Bonehead said:I'm a bit confused about violets becoming a pest. I initially planted V. odorata among my hostas on the northwest side of the house. They have gradually traveled all along the north side and around to the east side. Mostly they pop up under shrubs or larger perennials, often creating nice combos. They don't seem to crowd anyone out of their spot, and I rather like their little cheery blooms here and there. I do pull them when they start draping over the walkways, but it seems to be easy enough to do. Perhaps they are more of a thug in other locales? Or perhaps I'm just more lenient about letting plants colonize where they are happy. In any event, they are a welcome splash of color for me.