Rain is thundering across the coast, and wind is whipping through the trees, but that only means we're getting the last-minute histrionics over with, and we'll have beautiful weather tomorrow for our Sakonnet Garden symposium, Lofty Aspirations of Down-to-Earth Gardeners. I'm looking forward to welcoming everyone to Little Compton, Rhode Island for the day. Those of you who have just decided to throw in the trowel and come see the inspiring results of another gardener's labor, please join us. You can sign up at the door to hear Fergus Garrett of Great Dixter in England; Marco Polo Stufano, of Wave Hill, NY, fame, and John Gwynne and Mikel Folcarelli, whose beautiful garden will be open for a tour and plant sale in the afternoon . Details are at the Sakonnet Garden website.