Want free plants...organize a plant swap in your area,
Plant swaps are SO much fun and a great way to trade your extras, connect with other gardeners, & get new plants.
I have lots of extras each year...I give them to friends and family. But, for the past 5-6 I've gone to plant swaps too. I went and helped organize some in Michigan when I lived there and have organzed a couple in Ohio since moving here.
This spring - we had over 50 folks come (with a pot luck dish) and over 800 plants for swapping. We did a round robin swap. It was great fun - despite the rain. I came home with some named and unnamed daylillies, unsusal herbs, heirloom tomato plants and all kinds of goodies.
Often garden clubs, nature centers, and even my library in my former town sponsored a swap. Keep your eyes open and you can find these. Or...organize one yourself.
Check out the Get-togethers Forum here at the Gardenweb. There might be a swap near you coming up.
It's fun and a good way to get new plants.