Plants are good in so many ways. Many are beautiful to look at, a display of colors, flowers, shapes, and twirling tendrils, or spikes and spines, if that’s what you are into. Some of them smell wonderful, filling the room with fragrances that are sweet and simple, others tempt our taste buds. Some can be good for cleaning the air, attractants for beneficial insects like bees and butterflies, or spirit-lifting hobbies over which to preen. Gardening is said to be a great thwarter of gloominess. Of course, lots of plants provide food, not just for our souls, but for our bellies.