WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - We've all heard the old saying, "April showers bring May flowers" and the forecast shows we could see an entire April's worth of showers in a week's time.
After what seemed like a never ending winter, temperatures are finally climbing above average, and it's time to get the gardens started.
"It's a great time to do your bed preparation and incorporate your organic matter,"said Purdue Horticulturist and Master Gardener Rosie Lerner. "There's some cool season plants that you could absolutely put out now."
According to Lerner, last year, a string of well above normal temperatures in late January and early February played tricks on many perennials, which forced them to bloom very early in the season.
Lerner said this, followed by a few hard freezes closer to spring and a very harsh drought in the summer, created many problems.
However, she said since then, soil moisture has been recharged.
"In actuality this would be a great time to be preparing your soil," said Lerner. "We've had a little bit of dry weather after the snow melt, so hopefully the soil should be dry enough to work in most locations."
Lerner said so far, things are looking up for this year.
The trees is up and the decorations are set. Visitors are getting a special look at the Haan Mansion as Christmas approaches.
Several generations gathered Saturday to remember a day that will live in infamy. The day marked 72 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Downtown Lafayette transformed into a scene right out of Victorian England Saturday for Dickens of a Christmas.