House hunting can be tricky. Even with a healthy budget and worthy options, sometimes the perfect home doesn’t exist — until you build it, of course. At the exclusive 25-acre Pandion compound on Shelter Island, discerning buyers have the opportunity to make their dream home a reality. (more…)
John and Maria Verderber and their three children at their family nursery in Aquebogue. (Credit: David Benthal)
There are lots of family businesses on the North Fork, but Verderber Nursery and landscape design company is a literal family tree. Run by husband-and-wife team John and Maria Verderber and their three children, aged 26 to 28, it’s safe to say that a love of horticulture and landscape design runs in the family.
Headquartered in Aquebogue but with plant-growing operations in Jamesport, Mattituck, Southold and Southampton, the 300-acre Ver Der Ber casts a broad stroke, growing conifers, shade trees, shrubs and perennials for both wholesale and retail usage. Verderber’s diverse Garden Center features a 110-acre nursery space, offering everything from a small $8.99 flowering perennial to a 30-year-old tree selling for $25,000.(more…)