Plant a Birdbath with Succulents

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.

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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, 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.


My goal is to enhance others’ enjoyment and awareness of waterwise plants and gardening by showcasing the beauty and design potential of succulents via books, articles, photos, videos, social media, and more.
Debra Lee Baldwin- Garden Photojournalist and Author