These hand-colored prints are from early editions of The Floricultural Cabinet,
edited by Joseph Harrison.
The magazine featured articles on different
varieties of flowers found in British gardens, answers to readers questions on the care of
their flowers and other gardening issues, and synopsis of articles found in other
horticultural magazines of the period including Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Paxton's
Magazine of Botany and Benjamin Maund's Botanic Garden.
As an example of advice provided to the
gardener, following is "the most effectual method of destroying ants that we
have ever tried":
quantities of loaf sugar, arsenic, and finely powdered dried bread; rub them
together in a mortar till they are very well mixed. This
should be kept in a bottle, in readiness
for laying small quantities near their haunts. Great care
is requisite in the use of this mixture
for it is injurious to vegetable as well as animal life."
|Price per print:
||Print Only: As shown
||Framing & Matting
||Print Only: 5 x 8 inches
||Matted: 11 x 14 inches
|Type of print:
||Original hand-colored engraving
||Includes copy of accompanying text page