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August 14, 2011

I’ve been called lots of things, but never brujo. In Mexico, a brujo is a male sorcerer or witch … a man with special powers of sight and intuition. My first experience with a brujo was in utero: one touched my Mom’s stomach and told her she was carrying a child who would be talented and a professor; as a kid I couldn’t get enough of that story. Denise at A Growing Obsession blog referred to me as the Rancho’s brujo in a recent post, in a preface to a video trailer for a series photographer/videographer Mitchell Maher is producing on designers. It’s a toss-up who makes me look better, Denise with her flatteringly-worded description, or Mitch, with his talent for capturing the dream-like quality of my garden. Read Denise’s self-esteem boosting post here, and click to the jump to see the trailer …


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  1. August 14, 2011 4:42 pm

    You have restraint, essential to fine design. Also, you have a wonderful collection of plants and oddments (some of your castoffs now grace my house and garden). I’m delighted too to see someone else growing acacia pravissima — a favorite I put in my 4 gardens

    • reubix1 permalink*
      August 14, 2011 5:11 pm

      It pleases me to no end to know you’ve got some my cast-offs! Sale announcement coming … more available soon!

  2. August 14, 2011 4:51 pm

    What a great video….love the VIBE of your garden!

    • reubix1 permalink*
      August 14, 2011 5:11 pm

      Thanks, Tammy … Mitch has done a great job (don’t you love the soundtrack?)

  3. August 14, 2011 5:28 pm

    I was pretty sure you’d understand how I intended the use of “brujo” as the utmost compliment, but still I was a little nervous you’d be somehow offended. Wonderful story of your first encounter with a brujo!

    • reubix1 permalink*
      August 14, 2011 5:45 pm

      I loved it, Denise … you’ll see how much in the next post! As for the video, I hope when I finally make my appearance I look as good as you did in your carjack planter how-to …

  4. scohoon1Sharon permalink
    August 17, 2011 6:03 pm

    Reuben, would you email me? I want to mention this post on my blog and send readers to you but I’d like to use the equivalent of a still from the video with my post. Something visual. Thanks.

    • reubix1 permalink*
      August 17, 2011 6:05 pm

      Sure, Sharon… coming right up, and thanks!

  5. AlgaRythums permalink
    October 4, 2011 9:23 pm

    hehehe… too fun!! Can’t wait to see it all!

    • reubix1 permalink*
      October 4, 2011 9:37 pm

      Better yet, come to the sale! New date announcing soon…

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