In Lee Center IL. , the folks home no longer stands, but I bet there are thousands of violets beginning to emerge in the back fields behind the house. . One year for Mothers day, my brother Howard, dug up a wild violet plant in the woods and p...resented it to mom as his Mothers day gift to her....that was probably about 70 years ago...so you can imagine how they flourished! I now even have them coming up in my own yard each Spring from the flower transplants given to me by mom . Mom and I inadvertently must had dug up some of Howie's violets there....as I have been enjoying seeing them here now as well... I will think of both mom an Howie this spring as my own violets emerge.