Profile of Janice Wells

All articles of Janice Wells

  • Early to bed

    I think the bear must be my spirit animal. As soon as the dark evenings and cold weather set in, my body goes into hibernation mode. ...

  • True confessions

    I think now I didn’t really become an adult until I had Daughter No. 1. Never mind playing house; creating and being responsible for a new little ...

  • 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 ...