Hello! This is where we will share photos of some of our landscape design projects located throughout California. Deeter Buckner Design LLC and The Plant Man are based in San Diego, CA.

Our design/build team consists of Michael Buckner, aka The Plant Man, Jenise (Deeter) Buckner, and Conrad Scouton, our hardscape specialist, general contractor and builder (of whatever you need, newly built or remodeled). License #946212.

Design Phases: Consultation, Site Plan, Concept Plan, Installation and Build.

Our design work enhances the outdoor living space by promoting unique, expressive, drought tolerant and sustainable landscapes. The landscape designs reflect the client's personal narrative...their visions, dreams, and expectations throughout the processes.

A 'constant' in our design process is to be 'Nature' sensitive. Our objective is to bring 'Nature' into the design, to include the natural qualities inherent to Southern California and it’s ‘micro climates’- its native rocks, its changing elevations, the unique climates of its canyons, beaches, & interior desert environments.

· Michael Buckner, born and raised in San Diego, has been both a nurseryman, and a landscape designer in Southern California for over 40 years. His design work has been featured in San Diego Home & Garden, Pacific Horticulture, books by Debra Lee Baldwin, and multiple other magazines and newspapers.

· Michael is a nationally 'Certified Judge' for the Cactus and Succulent Society of America, a horticulturalist, a grower of rare and exotic plant materials, a sought after speaker, an avid student of natural history, and a bibliophile.

· Jenise (Deeter) Buckner holds degrees in both Landscape Architecture and Fine Art (MFA, Masters of Fine Art). She taught drawing and black & white photography at SDSU for three years, while earning her masters degree.

Saturday, January 21

Color in the Landscape With Low Water Usage

  • Look at these colors together.  The opuntia on the left is one of my favorites.  It will bloom in the spring (pink), and also setting flowers in the spring will be the elegant Dyckia (red orange), and the Palo Verde 'Desert Museum' (yellow) in the background.

  • Here's another very statuesque opuntia (different variety of course) below.  This opuntia can be found (native) at Torrey Pines Preserve.  Love the single tree-like shaped opuntia with the small pond beneath.  Water for the wild critters and birds of Torrey Pines.  Very sweet.  I really love hiking through this park...the desert and the ocean, that's where we live.  It's just sick it's so beautiful here.

A must have for any rock garden - the Aloe cameronii.  First, let it grow to the size you want it to be, and then intentionally reduce the water.  

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