Fall 2009
Posted Thursdays: Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10, and Jan. 7
TulipEmergeConclude03 January 7, 2010
It's about as cold as it will get this winter (on most parts of the continent). Grab your journal and head outside to observe and record. Your bulbs are settled seven inches underground. What's going on under there? If you have early emergence be sure to report it, and if you expect winter to return, mulch the garden to protect tulips from damage. Check out our slideshow showing all kinds of weather maps.
December 10, 2009
The deepest, darkest part of winter is approaching, but 336 Journey North gardens are safely tucked into the ground and ready for spring. What's the climate like in these different places, and how will climate affect growth in the gardens? Investigate the factors that affect climate and plant growth. Try the Global Climate Challenge!
Photos: Wikipedia
November 12, 2009
Gardeners are digging in now that the rains of October are passed. Two hundred twenty gardens are in so far. Read a sampling of enthusiastic garden reports. Then view a new slideshow about critters in the garden. Find out how to meet a global garden partner and how to design a plan for a microclimate garden. Can YOU meet our challenge?
Photo credit: Audrey Aubrecht
October 8, 2009
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 weather maps. And, try an experimental garden to compare with your official Journey North garden.
September 10, 2009
Welcome to Journey North's Tulip Test Garden Climate Study! Kick off the season with an introductory video and slideshow to explain what it’s all about. Then head outdoors to explore the schoolyard and choose a site that best represents your local climate. Print a take-home letter to invite families and friends to join the experiment. Finally, explore tips to help you organize your Journey North garden study this year.

Welcome and Orientation
Beginning September 10, Tulip UPDATES will be posted here.

Get 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 maps. >>