Debra Lee Baldwin

Debra Lee Baldwin, Author, Designing with Succulents and Succulents Simplified  and Succulent Container Gardens

Award-winning garden photojournalist and author Debra Lee Baldwin launched global interest in succulents in 2007 with her first book, Designing with Succulents (now in its completely revised 2nd edition). She also wrote two other Timber Press bestsellers, Succulents Simplified and Succulent Container Gardens. Debra, who lives near San Diego, spent a decade contributing to Sunset magazine and applies the “Sunset aesthetic” to everything she does: books, photos, presentations, newsletters, articles, social media and more. Her YouTube videos alone have over 6,000,000 views. Debra’s own half-acre garden has been in Better Homes and Gardens and other publications. In 2017, the San Diego Horticultural Society presented her with a lifetime achievement award. She has presented to garden clubs and horticultural venues from coast to coast, including Epcot Center and flower-and-garden shows in Seattle, San Francisco and Philadelphia.