Update: February 23, 2012
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Early spring weather is bringing cold and snow to parts of North America. Temperatures remain mild in the north. This is the season when anything can happen, weather wise. Roll back your sleeves to explore what happens to plants when freezing temperatures hit the garden. Think like a scientist with this week's experiments.

This Week's Update Includes:

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Tulips Up!
Explore: How Do Freezing Temperatures Affect Plants?

Brrrr...how will our tulips bloom after months of snow and cold? How do plants react to freezing temperatures? Explore these questions by predicting facts with a "What's Missing?" puzzle, reading facts in a nonfiction article, and conducting two cool experiments.

intro to plants and freezing temps
News: Garden Highlights

Gardens have been springing up this past week and the map shows 14 newly emerged gardens in North America. We have a BLOOMING garden!! The test garden in Kissimmee, Florida is our first to show a big red flower. Read a selection of comments reported this week. Maybe you'll see yours!

Kaiserslautern, Germany
Test Gardens: Maps and Journal Page
The rate of emerging gardens has slowed down this week. It is no wonder if you look back at what the weather brought large parts of North America. SNOW fell in deep drifts from Tennessee and Kentucky on out through the coast. Did it cover your emerging garden?
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North America
(map | animation | sightings)
(map | animation | sightings)

Come Back for the next Test Garden update March 1, 2012.