This patch of Hellebores (a.k.a. Lenten Roses) are growing up in our woods. They're among the first bloomers around our place and they hold their blooms all season long. The flowers, instead of wilting and falling apart, dry and pale out, and remain in the garden as dried flowers. They self seed easily and, unlike my hosta shoots, the deer and rabbits leave them alone.
They are not stocked at too many nurseries and if you do find them, they're fairly expensive, usually more than $12-15 per pot.
$3 will allow us to plant a banana tree that, within a year-and-a-half will produce a #100 pound banana bunch AND will reproduce, producing shoots that can be separated from the mother plant and planted elsewhere. $5 will allow us to plant a mango or avocado tree
$100 will place a biosand water filter in a family's home, providing enough safe, good tasting water for up to ten people. Thes filters remove all bacteria and parasites from bad water, making it safe to drink. These basic and durable filters last 10 years with very little maintenance.
$5 will place a Creole-language preschool level reader in the hands of a young Haitian child.
$20 will provide materials to build a latrine for a Haitian family