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. We can be reached by phone (text or v.m.) at: Michael Cell: 619-980-5483, or Jenise Cell: 858-353-6369 (text or v.mail).

Michael Buckner, born and raised in San Diego, has been both a nurseryman, and a landscape designer in Southern California for over 40 years. Working as 'The Plant Man', and dba 'Deeter Buckner Design LLC', his design work has been featured in San Diego Home & Garden, Pacific Horticulture, books by Debra Lee Baldwin, and multiple other magazines.

Michael's also a nationally 'Certified Judge' for the Cactus and Succulent Society of America, a horticulturalist, a grower of rare & exotic plant material, 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 (A.S. Landscape Architecture & MFA, Masters of Fine Art). She taught drawing/mixed-media and black & white photography courses at SDSU for three years, while earning her masters degree. She has over 10 years of nursery experience and has been working with Michael for over 5 years.

As a design team, they collaborate on all phases of the creative processes, which eventually translate into the formal blueprint of the design, or Concept Plan, drawn by Jenise.

A 'constant' in our design process is to be 'Nature' sensitive - to find ways to bring 'Nature' into the design. And in doing so, embrace those qualities inherent to Southern California, its native rocks, its changing elevations, its micro climates - the unique climates of its canyons, beaches, & interior desert environments - while making creative use in the landscape design, of the varieties of native plant material and unique cacti and succulents that thrive here.

Our team's design work promotes unique, expressive, drought tolerant, sustainable landscapes which enhance our client’s outdoor living spaces and reflect the client's personal narrative...their visions, dreams, and expectations throughout the processes - from the beginning consultation on site with the client, to the space’s final installation.

Sunday, February 17

Recent Water-Wise Residential Landscape Design

I'm particularly excited about this recently completed residential design which includes a full spectrum of plant material - from cacti, succulent, and Mediterranean to semi-tropical plant material. The landscape in the front garden area is designed as a colorful, show-stopping water-wise succulent garden. The back garden areas stretch out on three different levels from east to west. The upper level wooden deck gives access to the 2nd level concrete patio with serpentine seat walls surrounded by various planting areas, and plenty of open space for some beautiful designed container gardens. The third level is a marvelous flagstone patio garden which literally reaches out into one of our city's gorgeous canyons, populated as they are with a collection of both native and volunteer plantings. Naturally all the backyard garden areas have amazing views! The gracefully articulated levels of outdoor living space invite both, the idea of a garden party, or a more intimate moment of individual communion with Nature.  All that's required to fully set the stage are some well-chosen, incredible plant material - and the design will make that happen.  This has been a fabulous project to be a part of!

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