Welcome to this site in celebration of a beautiful new public garden in historic Old New Castle, Delaware. It is located behind The Dutch House at 32 East Third St, Old New Castle, DE 19720. Directions

The garden is home to over 200 different species of trees, shrubs, perennials, ferns and grasses. They are all North American native plants and almost every one is native to the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Many are native to Delaware.

If you would like to schedule a guided tour, please contact The New Castle Historical Society at 302-322-2794.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hepatica acutiloba (liverwort)

This is a very beautiful little native wildflower blooming in the middle of March here in Delaware. The flower colors can range from white to pink. Part shade is required. Here is a site with more information about this charmer.
Hepatica americana bloom colors can range from white to pink to violet or blue.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Salix discolor (pussy willow)

What's not to love about pussy willow? Well maybe the foliage later in the season. So, careful siting is called for. It is a good choice for a poorly drained site and shows off well in front of evergreen plants like American arborvitae which is also tolerant of moist soil.
American Beauties website provides more information about this well known and worthy plant.
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