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It is mid January. The days are still short and cold. The ground is still frozen and covered in a blanket of snow, and there is still lots of winter ahead. With the warmth of the Christmas holidays now well behind us, some of you may already be starting to look forward to spring.

Enter the Amaryllis. Why the Amaryllis you ask?

It is Amaryllis blooming time and this plant, with its big showy flowers, is just the thing to help get you through to spring. The Amaryllis grows slowly – providing that excitement of anticipation. Then, it doesn’t disappoint when it blooms. Its brilliant tropical flowers brighten any home during the cold winter months.

The Amaryllis is fairly easy to grow and it will flower in the first year. Many Amaryllis plants are also sold preplanted in a gift pot, or sold as a bulb with a prepared pot. It really doesn’t get much easier than that.hing to help get you through to spring. The Amaryllis grows slowly – providing that excitement of anticipation. Then, it doesn’t disappoint when it blooms. Its brilliant tropical flowers brighten any home during the cold winter months.

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We’re off to get our Amaryllis today.

 

 

Gutters, everyone has them, everyone hates cleaning them.

But what people may not know is that if you do not clean your gutters regularly, they could get damaged and need to be replaced. Especially during winter.

In the fall, leaves get trapped in the gutters, and as it rains the leaves turn into heavy gunk. Now we all know this, but some of us do not know that during the winter this gunk freezes, and could cause cracks, and even create weight distribution problems for the gutters.

A lot of this gunk gets stuck in the main escape drain, which is usually where the water escapes to prevent flooding. Damaged or clogged gutters could potentially lead to basements flooding, paint damage and foundation cracking, just to name a few.

Keep your gutters clean this year or you may have a possibly sticky situation on your hands.