About Debra Lee Baldwin
Widely known as the “Queen of Succulents,” Debra Lee Baldwin is an award-winning garden photojournalist who launched worldwide interest in succulents in 2007 with her first book, Designing with Succulents. Her crowning achievement to date is the book’s completely revised and updated second edition, released in 2017.
Debra’s mission is to increase awareness and appreciation of “plants that drink responsibly” through her books, articles, photos, videos, social media and more. Throughout her 25-year career as a garden communicator, she discovers and shares cutting-edge design ideas and interviews renowned experts. To an ever-increasing fan base, she presents information with the goal of “entertaining and enlightening in equal measure.”
Debra and husband Jeff live in the foothills north of San Diego. She grew up in Southern California on an avocado ranch, speaks conversational Spanish, and at age 18 graduated magna cum laude from USIU with a degree in English Literature. Her hobbies include thrifting, birding and watercolor painting.
Visit Debra’s YouTube channel (now at more than 3,500,000 views) for videos on every aspect of growing and designing with succulents.
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