Unsold Flowers, Trees & Shrubs Available To You For FREE!

A red daylily... an example of the types of plants you'll find at Free Trees and Plants. Kim Komando has shed some light on a little-known secret in the world of plants & flowers.

She writes:

Have you wondered what happens to the plants nurseries don’t sell? I was surprised to learn that they’re destroyed. What a waste! Well, Free Trees and Plants “rescues” unsold plants. Then they’re offered to you for free — you only pay postage and handling.

…How cool is that?!?


What Plants Are Available?

At Free Trees & Plants, you can choose from a wide variety of free perennials, free trees, and free shrubs!

UPDATE: The site is no longer online. See other places to get FREE flowers, trees & shrubs below.

  • All plants come from the very same growers as those in the famous garden catalogs. They are of the highest quality… they were just unsold.
  • Your satisfaction is guaranteed. If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with your free plants at anytime within 60 days from the day they arrive, they will replace them without further shipping and processing.
  • Your free nursery items will arrive at the time that’s right for plant in your area.
  • The plants are shipped to you in their “dormant” state (which means that they’re hibernating). Their foliage and color will reappear once they are planted.

From the site: “Your dormant plants are coddled and cared for from the field to your front door. We send bare root stock that has been dipped in a hydro-gel and sealed in a polybag to create a mini greenhouse that protects and nourishes it until it reaches you.”


How Do They Do It For Free?

A purple lilac... an example of the types of plants available at<br /> Free Trees and Plants.

Free Trees and Plants employs disabled workers to gather and prepare the plants for shipping. A project like this helps people who sometimes have difficulties finding employment.

For the record, the nominal fee that you pay for shipping and processing (around $7.99 per plant) covers the costs associated with the following:
(Every step is done by hand.)

  • Digging
  • Washing
  • Inspection
  • Transportation
  • Size Sorting
  • Unit Grouping
  • Hydro Dipping
  • Packaging Labor
  • Packaging Materials
  • Labeling
  • Addressing
  • Postal Sorting
  • Postage To Your Door


Other Ways To Get FREE Flowers, Trees, And Shrubs

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How To Get Free Stuff From Landscape Firms

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Lynnette Walczak

Lynnette Walczak

I like to help people find unique ways to do things in order to save time & money -- so I frequently write about "outside the box" ideas that most wouldn't think of. As a lifelong dog owner, I often share my best tips for living with and training dogs. I worked in Higher Ed several years until switching gears to pursue things I was more passionate about. I've worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo -- to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. You can always find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun websites).

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  • Riv

    As the parent of a profoundly disabled man, I am furious to have run into this article for this misleading, fraudulent site. This site directs users to corporations that have nothing to do with free plants provided through the work of the disabled. Clearly, it has been YEARS since anyone has been able to reach the (possibly) original owners of the site. It is unconscionable for you, Lynnette Walczak, to continue to run this article when each click is putting money in YOUR pocket and has nothing to do with jobs for the disabled.