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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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Heliopsis helianthoides var scabra 'Summer Nights' (oxeye daisy) 3-4'h, yellow flower mid to late summer, full sun, moist well drained soil, provides nectar in summer for butterflies and other insects and seed for songbirds in winter, native range includes parts of mid Atlantic region of US

American Beauties webpage states the oxeye daisy seeds are a prime source of food for songbirds in the winter and that the old stems provide winter cover for beneficial insects.

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