For the first time in 25+ years, I have been successfully able to have plants on our balcony. As a result, my family and I have been spending a lot more time outside. Of course, having a yard would be a lot nicer than a 6′ x 12′ balcony, but we have to make due with what we have.
I’ve been putting a lot of effort into making our balcony look nice, so that it’s pleasant to sit out there and relax, when the weather is not trying to melt us (of course). Sadly, the weather has been so crazy lately that its either way too hot, or pouring buckets of water. In fact, on Saturday it rained so much that the wind knocked over most of my plants. One had to be thrown away, and other ones is “hanging on by a thread,” sad to say.
In addition to the flowers, I also added some solar lights, as well as colorful glow in the dark “rocks” from a company called Glow Rocks.
Glow Rocks are pretty “stones” charged by the sun that glow BRIGHT and offer a fun décor to patio tables, walkways, gardens and more. They are pictured above in a dimly lit living room (ignore the cat).
Glow Rocks are made with the highest quality photo luminescent pigment and they’re non-toxic.
Additional product features:
- Water safe
- Glow lasts up to 6 hours
- Available in blue, white, and multi-colored assortment; 450 pebbles per box
- Many uses: as a table centerpiece, spruce up a walkway, driveway, indoor house plants or outdoor garden, fish tanks, etc.
I was sent some Glow Rocks to try out for myself.
The containers are filled with Glow Rocks. You’ll have plenty of Glow Rocks to use no matter what you had in mind. You also don’t need a lot of them to reap the benefits. A few rocks going up and down your walkway, for example, is more than enough.
I received the colorful Glow Rocks. I’m glad I did. I love how colorful they are, even during the day.
Sadly, my Glow Rocks are mixed up in the soil now that my plants were knocked over in the wind and rain, so I am unable to provide you with a good photo. Take my word for it, at night when the solar lights kick in, so do the Glow Rocks. You can (or should I say could) see them clearly in the base on the plants, on top of the soil.
Here is a photo I took of the Glow Rocks in our bedroom closet (the darkest spot I can think of). They are actually brighter than what is seen in the photo.
Outside doesn’t get too dark where I live because the parking lot lights and building lights keep the area luminated. In the event of a blackout, I would want these Glow Rocks handy to help marks spots in our home so we don’t bump into things or trip over furniture. That happened once, last year to be exact. We lost power for three days and at night it was so dark you LITERALLY could not see your hand in front of your face. Glow Rocks would have been handy. I could have charged them outside during the day, and use them inside at night to mark where things are so no one would hurt themselves.
I have some of Glow Rocks sprinkled in our Goldfish’s tank, as well as our African Aquatic Frogs’ tank. They make the tanks look cool at night.
To use, simply sprinkle your Glow Rocks out in the sun. Don’t let them overlap otherwise the rocks underneath won’t get any sun, and therefore won’t be able to glow. The longer they have sunlight, the better and brighter they’ll glow in the dark. They can glow for upwards of six hours.
Each Glow Rock is about the size of a quarter. They are very smooth to the touch too.
Glow Rocks can be reused over and over again. If you no longer need them for your occasion, simply put them back in their container and tuck it away until you need them again.
If you would like to purchase Glow Rocks, they are available at Amazon.com: Graham Products USA.
What do you think of Glow Rocks? Do you think you’d like something like this for your garden, walkway or other place or occasion? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.
*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and influenced in any way.