It's time to add mulch to the shade bed. But the greens here are a third planting, still pretty small stuff. Risa doesn't like to work hard, or bend over much, so she covers the little plants with inverted pots, handling the pots with a pair of tongs.
Now she can throw straw without worrying too much where it lands, or having to bend over and mess with misses. Toto supervises.
Oops, feet in the bed. Ignore, please. Once the mulch is down Risa lifts the pots away with the tongs ...
... then sweeps up after herself. Done!