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Good Things Growing |

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Meet the 2013 Tastemakers |

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Central South Native Plant Conference | Page 9

There is always something blooming at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Plan your next visit soon! Visit bbgardens.org and check out what’s new at The Gardens.

July:

Crape Myrtles Daylilies (peak) Ferns Herbs Hostas Hydrangeas Perennials Roses Southern Magnolias Summer Annuals Tropicals Vegetables

August:

Crape Myrtles Daylilies Ferns Herbs

On The Cover Demián and LeNell Camacho Santa Ana took our favorite Mint Mixology class to a new level. Held on June 14, the evening was filled with the history of bartending and many great tips for making the perfect cocktail, lots of humor and laughter. Students learned the many different techniques for using herbs in their drinks while enjoying each other’s company. To learn more about the Junior Board’s many classes or to get involved visit www.bbgardens.org/juniorboard.

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens 2013 B oard

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Tricia Noble ��������������������������������������������� President Hanson Slaughter�������������������������� President-Elect Scott Walton���������������������������������������������Treasurer Barbara Burton ���������������������������������������� Secretary Jeanie Sherlock����������������������������� VP Development Brian Barr������������������������ VP Gardens & Buildings Carl Jones����������������������������������Governance Chair Lou Willie��������������������������������������������������� Officer Elizabeth Broughton������������������������������������ Officer At Large: Cathy Adams Laurie Allen Mary Boehm Chris Boles Emily Bowron Maggie Brooke Gary Burley Clarke Gillespy Houston Gillespy Charles Goodrich Tricia Holbrook Robert Holmes Beverly Hoyt Margi Ingram Kathryn Porter Lucy Tutwiler Mary Williamson Katy Eldridge, Junior Board President

O ur M ission Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens promotes public knowledge of plants, gardens & the environment; & receives, raises & administers resources for these purposes. O ur V ision The vision of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is to be one of the nation’s preeminent botanical gardens.

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M ain������������������������������������������������������� 205.414.3950 Fred Spicer����������������������������������������������������� Executive Director Olivia Alison ��������������������������������������� Director of Development Stephanie Banks��������������������������������������������Director of Finance Elizabeth Drewry�������������������������������������������������������������Librarian Ellen Hardy��������������������������� Education Program Coordinator Blake Ells����������������������������������� Public Relations Coordinator Henry Hughes ����������������������������������������� Director of Education Jason Kirby ������������������������������������Library Assistant & Archivist Andrew Krebbs�������������� Director of Marketing & Membership Hope Long��������������������������������������Director of Library Services John Manion���������������������������Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator Shelly McCarty��������������������������������Special Events Coordinator Pam McLeod���������������������������������������������������������� Gift Processor Drew Rickel�����������������������������������������Donor Relations Officer Jennifer Sanders������������������������ Plant Adventures Coordinator Taylor Steele��������������������������������������������Volunteer Coordinator Rona Walters�����������������������������������������������Membership Assistant

Perennials Summer Annuals Tropicals Vegetables

The Garden Dirt is the newsletter of Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The Garden Dirt is published six times a year to foster awareness & support events, services, & significant programs of Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. We welcome your comments & address corrections. Please contact: Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Editor, Andrew Krebbs 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, AL 35223 205.414.3959 or akrebbs@bbgardens.org bbgardens.org Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens practices a policy of equal opportunity & equal access to services for all persons regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, orientation or sex. Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a facility of Birmingham Park & Recreation Board. The deadline for the Sept/Oct issue is July 15.

The heat of July and August can be simply brutal on many plants – not to mention its effects on gardeners. But some plants just seem to relish it. On a walk through The Gardens now you’ll notice that tropical plants love spending the summer outdoors in Birmingham. Many of our top-performing “annuals” are tropical, too; some, like coleus, are tall shrubs in their homeland. Throughout The Gardens, the displays of colorful annuals and lush tropicals created by Director James Horton and his staff are stunning, and the highlight for visitors this time of year. Please don’t miss them! I had a delightful conversation yesterday (in May, as I write this). I was showing the new Sara Askew Jones Arbor in the Hess Camellia Garden to a consultant and a donor. A visitor came up the path with her two grandchildren, and a look of surprise appeared on all their faces. As I greeted her, she remarked on how stately the arbor looked and that it wasn’t there the last time she was. As the kids admired it, and the last of the camellias hanging on in our cool spring, she told us that she had been bringing the kids to The Gardens since they could walk. She went on, saying how wonderful it was to have a free public garden here and how exciting it was to see so many on-going improvements and projects. This free garden – Birmingham’s urban oasis – and these projects don’t happen without the publicprivate partnership between The Friends and the City of Birmingham. We rely on the city and on all of our supporters to make it happen. I told her this and then inquired if she was a member. Clearly embarrassed, she said she was not. So I encouraged her to become one at whatever level she was able to sustain, mentioning that it might be a good example for her grandchildren. She said she would do it and made a comment about her getting some skin in the game. Thanks to all of you for your “skin.”

Save t he Date

W e l com e

Dear Friends:

Member Day July 20 Alabama Orchid Society Show September 21-22 Antiques at The Gardens Art, Jewelry & Antiques October 3-6 Fall Plant Sale October 19-20 Central South Native Plant Conference November 1-2 Dirt Dash Fun Run/Walk November 16

Arbor Dedication On Tuesday, June 4, the recently completed Sara Askew Jones Arbor was dedicated at the entrance of the Hess Camellia Garden. Named for the longtime Healthy Living Sarah Askew Jones Editor at Southern Living, the arbor was installed by Robinson Iron Inc. and volunteer John Jones. It was made possible through a generous donation by the Jones family, friends and former co-workers at Southern Living, the Lucille S. Beeson Charitable Trust, Rebar Express and Ready Mix USA The arbor was also made possible with in-kind service from the City of Birmingham. It was designed by former Southern Living Architecture Editor Robert Martin.

See you in The Gardens,

Fred Spicer Executive Director L to R: John Jones, Fred Spicer, Robert Martin, John Floyd

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D evelopment

Birmingham’s

most beautiful happy hour retires after six years.

After much consideration, The Gardens has decided to retire its annual Cocktails in The Gardens series. For six years, the event has welcomed thousands of visitors to the Hill Garden for live music and cocktails and successfully helped The Gardens achieve its educational mission. Now, The Gardens prepares to team with its Junior Board to introduce an exciting new programmatic series in 2014. More information will be released soon. In lieu of free admission to Cocktails in The Gardens, members will receive free admission to Antiques at The Gardens. Members Free Admission Policy: Student, Young Professional - Single and Trillium levels receive free general admission for one named adult. Young Professional - Couple, Hydrangea and Magnolia receive free general admission for two named adults. Oak, Ambassador and President’s Circle receive free general admission for two named adults and a guest. Thank you for your support over the years. We look forward to new opportunities in 2014. If you are interested in getting involved in our next phase, please contact Andrew Krebbs, director of marketing & membership, at akrebbs@bbgardens.org or 205.414.3959.

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Antiques at The Gardens A rt, J e w e l ry & A n t iqu e s

E vents

presents

October 3-6, 2013

Schedule

Public Show Hours

2013 Tastemakers and Themes This year regionally and nationally-known architects, interior designers and landscape designers will serve as “Tastemakers” and will curate themed areas. Welcome Home Bobby McAlpine with Cindy Smith. Well-Edited Paul Bates & Jeremy Corkern with Betsy Brown Return to Mecca Paige Albright Fireside Chat Dana Wolter & Jeff Dungan of Dungan-Nequette Weeks to the Ivory Coast Iris Thorpe A Well-Traveled Life Andrew Brown The Gallery curated by Laura Vogtle & Amanda Morrissette featuring art from across the South

The Jewel Box curated by Mallie Ireland Includes selections from Bromberg’s Defining Home Tish Fuller A Year in Provence Ruth Gay of Chateau Domingue

Thursday, October 3, 1 – 5 p.m. Friday, October 4, 10 – 5 p.m. Saturday, October 5, 10 – 5 p.m. Sunday, October 6, 11 – 3 p.m. Tickets: $10 Non-Members, Free to Members+

Special Events

Sterne Agee Gala in The Gardens Friday, October 4, 7 – 11 p.m.

Black-tie Preview of the Show, Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres, Music and Show Readmission Music provided by the Tip Tops. Tickets: $150* per person

Red Diamond Lecture Series

Southern Comfort Mark Kennamer Texture in Time Alex & Jeannie Krumdiek Erin Graves The Winery Curated by Lydia Pursell and Kitty White

Bobby McAlpine

Thursday, October 3, 1:30 p.m. Tickets: $30* per person

The Artisan Garden David & Holley Camp Helen Harmon

Learn more about this year’s show and purchase tickets at

www.bbgardens.org/antiques or 205.414.3950.

*Price includes show admission, +some restrictions apply.

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V o lu n t e e r s

Party in the Park for Tree Volunteers Henry Hughes, Director of Education

The rain of Sunday afternoon, April 28, didn’t dampen the celebratory mood of a new community partnership drawn from the ranks of Friends of George Ward Park, Glen Iris Neighborhood Association, Little and Red Mountain Gardens Clubs, City of Birmingham and Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The two garden clubs hosted a party for some thirty volunteers, who had collected seed from the oak and hickory trees in the park, had helped to plant the seed and to grow the seedlings at The Gardens for a year, and had planted one thousand seedlings in the park beneath the parent trees and nurtured them into saplings. They gathered to celebrate the completion of the five-year project. The rain stopped, two guitarists played and a cake-as-big-as-all-outdoors, picturing the park trees and stream, was cut. Speakers rose to the occasion, including Hope Cooper of Friends of George Ward Park, Trudy Evans of Little Garden Club, Stanley Robinson of Birmingham Parks and Recreation, Fred Spicer and Henry Hughes of Birmingham Botanical Gardens and City of Birmingham Councilwoman, Valerie Abbott, who represents District 3 that includes George Ward Park. Following discussions with Mayor William Bell, the tree planting project will continue this fall in new areas of the city as part of the celebration of fifty years of civil rights progress in Birmingham. Brenda Harbison & Mary Williams

Hope Cooper (center) and Stanley Robinson (far right) with volunteers

Members of the Little and Red Mountain Garden Clubs with an oak sapling.

Volunteer Spotlight: Administrative Angels Taylor Steele, Volunteer Coordinator

Brenda Harbison and Mary Williams have spent countless hours supporting numerous administrative tasks: monthly membership renewals, development solicitations for upcoming fundraising events and even helping create beautiful table arrangements for special events at The Gardens. It’s the generosity of each that help sustain a non-profit organization like Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Both feel their strength comes from a sense of ownership and passion for The Gardens’ mission. Brenda has always had a personal interest in gardening and has been visiting The Gardens for years to enjoy the beauty each garden offers. She volunteers because she enjoys the other volunteers she works with and she’s developed a friendship with each. Spring Plant Sale is the event she looks most forward to each year, because she loves the energy and excitement of the four-day event. When she is not at The Gardens, she loves photography and spending time with family. Mary Williams loves to donate her time and talent to help other people and organizations like The Gardens. Mary also enjoys volunteering at The Gardens because she enjoys the pleasantry and kindness of the staff and other volunteers. Mary doesn’t stay at home. Before retiring, Mary worked for the Veteran’s Administration VA Hospital for 27 years as a dental assistant.

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To learn more about our volunteer program visit www.bbgardens.org/volunteer or contact Taylor Steele, volunteer coordinator, at tsteele@bbgardens.org or 205.414.3962.

from the Archives and Rare Book Room:

A rt i s t D i s p l ay July/August

Artist Barry Graham The Nature of Life Opening Reception Friday, July 12, 5:30-7:30 pm

Happy 5th Birthday! The Gardens is pleased to announce the Archives and Rare Book Room will be turning five years old on August 22, 2013. Archivist Jason Kirby never guessed that The Gardens would select him to be its first archivist, nor that the position would eventually become permanent. “I cannot believe it has been five years already. I have watched the archives go from just a mere idea, to a functional-working model. In such a short amount of time, the word Archives has become a common word amongst the staff, volunteers and the public here at The Gardens. I love watching the archives evolve and grow, adding items to its collections for future gardeners and historians to come.� On August 22, the Archives and Rare Book Room at The Gardens will celebrate its fifth anniversary. The public is invited to join us for cake, and the room will be open for tours. To learn more about the Archives and Rare Book Room contact Jason Kirby, library assistant and archivist, at jkirby@ bbgardens.org or 205.414.3956.

Visit the Gerlach Plant Information Center (GPIC) inside the Garden Center during August & September for the exhibit:

Hydrangeas

L i b r a r y S e rv i c e s

N ews

Thyme to Read July 2: An Unthymely Death by Susan Wittig Albert

August 6: Breaking Through Concrete by David Hanson and Edwin Marty

September 10: My Berlin Kitchen: A love story, with recipes by Luisa Weiss

Join us in The Library at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month to discuss a fun book pertaining to gardening, plants or the environment. Contact Director of Library Services Hope Long at 205.414.3931 or hlong@bbgardens.org for more information or to get involved.

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Gardening

Good Things Growing… In The Gardens

Fred Spicer, Executive Director

Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) is beloved for its care-free performance, large lemon-scented flowers and dense, stately beauty. But it is disliked for its immense size, often-imposing form and “self-mulching” character. At first glance, the dwarf cultivar ‘Little Gem’, introduced by Monrovia Nursery in Azusa, CA, seemingly has all the pros and none of the cons of the species. Over time, however, ‘Little Gem’ shows it’s not just the same thing in a smaller package. As such, it’s a model for how plants should be evaluated: on their own merits, not on their kin’s perceived negatives. ‘Little Gem’ reminds us that “dwarf ” is a term that’s relative only to the normal size of typical trees, not humans. Southern magnolia can easily grow over 80’ tall, and much more than half as wide. To my mind, any size less than or equal to half of that qualifies as dwarf. At nearly 40’ tall and 20’ wide, the ‘Little Gem’ in the Ireland Iris Garden (above left) is the tallest I’ve seen (and supposedly the first one planted in Birmingham). In 25 years, it has surpassed the 20-25’ mature size listed in almost all of the web and print references I checked. (But it is a dwarf.) Key parts of ‘Little Gem’ are smaller, too, than those of the species. Leaves, flowers (left) and fruit are nicely proportional to each other, though, and less messy, if tidiness beneath your specimen is important. Widely touted for screening, ‘Little Gem’ fails in this regard if by “screen” one means “barrier.” It is rather see-through, even in full sun (more in shade), which shouldn’t be a surprise really: there’s just less of it. On the plus side, it takes repeated pruning, and that will increase its density somewhat. Perhaps more so than any other cultivar, ‘Little Gem’ flowers when very young and is strongly remontant (re-blooming). Heaviest flowering occurs in May-June and again in the fall, but sporadically through the summer as well (right). The spring flowers are borne on old wood (mostly nascent flower buds embedded in the overwintering terminal buds) and later flowers on new wood.

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‘Little Gem’ is a tough, beautiful and useful tree, and very aptly named. It pays to view this tree in the light of what it offers, not what it doesn’t.

Garde ning Tips for July and August

July •

Protect figs and other ripening fruit from birds.

Continue to root shrub cuttings until late in the month and mulch to keep soil moist.

Remove faded blooms promptly from crape myrtle and other summer-blooming plants.

In lawns, watch for diseases. Mow regularly, and water as needed.

Keep roses healthy and actively growing.

Apply fertilizer as needed. Wash off foliage to prevent burning if any fertilizer falls on plants.

Water annuals and perennials as needed to keep plants active.

Iris and spider lily bulbs may be planted late this month.

Keeping flowers, shrubs, trees, and lawns healthy is the major task this month. This demands close observation for insects and diseases, and frequent watering.

Plant beans, field peas, rutabagas, squash, New Zealand spinach, and Irish potatoes. Plant cabbage, collards, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and celery for the fall crop.

Plant tomatoes in Central and North Alabama.

August •

Cut out old blackberry canes after fruiting and then fertilize and cultivate for replacement canes. Remember to order new catalogs for fruit selection.

Layer branches of hydrangea.

Hybrid teas and floribundas may need slight pruning to prevent scraggly appearance.

Water annuals and perennials as needed to keep plants active.

Plant perennials and biennials.

Divide old iris plantings and add new bulbs.

Keeping flowers, shrubs, trees, and lawns healthy is the major task during this month. This means close observation for insects and diseases.

Plant turnips, rutabagas, beans, and peas in South Alabama.

Plant cabbage, collards, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and celery.

Courtesy of

www.aces.edu

For more information, see www.aces.edu or call the Plant Hotline at 800.644.4458.

Ian Hazelhoff Rotary Club of Shades Valley Summer Intern The Birmingham Botanical Gardens welcomes Ian Hazelhoff as its 2013 summer intern funded by the Rotary Club of Shades Valley. Selected from six finalists representing five colleges and universities, Ian has an impressive background in biology that includes ecology, biodiversity and plant physiology. In his senior year at the University of the South, Sewanee, Ian participated in studies involving invasive species, forest structure dynamics and constructed wetlands. His interests include urban forestry, green space development, ecosystem management and self-sustaining agriculture. Ian has chosen a special project to work on that is part of The Gardens’ educational program, involving community tree planting. In addition, Ian will participate in any of the summer educational programs and staff activities that he chooses. Ian is not new to The Gardens. In 2010 and 2011, he was a head counselor with the summer nature camps conducted in partnership with Fresh Air Family, Inc. Ian was recommended for the internship by Sewanee professor, Dr. David Haskell, nominated for a 2013 Pulitzer Prize for his book, The Forest Unseen. Dr. Haskell will be the keynote speaker for the Central South Native Plant Conference at Birmingham Botanical Gardens this fall.

Reid Pearlman High School Summer Intern Reid Pearlman, rising senior at Vestavia Hills High School, is the first high school summer intern serving at The Gardens. Reid has volunteered at The Gardens for a number of years, assisting with plant sales and education programs. He will be assisting 2013 college summer interns, Ian Hazelhoff and Caroline Rowan, with their special projects as well as participating in the activities of The Gardens’ staff. Following the completion of his ten-week internship, Reid will receive a $500 scholarship. To learn more about the summer internship program contact Henry Hughes, director of education, at hhughes@bbgardens.org or 205.414.3953.

E d u cat i o n

Meet Our 2013 Summer Interns

Caroline Rowan Birmingham-Southern College Summer Intern The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is pleased to host its first intern from the Urban Environmental Studies program at Birmingham-Southern College. Caroline Rowan is a rising junior majoring in biology with minors in urban environmental studies and psychology. After graduation she plans to pursue a career in field biology. A long-time visitor of The Gardens, she credits it as one of the first places to spark her interest in the natural world. Her passion for nature and learning makes The Gardens a great environment for her ten-week summer internship. Caroline will be participating with staff, volunteers and other interns in a wide variety of activities at The Gardens. Her special project will be to evaluate the success of planting native tree seedlings and establishing natural vegetation over the last five years in a forested section of George Ward Park in Birmingham. Half of the stipend that Caroline receives is funded by Birmingham-Southern and half is funded by the Little Garden Club and the Red Mountain Garden Club, who provided funding for the park planting project.

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E d u cat i o n

Summer Wonder in The Gardens: Put us on your Map! Ellen Hardy, Education Program Coordinator

Adult & Family Classes To register visit www.bbgardens.org/classes or call 205.414.3950.

Yoga In The Gardens

Summer at The Gardens offers many opportunities for children and families, whether planning ahead or last minute.

Instructor: Suzanne Graham Every Wednesday | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $72 Yoga Package (4 classes of your choice) $20 Drop-In

Join us any day for Meet The Gardens: A Treasure Map. You may download the map activity by visiting www.bbgardens.org/treasure. Search for treasures in our living museum including pollinators, summer vegetables, fragrant herbs; even Japanese Garden elements such as the torii, Moon Bridge and Japanese maples with leaves which may remind you of stars. To dig deeper, make sure to reserve a Discovery Backpack. New this summer, you can explore the many gardens on your map, but our backpack will have you prepared to take a cool summer stop to wonder at water lilies. Search for a summer starburst of colorful floating flowers as you are inspired by the story of The Magical Garden of Claude Monet by Lawrence Anholt to create your own water lily in water color. To reserve your Discovery Backpack contact Ellen Hardy, education program coordinator, at ehardy@ bbgardens.org or 205.414.3953. We look forward to helping you make The Gardens a fun, interactive and educational part of your summer. Make sure to put us on your map remember, we’re free!

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Kids n’ Cameras

Instructor: Hank Siegel Saturday, July 27 9-1 p.m. $50 General Admission

Junior Board presents:

From the Garden to the Grill

Instructor: TBD Thursday, August 15 | 6 - 8 p.m. Location: Arrington Plant Adventure Zone $20 before August 1 | $25 after August 1

Classes/Field Trips/Volunteer Opportunities

Introduction to Mycology (elective)

Registration & further information about the program, including course descriptions & certificate requirements, can be found at www.bbgardens.org/plantstudies or call 205.414.3950. Native Ferns & Their Relatives (elective) Instructor: Dan Jones, Ph.D. Saturday, July 13 | 8:30 - 12:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Bats and Plants (field trip) Trip Leaders: Michael Gilbert & John Manion Saturday, July 27 | 1:30 - 8 p.m. Location: Scottsboro, AL $50 Members | $60 Non-Members

The Fascinating World of Moths (elective) Instructor: Peter Van Zandt, Ph.D. Saturday, August 3 | 5 - 7 p.m. & 8 - 10 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Summer Identification of Native Woody Plants (elective) Instructor: Fred Spicer Saturday, August 10 | 8:30-12:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Introduction to Botany(core)

Plant-Animal Interactions (elective) Instructor: Bob Boyd, Ph.D. Saturday, August 24 | 9 - 1 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Instructor: Juan Luis Mata, Ph.D. Saturday, September 7 | 8:30 - 12:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Garden $40 Members | $45 Non-Members Instructor: Tom Diggs Saturday, September 14 | 8:30-4:30 p.m. $80 Members | $90 Non-Members

Alabama’s Geological History (elective)

Native Grasses & Grass-like Plants(elective)

Instructor: Jim Lacefield, Ph.D. Saturday, September 21 | 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Instructor: Dan Spaulding Saturday, August 31 | 8:30-12:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Central South Native Plant Conference

N at i v e P l a n t s

Certificate in Native Plant Studies

Save the Date November 1-2, 2013

Native Plants - Looking Back and Moving Forward The Southeast’s native plants and their habitats from a historical perspective. Featuring Dr. David Haskell & C. Colston Burrell Visit www.bbgardens.org/csnpc or call 205.414.3950 for more information.

photo courtesy A.L. Gibson

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G a r d e n S u p p o rt e r s

Chairman Level

Mr. & Mrs. John Israel, III Louise D. Johnson Director Level

Mrs. Claire H. Fairley Advisor Level

Mr. & Mrs. Carl E. Jones, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Taylor Pursell Benefactor Level

Boatright Companies Ms. Elna Brendel Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James M. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Charles Goodrich Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III Southern Progress Corporation Mr. & Mrs. Rick Stukes

As of April 2, 2013 Patron Level

Mrs. Frances D. Blount Mr. & Mrs. John G. Brock Mr. & Mrs. W. Frank Cobb, III Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Coleman Mr. & Mrs. Bob de Buys Mr. & Mrs. J.S.M. French Mr. & Mrs. T. Michael Goodrich The Hill-Allison Charitable Lead Trust Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. James L. Newsome Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Northen, III Mr. & Mrs. Wilmer S. Poynor, III Mr. & Mrs. Henry B. Ray, Jr. Rucker & Margaret Agee Fund Mr. & Mrs. William J. Rushton, III Mr. & Mrs. B. Hanson Slaughter Mr. & Mrs. Jarred O. Taylor, II Mrs. Lucille R. Thompson

Gifts to The Library at

Birmingham Botanical Gardens March- May 2013 Birmingham Fern Society

– in memory of Bert Olshan Gary Walker

– in honor of James. T.(Jay) Eubanks Ann Warren Katholi Barbara Lampkin Susan Jackson Sandra Oden Barbara Simpson Frances Wheelock

As of June 15, 2013 Mr. & Mrs. Edgar G. Aldridge Mrs. Ruby S. Ansley* Mr. & Mrs. Michael Balliet Mrs. Camille A. Becker Mrs. Lucille S. Beeson Peggy Bonfield & Orrin Ford Mrs. Tom Tartt Brown* D. Joseph & Ida C. Burns* Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Ms. Suzanne G. Clisby Mrs. Martha Stone Cobb Daniel* The Daniel Foundation of Alabama The Dunn-French Family Mr. F. Lewter Ferrell, Jr.*

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Mr. R.R. Herbst* Mr. J. Ernest Hill & Mrs. Ora Lee Hill* Mrs. Fay B. Ireland Mr. George L. Jenkins Hugh & Bobbe Kaul* Ms. Pamela Kaul Fran Lawlor Dr. Bodil Lindin-Lamon* Ms. Hope Long Dr. Michael E. Malone Ms. Louise T. McAvoy* Mrs. Mary Jean Morawetz Mr. Philip Morris Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr.*

James L. Newsome Dr. & Mrs. A. I. Perley* Steve & LeAnne Porter Mrs. Carol P. Poynor Mrs. Dorothy L. Renneker* Mr. & Mrs. William M. Spencer, III* Mr. Frederick R. Spicer, Jr. Mr. Douglas Arant Stockham Dr. Wendell H. Taylor, Sr.* Mrs. Barbara D. Thorne* Mrs. Carolyn D. Tynes* Mrs. Ann H. “Nancy” Warren* Mrs. Robert Wells Anonymous *Deceased

3. 1. 13-4. 30. 13

Sara E. Alford

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Cox, Jr. James W. Anderson

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Balliet Meg Baker

Country Garden Club Elizabeth Baldwin

Mr. & Mrs. George Simpson

Elsie M. Clotfelter

Linda & Benjamin Cohen William B. Deal

Ms. Wagnon Bonner & Mr. Jim Donald Harriette Dunn

Mr. & Mrs. B. Hanson Slaughter Marvin R. Engel

The Honorable & Mrs. Melford O. Cleveland William W. Featheringill

Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Fletcher Mr. & Mrs. B. Hanson Slaughter Paula S. Ford

Mrs. William N. Culp, Jr. Mary P. Forman

Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. John Abele Mr. & Mrs. Richard E. Anthony Ms. Maggie Baggett Mr. & Mrs. Frank M. Bainbridge, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Allen Baker Mr. & Mrs. Michael Balliet Mr. & Mrs. George Bargeron Ms. Alice Marie Bastar Mr. & Mrs. John H. Beeler, Jr. Birmingham Botanical Gardens Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth B. Botsford Ms. Elna R. Brendel Mr. & Mrs. Frank H. Bromberg, Jr. Brookleigh Townhouses Mr. & Mrs. Borden H. Burr II Dr. & Mrs. James E. Cantrell, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John G. Chisolm Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Clayton, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. William Costenbader Mr. & Mrs. Dan R. Cullum Mr. & Mrs. Frank Curry Dr. & Mrs. James A. Davis, III Ms. Josephine C. Davis Mr. & Mrs. Murray Dixon Christina & Chris Durovich Mr. & Mrs. J. Hagood Ellison, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Ms. Kimberly A. Fretti & Mr. Graham Beene Mrs. Chita S. Gaskin Mrs. Leslie Geller Mr. & Mrs. James W. Gewin Mr. & Mrs. Hubert W. Goings, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Morris Hackney Dr. & Mrs. Rex Harris Mr. & Mrs. Holman Head

Mr. & Mrs. Merrill T. Head, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Heard Mrs. Martha Hiden Mrs. S. Richardson Hill, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. J.T. Houston Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hydinger Mr. & Mrs. J. Fredric Ingram Mr. & Mrs. Carl Johnson Mr. Joseph H. Johnson, Jr. Ms. Virginia M. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Edward R. King Mr. & Mrs. William C. Knight, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Paul Liles Mr. & Mrs. John D. Lines Mr. & Mrs. James A. Livingston, Jr. Ms. Monica Long Mr. & Mrs. Milton M. Magnus Mr. & Mrs. Dan Mahoney Mrs. David H. Marbury, III Mr. & Mrs. C. Caldwell Marks Mr. & Mrs. John N. McCabe Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McCulley Mrs. William W. McTyeire, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Rick Middleton Mr. & Mrs. David M. Millhouse Mr. & Mrs. Temp Millsap Ms. Lauren Murray Dr. & Mrs. Alexander M. Nading, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Bryce North Mr. & Mrs. Samuel W. Oliver Ms. Rena Pederson Mr. & Mrs. Fred Powell Mr. & Mrs. Frank Pritchard Mr. & Mrs. William S. Pritchard, Jr. Mr. William S. Pritchard III Mr. & Mrs. E. Mabry Rogers Mr. & Mrs. Paul E. Rutledge, III Mr. Henry E. Simpson Mrs. Peter G. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Sprague Ms. Cynnie Shook Sproull Mr. & Mrs. Joseph G. Stewart Ms. Kate Stockham Mr. & Mrs. Mark L. Taliaferro, Jr. The Thompson Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Gray Thuston Dr. Bayard S. Tynes Dr. & Mrs. Marshall Urist Mr. Kitty S. Urquhart Mrs. A. Brand Walton Mr. & Mrs. Meade Whitaker, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Willings Mrs. Sarah Young Sampson

Lillian A. Gardner

The Foundry Rescue Mission & Recovery Center, Inc. Patsy Gaskin

Perky Planters Garden Club Winter F. Gilmore

Mr. & Mrs. Gene Cook

Gerald F. Gingras, Sr.

Mr. Gerald Gingras, Jr.

Lillian Groover

Mr. & Mrs. Keith B. Arendall Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Brigham, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Brooks G. Knapp & Family

Jimmie S. Hess

Birmingham Botanical Gardens Mr. & Mrs. B. Hanson Slaughter Basil Hirschowitz

Mrs. James H. Emack Mrs. Adeline F. Kahn Bedell Holder

Mrs. James H. Emack Dolly G. Holland

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Balliet Leo M. Karpeles

Rockbrook Garden Club Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Townsend Sid & Bur Weatherly Joseph Kimerling

Mr. & Mrs. B. Hanson Slaughter Ruth Langley

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Balliet William H. McNiel

Sid & Bur Weatherly

Mitsuko Miyagawa

Mr. Michael Huebner & Mrs. Ritsuko Asano Tsunenobu & Atsuko Tamura

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memorials memorials

Ms. Carolyne F. Martin Mrs. Katie P. Metheny Dr. & Mrs. Steve Nichols Mrs. Polly Owen Mr. Fred G. Owen III Mr. William S. Pritchard III Dr. & Mrs. Courtenay Renneker Mr. & Mrs. Richard Simmons, III

Kay T. Morgan

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Balliet Mr. & Mrs. Earl Trafton Phil H. Neal

The Honorable & Mrs. Melford O. Cleveland Burt Olshan

Birmingham Fern Society Samuel Partridge

Mrs. William F. Edmonds David A. Perrin

Mrs. J. M. Morgan, Jr.

Carlton Pinkerton

Mr. & Mrs. C. Eugene Boles

Adele A. Stockham

The Honorable & Mrs. Melford O. Cleveland Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Stockham Sara S. Waddell

Sid & Bur Weatherly

John Windhorst

Mrs. Louis G. Mason

Mary Belle Yardley

Lilies Of The Valley Garden Club

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honors honors donors donors 3. 1. 13-4. 30. 13

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Olivia Alison

Mr. William Baskett Mr. & Mrs. Gene Boles Mr. & Mrs. William Brooke Brooke Family Foundation Mrs. Roxann Burkey-Shalliesk Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Chauvin Dr. & Mrs. M. Clagett Collins, M.D. The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Mrs. Anita Dark Ms. Margaret Davis Mr. & Mrs. Robert de Buys Ms. Annette H. Drummonds Ms. Deborah Elliott Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James W. Gewin Mrs. Sula Gillespie Dr. Butch Goldblatt Mrs. Lynn D. Grimsley Mrs. Carmen B. Habeeb Mr. & Mrs. Fletcher D. Harvey III Dr. & Mrs. Joe Hughes Mr. & Mrs. John R. Israel III Dr. Susan Jackson Dr. & Mrs. Peter Jander Jemison Investment Company Advised Fund of CFGB Mrs. Crawford T. Johnson, III Dr. & Mrs. James Johnston, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Jarred O. Taylor, II Ann Bunn

Mrs. Minnie H. Rast Jason Kirby

First United Methodist Church Garden Club The Little Garden Club New Horizons - UAB John Manion

Ms. Suzanne G. Clisby W GA Chapter of the GA Native Plant Society Edna L. McCune

Camellia Garden Club

Lawrence G. Michalove

Mr. & Mrs. Harry R. Kuniansky Mike Rushing

Dogwood Garden Club Frederick R. Spicer

Cherokee Rose Garden Club Ms. Katherine Pearson Taylor Steele

Lorol Roden Bowron Rediker Rucker Foundation Mr. George F. Maynard Mr. & Mrs. Richard Mayne Ms. Lucy McCown Ms. Bettie Morales Munford Recycling, Inc. DBA Calhoun County Recycling My Scoop Media Mr. & Mrs. Albert S. Naughton Dr. James L. Newsome Ms. Carol Ogle Ms. Lori Oswald & Mr. Hans Paul Mrs. Suzanne Peterson Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Rushton Mr. & Mrs. William J. Rushton, III Mr. & Mrs. B. Hanson Slaughter Snippers Garden Club Southern Progress Corporation Ms. Mary Frances Stayton Sterne Agee Ms. Katherine Stewart Mr. & Mrs. Rick Stukes Mrs. Hall W. Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Richard R. Vevle William Colclough Thomas - Fine Art Mr. & Mrs. Jim Williams Mr. Edward Hanz & Mrs. Virginia Yates

new & renewing new & renewing members Withering Heights Garden Club

3.1.13-4.30.13

President $1,000

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Adams Mr. & Mrs. Harold E. Bissell Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Briggs Mrs. Donie N. Martin Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rosse Mr. & Mrs. Bruce F. Rogers Mr. & Mrs. William M. Slaughter

Ambassador $500-999 Mr. & Mrs. Frank M. Bainbridge, Jr. Mrs. Mary Boehm Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Cobb Mrs. Megan Cooper Mr. & Mrs. Clarke H. Gillespy Mr. & Mrs. William C. Hulsey Dr. Susan Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Murray W. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Louis Willie, III Mr. & Mrs. Melvin M. Zivitz

Oak $250-499

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Mr. & Mrs. Frank H. Bromberg, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James Burdette Ms. Pat Cosgrove

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Curtin, Sr. Dr. & Mrs. Jerry D. Dillard Mr. & Mrs. J. Robert Doody Mr. Richard Dorman Dr. & Mrs. John D. Elmore Mr. James V. Fairley, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Henry Glenn Mr. & Mrs. Christopher W. Hoyt Dr. & Mrs. Charles R. Katholi Ms. Janet Lyman & Mr. Hank Siegel Mrs. Lynette A. McCary Mr. Mark McColl Mr. & Mrs. Leon A. Nolen, III Dr. & Mrs. Joe R. Norman Mr. & Mrs. Edward L. Rand, Jr. Mrs. Elberta G. Reid Mr. & Mrs. John Reynolds Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Rooney Dr. & Mrs. Charles Russell Dr. Merle M. Salter & Dr. Paul P. Salter Mrs. Myra Smith Dr. & Mrs. David L. Tharpe

Magnolia $125-249 Mr. & Mrs. John F. Abele Ms. Rebecca Adams

Ms. Cindi S. Akins Ms. Sallie S. Aman Mr. & Mrs. Jackson B. Bailey Mr. & Mrs. Nelson Bean Dr. & Mrs. Austen L. Bennett, III Mr. & Mrs. Lewis H. Booker, Jr. LaRue Carter Ms. Judith Clasen Mrs. Hope Cooper Mr. & Mrs. Robert Cooper Mrs. Anita Mazer Cord Mrs. John Cowin Mrs. Jane Cusick Michael D. Davis Ms. Marilyn Dixon Mr. & Mrs. John C. Duckworth Mike & Carolyn Edwards Dr. & Mrs. James O. Finney, Jr. Ms. Jackie Fitts Mrs. Linda Grissom Mr. & Mrs. Christopher B. Harmon Mr. & Mrs. Roger A. Hartline Mr. & Mrs. Gregory H. Hawley Dr. & Mrs. Guy M. Hicks, Jr. Ms. Lucy Hicks Mrs. Jane B. Hodges Mr. & Mrs. Thomas S. Johnson

Mr. & Mrs. Steve Jones Ms. Elaine Kassouf Mrs. Mavis Kennedy Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Larsen Mrs. Anita LeMay Mr. & Mrs. Frank E. Lindstrom, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William D. Lineberry, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. S. Robert Lister Mr. & Mrs. Henry S. Long, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Luckie, III Mr. & Mrs. Merrill Mann Stanford & Nicole Massie Mrs. Cecelia C. Matthews Mr. & Mrs. Richard Mayne Ms. Kim McBride Ms. Jane H. McPherson Mr. & Mrs. Howard Miles Mr. & Mrs. Fred Moore, Jr. Mrs. J. M. Morgan, Jr. Mrs. Jane Mullins Mr. & Mrs. Lee B. Murray Dr. & Mrs. Alexander M. Nading, Jr. Mrs. Linda Nowak Mr. & Mrs. Terry Oden Steve & Mary Phillips Sally & Gene T. Price Ms. Suzanne Respess

Mrs. Mel Robinson Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Scott Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Scott, Jr. Mrs. Vicki Smith Mrs. Lamar Smith, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Sprague Ms. Rosemary Strouss Mr. & Mrs. Russell R. Stutts, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Wendell H. Taylor, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. George N. Tobia Mr. Steve Todd & Mr. Ben Henry Ms. Kate Tremblay & Mr. John LeMunyon Ms. Vivian Tucker Mr. & Mrs. Brooks Vaughan Mr. & Mrs. William T. Warren Mrs. Leila Watson Ms. Marjorie L. White Ms. Holly Whitmire Dr. & Mrs. Richard H. Whitney Dr. & Mrs. James R. Williams Mr. & Mrs. John W. Williams Mr. & Mrs. Clyde E. Wills Ms. Margery J. Wirth Mr. & Mrs. Richard Womack Alan & Harriet Word

LBYD, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Guy Able, Jr. Mrs. Patricia B. Alley Mr. & Mrs. Michael Alosi Ms. Gail Andrews & Dr. Richard Marchase Dr. & Mrs. Stuart Atkinson Dr. & Mrs. Alvin L. Atlas Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Atwood Dr. Jack M. Averett, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Bailey Dr. & Mrs. William C. Bailey Ms. Anita S. Baker Mr. Tom Baker & Dr. Carol Leitner Mr. & Mrs. John Barelare Mrs. Richard G. Bastar, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William Benjamin, Jr. Mrs. Mindy Bennett Dr. & Mrs. Neal R. Berte Dr. Jill Billions Mr. & Mrs. Archie Bisset, III Mr. & Mrs. Brody Black Mrs. J. W. Bledsoe, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Lucian F. Bloodworth Ms. Polly Borasino Ms. Connie Bostany Mrs. Lindsey H. Branyon Connie & C. Michael Buchanan Dr. & Mrs. Charles E. Bugg Mr. & Mrs. Dean Burgess Mr. & Mrs. William L. Camp Mrs. Anne G. Carey Mr. & Mrs. Ben Carlisle Mr. & Mrs. Jim Carns Augusta & Ralph Cash Mr. & Mrs. A. P. Christenson Mr. & Mrs. Roger G. Clarke Mr. & Mrs. John D. Clements Mr. & Mrs. Archie Cobbs Mrs. Glenda Cochran Linda & Benjamin Cohen Mr. & Mrs. Jack Cole Bess Collias Mrs. Jennafer Collins Mrs. Rhonda Cooper Ms. Amy Cottrill Ms. Miriam Cowan Ms. Janet Cox Mr. Samuel Cox Mr. R. N. Craig & Mrs. Carol M. Craig Ms. Nelda Creel Mr. & Mrs. Robert Crook Dr. & Mrs. James Cullinan Mr. & Mrs. Kirk Cunningham Michelle & Michael Danley Mr. & Mrs. Frank W. Davies, Jr. Mrs. Patricia Davis Ms. Molleen Desai Mr. & Mrs. James DeWilde Mr. John Dewitt & Mr. Wayne Odom Ms. Eva Dillard Mrs. Mary I. Dillon Mr. & Mrs. David Donahue Mrs. Lisa Downing Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Drennen Mr. & Mrs. William D. Drinkard Mr. & Mrs. Bruce C. Dunbar, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Dye Mr. & Mrs. George S. Eastwood, II Mr. & Mrs. W. J. Edmiston Mr. Paul Eggert Mr. & Mrs. James H. Eldridge Mr. & Mrs. Eddie Elliott Ms. Kathy English Mr. & Mrs. Sid Evans Mr. & Mrs. Walter B. Evans, Jr. Mrs. Jeri Finchum Mr. & Mrs. Joe M. Finkel Ms. Susan Finley Ms. Rebecca Flynn Mr. Marlon Ford Ms. Anita Franklin

Mrs. Lyn Froning Mr. & Mrs. James Garrison Mr. & Mrs. George Garzon Mr. & Mrs. Maury Gaston Megan & Ben Gerace Dr. & Mrs. G. Y. Gillespie Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Graves Mr. & Mrs. James C. Gray III Mrs. Beverly Green Mrs. Elizabeth C. Gregory Mrs. Catherine Gregory Ms. Carol Hagood Mr. & Mrs. Dexter Hambaugh Mr. & Mrs. Mike Harris Mrs. Ann G. Harvey & Mr. Thomas W. Schultz Ms. Lynn Headley Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Helfand Mr. & Mrs. James Hewitt Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Hoffman, III Mr. Don Holley Mr. & Mrs. Elam Holley Mrs. Dany Hollingsworth Mrs. Mona Holmes Mrs. Cathy Horton Mr. & Mrs. Robert Howard Dr. & Mrs. Thomas S. Huddle Mr. & Mrs. J.B. Hudspeth Mr. & Mrs. Duncan Hulsey Mr. Peter Humphries Dr. & Mrs. John C. Hurst, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James Hyde Mr. & Mrs. David Israel Mr. & Mrs. Stephen C. Jackson Ms. Teresa Jang Ms. Ellen C. Johnson Mary & Jan Jones Ms. Lynn Joseph Drs. Gina & Gerald Karcher Mr. & Mrs. John H. Kimberly Mrs. Cass Klimcak Mr. & Mrs. John Kuklinski, Jr. Ms. Tabitha Lacy Bill & Mindy Lalor Mr. & Mrs. Edwin E. Lambert Mrs. Mary Lyn LaRussa Mr. & Mrs. Reed Lawrence Ms. Susan Levine Sally Lewis Maurice & Marcella Little Mr. & Mrs. James A. Livingston, Jr. Ms. Donna M. Lummus Ms. Rhonda Lusco Mr. & Mrs. David E. Mackin Ms. Maryann Manning Mrs. Jennifer Marbutt Mr. & Mrs. William E. Matthews V Ms. Kim McClafferty Mr. & Mrs. Gene McElroy Mr. & Mrs. Frank H. McFadden Dr. & Mrs. David McGiffin Mrs. Lynne McTyre Mr. & Mrs. Fred Medley Ms. Jan A. Midgley & Mr. Dean Clark Mrs. Sandra Miller Mr. Matthew Miller & Mrs. Suzanne Fayette Charles & Elizabeth Miller Dr. & Mrs. Patrick Mills, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Gary Mollengarden Mr. & Mrs. James J. Monaghan Ms. Cathleen Moore Mr. & Mrs. Jack A. Moore Ms. Jean E. Mosley Ms. Sylvie Mrug Dr. Charles Murray Mr. Drew Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Ken Nichols Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, Jr. Mr. Jim North, Jr. Dr. John E. Norton Mr. & Mrs. Dale E. O’Connor Mr. & Mrs. Bill Ogard Mrs. Nelda Osment

Mr. & Mrs. Joe Owings Mr. & Mrs. William B. Parker Mr. Jason E. Patrick Ms. Pam Paustian Ms. Mary Scott Pearson Mr. & Mrs. Tom Pearson Mr. Glenn Peoples, Sr. Joey & Adele Peters Mr. & Mrs. Ted Petras Mr. & Mrs. David Philpot Mrs. Jane Cobb Pickering Mr. Chris Pinke Mr. & Mrs. Peter Poerschke Ms. Patsy Porter Mr. & Mrs. Scott Prescott Mr. & Mrs. Jim Prestwood Ms. Susan Pretnar Mr. & Mrs. James Purnell Mr. & Mrs. William Rabel Mr. & Mrs. Milton C. Ragsdale, IV Mr. & Mrs. Erskine Ramsay, II Mr. & Mrs. Rodney B. Ramsay Mr. James H. Raynes Mr. & Mrs. Sam Reames Mr. Robert Reiche & Mrs. Ellen J. Schmidt Ms. Su Reid-St. John Dr. & Mrs. Courtenay Renneker Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Reynolds Mr. & Mrs. David Roberson Mr. & Mrs. David Romanoff Mrs. Sara M. Roseman Ms. Kathy Rowe Jim & Emily Rowland Ms. Rebecca Russell Mr. & Mrs. Samuel E. Russell, Jr. Pearl & Don Ryan Mr. & Mrs. William Sandlin Mr. & Mrs. Joe Sandner Ms Karen Scott Ms. Tammy Searcy Dr. Gloria Sellman Mr. & Mrs. Walter E. Shackelford Mrs. Robert G. Sherrill Mr. & Mrs. Perry G. Shuttlesworth Dr. & Mrs. Gene Siegal Toby & Bert Siegel Ms. Wendy Simmons Mr. & Mrs. William J. Simmons Mr. & Mrs. A. Page Sloss, Jr. Ms. Donna Slovensky Dr. Carol Smith Mr. William E. Smith III Mr. & Mrs. Joey Smith Dr. Shirley Steele Larry & Joalice Stephens Mr. & Mrs. Bart Stephens Mr. & Mrs. David Stewart Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Stoddard Dr. J. Michael Straughn Mr. & Mrs. James H. Strickland Mrs. Mary K. Stringfellow Mr. & Mrs. James F. Sulzby, III Mrs. Katherine Thrower Mr. & Mrs. Gray Thuston Ms. Katherine Tipton Mrs. Helen V. Titus Mr. & Mrs. Brock Tompkins Mr. & Mrs. Dan G. Trawick Ms. Fannie Turner Ms. Lara Vickery Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Vitalis Judy & Ralph Wackenhut Mr. & Mrs. Jack Wallace Dr. & Mrs. Phillip C. Watkins Mr. & Mrs. Allen Weatherford, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Warren E. Weed Terry N. Weems & Terry Sutherland Mr. & Mrs. Reynolds D. Whatley Mr. & Mrs. H. P. Whiteside Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Widner Herb & Carol Wilbanks Mr. & Mrs. David T. Williams Mr. & Mrs. Kirk Withrow Mr. William Wong

Mr. & Mrs. Brad Woodworth Mrs. Cheryl H. Wooten Mr. & Mrs. Steve Yester Mr. & Mrs. Jobey York Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Youngblood Mr. & Mrs. John Yow

Trillium $45-59 Ms. Amy E. Adkins

Ms. Ardis Albany Mr. & Mrs. Ken Alderman Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson Ms. Betty D. Anderson Mr. J.R. Andrews Mrs. Dorothy T. Ashby Mr. Scott Barfoot Ms. Debra Bartoletti Ms. Caroline Bates Ms. Cathy Beasley Ms. Barbara Bell Ms. Michelle Blackwood Mrs. Mary S. Bowman Mr. Benjamin Jack Bryan Mrs. Wallace Bunn Mrs. Cathy Canant Dr. Richard Carroll Dr. & Ms. Robert B. Chadband Ms. Lyn Chappelle Mr. & Mrs. Rusty Chastain Mrs. Dorothy Clark Mrs. Judith M. Cloe Rita C. Constantine Ms. Kathleen Cooper & Mr. Kenny Watson Mrs. Belton Cooper Ms. Margaret Davis Mrs. Sandra S. Dean Mrs. Judy DeWitt Mrs. Joseph M. Donald, Jr. Ms. Tonya Drake Mr. W.B. Dumas Ms. Leza Duncan Ms. Mary Edwards Mueller Ms. Joanne Englebert Ms. Jean Folsom Mrs. Joann Fox Ms. Rita Freeman Mrs. Bette Fritz Ms. Kathleen Gard Mrs. Michael Gilliam Mr. & Mrs. Christopher A. Glaub Mrs. Eve Graham Mrs. Becky Greenlee Ms. Gwendolyn Griffin Ms. Rebecca R. Griffith Dr. Ward Haarbauer Mrs. Judy Hager Mr. Jeffery L. Hannah Ms. Theresa Harrison Mr. Tom Hart Mrs. Mary Hawkins Ms. Jeremy B. Hayden Mr. Richard Healy Ms. Yvette Heath Mr. & Mrs. Craig Higgins Mr. & Mrs. George S. Hiller, III Ms. Joan Hilner Dr. Kathryn Hoar & Mr. Wayne Hoar Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Holcombe Mr. & Mrs. John H. Howell Ms. Cindy Huesman Ms. Kim Huey Mr. & Mrs. Lee Hurley Ms. Dolores Hydock Mr. & Mrs. Richard Igou Mr. John E. Jefferies, Jr. Mr. Raymond Jourdan Mr. & Mrs. J. Terrence Joyce Mr. Rodney Kornegay Ms. Polly Kratt Mrs. Barbara B. Lampkin Mrs. Ann Lee Mrs. R. Edward Leslie

Mrs. & Mr. Judy M. Lewis Dr. Walter Little Mrs. Jobie Lynch Mrs. Joy Magruder Mrs. Rebecca Mason Ms. Cecile L. Mason Mrs. Louis G. Mason Mrs. Kate Mather Mrs. Luverne Mattil Mrs. Kay B. McCarty Mr. & Mrs. Philip I. McGrath Miss Virginia McLean Mrs. E.J. Meriwether Ms. Patricia Miller Ms. Margaret R. Monaghan Mr. Frank Monge Ms. Kathryn Morgan Ms. Margaret Newton Mr. Jason Noah Mrs. Martha Norville Dr. Eddie P. Ort III Mrs. Marjorie C. Paden Ms. Cherrye Fincher Parker Ms. Anne Parrish Jennifer Patterson Ms. Martha Pezrow Ms. Cynthia Pinger Ms. Mary Rhodes Mr. Clayton Richard Mrs. Judith Rives Reverend Melvin Rodgers Ms. Nancy Roepke Ms. Kit Samford Mr. Terry Shaneyfelt Ms. Dale Sherer Mrs. Nola A. Shiflett Mrs. Anne Shiller Ms. Dorothy Smitherman Mrs. Sue Solomon Mrs. Donna Speegle Ms. Louella L. Stinson Ms. Denyse Thornley-Brown Mr. Ron Thrasher Mrs. Ethel Wade Ms. Connie Wade Ms. Cynthia V. Walters Mrs. Betty Warren Ms. Shelley Watkins Mrs. Betty C. Welden Mrs. June Wheelock Mrs. Suzanne B. Wright Ms. Eleanor F. Wright Ms. Carolyn R. Wynn Ms. Charlotte C. Zarzaur

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Hydrangea $60-124

Young Professional MaryBeth & Coleman Barnes Ms. Tiffany Blasingame Ms. Holly Chesnut Mrs. Laura Foster Mr. & Mrs. Michael H. Gregory Mrs. Karon Harmon Mr. Sim Johnson Mr. & Mrs. S.B. Pinkerton Mrs. Emily Vanlandingham Mr. & Mrs. Hale White Mr. Robert White Ms. Angela K. Adams Ms. Teresa Boody Ms. Neill Crook Mr. Michael Crump Ms. Sarah Glover Miss Katie Kimbrell Ms. Sharon Lewis Mr. Elliot J. Lowe Mr. Rusty McHan Ms. Laura Payne Ms. Cameron Perry Ms. Susan Putnam Ms. Meredith Robbins Mr. Carlos Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schor Mr. Daniel Singler

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