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!
Cistus 'Mickie' -- Common Name: "Rockrose" -- Annual (Perennial in zones 7-10) -- (Rockrose) Cistus 'Mickie' forms a variegated mound that adds a splash of color to your garden and landscape all summer long. In early summer, Cistus 'Mickie' blooms with 3/4 inch crisp white flowers. Great as specimen in garden or container-- Height: 2 Feet -- Spread: 3 Feet -- Exposure: Full Sun (Garden Crossings)