Debra’s Autumn 2017 Events

Let’s meet in person! I’m launching my new book at celebrations you won’t want to miss!

Debra Lee Baldwin at Roger’s Gardens, Corona del Mar, CA


Come celebrate with me! I’ll bring, warm from the presses, the completely revised, 10th anniversary, second edition of the book that launched global interest in succulents and made horticultural history: Designing with Succulents. (Learn more about the new edition.)

Order now!  Release date: Aug. 23, 2017

Fri.-Sat., Sept. 29-30
Succulent Extravaganza
Book launch and two presentations
Succulent Gardens nursery, Castroville, CA. Free.

At 10:45 each day, to celebrate my new book, I’ll present “Designing with Colorful, Textural Succulents.” Part One is Friday; Part Two, Saturday (different presentations).

Also enjoy stellar succulent experts such as Brian Kemble of the Ruth Bancroft Garden; Robin Stockwell, founder of Succulent Gardens Nursery; and the nursery’s general manager, Aaron Ryan. (Note: Watch propagation techniques from Aaron’s standing-room-only 2016 presentation on my YouTube channel.)


Mon., Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m.
San Diego Horticultural Society
Southern CA book launch, Succulent Plant and Pottery Faire and presentation:
“Designing with Succulents in the New San Diego Garden”

You’ll discover practical and appealing uses for succulents, and how to use these low-water lovelies to enhance gardens large and small. I’ll explain what works and what doesn’t, plus low-water companions and design elements that you can use to create a distinctive, regionally appropriate, naturewise, eye-catching, easy-care landscape. Come early—there will be outstanding potters and succulent plant vendors, and I’ll be there to sign books before my presentation!


Sat., Oct. 14, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Book signing at Patrick Anderson’s famed succulent garden in Fallbrook, CA, during Pacific Hort Society’s Open Garden event. 

The event is $30 for PHS members, $45 non-members. Open Garden events serve as both a fundraiser and awareness raiser for Pacific Horticulture Society.


Debra at Roger's

Let me enlighten and entertain you!

When presenting in person or making videos, I describe the care and cultivation of gorgeous, easy-care succulents; show new introductions and great ideas; and explain how to select, grow and maintain succulents for landscapes, gardens and containers.

Interested in having me speak to your group? Go to For Event Organizers.

Of course, I can always instruct you in your home for free. My YouTube Channel offers more than 100 videos on succulent-related topics. Views number over 2,500,000. Subscribe so you’re notified whenever a new one is released!

For in-depth at-home instruction, sign up for my 7-session online class, “Stunning Succulent Arrangements.” As a website visitor, you qualify for 50% off the regular $40 price—a true bargain at $20!


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