Are they gone?
I am afraid I lost a LOT of perennials last winter, I expected my columbine to be up by now, and not one is peeking through. And Bleeding hearts? I have 3, 2 are coming up fine, but the 3rd one (of course the ONE everyone sees) there is no sign of it.
Coral bells, and varieties, of 5 plants in my garden last year, 1 is coming up.
Helleborus, I used to have 3 plants, this year I have 2.
2 of my shrub roses look like they are mostly dead, there is a little tiny bit of growth off one side of the root. But then again, my morden rose, where the canes usually freeze out over the winter, 1 has 2 tall canes (5') that have sprouts all the way up the cane...never in 20 years I have had this rose has that happened!
And my clematis Jackmani......I hope hope hope I am just impatient, and that they will come up. All my other clematis are up, but those 2 (again the first ones you see when coming into my yard) there is no sign of growth.
I have never experience such a large amount of perennial lose in one year! I hope I am just impatient and they will show up.