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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.

 

 

In Quebec, the deadline to get your winter tires installed is December 15th.
You may complain about the prices of winter tires or such, but they can easily save your life on slippery roads.

According to this Article by the Canada Free Press, a study done in 2011 proved that in the past 2 winters, there was an average reduction of 525 road-accident injuries per year prevented in Quebec because of winter tires. That’s a huge number of lives saved per year!

If you are looking for new winter tires, check out:

They offer great deals on new and used winter tires! Drive smart this winter! Drive safe!

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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.

Winter is around the corner and well, believe it or not, your trees just like you need taking care of! The rough winds, cold temperature, snow and of course ice, could easily damage your trees!

One thing to remember if you are in fact taking care of your own trees during the winter is, ICE. Tree branches tend to accumulate ice during winter storms which makes for very unstable branches. The weight of the frozen water creates risk of the branch cracking.

Strong winter winds should also be kept in mind as they could cause breakage of high branches.

If you have young trees, protect them from winter’s wrath. You can either wrap them in burlap or a plastic covering, as well as wrapping the bottom of the tree in thin metal sheets or thick plastic.

For more tips, visit:

Pépinière Pauls

Pépinière des Sources Nursery inc.