|As temperatures rise and days lengthen, more students have a chance to examine the tulips in their gardens.
"We planted some tulip bulbs upside down and sideways. They are growing fine! How can the upside down ones grow?"
Stevensville, Michigan 04/21/14
The long winter is over when the tulips begin to emerge from the garden.
It's time to predict when they will bloom.
"Our tulips emerged! We saw green, purple and red pointed leaves. Most of us predicted the tulips would bloom in May."
This week the first gardens bloomed in Montana, Wisconsin, Kansas, Ohio, and Michigan.
"Our tulips burst open on Earth Day! We were very surprised how fast they bloomed once they emerged, but the weather was perfect for blooming." Highland 04/22/14
Climate in Eurasian Gardens
Temperatures averaged 2-5 degrees warmer than normal for Europe and Scandinavia last winter. Some gardens bloomed as much as one month eariy.