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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 103

7hc FLOWER-GARDEN                 difJ2ay'd.        1c3
Numb. XV. Gentianella. This Plant is a Dwarf, fit IE)CemA
for Edgings; it brings its Flowers of a fine Ultramarine
Colour, and bloffoms in all the Winter and Spring
Months, till the End of May. It is increas'd by parting
the Roots in March or April, or in September, and plant-
ing them  in an open free Ground.    It is ob(ervable,
that if you plant this in a warm Expofure, it flowers beft
in May; but if you plant it in a colder Situation, it blof-
forns in the Winter.
Numb. XVI. Tellow Corn Marigold.    This Flower is
very double, of a bright yellow Colour; it blows many
Months, and is efteem'd an Annual Plant; but it will
grow very well if it is railfed of Cuttings, to be planted
in June, 7uly, or Augufi, in Pots of fine Earth, which
I mention particularly, becaufe we have but few of the
double Sorts come out of a good Number of Seedling
Plants. We fow the Seeds in March and April, and they
are to be treated like other Annuals.
Numb. XVII. Scarlet Geranium. This brings a beau-
tiful Scarlet Bunch of Flowers, and makes a pretty Shrub
in the Green-Houle. I brought this firfi from Holland.
It is raifed from Cuttings in May, June, July, or Auguff,
planted in fine Earth, in Pots, and well water'd at firft
planting.  They are likewife raifed from Seeds fown in
March or April, on Hot-beds. They mull be fet in the
Green-Houfe about the End of September, and fet abroad
about the Middle of May.
Numb. XVIII. Canary Pellitory. This is the fame
which is call'd the Pellitory with Dai/y-Flowers, or Spanih
Pellitory.  This is a Green-Houfe Plant, and muft be
raifed


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