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The flower-garden display'd: in above four hundred curious representations of the most beautiful flowers, regularly dispos'd in the respective months of their blossom, curiously engrav'd on copper-plates from the designs of Mr. Furber and others, and coloured to the life: with the description and history of each plant and the method of their culture, whether in stoves, green-houses, hot-beds... ; very useful, not only for the curious in gardening, but the prints likewise for painters, carvers, japaners, &c. also for the ladies
(1732)

Productions of the month of April,   pp. 30-38 ff.


Page 30

3o          7h6e FLOWER-GARDEN dtfpla/d.
Produlions of the Month of APRI L.
Sprit. Numb. I.     HE Keyfers 7ewel Hyacinth bloffoms a
bout ten Inches high, with a good Num-
ber of Flowers on a Stalk: The Flowers are large, and
very double; they are white, with a Tinge of Carmine
or Crimfon on the middle Leaves, fomewhat like the Hya-
cinth we call the King of Great Britain. This, like the
other Hyacinths, has a hilbniu Rnor, but is little fubje6
to make Offsets. It delights in a light Soil, void of Wet.
We may take up the Roots when the Leaves are quite de-
cay'd; and when they are wafh'd and well dry'd, keep them
in Boxes till September, and then plant them three Inches
deep, at fix Inches Diftance.
Numb. II. The Diamond Hyacinth bloffoms as the for-
mer, only the Flowers are of a fine blue Colour ; thefe
are very double, and it's in good Efteem. This, as well as
the former, was raifed in Holland.  The Culture of this
is the fame with the Keyfers fewel Hyacinth, of this
Month.
Numb. III. The Double-bloffom'd Peach.  This makes
one of the prettieft Trees I have feen.  The Flowers are
full of Leaves as any double Flower we meet with in the
Garden; and, as it blows early, thould be placed in Wil-
derneffes among the other flowering Trees or Shrubs; and
it has one Excellency worth our Notice, which is, that
the young Shoots are conflant Producers of Flowers; and
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