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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

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4,0        The FLO WE R-G ARDEN              difp la'd.
P. ait of them bring Seeds; but as for this Sort, it is dou-
ble, and firip'd with a blue Purple upon a white Ground.
We fow the Seeds of it in March or April; and it makes a
good Appearance in - Garden.  It feems to love Shade,
and a light Ground.
Numb. IV. The Blihop of Canterbury Tulip. The Flower
here mentioned comes from a Breeder rais'd in Holland,
of a Purple Colour, and plain; but this is broke into
fine Stripes, and is pretty conflant in its Blowing.  The
Flower which is here defcrib'd is ftreak'd with a blue
Purple Colour on the Edges of the Leaves, touching now
and then upon a faint Yellow, upon a white Ground.
Its Culture is like that of the Claramon Tulip, except
that this, as it is a later blown, may be put into the
Earth a Month later. See Numb. XVII. in the Month
of March.
Numb. V. Double catch-Fly. This is alfo call'd the
Double Spanijh Catch-Fly. It brings a full Flower, in Spikes
of a fine Carmine Colour, upon Stalks of eighteen
or twenty Inches high. They are fo much admired, that
they are generally kept in Pots, tho' they want no Shel-
ter in the Winter. They are increas'd no other way but
by parting their Roots in February or March, or in Au-
tumn. They love a warm Expofure in the Winter, and
Shade when they are in Bloffom; and the Earth thould be
light for them. The Caps of the Buds of this Flower
are yellow.
Numb. VI. Late White Hyacinth. At this time of the
Year the Bloom of Dutch Hyacinths is over, and what we
now fee of the Sort, pleaes -a curious Eye.  The Name
explains the Colour; and as the Root is bulbous, there re-

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