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For the Deck- Mosquito grass (a.k.a. Lemon Grass) repels mosquitoes | the strong citrus odor drives mosquitoes away--very functional patio plant, plus, the leaves make a great healthy tea, and the cut up stems are great in Thai dishes, like Tom Lum (coconut milk) soup. all of this is just to good not to pin everywhere .. so here it is, simple, cheap, SMART!
some think the Katsura tree smells like caramel or cotton candy when it loses it's leaves in the fall. Besides being wonderful to smell in the fall, the Katsura sports a lovely blend of orange-, raspberry- and apricot-coloured leaves. In the spring Katsura has reddish-purple new growth, in summer it sports heart-shaped blue-green leaves and in winter the gray, slightly exfoliating bark lends interest.
Use geometry to contrast or complement the flowerbed's curving borders repeat in the gentle edging of lawn. Plants chosen in similar hues...lavender, light purple, and fuchsia offer a soothing color for the garden. Love this garden!!