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Test Garden News: February 13, 2014
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The spring equinox is just 35 days away. Who is seeing signs of spring?


Image of the Week
gardens under the snow
Photo: Sherri Garbowski
Cold Won't Stop Them
News: Signs of Spring
Utah gardeners in the Great Basin desert region are seeing signs of spring as their tulips emerge. Rain has finally come to drought-stricken California bringing daffodils to life. Snow and ice move into the southeast region.
  • Washington: "WOW! Even though it snowed in February, our tulips have EMERGED! We are thrilled to see spring on its way (despite that the groundhog saw its shadow)." Tacoma 02/01/14

  • Virginia: "One tulip has emerged at least 4 inches but the others are showing just the tips - and this is despite unseasonably cold weather with snow here in Virginia." williamsville 02/05/14

  • Tennessee: "Today our tulips emerged! Something we have been waiting for. Last week was warm but when we woke up this morning it was very cold!" Nashville 02/11/14

daffodils
Rain at Last
Photo: Julie Podlich
 
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Caught in Storm Track
Photo: Mauree McFarland
Spotlight: Comparing Temperatures
A homeschooler from Iowa compared temperatures around the globe to help her predict garden emergence. day and night temperatures
Explore: Maps and Journal
What's happening in your garden? Already this season 16 gardens are reported emerged. Will snow and cold keep your test garden from emerging?
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Journal: Science Notebooking
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