One of the few survivors, Pieris Japonica
My garden is filled with blasted buds and it looks like I will not have the wonderful Spring display of quince and forsythia. The only early flowering shrub that survived the recent wintry blast is my Pieris Japonica—not too surprising since it is hardy to zone 4. close-up of Pieris
Just maybe a few late forming forsythia and quince buds have survived and will eventually bloom.
Hellebores are as reliable as Pieris--they always survive a frost:
hellebores as cut flowers
hellebores in the garden
The flowers of early spring bulbs usually survive but the stems are flattened:
daffodils battered by the snow
scilla siberica flattened by the snow.
It's practically April and it never snows in April, right???