Ms. Teresa, I'd like to have some of the seeds you offered on last Tuesday's program 22 May, 2012.Also, do you know a natural bug deterrent to enjoy outdoor backyard. I've read that rosemary is a good deck/patio plant.Thanks for your show, In Your Backyard.LinnettLinnett,
Please send me your home address so I can send the rain lily seeds, too.
There really is no vegetative bug deterrent for mosquitos. Rosemary has flowers that can attract bees so I don't see it as a "bug deterrent." But rosemary is a wonderful fragrant plant for a deck container. Mosquitos need water to lay eggs, so I would make sure there is no standing water anywhere in your backyard vicinity. including bird baths, mulch, gutters, pots, children's toys. DEET is an excellent, safe product to repel mosquitos.
Thank you for writing and listening to the show!Teresa