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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 June],   pp. [unnumbered]-57


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The FLOWER-GARDEN                dfplayd.         51
an Orange Colour in the middle of the Flower.  They  ttne.
love a light Soil.
Numb. IX. Maidens-Blu# Rofe. This makes fach'a-
nother Plant as the Aufirian Rofe.  The Flowers are thin
of Leaves, but double 5 and the Thrums appear in the
middle of the Flower of a yellow Colour. It is what one
may rather call a Semi-Double, than a compleat Double.
Its Flower-Leaves are of a Flefh-colour; and its Culture
is the fame as that of the Cinnamon Rofe, Numb. I. in the
Month of May.
Numb. X. Tellow fefamin. This is a Shrub, which
has been a long time in England, but it bears pretty Flow-
ers of a bright yellow Colour, which gives us a pleafant
Appearance for a long time.  It is propagated by Suck-
ers from the Root, or by laying down the young Shoots
in September or OFlober, in a light Soil.
Numb. XI. Blue Corn-Flower, or Blue Corn-Bottle, as
fome call it.  This Flower, tho' it is very plentiful in
the Corn-fields, is of as fine a blue Colour as any in the
Garden; the outward Leaves are of a bright blue Colour,
and the middle Parts of the Flowers are of a deep Ma-
zarine Blue j for my own part, I place it among the Gar-
den Flowers, for there is not a Plant which brings a
Flower of a finer Colour. 'Tis raifed from Seeds fown
in March in any fort of Ground, if the Earth is made
fine.
Numb. XII. Blttp Belgick Rofe.  This Rofe is very
double in its Bloffoms, the Leaves are of a Flefh-colour,
and equal to any Rofe we have, for Beauty. It makes a
fine flowering Shrub; and fhould be propagated like the
Cinnamon Rofe, Numb. I. in the Month of May.
H 2.              Numb. XIII.


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