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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 March,   pp. 16-29


Page 16

[6          The FLO WE R-G ARDEN dfplay'd.
Produllions of the Month of M A R C I.
93vc) Numb. I. o) 0 TA L Widow Auricula is one of the
JLX. beft of thofe Auriculas which are called
Painted Ladies. It brings a good Trufs of Flowers, well
powder'd, and is mark'd with Crimfon Streaks now and
then, mixt with Purple; and fome Yellow here and
there, intermix'd; and the Centre or Cup is yellow like-
wife.
This Auricula was raifed from Seed by Mr. Adam Holt
a noted Gardener, and was 1o much efleem'd, that a
Plant was fold for ten Guineas. It is not very fubje6a
to bring Increafe, which is the Occafion that it blows
very firong, as it is the Cafe of all other Auriculas that
are fmall Increafers: And on the contrary, thofe which
increafe much, or put forth many Offsets, bring weaker
Flower-Stems, in proportion.
This Flower, as well as all others, of the Kind, muff
have frefh Earth put on the Tops of the Pots in 7anu-
ary, and the Plants expos'd to the Sun in fach a Place
where they may be cover'd with Mats, or fuch-like, in
extreme frofty Weather, or when the Winds are (harp
and blighting; for in Yanuary fome of the Flower-
Truffes begin to appear, and are fubjeA to receive Injury
by Cold, if they are not prote6ted; and then you may ex-
pea a good Bloom about the beginning of April; but this
Sort will come fomewhat fooner than the reft.
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