Fighting Mosquitoes One Plant At A Time

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’• How sweet of you to peek in!

If you were with me last year you might remember this one. For all my new friends, here’s a ‘rerun’ ๐Ÿ™‚

Can you believe it’s almost May? That means it’s finally time to tend to the flowerbeds.
Right now I’m taking a break from weed-pulling ย ….ugh….all that rain and the humidity really made them flourish. ๐Ÿ˜– I do leave the pretty ones with the flowers, ย but sorry ‘Creeping Charlie’ you gotta go.

Then it’s off to buy the flowers! Yay! Do you get overwhelmed at the nursery/garden center? I sure do – my flowerbed is not all that big, so I can’t get that many, and I can never decide which ones of the pretties to take home.

But ~ this year it’s going to be easy! See, I’m very allergic to mosquito bites. Those little suckers leave me severely swollen and itchy. So I was very glad when I came across this nifty chart that lists all the plants mosquitoes hate! Ha! Got them now! ๐Ÿ˜œ

I will plant them all around the patio, and in pots around and on the table. I do wish I could cover myself in all these plants…just to be on the safe side. That is of course not possible, but it gave me an idea for a fun sketch ๐Ÿ˜‹
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Don’t you wish? Then all you need is have someone throw a net ย over you to keep the bees away! ๐Ÿ

I will plant everything this week…hopefully it’s successful.

(Update- last year we had a lot less mosquitoes, I’m hoping it was due to the plants , and we’ll be bite-free again this year! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Going now to pull some more weeds! ๐Ÿ˜

Oh, wait…..I just found this helpful hint

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Do you have any experience with this? If so, please let us know!

I hope you found these tips and tricks helpful ๐Ÿค—

Until next time ๐Ÿ’•

~ Tina xoxo

*I’m in no way affiliated with the product mentioned in this post ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Mosquito-repellant Plants

Well, hello ~ good to see you here! Thanks for stopping by! ๐Ÿ˜Š
Can you believe it’s almost May? That means it’s finally time to tend to the flowerbeds.
I do have a lot of weeds to pull (except the ones with little flowers on them – they will stay…much to the chagrin of my husband  ๐Ÿ˜‹).
Then it’s off to buy the flowers! Yay! Do you get overwhelmed at the nursery/garden center? I sure do – my flowerbed is not all that big, so I can’t get that many, and I can never decide which ones of the pretties to take home.

But ~ this year it’s going to be easy! See, I’m very allergic to mosquito bites. Those little suckers leave me all swollen and itchy. So I was very glad when I came across this nifty chart that lists all the plants mosquitoes hate! Ha! Got them now! ๐Ÿ˜„

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I will plant them all around the patio, and in pots to place in places where there is no flowerbed and on the table. I do wish I could cover myself in all these plants…just to be on the safe side.
That is, of course, not possible, but that thought gave me an idea for a new drawing!
Let me explain why …. last week I started a ‘100 day challenge’ on Instagram, along with many other artists. We’re supposed to pick a medium, and post a new creation every day. Well, so far I’ve made it… the challenge is young ๐Ÿ˜Š    But I’m having a lot of fun with it, so I’m hopeful!
Since I love making jewelry every day, I decided to do something different, something challenging, and nothing  is more challenging for me than drawing, believe me!
But I found this great book (Fashion Design for Beginners) that is very helpful. So I set to it. (If you wanna see, my Instagram handle is  ‘kristabella_weston) ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Anyway – long story short – here’s my fantasy for a mosquito free summer


Don’t you wish? Then all I’d need is a net thrown over me to keep the bees away! ๐Ÿ

I will plant everything this week – I’ll let you know if it works!
Going now to pull some weeds! 

Ta Ta for now! ๐Ÿ˜˜
~Tina xoxo