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Curious Experiment With A Tulip

The bulb of a tulip in every respect resembles buds, except in their

being produced under ground, and include the leaves and flower in

miniature, which are to be expanded in the ensuing spring. By

cautiously cutting in the early spring, through the concentric coats

of a tulip root, longitudinally from the top to the base, and taking

them off successively, the whole flower of the next summer's tulip is

beautifully seen by the naked eye, with its petals, pistal, and