I am a BIG fan of container gardens. No weed pulling, just the sweet, sweet reward of super colorful and fragrant flowers. My favorites for a lazy gardener are Geraniums, petunias and lavender. Mostly because they grow almost without any effort here in the desert and they can help you live out that fantasy that you really live in the south of France in a restored 350 year old farmhouse. Add a few rustic touches like jelly jars filled with freshly cut sage and a single peony and you are there.