Profile of Janice Wells

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  • Going grass-free

    This is a woman after my own heart; I know a nice swath of good green lawn can add a beautiful accent to a garden, but for most homeowners, the ...

  • Think pink

    Yes, to men who don’t know these things, there is no such thing as plain white. It’s enough to drive a colour-challenged person like me nuts, and ...

  • An overwintering experiment

    Donna Covey shared her experience in a nice email: “I am a regular follower of your column and feel compelled to let you know about planting ...

  • Containing my enthusiasm

    Picturing how lovely it would be to begin the blooming season of that half barrel with spring bulbs, my instinctive answer was yes, do it. I ...

  • Luring feathered friends

    That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, but it really is true. And that is the reason why I have an enormous thistle growing in the middle of a ...

  •  Potting bulbs for spring

    You wouldn’t think this was rocket science but I was so pleased with myself when it occurred to me to plant them in the two big pots that have ...

  • When depression blooms

    I didn’t plan to write about it now but something happened this week. Shirley Rooney from the Newfoundland Horticultural Society came by with an ...

  • Readers to the rescue

    Gin and Tonic Gardener readers responded. I have no idea if anyone actually has Biokovo or Karmina, and it doesn’t matter. These two are probably ...

  • Time to think tulips

    But this week, I am prompted to write about planning for next year by taking begonias out of the ground and putting tulips in. Thanks to a ...

  • What plants to lean on for slopes

    Scree is the name given to loose rock and gravel formed naturally at the bottom of steep slopes. People really into scree gardening actually ...