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.
I often organize and conduct workshops on designing with succulents, host tours of my own garden and give presentations to both public and private audiences. Click on the following photo to learn more and access registration information for upcoming events!
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