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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 October],   pp. [unnumbered]-92


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Tbe FLOWER-GARDEN drfplay'd.                        85
Produlions of the Month of 0 C T 0 13 R.
Numb. I.       UB  R EROS E Flower. This is a bulbous VtOctr,
A Root, brought to us from Italy every
Year. It brings a Spike of white Flowers on the Top
of a S.talk, about three Foot high, and is very fweet-
fcented. The Flower-Buds are a little tinged with a Lake
or Carmine Colour.    We raiCe this by planting the
Roots in Pots of fine Earth, and plunging them in Hot-
beds, in February or March, but give them no Water till
they fprout, then we have this Flower in fuly; or elfe
fet the Roots in a warm Border, under a South Wall,
and they will, forne of them, flower in Auguft, and
fome in September, or this Month, or the next; when
thefe bloffom, you may pot them, and       fet them
into the Green-Houfe, and fame will even blofforn in
December.
Numb. II. Single Naflurtium.  By this is meant the
Indian Crefs, or Najiurtium Indicum.  1 he Flowers are
beautifully made, of a yellow Colour, and finely ftreak'd
with Carmine.   It is, in my Opinion, more pleafane
than the Double Flower of the Sort5 but there are two Sorts
of the Single, one a large Flower, and the other a fmallenr
Sort, which is ufed for Sallads; thefe are both raifed from
Seeds lown in March on a Hot-bed, or in May in the.
common Ground.
Numb. IlL.


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