|Lady, squishing a cranesbill geranium|
|Dollar Store planting basket, fastened down with landscaping staples|
Here is the kind of staple I use (but any kind will work):
|Landscape staples example|
I have about 8 or 9 such planter baskets, in addition to several other similarly shaped plant savers that I got from Goodwill - e.g. fruit baskets, cookie drying racks, etc. that I've installed in a similar matter, to protect the roots and base of a plant, while allowing the tortoises to graze off the leaves that stick out.
|Some tall phlox, starting to grow this Spring|
One word of caution: when choosing items to use for protecting your plants, be mindful of preventing tortoise feet from getting caught. This is one reason I don't use e.g. chicken wire structures.