There are hundreds of lavender varieties. Finding the ones that are happy on your spot of earth could be a bit of trial and error. For anything or anyone to grow, timing is everything. For lavender, it is the right place and the right variety. Seek Lavender has 10 varieties that are happy right now. Once you find the right variety for you, little, ongoing attention is required - harvesting and pruning. That is about it. Harsh weather may take its toll and result in partial plant damage. But if mother nature is smiling upon your piece of heaven, your lavender will keep growing in spite of the damage. Kind of sounds like us. Lavender needs full sun. Slope is best - good drainage.