TALKS ABOUT FLOWERS.

BY
MRS. M. D. WELLCOME.

Thank God for the beautiful flowers
That blossom so sweetly and fair;
They garnish this strange life of ours,
And brighten our paths everywhere.

DEXTER SMITH.

PUBLISHED FOR THE AUTHOR,
BY I. C. WELLCOME,
YARMOUTH, ME.

Entered according to Act of Congress
By I. C. WELLCOME,
In the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.

PRINTED BY B. THURSTON & CO.,
PORTLAND, MAINE.

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PREFACE.

To all Flower Lovers who may read these pages, we come with kindly greetings. To you we dedicate our Work.

Encouraged by the many testimonials of favor with which our Flower Sketches have been received, which have appeared in the Boston Journal, Portland Transcript, and the leading Floricultural journals, we were induced to prepare this volume, intending it to be made up chiefly of those articles revised and enlarged for this purpose; but after entering upon this work, we found so little that was adapted for use, nearly every page has been written while the sheets were passing through the press.

Before we were aware, the printed matter had exceeded our proposed limits, and we were obliged to enlarge the work by additional pages, and even then omit our chapter of "Floricultural Notes," for we wished to put the book at a low price, that it might reach the masses. As it is, we are sure that we have given..................

 

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