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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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hepatica


The enchanting round lobed hepatica is one of the first wildflowers to bloom. The flower colors can range from white, pink or blue/violet. The new leaves emerge after the flowers and it is important to not cut back the plants leaves in autumn. The plant is referred to as Hepatica nobilis var obtusa, Hepatica americana, Anemone americana, or Anemone hepatica. Common names include round lobed liver leaf and liverwort. Here is a plant profile written by the US Forest service.

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