Insects. As much as we need them, they can be quite a nuisance. Although insect repellents abound, far too few are ecologically friendly. Most are composed of harsh and potentially harmful chemicals, with warning labels worthy of any horror story. The good news? Just as nature provides us with an overabundance of insects, it also provides us with all-natural, plant-based remedies to drive them back from whence they came. Whether …
The aromatic leaves, stems, and flowers of a mint plant repel mosquitoes. But keep this one confined to a pot—it spreads aggressively and could overtake your small garden. Instead, place planters brimming with mint around the patio to create a pest-free zone for your enjoyment. If you’d like, you can even make a natural insect repellent by mixing mint oil with apple cider vinegar and witch hazel. A light misting when you’re outdoors will shoo irritating insects away.
Variegated Cuban oregano – This fast-growing annual is one of my favorite plants for bringing texture to landscape beds. While *not* a true oregano, Cuban oregano is an herb, can be used for cooking and has a similar taste.
Sono belle, colorate e arredano la nostra casa donandole spesso anche un tocco esotico. Ma se vi dicessimo che le piante da interni sono anche in grado di migliorare la qualità dell’aria che respiriamo e limitare l'inquinamento domestico?