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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 difplayd.                          43
flance; and at the end of May plant them in the Bor- ga?.
ders where they are to fland, and they will make a fine
Show the fame Summer, and ripen their Seed very well:
One may propagate them likewife by planting Slips or Cut-
tings of them in fine Earth, in fuly, watering them
well.
Numb. XIII. Savoy Spiderwort brings a Spike of white
Flowers, with the Tops of the Tendrils tipt with Yellow.
This is propagated by dividing the Roots in February or
March, or in September or OUober. They love an open
free Soil.
Numb. XIV. The Double Orange-Lilly. This Plant
only differs from the common Orange-Lilly, in having its
Flowers full of Leaves, which makes it a Rarity.  The
Colour of the Flowers is like that which is made of Red-
Lead and Yellow mixt, and thaded with Carmine. It will
profper well in any Soil; and is increas'd by parting
the Offsets of the Roots,  when the Flower-Stems are
wither'd.
Numb. XV. The White Hyacinth of Peru. There is
no other Difference between this Plant and the Blue Hya-
cinth of Peru, but the Colour of the Flowers, which
are white in this, as the Name expretfes. It is raied
and propagated as the blue Sort, Numb. XI. of this
Month.
Numb. XVI. The Pheafant's Eye. This is likewife call'd
Flos Adonis. 'Tis an Annual, and brings the moft beau-
tiful Scarlet Flowers one can imagine.  It is rais'd frorA
Seeds fown in March or April, and may be trarfplanted
when 'tis an Inch or two high. It loves a light Soil.
Numb. XVII.
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