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Drought Conditions

Conditions in the region were dry last fall, the winter lacked normal snowfall amounts, and now some areas of Massachusetts have a rainfall deficit in excess of 6 inches for 2016.  The heat that has now settled in has only exacerbated the challenges for landscape care.  Almost 30% of Massachusetts (a band from eastern Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden Counties across Worcester County through Middlesex & Essex counties) is now classified as “Severe Drought”.  

For resources from UMass Extension on drought conditions in Massachusetts and water conservation and management in the landscape, go to: 


Announcing The 2017 Massachusetts Gardening Symposium
Saturday, September 23, 2017

“Inspiration for Next Year’s Garden”

  • Speakers: David L. Culp, Janet Macunovich, Kathleen Gagan and Thomas Rainer
  • Garden Marketplace featuring plants, garden art, tools, books and more
  • Silent Auction of unusual plants, garden accessories, nursery gift cards and other items courtesy of our generous donors
  • Lectures approved for 4 hrs. of CE credit for Massachusetts Master Gardeners

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