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.

Thursday, February 13

An Irresistible Colorful, Creative Sustainable Landscape on the Canyons of San Diego - A Wild Life Sanctuary for Both People & Nature!

Note how the following collection of images reflects the afternoon's changing sunlight.  It's the ideal light to document this creative, irresistible and glorious wild life habitat.  It's set along the canyons of San Diego and shares colorful magnificent sustainable plants in a landscape, of statues, rock work, container gardens, a birdbath, a wall of collective gems...and of course the sounds that are inherent to a nature retreat such as this garden is!! Enjoy!!

This garden is a true collaboration between a client's eclectic artistic collections and our team's endeavors to support her personal narrative!!

...More text on this post later...I'm out the door and back on site right now! Yeah nature!

  
 





























































The afternoon sunlight does just that, it lights up the landscape.







These last two photos were taken as the sun went down....
    






                                      

Sustainable?! Of Course! A Smaller Scale, Gorgeous & Intimate Front & Side Gardens, Plus An Inner 'Meditative' Courtyard

It's been a busy new year!! At last I'm able to share new photos of our design team's continued commitment to creating 'cutting edge' sustainable and beautiful 'water wise' garden designs.  Enjoy!  

More photos of current job to come soon!!