Profile of Janice Wells

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  • 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 ...

  • It ain’t easy growing things on rocks

    I don’t know what part of the province KJ Payne gardens in, but I’m sure he/she is right. I do enjoy pictures that show gardener’s ingenuity and ...

  • Crevice gardening a natural fit for this province

    The ones we saw were small, really cute and interesting. With a bit of research, I learned that they don’t have to be small at all.MUN Botanical ...