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Mosquito grass (a.k.a. Lemon Grass) repels mosquitoes | the strong citrus odor drives mosquitoes away. A very functional patio plant.

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11 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

11 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes - Plant a garden full of mosquito repelling plants so you can actually enjoy being outdoors :) #garden #yard #home

Zebra Hollyhocks are perennials that bloom all summer long. They are easy to grow, self seed, are drought tolerant, and attract butterflies. They grow in sun to part shade and get 2-4' tall. Great for perennial beds, cottage gardens, borders, and rock gardens. Zones 4-8

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51 Budget Backyard DIYs That Are Borderline Genius

Use rope lighting to line your garden. | 51 Budget Backyard DIYs That Are Borderline Genius

Potted Mosquito Repellant ~ The main anti-mosquito part of the planter is Scented Geranium, because they smell just like a Citronella candle. Also in the planter are garlic chives, spicy oregano, regular geraniums (just for pretty) & catnip.

MOSQUITO REPELLING PLANTS Citronella, Lemon Eucalyptus, Cinnamon, Castor, Rosemary, Lemongrass, Cedar, Peppermint, Clove, Geranium, Verbena, Pennyroyal, Lavender, Basil, Thyme, and Garlic Front porch and backyard :) @ its-a-green-lifeits-a-green-life

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A small gardening idea for potted plants outside.

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DIY Planter Patio Umbrella Stand

DIY Planter Patio Umbrella Stand Maybe you already have a nice patio table and need additional seating or perhaps you have a balcony too small for a table. If either of these are the case, consider turning a planter into an umbrella stand; you'll have a handy base for your patio umbrella and grow decorative plants or perhaps a mini-herb garden.

Purple Flowering Groundcover - Campanula Portenschlagiana - a plant that grows in less-than-ideal conditions and has long-lasting foliage. Plant care info is on the post - via Northern Shade

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Affix wood to barrel - method 1

Stylish and Low Cost 55 Gallon Drum Planters | See more about rain barrels, barrel planter and water barrel.