This past fall, I bought and planted winter aconite and snowdrops. A few days ago, I was walking around in a less sheltered, colder neighborhood and saw both blooming prolifically.
I went home and looked very closely at the ground where I had planted mine. Not a sign of them. Nada.
My garden is very urban, with lots of squirrels digging and some feral cats doing what they do as well. I suspect that maybe the squirrels ate the bulbs or the digging cats destroyed them. Is there hope?