Now on my YouTube channel: Succulent Shopping with Jeanne Meadow and my Horticulturist of the Year acceptance speech

Patrick Anderson’s Succulent Garden

Succulent landscape video: In Patrick Anderson’s Succulent Garden” (6 min.) I revisit—and take you on a tour of—the garden where my love of succulents began. Read my blog post: In “Patrick Anderson’s Garden: Where It All Started” you’ll see the award-winning article that resulted from that initial visit and that subsequently re-routed my career.

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Yippee! It’s Almost Here!

I’m proud to announce the 10th anniversary, second edition of the book that launched global interest in succulents: Designing with Succulents. Illustrated with 400 gorgeous photos, this edition is basically a brand new book. It encapsulates the essentials of the original along with a decade’s worth of appealing and innovative ideas. This is THE book on how to select, care for, and combine hundreds of varieties of succulents and companion plants to create eye-catching, easy-care gardens large and small. Pre-order now. Ships August 27. 


Portrait of Debra Lee Baldwin by Saxon Holt

Welcome! This site, as well as my three books on succulents, YouTube videos, newsletters, and more are dedicated to helping you grow and enjoy a wide variety of “plants that drink responsibly” in landscapes, gardens, containers and design projects. Enjoy, and thanks for visiting! ~ Debra Lee Baldwin

“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.


“Just a fabulous newsletter (but all are fab!). I picked up MANY ideas for enhancing my garden…Thank you, Debra, for the time and expertise you put into this endeavor. I am always inspired by your newsletter and your lovely, informative books. 😊 ” ~ Newsletter subscriber Pat Boylan, Salinas, CA