As we mentioned yesterday - we have had a lot of rain and warm weather - perfect combination for those evil Mosqitosaurus's. BUT - it has also made all our plants grow like crazy (check out the size of those coleus leaves and Mom grew those from seed !!!) Now to enjoy these plants Mom has to be inside looking out the window or has to cover herself in bug spray - then go our and fog the deck. There is also a bug zapper thing plugged in on the deck too but it just can't cope with the amount of them. And yes - we do have lots of bug repellant plants in pots all over our deck too. Mom also makes her own herbal bug spray too - that she sprays around our doggie door, the main back door and anywhere those biters can get in.
Mom is nothing but brave though and after making this wonderful little corner on the deck with comfy seats and lots of plants she says she will enjoy it even if for only a few minutes........but there is just one other problem - there seems to be a chair shortage - hey Mom you can sit there on the hard deck - that will be okay with us :) :)