Profile of Janice Wells

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  • The fickle garden

    A climbing Peace rose that for the past few years has had only one good cane and one flower now has too many potentially bud-producing canes to ...

  • Maple mayhem

    Yes, vandalism. Would it not be considered vandalism if I walked around the streets of downtown St. John’s with a big jeezly pair of loppers, ...

  • Choose your maple wisely

    Because of its fast growth, it became very popular in the ’50s when Dutch elm disease was wiping out city shade trees. Corner Brook was not a ...

  • Invasion of the yellow flowers

    There certainly shouldn’t be any yellow tulips. It even took some debating for me to order daffodils because I am a person who isn’t particularly ...

  • Potting plans

    I am always so optimistic and eager (some might say delusional, but that would be unkind) when I’m trying to hurry spring. I knew this could ...

  • Ponytail pruning

    One is either Elsa Spaeth or General Sikorski, neither of which should be pruned in the spring. Elsa blooms on last year’s wood, the General ...

  • Weather weary

    In case you didn’t know, or find it hard to believe, it is a fact that St. John’s has the mildest winters in Canada outside B.C. The key phrase ...

  • Spring break

    My younger sister is Jocelyn Greene and she received the Order of Canada in Ottawa on Friday morning. (I’m very proud and I used to say, as the ...

  • Good things germinating

    Daughter No. 1 was here and she is very good with plants. I’d like to be able to say she has inherited her mother’s gardening gene, but with any ...

  • Railing away

    Procrastination and indecisiveness are both symptoms of the clinical depression I’ve struggled with for years, but even when I think I’m in my ...