5 easy to grow mosquito repelling plants. Horsemint is shade tollerant – might work in my backyard along with catnip (in containers). Citronella would only work as an annual in the north.

Grape Companions Grapes do very well when planted with hyssop, basil, beans, geraniums, oregano, clover, peas and blackberries. Clover increases the fertility of the soil for grapes. Pest-Repelling Plants Some plants make good companions to grapes just because of their pest-repelling qualities. Because grapes naturally draw pests, planting garlic, chives, rosemary, tansy and mint around the borders of the vineyard is a good idea.