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Forget The Spray – 9 Plants That Naturally Keep Mosquitos Away

If you are trying to enjoy the wonderful healing benefits of nature there is nothing more annoying then mosquitos keeping you from enjoying the great outdoors. Sure they are part of nature and should be respected but that doesn’t mean that they need to be biting you every chance they get.

Unfortunately, many of the ‘remedies’ out there involve spraying chemicals on your body that are not very good for you or the environment either.

That is why we recommend using nature’s natural defense in your yard to keep the mosquitos away so that you can meditate, garden, or enjoy more healing time outside.

1. Catnip

shutterstock_381278809Now you may be thinking that this little plant is only for cats but it actually works wonders as a natural mosquito repellant!

Plants are complex organisms that have been evolving for millions of years and with that comes a natural ability to defend themselves against foreign intruders. In this case, they will help keep mosquitos away from your yard and family.

According to one study catnip was actually found to be up to 10 times more effective at keeping mosquitos away than DEET! 

If you are planning on putting this in your garden plant it away from your other plants as it will attract cats who can easily trample your garden. Continue reading

University Professor Discovers The Secret Life of Plants

 

Did you know that some plants communicate through signals in their roots? And some plants have co-dependant relationships with other plants?  Some even signal to one another when danger is around.

Even crazier, some plants actually call in the predators of the bugs that are eating them.  You know, the “enemies of my enemies are my friends” style.

When we think about plants, we don’t often associate a term like “behavior” with them, but experimental plant ecologist JC Cahill wants to change that. What Plants Talk About teaches us all that plants are smarter and much more interactive than we thought! – PBS

The University of Alberta professor maintains that plants do behave and lead anything but solitary and sedentary lives.  This is a brilliant documentary that was shared with me recently by a friend i met in Denver, CO! A must watch video, share it with everyone! If you want to learn more, here’s an article on Huffington Post all about how plants think and communicate with each other! Now, all of these sources are just the tip of the iceburg.

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