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Author: Meager, Leonard, 1624?-1704?
Title: The new art of gardening with the gardener's almanack containing the true art of gardening in all its particulars ... / by Leonard Meager.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The new art of gardening with the gardener's almanack containing the true art of gardening in all its particulars ... / by Leonard Meager.
Meager, Leonard, 1624?-1704?

London: Printed for R. Ware ... and sold by T. Norris ... S. Bates ... A. Bettesworth ..., [1683]
Notes:
"To each head is added an almanack, shewing what is to be done every month in the year."
Date of publication suggested by Wing.
Reproduction of original in the Huntington Library.
Subject terms:
Gardening -- Early works to 1800.
Horticulture -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A50509.0001.001

Contents
title page
THE Preface to the Reader.
The CONTENTS.
orchard gardening
New ART of GARDENING, WITH THE Gardener's Almanack: In what is necessary for the well Order∣ing of Orchards and Gardens, &c.
The Introduction; or an Incitement to the Planting, and well ordering Orchards, and Gardens.
CHAP. I.
CHAP. II.
CHAP. III.
CHAP. IV.
CHAP. V.
CHAP. VI.
CHAP. VII.
CHAP. VIII.
CHAP. IX.
CHAP. X.
CHAP. XI.
CHAP. XII.
CHAP. XIII.
CHAP. XIV.
CHAP. XV.
CHAP. XVI.
CHAP. XVII.
CHAP. XVIII.
CHAP. XIX.
CHAP. XX.
CHAP. XXI.
CHAP. XXII.
CHAP. XXIII.
Of the Almond-Tree.
Of the Barberry-tree.
Of the Gooseberry and Currant-trees.
Of the Rasberry-tree.
Of the Fig-tree.
Of the Cornelian Cherry-tree, and Orange-tree.
CHAP. XXIV.
Of the Apricot-Trees.
Of Peach-trees, Nectarins, Malacotoons, &c.
Of Plumb-trees.
Of the Fig-tree.
Of the Currant Tree, as Wall-Fruit.
CHAP. XXV.
CHAP. XXVI.
CHAP. XXVII.
CHAP. XXVIII.
THE Gardener's Almanack: Containing what is to be don in, or relating to their Orchard, in the proper Seasons throughout the Year in each particular Month.
Aquarus ♒, or the Skinker. Things proper to be done in the Orchard i the Month of JANUARY.
Pisces ♓. FEBRUARY.
Fruits in their full Virtue, and still continuing.
Aries, or the Ram. MARCH.
Fruits still Lasting, and in their Virtue.
Taurus ♉, or the Bull. APRIL.
Fruits still Lasting, and in full Virtue.
Gemini ♊, or the Twins. MAY.
Cancer ♋, or the Crab. JUNE.
Fruits in Season and Prime.
Leo ♌, or the Lyon. JULY.
Virgo ♍, or the Virgin-Sign. AUGUST.
Fruits in Season, Prime, and yet remaining Sound.
Libra ♎, or the Ballance. SEPTEMBER.
Scorpio ♏, or the Scorpion. OCTOBER.
Sagitarius ♐, or the Shooter. NOVEMBER.
Capricorn ♑, or the Goat. DECEMBER.
e best and safest way to gather Summer and Winter Fruit of keeping; and how to order them for that purpose.
To gather and order other Stone-fruit.
The best Way to gather Pears.
To gather and order Apples in the best manner.
To gather and secure Quinces from rotting, &c.
To gather and keep Medlers and Services.
Of the Fruit-loft, stowing and managing Fruit for keepin
To make Curious, Pleasant, Wholesome Liquors, and Wines of di∣vers English Fruits, growing in Orchards and Gardens.
To make Cyder.
Pery; the best way to make it.
To make Wine of Grapes.
To make Wine of Cherries.
To make good Wine of Currants.
To make excellent Goseberry-wine.
To make Rasberry Wine.
To make Mulberry Wine.
To make Wine of Services.
kitchen gardening
OF GARDENING; And First of the KITCHEN-GARDEN.
CHAP. I.
Further Directions for the well ordering this kind of Garden in many material Particulars: in its Sight, and Furnishing it with Herbs, Plants, &c.
The several Growths of Herbs and Plants distinguished, know the better how to place them.
Of the Tallest Growth, are
Of the Middle Growth, are
Of the Smaller Growth, are,
ry sorts of useful Herbs, their Encrease, well Or∣dering, and Preserving, &c.
Rule in general for ordering Herbs, &c.
Of Roots proper for the Kitchen-Garden, their well Ord¦ing and Improvement.
Beans, Pease, Artichoaks, Asparagus, Cabbages, C¦flowers, Savoys, Lettice, &c. to order and improve
Beds; how to prepare and fit them for such Things as require to be set in them.
Watering; the proper Time; and what Plants, Herbs, &c. most require it; and in what Seasons.
The several Sorts of Strawberries, the Manner of Setti Transplanting, and Improving them.
THE Gardener's Almanack: OR, Things proper to be done i the Kitchen-Garden, in the se∣veral Months of the Year.
Aquarius ♒, or the Skinker. JANUARY,
Pisces ♓, or the Fishes. FEBRUARY,
Aries ♈, or the Ram. MARCH,
Taurus ♉, or the Bull. APRIL,
Gemini ♊, or the Twins. MAY,
Cancer ♋, or the Crab. JUNE,
Leo ♌, or the Lyon. JULY,
Virgo ♍, or the Virgin-Sign. AUGUST,
Libra ♎, or the Ballance. SEPTEMBER,
Scorpio ♏, or the Scorpion. OCTOBER,
Sagitarius ♐, or the Archer NOVEMBER,
Capricorn ♑, or the Goat. DECEMBER,
How to know particular Flowers that will alter for the best.
Choice Deirections for sowing of seed and setting, &c.
Things convenient to be considered in the Manner of Laying, &c.
Artificial Sets, how to make them.
To change the Colour of Flowers when in Bloss m, &c.
Flowers blowing and continuing.
Pisces ♓, or the Fishes. FEBRUARY,
Flowers blowing or continuing.
Aries ♈, or the Ram. MARCH,
Flowers blowing or continuing.
Taurus ♉, or the Bull. APRIL,
Flowers blowing or continuing.
Gemini ♊ or the Twins. MAY,
Flowers blowing or continuing, &c.
Cancer ♋, or the Crab. JUNE,
Flowers blowing or continuing, &c.
Leo ♌, or the Lyon. JULY,
Flowers blowing this Month or continuing.
Virgo ♍, or the Virgin-Sign. AUGUST,
Flowers blowing this Month or lasting, &c.
Libra ♎, or the Ballance. SEPTEMBER,
Flowers blowing this Month or continuing, &c.
Scorpio ♏, or the Scorpion. OCTOBER,
Flowers blowing or continuing this Month, &c.
Sagitarius ♐, or the Archer NOVEMBER,
Flowers blowing this Month or continuing, &c.
Capricorn ♑, or the Goat. DECEMBER,
How blowing this Month or continuing.
Flowers, Shrubs, and choice Plants, enduring several de∣grees of Cold, how they are to be preserved.
Flowers and Plants not dying but by extream Cold.
Flowers and Plants enduring the second Degree of Cold.
Flowers and Plants the least of all enduring Cold.
further Description of Flowers, as to their Shapes and Colours.
Dorethea.
Bacchus Bole.
Memorables.
Royal Shuttle-maker.
Dianea.
Puvion of Rome.
Paeonie.
The Bee-Flower.
The Bladder Nut.
Rubented.
The Spanish Yellow-Iris.
Hungarian Rose.
The Double Velvet Rose.
The Marble Rose.
The Virgin Rose.
The Evergreen Rose.
The Moley of Hungary.
Spiderwort.
The double White Gilliflower.
Double Poppies.
Bastard Britany.
Male Cistus.
Virgin Silk.
Indian Scarlet Jesamine.
The Rose Bay-Tree.
Candy Tufts.
Flower Gentle of many Colours.
The Shrub Spicara.
The Cloth of Silver coloured Crow-foot.
The double yellow Crow-foot.
The Ranuncula of Aleppo.
Carolus.
The Indian Fig.
White Hellebore.
The double Purple Virgins-Power.
Marum, or Herb Mastick.
The Autumn Mountain Crocus.
The Silver cupped Spanish Moley.
The great yellow Frutilary.
greenhouse gardening
THE Gardener's Almanack: For what is necessary to be done in the Green-House and Conser∣vatory, in Preserving and wel Ordering choice Shrubs, Plants, Flowers, &c. with the Time of Housing, &c.
In MARCH, What things are proper to be done.
In APRIL, What Things are proper to be done.
In MAY, What things are proper to be done.
In JUNE, What things are proper to be done.
In JULY, What things are proper to be done.
In AUGUST, What Things are proper to be done, &c.
In SEPTEMBER, Things proper to be done, &c.
In OCTOBER, Things proper to be done, &c.
In NOVEMBER. Things proper to be done, &c.
In DECEMBER, Things proper to be done, &c.
The GREEN-HOUSE AND CONSERVATORY