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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 September,   pp. 76-84 ff.


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ibe FLOWER-GARDEN                 drfplay'd.         8.
freely, as the Weather happened to be mild at that septem,
time; but as the Weather is then uncertain, I rather
recommend a Hot-bed for them, and plant them out
as roon as they are an Inch high, in fine Earth, two
Inches apart. They bloffom the Second Year, with Spikes
of Flowers of a beautiful Carmine Colour; to increafe
thee, part the Offsets of the Roots the Beginning of April,
and fet them fingly in Pots, or you may et them in a South
Border.
Numb. XXIV. Tellow Colchicum.   This is what the
Gardeners call the Autumn Crocus; it does not bloffoni
higher than the largett Spring Crocus, and its Flowers are
of a bright yellow Colour.  Its Root is bulbous, and it
makes many Offsets, by which it is propagated. We take
the Roots out of the -Ground when the Leaves are quite
decay'd, and plant them again in 7uly.
Numb. XXV. Hardy Golden-Rod. This bears a Spike
of Lmall yellow Flowers, but makes a very good Show;
it blows about three Foot high, and is increas'd by divi-
ding the Roots in March or April.  It loves a light Soil
and warm Expofure.
Numb. XXVI. White Althea Frutex. This makes a
pleafnt Shrub, about three or four Foot high, with its
Flowers of a Paper-white Colour; the Piftillum and dulty
Part in the middle is yellow, and without-fide of that
the Leaves are flrongly mark'd with Carmine, dilpo-
fed in a Star-like manner.    It is -to be cultivated
like the Althea Frutex, Numb. I. in the Month of
Augujq.
Numb. XXVII. Checquer'd Colchicum. This is a bul-
bous Plant, like he White 'olchicum, Numb. XIII. of
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