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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 May],   pp. [unnumbered]-48

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The FLOWER-GARDEN dp)lay'd.                         4T
the tops of the Leaves with Crimfon.  The Roots are q3.
fmall, and may be taken out of the Ground as foon as
the Flower-Stems are decay'd, but mutt be replanted the
September following, in an open free Soil, two or three
Inches deep, in a warm Expofure. The Seed ripens very
well with us.
Numb. XXI. Indian gueen Ranunculus.   This Ranun-
culus is of the Perfian Sort, but was raied from Seed in
England.  It brings a great many Flowers on a Root,
and blows about a Foot high, with double Flowers; the
Leaves are white, flreak'd on the Tops with a Carmine
Colour. The Root of this is like thofe of other Ranun-
culas, and brings great Increafe. They delight in a light
dry Soil, and hould be planted about three Inches deep,
and five Inches apart, in September, in a warm Situation,
and the Roots may be taken out of the Ground as foon
as the Bloffom, Stalks, and Leaves are decay'd; then
wafh them well and tenderly, and when they are dry lay
them in a dry Place.
Numb. XXII. Tellow Aujirian Rofe. This is in great
meafure like the other Rofe-Trees, making a little Bufh;
but more particularly like the cinnamon-Rofe, of a fmooth
kind. Its Bloffoms are fingle, and all of a yellow Colour.
It muff be cultivated as the cinnamon-Rofe, Numb. I. in
this Month.
Numb. XXIII. Double white Mountain Ranunculus.
This Plant is a Dwarf, not ri(ing above a Foot high when
it is in Flower. It brings its Bloffoms in Branches, which
are very double, and all white.  It lafts in Flower two
Months, and is increas'd by parting the Roots in Fe-
bruary and March, or in September or Ocober.  It loves a
light open SoiL                      Numb. XXIV.
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