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 #1455 on: April 15, 2022, 08:01:31 AM »
Haematopus ostralegus L, Eurasian oystercatcher

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

I didn’t find any reference to this bird in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN but according to my bird book this one could be present in Spain in the summer

So, I chose
AGM 2018-ALICANTE AND THE COSTA BLANCA: PART 2
By Valerie Whittington
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 95, January 2019

For photographs, see THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY website:
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/95-alicante.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

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1456 on: April 16, 2022, 07:33:13 AM »
Eucharis grandiflora, Amazon lily

A stamp issued by Belize in 1999 in a series of four stamps named
 EASTER FLOWERS
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1457 on: April 18, 2022, 08:21:57 AM »
Leontopodium alpinum, Edelweiss

A stamp issued, together with another one, by Ukraine in 1996 in a series named RED BOOK

Edelweiss is mentioned in
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2016:
THE ATHENS PROGRAMME
By Caroline Davies
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 87, January 2017

For photographs of some of the places visited during the 2016 AGM go to

http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/87-agm.html
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1458 on: April 19, 2022, 07:40:33 AM »
Lilac, Syringa vulgaris

This stamp was issued by Ukraine in 2002

Lilac is mentioned in
SOME TEMPERATE PLANTS FOR A MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
By David Bracey
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 61, July 2010
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1459 on: April 20, 2022, 07:24:34 AM »
Robinia pseudoacacia, Black locust

A stamp issued by Ukraine in 2015 in a series of four stamps named TREES

Robinia pseudoacacia is mentioned in
OUR GARDEN IN CRETE 15 YEARS ON
By Valerie Whittington
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 104, April 2021

For photographs of this garden see the website

https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/104-crete.html
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1460 on: April 21, 2022, 04:56:05 AM »
Larus genei Breme, Slender- billed Gull

A stamp issued in a five-stamp sheet by Ukraine in 2002

The series is named BLACK SEA NATURE RESERVE, BIRDS AND FLOWERS.

I didn't find any reference to this bird in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN but according to my bird book this one over winters around most of the Mediterranean.

Gulls are mentioned in BUSTER AND THE BIRD-BATH
By Leonard Pearcey
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 36, April 2004   
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1461 on: April 22, 2022, 09:32:58 AM »
Nymphaea alba, White water lily

A stamp issued by Ukraine in 2005

Nymphaea species are mentioned in
LOOKING FOR THE NATIVES:
A TREASURE HUNT IN LOS ANGELES
By Ann Semaan Beisch

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN  number 87, January 2017
For photographs of some of these gardens follow this link

http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/87-natives.html
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1462 on: April 23, 2022, 09:40:44 AM »
Narcissus angustifolia, synonym for Narcissus poeticus L

A stamp issued by Ukraine in 1996

Narcissus poeticus is mentioned in several issues of
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN

I chose to read
SPRING IN CROATIA by Fleur Pavlidis
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number73, July 2013 has the advantage of a link to photographs

http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/73-croatia.html
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1463 on: April 25, 2022, 01:58:16 PM »
Papaver rhoeas, Poppy

A stamp issued by Ukraine in 2005
Poppies are mentioned in

THE SALLY GARDEN-A YEAR AT SPAROZA
By Lucinda Willan
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 106, October 2021

For photographs of this garden go here
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/106-sally.html
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1464 on: April 26, 2022, 08:45:16 AM »
Sorbus aucuparia, Rowan, Mountain-ash

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

Sorbus aucuparia is mentioned in
 THE SECRET GARDEN OF THE SOUL by Ida Tonini
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 64, April 2011

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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1465 on: April 27, 2022, 06:26:33 AM »
Pulmonaria obscura Dumort, Unspotted lungwort

A stamp issued by Ukraine in 2018

Pulmonaria officinalis is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 83 January 2016 in the Sundries section in
A NEW BOTANICAL GARDEN NEAR FLORENCE by Kate Marcelin-Rice
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1466 on: April 28, 2022, 07:06:30 AM »
Valeriana officinalis, Valerian 

A stamp issued by Ukraine in a four-stamp series named
MEDICAL AND MELIFEROUS PLANTS

Valerian is mentioned in
OUR CHANGE TO A WATERWISE GARDEN
By Andrew Sloan
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 69, July 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

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1467 on: April 29, 2022, 06:36:22 AM »
Iris pumila L

A stamp issued by Ukraine in 2002 in a sheet named
BLACK SEA RESERVE BIRDS AND FLOWERS

Iris pumila is mentioned favorably in
THOUGHTS INSPIRED BY A MINI
‘MEDITERRANEAN ‘GARDEN
By Francois Travert

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 39, January 2005


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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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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1468 on: April 30, 2022, 06:17:22 AM »
Vinca minor, Periwinkle

A stamp issued by Ukraine in 2002

Vinca minor is mentioned in
THE ALBARDA GARDEN, A MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
By Edith Haeuser
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 92, April 2018

For photographs of the Albarda Garden, see
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/92-albarda.html

See Also
www.jardinalbarda.com
and www.fundem.org
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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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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1469 on: May 01, 2022, 07:25:35 AM »
Rosa canina, Dog-rose

A stamp issued by Ukraine in 2018

Rosa canina is mentioned in

 A CONVERSATION IN THE MOORISH GARDEN OF CREVILLENTE
By Pedro Jose Moya
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