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blooming Spring 2014: Thursdays: February 6 - May 8, 2014

April 17, 2014
Watch the tulips in your garden to study how they open and close.

Photo: Jane Lance


April 10, 2014
As tulips emerge and bloom, what have you learned so far from your Test garden study?

Photo: Christine Wojtania


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

Photo: Akhri Cutler

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March 27, 2014
As tulips continue to emerge and bloom, each Test garden helps teach us about climate and geography.

Photo: Megan Swanson

huge snowball

March 20, 2014
Winter's grip continues through the first days of spring but there is still much to discover in the Test garden.

Photo: Ashley LaCount

gardens under the snow

March 13, 2014
As daylength increases, the sun's rays heat up the soil. It's time to celebrate the first blooming gardens!

Photo: Holly Schack

gardens under the snow

March 6, 2014
Test gardens are emerging! What pattern can you see on the maps?

Photo: Patsy Bowen

gardens under the snow

February 27, 2014
How does today's temperature compare to an average year? Study temperature anomalies to help predict Test garden emergence.

Photo: Judy Molnar

gardens under the snow

February 20, 2014
What causes tulips to emerge? Subtle seasonal change is all around us. Where are tulips emerging?

Photo: Joy Thomas

gardens under the snow

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

Photo: Sherri Garbowski

Science Notebooking

February 6, 2014
Test gardens are still dormant in most locations. A few gardens are beginning to emerge. What is happening underground?

Photo: Jenny Eckman

Science Notebooking

January 9, 2014
Winter weather is producing some of the coldest temperatures in decades. Students from Russia reported winter garden observations.

Photo: Elena Grigorouk

planting time Fall 2013: Monthly: Sept. 12, 2013 - Dec. 5, 2013

December 5, 2013
Where will Test gardens emerge first? Sharpen your geography skills this month to make your predictions.

Test Garden Invitation November 7, 2013
Test gardens are popping up all over the map! More than 200 Official Test gardens have been planted.
planting time

October 10, 2013
Your tulip bulbs have arrived. It's time to explore, plant, and report.

Photo: Mary Hosier

planting time

September 12, 2013
Discover how to choose a garden site and start planting your Red Emperor tulips.

Photo: Kelli Ellickson


Beginning in September, monthly updates will be posted here. Get ready to plant your Journey North Tulip Test Garden and track the arrival of spring in your part of the world! How to participate...

Photo: Teri Bickmore

Archived Seasons
Yay! Emergence

Explore previous migration seasons:

Image: Deanne Prins