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, January 13, 2012

Azalea 'Weston's Lemon Drop'

Buds on plants in the winter landscape contribute so much to the beauty and interest of the garden as well as offering hope for the excitement of the next growing season. The buds, the branching architecture, the bark colors and textures can be highly ornamental qualities to consider when planning a garden. They can also be useful characteristics for identification of a plant in the winter.

This plant is the deciduous azalea named 'Weston's Lemon Drop'.

Mt Cuba is offering several classes this winter for the native plant enthusiasts.
Saturday 01/14/2012 Enhance Your Winter Landscape 1pm-3pm
Saturday 01/21/2012 Sensory Appeal of Native Plants 130pm-3pm
Wednesday 02/08/2012 Native Plant Cultivars 130pm-230pm
They are very reasonably priced from 10 to 25 dollars each and registration can be completed online from this link.

Mt Cuba is also offering online courses for the study of ferns and hummingbirds. I highly recommend the fern course and look forward to enjoying the hummingbird course.