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Debra Lee Baldwin

Best-selling photojournalist and author, Designing with Succulents and Succulent Container Gardens

Award-winning garden photojournalist, author and artist Debra Lee Baldwin launched global interest in succulents in 2007 with her first book, Designing with Succulents (Timber Press, 2007). She went on to author two more Timber Press bestsellers: Succulent Container Gardens (2010) and Succulents Simplified (2013). A long-time contributor to Sunset magazine, Debra applies what she calls the “Sunset aesthetic” to everything in her books, presentations, e-newsletters, articles, and social media pages. Her Facebook followers now number more than 50,000, and her YouTube views exceed 3 million. Debra and her own garden in southern CA have been featured in national publications, including Better Homes & Gardens. In 2017, she received the San Diego Horticultural Society’s “Horticulturist of the Year” lifetime achievement award. Debra is proud to announce the celebratory 10th anniversary, completely revised and updated second edition of Designing with Succulents. Beautifully illustrated with 400 photos, it encapsulates the essentials of the original along with a decade’s worth of visually exciting ideas for succulent gardens, large and small.


Sensational, Easy-care Succulents in Containers 

Garden photojournalist and award-winning author Debra Lee Baldwin shows eye-catching ideas for portable gardens that range from vertical displays and hostess gifts to multi-plant arrangements. “There’s a wider range of succulents available now than ever before,” Debra says, “and all do well in containers. In fact, potentially large ones stay small longer when their roots are confined.” And if your succulents are leggy and untidy, you’ll discover how restore their original beauty.

Wednesday, Feb 7 at 11:15 am / Hood Room / Book signing to follow

Designing with Succulents in the Pacific Northwest

Bestselling author Debra Lee Baldwin, widely known as the “Queen of Succulents,” gives her perspective on the surging popularity of these “plants that drink responsibly,” not only in warm, dry regions of the US, but also in cool, wet climates like ours. Always entertaining and informative, Debra shows how to select, care for, propagate and beautifully combine numerous succulents to create eye-catching, easy-care planters, gifts, garden projects and more.

Thursday, Feb 8 at 12:30 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow