Success With Succulents

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

Cold weather's coming!  How to overwinter your succulents. 

succulents in the ground



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

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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Ants on a gasteria

Sep 26 2020

Your Autumn Succulent Checklist

You're aware of autumn in sun and shadows, shorter days and drier air, and so is your garden. Smart plant parents are attuned to wind, rain and frost. And they're vigilant. Succulents recovering from summer heat and sun are especially vulnerable to pests. These ...
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Dragon fruit edible succulent

Sep 21 2020

Ten Edible Succulents and How to Prepare Them

These ten edible succulents can go from garden to kitchen. Most are fairly easy to obtain, cultivate and prepare. The mucilaginous (goopy) texture of certain edible succulents makes them---to spin it positively---great in soups and stews. Vitamin C is one ...
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Dormant aeonium

Sep 11 2020

Post-Summer Succulent Concerns

Following a brutal, early-September heat wave, I tackled common, post-summer succulent concerns. See them in my new video: Post-Summer Care for Succulents (6:49). Video: Post-Summer Care for Succulents It's a candid, warts-and-all, behind-the-scenes, damage-control assessment. You may notice that my ...
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