Mosquito Repellent Planter

Mosquito Repellent Planter

Warm Summer nights are my absolute favorite!

We enjoy chatting around a late dinner, roasting marshmallows over the fire, eating homemade ice cream, listening to crickets, playing night games, sleeping out, or watching an outdoor movie… but I detest the mosquitoes that seem to love me!

I’m not a huge fan of chemical filled bug sprays, so this year am excited to plant a mosquito repellent planter for our back patio!

It smells heavenly; but hopefully the mosquitoes will detest the smells as much as I detest them, ha!


This is a fun, quick, project that I hope keeps us bug bite free all summer long!

You’ll Need:

-Planter; mine is about 18×18 (similar linked here)




1 Citronella 

2 ‘Lemon Gem’ Marigold

3 Lemon Grass

2 Catnip

3 Ageratum

4 Lemon Thyme


Here is a diagram to help you best place your plants in your pot. Happy planting!


I’d love to see your pots! Be sure and tag me @thegardenspot and use the hashtag #mosquitorepellentplanter so I can see your fun pots!

Be sure to head over to my instagram page to watch my IGTV clip making this fun planter!




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