Gardening links – August 9, 2016

UPDATED 8/19/2016.

Fingers crossed reality turns out as predicted for MA:


Why am I hoping for a good soaking rain you ask?

Because we live right in the middle of the red patch:


UPDATE 8/19/2016:

We go almost 1.5″ inches of rain last week – normal is between 0.75″ and 1″ – but the drought deepened:

20160816_MA_trd We’ve got a lot of ground (water) to make up.  Doesn’t look favorable that we’ll start catching up anytime soon: