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almost blooming
Gail Henderson
Spring 2015: January 8 - May 15

Springtime events occur at different times in different places across the globe. This spring, create your garden profile, make observations, report findings, and simultaneously watch the wave of spring as it moves across the globe.

New Hampshire garden
Lisa Stanton
May 15, 2015
Sunlight is long and strong up in the northern latitudes and plants are responding. It is time to celebrate what you've learned in the Test Garden!
New Hampshire garden
Erin Hollingsworth
May 8, 2015
Tulips are blooming all around. Northern gardeners, still waiting for blooms, are hopeful now that springtime weather has arrived.
Colorado garden
Pam DeYoung
May 1, 2015
May Day is here! Time to celebrate in schoolyards across the Northern Hemisphere.
dog in the garden
Steve Paulson
April 24, 2015
Despite the wildly fluctuating temperatures of springtime, hardy Test Gardens are growing strong.
blooming tulips
Erin Hollingsworth
April 17, 2015
Last fall's experiments in the Test Garden are now under review and revealing interesting results.
blooming tulips
Rose Marie Cook
April 10, 2015
Since last week, twenty more gardens reported emerging tulips and 19 others observed first blooms. How does your garden compare with other locations?
blooming tulips
Rose Marie Cook
April 3, 2015
It's April and signs of spring are all around us. Find out where tulips are emerging and blooming.
washington bulbs
Kelly Fitzpatrick
March 27, 2015
Did someone say it was spring? Some Test Gardens are still under snow and others are blooming, but most are somewhere in between. 
washington bulbs
Diane Onerheim
March 20, 2015
It's the equinox! We have twenty-seven newly-emerged gardens to celebrate on the first official day of spring.
washington bulbs
Michelle Markham
March 13, 2015
Daylength is increasing. The sun's rays are heating up the soil. Many gardeners are waiting and watching while others are celebrating beautiful blooms! 
washington bulbs
Kelly Fitzpatrick
March 6, 2015
Few gardens emerged this first week in March. Next week's warm-up should bring a flood of green to the maps.
recording in the garden
Debra Templin
February 27, 2015
With more snow and cold on the way, will gardens emerge on schedule?
recording in the garden
February 20, 2015
The first garden bloomed this week while snow and cold continued to blast across North America.
recording in the garden
Ina Mogenson
February 13, 2015
The map is speckled green with emerging gardens. Look for a pattern and predict which gardens will be the next to turn green.
emerging garden
Donna S. Hillcrest Elementary
February 6, 2015
The first tulips of 2015 have emerged. Find this early-growing garden on the map. Predict where tulips will be sprouting next.
Students with their bulbs before planting
Elena Grigorouk

January 8, 2015
Get ready to track the greening of spring! Gather your observations, questions, data, and garden profiles all together in a journal.

Archived Seasons
Teri Bickmore

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