We have violets and they grow out of control. I treat them like weeds and just keep ripping them out of the gardens because they will take over everything. I take multiple wheelbarrows full of them to the woods every year. A couple of years ago I got lazy and dumped a wheelbarrow full onto the burn pile. (Which Jake still gives me a hard time about.) But now every spring, the grass blooms.
And for some reason even though they drive me crazy in my flower gardens, I love them in the lawn.
Life is funny.