Many years ago, the Doyenne of Succulents and Cacti, Debra Lee Baldwin, contacted Flower Duet to see if we’d be willing to collaborate on a book she was writing about Succulents. We said, “Yes!” and shared a number of our floral designs which paired different types of succulents with florals and one of them made it into the book Succulents Simplified. All of the work was done via email and phone calls and over the years, there have been a few times where our paths almost crossed but we missed each other.
This week, Kit was finally able to meet Debra at a wonderful lecture she gave to the Palos Verdes Garden Club (of which Kit has also been a guest speaker on floral design).
It was a great experiences to meet a colleague and to chat in person!
We highly recommend all of Debra’s books and list them below including the one where we have a succulent floral bridal bouquet featured.
Illustrated with 400 beautiful photos, this is a completely revised second edition which includes the essentials of the first along with ten years of new ideas from the Doyenne of Succulent Design!
Baldwin’s third book about succulents is “a kind of prequel to the previous two.” It’s a guide for new enthusiasts, a reference for anyone seeking a good overview and some cool design ideas including a bridal bouquet by Flower Duet on Page 209!
Shows how anyone regardless of climate or space constraints can grow sculptural, low-water succulents in a wide variety of easy-care and beautiful potted gardens.
— Best succulents for pots
— Small-space solutions indoors and out
— Smart, simple plant care techniques
— 300+ colorful and creative ideas
Features 75 illustrations by renowned European artist Laura Serra inspired by my photographs (including many from my books). Sensational Succulents showcases an extensive array of succulents and emphasizes their melodic geometry and exquisite patterns. This beautifully illustrated book offers hours of restorative, creative fun and a fresh way to enjoy your favorite plants.