Tulip Test Garden News

Spring 2016
January - May
Cumming GA emergence! emerging tulips

Get Ready!
January 8, 2016

Get ready to track the greening of spring! Gather and share observations, questions, data, and garden profiles.

February 10, 2016

The first tulips of 2016 have emerged! Find the early-emerging gardens and discover more gardens in unique sites across the Northern Hemisphere.

Popping Up
February 17, 2016

Emerging gardens are popping up on the map in patterns even as winter storms come and go in North America.

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Waiting for Action
February 24, 2016

While most tulip Test Gardens still lay in waiting under the ground, there are 64 emerged tulip gardens to celebrate in the Northern Hemisphere.

Watching for Change
March 2, 2016

It's meterological spring! March is a time of change and growth. Will you see your Test Garden emerge earlier or later than average?

Cold in a Snap
March 9, 2016

Warm weather can turn cold in a snap during the spring! Can tulip plants handle early spring's up and down weather?

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Gardens are Changing
March 16, 2016

It is celebration time for our first blooming gardens! From the Texas Gulf Coast to the Utah high plains 13 tulip gardens are showing red.

You're the Scientist
March 23, 2016

You're a citizen scientist when you're planting, reporting, and analyzing Journey North Test Gardens.

Fits and Starts
March 30, 2016

Spring erupts in fits and starts, bringing snow and bloom. Learn more about the botany of those big red blooms.

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Oh No — Snow!
April 6, 2016

Emerging in the north, blooming at 40°N, and snowing all around.

Blooms Prevail!
April 13, 2016

Large areas of cold temperatures slow down Test Gardens this week. Do blooms last longer in cooler temperatures? Look for art in a bloom.

Tell the Garden Story
April 20, 2016

There's a lot of action in the tulip Test Garden. How can you document and explore the season in your ever-changing garden?

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At Last — Emergence
April 27, 2016

To everyone's delight, Test Gardens are emerging at the higher latitudes, even in the middle of continental land masses. When will we see Alaskan gardens emerge?

Bloom Time
May 4, 2016

How tough are they? Tulips have provided a lesson in cold hardiness this spring. Watch the map for the far northern gardens to emerge.