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.

Tuesday, January 22

I Have the Most Wonderful Clients

I say this often: I have lovely customers!  They are wonderful, thoughtful, intelligent and creative people.  With the New Year I thought it to start off sharing this 'lovely note' from one of my customers.  We completed a 'revision project' on their front yard/garden in the fall of 2012.  Just out of the blue not too long ago, I received the lovely and generous note that follows:


I am sending you this note to thank you and Michael Buckner, again, for your excellent work on our front yard, during mid-August.  We just feel so pleased with the overall look of the garden, as well as in watching the changes in the individual plants.  All seem to welcome the gentle rains.  So, the garden inspires us each morning, as we head off to work.  When we return, even in the darkness of the early winter evenings, we see the outlines of the plants and we are pleased that all is well.

We hope that your year has been rewarding and that the business prospects are bright.

Wishing you the best.

J and N

I love what I do....And the note tells you one excellent reason why.  I love all things 'creative', and working close to Nature and the land, and I love designing, and in the process transforming my client's outdoor spaces into inspirational, aesthetic and sustainable living spaces. 

Note: during the winter/spring months this type of succulent water-wise garden is in its prime.  This means it would be a great time for me to stop by and shoot some updated 'after' photos of the garden.

The following photos were posted in an earlier blog in 2012, just after the 'revision project' had been completed.   This garden is located in the Kensington area of San Diego.

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