Debra Lee Baldwin

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,[...]

My New “Sensational Succulents” Coloring Book

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

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[...]