I don't waste much time with flowers. Don't get me wrong, I love flowers. They're beautiful and they remind me of my Dad. But you can't eat them and I prefer to spend my energies toward more productive labors.
I do however, maintain 6 pots with a combination of perennials and bulbs in our front walkway. They require minimal (read: little to no) attention and mostly take care of themselves. I also have 2 rose beds with about 4 bushes total. Again, they pretty much take care of themselves as long as I cut them back hard in late January, which I did, and feed them a few times a year, also done.
As you can see from the photos, the potted flowers and bulbs have come alive. The roses have started to bud and should have flowers in about a month. I'll keep you posted.