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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 difplcyd.                        41
mains no more to fay of it, but that it may be taken out TpY.
of the Ground as foon as the Leaves and Flower-Stalks
are withered, and planted again in September, in a light
Soil.
Numb. VII. Blue-bell Hyacinth. This Flower makes
as beautiful an Appearance in my Opinion, as any of the
Dutch Kinds. The Flowers are of a bright blue Colour,
and blow in Spikes of a Foot high.  It increaes plenti-
fully by its Bulbs, which thould be taken out of the
Ground when the Leaves and Flower-Stalks are decay'd,
and any time between that, and the End of September,
they may be replanted, about three Inches deep.  They
love a free Soil; and if they fland two or three Years in
a Place, you will have plenty of them.
Numb. VIII.     Mountain - bulb'd  crowfoot.  This
Plant does not grow above a Foot high; its Flowers
are of a yellow Colour, and very double.   'Tis pro-
pagated by dividing the Roots in the Spring, and in
the Autumn Months.    This profpers well in a light-
Soil.
Numb. IX. Belle Silvia Anemone. Tho' this is a fingle
Anemone, the Beauty of its Colours makes it as valuable
as moft of the double Sorts. The Thrum in the middle
of the Flower is black, the Ground-colour of the Leaves
white, beautifully ftrip'd with a Carmine Colour, fha-
ded with Lake.    This is to be propagated like the
High Admiral Anemone, Numb. IV. in the Month of
March.
Numb. X. The Venetian Petch. This makes a pretty
Dwarf-Plant, bringing Spikes of Scarlet Flowers, which
ripen their Seeds very well. You may propagate this Plant
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