Small flowers have their own ways of attracting attention. Case in point, the Geranium ‘Johnson’s Blue’, (left) a hardy geranium I just planted. The blooms on this plant rise up above the foliage and remind me of a kid in school raising his hand, “call on me, call on me.” Or, consider the lovely bell-shaped flowers of ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Jacob’s ladder. This plant makes its delicate statement in the spring, then fades away. The flowers are a soft shade of lavender, but the foliage is what makes Stairway to Heaven stand out in the garden. What plants inspire you to take a close-up look?