I love flowers, especially when traveling. I take pictures of pretty ones and usually, share them on Facebook.
But I don't foray much further than that into gardening. Since where I live can run hot enough to burn down a plant or cold enough to freeze them, I try for ones that will live from year to year with minimal maintenance. This was especially true when my boys were little and every spare moment was spent raising them. I did get out my weeding utensil and work on the front yard while they played with their bikes and trikes. I swear to this day, there isn't a weed in that yard and I've not lived there for nearly twenty years.
Once, I read about a plant that was great for people like me--lantana. It would grow if a car ran over it. With an offering from a friend, I have a giant one by my kitchen door and three more in other areas of my beds. Daylillies are good too. I have crape myrtles that bloom in late July. Lots of lirope.
So when I see beautiful specimens elsewhere, I go ga-ga. Here's a few from this year. BTW, if you know their names, let me know.