Colorful Blooms

April 16, 2021 by Team Journey North

Across North America, tulips are spreading joy and adding color to the landscape.

“Tulips are almost in full bloom!” Photo by: Melissa (Bryson City, NC; 03/28/2021)

Tulips Emerging

Some Journey North gardeners in the northern latitudes—where fluctuating spring weather is still bringing cool conditions—are reporting emerging tulips. 

 Bella in Bend, OR: “Our tulip finally came up.” (04/05/2021)

Tulips Blooming

From Utah to Massachusetts, reports of blooming tulips are picking up. 

Angel in Salt Lake City, UT: “First two to bloom in front yard container garden.” (04/04/2021)

Jennifer in Madison, WI: “Planted these bulbs last fall. They are blooming sooner than all my other tulips.” (04/07/2021)

Holly in Chelmsford, MA: “Yesterday no tulips were open. This morning, about half popped open. Unusually warm, 77 degrees for April in MA.” (04/10/2021)

Debbie in Donnellson, IA: “Finally my tulips are blooming. I’ve covered them up 2 nights because of frost warnings. There are 6 of them open now. Temps are low 50’s to freezing or a bit above at night.” (04/16/2021)

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!

April is Citizen Science Month!

Citizen Science Month encompasses online events and opportunities to contribute to citizen science initiatives from home. This April, Journey North celebrates our citizen scientists and encourages others to join this important effort. Watch our Journey North video to learn how to participate. And learn more about Citizen Science Month and other Journey North projects here.