10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10, and Jan. 7
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!
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?
credit: Audrey Aubrecht
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.
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.
Beginning September 10, 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