Good Natured Gardening: Plants that deter mosquitoes

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls mosquitoes the “world’s deadliest animal.” It’s a weighty moniker for an insect that weighs just 2.5 milligrams, but it’s well deserved because vector-borne diseases, including those transmitted by mosquitoes, cause more than 700,000 deaths worldwide every year. According to the University of Alaska, “the oldest mosquito…

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Gardening: Digging in to the trends

As we wrap up the 2023 gardening season, let’s look back on the leading gardening trends that showed up this year and will set the tone for 2024. Colors Hot, bright neon colors are leading the way in this department. Both indoor and outdoor plants with cyber-lime green, hot pink, magenta or orange flowers and…

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SOUTHERN GARDENING: Add regal purple to spring gardens | Living

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