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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

A short explanation of the most difficult terms which are made use of in this book

The moft DI PFI CU LT TE RM S which are made ufe of
in this BOOK.
PEX, Apices, Chives, the fimall Knobs that grow on the fne
A 'hreads or Stamina of the Flower.
Bulbs, Roots that are round, and wrapped with feveral Skins or
Coats, like an Onion.
Bulbous, Having Onion-Roots, or Bulbs.
Catkins, or Juli, Small duf/y Sub/fances, which are found in Janu-
ary, on Hazels, Poplars, &c.
Caps of the Buds, -The leajy Subftances that inclfe them.
Duft of a Flower, Found on the Leaves of the Auricula, &c. and
on the Apices of fome Flowers; which latter is very deferentfromn
the former, and is thought to caz/ Fruitfiulnf.
Expofure, The Pojtion of a Wall or Bank, with repe    to the
Sun: Thus, a Warm      Expofure fignfes, where the Sun may
come very much.
Fibres, Small 'Threads, or Strings, which grow about the Root of
any Plant.
Petals, Leaves of a Flower; fo call'd, to djlingujh them from the
green Leaves of the Plant.
Piftillum, A fmall Thread, or Stamen, with an Apex on the 'Top
of it, growing out of the Seminary Fef┬žels, exailly in the Center
of fome Flowers, as the Lilly, &c.
Powder'd, Cover'd with Du/i.
Spikes, Trups or Bunches, when the Flowers grow in fuch a man-
ner as to/firm an Acute Cone.
Thrums, Apices or Chives, when a great Number of thcm grow to-
gether in a Flower.
Truffes, Bunches of F!owers, when many Bloms grow in a Chkfier
on one Stalk.
Tuberous-rooted, Having the Root full of Knots or Knobs.

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