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«nil placed on behind the bunclies already fixed, so as, in faet, to give to the center of the flower the appearance of being divided into five or inore divisions.
Petals No. 3, require the same rounding as applied to the preceding, two or three being placed together, giving them a more open form ; fix the.se round the petals already on. Elev ate them, so as to produce the cup shape observ able in nearly all good roses. As the petals become larger, the thumb is found more convenient than the finger, it more quickly produces the roundness on which the beauty of a rose so much depends. The larger petals must be treated in a similar manner, only the edges require to turn back with more freedom and boldness, and the petals gradually receding, so that those placed on last will stand nearly at right angles with the stem, in some cases being even more bent backwards. Two or three of the last may be slightly shaded with green at the base, and carmine and burnt sienna at the edge, so as to give the faded ap2iearanee of the outer petals. Frequent reference should be made to the illustration of the flower or its parts as the work proceeds; the calyx should then be passed up the stem, so as to fit close to the back of the flower, and the stem cov crcd with pale green stem paper.
Add a bud or two. These should appear close under the outer petals of the flower. The leaves start from the junction of these steins, being set round, each a little lower tiian the preceding. They should be colored and polished as directed in "general observations," to give them the bold and waxy appearance seen in this deservedly popular and beautiful rose.
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