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Because mint can be invasive, it’s ideally suited for pot planting. Mint is very versatile in that it can flavor fruit and dessert dishes as well as savory dishes, like lamb chops. Mint(Mentha)USDA zones: 5 to 9Water requirement: Medium to moist, well-drained soilLight requirement: Full sun to partial shadeMature size: 1 foot to 2 feet tall and wideTell us: What herbs do you keep indoors in fall and winter?
Harvest: Snip off the ends to use in everything from drinks and dressings to main courses and desserts. The flavor is best right before the plant flowers.To preserve, pick leaves that are completely dry and hang them to dry. You can also freeze mint.More guides to growing your own herbs
Wasps. As the summer winds on, wasps can become a major issue in the garden. These aggressive carnivores have ruined many an outdoor dinner. Unfortunately, vibrant-colored blooms can attract them, so put plants that bloom in the summer away from sitting and dining areas. You can also deter wasps by putting out a bowl of crushed cloves on the dining table — the smell is offensive to wasps, and they will find somewhere else to spend their time.Ants. Depending on where you live, there are many types of ants that can make a home in your garden. Some ants are harder to get rid of than others. Thankfully, the ants in Vancouver, where I live, are relatively easy to control. As a rule of thumb for all ants, focus on where they live and what they feed on to dissuade them from your garden. Ants don’t like the smell of cinnamon or mint, so if you are able to find the mound where the ants are coming from, sprinkle some cinnamon or move a potted mint plant to the area (mint should always be contained, as it is an aggressively invasive plant) to make the area less hospitable to these little pests. But ants are tenacious critters, and they may just move their home elsewhere in your garden. That's why it’s also important to focus on their food source. One of the ways that ants gain sustenance is by “farming” the honeydew secreted from aphids. They will even go so far as to move the aphids onto prime real estate on fruit trees and develop elaborate systems for aphid farms to produce honeydew. And this leads us to our last pest:Aphids. Aphids can be tricky to eradicate, and the solution usually comes down to a combination of tactics. I’ve found blasting them off plant leaves with the hose to be the most effective once they’ve infested a plant (versus soap-based sprays, which can often damage leaves), but there are also beneficial insects that can be introduced to your garden to deal with an aphid problem.

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parkyblonde25 added this to Yard landscaping
3 hours ago
mosquito repellent.
weboli added this to Garden
September 9, 2014
For mosquitos
vickichuchu added this to Landscape 5/29
August 7, 2014
catnip, marigolds & other plants can add to repel mosquitoes
margielynnj added this to margielynnj's Ideas
July 25, 2014
mint-Harvest: Snip off the ends to use in everything from drinks and dressings to main courses and desserts. The flavor is best right before the plant flowers.
Locrete Holdings Ltd. added this to herbs/Basil of some kind
June 13, 2014
mint
queenliz49 added this to queenliz49's ideas
May 8, 2014
horsemint which repels mosquitoes
beceastgate added this to Garden room themes
April 12, 2014
Potted mint
almostjane added this to GARDEN-PLANTINGS
March 14, 2014
Wasps detest the scent of cloves - set a bowl of crushed cloves on dining table or in sitting area of terrace.
kfwshoward added this to landscape
March 14, 2014
guard off wasps!!
belindaray added this to garden
February 27, 2014
Wasps. As the summer winds on, wasps can become a major issue in the garden. These aggressive carnivores have ruined many an outdoor dinner. Unfortunately, vibrant-colored blooms can attract them, so put plants that bloom in the summer away from sitting and dining areas. You can also deter wasps by putting out a bowl of crushed cloves on the dining table — the smell is offensive to wasps, and they will find somewhere else to spend their time. Ants. Depending on where you live, there are many types of ants that can make a home in your garden. Some ants are harder to get rid of than others. Thankfully, the ants in Vancouver, where I live, are relatively easy to control. As a rule of thumb for all ants, focus on where they live and what they feed on to dissuade them from your garden. Ants don’t like the smell of cinnamon or mint, so if you are able to find the mound where the ants are coming from, sprinkle some cinnamon or move a potted mint plant to the area (mint should always be contained, as it is an aggressively invasive plant) to make the area less hospitable to these little pests. But ants are tenacious critters, and they may just move their home elsewhere in your garden. That's why it’s also important to focus on their food source. One of the ways that ants gain sustenance is by “farming” the honeydew secreted from aphids. They will even go so far as to move the aphids onto prime real estate on fruit trees and develop elaborate systems for aphid farms to produce honeydew. And this leads us to our last pest: Aphids. Aphids can be tricky to eradicate, and the solution usually comes down to a combination of tactics. I’ve found blasting them off plant leaves with the hose to be the most effective once they’ve infested a plant (versus soap-based sprays, which can often damage leaves), but there are also beneficial insects that can be introduced to your garden to deal with an aphid problem.
cathrynsilva added this to cathrynsilva's ideas
February 3, 2014
helpful
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February 2, 2014
Catnip
marshy01 added this to Landscape Ideas
January 15, 2014
cloves to repel wasps, mint to deter ants
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January 5, 2014
Deters wasps!
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December 13, 2013
deter wasps by putting out a bowl of crushed cloves on the dining table
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December 12, 2013
Avoid wasps - crushed cloves on the dining table
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December 1, 2013
wasp detour
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November 24, 2013
Safe ways to get rid of bugs - catnip to fight off mosquitos. BUT crushed egg shells to eliminate slugs!
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November 24, 2013
deter wasps by putting out a bowl of crushed cloves on the dining table
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November 19, 2013
Get rid of Mosquitos
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November 10, 2013
Mosquito repellent
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October 28, 2013
rid mosquitos
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September 22, 2013
Finally, there are several plants you can add to your garden to help repel mosquitoes. Catnip is a natural mosquito repellent that grows in most areas as an easy-growing perennial. Marigolds also have a distinctive smell that is unbearable to mosquitoes. Try planting these annuals in pots around your patio and next to windows, and the smell will prevent mosquitoes from hanging around.
Ike Omezi added this to ike_omezi's ideas
September 22, 2013
Mosquitoes repellants
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September 22, 2013
info on natural bug repellents
Eric Unglaub added this to plants
September 21, 2013
get rid of bugs!
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September 16, 2013
To repell mosquitos in garden is a great idea
lmorataya added this to Family Center
September 15, 2013
plantas carnivoras para mosquitos, tambien sembrar clavo para como cubre suelo. Y la canela y la menta no permite hormigas. No poner pesticida a las hojas. Tortolitas son buenas para los jardines.
coeurvaillant added this to Plantes
September 10, 2013
Marigolds also have a distinctive smell that is unbearable to mosquitoes. Try planting these annuals in pots around your patio and next to windows, and the smell will prevent mosquitoes from hanging around.
Alex Niciura added this to alex_niciura's ideas
September 9, 2013
insectos repelentes
thollis2 added this to thollis2's Ideas
September 8, 2013
Catnip and marigolds repel Mosquitos . Put in garden pots
judihogg added this to Outdoor living
September 2, 2013
Control mosquitoes with moving water in water features or have fish. Potted marigolds and catnip also repel mosquitoes. Wasps are attracted by colorful blooms; but deterred by a bowl of crushed cloves.
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September 1, 2013
catnip and marigolds repel mosqueots
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August 27, 2013
Catnip and marigolds for mosquitoes
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August 25, 2013
mosquito repellant
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August 25, 2013
Plant catnip and marigolds in planters and place them around the patio and windows to deter mosquitos.
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August 25, 2013
ideas on discouraging bothersome bugs
Laura Neilson added this to My Good Ideas
August 25, 2013
wasps do not like smell of cloves. Ants avoid mint and cinnamon.
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August 22, 2013
plants
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August 21, 2013
Note detail about insects in garden
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August 21, 2013
Finally, there are several plants you can add to your garden to help REPEL MOSQUITOES. Catnip is a natural mosquito repellent that grows in most areas as an easy-growing perennial. Marigolds also have a distinctive smell that is unbearable to mosquitoes. Try planting these annuals in pots around your patio and next to windows, and the smell will prevent mosquitoes from hanging around.
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August 18, 2013
Mint
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August 18, 2013
mosquito prevention plants
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August 18, 2013
natural repellent
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August 17, 2013
marigold to ward off mosquitos
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August 16, 2013
since we have plenty of wasps I'll need to remember this
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August 14, 2013
Mint
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August 14, 2013
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hollyfm added this to hollyfm's Ideas
August 13, 2013
Mint ideas for growing.
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August 13, 2013
Mint
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August 13, 2013
Mint.
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August 11, 2013
Spearmint!
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August 11, 2013
Idea to freeze mint
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August 11, 2013
to help alleviate mosquitos
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August 10, 2013
Mmmünt
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August 7, 2013
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August 7, 2013
remember evasive!!!! perfect for a large yard that needs to use up SPACE. perfect around the patio for the fragrance.
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August 7, 2013
Garden
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August 7, 2013
First a word of warning: “Invasive” is the polite way to refer to mint’s growing habits. In ideal, or even not so ideal, conditions, mint will take over your garden, spreading by underground roots. Consider it in the top tier of garden thugs. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t grow mint. It smells wonderful when you brush against it or pick it. It can be picked throughout the growing season to use for cooking or flavoring a drink. It’s fairly tall for an herb, reaching up to about 2 feet, so it can hold its own as a landscaping element. It’s said to be a great pest deterrent. It's also ideal for beginning gardeners, as it's tough to kill. Just grow it in a pot (preferably raised off the ground) and be careful to remove any stray plants, including the root system, before they get out of hand. Spearmint used to be the most readily available variety, with peppermint a close second, but readily available mint flavors include even apple and chocolate. Because different mints won’t necessarily grow true from seed, start with nursery seedlings you can smell (and taste) to get the variety you want. Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade Water requirement: Regular Prime growing season: Spring through fall When to plant: Early spring; also fall in warm-winter climates Favorites: Apple, chocolate, Corsican, curly, lemon, peppermint, pineapple, spearmint Planting and care: Plant seedlings about 6 inches apart in containers. Mint can take a full-sun location, but in hot summer climates it will do better with afternoon shade. If you do want to grow mint in a garden bed, sink a crack-free container into the ground, leaving 1 to 3 inches above the soil line. Water the plant regularly and add a complete fertilizer as growth begins each year. Nip off the ends periodically and cut back by about one-third to one-half about halfway through the growing season to prevent plants from becoming woody. These perennials will die back in winter in cold climates; you may want to cut them back to ground level in late fall. You might see some of the usual pest problems, such as aphids, spider mites and whiteflies, but these are easily handled by hosing them off or applying insecticidal soap. Rust may also be an occasional problem. Established plantings are usually trouble free. Divide after the first year and replant about every three years. Harvest: Snip off the ends to use in everything from drinks and dressings to main courses and desserts. The flavor is best right before the plant flowers. To preserve, pick leaves that are completely dry and hang them to dry. You can also freeze mint.
Kit McDonald added this to kit_mcdonald's ideas
August 6, 2013
bowl of crushed cloves repels wasps
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August 5, 2013
Mints
Sharon Hayden added this to sharon_hayden's ideas
August 5, 2013
garden
aliciameyer added this to garden
August 5, 2013
catmint deters mosquitos
Rochelle Webb added this to rochelle_webb's Ideas
August 4, 2013
No more bugs!!
christineleggett added this to Garden Ideas
August 2, 2013
REPEL MOSQUITOES: Catnip is a natural mosquito repellent that grows in most areas as an easy-growing perennial. Marigolds also have a distinctive smell that is unbearable to mosquitoes. Try planting these annuals in pots around your patio and next to windows, and the smell will prevent mosquitoes from hanging around.
di42na added this to Outdoor patios
July 29, 2013
Catnip and Marigolds repel mosquitoes
citymom19 added this to citymom19's ideas
July 29, 2013
marigolds or mint plants and clover plants
ghhenrydc added this to Garden ideas
July 28, 2013
Finally, there are several plants you can add to your garden to help repel mosquitoes. Catnip is a natural mosquito repellent that grows in most areas as an easy-growing perennial. Marigolds also have a distinctive smell that is unbearable to mosquitoes. Try planting these annuals in pots around your patio and next to windows, and the smell will prevent mosquitoes from hanging around.
cstarling added this to Warding off Bugs
July 28, 2013
Wasps. As the summer winds on, wasps can become a major issue in the garden. These aggressive carnivores have ruined many an outdoor dinner. Unfortunately, vibrant-colored blooms can attract them, so put plants that bloom in the summer away from sitting and dining areas. You can also deter wasps by putting out a bowl of crushed cloves on the dining table — the smell is offensive to wasps, and they will find somewhere else to spend their time. Ants. Depending on where you live, there are many types of ants that can make a home in your garden. Some ants are harder to get rid of than others. Thankfully, the ants in Vancouver, where I live, are relatively easy to control. As a rule of thumb for all ants, focus on where they live and what they feed on to dissuade them from your garden. Ants don’t like the smell of cinnamon or mint, so if you are able to find the mound where the ants are coming from, sprinkle some cinnamon or move a potted mint plant to the area (mint should always be contained, as it is an aggressively invasive plant) to make the area less hospitable to these little pests. But ants are tenacious critters, and they may just move their home elsewhere in your garden. That's why it’s also important to focus on their food source. One of the ways that ants gain sustenance is by “farming” the honeydew secreted from aphids. They will even go so far as to move the aphids onto prime real estate on fruit trees and develop elaborate systems for aphid farms to produce honeydew. And this leads us to our last pest: Aphids. Aphids can be tricky to eradicate, and the solution usually comes down to a combination of tactics. I’ve found blasting them off plant leaves with the hose to be the most effective once they’ve infested a plant (versus soap-based sprays, which can often damage leaves), but there are also beneficial insects that can be introduced to your garden to deal with an aphid problem.
mansionlover added this to mansionlover's ideas
July 27, 2013
Finally, there are several plants you can add to your garden to help repel mosquitoes. Catnip is a natural mosquito repellent that grows in most areas as an easy-growing perennial. Marigolds also have a distinctive smell that is unbearable to mosquitoes.
anjy2 added this to anjy2's Ideas
July 25, 2013
Herbs for Thanksgiving!
Tonya Day Stembridge added this to Outdoor Living Space
July 25, 2013
Finally, there are several plants you can add to your garden to help repel mosquitoes. Catnip is a natural mosquito repellent that grows in most areas as an easy-growing perennial. Marigolds also have a distinctive smell that is unbearable to mosquitoes. Try planting these annuals in pots around your patio and next to windows, and the smell will prevent mosquitoes from hanging around.
Ann Hall Design added this to Garden ideas
July 25, 2013
Catnip and marigolds deter mosquitos
kathygration added this to Cabin Ideas
July 25, 2013
WASPS.....put a bowl of crushed cloves on the dining table....the smell is offensive to them.
Melissa McMullen added this to patio/garden
July 24, 2013
get rid of mosquitos
khelbling added this to khelbling's ideas
July 24, 2013
Good to know
Liche Cavazos added this to liche's ideas
July 23, 2013
Mosquito repellent ideas....catnip is a good one
wendyphilpott added this to wendyphilpott's ideas
July 22, 2013
crushed cloves deter mosquitos
petrosova added this to Garden
July 22, 2013
There are several plants you can add to your garden to help repel mosquitoes. Catnip is a natural mosquito repellent that grows in most areas as an easy-growing perennial. Marigolds also have a distinctive smell that is unbearable to mosquitoes. Try planting these annuals in pots around your patio and next to windows, and the smell will prevent mosquitoes from hanging around.
lindarudd added this to self plant
July 22, 2013
catnip
tr3long added this to tr3long's ideas
July 22, 2013
crushed cloves in bowls are stinky to wasps
geogiagirl added this to geogiagirl's ideas
July 22, 2013
Catnip is a natural mosquito repellent that grows in most areas as an easy-growing perennial. Marigolds also have a distinctive smell that is unbearable to mosquitoes
sha40 added this to garden
July 22, 2013
ants
mmcarmichael added this to mmcarmichael's ideas
July 22, 2013
Catnip is a natural mosquito repellent that grows in most areas as an easy-growing perennial. Marigolds also have a distinctive smell that is unbearable to mosquitoes. Try planting these annuals in pots around your patio and next to windows, and the smell will prevent mosquitoes from hanging around.
Shankar Narayanan added this to Garden ideas
July 22, 2013
Narural ways to repel insects
doccanfixit added this to doccanfixit's ideas
July 22, 2013
catnip
benitovioleta added this to Casa Nicoya
July 21, 2013
Planta repelente para mosquitos: catnip y marigolds
quails14 added this to Garden
July 21, 2013
Marigolds and Catnip
mygipsyhart added this to mygipsyhart's Ideas
July 21, 2013
Ants
nancyp982 added this to garden ideas
July 21, 2013
crushed cloves repel wasps
gilloulee added this to gilloulee's ideas
July 21, 2013
ant prevent
4868 added this to Flower Gardens
July 21, 2013
To control ants in the garden, sprinkle cinnamon on the ant hill or plant mint in your garden.
krompack added this to krompack's ideas
July 21, 2013
grow mint in containers to deter ants- make sure to keep mint in containers as it will go wild
megconway added this to megconway's ideas
July 21, 2013
ants don't like cinnamon or mint-min is an aggressively invasive plant
clauswomann added this to Garden
July 21, 2013
ant deterrents
sunshinecb added this to sunshinecb's Ideas
July 21, 2013
Wasps
jekinney added this to Landscaping
July 21, 2013
Mint to get rid of ants.
shortstuff10s added this to shortstuff10s's Ideas
July 21, 2013
How to keep bad bugs out of your garden
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July 21, 2013
Outdoor tips
shrivinitha added this to shrivinitha's ideas
July 21, 2013
Ants. Depending on where you live, there are many types of ants that can make a home in your garden. Some ants are harder to get rid of than others. Thankfully, the ants in Vancouver, where I live, are relatively easy to control. As a rule of thumb for all ants, focus on where they live and what they feed on to dissuade them from your garden. Ants don’t like the smell of cinnamon or mint, so if you are able to find the mound where the ants are coming from, sprinkle some cinnamon or move a potted mint plant to the area (mint should always be contained, as it is an aggressively invasive plant) to make the area less hospitable to these little pests. But ants are tenacious critters, and they may just move their home elsewhere in your garden. That's why it’s also important to focus on their food source. One of the ways that ants gain sustenance is by “farming” the honeydew secreted from aphids. They will even go so far as to move the aphids onto prime real estate on fruit trees and develop elaborate systems for aphid farms to produce honeydew.
powerofeve added this to powerofeve's ideas
July 21, 2013
Plants to prevent Ants, also Cinnamon and Mint
Blooming Planter added this to Garden maintenance
July 21, 2013
Love the idea of using mint to rid the ant populations from gardens and back yards. Beautiful!
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June 10, 2013
Herb garden
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February 4, 2013
Because mint can be invasive, it’s ideally suited for pot planting. Mint is very versatile in that it can flavor fruit and dessert dishes as well as savory dishes, like lamb chops. Mint (Mentha) USDA zones: 5 to 9 Water requirement: Medium to moist, well-drained soil Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 1 foot to 2 feet tall and wide
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November 25, 2012
mint
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November 14, 2012
MINT,
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November 11, 2012
practical
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November 10, 2012
Mint
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November 8, 2012
Mint
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November 8, 2012
Mint - bright green pointed leaves and white flowers
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November 7, 2012
Mint: moist soil. full sun to partial shade.
Angela Dehart added this to Gardening
November 7, 2012
Mint lemonade!
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November 7, 2012
mint! spearmint variety
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November 7, 2012
Mint (Mentha) USDA zones: 5 to 9 Water requirement: Medium to moist, well-drained soil Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 1 foot to 2 feet tall and wide
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November 7, 2012
greenhost
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November 7, 2012
Albahaca
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