Can a status update from a tulip tell us anything about climate change? These days, flowers are blooming earlier and fruit is ripening sooner. So what’s the big deal with some slightly confused flora? Susan Mazer at UCSB, explains how studying the life cycle of plants can give us a wealth of information about how our climate is changing. Scientists can use this data to better understand both the effects and possible solutions on a local level. Think of it as a Facebook update for your garden.