I want to plant my new patio but I'm allergic to wasps. Which green plants shou

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  1. GoodLady profile image95
    GoodLadyposted 3 years ago

    I want to plant my new patio but I'm allergic to wasps.  Which green plants should I choose?

    Flowers attract wasps, so I won't be planting many of those.  What are the names of a selection of green plants of different sizes and greens?

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  2. RTalloni profile image87
    RTalloniposted 3 years ago

    Check out the following for useful info:

    http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-p … -wasps.htm

    http://nodontpinthat.blogspot.com/2013/ … ve-to.html


    and this might be ingenious--making one seems easy:

    http://www.greengardener.co.uk/product. … amp;cat=70


    http://www.gardeners.com/buy/fake-wasp- … 6-561.html

    but it might also creep an allergic person out!  Hope we get to see pics of your new patio all fitted out--hub please?  smile

    1. GoodLady profile image95
      GoodLadyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Fascinating material. So useful.  Thank you so much. I might get the fake wasp nest but  will try planting plants that don't attract wasps in the first place.  Thank you Roberta.

    2. RTalloni profile image87
      RTalloniposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thought you might like to see this on wasp predators--seems like a faux wasp nest might invite predators to the surrounding area: http://www.newscientist.com/blog/lastwo … wasps.html

  3. cat on a soapbox profile image96
    cat on a soapboxposted 3 years ago

    Hello Penelope!  Dwarf non-fruiting olives, boxwood, euonymus, juniper, and other evergreens are great for container plantings as patio trees and topiaries. Wasps are not attracted to red, especially the warmer orange reds, so you could even try a dwarf pomegranate. In the shadier areas, ferns, camellia or azalea (double petaled varieties) and Japanese maple could all work. Avoid water features and open, single petaled flowers w/ pollen like daisies, and steer clear of colors in white, blue, and yellow.   
    All the best,
    Cat:)

    1. GoodLady profile image95
      GoodLadyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Fallen in love with the Coral Bark Maple - I began looking up all the varieties of each of your plant suggestions. Thank you very much.  You have truly inspired my patio garden Catherine. And I will enjoy feeling safer in it.  What a lot of choice.

    2. cat on a soapbox profile image96
      cat on a soapboxposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I'm so glad to have given you inspiration! The coral bark Japanese maple is gorgeous through all of the seasons- even winter, when it is bare. Have fun with the design process. I hope you'll share an "after" picture:)

    3. RTalloni profile image87
      RTalloniposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      This Japanese maple is beautiful!

  4. thumbi7 profile image63
    thumbi7posted 3 years ago

    You can try 'mother - in- law's ongue. They dont need much care. Believed to absorb toxic gases.

    1. GoodLady profile image95
      GoodLadyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It wouldn't deter a wasp, but I looked it up and like the plant.  Might put some in round a rock area - for its looks.  Thanks for comment though.

 
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