One tank is beneficial like 10 wells; one lake does good like 10 tanks; ten lakes are beneficial like one son, but one tree is equal to having 10 sons.
Ancient Hindus considered trees and plants as family members.
Goddess Lakshmi resides in houses having trees like Bilva, Amlaka, Amra and Kapitha in their compound.
As per scriptures, planting of seeds is done after purifying one’s body by taking bath, wearing clean clothes, offering prayers to ancestors and gods.
As per scriptures, purity of body and mind should be maintained while tending plants.