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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 December,   pp. 100-108


Page 102

102        The FLOWER-GARDEN                 difplay'd.
Dcemb.+ in the Month of November. The Colour of the Flower
is bright Yellow. You may fee further for its Culture
as dire6led.
Numb. XII. Tellow round Eternal..  This is the Gna-
phalium which is brought to us from   Portugal, which
brings its Flowers in Bunches, clofely cluffer'd, of a bright
yellow Colour.   Thee Flowers will keep their Colour
and Proportion for many Years after they are cut from
the Plant, and brings ripe Seed with us, and may be
raifed from them, fown in a light Earth, on a Hot-bed,
in March or April; or may be propagated by tranfplant-
ing the Offsets from the Roots, at the fame time, or in.
the Autumn Months.
Numb. XIII. Chrifimas-Flower. This Plant is a Dwarf,
not rifing above fix Inches high; its Flowers are large,
and white, like fingle Rofes, but their Middles green,
and the Outfide of their Leaves a little tinged with a
Carmine Colour; and no Froft or Snow flops their Ap-
pearance. They are propagated two ways, one by Seed,
and the other by dividing the Roots, as you may fee un-
der the Name of the Lefer black Hellebore, Numb. IX_
in the Month of january.   This is called the Black Hel-
lelore.
Numb. XIV. Winter White Primrofe. This Flower is
of the fame Kind as the common Primrofe, but the Flow-
ers are paper-white, inflead of being tinged with Yellow,
as the Field fort is;, the middle of the Flowers are yel-
low. This is propagated like the Polyanthos call'd the
Goldfinch, Numb. XIII. in the Month of March, which
fNmeb
Numb. XV.,.


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