Success With Succulents

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

UPCOMING EVENTS -- Save the date/s!

You'll love the beautiful, easy-care succulents I'll show for gardens, large or small. Plus we can meet in person!-- Debra

Fri., Mar. 6 at noon and Sat., Mar. 7 at 1:00: San Diego Spring Home/Garden Show ~Order tickets online with code DLB for free admission. 

Sat., Mar. 21 at 9 a.m.: San Diego Master Gardener's Spring Seminar

Sat.-Sun. April 24-25, Succulent Celebration at Waterwise Botanicals (book signing)

Mon. (lecture), Tues (demo), May 11-12: Charleston Horticultural Society, Charleston SC

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

Portulacaria afra in ground

How Succulents Combat Global Warming

Here's another reason to feel good about growing succulents: You're helping to combat global warming. Research indicates that succulents are highly efficient at scrubbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. It has to do with how they photosynthesize---the way they generate ...
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Jim Bishop’s Steep, One-Acre Garden

Jim Bishop's steep, one-acre terraced garden in San Diego is unlike any other, except perhaps Jardin Exotique d'Èze near Monaco, overlooking the Mediterranean. "But there, they have to dig basins into solid rock to plant anything," recalls Jim, who has visited it ...
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Pairing succulents with a teal pot

Pick the Perfect Succulent for Your Pot

If you have a special pot that needs pairing with the perfect succulent, take the pot with you to the nursery or have it on hand when shopping online. Plant-pot pairings are like picking throw pillows for your sofa. You ...
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Succulent flower garden

A Succulent Flower Garden by Linda Bresler

Recently I visited a succulent garden by designer Linda Bresler with many more flowers than most. The front and side yards of the home of Tom and Sharon James in Poway, CA, billow with succulent blooms. These overlap succulents with ...
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Succulent lantern with Portulacaria afra 'Variegata'

Plant a Succulent Lantern

Candle lanterns make lovely containers for succulents. You might plant the succulents in a small pot and tuck it into the lantern, or if the lantern can hold soil, plant directly into it. Most aren't watertight---a good thing, because when ...
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Art in Succulent Garden

Add Art to Your Succulent Garden

Why not make your succulent garden even more inviting with outdoor art? By using your garden as a gallery, you'll engage in a fun pursuit that expresses your special style. One key to getting the look right is to repeat, ...
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