Debra in SD Union Tribune
In an article titled “Succulent Satisfaction,” Debra shares her perspective on the current popularity of succulents and their important role in drought-stricken California. The entire article can be found by clicking this link, and ran in the print edition of the UT on Sunday, September 20th.
Succulent Muertos Now Available!
“I love the culture of Latin America, especially Dia de los Muertos—a celebration of loved ones who have passed away and who, one day a year, return to be honored and fondly remembered. Depictions of los muertos show them delighted, and are a charming, highly collectible folk art. Now available in the Shop!” -Debra Lee Baldwin
Do you love succulents but don’t know where to start? This site, as well as my three books, are dedicated to helping you grow and enjoy a wide variety of “plants that drink responsibly” in landscapes, gardens, containers and design projects. Most succulents, being native to low-rainfall regions, survive dry spells by living off water stored in fleshy leaves and stems. Although cacti and agaves (which are from the Americas) have numerous devotees, smooth-leaved succulents (mainly from South Africa, the Canary Islands and Madagascar) are by far the most popular. In my own garden, I grow dozens of different kinds of succulents and other low-water ornamental plants. Some (especially cacti) even are no-water because they get by on rainfall alone.
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“The growing interest in succulents on the part of the gardening public can be attributed primarily to one person: Debra Lee Baldwin.”
– Australian nurseryman and author Attila Kaptitany, in his address to the biennial convention of the Cactus & Succulent Society of America.
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