Orange Flowers are not only beautiful but they provide a nice decorative touch in your home or office. They have been used for centuries in many cultures all over the world. Many different kinds of orange flowers are available and each one has its own special characteristics. There are several types of orange flowers including the following:
1) Red Orange – These are the most common varieties found today.
Their color is red with yellow centers, which gives them their name “red” in English. Red flowers have a strong fragrance and can give off a very sweet smell when crushed.
2) Yellow Orange – These are the second most popular variety.
They are yellow with red centers and their color is bright yellow with pink centers. Aroma is milder than that of red varieties, so they may be used in areas where other colors would be too overpowering such as bathrooms or kitchens.
3) Green Orange – These are the third most popular variety.
They are green with orange centers and their color is light green with purple centers. They have a stronger aroma than any other type of orange flower and may be used in areas where other colors would be too overpowering such as bedrooms or bathrooms.
4) Blue Orange – These are the fourth most popular variety.
They are blue with orange centers and their color is dark blue with violet centers. These types of orange flowers are the most unusual and because they have a pleasant smell they can be used anywhere in the home.
The best thing you can do is to chose the right kind of orange flower for your particular situation. If you want to give a special touch to your home or office, orange flowers can do just that. They are recognized by their bright distinctive color and their pleasant smell.
The best part is you don’t have to be an expert to grow them. Just plant the seed, water it every day and sit back and relax. In no time at all your flower will begin to bloom and your home will be filled with a wonderful smell. If you want to learn more about orange flower plants, check out this page on orange flower care.
There are a few herbs that can help repel moths. One of the most common herbs used in moth repelling herbal sachets is catnip. The oils in this herb seem to have a strange effect on moths.
They hate it, and will not enter into areas where this herb lingers. It can be found in almost all grocery stores or grocery sections of department stores.
Some people swear by the old stand-by of putting a few bay leaves in your drawers or hanging them in your closet. The scent given off by the leaves is enough to ward off moths, or so they say.
Other herbs such as peppermint, lavender, and thyme are also supposed to repel moths. Rosemary is also useful mixed with other things for potpouri to keep moths from clothing and blankets.
There are also special herbal sachets that can be purchased from companies online or in garden centers. Many of these contain the herbs mentioned above to help keep moths away. The nice thing about these sachets is that they can be hung in your closet, and no one would even know that they are there!
No big bundles of herbs hanging from your closet!
One way of keeping moths away is to place dry beans, or dent corn in your clothing drawer. Moths don’t seem to like the feel of dried beans or corn. You can also buy packets of this from garden websites or catalogs.
One packet should be enough for one year if you change your clothes daily.
Here are some moth repellent recipes you might try.
Thyme and Lavender: These repellents, in any form, work well when hung in closets and drawers.
Bay Leaves: Place a few leaves between your clothes to keep moths away. You can also place these leaves in your closet or wherever you store your clothes.
Penny Royal or Rue: Place these leaves among your clothes to keep moths away.
Black Pepper: Take a few black peppercorns and grind them up. Sprinkle the dust in the areas of your clothing that are prone to moths, such as your dresser drawers or closet floor.
Wormwood: This plant can be burned as a repellent or hung in closets to keep moths away.
Garlic: Place cloves of garlic in a cotton sachet and place it in your closet to keep moths away. You can also slice the garlic and rub the slices on the inside of your clothing. The smell will stay with the fabric and help keep moths away.
You can also place dried cloves of garlic among your clothing.
Citrus Peels: Place the peels of lemons, oranges or any other citrus fruit among your clothing.
Lavender: Dab a bit of lavender oil on a cotton ball and place in your clothes drawers. You can also place dried lavender among your clothing.
Sachets made from Vanilla Beans, Rose, Lavender or Mint Seeds: Repel moths by placing these sachets among your clothing. You can make these sachets yourself or purchase them from places such as Watkins.
Easy and cheap way to get rid of moths: Take some Vodka or the kind of fruit juice that has a high alcohol content (i.e. peach) and place it in a spray bottle.
Lightly mist your clothes and again, it will act as a deterrent.
You can do this with cedar oil also. Just don’t use too much or you’ll have wet clothes.
METHOD: To get rid of moths that are in your clothing already:
Throw everything that you suspect has moths in the dryer on high for at least 20-30 minutes. This will kill the eggs and larvae that are in your clothing.
Then lay everything out on a sunlit windowsill to dry. That should take care of your current problem.
To prevent re-infestation:
I hang all of my clothes, but that isn’t always possible (underwear for example). So here are some tips on storing your clothes when you don’t have the time or convenience to hang them.
Buy some silica gels packets (you know, those little packets that come in new shoes sometimes) and place them in your drawers.
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