The first owner of our house had beds of violets across the back of the entire house, very pretty in spring. I've been fighting them for 25 years, and I'm not winning, they are everywhere. I didn't know about the 2nd flower, that explains the tiny baby ones every spring. Thanks for the information.
Are you (I'm sure you are) including those adorable Johnny-jump-ups as violets? I hadn't read this article yet, but they looked SO adorable nestled in the lawn. . . I thought I hope she's not going to tell me to pull these out too! Well? I don't mind the cute flowers, but the fleshy man-eating roots (that is what you said, right?) might be a little much for us. Please advise. . . I don't know where they came from; they probably hitched a ride in a pack of pansies some spring. They're here now.
Welcome to my world neighbor. They are indeed never ending. You dig & dig & dig and they are always there. When I learned about the spitting seeds hopelessness dawned on me, they are here forever.
Cassie - across the river at Fairview Heights, IL