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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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may propagate this by laying the young Shoots in the q0ay.
Ground, in September or in March.
Numb. XXIX. Lotus, with yellow Flouwers. This Plant
makes a good Appearance, bringing its yellow Bloffoms
on the Top but does not grow very high. The Seeds
of it ripen veiy well, and may be fown in March or
Ari, in an open free Land, by which means it may be
propagated.
Numb. XXX. Virginia Columbine.    This is a Plant,
which, tho' it is a Dwarf for a great Part of the Year,
will bloffom about three Foot high, with branch'd Stalks,
containing a great Number of Flowers, which are feather'd,
and of a whitifh yellow Colour. It loves thade, and may
be railed by fowing the Seeds in March or April, in a
light Soil; or you may take off fome of the Sets from the
Roots at the fame time of the Year.
Numb. XXXI. White Afphodil. This Plant brings a
Spike of white Flowers, thinly fet upon the Flower-Stem,
and feveral upon a Plant, fo that it makes a good Figure.
It is propagated by parting the Roots in February or Marcb,
or elfe in September or OElober, and is fubjea enough to
make Offsets. It loves a tender Soil, but will blow in
the Shade.
Numb. XXXII. The Tellow Afphodil is in every re-
fpe6l like the White Afphodil, Numb. XXXI. of this
Month, except in the Colour of its Flowers, and is to be
managed like it; but obferve, that while the open Flow-
ers are all yellow, the Buds that are to open, are green.
Numb. XXXIII. Princeffes Pink is alfo call'd the Dwarf
double Dutch Pink. It brings abundance of very double
Flowers, of a clear white Colour, with the middle Leaves
ftrip'd


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