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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 difpay'd.                          55
Numb. XXVI. White yeflamin. This is as common     1uei
a Plant as we have in England. It is in every Garden; but
as it brings a fweet-fcented Flower, is very agreeable. This
may be either rais'd to a little Tree, or elfe planted againif
a Wall, where it may be trained up to a great Height. It
remains flowering many Months; and is raifed by laying
the young Shoots into the Ground in September, or elfe
taking Cuttings of three or four Joints about the End of
OEtober, or in November or December, and planting them
fix or perhaps four Inches deep in the Ground, fo as to
leave two Buds above Ground. You may guide your
felf by the Length of the Shoots.  The Earth muff be
well temper'd and well water'd after Planting, and the next
Spring they will have good Roots, and may be replanted
the September following.  They will grow in any Ex-
pofure.
Numb. XXVII. The Scarlet Geranim. This is a
Green-Houfe Plant.   It makes a Shrub of about two
Foot high.  It has this Name from the Colour of its
Flowers, which are as bright a Scarlet as is feen in any
Flower.   It is raifed from Seeds, which it brings plen-
tifully, and muft be fown in March on a Hot - bed;
or elfe you may propagate it by Cuttings, in any of
the Summer Months; and you may have good Plants
by September, which may then be potted, and fet in-
to the Green-Houe.   The Time of taking them     in-
to the Garden or open Air, is about the middle of
May, when the Weather is fettled.    It loves a light
Soil.
Numb. XXVIII. Tellow Martagon. This Flower has
a Root almoff like that of the common Lilly, as all the
reff


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