Seeds seem to find their way into a lot of the chapters in this novel. They are suually related to growing, taking root, and planting. Not only do some of the characters have plant names (Rose, for one) these characters tend to be the more nurturing of the characters involved. Rose, in particular, carries the theme and reinforces it in many places. A good example is in Act Two, scene one when Rose says: "I took all my feelings, my wants and needs, my dreams…and I buried them inside you. I planted a seed and watched and prayed over it. I planted myself inside you and waited to bloom. And it didn't take me no eighteen years to find out the soil was hard and rocky and it wasn't never gonna bloom. But I held on to you, Troy."