamps depict paintings by Hanna Sobachko- Shostak, 1883-1965

This painting is entitled Ox- eye daisies

Ox-eye daisies, Leucanthemum vulgaris, are mentioned in
 MOVING HOUSE
By Freda Cox
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 42, October 2005
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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 #1446 on: April 07, 2022, 06:06:04 AM »
Alcea, Hollyhocks
Ukraine issued this stamp in 2002

Hollyhocks, Alcea pallida, are mentioned in
FIRST TIMES REMEMBERED
By Caroline Harbouri

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 106, October 2001
For photographs illustrating this article see
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/106-harbouri.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 #1447 on: April 08, 2022, 08:08:57 AM »
Cornflower, Centaurea
A stamp issued by Ukraine in 2002

Centaurea segetum (Syn. C. cyanus) is mentioned in
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 105, July 2021
PLANT HUNTING ON SAMOS:
BIRTHPLACE OF THE QUEEN
OF THE GODS
By Lucinda Willan

For photographs  illustrating this article  see

https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/105-samos.html
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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 #1448 on: April 09, 2022, 07:53:42 AM »
Charadrius alexandrinus, Kentish plover

A stamp issued in a five-stamp sheet by Ukraine in 2002
named BLACK SEA NATURE RESERVE, BIRDS AND FLOWERS.

I didnít find any reference to this bird in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN but according to my bird book this one is present for the whole year around most of the Mediterranean and over winters in southern Greece 

Birds in general are mentioned in
JARDIN BOTANIQUE DU REAL by Kate Marcelin-Rice
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 105, July 2021
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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 #1449 on: April 10, 2022, 07:11:34 AM »
Hypericum maculatum

A stamp issued by Ukraine in 2018 in a series named
 MEDICINAL AND MELLIFEROUS PLANTS
 
This hypericum in particular is not mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN but hypericum in general is mentioned several times
I chose
OUR GARDENíS TENTH BIRTHDAY by Annemarie Kasteel
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 14, Autumn 1998
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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 #1450 on: April 11, 2022, 07:35:52 AM »
Fraxinus excelsior, European Ash

A stamp issued by Ukraine in 2014 in a series of nine stamps named TREES

Fraxinus is mentioned a few times in issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
I chose
PREPARING TO SAY GOODBYE by Marian Dowling
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 102, October 2020
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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 #1451 on: April 12, 2022, 05:38:41 AM »
Viola tricolor, Pansy

A stamp issued by Ukraine in 2005

Viola tricolor is mentioned in A GREEK GARDEN FOR GREECE
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 37, January 2007

See the website for photographs of the garden
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/47-rostock.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 #1452 on: April 12, 2022, 05:44:03 AM »
Correction

Viola tricolor, Pansy

A stamp issued by Ukraine in 2005

Viola tricolor is mentioned in A GREEK GARDEN FOR GREECE
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 47, January 2007

See the website for photographs of the garden
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/47-rostock.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 #1453 on: April 13, 2022, 06:43:25 AM »
Marigolds, Tagetes

This stamp was issued by Ukraine in 2002

Marigolds are mentioned in
BALCONIES: ATHENS THOUGHTS
By Caroline Harbouri
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 89, July 2017
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 #1454 on: April 14, 2022, 07:11:55 AM »
Rosa Canina, Dog-rose 

A stamp issued by Ukraine in 2005

Apparently, birds like to eat the hips from dog roses, read
GOING NATIVE:
GARDEN DESIGN FOR WILDLIFE
By Melisa Hamilton
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 85, July 2016

This article can be read here
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/wildlife.html#1

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