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The mango trees were rare in Charles Dean’s garden. The two so-called Silver Parasol Magnolia trees — a hybrid that combines the fragrance of Asian magnolia with flowers of American descent — were a gift from Harvard University’s Arnold Arborum. The trees are so rare that they are few and far between. The fact that they are entrusted to the couple speaks of their skills and the desire to create a garden in the East.

The couple called the venue an adjoining garden, a delightful tribute to how they met: through an unannounced personal advertisement in the East End newspaper by a dean who worked for a major restaurant in New York City. Wachberberg in the east. Soon they were working together in the garden, cutting magnesia for them to grow and learn to trust each other instinctively. The experience was so varied that it prompted Wachsberger to write a memoir with Charles in Paradise. Engraved in his own watercolor, It was published in 2011 shortly before he died of cancer.

“Every gardener tells a story,” he wrote. “It tells the story of our love.”

Plants – like relationships, like children, like ideas – have a funny way of growing in unexpected directions. Today, the once tiny silver parasol magnolia trees are taller. The next morning, Dean sat down under a beautiful umbrella-shaped tree and said he had no choice but to get used to Dean.

“Indeed, they have created a lot of shade, and they have completely changed the garden,” he said. “It’s very different now, but it’s always different. It always changes. Even now, it looks very different than it was 10 years ago when I was completely taken over. I just kept doing it. ”

In an exhibition on Labor Day at the Eastern Society of Osterporde’s Historical Society, Dean called the conspiracy “a relatively mysterious garden.” Relatively speaking, the location is well-known to local gardeners. Mystery, because people who pass by Village Lane back in front of the central colony never assume that the densely packed trees, plants and flowers around the world are half a hectare.

Built in 1700, the house was originally a small house or a simple farm building, perhaps even a barn. When Wachsberger arrived in the early 1980s, the yard was no more than two old apple trees. He slowly unwrapped the package in a bouquet of flowers, including more than 50 different roses. Dean’s arrival in 1996 marked the beginning of a tropical phase in Washington, D.C., in Washington, D.C. This unusual paradise is filled with lush flowers, large leafy bananas, and a few pink plastic flamingos. A monkey from Chile found the puzzle tree needles as sharp as a hypodermer and as a medieval shell.

Today, the garden is more imaginative and connected to the ground — in the shadow of the giant magnolia and the more practical personality of the gardener (for one thing, Dean is tired of moving dozens of tropical plants from house to house). “Jump” When he dies, he says, “Don’t do what I have to do.” Do only what you want to do and take care of your garden, ”said Dean. But I realized that this was the only thing you could do.

Walking along the path of the flag floating in a small garden, it shows only a few of the unusual trees and eternity in them – weeping Alaska cedars, Japanese lilacs, Chinese figs. He has added a number of amazing sculptures by his sister Frida Dean and Greenport artist Arden Scott, and the large metal sculptures include materials from local shipwrecks. Its amazing shapes are still growing after almost three decades as a support for winter snow and summer double rose bushes.

This mix of art and gardening is a tribute to the versatile Walkerger. Owned by Metropolitan Opera, he owns a company that designs trompe l’oeil walls around the world, paints collections, explains and explains two books, Dean, “Leaf and Flower Tales and Poems for Gardeners. ”He painted photographs, North Fork nature scenes, and award-winning floral prints.

But he has the best of his gardens as his best – a living heritage in the North Fork. As a greenhouse manager at the Southwood Ornamental Plantes, Wachsberger has made an impact on the landscape by advising customers and storing exotic plants that can never go this way. Since he and Dean often share pieces with neighbors, they are still proud of the Eastern Yard, 15-foot-tall Basujo banana plantations and other Adsworthy “faux-Floridian” reminders.

During his visit to the garden this summer, he designed a number of oriental gardens, as mentioned earlier. By Mr. Louis A. Edwards worked with his wife, Rey Christos, on the main street, showing the heirs of the various heirs, introduced in 1858, the same year that the house was built. “In all four seasons, they looked for gardens with ever-changing colors and shapes as a painting,” said Ellen Birrenbam and Mary Roman East.

“He took gardening seriously,” says Dean. And of all that he has done, he says, at the end of his life, his greatest achievement is to create this garden. And the invention is still in the gardens where you can see it blooming. ”

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