New video! Several dozen succulents fill a 4″-deep bird bath basin, and the height of the arrangement is as wide as the basin—18″. The secret is to stack root balls to create a semi-spherical mound.
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.
Welcome! This site, as well as my three books on succulents, 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.