Re: [gardeners] New members

Teressa Kandianis (
Tue, 26 Jun 2001 11:18:59 -0700

I'm Teressa Kandianis living in Ferndale, WA (NW corner of the state).   We
moved here from Kodiak, AK about 6 years ago so my garden is about 5.   My
husband and I have 4 rescued mini schnauzers, a cat in charge, and two
Norwegian Fjord horses.  I have an acre to garden and another 3 acres in
pasture and paddock.  Clay soil loaded up over the past 5 years with chicken
and horse compost but still need to add more.  The schnauzers love to help
me in the garden and the ponies prune anything within reach of their lips.
Charlotte the cat is an accomplished mouse and mole hunter.  My husband
would help but bulldozers and chain saws are his tools of choice and that's
a little heavyhanded for my perennial beds.  I have some of everything -
veggies, herbs, trees, shrubs, fruit, perennials, annuals.  I am in the
process of making new beds - getting rid of lawn.  I love people talking

My apricot is also loaded this year for some reason - have only had a sparse
couple of dozen fruits in the past and those were consumed by the birds.  My
Frost peach trees are also doing well given they are all about 3 years old.
I just can't seem to get the apples to bear like they were when we bought
the house.  Tomatoes are under shelter to protect from the late blight which
is inescapable in my area if the plants are out in the open.  That's enough
for now.  Hello to everyone.  Teressa