There's Still Time to Plant Tulips
Plant tulips soon! Join students and gardeners across North America in planting a Journey North Tulip Test Garden to monitor seasonal change in a scientific way. Next spring, when tulips emerge and bloom, participants will report their observations and data. This project is a great way to spark curiosity in students.
Plant Tulips and Track the Seasons
Join students and gardeners across North America in planting a Journey North Tulip Test Garden to monitor seasonal change in a scientific way. One garden at a time, the relationship between climate, geography, and the arrival of spring is revealed.
There are now 57 Tulip Test Gardens planted. Welcome!
Jennifer in Newtown Square, PA: “The kindergarteners planted 17 tulips on a beautiful fall morning in the school garden. We spent time learning about tulips and looking closely at the bulbs before planting.” (10/28/2021)
Rana in Cleveland, OH: “Birchwood 2nd graders planted their tulips today. Beautiful fall morning. Rains made for easy digging. Found lots of worms and a grub. Hopefully the deer won’t get to them in the spring!” (10/28/2021)
Laura in Ladue, MO: “MICDS first grade students planted their very first Journey North Tulip garden. We planted 40 tulip bulbs 5 inches deep in our science courtyard. We can’t wait to see what the 2022 spring brings!” (11/05/2021)
Melanie in Burke, VA: “First graders planted 75 tulips.” (11/05/2021)
Planting a Tulip Test Garden is a great way to spark curiosity in students. And it’s fun! Linda in Anchorage, AK shared a few comments from her students after a recent planting.
“Planting tulips was fun as a group project.”
“The bulbs looked like a variety of vegetables such as onions, garlic, turnips, and radish.”
“I like using tools I’d never used before like the bulb planter.”
“I hope we do this again next fall.”
Plant Your Test Garden Soon and Report to Journey North!
Order and plant your bulbs soon as winter is around the corner. Learn how to participate and order tulip bulbs in our step-by-step guide.
Don’t forget to report your garden planting dates to Journey North!