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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 April,   pp. 30-38 ff.

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34          The FLOWER-GARDEN difplay 'd.
aptif.   Numb. XIV. Double-painted Lady Auricula.  This Au-
ricula, like the other painted Ladies, is well cover'd with
Duff, which makes the Ground of the Flower appear
white; this is ftrip'd with Yellow, and with a little
Carmine Colour.     The Culture is the fame as the
Royal Widow Auricula, Numb. I. in the Month of
Numb. XV. The Paliurus, or chrfl's-Thorn, makes a
pretty Tree; I have feen it fland fingle in a Garden, and
fometimes againft a Wall. It is call'd by this Name, be-
caufe, as the Plant is fet full of Thorns, fome fuppole
our Saviour's Crown of Thorns was made of it. It brings
Cluflers of Bloffoms, which in the Plate (hew themfelves
in round Knots of a green Colour, but when they open
themfelves, the Bloffoms are of a pale yellow Colour. This
is chiefly raifed from Seeds, but we now propagate them
by laying down the young Shoots in November, about four
Inches in the Ground.
Numb. XVI. White Lilly of the Valley. This Plant is
a Dwarf Herb, like the Blujh-red Lilly of the Valley; and
in a Word, there is no Difference between one and the
other, but the Colour of the Flowers. For the Culture of
this, I refer to Numb. VIII. of this Month.
Numb. XVII. Marveille da Monde Auricula.      This
Plant we receiv'd from Holland, where it was raifed.  it is
a plain Flower, but is of fo fine a Colour, that it looks like
blue Velvet; the Eye is white, which is contrary to moft
of the Auriculas we receive from Holland, which are gene-
rally yellow-ey'd, without any Duff upon them. -,The
Culture of this is the fame as the Royal Wridow Auricula,
Numb. I. in the Month of MAarch.
Numb. XVIll.

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