Join Me in Celebrating the Joy of Succulents!

Debra Lee Baldwin

You’re invited to subscribe to my “Celebrating the Joy of Succulents” newsletter—a fast-growing community of several thousand subscribers.  I’m primarily interested in serving a select and savvy group who share my passion for “plants that drink responsibly.”  Recent “Celebrating the Joy of Succulents” topics include Succulent Windowsill Pots DIY, How Rain Benefits Succulents, How to Grow Succulents Indoors,[...]

Christmas Wishes and Adieu

All of us at GGW want to wish each of you a magnificent and fun holiday season I am also taking this moment to let you know we are closing up shop at GGW. We’ve had an incredible eleven year run as a group gardening blog. For the past two years though, with my interest[...]

The Green New Deal

Finally!  Hope ! Something we can actually do about climate change.  The Green New Deal is an actual plan.  Read on. (I hope our readers at Gardening Gone Wild and gardeners everywhere will recognize this is not a political issue and turn your heads and cringe.  This is positive news, gardeners understand the Earth is[...]

Can Landscaping Protect a Home from Wildfire?

  Can landscaping protect a home from wildfire? Camille Newton, M.D., of Bonsall, CA, says yes. Dr. Newton started her six-year-old succulent garden mostly from cuttings. “It’s my go-to place after work,” she says, noting that gardening is a stress-reliever. The land’s nutrient-poor, decomposed-granite soil serves as a coarse, fast-draining substrate that she top-dresses with[...]

Bill’s Best: A Top Designer’s Favorite Aloes

Looking for great succulents for your garden? Plant aloes in well-draining soil and “they’ll soon become your favorite succulents,” says Bill Schnetz, one of Southern CA’s most sought-after landscape designers. Bill uses aloes of all sizes in mild-climate residential gardens. For a natural look, he suggests mixing one or two kinds with tough, drought-tolerant ornamental grasses[...]