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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

Productions of the month of March,   pp. 16-29

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The FLOWER-GARDEN difplay'd.                            2
the Roots are tuberous.  The Flowers are of a pale Green 90arc
on the Outfide, and the Leaves are of a bluifh Purple on.
the Infide, mark'd with a yellow Streak from the Center
of the Flower.   We part the Roots in February, or in
this Month, and plant them in a light Soil, if it is a lit-
tle moift 'tis not the worfe: Or you may tranfplant
them in Augufi or September, they will do well; but 'I
choofe the Spring, if they are to be fent a great way into
the Country.
Numb. XXXIV. The ferufalem Cowflip. This is- a
low Plant, which never rifes higher than fix Inches at moff.
The Leaves are fomewhat like thofe of the Polyantbos, but
hairy, and fpotted with Whire, !nd the Flowers are al-
moft fhaped like the Flowers of the Polyanthos, but fimaller;
there are many at the Top of the Flower-Stems, which
firft appear of a faint Crimfon Colour, and then change
to a Blue, like that of blue Bice. It is a Plant which has
been a long time in England, but is now very fcarce. It-
is propagated by dividing the Roots in February, or this
Month, or in September.    It grows very well in fhady4
Places, and makes conflantly a pretty Appearance: For--
merly the Leaves were ufed as a Pot-Herb, but is now laid
afide on that Account.  The Soil for it fhould be light.
Remember to water it well after Planting.

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