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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.


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The FLOWER-GARDEN dfplay'd.                          37
Numb. XXVI. Turky Ranunculus fweet-fcented. This aprll.
may be, more properly, call'd the PerJian Ranunculus,
for it is of that Kind. This fort is railed from Seeds of
the fingle Flowers, or Semi-Doubles, for the very double
Flowers never bring Seed. We fow the Seed as oon as
'tis ripe, in fine Mold, and the Plants will foon come to
bloffom. This fort, as well as all other Ranunculus's, are
increas'd by parting their Roots, when we take them out
of the Ground, which fhould be as foon as the Flower-
Stalks and Leaves are withered; wafh the Roots clean at
that time, and dry them, and in September plant them a-
gain, about three Inches deep, in very light Earth, in a
warm expofed Place, for they are fubjedt to rot. Shelter
them with Mats in a frofty Seafon, and when they come to'
bloffom they will reward you for your Care.
Numb. XXVII. Double Cuccow-Flower.     This Plant
brings its Bloffoms in Spikes; and they are of a Peach
Bloom-colour. The Time of increafing this is in February
and March.
Numb. XXVIII. The Grand Prefnce Auricula is one
of the Dutch Flowers.  It blows with a great Trufs of
Flowers ; and the Bloffoms are very large, of a dark red
Colour, and a large yellow Eye.  'Tis manag'd in the
Garden like the Auricula call'dthe Royal Widow, Numb. L
in the Month of March; but as it has no- Duff upon it,
a Shower or two will not make it lofe its Beauty.  It is
very (hbjeat to increafe by Offsets; and makes a fine Ap-
pearance in a ColleCion.
XXIX. Sea Pink is a Dwarf-Plant, which brings its-
white Flowers on Stems about nine or ten Inches high..
k makes a pretty Edging for Borders, and is eafily propa-
gated


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