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, September 10

Photos From the L.A. Arboretum Inter-City Succulent and Cactus Show

The following photos were taken at the L.A. Arboretum Inter-City Succulent and Cactus Show held in August of 2013.  The first six photos were taken during a talk on 'The Trophy Table Judging Process' given by Michael Buckner and 'Woody' Minnich at the 'Trophy Winner's' table in the L.A. Arboretum.  
*I'll add additional text later on, including more names with faces...enjoy for now!

Michael Buckner

Michael Buckner

Michael Buckner and Woody Minnich, "How big is it?"

Michael Buckner and Woody Minnich

Michael Buckner and Woody Minnich, And.."How small is it?"

Debra Lee Baldwin (author of 3 books on succulents, including 'Designing With Succulents') and Woody Minnich.

A group photo of the 'Trophy Winners' at the 'grand masters show'.
Two Dogs, Two Photographers (including Michael), and Two Spots!!

A photo of the Inter-City Committee Board Members. 

Tom Glavich and John Luhnow...shakers and movers of the tri-city show.

The next photos represent the evening plant auction and the 'fun' and the activities with the plants and the people attending the auction.  Auctioneers: Michael Buckner and Woody Minnich, assisted by Peter Walkowiak.  

Michael Buckner, Woody Minnich, Peter Walkowiak…seeking the highest bidder...and the evening's plant auction crowd hoping to be the 'highest bidder' on the plant's of their choice.

Michael Buckner..pontificating..."Was that a bid?"

Peter Walkowiak walking the plants for auction through the crowd.

Peter, Michael and Woody, shaking and movin'...enjoying a bit of fun over the auction of this 'unique' plant...note the bill in Peter's t-shirt pro-offered by one of the evening's bidders, in fact she won the bid.  It's obvious...these cactus and succulent people know just how to promote a bit of good fun!

Woody Minnich

Peter with 'big grape'!

Nicholas Wilkenson enjoying the commaradee...a winning smile.

Another view through the camera lens...plenty of good fun was had by all…

Michael Buckner...."Sold to Cathy!"