Honeysuckle



(CAPRIFOLIUM.) Devoted Affection.



Colour eight or ten blossoms with second yellow, two or three are left

white, being all cut from wax devoid of colour; shade them with crimson

lake in cake; cut a piece of fine wire, two inches long, cut a strip of

white wax, three quarters of an inch in length, and pass it round one

end of the wire. This is to form the tube or foundation for the stamina

to be attached to: the latter are cut very fine from double lemon wax.

The anthers are tipped orange, the pistil green. Affix the pistil and

five stamina to each foundation, and then enclose it in the tube or long

part of the petals previously coloured, as also in the white blossoms,

first having passed a small head pin twice or thrice down each. The tube

is coloured dark crimson, gradually softened off towards the upper end

of the blossom. A calyx is attached at the base of the tube in the form

of a small cup--a piece of double green wax, cut very narrow, and passed

once round. The buds are made solid: cut the wax, which must be double,

in a triangular form; by so doing, and winding the broadest end round

the corresponding end of the wire, the proper form will be easily

accomplished, without much assistance from the fingers. Unite all the

buds together first, and then place the blossoms round. The leaves are

placed on two and two.





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