Success With Succulents

Discover succulents with Debra Lee Baldwin, bestselling author of
Designing with Succulents, Succulent Container Gardens and Succulents Simplified

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Discover how to plan and design lovely, carefree succulent gardens in containers and in the ground. Also under Design you'll find firewise landscaping info, DIY gifts and projects, and holiday decorating ideas - all beautifully showcasing succulents.

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Get expert advice on growing, caring for and propagating succulents. Find out how to water, fertilize, control pests and diseases, overwinter succulents, grow them indoors, and by season and region. Under Varieties, view hundreds of labeled photos of easy-care kinds. 

succulents in pots on a windowsill



Wondering where to find and purchase top-quality succulents? Which tools, books and supplies you need? It's all here under Resources, along with nurseries, public gardens and destinations in America's finest succulent city (San Diego) and beyond.

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Debra's 7 best succulents

In this free PDF exclusively for subscribers to my "Celebrating the Joy of Succulents" newsletter, you'll learn the 7 best easy-care succulents that thrive in pots and landscapes. Whether you're new to growing succulents or an experienced succulent "parent", you'll love these 7 beautiful plants!

Succulent Updates and Articles

Nov 24 2020

Brody’s Lovely, Low-Cost Succulent Garden

Celebrating the Joy of Succulents subscriber Brody Scotland says her home and its lovely, low-cost succulent garden are the result of "artists and weirdos"---herself and husband Ben---who love bright colors. Their vivid blue house "looks amazing as a backdrop," she ...
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Joyce Chen scissors

Nov 16 2020

Succulent Lovers’ Favorite Tools

Do you own the favorite tools of your fellow succulent lovers? Consider: We differ from other gardeners in that our prized plants can turn on us. Cacti, agaves, euphorbias and even aloes can act like dogs who resent having their ...
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How to Group and Display Potted Succulents

Oct 29 2020

How to Group Potted Succulents

In my new video, How to Group and Display Potted Succulents (9:48), I show you practical as well as aesthetic ways to display a container collection. Find the main points below. But first, why even grow succulents in pots? Part ...
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Succulents 2021 Watercolor Calendar

Oct 19 2020

Two 2021 Calendars: Cactus and Succulents

Now at Succulent Chic, My Online Shop I've created two 2021 calendars. Each offers a year's worth of wall art. Here you'll find a bit of backstory, plus all 24 images and plant IDs. Get 20% off through March 31 ...
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Debra taking video

Oct 13 2020

My Channel Passed 6,000,000+ Views! But…

My YouTube Channel has passed 6,000,000 views! If you've yet to visit it, I encourage you to do so. The content is free and dedicated to enhancing your appreciation and knowledge of succulents. I've released over 150 videos since How ...
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Pseudolithos migiurtinus

Oct 4 2020

Bizarre Succulents

A bizarre succulent is one that suggests something it's not in an eerie way: a cancerous growth, reptile, bug or body part. When you take a second look and ponder what on earth it is, you experience a deliciously unsettling ah-ha (or ...
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