In relation to Marigolds, the article "Sowing Change" uses flowers to symbolize hope and courage.
Both Marigolds and Sowing Change are associated with African Heritage. In both of the stories, African-Americans are experiencing rough times and need some type of inspiration.
Just like the elderly woman in "Marigolds", the community in "Sowing Changes" honored their gardens and for them in signified hope.
While only Marigolds are in the garden in the story "Marigolds", there are shrubs, magnolia, and ornamental grasses in the garden in the article "Sowing Changes".
In the article "Sowing Change" the community helps to keep the garden a float, however in the story "Marigolds" the elderly woman was the only one maintaining the garden while neighborhood kids were trying to destroy it.
In the story "Marigolds" the children came together do bad things including attempting to destroy the garden while in "Sowing Changes" the children helped maintain the garden.