Debra Lee Baldwin

Success with Succulents

Whether your garden occupies an acre or a patio, succulents can serve as easy-care, low water problem-solvers. As Debra introduces these textural, intriguing plants–which come in every size and color–you’ll find inspiration and ideas to express your creativity and beautifully enhance your outdoor living spaces.

Award-winning garden photojournalist Debra Lee Baldwin authored Designing with Succulents, Succulent Container Gardens and Succulents Simplified, idea-rich bestsellers that have significantly impacted garden design in Southern California and beyond. Debra’s books are the first to show how to use these easy-care “plants that drink responsibly” as a living palette, rich in color, variety and texture.

Debra developed her appealing-yet-practical aesthetic during years of scouting and writing for and Sunset magazine and other publications. An in-demand speaker, she continually updates her presentations based on new and intriguing designs by top landscapers and creative homeowners.

Debra has presented at the Huntington, Denver, Berkeley and San Diego botanical gardens; garden clubs and horticultural societies nationwide; and major flower shows in Philadelphia, Seattle and San Francisco. Her own garden in Escondido, CA has been in Better Homes & Gardens, Sunset and San Diego Home/Garden, among other publications.