Rick Anderson’s Garden

I noticed that a lot of other site’s particularly garden sites are always showing off their gardens. Well as a Professional Landscape Designer I thought it was high time I showed off my very own garden space(s).

Stuff I have been working very hard on, very hard. So I am excited to share this with my readers. I really like the new shed that I had designed and built myself.

The screen door against the fence is great also, it’s one of those ephemeral pieces, you know . . . they don’t last long-going to fall apart over a short time period.

Lastly; the big Kahuna is the pergola, whatever I could find I kind of threw together and came up with this awesome overhead structure . . . it’s great! . . . isn’t it?

I’d have to say the patio is pretty nice also, but I cannot take credit for it . . . . alas, it was already there.


[Rick Anderson’s very own patio space . . .]

Great stuff . . . did I get you? Well happy AlL Ph0Ols DAy! Join me in celebrating one of the most understated holidays in the History of mankind. A day full of greatness, wackiness, mirth and merriment. Today is easily the most understated holiday of the year . . . All Fools Day!

“April 1st: This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three-hundred and sixty-four.”Mark Twain

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” ~Abraham Lincoln

“A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.” ~Douglas Adams

“We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.” ~Japanese Proverb

“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.” -Colette, in New York World-Telegram and Sun, 1961

“Lord what fools, these mortals be”. -William Shakespeare


Phools, Fool, n, One who lacks judgement or sense; a silly or stupid person; one who is ridiculous or stupid; a dupe; a idiot; a maroon; an incompetent boob; a complete an total dumbass. -last seen on a Rick Anderson t-shirt April 1st, 1995

Why am I so pumped about this day? Why the enthusiasm? Well it’s a great day! Yes it is indeed true, on April 1st, 1956 the universe split wide open and a time shift occurred . . . thereby dropping me on Earth’s doorstep. Heaven help us all.


[RA . . . back in the day]

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. LOL! I kept looking for the “Before” caption on that, and the “After” picture. 🙂 Seriously, though, some pics of your garden would be nice…

    A look behind the curtain . . . . . . hmmmm . . . .

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