I very nearly just poked my eye out, quite literally, bending over to inspect my plants and not paying attention to the nice long 2.5 foot thin metal rod I have supporting one of my Sharry Baby spikes. It came within an inch of my eye, I didn't even see it. I've done this before, and keep forgetting to find a way to avoid the danger. So, what I just did was, I got an empty prescription medicine bottle, and an empty mini shampoo bottle from a hotel trip, made sure they were cleaned out, and put them, upside down, on top of the metal rod. Now I can see the top of the rod, and also the top is covered so there's no way to get poked. Yeah, it's a bit ugly, but considering what I'm almost just did to myself, it's worth it.