Debra Lee Baldwin

My New “Sensational Succulents” Coloring Book

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I’m proud and pleased to announce the release of my latest book: “Sensational Succulents, an adult coloring book of amazing shapes and magical patterns” published by Timber Press. The book’s line drawings, by illustrator Laura Serra, are based on my photos. The book doesn’t officially ship until June 1, but I’ll have advance copies available at the fourth[...]

Succulent Wearables for May Day, Weddings and More

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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


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[...]