Week ending March 18, 2010
Sandy, Utah. Snow After Emergence
(40.57 N, -111.89 W)
On March 11, my class counted 29 tulips (out of approx. 50 that
would've been planted there) emerging from the north plot. Two
days later, on March 13, we had a good snowstorm leaving a blanket
of snow. Today, March 14, warmer temperatures have probably melted
most if not all of the snow (weekend--unable to observe).
Nottingham, England. Late to Emerge
(52.9 N, -1.2 W)
We have had a really cold winter, the snow has gone but we have
had a really cold spell - which is why our tulips have not popped
their heads out until today.
State College, Pennsylvania
(40.82 N, -77.92 W)
State College, Pennsylvania March 11,
Today we went to our tulip garden and saw that our tulips had
emerged. We counted about 50 sprouts. They were from 1 to 2 inches
tall. The temperature was 70 degrees, which is really warm for
March in Pennsylvania. We saw an earthworm and we were happy about
that because it helps the earth to get holes so the water can
get into the soil.
(34.0 N, -83.35 W)
We came back from spring break this morning, and there it was:
the first bloom! Several others are almost ready to pop open,
too. One disappointment is that several of the emerging buds are
damaged and wrinkly, with brown areas on them. We think this is
due to the amount of severe cold we've had during February, when
the buds were already exposed enough to be vulnerable to freezing
temperatures. Still, we anticipate a small sea of beautiful red
in the very near future!