Debra Lee Baldwin

Curating Garden Videos For Fun But No Profit

– Posted in: Garden Design

I learned to garden as an adult by poring over gardening magazines and watching shows on HGTV, like "Gardening by the Yard." Remember that one? Sadly, none of the instructional and inspirational shows that taught me to garden are still on the air, since HGTV replaced them with shows about outdoor decorating. Furniture, fabric and [...]

Win $500 for Your Creative Handcrafted Container!

– Posted in: Contests and Giveaways

To celebrate their new book, "Potted: Make Your Own Stylish Garden Containers”, Potted---a Los Angeles garden boutique---is having a DIY Planter Contest, and I'm one of the judges! Ends June 21, 2017. Winner announced June 26. WINNER GETS A $500 gift certificate to Potted---yes, they sell mail-order---and also will receive a copy of their new book, as will the top four runners-up! IMPORTANT: This [...]

Thank You for Helping Me Grow!

– Posted in: Succulents

You've visited my website, read my books and articles, follow me on social media, subscribe to my newsletter, attend my presentations...and recently helped my YouTube channel pass 2,600,000 views...Thank You! If you'd like to give the artwork or photo above to a special teacher, mentor, relative or friend, you're welcome to download it from my site. Simply print it out, include the person's name, [...]

Make Mom a Succulent Bouquet!

– Posted in: Succulents

When I need a quick hostess gift, thank-you present, or an arrangement for a special friend, I create a bouquet of succulent rosettes. I select a glass container (jar, thrift-store vase, or clear bottle), which determines the size of the arrangement. Then I head into the garden with clippers. I cut a dozen or so succulent rosettes, [...]