Spring is Here!
Spring's arrival and emerging and blooming tulips are spreading joy across North America.
Spring is here and more Journey North gardens are reporting emerging tulips. Where will tulips emerge next week? Explore maps from previous years to compare data and make a prediction.
Holly in Chelmsford, MA: “Last week we had temperatures in the 60s. Then the temperature plummeted to the 20s. That’s when the tulips, 5 out of 25, decided to emerge.” (03/15/2021)
Scarlett in Waterloo, QC: “We planted 70 tulip bulbs last Fall, along with 50 daffodils and 35 hyacinths. We spotted five tulips emerging, along with a couple of hyacinths and daffodils. We are expecting the next week to bring very warm temperatures, which should quickly melt the remaining snow and make everything just pop! Here is hoping that any remaining snow falls won’t be too damaging.” (03/20/2021)
Wiebke in Columbiaville, MI: “I checked on 03/22/2021 and they were not up and then when I checked today there they were!” (03/24/2021)
Reports of blooming tulips are still largely concentrated in the low latitudes of the US.
Grace in Atlanta, GA: “We have been checking every day and the first tulip bloomed today!” (03/12/2021)
Anita in Tamassee, SC: “Buds emerged over the weekend, but the buds opened on the 23rd. We observed them open further and further throughout the morning.” (03/23/2021)
Donna in Louisville, KY: “We went out to check the tulips and were surprised to see that they had bloomed.” (03/23/2021)
Report Your Observations
If you planted a Tulip Test Garden last fall, don’t forget to report twice: when tulips EMERGE and when tulips BLOOM.
Signs of Spring
What makes you think of spring? Are you noticing other signs of spring besides tulips? Report your other signs of spring to Journey North. Use the reporting category ‘All Other Signs of Spring’. Let us know what you are observing!