Yes, I remember snow in April–I grew up in Chicago, after all–and how my father timed his tulips to bloom in May when it was safe. Except the year it wasn’t. We have the Polaroids: scarlet flowers in a white blanket for one brief, bright morning before they all died. May I recommend hellebores instead?
Hellebores are not nearly as dramatic as tulips, but these sturdy early-blooming perennials known as “Lenten roses” or “Christmas roses” stand up to snow.