a path light that gets buried in a shrub was probably put too close to shrub in the first place. I agree with flowers being lit by paths. I may get hammered by this, but I am not so sure about lighting small shrubs or low growing plants, even though it may add depth when viewing the lights from the yard or street. I tend to gravitate to light a plant that is intersting to look at during the day, or maybe a plant or object that will create a neat effect when lit at night such as shadow, water, or gazing ball. just my opinion.