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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 December,   pp. 100-108


Page 101

Th FLOWER-GARDEN djplay'd.                        10
Gardens; its Middle is yellow, and its radiated Leaves Decemb.
are white, and tipt, as well as ftriped, with a Carmine
Colour.   Thefe are increas'd by dividing the Roots in
February, or in September. They love a light Earth, and
warm Expofure.
Numb. VI. Cape Marigold. This brings a firong Gol-
den-colour'd Flower, and mufl be propagated by Cut-
tings fet in any of the Summer Months, in Pots of light
Earth. It requires a Green-Houfe in the Winter.
Numb. VII. Shining-leav'd Laurujlinus. This makes a
fine flowering Shrub; but the Buds of the Flowers,
which are white as the Bloffoms, are fhaded with a firong
yellow  Colour.  The Plant is evergreen, and is raifed
by Layers in O9ober, November, or December, in an open
free Soil. It is a hardy Plant.
Numb. VIII. Marvel du Monde Auricula.   This is of
a Velvet Ultramarine Colour, bringing a good Trufs, and
has a fine wbire Eyc.   Its culture is the fame as the
Royal Widow Auricula, Numb. I. in the Month of May.
Numb. IX. Red Spring Cyclamen. This is a beautiful
Flower, and is defcrib'd under the fame Name, Numb.
XII. in the Month of 7anuary, where you may fee its
Culture.
Numb. X. White Cyclamen. This, tho' the Flower is
white, yet the Opening of it is flrongly touch'd with
Carmine.   It is fweet-fcented j but fee its Defcription un-
der the fame Name, at Numb. X. in the Month of fa-
nuary, with the Method of its Culture.
Numb. XI. Tellow Ficoides.  This is the fame Fig-
Marigold with the Triangular Leaf mentioned Numb. I.
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