About Debra Lee Baldwin
Widely known as the “Queen of Succulents,” Debra Lee Baldwin is the award-winning garden photojournalist who launched global interest in succulents in 2007 with her book, Designing with Succulents. The completely revised and updated second edition came out in 2017. Debra’s two other bestsellers are Succulent Container Gardens (2010) and Succulents Simplified (2013). All are from Timber Press, the largest publisher of gardening books in the US.
Debra also spreads the word about “plants that drink responsibly” via newsletters, articles, photos, videos, social media, public speaking, radio and TV. Fans and followers rely on her for accurate, visually dynamic information that “entertains and enlightens in equal measure.” Although an expert in succulents in general, Debra’s main focus is on trends, design and aesthetics.
“My greatest pleasure is showing how to use succulents beautifully in a wide range of creative applications.” ~ Debra Lee Baldwin.
With Debra’s guidance, you’ll…
~Help your succulents thrive and look their very best.
~Select the right ones for your location, preferences and projects.
~Collect, care for and cultivate your favorites.
~Create indoor and outdoor gardens that are beautiful, relaxing and inviting.
~Discover innovative designers and learn from their tips and ideas.
~Take pride in your garden, landscape, containers and plants.
~Savor moments of discovery, delight and inspiration.
For fun and inspiring follow-ups to Debra’s books, subscribe to her “Celebrating the Joy of Succulents” newsletter. Topics include seasonal must-do’s, eye-catching projects, visits to great gardens, plant profiles, care and maintenance tips, interviews with experts, and much more. Subscribe now.
“I eagerly read every issue from top to bottom. So much good stuff!” — Landscape designer Laura Eubanks.
Debra lives and gardens in “the epicenter of all things succulent:” San Diego’s North County, home to more succulent specialty nurseries and wholesale growers than anywhere else in the world.
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Excerpts and links to articles and interviews in which Debra is featured or quoted as an expert on succulents and their design uses. Book reviews, radio podcasts, TV news, Wall St. Journal, Washington Post, KPBS, more.