If you have a problem with mosquitoes do I have some thing to help you.. The first one is a Lemon Scented Geranium. This gorgeous mosquito fighter plant does great in containers. It is a great addition to your porch, patio, balcony, sitting area or pool side in your yard. Place them where you can brush against them or run your hand over it. The more you touch it the more Lemon Scent you will be able to smell. Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Strong lemon-scented foliage. A well known culinary herb variety that adds a delicate but delicious lemon flavor to any dish. Use fresh flowers as a garnish, or add leaves for a lemony flavor - layer leaves at the bottom of your cake pan, add the batter & allow that rich flavor to bake in! Blooms: spring-summer. Bloom color: pink. Ht: 18-24". Width: 18-24". Exp.: sun. Water: moderately. Protect from severe frost.
Plant # 2 is Bee Balm it is also a mosquito repelling plant and is commonly know as wild bergamot. It will attract many pollinators to your garden like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. It is used in jellies, tea and as a delicious garnish for salads and other dishes.
Plant # 3 is Basil. The scent is strong and may also keep away mosquitoes. It brings us great dishes such as spaghetti sauce and is tasty in salads. This plant naturally emits its aroma so you do not have to crush the leaves or brush against it to make it work. Basil is toxic to mosquito larvae. It will deter mosquitoes from laying their eggs anywhere around it.
Plant #4 is Catnip. It contains a chemical which is a strong mosquito repellent. Your cats will also love this plant. It is a top choice among the list of plants that repel the pesky mosquitoes that make us itch and scratch all summer. Catnip is easy to care for but can be invasive if planted in a garden bed.
Plant #5 is Lemon Balm. It is frequently used to reduce stress and stomach troubles. This plant is also an invasive plant if planted in a garden bed. It is great in soups and other dishes. The lemon scent will deter the dreaded mosquito.
Plant # 6 is Citronella Balm. The strong scent of citronella is commonly used in mosquito repellents and candles. It is a low maintenance plant. It is also good to repel flies.
Plant # 7 is Lavender. The pleasant smell can calm your mind after a long busy day but it will also drive mosquitoes very far away. It is great in teas and is used in many other things because of it's calming features.
We have all of these plants here at Louderbranch Farms greenhouses. Please stop by and see us. We are still open and are practicing social distancing. If you do not feel safe by stopping by you can place your order by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 864-482-1850 and we will get it ready and bring it to your car when you come to pick up. We are located at 244 Windy Hollow Rd. Walhalla. Our hours of operation are from 9-6 Monday through Saturday and closed on Sundays. Remember Louderbranch Farms is the flavor you can't forget.
The voice behind the blog will be Mike & Rhonda Loudermilk. Life at Louderbranch Farms is very far from simple. It is very complicated at times. We would love to live a slower paced life but that is just not possible for what we are trying to accomplish. We both work full time jobs for others plus have our own business. We spend most of our time working. That is what we do! We love gardening, caring for our animals and making handmade bath products such as Rhonda Lynne's Ole Fashioned Soap.