April 15, 2008
Floral stamps dress up plain envelopes
Canada Post has issued a set of two 52 cent stamps featuring peonies. The two cultivars featured are Paeonia lactiflora ‘Elgin’ and Paeonia lactiflora ‘Coral ‘n Gold’. On each stamp, the peony stands before a white background, allowing its rich colours to stand out. The Elgin was photographed at the Ottawa Experimental Farm, and the picture of Coral ‘n Gold was taken at the Algonquin College Campus of Horticulture. The stamps will be on sale until March 2009.