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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

[Introduction] The introduction

T may be proper to acquaint the Reader with
I  the Reafons which induce us to publifh the fol-
lowing Colleaion.
Firfl, It will be a Means of informing the
Publick of the great Variety of Flowers, in all their Sta-
tions, at every Seafon of the Year. It may be thought,
perhaps, that the Winter Months are void of the Delights
expealed in a FLOWER-GARDEN; but the Miflake will
foon be difcover'd by any curious Obferver, when he
fhall find, that there are at leaff Two and Thirty Flowers
of different Kinds then in their Splendour.
Secondly, As the Firfi Impreffion of the Monthly
Flower-Pieces have been fo well receiv'd by the Publick,
we thought a particular Defcription of the Flowers, and
the Nature of their Culture, which could not be ex-
prefs'd in the Plates themfelves, might hope for the
fame Succels; it being an Obfervation made by many
Perfons (and we think with much Reafon) That to know
only the Names of the Flowers, and to be ignorant of
their Culture, might occafion a continual Expence in
A                procuring,

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