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FLORIST'S GUIDE;

CONTAINING

PRACTICAL DIRECTIONS

FOR THE CULTIVATION OF

ANNUAL, BIENNIAL, AND PERENNIAL

FLOWERING PLANTS,

OF DIFFERENT CLASSES,

HERBACEOUS AND SHRUBBY,

BULBOUS, FIBROUS, AND TUBEROUS-ROOTED;

INCLUDING

THE DOUBLE DAHLIA,

GREEN-HOUSE PLANTS, &c.

BY TO BRIDGEMAN,
GARDENER, SEEDSMAN AND FLORIST, NEW-YORK.

New-Xork:
PRINTED AND SOLD BY W. MITCHELL, 265 BOWERY:
Sold by the Author. corner of 18th street and Bowery Road, immediately

north of Union Place; G. C. Thorburn, 67 Liberty-street; Alexander
Smith, 338 Broadway, and other Seedsmen and Florists ; by J. Stanley
and Co. 418 Broadway, J. G. Shaw, 134 Bowery, and the Bookellers in
general,

1835,

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1835, by

THOMAS BRIDGEMAN, in the Clerk's office, of the District Court of the United States, for the

Southern District of New York, in the Second Circuit.

Elwin full-22-37 GIVE

DISCARDED PYTH

BRARY

57415

10-16.74

012-30-46RE

PREFACE.

PERHAPS there is no subject on which the mind of man can ruminate, that is better calculated to afford substantial intellectual pleasure and satisfaction, than the study of nature; especially if we view it from the consideration, that as man is subservient to God, so are all instinctive beings, as well as all the productions of the earth, subservient to, and designed for, the use of man.

Man being thus dignified, and endowed with understanding, reason, and moral freedom, is exalted far above all other creatures of the earth. How important, then, that he should maintain his station in society as becomes a rational and intelligent being, instead of sinking himself, as too many do, below the meanest of the mean, by dissipation and vice.

It is a fact which cannot be controverted, that the want of mental and manual employment, often proves an incentive to vice, which infallibly will produce

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