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Test Garden News: April 3, 2014
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This winter and spring have been the coldest on record; are gardens emerging in a pattern similar to previous years?

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blooming tulip
Garden Inquiry
Photo: Akhri Cutler
News: Emerging Gardens and Patterns
The calendar changed to April, but snow storms continue across parts of the continent. Which gardens are still under snow and waiting for tulips to emerge?

"March has been a tough month. We had 2 blizzards and 2 snow storms with high winds and cold temperatures. Two snow days in a row last week." 03/30/14 Miramichi, New Brunswick

Earlier or Later?
Test garden emergence and bloom patterns share some similarities from year to year. This winter and spring have been the coldest on record; are gardens emerging in a pattern similar to previous years?

Not Yet
"Some of our tulips are under a foot of snow. It's going to rain tomorrow. Maybe the snow will be gone soon." 03/29/14 Appleton, Maine

Emerging
"Our tulips in front of the school have started to sprout! And they're already beautiful!"
03/31/14 Ross, Ohio

Finally
"Today was a happy surprise when we discovered over 50 Red Emperor blooms. They were dancing a ballet with the spring winds of Oklahoma!"
03/30/14 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


emerging tulips!
Who's Waiting?
Photo: Lisa Sullivan

German garden emerges
Earlier or Later?

huge snowball
Student Scientists
Photo: Patsy Bowen
Explore: Map Archives
Once your tulips emerge, how many days do you think it will take for them to bloom? Journey North map archives hold clues for predicting and comparing.

Record data
Photo: Melissa Anisel
Explore: Maps and Journal
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