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, March 17

From Color to Black & White...From Complex to Simple...From Rural to Urban to Residential...Here's A Collection of Some of My Hand Drawn Designs


Original Design - Site Analysis for Santa Ysabel Nature Center - Rural Park


Original Design - Site Plan for Santa Ysabel Nature Center

Original Design - Santa Ysabel Nature Center Visitor's Center/Parking Lot Elevation





Graphic Communication Final Presentation


Original Design - Urban Park Concept Plan for 6th & J St., Downtown San Diego


Original Design - Sections for Urban Park on 6th & J St., Downtown San Diego


Original Design - Urban Park Concept Plan for 6th & J St., Downtown San Diego


Original Design - Detail of Urban Park Concept Plan


Original Design - Detail of Section for Urban Park Concept Plan


Original Design - Detail - Private Estate Theme Design

Original Design - Small Residential Rock Garden, Coronado Island, San Diego