One of North America’s emerging leader of garden products and ideas – PT’s Garden – is proud to announce the launch of its patent-pending plant guard to help gardeners protect their plants. The plant protection device, called the Plant Patron™ protects new and existing plants from wildlife like rabbits, deer, and raccoons. The Plant Patron™ is good for the environment, humane to animals, and is attractive enough to serve as garden art.

The Plant Patron™ is made of heavy gauge steel and is available in six vibrant, nature-related colors. The Plant Patron™ is the new, cutting edge version of plant protection—in a word, a new ‘mousetrap’ for the garden.

“There has not been a new design in plant protection devices in more than 40 years,” said PT’s Garden founder and master gardener, Dr. Patricia Tice. “I wanted to garden. I didn’t want to fight pesky critters, but I didn’t want to harm the animals either. As a solution to the inescapable wild critter damage I was personally encountering, I invented this plant protection device.”

The Plant Patron™ is intended to be used mainly in flower gardens but can be used effectively with plants that grow in a bushy way, such as peppers, strawberries, and other plants. The Plant Patron™ protects your plant from the beginning, saving time, energy, money, frustration.

An additional benefit of Plant Patron™ is its rugged, high-quality construction. Not only does it protect the plants from critters, it also remained in place during record high winds. “When high winds of Deracho hit Iowa last August, our patio furniture went airborne and was destroyed. The seven test Plant Patrons™, with their extended 8-inch leg extensions secured into the soil stayed put. The Plant Patron™ is Deracho-proof,” said Dr. Tice.

The Plant Patron™ was conceived, designed, and developed through the Bruce Rastetter Agriculture Entrepreneurship Initiative through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

“We’re incredibly excited to introduce these new products into the market,” said Dr. Tice. “We’ve spent a great deal of time surveying the needs of the gardener and adjusting the overall design. The market and early users of the Plant Patron™ share in our excitement when they see the product’s results first-hand.”