Thoughts from Others


  • “As soon as you talk to someone about an idea you have-they’re going to dilute it.” –Leonardo DaVinci 
  • “Go to the pine if you want to know the pine.” –Basho 
  • “A lie can travel halfway around the World, before truth can even tie its shoes.” –Mark  Twain


By Rick Anderson

The Whispering Crane Institute was originally formed to act as the umbrella organization for the Philosophy of Design Symposium, and other seminars and workshops given by Rick Anderson and Richard L. Dube’. In the year 2000 WCI became a sole proprietorship owned by Rick Anderson. Today the WCI provides design and consultation services for Landscape Contractors, acts as a Green Industry think tank, and provides training for others in the form of workshops, seminars, and individual consulting. The WCI also provides written material, opinions, case-studies and how-to articles for industry trade magazines.

1 comment

  1. 9 comments:

    Teri said…

    Love, Love , Love the quotes…especially Mark Twain’s quote…I invite you to check out my qual-quotes blog if you have passion for the quotable quotes…Later!
    1:02 AM
    Anonymous said…

    Well as a gardener you should know the old Chinese proverb (that I recently posted on my own blog):

    “If you want to be happy for a week, get married. If you want to be happy for a month, kill your pig. If you want to be happy for life, plant a garden.”

    You really should add this to your string of quotes!
    7:52 AM
    Jozee said…

    Beautiful blog, Rick. Your drawings,design and gardens are absolutely gorgeous.
    8:51 AM
    skan said…

    very cool pic
    i am an italian man and your pics are great.
    this is my blog
    see you
    8:53 AM
    Rick Anderson said…

    Thanks Teri, I will.

    Anon, always love a good garden quote-especially with some good thought behind it. It’ll be on here some day.

    Skan and Jozee thanks for the kind words.
    9:56 AM
    tera said…

    I just found your blog. I like the part in About Me that says you do not cut grass… My sister is a landscape architect and she always has people ask her to help design their yard, she tells them if you want me to put in a fountain and a concrete retaining wall around your water retention pond and spend more than you make a year doing it fine, otherwise get a good garden book and a shovel. She’s bossy that way and we love her. However, all our (family) yards look like do-it-yourself projects – and so does hers.
    11:14 AM
    Anonymous said…

    It’s they’re not their.
    2:31 PM
    Anonymous said…

    …pass it on to Leonardo.
    2:38 PM
    Rick Anderson said…

    Tera; nice story thanks for sharing, there are many like that in this profession. I often say I can’t afford myself.

    Ah, thanks anon, anon.

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