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Courtyard Garden
Tulips emerged here in Holliston, Massachusetts on January 31. Two weeks later the garden was covered with snow.
"We've had several requests to explain why our tulips have emerged so early. I asked my 2nd grade students yesterday. They had some ideas. Their ideas gave us a chance to revisit the planting protocols. I reminded them that we all had to follow the same planting rules. I shared that I think it has to do with our garden being in a courtyard. This spot might offer more protection," wrote Kristin Foster.

tulips under the snow
Photo: Kristin Foster