Profile of Janice Wells

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  • 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 ...

  • More than one way to get warm

    How cold am I? I am so cold that I can’t even stand to have ice in my gin. I am so cold that in blackouts, I could be mistaken for a dog because ...

  • A cut above

    Oh, I still want to improve my spring garden (a little late for that now), completely redo the front beds, ie, dig up all the self seeders and ...

  • Container contradictions

    In the case of planting perennials, shrubs and trees in planters, I was advised many years ago that this wasn’t a good idea in our climate ...