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

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Asclepias incarnata(swamp or pink milkweed)2-4'h, pink flowers mid to late summer, part to full sun, moist to wet soil, attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, native to DE and much of the eastern half of US

This is a very pretty flower and long blooming perennial that is really popular with many insects including what appears to be a monarch butterfly.
Video of butterfly
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Red admiral maybe? Native Delaware
Delaware skipper maybe?
Here are links to more videos taken in the garden on July 13
Bees on Asclepias incarnata
Blue wings
These blue wing wasps are a great example of a beneficial insect that you should welcome in your garden for the beetle grub control that it provides.
Bees, wasps and more
White moths

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