Author: Countryside Gardens

Lavender is both a beautiful and potent plant with one of the freshest odors.  It not only repels mosquitoes, but also keeps moths and flies away.  The flower's perfume is well-known, and while it will scent the air, it is still most effective when actually...

Rosemary is an herb that many of us are very familiar with and their woody scent is exactly what keeps mosquitoes as well as cabbage moths and carrot flies away.  They do best in hot and dry climates and thrive in containers, which may be...

Basil is one of the few herbs in which you don't have to crush the leaves to reap its benefits.  Enjoy delicious pesto dishes, and keep mosquitoes at bay, with this insect-repelling herb.  A 2009 study showed that the essential oil from this delicious herb...

Lemon Balm is a member of the mint family and has white flowers and a gentle lemony scent, as well as some healing properties.  It is particularly good at keeping biting insects away.  Plus it is a perennial (which means it comes back each year)....