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Reclaim your outdoor spaces with plants

Thank you to our sponsor One Kings Lane for providing this helpful information for me to pass along to my readers. This post contains affiliate links. However all opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way. 

Outdoor entertaining is one of the great joys of summer. Until, of course, the bugs invade and have you wishing for a magic bug zapper. Tired of shooing bugs and getting bit? 

Check out this handy tip:

Instead of sprays, pesticides and candles why not try a cluster of mosquito-repelling potted plants?

Courtesy: One Kings Lane
Grouped together near a seating area on your deck or patio, they make a pretty and lush addition to your outdoor landscape while also protecting you and your guests. 

Check out One Kings Lane's article Easy Update: Mosquito-Repelling Potagerie for more information about how a trio of lush potted plants will have you saying good-bye to bug spray. Using these plants is not only pretty, but it's a quick and environmentally friendly way to reclaim your outdoor spaces.

I didn't know Catnip was more effective than DEET at repelling mosquito's, did you?

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. However all opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way. 


  1. I do that on our front porch! : )

  2. Hi Tess,

    I need to add these plants on my front porch and back deck. Of course that means I'll need more pots!

    Thanks for visiting today, I'm hopping over to your blog now to see what you are up too. :)

  3. I have a group in the back yard I keep under the tables.. It does help. I see one in the picture that I didnt know was a repellent. What is the pretty light green one with the soft looking leaves in the front called? I really enjoy One Kings Lane. Thank you!

  4. Hi Penny,

    I am intrigued by beneficial plantings and love learning about this aspect of gardening.

    I believe the pretty light green plant in front of the yellow broom brush plant is a type of sweet potato vine-Ipomoea.

    Thanks for visiting!


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