Tulip Garden Update: February 11, 2000
First to Break Ground in 2000
The first tulips of 2000 have emerged! But before you look, guess where you think they are:
And the award for the first tulips of the year 2000 goes to...
....Now whose do you think will be the first tulips to bloom?
How Long Does it Take a Tulip to Grow?
It should be easy to answer that question using information from a few Journey North gardens. Look at the dates each of the following gardens was planted, and the dates that the tulips emerged. Now count how many days it took for them to grow.
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A Tip From Texas
Jo Leland, who has managed the Official Journey North garden in Texas since 1996, is getting smart after all these years:
"We'll be tracking tulips on a specialized map that shows where all current gardens are located," says Leland. "This will simplify things for the younger kids and save time (our most precious commodity) for everyone. Here's what I did.
1) I printed a copy of the map that shows where all Journey North gardens are planted.
2) I took it to the local Kinko's and had it enlarged 320%.
3) I trimmed off the edges so it would go into their laminator--and walked out with a specialized map for under $5.00.
Jo Leland, Kingwood, Texas (Jo.Leland@humble.k12.tx.us)
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