How to entertain with mosquito repelling plants. I am about to admit how clueless I was on this topic until recently. A little embarrassing considering I live with my grandmother who is the plant queen. I guess I was not listening as a kid when she was always sharing her planting tips and tricks. Do you love to entertain outdoors but despise the uninvited guests that seem to invade as the sun goes down?
Those nasty little disease invested creatures called mosquitos? Today I am sharing how to entertain with mosquito repelling plants, a topic I knew nothing about. I absolutely love the idea of using an organic method, such as plants, to repel those nasty little bugs.
Plus, the plants look great too! I have broken the post into a few pages as it’s lengthy so hope you enjoy!
Lemon Grass / Citronella plants / Geraniums / Catnip
Some of you may know that we starting camping a few years back and needless to say, mosquitos are more prevalent in the woods and on the water. Filling a group of planters with mosquito repelling plants is a must on our deck at the camp. Not only do they make the deck look pretty, they help keep the bugs away. Here is a picture of our deck featuring geraniums and lemon grass.
This post is sponsored by One Kings Lane but rest assured, all opinions are 100% mine. Who wouldn’t want to know about beautiful plants that repel mosquitos, right? There have been many times I have moved our outdoor evening festivities inside simply because the mosquitos are out of control.
Of course you can spray the area prior which I have been known to do but I usually end up covering my furniture with a film of smelly bug spray that only lasts for an hour or so. Well guess what, I recently read an outdoor entertaining article over at One Kings Lane and learned that certain outdoor potted plants repel mosquitos.
Did you know that? I did not!
Whether you are using Geraniums, a catnip plant or a lemongrass to repel mosquitos, you will most certainly create an eclectic look of pretty flowers for your space.
One Kings Lane not only provides beautiful items to decorate your home, but also is a great resource for tips on how to decorate your home to be a space you love. The Poteragie article I read isn’t the only article about how to keep the bugs away. One Kings Lane shares the best types of potted plants to use and how they effectively keep mosquitos away.
We recently created an inviting outdoor space on our porch below and the addition of beautiful potted plants that are not only pretty but repel mosquito’s is a welcomed concept.
I especially love that a pot of beautiful geraniums repels mosquitos.
Read further for more detail.
When we entertain outdoors, I always have mosquito nets handy to protect the food as well as scented candles that supposedly keep the mosquitos away.
Many of the mosquito repelling plants are lush, full and even smell good.
I remember as a kid, my gram always had pots full of red geraniums. They thrive in the sun, repel mosquitos and look gorgeous.
I had no idea that a cascading geranium was considered a mosquito repelling plant. Seriously? Oh my!
Did you know Citronella, or West Indian lemongrass, is a tall plant and the source for citronella oil?
Catnip is said to be 10 times more effective than DEET in repelling mosquitoes.
Our neighbor’s cat would probably love it if I added beautiful pots of cat nip to our porch area. -ha.
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The cascading geraniums would be a perfect addition to our poolside lounging area below as geraniums thrive in full sun.
Be sure to visit my Summer Entertaining pinterest board full of tips on how to incorporate and use mosquito repelling plants in your own outdoor spaces. I feel a bit silly that I had no idea that these plants acted as a natural source to keep the mosquitos away but now I know and will most certainly be incorporating them in our own outdoor spaces.
Does anyone have any other tips on how they repel mosquitos? Please share your tips below and add images, I would love to see your ideas! For more information on this topic, be sure to visit One King’s Lane where they have many more summer outdoor decorating ideas and tips. Thank you to One King’s Lane for providing such useful and “do-able” tips as well as sponsoring todays post.
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