Q. Re – question 2710 above. How about if the siddur fell on some delicate flowers, can one also pick it up? If not, what should one do with it?
A. Mishna Berura (336: 14) mentions that the permission of the Remah mentioned on the prior question does not apply to plants with delicate or very brittle stems, that are likely to break or snap when handled. (See 39 Melochos 3: p. 300). It would seem proper just to carefully cover it with a plastic bag until Shabbos end.
Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is similar.
Rabbi A, Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a