Growing flower bulbs and perennials in containers continues to grow in popularity. Container gardening is a great solution for gardeners with limited space. Also, growing flowers in pots on patios, porches and decks adds a welcoming feel and beauty to an area. Some flower varieties are more suitable than others for growing in containers. Often, they may be shorter with more compact habits. When growing flowers in containers, make sure that your containers have adequate drainage. Flower bulbs that sit in water are likely to rot and water-logged plants often die. When buying flower bulbs and perennials for sale online, some considerations are their sunlight requirements, mature height, flower color and form, and bloom time.