In relation to this thread Violets in lawns here are a few pictures of my "tapestry" lawn last summer: Red Clover, soil builder, very much loved by bumblebees Pinks blooming, when they are done Thyme, buzzing with all kinds of insects, will take their place in this part of my lawn Hairy vetch and Dogbane, another insects paradise Not only insects like my tapestry lawn. Bunnies like it too. Contrary to the horror stories, the damage they do is not that bad. True, one year they tried to get into my edible garden but digging under the fence proved to be too much trouble for them. Viola tricolor in this pic, this time blue, but the flowers can have any possible colour and almost every combination of colours. With the exception of dormant oil spray applied to a few selected shrubs very early in spring, I don't use any -cides on my property. All those little creatures help to keep my mini ecosystem in balance.