Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle South

April, 2007
Regional Report

Web Finds

Ramps Events and Recipes
For a list of ramps celebrations, visit the Ramps! Web site. There's a list of events by state, as well as information on restaurants serving ramps, mail-order sources, and online resources. There are also a few recipes, such as Becky's Ramp Casserole. One traditional recipe calls for frying some bacon, removing it from the pan, and then frying chopped ramps in the bacon fat. Drop some eggs in the pan and you'll soon have scrambled eggs and ramps.

Shows & Events

Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour
On Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13 -- Mother's Day weekend -- the Atlanta Botanical Garden hosts the annual Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Treat your mom -- or yourself -- to a day touring some of Atlanta's most beautiful private gardens. Tickets are $20 in advance until May 11 from the botanical garden's gift shop as well as area garden centers. Or you may purchase tickets on tour days for $30. For more information including a list of the gardens, visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden Web site ( or call (404) 876-5859.


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