While they're not giving the plants away, they could just as easily gouge you since they offer a unique service to the U Street/DuPont/Adams Morgan Community. Can you name one other place that sells plants in the city besides a few hole-in-the-wall flower shops? Particularly impressive is their selection of hanging plants. They also offer consulting services on creating effective gardens for your hme/condo. They're open year round, so you can always be assured they'll have seasonal specialties in stock for you. In addition, they have a board where local contractors can advertise their landscaping services.