New 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. New blog post! And, in “Patrick Anderson’s Garden: Where It All Started” you’ll see the award-winning article that resulted from that initial visit and subsequently re-routed my career.
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, 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.
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