Tulip Emergence Continues

March 2, 2023 by Team Journey North

March has arrived, and tulips – a prelude to spring in many areas – continue to emerge, and even bloom in some areas, throughout the United States.

"We are excited to see more of our tulips bloom! There are many more about to pop!”
Photo: Heather in Hamilton, GA (02/25/2023)

An Uptick in Reports

Journey North gardeners are reporting tulips and tracking their growth. Several gardeners have reported bulbs emerging and even first blooms.

Extreme temperature fluctuations also have been noted across the U.S.; in some cases, gardeners have reported their earliest tulip emergence on record.

Simone in Castleton-On-Hudson, NY:The earliest I’ve ever seen tulips emerge in Upstate NY!” (02/17/2023)

Paula in Flushing, MI:The tulips in the beds closest to the house have emerged. This is the earliest I've seen them come up. No other spring bulbs are emerging yet, and the tulips further away from the house have yet to emerge.” (02/18/2023)

Kimberly in Northumberland, PA: “This is one of the earliest dates we can recall since planting 5 years ago.” (02/21/2023)

Lauren in St. Louis, MO: "We see that 5 out of the 42 total we have planted have emerged." (02/23/2023)

Madison in Powhatan, VA: “Mrs. Tyson's class planted 9 tulips in November. . . The students were amazed at how much this tulip has already emerged! We are so excited to see them bloom.” (02/24/2023)

Remember to report from your garden twice this spring: when tulips EMERGE and when tulips BLOOM.

Track Change

Study the map to see where there’s action!

Inspire students to think and act like scientists as they observe seasonal changes in the garden. Use science journaling with students to record soil temperatures, make predictions, measure growth, and draw and describe the garden. Document their discoveries in their science notebooks and record questions during the investigation.

Model sharing your observations by reporting your Tulip Test Garden's emergence and blooms to Journey North.