You’re welcome to download, use and share any of these photos of succulents, providing the watermark is intact.
What’s distinctive about these photos: As a professional garden photojournalist and book author, I specialize in succulents for residential gardens, landscapes, containers and design projects (such as wreaths)—as opposed to rare and collectible succulents or those unsuited for such uses. Consequently, the photos of hundreds of succulents in my books, website, videos and social media tend to be fairly common varieties (or are becoming more so).
How to use them: The photos of succulents I provide on my website might be used to create a private Pinterest page of plants you hope to acquire for your garden; to use as your computer screen’s wallpaper; to make a custom greeting card for a friend; or perhaps to fill a reference file of succulents you grow yourself (to help you remember their names). These images were originally intended for professional landscape designers who wanted to show clients what the succulents they recommended looked like, via their iPads.
Why I’m giving them away: It’s a shame not to, when interest in the plants has never been greater. I suspect I possess one of the largest photo collections of garden succulents in existence, simply because I’ve photographed succulents in residential settings and specialty nurseries extensively since 2006. In case you’re wondering, although I’d never put my name on a photo I’m not proud of, most of these are seconds (outtakes). I reserve my truly superb portrait shots of succulents for print (books and magazines) and clients.
About that watermark: Nothing makes me cringe more than to see a photo I’m proud of appear with no credit. Photography, after all, is an art form. But because I don’t want to detract from your enjoyment and use of these photos, I’ve made sure the watermarks are unobtrusive. Erase or crop out a watermark without my permission, and the copyright gods will zap you to smithereens.
Check back: I’ll soon add more pages to my website with labeled photos of additional genera of succulents. I’ll also add more images to already existing pages as they become available.
I’ve identified and labeled each plant according to genus and species, and (occasionally) common name. However, I’m not a big fan of common names, which vary from region to region and grower to grower. If you think I’ve ID’d a succulent incorrectly, I definitely want to know. Please leave a comment or email me. Thanks…and have fun! — Debra Lee Baldwin
Aeoniums in bloom:
View more galleries of succulent photos on my website: