Thursdays: Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov.
13, Dec. 11, and Jan. 8
Our new year’s count is now over 400 gardens. Which garden will
be the first to emerge? Keep a close watch! If you have early emergence
be sure to report it. If you expect winter weather to return, be sure
to mulch the garden to protect tender tulip leaf tissue. Learn about
a garden partnership across 2 continents where classrooms in Oregon
and Azerbaijan are learning about each other.
Over 358 gardens have been planted across the Northern Hemisphere.
More gardens will be planted once bulbs are pulled from the refrigerator.
Now in artificial winter conditions, the bulbs will be planted in
warm weather areas in the new year. Start a new study to explore the
temperatures in and around your garden as winter settles in. You may
be surprised at what you find. You are a citizen scientist. Find out
what that means.
Study the tulip garden maps across the Northern Hemisphere to find
227 gardens planted to proclaim the arrival of spring 2009. Find a
global garden partner to share your unique locations. Try the Annual
Microclimate Challenge to cause 2 tulip bulbs to bloom as many days
apart as possible. Gardeners share pictures and stories of their planting
experiences. Learn about a class that composts lunchroom scraps for
What is a tulip bulb? Science begins with observation. Learn to look
at your bulb closely. Draw it, and compare it with others. How would
you describe it? New Journey North tulip garden maps give us a good
view of Europe and Asia. Watch for gardens to appear on the other
side of the globe this fall! Brush up on map reading with a weather
map. And, try an experimental garden to compare with your official
Journey North garden.
Welcome to the 2008 Journey North Tulip Garden Study! We’re
kicking off the season with an introductory video and slide show to
explain what it’s all about. We will use a rubric to explore
the schoolyard and choose a site that best represents your local climate.
Finally, we share many tips to help you organize your Journey North
garden study this year.
Beginning September 11, Tulip
UPDATES will be posted here.
ready to plant your bulbs for this year's tulip project. Find out
how to report your planting and track the arrival of spring on real-time