Where did you get your love for violets?
My love for violets came from my dad. We had common blue violets in our yard growing up. My dad was meticulous about his yard but let the violets stay and even waited to mow that area until after they had bloomed. This from a man who walked our entire yard with a spray bottle to kill weeds.
I must have thought they were really special for my dad to leave them there. Plus, they are one of the first things to bloom in the spring, and after a Chicago winter (where I grew up), you welcomed spring with open arms.