Profile of Janice Wells

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  • What plants can withstand plowed snow?

    Corner Brook used to be known for way more snow than St. John’s. Now we don’t know what to expect from one year to the next, even though ...

  • Flowering trees offer privacy

    I could probably use six or eight, staggered, and I think the size of the common lilac and the Pee Gee hydrangea will give what I want — a canopy ...

  • Daffodil time

    “In 1938 my mom, Abbie Belle Matthews, was born and raised in Grand Bank. She left for Ontario when she was 16 and soon after met my dad and they ...

  • 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 ...