Answering Your Gardening Questions: What's With All This Rain?

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If you've been outside lately, or just looked out the window, you know that "May is the new March" here in Boston. Sure, we got a tease of spring on Saturday but otherwise the weather has been downright damp and cold.

In fact, some parts of Massachusetts, over the weekend, got sleet and snow. And this is coming off an April that had the most rainy days of any month in Boston's recorded history.

What. Is. Going. On?! When will the drizzly doldrums end? And what do all these cool, cloudy, rainy days mean for your gardens and landscaping?


David EpsteinWBUR's meteorologist. Avid gardener and founder of, an online video website for homeowner-gardeners and landscape professionals. He tweets at @growingwisdom.

Zannah Porter, director of operations at Green City Growers.

Wayne Mezitt, owner of Weston Nurseries and chairman of the board of trustees of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

This segment aired on May 14, 2019.

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