Things are slowly creeping back to life here:
Amazing what a little bit of lighting does to a cactus. Cylindropuntia imbricata (Thanks mike) in the spotlight.
The top of the rock garden. some baby Cylindropuntia whipplei 'snow leopard'. Not yet big enough to impress.
Yucca recurvifolia 'gold ribbons' from Ebay. First winter didn't damage it, though I covered it with an upside down pot just in case. It looks brown now, but new growth is lemony yellow, really! :-)
Needle palm: out in the open and protected with burlap last winter. The plant looks alive, though 1/3 of the foliage is brown.
Detail of main spear: The palm has 7 heads, but only the main spear appears damaged. The babies are fine.
Ilex pedunculosa: got it last fall on clearance. Not a single leaf lost. Bulletproof!
Succulents against a south wall covered with glass during winter: Agave kaibabensis, othonna capenis, stomatium mustilinum, Gymnocalycium bruchii, and Echinocereus adustus are totally fine. Notocactus roseoluteous rotted.
Pomegranate: Seeds collected from a mature tree in Washington DC in Fall 2013. I just planted it out as an experiment.
Magnolia 'edith bogue': the top half of leaves were broken off by snow. I hope the top bud doesn't end up dying. This magnolia is really slow to get going in the spring.
1gal Needle Palm: First winter, I protected with a rose cone and leaves. When I uncovered it it was perfect. Now I don't know what happened :-( I have another one that's completely brown too.
Trachycarpus and Aspidistria: The main spear of the trachy is crisp. Again, when I removed the protection in late March it was perfect.
Oputia linhdemeri covered under glass. It's fine. It's as close to a tall hardy opuntia as it gets here.