Profile of Janice Wells

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  • A legacy of lupins

    I actually have wondered where the first ones came from and figured the credit probably went to the birds. That was before I received the ...

  • Tulips for the soul

    I think the very fact that I can sit down and write a gardening column without even having even been tempted to dump a slug of gin in my ...

  • Floral connections

    It was originally set out by Frigyes Karinthy and popularized by a play written by John Guare.Of course Frigyes Karinth had probably never been ...

  • A rose is a rose is a rose … or is it?

    Susan Khaladkar wrote recently “Here’s my question. You mentioned the shrub roses of Gooseberry Cove. I admire them, too, and would like to get ...

  • Fun with junk and other daydreams

    In my case, it would more accurately be The Corner of the Couch Gardener, but one has to be ever conscious of the flow of words in expressing the ...

  • Second thoughts on poisonous plants

    Glory be, a couple of weeks ago, in a mad burst of winter cabin fever, I took myself down to Afterwords, my go-to place for previously read ...

  • More warnings about ivy — but not for here

    I assume that most, if not all, gardeners who write me at janicew@nf.sympatico.ca are from this province, and often the writer supplies the ...

  • Comforting dreams for a cold winter’s day

    I started daydreaming, and was reminded of an email I was pleased to get a while back from John and Barbara Ivany, updating me a bit on their ...

  • Gathering at the trough

    To my mind, trough gardening must involve a container that resembles stone or concrete, although if you look it up online, you’ll find sites with ...

  • Let’s not poison the cat

    Well, “lord liftin’ dyin’ screechin’” best describes my mood this morning because sometimes I learn things I’d just as soon not know.In the ...