Sensational Succulents (Paperback)

An Adult Coloring Book of Amazing Shapes and Magical Patterns

By Debra Lee Baldwin, Laura Serra (Illustrator)

Timber Press, 9781604697469, 160pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2016

List Price: 12.95*
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Color your own succulent garden!
Sensational Succulents brings together two sweet and popular trends: coloring for adults and succulents. Featuring 75 illustrations drawn by Laura Serra and based on photographs from Debra Lee Baldwin’s bestselling books, it is filled with a huge array of succulents, the relaxing patterns that naturally occur in the plant world, fun mandalas made up of plants, and hours of restorative, creative fun. The illustrations appear on only one side of a high-quality paper that supports a variety of mediums, including pencils and markers.

About the Author

Debra Lee Baldwin, an award-winning photojournalist, is widely hailed as the “Queen of Succulents.” She helped launched the gardening world’s interest in succulents with her first book, Designing with Succulents, and with her two other books Succulent Container Gardens and Succulents Simplified. Baldwin’s own half-acre garden has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset, San Diego Home and Garden, and other publications.

The child of Sardinian immigrants, Laura Serra was raised in a small German town at the border of France. She began drawing at the age of two and never stopped. Her work has always been influenced by two seemingly unrelated subjects: typography and portraiture. With pencil, paint, ink, thread, pixels, markers, and coffee, Laura explores the relationships between characters and curves, letters and faces. See more of her work at

Praise For Sensational Succulents: An Adult Coloring Book of Amazing Shapes and Magical Patterns

Sensational Succulents is based on the photographs of Debra Lee Baldwin from her best-selling books. Artist Laura Serra translated them into illustrations that celebrate the intricate patterns of the plant world. As rainy-day activities go, this one’s hard to beat.” —Sunset

Sensational Succulents, a new coloring book from the queen of succulents Debra Lee Baldwin and illustrated by Laura Serra, has 75 images from Debra's books that have been transformed into line drawings, ready for you to color. The paper is thick, and unlike many coloring books which have so many lines that it's hard to do anything freehand, the outlines of the succulents give just enough room for us to take some artistic license in shading.” —North Coast Journal

“Fun mandalas made up of plants, and hours of restorative, creative fun.”—San Diego Family Fun Magazine