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Success With Succulents

Photos and expert information for lovers of succulent plants

As the proud author of three bestselling books about succulents, I provide timely, information-packed tips on showcasing succulent plants in gardens, pots and projects. Use the SEARCH bar or simply browse! ~ Debra Lee Baldwin 

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HOW-TO'S, TIPS & IDEAS

SUCCULENT DESIGN

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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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

SUCCULENT CARE

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. 

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LOCAL & NATIONAL

SUCCULENT RESOURCES

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.

Free Succulent Resource

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

Topiary Christmas tree

My Top Three Succulent Holiday Projects

It's time to deck the halls with your favorite chubby plants. These are my top three succulent holiday projects. If you make them, do take photos of the results for your season's greetings. And if you post them on social ...
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Silver succulent pillow

Shop Online at Succulent Chic

When you shop at Succulent Chic, my online Zazzle store, you'll find hundreds of gift and decorative items based on my very best succulent photos and paintings. In addition to my 2020 calendar, my Succulent Chic shop offers succulent throw ...
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Concrete windowsill pots

The Succulent Lovers’ Wish List

Recently updated! I couldn't resist adding six more "finds." ;+) ~ DLB I ran across these while shopping online for succulent-specific tools and special gifts for friends. They're worthy of any succulent lover's wish list, including my own! Let me know what ...
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Purple cactus in snow

Winter Care for Frost-Tender Succulents

Based on where you live, here's how to get cold-sensitive South African succulents---like crassulas, euphorbias, senecios and aloes---through a North American winter. Coastal CA from the Bay Area south Your climate is more similar to South Africa's than anywhere in the ...
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Wheelchair accessible succulent garden

Wheelchair Accessible Succulent Garden

When I saw the photos that "Celebrating the Joy of Succulents" newsletter subscriber Pat Armanino emailed me of her garden, I knew I wanted to share them. Pat's use of galvanized water troughs as succulent containers is clever and eye-catching. ...
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Fancy ruffled echeveria

How to Behead and Replant Echeverias

Fancy ruffled echeverias---those large, flowerlike succulents---eventually need to be beheaded and the rosettes replanted. This is a bother, but it comes with a benefit: New clones will form on old, headless stalks. But not always. Here's how to ensure success ...
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