And then there's the way I've adopted: see pretty flowers at Home Depot, buy, stick in ground, get wet. Repeat.
What's the worst that could possibly happen? They die. Well, chances are, they were going to die anyway. Now I've just invested a whole lot less effort into the process.
I don't think I'd use this approach for running a business, or writing code - but I think it'll work fine for gardening.