Starting to Emerge!
While much of the continent is still in the grip of winter, some Tulip Test Gardens are starting to emerge.
Last fall 142 Tulip Test Gardens were planted across North America. In southern regions of the U.S., some bulbs are starting to emerge.
Tyler in Durham, NC: “Bulbs emerged on 1/15/2021. The bulbs were planted outside in pots of 3-4 per pot. The bulbs were chilled from 11/24/2020 until 12/18/2020 outside on a bench. The bulbs were then moved back inside the greenhouse and started emerging on 1/15.” (01/15/2021)
Marie in Alexandria, VA: “These [bulbs] have emerged earlier but today is the day we saw it!” (02/05/2021)
Spring is Around the Corner
Gather your questions about tulips, gardens, planting experiments, daylight, and climate.
- Are my tulips growing?
- How does weather affect tulips?
- What is happening underground?
- Where on the map will the first tulips emerge?
- When will my tulips emerge?
- When will my tulips bloom?
This spring, report from your garden twice: when tulips EMERGE, and when tulips BLOOM.