Fine Tune Your Garden
Many of our native plants thrive in containers. They require minimal water and you can keep them happy by using terra cotta "breathing" pots with complete fertilizer plus chelated iron. For a list of native plants that are well-adapted to use in your container garden, see here. UC Master Gardeners have an online water-wise plant guide and information about California natives. We also have a list of suggested native plants according to your garden's environment: sun with water; dry sunny areas; shade with water; and dry shade.