Grow These 12 Natives Anywhere With Containers

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Container gardening with native plants is a great way to fit more into a small space or simply to squeeze more natives onto your patio. While these plants don’t naturally grow in confined spaces, many take well to containers. Growing Native Plants in Containers Native potted plants require a little more care than those you put in a bed. Consider these important factors as you create a container garden for species native to your region: Container Size Size the container to the plant type, about two to four times the size of the pot in which it arrives. In general, native plants need larger, deeper pots than the typical annuals you might normally use. For shrubs or small trees, choose 24 inch (61 cm) or larger containers. Potting Soil Soil choice is more important in containers than garden beds. The soil in a pot will compact more quickly, resulting in […]

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