Oosten, Henrik van

[Nieuwe Nederlandse bloem-hof. English]

The Dutch Gardener, or, The Compleat Florist: Containing the Most Successful Method of Cultivating All Sorts of Flowers, the Planting, Dressing, and Pruning of All Manner of Fruit-Trees: Together with a Particular Account of the Nursing of Lemon and Orange Trees in Northern Climates.

Written in Dutch; translated into English. The second edition, with great amendments. London: Printed for D. Midwinter, 1711. Translation of: De Nieuwe Nederlandse Bloem-Hof (Leyden, 1700). Added title page, engraved, shows gifts being presented to the goddess Flora; title on pedestal, The Dutch Gardener, or, The Curious Florist &c. Publisher's advertisements on A3r and A3v; S2v. References: Henrey, B. Brit. botanical lit. 1198.

This is an English translation of a Dutch gardening work which includes a large section on tulips.  The work is designed "to serve the young Lovers of Flowers, or those who are just commencing that pleasant Study."  The first part discusses the treating of trees and shrubs, including soil preparation, planting, pruning, grafting, diseases, and pests.  There are also descriptions of specific trees and shrubs.  The second part is devoted to the curious florist and treats all manor of flowers, including the tulip,
narcissus, violets, and daisies.  The third part of this work is a treatise on the culture of tulips according to the French way, including how to make them increase, and information on their names, colors, and beauty.  Part Four is a treatise of Gilly-Flowers, according to the French way, and Part Five concludes the work with an account of the sowing rearing and use of orange trees.  The work includes an index arranged by chapter.

Subjects: Floriculture; Fruit culture; Gardening--Netherlands; Citrus fruits.


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