Well - we knew it would happen but today when it froze, and snowed, and warmed up so much I hung my plants back up just in time for 2" of hail I knew this was Calgary at it's best. I heard it snowed in Medicine Hat and Saskatchewan so I guess we aren't the only ones hard hit.
I honestly think if I hadn't dropped that hanging basket when hanging it back heavy with water after the snow and before the hail it would have survived. Oh well- more bits and pieces to add to the compost. In good news it is wonderful to see snow and apple blossoms on my neighbor's outdoor table. What could be prettier?