Abercrombie, John

The universal gardener and botanist, or, a general dictionary of gardening and botany

Exhibiting in botanical arrangement, according to the Linnaean system, the various genera and species of plants, trees, shrubs, flowers, and fruits, that merit culture for use, ornament and variety, in the different departments of gardening, plantations, shrubberies, nursery, green-house, hot-house or stove, forcing-house, hot-walls, and hot-beds: describing the botanic classes, orders, and characters of the genera, with general and specific descriptions of the species of each genus; their respective and general uses, different methods of propagation, and general culture, in their several departments. Comprising accurate directions, according to real practice, for the management of the kitchen-garden, fruit-garden, pleasure-ground, flower-garden, nursery, plantations, green-house, hot-house, or stove, hot-beds, forcing-frames, hot-walls, and forcing in general. Describing the general plans and formation of the several gardening districts and departments, as above; with distinct arrangements, and general descriptions of the various tribes of plants, trees, flowers, and fruits, adapted to each different department; and explanations of the proper situations, exposures, soils, manures, composts, various garden materials, and principal utensils
Together with full directions for performing all the practical operations of gardening in general, both in the various methods of propagation and culture of the numerous plants, and in the management of every garden district, and the various relative plantations. By Thomas Mawe, and John Abercrombie, author of Every man his own gardener, &c.
The second edition. Carefully revised, corrected, and very much enlarged and improved. With the addition of new considerable and important articles of practical gardening, and the arrangement and definiton of above five hundred species of plants more than in the former edition. And in this edition are added many descriptive plates of green-houses, hot-houses or stove forcing-houses, hot-walIs, and bark-pits, &c. with plates describing botanically the different parts of plants, flowers, fruits and seeds, and the botanic classes and orders, constituting the Linnnean sexual system of plants