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.

Click on any of the photos for an enlarged view

Friday, November 11, 2011

Christmas fern

Polystichum acrostichoides or Christmas fern is a lovely evergreen ground cover for your shade garden. It is normally ignored by deer. I like it combined with white wood aster and the native Pachysandra procumbens.

Mt Cuba is offering an exciting new class online for the study of ferns.
It is a very high quality production that is easy to navigate, loaded with beautiful photos and videos of the ferns in the gardens at Mt Cuba and offers printable documents with cultural information about the ferns. There are also valuable suggestions for companion planting arrangements.

Here is a link to an article on the National Parks Conservation Association website regarding native plant gardening.

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