It hasn't been an easy season for gardeners.
The National Weather Service says part of the upstate region has received as much as 1/3-less rainfall so far this year compared to an average season.
Casey Krause, co-owner of the Hillside Garden Center in Binghamton, says these conditions are nothing new.
"We've had three really tough years in a row," she explains. "We had two strong winters, hard winters, and then, last summer, we had a drought."