House smelling weird? Put two caps full of vanilla extract in a coffee cup, then place it in the oven at 300 degrees for one hour. Within twenty minutes the whole house smells like Heaven. It's actually a common realtor trick.
Patio herb garden. I like the idea of the graduated containers. Builds height in a corner for my deck. Easy enough--just poke holes in the bottoms of the containers, which I can get from a local tractor or garden supply store.
Plant lemongrass and rosemary in pots, containers or in flower beds on your balcony or in your garden to have a mosquito free summer. You can use them as herbs in cooking as well. Remember to brush them to release more of their fragrance before your outdoor activity. http://www.roanokemyhomesweethome.com