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Succulents Simplified is a complete primer on choosing, growing, and designing with succulents from Debra Lee Baldwin, the bestselling author of Designing with Succulents and Succulent Container Gardens. Packed with gorgeous photos and design ideas, the book offers Debra's top 100 plant picks and explains how to grow and care for succulents no matter where you live. Step-by-step projects, including centerpieces, bouquets, and vertical gardens, will inspire you to express your individual style.

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Succulents aren't just stunners in containers or the garden. They're also excellent for crafts, as Debra shows in these how-to videos. Full instructions for these and many other projects (including vertical gardens and topiaries) can be found in Succulents Simplified.

Make a succulent bouquet

Make a succulent centerpiece


Want to see more of what you'll find in Succulents Simplified? Read these excerpts from our blog:

Seasonal care for succulents

The succulents in your garden don't need a lot of attention — some care roughly once a season will do. Here's a guide to keeping your plants happy and healthy.

Make a succulent boutonniere

Want boutonnieres or corsages (or even hair ornaments) that are both stunning and long-lasting? Here are the instructions to make your own.

Succulent troubleshooting

Succulents are easier to grow than most plants, but they can have their problems, too. Here are some solutions for common afflictions and conditions.


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