Container gardening keeps growing in popularity. Plants add a welcoming feel to patios, porches and decks. The key to successfully growing plants in containers is selecting the right plants. Direct Gardening offers a wide selection of plants that are suitable for containers, including fruit trees and bushes, tropical plants, flowering vines, flower bulbs and more. Often these varieties have compact growth habits. When selecting plants to grow in containers, consider their mature height and spread, and select a container that can accommodate the plant and that has good drainage. Other factors to consider are sunlight requirements (full sun, partial shade or full shade), flower and foliage color, form, and bloom time.