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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 March,   pp. 16-29


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24         The FLO WE R-GARDEN tdfplay'd.
T4   . the Name vulgarly of Polyanthos.   The Primrofe Kind
will bring their Flowers earlier than the others, and re-
quire a dryer Ground, becaufe we fee the Primrofe loves
dry Banks, and will bear the Sun; but the cowflips de-
light in Meadows, and are always fhelter'd with Grafs;
and from fuch Obfervations one may govern one's Self
in their Culture.  There are vafi Varieties of this Kind
.of Flower.
If one has a mind to raife them from Seeds, take the
fame Method as is prefcrib'd to raife the Auricula, which
you may fee at Numb. I. in this Month.
Numb. XIV. The Larger blue Starry Hyacinth blows
about a Foot high, with L good spike of Flowers of a
Sky Colour, and the Tendrils in the Middle Yellow;
.there is no difference in the Culture of this and the Dwarf
.hite Starry Hyacinth, Numb. II. in this Month, which
I refer to.
Numb. XV. The Virginian flowering Maple. This
Tree is little different from the Plant before mentioned,
call'd the American flowering Maple, Numb. XII. in this
Month, but the Bloffoms are of a bright Carmine Co-
lour. The manner of propagating it is the fame with
the other, and I refer to that for Infiru6ions.
Numb. XVI. The Narcffus of Naples brings one
double Bloffom on the Top of the Flower-Stem. The
Flower-Leaves are of a yellowifh White, and the Cup
that enclofes the fmaller Leaves is of an Orange Colour.
'Tis bulbousrooted, like the Bojleman Narcifus, Numb. II.
of this Month, and muff be treated in the fame manner
in the Garden.
Numb. XVIL


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