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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

Productions of the month of April,   pp. 30-38 ff.

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Numb. XVIII. Lady Margareta Anemone is a very dou- aptif
ble Flower; its Thrums are of a greenifh Yellow, firip'd
with Scarlet; and the Flower-Leaves flrip'd with Car-
mine   upon a white Ground.       Cultivate it as the
High Admiral Anemone, Numb. IV. in the Month of
Numb. XIX. fuliana Anemone. This is a fine Flower.
Its Blofloms are firip'd with Purple and Carmine; there is
no other Excellency in it; and muff be cultivated like the
Admiral, Numb. IV. in March.
Numb. XX. Double 7unquil. This Flower is the fame
in every refpe6d as Numb. XII. (in this Month) except
that the Flowers of this are full of Leaves; they are
of a yellow Colour, and bring three or four fometimes
upon a Stalk; they are very fweet-fcented, like f/amin;
and are cultivated like the fingle fort, Numb. XII. of this
Numb. XXI. Duke of Beaufort Auricula. This is one
of the firangeft Flowers of the Sort, becaufe 'tis ftriped
with Blue upon White, which none others are. The Au-
ricula which was raied by Mr. Holt, call'd the Royal Wi-
dow, he told me came from the Seed of this.
This Plant thould 'be had in good Numbers, for fome-
times the Flowers come all white, when fome among them
will bloffom with Truffes of good firip'd Flowers; fo 'tis
beft to have a Colleftion of them in a Bed, and as you
fee them blow well, take them out of the Ground, with
the Earth about them, and planting them in Pots, place
them in your Colleaion. As for the Culture of it, fee
Numb. I. in the Month of March.
F z            Numb. XXII.

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