I did this for a NY Times Op-Ed about social upheaval between different kinds of people in Holland, the land of Tulips!
I don't garden much, not very good at it. I usually just let plants do their own thing. In the Fall, when flowers dry up, I throw them in a bag and put them at the curb to get picked up by the garbage collector. Since most are perennials they come back the next year, all shiny, happy and new. It's cool.