Kalanchoe Lucias: to cut or not?

I'm the past, when faced with this question, I pored over my gardening and succulent books, and scoured the internet in search of the answer to this question. I also consulted another succulent expert and arrived at the wrong answer to this question! Here, Debra Lee Baldwin gives us the definitive answer with proof! Debra…

Calle Mayor Landscape Design

This drought-tolerant front yard was so satisfying to plant!  The beautiful white stucco displays all the plants so beautifully.  It is essentially a blank canvas. Can you see the pops of purplish-pink Echeveria 'Afterglow' in the planters?  I love how the Phormium 'Sundowner' with all of it's colors set the tone for the palette of…

Congratulations Debra Lee Baldwin for winning San Diego’s Horticulturist of the Year!

To any of you who are fans of Debra Lee Baldwin, you'll enjoy her acceptance speech.  And for rest of you who have been hiding under a rock, you also enjoy it.  I won't list all of the titles after her name, because I just don't have that kind of time.  They are in he…

Color Theory in the Garden

As a Landscape Designer, when discussing ideas and plans with my client, color theory is a very important consideration in the overall look and feeling of your garden.  Colors set the tone and can create peace or chaos.  What is the overall sense that your garden projects?  What environment would you choose to look at,…