Update: May 30, 2013
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As May draws to an end, most Test Gardens have completed their bulb to bloom cycle. In Alaska, the snow is melting and gardens will soon awaken and proclaim spring's arrival.

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From Bulb to Bloom

News: Alaska Still Waiting

Gardens are still feeling the chill of cold weather in Anchorage, Palmer, and Haines, Alaska.

Haines: ""It has been a strange spring indeed. My Test garden hasn't bloomed yet, but the tulips right next to it have," reports Pam Randles." 05/29/13

Palmer and Anchorage: "I don't see a bit of tulip green showing, although the snow has melted. Our lawns have not greened up, the leaves on the trees are not out yet, but we have budburst. It snowed a couple of inches here Friday. We did have a very cold fall with no snow cover, but I see bulbs in my yard and all over town. We figure things are running about two weeks late here," writes Patrick Ryan. 05/22/13

Minnesota emerge
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Minnesota emerge
Photo: Pam Randles
Almost Bloom in Haines

Maps: Test Gardens
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Most Test Gardens have completed their bulb to bloom cycle.

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