In the beginning of the story Llizabeth and her friends were so childish and they had nothing better to do then to annoy Miss. Lottie. The kids wanted to destroy and get rid of her flowers all because they were so beautiful.
Once Lizabeth and her brother got home they saw their parents fighting so Lizabeth was so fed up with all of what was going on she went to Miss. Lotties garden.
She took all of her anger out on Miss. Lotties Marigolds by ripping them out and destroying them. Then Lizabeth realizes how childish it was of her to do that and she realized she made a mistake. This is when she realized she feels more like a women.