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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 April,   pp. 30-38 ff.


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36          The FLOWER-GARDEN difplay'd
Sprif.   Numb. XXII. Le Creep Tulip, Number I.  This is one
of the finef breeding Tulips that we have in England. I
received it firft from France, where it was raifed from Seed.
The Bloffom of the plain-breeding Tulip is of a blue Pur-
ple Colour, with the Edges of the Leaves inclining to Yel-
low; but when thefe break into Variegations, and be-
come flrip'd, we have in their Stripes, Yellow, Purple,
Feuie Mort Colour, and Red, and are very beautiful.  The
Culture of them is the fame as the Clarimon Tulip, Numb..
XVII. in the Month of March, only this may flay longer
before the Root is put into the Ground; for as the Flower
comes later, the Bulbs do not fhoot their Fibres fo foon as,
the Claramon Tulip.
Numb. XXIll. Beau regard Tulip.  The Flower, of this.
Number is beautifully flrip'd with Purple, upon a white
Ground; but it is at firfl a plain-breeding Tulip, of a
dull purple Colour. This came firfl from Holland; an4
as it is fubjed to break. into fine Stripes, is much admired.
It is propagated like the other Tulip, call'd. the claramon,
Numb. XVII. in the Month of March.
Numb XXIV. Dwarffingle flowering Almond. This is a
beautiful flowering Shrub; the Bloffoms of a Peach Bloom,
Colour, and the Leaves of a fhining Green. The Plant is
feldom  1o high as three Foot, but makes an handfome
Bufh.  It makes Offsets from the Root, by which it may
be propagated.
Numb. XXV. Duke of St. Albans' Auricula. This is a
good truffing Flower, and opens its Bloffoms well. It has
a good Eye, and is well powder'd, and firip'd with a Car-
mine Colour, upon a Buff-colour'd Ground. It muft be
managed in the Garden like the Royal Widow Auricula,
Numh. . in the Month of Marcb.              Numb,.
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