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Mosquito-repelling plants for your deck.–   Citronella, Catnip, cascading geranium, sweet broom, rosemary, marigolds, blue & white ageratum.

Mosquito-repelling plants for your deck.– Citronella, Catnip, cascading geranium, sweet broom, rosemary, marigolds, blue & white ageratum.

Natural tick deterrent for human usage - 1 part tea tree oil to 2 parts water in a spray bottle.  Spray it on shoes, socks or pant cuffs.  This is good to know!

Natural tick deterrent for human usage - 1 part tea tree oil to 2 parts water in a spray bottle. Spray it on shoes, socks or pant cuffs. This is good to know!

In early spring, when hostas are coming up, mix 10 parts water to 1 part ammonia, and pour over plant and soil. This will kill slug larvae.

In early spring, when hostas are coming up, mix 10 parts water to 1 part ammonia, and pour over plant and soil. This will kill slug larvae.

When I was in the Master Gardener program we used the water crystals in planters and I knew it was the same thing in diapers, but it never crossed my mind to put a diaper in the bottom of one. Someone else said, "The trick to amazing potted plants - diapers. I did this in my hanging baskets last year and they rocked all season."

When I was in the Master Gardener program we used the water crystals in planters and I knew it was the same thing in diapers, but it never crossed my mind to put a diaper in the bottom of one. Someone else said, "The trick to amazing potted plants - diapers. I did this in my hanging baskets last year and they rocked all season."

Keep wasps and bees away this summer. Put about 10 cloves in 1/2 a lemon and set out. They do not like the scent.  For Outdoor gatherings.

Keep wasps and bees away this summer. Put about 10 cloves in 1/2 a lemon and set out. They do not like the scent. For Outdoor gatherings.

orange slices in a dish, or strung in a tree, attract butterflies. This is on my list because I love to watch them do their thing

orange slices in a dish, or strung in a tree, attract butterflies. This is on my list because I love to watch them do their thing