This time of year always make me think I have a green thumb. After picking up several plants over the weekend I spent the last two evenings putting the plants in the ground.

Once I discovered that there are certain plants that mosquitoes hate, I knew where I wanted to start. I picked up lavender, rosemary, marigolds, citronella and two cigar plants among others.

I placed them around the patio in hopes to keep mosquitoes at bay, and to add some color to the space.