Profile of Janice Wells

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  • A truncated, but enjoyable mystery garden tour

    Aside from the mystery of not knowing which gardens you are going to see until you buy your passport and map ($25; the passport has information ...

  • OK, let’s try that again

    Newman is not a planner. You could in fact say he is a non-planner, an anti-planner, and the further away the event, the less sense he sees in ...

  • In gardening, timing is everything

    Well, fall came and went with nary a bulb going in the ground and here I am again, wishing I had more cheerful spring flowers to make me ...

  • Flower meadows take time ... but are worth the wait

    But I knew that establishing a good wildflower meadow is about a three-year process and takes more work than you might think, so I wasn’t ...

  • A rose is a rose, but what kind?

    But I am also an unapologetic fair weather gardener; not a hot weather gardener, and definitely not a cold weather gardener and so my little ...

  • What plants can withstand plowed snow?

    Corner Brook used to be known for way more snow than St. John’s. Now we don’t know what to expect from one year to the next, even though ...

  • Flowering trees offer privacy

    I could probably use six or eight, staggered, and I think the size of the common lilac and the Pee Gee hydrangea will give what I want — a canopy ...

  • Daffodil time

    “In 1938 my mom, Abbie Belle Matthews, was born and raised in Grand Bank. She left for Ontario when she was 16 and soon after met my dad and they ...

  • A legacy of lupins

    I actually have wondered where the first ones came from and figured the credit probably went to the birds. That was before I received the ...

  • Tulips for the soul

    I think the very fact that I can sit down and write a gardening column without even having even been tempted to dump a slug of gin in my ...