Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I Got My Citronella Mosquito Plants Today!





I want to share this wonderful mosquito plant with everyone! They are in high  demand, so I suggest if you see them at your local nursery, or stores, pick them up right then! You can not find them once mosquito's season is here! 
 
 I live in coastal Georgia and mosquito's are large enough to just about eat you up! One of the bad things about living near a beautiful water area is that these pesky insects do, as well! They will just about carry you away during warm weather!
 
I bought my citronella mosquito plants from my local Lowe's. They have a lemony fragrance that resembles citronella and mosquito's avoid this at all cost. Trust me your guest will ask you who lite a citronella candle when they walk by it. They are also very tropical looking. They are part of the geranium family so they have beautiful blooms all year long.

 
 
I plant mine in decorative planters next to my front and back doors! This keeps me from having mosquito's in my house! Here is a picture of my newly potted plant!
 
 
I love the fact that they serve more than one purpose! They are beautiful flowers PLUS they keep pesky mosquito's away!
This is my kind of flower!

 
Until next time,
 
 
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37 comments:

  1. They are on my plant shopping list!

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  2. Love this! I have not heard of it before. I am definitely going to look into them.

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    1. They work wonders! Get them soon or they will be gone!Nicole

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  3. What a good idea to put them by your doors! Thank you for spreading JOY and sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

    Holly at Not Done Growing

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  4. Thanks for linking up today at the “oh happy day” party!

    I’m your newest follower!

    http://chixnuggetsandcookiebutts.blogspot.com

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    1. Welcome to Southern Charm! So glad to have you! Nicole

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  5. Hi
    This is a great idea. I get Mosquitos in the house all summer. I need to put these by my doors too. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower. Hope you will visit my blog and hopefully want to follow back. Also I have a hop going on and I'd love for you to share with my friends if you'd like.
    Angel @ http://sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com/

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    1. Angel thanks so much for the sweet comment! I will be stopping by your blog! Welcome to southern charm! Nicole

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  6. Thanks for your visit. I am following back. What is the name of these flowers? We have a home on Lake Seminole, and I DEFINITELY need some of these. Thanks for sharing, and for following me!!

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    1. Kathy the brand is Bonnie Plants and the name is Citronella Mosquito Plant. This is in the Geranium family of plants. The blooms look very similar to a Geranium flower. They will bloom all summer into late fall. Let me know if you have any other questions! Thank you for following me! Nicole

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  7. I live in Texas and you know what they say how "Everything is bigger in Texas" our mosquitoes are huge! I sure hope I can find these plants, I will get some for my porches! Thanks for the visit and following, I am following back.

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    1. I hope you can get them in Texas as well! Try Lowes I have seen them there more than anywhere.. They only have them at the beginning of the season then you will have a hard time finding them. Thank you for following me! Nicole

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  8. Thanks for the tip on the mosquito plant...I will be looking for a few of them!
    I am your newest follower...
    Have a great weekend.

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    1. Marigene thank you for following me! I love this plant and I hope this will become your new favorite too! Have a great day, Nicole

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  9. Oh my goodness I've never heard of a mosquito plant but you can bet I'm heading to lowes today! Thatnks for sharing! New follower :-)

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    1. You will love them! Thank you for following me! Nicole

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  10. Hi Nicole,

    Love your plants. What a great idea! I had decided I didn't have enough time to dedicate to plants or a garden this year, but I found some mature tomato and pepper plants full of fruit today at Kroger. The tomatoes were being clearanced for 60% off and I couldn't resist. Ended up getting 2 tomato plants, 2 bell pepper plants, and one jalapeno pepper plant. Following you back via GFC. Keep up the great posts and thanks for your follow and lovely comment.

    http://freshjuniper.blogspot.com

    Reecea

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    1. That is a good deal on your plants! Thank you for following me! Nicole

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  11. We buy these every year! Well, my husband does! We have some planted close to the patio but I might need to pot some and put on the porches!

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    1. We do too! The one year we didn't buy them I had mosquitos all around my entry doors.. They work really great in pots.. Hope you have a great evening! Nicole

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  12. Your plant looks so pretty. We grow these around our patio too. Thank you for sharing with us at TTF.

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    1. Thank you Diann! I am trying hard not to forget to water them! I am so bad about that. Thank you for the comments! Nicole

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  13. What a wonderful idea! I never thought about buying the actual plants. I wasn't sure how effective they were at repelling the mosquitos. I will have to look for some! I pinned this.

    I'm visiting from http://www.artistic31mama.com and following you back. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you Faith for following my blog! I have had great success with these plants in the past, hopefully you will find the same results! Thank you for pinning this! Nicole

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  14. Hi! Your blog is awesome and we definitely have alot in common! I'm also down in the south and yes, the mosquitos are almost the size of humming birds!...I found you on Sew Crafty Angel! I'm a new follower and would like to provide a link to my blog!! I'm a brand new blogger and hoping you can follow me at http://mybutterflyhaus.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth for making my day! That was the sweetest comment! I will be visiting you today for sure:) Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog! Nicole

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  15. I've seen them at the garden center, but never bought one. Yours are really pretty. I'm putting them on my list of plants to try. Visiting from The Thrifty Groove.
    Babs

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    1. Babs thank you for such a nice comment! I hope I can keep them as pretty as they are right now! I tend to forget to water my plants:( My hubby is going to try to do this for me! I love your blog!Thank you for visiting me! Nicole

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  16. I've learned something new...now I am on the lookout for one of these! I am a new GFC and Bloglovin follower. I also wanted to invite you to share your posts at my weekly Rock N Share party (Wed.-Sunday). BTW - I love Gone With The Wind and stories with deep south settings. Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

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    1. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I will be checking out your party for sure! We have a lot in common with Gone with the Wind! I love it! Have a great weekend, Nicole!

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  17. Never new there was a plant to help rid the mosquitoes!

    PS – My May giveaway will be for a new blog design by my personal designer! Stay tuned if you're interested! Our Journey

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  18. We sell this type of plant in Canada - and call it by the same name. Even rubbing the leaves and then on your skin works if you're not near the plants.

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    1. That is great to know! Most here in the south have never heard of it till the past few years! I will remember to use it on my skin this summer! Thank you for stopping by my blog! Nicole

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  19. I soooooo need to get myself a few of these! I get eaten alive in the evenings by mosquitos! thanks so much for coming over and linking up to the first garden party of 2013 over here at Fishtail Cottage!

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