Today's Report Includes:
and Highlights >>
Question: Too Hot, Too Cold, or Just Right? >>
- Explore: Hello
from Our Journey North Garden >>
on the Details with Georgia O'Keeffe >>
up with O'keeffe Art >>
the Expert Opens Today >>
Week's Tulip Garden Resources >>
Georgia O'Keeffe-style Tulip Art
about this week's map (handout) >>
Determined Gardeners: We're happy to
report that three tulips have emerged. We planted the bulbs three
times. The first ones were eaten by what we thought were squirrels.
We planted some more bulbs, put chicken wire on the ground over
them, and constructed a five-foot tall chicken-wire fence around
them. The next day we found that something had dug deep tunnels
under the fence and ate the bulbs. This time we thought it was
a raccoon--the tunnels looked too deep for squirrels, so we put
heavy logs all around the outside of the fence, and at last, nothing
ate the bulbs. (Rockville, MD)
Tulip Pests: 1 Tulip bloomed on the 27th and several
more have bloomed today (28th). We dug up a bulb that had not emerged and
learned that bugs had wrecked havoc on our bulbs, we predict this might have
happened to more bulbs because of our warm wet early winter. (East
Read all the comments by clicking on the tulip map.
Hot, Too Cold, or Just Right?
it seem like spring is coming earlier or later than it did last year?
your garden on the map. Using the color key decide whether your early
spring temperatures were warmer, cooler or just the same as the average.
How will this
affect your tulip garden?
a statement in your journal that includes your conclusion about temperatures
and your growing
Anomilies Dec. - Feb. 2007
from Our Journey North Garden!
we are waiting for spring to spread across the map we’ll focus
on special gardens each week. This week we have 2 more gardens for
you to explore!
Middle School of the Arts, Milwaukee,
Journey North Tulip Garden, in which we planted 90 tulips,
has 69 tulips that have emerged. Our experimental
beds suggest the tulip bulbs like to be buried with coffee,
eggs, and roast beef as those are the tallest. -Megan
Ferger, 8th Grade Science
kinds of things did they test?
See the students and learn more about their creative
check the progress of their tulip experiments Credit: Megan Ferber
Click to see more >>
Elementary, West Fairlee, VT
Here we are looking
for our tulips on the first day of spring (March 20). We had two
large snowfalls. One was a Valentine’s Day Blizzard and the
other was a Nor’easter
on St. Patrick’s Day.
March 28 we reported two tulips have emerged. We saw a little
red spike just about an inch out of the ground. The rest of
still buried in snow!
on the Details with Georgia O'Keeffe
sees a flower, really--it is so small--we haven't time, and
to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time." Georgia
was an artist finely attuned to the sounds and sights of the natural
world. In addition to looking closely and intimately at her subjects,
wrote of the things she heard around her: blowing wind, rustling
trees and animal sounds. She transferred these sounds into the mood of
her paintings using color and form.
your art supplies and venture into your blooming tulip garden this
closely to explore the details of the beauty that surrounds you! >>
Up with Georgia O'Keeffe’s Art
Teacher Helen Pappas and Jenni Johns were so enchanted with the Journey North
activity, "Focusing on the Details with O'Keeffe," that they planned
a special field trip and art project in conjunction with the blossoming of
our Emperor tulips.
They share their project and some amazing artwork! >>
Send us YOUR artwork!
the Expert Opens Today!
a Burning Question? Ask
the Expert Opens Today!
Throughout the season you ask great questions. Who can answer your most difficult
questions? Get ready to send your questions to our Tulip Garden Expert, Eve Blanchard.
Opens today at 1 PM (EDT)! >>
This Week's Tulip Garden Resources
How Does Your Garden Grow >>
Weather: Observing Weather and Collecting Data >>
Weather Links: Climate
Weather and Seasons >>
Garden Journals (click-and-print) >>
Next Tulip Garden Update Will Be Posted on April 6, 2006.