Debra Lee Baldwin

Succulent Wearables for May Day, Weddings and More

Succulent hair ornament

Designer Katie Christensen of Miss Katie’s Garden recently conducted a fun workshop at Weidner’s Gardens nursery in Encinitas, CA. Katie showed a simple technique for making lovely, long-lasting, succulent-adorned headbands and art-to-wear items. Such easy-to-make succulent-embellished adornments are perfect for weddings, May Day celebrations, Mother’s Day, garden events, and parent-child projects. “If you can glue moss to it,” Katie[...]

I Come Out in Garden Design’s Spring Issue

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No doubt you know that Garden Design is a fabulous “bookazine” for those who love luscious photos of gorgeous gardens and superb design. It’s a huge honor and a high point of my career to be profiled in the Spring 2016 issue as a “groundbreaker” (See “Succulent Chic,” pp. 32-35). Consequently, I took the opportunity to come out as a cactus lover. Well,[...]

Why I Love Horticultural Oils

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What a lovely surprise to see, in Sunset magazine’s “Best of the West” (April 2016), a friend’s product featured (it’s at top right). Juree Sondker of Portland, Oregon, founder of Horticulture Skin Care, is the acquiring editor at my books’ publisher, Timber Press. She and I got to talking about the many benefits of oils derived from plants, which[...]

The Water-Saving Garden, Book and Giveaway

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Congratulations to winner Leslie Reed Costello! Find out why author Pam Penick chose Leslie’s comment among so many excellent ones, and learn more about the book below. Many thanks to all who participated! ~ Debra.  In her new book, The Water-Saving Garden: How to Grow a Gorgeous Garden with a Lot Less Water, author Pam Penick calls[...]

I’m Obsessed with Orange

Debra Lee Baldwin celebrates orange in the garden

To celebrate the recent launch of my Debra Lee Baldwin Facebook author page, for the rest of the month I’m posting garden photos on Facebook that pop with brilliant, searing, over-the-top ORANGE. I’d love it if you’d drop by and “like” the new page, and if you’re so inclined, post a scorching orange shot yourself. Regardless, please enjoy my top 25! Looking for[...]