Kids love rock candy sticks. Place them by the door and they won't be able to resist taking one for the road as they leave the party. To add a little embellishment, cut strips from our printable black-and-white striped paper, attach with double-sided tape and cut into a flag shape. Display on a white platter so the colors pop.
Consider lava rock as a mulch in xeriscape gardens or around shrubs, succulents or other plantings that won’t change much over time. This type of rock is lightweight compared to traditional stone mulch, which makes it easier to haul and handle without professional help. Individual rock edges tend to be sharp. Stone mulch doesn’t ever break down or disappear—it’s a permanent addition to the landscape. Place it on a layer of landscape fabric to prevent rocks from sinking into soil.
You can take some of the strain off your back when gardening using tools such as this ergonomically designed rocker seat. The Garden Rocker Vertex Seat, sold by The Home Depot, has a curved back and contoured seat, and the height can be adjusted.
Candy is always a welcome addition to a dessert table. Rock candy is available in almost every color and adds a fun element to the table. Display it on a plate or upright in a bowl or vase for an unexpected centerpiece.