Cannonball House

Built in 1765, the Cannonball House is an iconic landmark for Lewes and is the home of the Lewes Historical Society’s maritime museum. It is called the Cannonball House because of the wide array of scars it shows, including an imbedded cannonball in its foundation, from the infamous Bombardment of Lewes.

In early 2016 the Lewes Historical Society asked Lewes In Bloom to partner with them to redo the courtyard space behind the Cannonball House (c1765). The Patrons who developed the garden were inspired by Colonial Williamsburg and other historic gardens. The garden was laid out with a central bed and four corner beds. There are pathways and surrounding garden beds. The Patrons work to use flowers and bulbs that a woman living in the house in 1765 might have used. The challenge has been the shadiness of the area so the garden is a work in progress. Our hope is that it will mature into a beautiful garden for all who gather there.

 

 

2018 Plantings – Cannon Ball House Garden

Annuals

Double Rose Begonia
Fairy Velvet Geranium
Yellow Butterfly Weed
Ageratum ‘Hawaii Blue’
Begonia ‘Whopper Rose’
New Guinea Impatiens ‘Radiance Scarlet’
Torenia Hybrid ‘Summer Wave Blue’
Dahlia ‘Mystic Spirit’
Euphorbia

The barrels have:

Vermillionaire
Sweet Potato Vine
Yellow Lantana
Orange Butterfly Weed

 

Shrubs

Harrington Plum Yew
Camellia Japonica hybrid ‘Ballet in Pink’
Reblooming Azalea ‘Bloom-a-thon lavender’
Winterberry ‘Berry Poppins’
Winterberry ‘Mr. Poppins’  (male pollinator)
Rose ‘Gertrude Jekyll’
Hydrangea ‘Annabelle’
American Beautyberry ‘Early Amethyst’
Encore Azalea ‘Autumn Sunburst’  (added spring 2018)

Perennials

Daylily ‘Primal Scream’
Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’
Baptisia ‘Blue Indigo’
Geranium ‘Rozanne’
Canna
Lavender ‘Grosso’
Amsonia ‘Arkansas Blue Star’
Balloon Flower ‘Mariesii’
Coneflower ‘Prairie Splender’
Delphinium ‘Galahad’

Spring Planting at the Canonball House