Ground Cover Vines have many uses in the landscape or garden. Some are planted simply for their beauty. They are most useful in areas where soil erosion is a real problem. The roots from these plants will hold the soil in place quite well. They also look fantastic growing in a rock garden or natural area. There are a few of these that one can easily grow using a trellis for a breathtaking centerpiece to the garden. Creeping Phlox is a favorite for its blooms as well as being evergreen. English Ivy is another hardy favorite. These leaves on these plants are solid green, and it is also an evergreen that will grow on a trellis or even the side of buildings. These are strong flowers that are easy to grow and maintain.