What to Plant:
Native Plants in Container Gardening
We often hear from people who are interested in native plants, but live in areas without land to plant in-ground gardens. Luckily, there are plenty of plants which can grow well in containers, allowing all of our patio garden friends to join the movement. Many native plants tend to be somewhat drought tolerant, which helps when container gardening, as these pots tend to dry out quickly. While some plants may require some trimming to maintain a reasonable size, often the restriction of the roots will naturally reduce the size of the fully-grown plants. Likewise, planting some of our more aggressive species in pots can help reduce unwanted spread while retaining their noted benefits!
online: "Container Gardening with Native Plants" - Missouri Botanical Garden
online: "Balcony gardens – Natives in pots for urbanites and people on the move" - Wild Seed Project
online: "Wildlife Waystations: Captivating Containers with Native Plants" - Audubon
online: "Gardening with Native Plants: Container Gardening" - University of Wisconsin
online: "Native Plant Container Gardening" - Grow Native, Missouri