More Tulips Emerging

March 7, 2022 by Team Journey North

More Tulip Test Gardens are emerging, and some Journey North gardeners are even reporting first blooms. This spring, report from your garden twice: when tulips emerge and when tulips bloom.

“It was a cloudy day and we had been checking for quite a while. Finally, we noticed that they emerged!” Photo: Carie in Philadelphia, PA (02/24/2022)

Spring is Almost Here

The spring equinox is just a few weeks away, and tulips are a sure sign that spring is almost here. Spring’s arrival means variable weather across North America, yet no matter rain or shine, tulips bring a smile to all who see them.

Rana in Cleveland, OH: “Hooray! The 2nd graders at Birchwood School of Hawken checked their Tulip Test Garden and 17 of their 27 tulip bulbs have emerged! Most were about a 1/2 inch high. They are looking forward to checking them again next week to see if they grew or any of the others emerged.” (03/02/2022)

 Jennifer in Newtown Square, PA: “Our kindergarteners were excited to visit the garden and see tiny red tulip shoots.” (03/02/2022)

Heather in Hamilton, GA: “Reporting from Park Elementary in Hamilton, Georgia. The weather is warm and 65 degrees. It is sunny. There are no clouds. We have two tulips bloomed and see four more about to open. We planted 50 in all. Our leaves are nice and tall.” (03/02/2022)

Exploring Together

Looking for fun activities to do in the classroom or at home? Journey North has many informative educational resources and activities. This week we feature resources related to When, Where and How Plants Grow.

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’.