Whether you choose to grow a large garden, or only a few pots of plants on a porch or patio, your first consideration must be the needs of the plant. All plants need: sun, water, and food. With that said, we must add NOT TOO MUCH! Especially in container gardening, the long hours of sunlight required by many flowering plants preferred by butterflies can dry the soil quickly. On the other hand, water-logged plants don’t last long unless they are bog type plants that God intended to grow with their feet in the water!