Contact Debra Lee Baldwin

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Want to use photos and text from this site?  Using my content in a commercial context (i.e. to help you make money) without permission or attribution is a copyright violation and therefore illegal plagiarism. You risk being blackballed, at the very least. However, I'm often happy to help, providing you (1) notify me; (2) credit "Debra Lee Baldwin," and (3) link to

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Have Qs re using, caring for, identifying or finding succulents? 

Chances are I've already answered them. Before emailing me...

  1. Enter what you're looking for in the Search bar above.
  2. Check my books.
  3. Browse this site. USE THE SEARCH BAR. 
  4. Watch my YouTube videos.
  5. I don't sell plants. See my list of San Diego succulent nurseries and destinations.
  6. See succulent-themed art and gifts at Succulent Chic, my online store. 
  7. View my 50+ Pinterest boards.
  8. Find professionals who can help you design, landscape and maintain your succulent garden.
  9. Save your valuable time (see below).

WAIT! Don't waste your time...or mine! Before emailing me, please know:

  • I DO NOT ACCEPT GUEST POSTS. Inquiries go straight to spam.
  • I do NOT sell space on my site or accept advertising. Yep, there's no paid content. Refreshing, isn't it?
  • Got a sick succulent? Start here. Also check my YouTube playlist or the "Pest and Damage Control" section of Designing with Succulents (pp. 137-143).
  • Need a succulent ID? If you don't see it in my plant galleries, assume I'm unfamiliar with it. Ask your local Cactus & Succulent Society chapter.
  • Want a particular plant? Please see my list of Southern CA sources or go to THE premier succulent mail-order nursery: Mountain Crest Gardens.
  • Want my attention NOW? Leave a question or comment here on my site, on a post related to your subject (use the Search bar). I generally reply within 24 hours.
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  • Need to send a photo? Super easy! Email it in a reply to my newsletter.
  • Want to share your garden? Great! Just keep in mind those I feature have in common good design and photos, innovation, personality, and great takeaway value.
  • How come no reply? Your query already is covered in my books, on my site (use the Search bar PLEASE) or on my YouTube channel. Or you made an assumption---like I sell plants---that even a brief skim of my site would show is incorrect.

    Many thanks for understanding! -- Debra