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 #1470 on: May 03, 2022, 06:13:26 AM »
Numenius arquata (L), Eurasian curlew

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

This bird is not mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN but according to my bird book it over winters in some Mediterranean areas and
“occurs in spring and/or autumn migration “ in all of the Mediterranean

Birds are mentioned in
THE GARDEN OF THE VIRGIN
By John Mole
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 104, April 2021
For photographs see
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/104-athos.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 #1471 on: May 04, 2022, 06:38:51 AM »
BLACK SEA NATURE RESERVE
A mini sheet featuring four birds and one flower
I thought to share the whole sheet, designed by V. Rudenko, with you

Eurasian oystercatcher
Slender-billed Gull
Eurasian curlew
Kentish plover and
Iris pumila L

Birds are mentioned in GARDEN WARS by Michael Brooks
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

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1472 on: May 05, 2022, 06:42:12 AM »
THE RED BOOK OF UKRAINE

A mini sheet issued by Ukraine in 1966 designed by G Kuznecov

I thought to share the mini sheet with you which features

Narcissus angustifolia and Leontopodium alpinum
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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 #1473 on: May 06, 2022, 06:30:06 AM »

TREASURES OF THE UKRAINIAN MUSEUMS .2002

These stamps depict paintings by Hanna Sobachko- Shostak, 1883-1965
This painting is entitled Flowers in a Vase

Looking for an article in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN about flowers in vases I realized that hardly anyone writes about actually picking flowers.
In the end I decided on

PLANTS IN PATHS, by Fleur Pavlidis
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 69, July 2012

For photographs of plants in paths in this garden see
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/69-paths.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 #1474 on: May 20, 2022, 07:05:43 AM »

A greetings stamp named ‘Thinking of You ‘issued by Australia in 1994

There are many articles about gardens in Australia in the Journal.

I chose to read
AN ENCLOSED GARDEN IN MELBOURNE
By Geoff Crowhurst

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 108, April 2022
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

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1475 on: May 21, 2022, 05:21:30 AM »
Umbilicus rupestris, Navelwort

A stamp issued by Eire in 2006 in in a five-stamp series named
WILD FLOWERS.

This plant is mentioned several times in the Journal
I chose to read
WILD FLOWERS IN GREECE: NISYROS
By Ann Kenady
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 56, April 2009

For photographs of some of the plants and places described in this article
See
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/56-nisyros.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 #1476 on: August 06, 2022, 09:23:17 AM »
Allium schoenoprasum, Chives 

A stamp issued by Taiwan in 2015

Chives are mentioned in HERBS IN FOOD by Lynne Chatterton
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 75, January 2014
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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 #1477 on: August 07, 2022, 05:35:34 AM »
Día del Arbol, Tree Day

A stamp issued by Mexico in 1998 to celebrate the tree

Trees of various sorts are mentioned in ANYTHING FOR A QUIET LIFE by Anne Grundy ,THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 9,Summer 1997

The article is also illustrated by Ann Grundy
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1478 on: August 08, 2022, 05:20:42 AM »
Arachis hypogaea, Peanuts

A stamp issued by Taiwan in 2015

Arachis hypogaea is mentioned in
SOME DROUGHT – TOLERANT FOOD PLANTS: PART II
By Davis Bracey

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 57, July 2009
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1479 on: August 09, 2022, 06:49:23 AM »
Gazania krebsiana
A stamp issued by South Africa in 2003 in a series of 5 stamps

The stamps were designed by Joan van Gogh
As far as I can gather Borwa seems to be a Sesotho word

Gazania krebsiana is mentioned in
SPRING FLOWERS IN THE NIEUWOUDTVILLE BY Anda Wayland
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN  number 21, July 2000
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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 #1480 on: August 10, 2022, 05:13:20 AM »
A stamp issued by Taiwan in 2017 depicting and ancient Chinese painting of an Oriental Poppy, Papaver orientale

This poppy is mentioned in BBC GARDENER’S WORLD LIVE
National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England
 10th to 14th June 1998
By Freda Cox

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 13, Summer 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

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1481 on: August 12, 2022, 09:50:36 AM »
Tropaeolum majus, Nasturtium

A stamp issued by Taiwan in 2015

Tropaeolum majus is mentioned in A MEDICINAL GARDEN ON MENORCA
By Sally Beale
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 78, October 2014
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

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1482 on: August 14, 2022, 09:34:15 AM »
Borago officinalis, Borage

A stamp issued by Taiwan in 2015

Borage is mentioned in GARDENING IN LOCKDOWN by Lesley Dellagana
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 102, October 2020

For photographs see THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN website
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/102-lockdown.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

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1483 on: August 15, 2022, 04:49:23 AM »
Carnation, Clavel

This self-adhesive stamp was issued by Spain in 2006

Carnations are mentioned in
WHAT’S IN A NAME
By Derrick Donnison – Morgan
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 31 January 2003
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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 #1484 on: August 16, 2022, 09:27:53 AM »
Vanda x hybrida

A stamp issued by Taiwan in 2007 in a series of four stamps

I quote from the official website’
Adapting to Taiwan’s extremely varied topography and to its humid tropical and subtropical climate, the family Orchidaceae has evolved a diverse array of species, more numerous than those of any other flora family in Taiwan. Because orchids are elegant, fragrant and tough (able to withstand adverse environmental and climatic conditions), they are often compared to people with noble and incorruptible character. To introduce the beauty of Taiwan orchids, Chunghwa Post has planned a new series of definitive stamps: “Orchids of Taiwan.” The first set will feature four stamps, each showcasing one of the following four species: Phaius tankervilleae, Spiranthes sinensis, Vanda × hybrida and Cattleya sp.”

The following is the information give about Vanda x hybrida 

Vanda × hybrida (NT$12.00): An epiphytic orchid with a monopodial growth habit. This orchid prefers a warm, sunny and humid environment. The name of the genus -“vanda”- means “a flowering plant that grows on other trees” in Sanskrit. The plant relies on its well-developed aerial roots to take water and nutrients from the air. It has thick erect stems and stiff fleshy leaves. It is drought tolerant and can handle a lot of light.”

 

Vanda orchids are mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN but only of where Thunbergia grandiflora-----best flowers hang in long, endlessly-elongating racemes ---remind the author –of those of the Vanda orchids 

 

 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 76 April 2014 in

FAVOURITE CLIMBERS IN OUR GARDEN ON THE COSTA BLANCA 

By Carol Hawes 
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