They drape over walls and into pathways softening hard surfaces and rectangular beds and borders while drawing the eye of the viewer downward to where they often live.
Their small leaves and bright stems mingle with other perennials like broad-leaved hostas, providing change in texture and form.
They cover the unsightly bare legs of heat stressed shrubs like roses and nandinas.
With their tiny blossoms, they charm as they wind through taller perennials.
They provide a backdrop of infinitesimal beauty.
How often though do you think about them? Consider the lilies you may, but what about the “little ones?” They are working hard to garner your attention.