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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 May],   pp. [unnumbered]-48


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The FLOWER-GARDEN dfply'd.                         39
ProduFlions of the Month of M A Y.
Numb. I.       H E Cinnamon Rofe. This is a Plant that goay,
1 has been a long time in England; we
find it in many of the old Country-Gardens.  If it is
planted againif a Wall, it will fhoot three or four Foot
in a Year, and brings but a few Spines upon it.  The
Flowers are double, but are fmall, and hafre but little
Odour. They delight in a light moift Ground.
The Manner of propagating this Plant is by taking the
Suckers from it in February or March, or in Autumn, and
planting them immediately, watering them well after
planting, fo as to make the Earth like Mud about the
Roots, and by that means to fettle the Ground well about
them ; for the Roots have few Fibers, and are foon dry'd.
by the Air.
Numb. II. Narrow-leav'd Flower de Luce, or Fleur de
Lis, is very beautiful in its Bloffoms, which are of a bright
blue Colour, only in the Leaves that turn down there are
Streaks of Yellow in the middle. This is propagated by
dividing the Roots in the Spring, or at Autumn; they
flower belt in a light Soil, expofed to the Sun; but in fuch
a Situation many Plants will die; and in a more fhady
Place I have obferv'd the Plants to profper, but do not
bring fo many Flowers.
Numb. III. The Columbine flrip'd There are feveral
Sorts of this Flower, forne Double, and others Single, but
all


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