Profile of Janice Wells

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  • The last rose of summer

    Well, perhaps blooming is not quite the right word, but two of my roses are still producing buds and the scattered bloom.In the past, I’ve cut ...

  • In praise of real gardeners

    No one in their right mind will expect me to provide the kind of solid practical advice that Mr. Strong has provided Telegram readers for an ...

  • What would you do?

    In truth, I’m not a whole lot wiser.Let me share the pleasing one first. Last week’s column stirred memories in one reader and provided him with ...

  • Monkshood: a deadly beauty

    I had moved into my Stephenville house in the early spring. It was a big sunny corner lot, but aside from one bare rose cane in a very narrow ...

  • Gates of welcome, gates of mystery

    Usually the gate gives us a clue. A plain utilitarian gate might just be to keep the kids in or the sheep out. OK, not so much anymore, but I ...

  • Just call me Mrs. Potato Bag

    It is Tuesday Oct. 8, and I’ve just come in from harvesting the last of my potatoes. Oct. 8 was the preordained day because I once asked my ...

  • What’s the story, morning glory?

    In fact, I might anyway, after my dismal results this summer. I’m sorry to be harsh but I’ve decided that morning glories are troublesome plants ...

  • Pelargoniums? Geraniums? Cranesbill?

    Master gardeners, expert gardeners, professional gardeners, amateur gardeners, wanna-be gardeners or gin and tonic gardeners (the latter two are ...

  • Playing the name game

    Common names can vary from place to place and then there are the definitions and proper uses of terms like “genus,” “variety,” “cultivar” and ...

  • Daylilies: delightful and dead easy to grow

    They increase in size in a most civilized manner, spreading out from just a shoot or two to a nice clump, but never becoming invasive or ...