Debra Lee Baldwin

Debra’s Cactus Cupcakes

You’ve seen cupcakes that look like cactus. Isn’t it time cactus looked like cupcakes? I came up with the idea when I was hosting a gathering of succulent-loving friends.  It led to my latest video, “Cactus Cupcakes,” in which I show how domino cacti (echinopsis) are easily transformed into party favors. Each fetching little cactus is nestled in a silicone cupcake[...]

On Instagram, Nobody Cares About Your Dog

I’m currently celebrating having attained 10,000 Instagram followers by giving away all four of my books! See details.  Instagram is pure eye-candy, one luscious photo right after another. Captions tend to be brief or nonexistent. If you have a favorite topic, such as “echeverias,” you can scroll through glorious echeveria photos simply by searching for #echeverias. Not only does[...]

Kids + Succulents = A New Generation of Gardeners

One of the most popular areas of the recent Los Angeles Drought Tolerant Plant Festival was the “Kid’s Day” section. I was very impressed by the educational exhibits, activities, and volunteers—all members of the Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society, a community-oriented organization now in its 80th year. I’ll soon release the video footage I[...]

Win a Succulent Coloring Book!

AAAAND…we have a winner! Barbara Valentine! I’ll be contacting her today to get her mailing address. Many thanks to all who entered. Something to consider: My publisher is wonderful about providing a book to someone who’ll put it in front of potential readers/buyers. If you’d like a copy to review on your blog or to include in,[...]