Success With Succulents

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

heat and sun advisory! Don't let your succulents sunburn.  Here's What to do. 

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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.

succulent being watered



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

Succulent Teacup Arrangement

May 7 2020

Make Succulent Teacup Gardens

Succulent teacup gardens are lovely on windowsills, sunny shelves and outdoor tables, either individually or grouped. They're quick and easy to make and are ideal gifts for succulent lovers. When cuttings outgrow the cups, transplant them into larger pots or ...
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Debra Lee Baldwin garden

Apr 29 2020

See Debra’s Garden

Come see "Debra's Garden" at peak! Enjoy a personal tour via my new 15-min. video: See My Idea-Filled Succulent Spring Garden. The video came as a result of my half-acre garden looking gorgeous after April rains. I kept taking photos. Then videos. Then I recalled ...
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Sun and aloes

Apr 22 2020

Don’t Let a Heat Wave Ruin Your Succulents

Don't let a sudden heat wave ruin your succulents! Case in point: Much of April here in Southern CA was rainy with highs in the 50s. Now, coming into the last week of April, the forecast is for temps in the ...
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Square basket of succulents

Apr 8 2020

Make Succulent Doorstep Baskets

Succulent doorstep baskets are a great way to say "I'm thinking of you! Happy spring!" to neighbors, friends and nearby loved ones. These gift baskets delight all who see them. And by showing recipients they're cherished, you both feel connected, which ...
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Mar 31 2020

Contrast Colorful Succulents with Colorful Pots

An important, easy secret for effective plant-pot pairings is to contrast colorful succulents with contrasting, colorful pots. Like glazed pots, succulents come in all colors, including blue. There also are white, silver and pastel succulents, and a red so dark ...
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Finches at Debra's feeders

Mar 17 2020

What I’m Doing While Staying Home

Scroll down for updates. Like you, I'm staying home to stay healthy. From my office I can see the red-and-blue glow of the living room TV, with talking heads and banner headlines. There's a dreamlike quality to all this. So ...
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