Mar23

{photography by A Chef In The Garden}

What do marigolds, garlic, lemongrass, rosemary, and basil all have in common? Two things really. One, they’re all edible (marigold is known as the “poor man’s saffron”). Two, they repel mosquitoes.

{photography by Cookie + Kate}

Keep your guests comfortable at outdoor parties by clustering containers of these pretty plants around tables and chairs. Add a bowl full of bug repellant wipes and sprays, and they’ll love you. Make sure to include non-DEET items for those who are organic-minded or allergic to the chemical.

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