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May: Azaleas

Oak-leaf Hydrangeas





Flowering shrubs

Roses (peak)


Summer Annuals

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ON THE COVER Amy Nabors lives in Alexander City and is a part time photographer and blogger at www.ordinarilyextraordinary. com. She enjoys visiting The Gardens with her son when they are in Birmingham to see family or shop. Amy first started bringing her son to The Gardens to allow him to release some of his energy after the hour drive into Birmingham.

Wildflowers Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Dayspring’ Jemison Lily Garden

June: Crape Myrtles


Daylilies (peak)



Southern Magnolias


Summer Annuals





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Member Trip

Members-only Class

Amy and her son both love walking through The Gardens, each with camera in hand, to photograph the ever changing beauty. Since beginning their visits to The Gardens her son has become such a lover of flowers and plants. Amy captured her son jumping over a rock in the Japanese Gardens on a beautiful Spring day in early April. This photo is one of her favorites from her visits to The Gardens because it captures her son’s energetic personality. It isn’t too late to submit your own photograph to be considered for an upcoming issue. Please visit for more information or email



Thomas G. Amason, Jr. ................................PRESIDENT Henry Ray ........................................... PRESIDENT-ELECT Scott Walton....................................................TREASURER Lou Willie ........................................................SECRETARY Kimberly J. Rogers ............................VP DEVELOPMENT Fred Keith ...........................VP FACILITIES & PLANNING Morris C. Benners ............. IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Tricia Noble .........................................................OFFICER Janet Taylor ..........................................................OFFICER Laurie Allen Shane Boatright Mena Brock Maggie Brooke Elizabeth Broughton Richard E. Davis Clarke Gillespy Margi Ingram Carl Jones Sheryl Kimerling Mike Malone Fred Murray Reese Murrary III Kathryn Porter Hanson Slaughter Louise A. Wrinkle

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.


M AIN ............................................205.414.3950 Fred Spicer ...................................... EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Olivia Alison ............................. DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR Stephanie Banks ..................................FINANCE DIRECTOR Elizabeth Drewry ............................................... LIBRARIAN Ellen Hardy ...........EDUCATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR Michael Hansen .......... MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS COORDINATOR Henry Hughes ...............................EDUCATION DIRECTOR George Jenkins ............................ DEVELOPMENT OFFICER Jason Kirby ....................LIBRARY ASSISTANT & ARCHIVIST Andrew Krebbs ........................DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & MEMBERSHIP Savannah Lanier ...................DONOR RELATIONS OFFICER Hope Long ......................DIRECTOR OF LIBRARY SERVICES John Manion .....CURATOR OF KAUL WILDFLOWER GARDEN Shelly McCarty.................SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR Carleen Mitchell.........................................FINANCE CLERK Phyllis Sutton ..............EDUCATION ACTIVITIES SPECIALIST Mary-Bestor Tickle ................VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR Rona Walters .................................MEMBERSHIP ASSISTANT The Garden Dirt is the newsletter of Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The Garden Dirt is published six times a year to foster awareness and support events, services, and significant programs of Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. We welcome your comments and address corrections. Please contact: Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Editor, Andrew Krebbs 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, AL 35223 205.414.3959 or Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens practices a policy of equal opportunity and 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 and Recreation Board. The deadline for the July/August issue is May 15.


Dear Friends: Our mission of educating people about plants, gardens and the environment lies at the core of the 2010 Master Plan for Birmingham Botanical Gardens, which was unveiled on 25 March, and can be viewed at www.bbgardens. org/masterplan. The plan is visitororiented, providing greater accessibility and increasing our capacity for events, activities and teaching. It solves stormwater problems with ecological restoration, making more places to conserve, display and teach about Alabama’s remarkable native plant diversity. It also emphasizes “the global garden” by adding an important chapter in garden design history and expanding food crop production. Finally, it points the way to greater sustainability as green technologies replace an aging and inefficient infrastructure. The plan’s completion signifies “the end of the beginning” of the process and will soon be followed by cost estimations and strategic planning to prioritize what elements of the plan will be tackled in what order and when. In a broad sense, The Gardens’ current form has taken nearly 50 years and three master plans to evolve. Just as trees take time to mature, the 2010 master plan—which builds on the past—will take some time to realize. We believe that this measured approach is to our benefit. I’ll close by thanking all of our generous volunteers, partnering organizations and skilled staff for their efforts in helping stage the Spencer Lecture, Spring Plant Sale and Earth Day at The Gardens. We owe our success to all of you, as well as the thousands of patrons, customers and visitors who partake of our numerous program offerings.

Save t he Date Glorious Gardens May 8-9

Birmingham Rose Show May 8-9

Alabama Bonsai Society Show May 15-16

Birmingham Daylily Society Show & Sale May 15

Birmingham Fern Society Lecture May 19

Donor Trip to Brandywine Valley May 20-23

Annual Fern Society Show June 16

See you in The Gardens, Fred Spicer Executive Director

Member Day July 24

Cocktails in The Gardens August 12 September 9 October 14

2010 Master Plan for Birmingham Botanical Gardens To view the full plan, visit

The Garden Dirt honored with Platinum Hermes Creative Award The Hermes’s prestigious Platinum Award is presented to those entries judged to be among the most outstanding entries in the competition. Platinum Winners are recognized for their excellence in terms of quality, creativity and resourcefulness. Hermes Creative Awards is an international awards competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media. Hermes Creative Awards recognizes outstanding work in the industry while promoting the philanthropic nature of marketing and communication professionals. The Hermes Creative Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals. This is the second Platinum award for Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The Gardens also won a Gold level award for its e-newsletter. For more information contact Andrew Krebbs, Director of Marketing & Membership, at 205.414.3959 or akrebbs@



Your Membership Benefits Membership: Great Cause. Great Value.

MEMBERS DAY TRIP: Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art Chihuly at Cheekwood and The American Impressionists in the Garden June 22 Join us for a Friends’ Day Trip to Nashville’s Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art on Tuesday, June 22. We will experience the fantastic glass creations of Dale Chihuly in the garden and Cheek mansion, as well as the outstanding exhibition The American Impressionists in the Garden. The cost of the trip is $60/person, which includes Charter Bus transportation, Chihuly at Cheekwood and The American Impressionists in the Garden tickets, lunch at the Pineapple Room Restaurant, and snacks. This trip is open to all members of Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Each member will be allowed to bring one non-member on the trip. For more information visit or contact Shelly McCarty 205.414.3965 or Payment for trip must be received by June 8, 2010.

REMEMBERING SOMEONE SPECIAL We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. – Abraham Lincoln When there seem to be more thorns than blossoms in your life, we invite you to The Gardens to smell the roses, take a walk or learn about plants. We also hope you will remember special moments you may have shared here—a school or family photo, a Sunday stroll, a wedding or a picnic—and consider honoring a loved one or commemorating that occasion with a memorial gift. By investing in The Gardens, either through membership or charitable gifts, you are ensuring that this beautiful place will remain a vital asset of our community and will continue to teach people about nature and the environment. Please contact Olivia Alison about making a gift that will make a difference at 205.414.3961 or


Virginia & Bill Spencer with Spencer Lecturer Gordon Hayward & Wife Mary. We mourn the loss of our friend, Bill Spencer; a long-time supporter of The Gardens. Look in the July/August issue for our tribute to Bill.


Treat Your Mother (and Yourself) to...

Featuring Seven Stunning Gardens Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Sunday, May 9, Noon – 5 p.m. $25 All-Access Pass or $10 Individual Garden Pass Glorious Gardens returns to Birmingham on Mother's Day weekend, showcasing five residential homes and two public gardens. The biannual event allows ticket-holders intimate views of five private gardens from across the horticultural spectrum, from sprawling ranch-style estate to quaint English garden. Birmingham Southern College's awardwinning Southern Environmental Center (SEC) is also featured, as well as the annual Birmingham Rose Show at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, including the Dunn Formal Rose Garden, which will be at or near its peak bloom. Glorious Gardens not only educates visitors about plants, art, gardening and various aspects of landscape design but also benefits our mission to promote public knowledge and appreciation of plants, gardens and the environment. Tickets may be purchased online at, at Leaf & Petal at The Gardens or at any of the gardens the day of the event. Please visit the website for addresses, images and complete details.

Featured Gardens Leslie & Elton Stephens | Shook Hill Road Kim & Peter Weinheimer | Stoningham Drive Catherine & Doug Coltharp | Abingdon Road Joy & Beau Grenier | Altamont Road Pam & Mike Hales | Baxter Circle Southern Environmental Center at Birmingham-Southern College Dunn Formal Rose Garden at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

PE RE N N I A L S O C I E T Y N E W S L E T T E R D E B U T As you may know, the Perennial Society is composed of the forward-thinking individuals who have made a planned gift to The Gardens. Whether remembering Birmingham Botanical Gardens in their wills, or giving a gift of $10,000 and above to establish an endowment, these visionaries are ensuring the future of The Gardens. Early this summer, the very first Perennial Society newsletter will make its debut and will be sent out to loyal members of The Gardens. Read the profiles of our donors and pick up some useful estate and tax planning info by requesting a copy from Development Officer George Jenkins at 205.879.2762 or Learn more about the Perennial Society on our website at

Mr. & Mrs. Edgar G. Aldridge Mrs. Ruby S. Ansley Mrs. Lucille S. Beeson Mrs. Tom Tartt Brown D. Joseph & Ida C. Burns Mrs. Martha Stone Cobb Daniel The Dunn French Family Mr. F. Lewter Ferrell, Jr.

Mr. R.R Herbst Mr. J. Ernest & Mrs. Ora Lee Hill Mr. George L. Jenkins Hugh & Bobbe Kaul Dr. Bodil Lindin-Lamon Fran Lawlor Dr. Michael E. Malone Ms. Louise T. McAvoy

Mrs. Mary Jean Morawetz Mr. Philip Morris Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. A. I. Perley Steve & LeAnne Porter Mr. & Mrs. William M. Spencer, III Mr. Frederick R. Spicer, Jr. Mr. Douglas Arant Stockham Dr. Wendell H. Taylor Mrs. Carolyn Tynes



2009 Volunteers of the Year

Mary-Bestor Tickle, Volunteer Coordinator

out of the ground all curled up?” Ida C Burns responded with an invitation to help type letters in the Library. Like Ida before her, Thelma is the Library’s matriarch – recruiting and coordinating volunteers to keep its doors open seven days a week. As to her unwavering dedication, Thelma responds “Ida said it takes special people to work in a library and for me this has meant hundreds of friends.”

Thelma Stichweh

After highlighting Susan Colvin and the Fay B. Ireland Perennial Group (2009 Plantsperson and Plant Partner of the Year, respectively) in the March/April issue, we now tip our hats to the Ida C. Burns Volunteer of the Year and the Educator of the Year as they lead us through a busy summer season of youth programs and vacationing visitors. Since February 1976, Ida C. Burns Volunteer of the Year Thelma Stichweh has dedicated every Friday morning to the Library cataloging, shelving, reading and assisting patrons with books. Her own story began 33 years ago when a friend coerced her to attend a seminar on orchids and ferns led by Ida C. Burns. She describes herself as asking the silliest question, “Why do my ferns come up

Bitsy Williams has been leading children as an education docent since the inception of the Discovery Field Trip curriculum. Our Educator of the Year draws on her background as a play therapist at Children’s Hospital to make each child’s experience unforgettable. In her words, “For each child this may be their only chance to visit The Gardens.” Bitsy uses nature’s spontaneous tools to enhance each field trip. Of her dedication, Bitsy Bitsy Williams humbly replies, “They’ll have to fire me!” Sorry Bitsy, we were thinking more like a raise. To join Thelma in the Library or Bitsy as an education docent, contact Mary-Bestor Tickle at 205.414.3962 or

For Another Successful Spring Plant Sale, Thank You! To the army of volunteers who make the Spring Plant Sale happen, to Colonial Brookwood, Inc. for providing the site for four years and to the tireless Friends and City staff members who work around the clock before, during, and after this gargantuan fundraising event, we express our gratitude and our admiration. We appreciate our sponsors: Johnson Sterling, Brio, Birmingham Home & Garden, Leaf & Petal,, and Buffalo Rock. Now if we can just all get those plants in the ground…


Staff and volunteers unloading plants for sale.

M a in Lib r a ry A rt G a l l e ry M ay / Ju n e

Hope Long, Director of Library

Kate Merritt-Davis

Succulent Container Gardens: Design Eyecatching Displays with 350 Easy-care Plants, by Debra Lee Baldwin Ok, so if you know me, you know that I go through phases where I am obsessed with a particular group of plants. My obsession for the past two years has

Opening Reception Friday, May 7 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Prolonged Exposure

L I B R A R Y B O O K GRO U P been sedums and succulents. I have been waiting—very impatiently—for Debra Baldwin’s newest book to finally be published, and I was not disappointed. This book is full of fantastic pictures that will have you chomping at the bit to create your own cool and funky succulent container. There are five parts to the book: Paring Plants with Pots, Plant Palette, Creative Designs and Displays, Planting, Care and Propagation and then a section on Design-Oriented Plant Lists which has lists with pictures of categories such as textural features, cold-hardy cacti and succulents, colorful leaves, fillers and cascaders. If you are a lover of succulents and sedums this book is a must for your collection. Stop by The Library and check it out! You can also stop by Leaf ‘n Petal at the Gardens and purchase it. For more information you can contact Hope at 205.414.3931 or

Join us in The Library on May 4 and June 1 for the monthly meeting of The Library Book Group.



Tuesday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. Passalong Plants by Steve Bender. We will be having a plant swap at this meeting!

Tuesday, July 6 at 6:30 pm The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A natural history of four meals by Michael Pollan.

For more information please call Hope Long, 205.414.3931 or email,

Visit the Gerlach Plant Information Center

inside the Garden Center during May and June for the exhibit RAISED BED GARDENING



Good Things Growing… In The Gardens

Fred Spicer, Executive Director

Sweetbay magnolia, Magnolia virginiana, (below left) is a beautiful small tree with many subtle qualities. It’s a shame that this well-adapted and pest-free native is often overlooked when small trees are needed. It has an upright and multi-trunked habit, on which the leaves are borne towards the ends of the branches like loose, soft clouds. The leaves are matte-smooth, oblong like rhododendron, medium green on top and silvery beneath (below, top right). The latter quality is much-discussed in the literature, deservedly so, as breezes create a nice, understated shimmering effect. The flowers (right) are creamy-white, and lemony-sweet, occurring in moderation throughout May and June, and sporadically into September on mature plants. Primarily a Coastal Plain species occurring from MA and NY (Long Island) south through Florida, and west to eastern TX, sweetbay is also found in the Piedmont from NJ south through the Carolinas and GA and west, sporadically into MS and AR. It rarely occurs in low elevation southern mountain bogs. Some taxonomists treat the smaller, more deciduous, northern populations as var. virginiana, northern sweetbay, and the larger, evergreen southern populations as var. australis, southern sweetbay. Between native stands in NJ and AL, the variation is quite pronounced; in NJ 15-20’ in height is the norm. In AL, I’ve seen plants in the wild over 60’ tall, although 30-40’ is more likely in cultivation, after many years. Sweetbay prefers moist, acid habitats in the wild, like swamps, stream edges, and other drainage ways. In Alabama, it is relatively common in such habitats in the southeastern twothirds of the state. Here, it competes favorably under and alongside its close relative southern magnolia, M. grandiflora, and other large wetland trees. In cultivation, however, sweetbay shows excellent drought tolerance and also thrives in open, sunny locations. It makes an ideal lawn, edge-ofthe-woods, courtyard or patio specimen and is beautiful in formal and informal groupings alike. See sweetbay at The Gardens near Sonat Lake and in the Kaul Wildflower Garden.


For more information on Magnolia virginiana, please go to

Garde ning Tips for March/April Courtesy of

MAY FRUITS AND NUTS – Continue spray program. Keep grass from around trees and strawberries. Peaches and apples can still be budded. SHRUBS – Newly planted shrubs need extra care now and in coming weeks. Don’t spray with oil emulsions when temperature is above 85 °F. LAWNS – Now is the best time to start lawns from seed. Water new lawns as needed to prevent drying. Keep established lawns actively growing by watering, fertilizing and mowing. Spray weeds in lawns with proper herbicide. ROSES – Spray or dust for insects and diseases. Fertilize monthly with complete fertilizer or rose special. Container-grown plants in flower may be planted. Prune climbing roses after the first big flush offlowering. ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS – Late plantings of bedding plants still have time to produce. Watch for insects on day lilies. BULBS – Summer bulbs started in containers may still be planted. Do not remove foliage from spring flowering bulbs. Do not let seedheads form on tulips and other spring flowering bulbs. MISCELLANEOUS – Mulch new shrub plantings if not already done. Avoid drying out new shrub, tree and lawn plantings. VEGETABLE SEED – Plant heatloving and tender vegetables. Start cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and celery in coldframe for fall garden. VEGETABLE PLANTS – Plant tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and sweet potatoes.

Leaf & Petal At The Gardens

JUNE FRUITS AND NUTS – Layer grapes and continue spray programs. Thin apples and peaches if too thick. SHRUBS – Lace bugs may be a problem on azaleas, pyracanthas, dogwoods, cherry laurels, and other shrubs. Water as needed. Fertilize now. Keep long shoots from developing by pinching out tips. Good time to take cuttings from semi-mature wood for rooting. LAWNS – Follow a schedule of fertilization and watering. Lawns should be mowed weekly Planting may continue if soil is moist. Continue weed spraying if necessary.

The gift shop for all your holiday giving.... home decor . furniture . books . stationery . jewelry . lighting . children’s gifts containers . garden items . oral designs Located at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens 2612 Lane Park Road, Mt. Brook 205.877.3030 .

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ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS – Keep old ower heads removed to promote continued owering. Plant garden mums if not already in. For compact mums, keep tips pinched out. Watch for insects and diseases.



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BULBS – Foliage may be removed from spring bulbs if it has yellowed and is becoming dry. Watch for aphids and thrips on summer bulbs. MISCELLANEOUS – If scale insects continue on shrubs, use materials other than oils. Set houseplants on porch or outdoors in shade and pay close attention to the need for water. If desired, air layer houseplants. VEGETABLE SEED – Plant beans, ďŹ eld peas, pumpkins, squash, corn, cantaloupes and watermelons. VEGETABLE PLANTS – Plant tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and sweet potato vine cuttings.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens Members receive 10% discount on lunch at the cafe *please show member card when ordering

Wonderful Lunches 2 Extraordinary Events The Beauty of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens Box Lunches 2Event Menus 2Patio Seating

Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday, 11-2 2 Host your next social or corporate event at The Gardens CafĂŠ 2612 Lane Park Road 2 Birmingham 2 205.871.1000

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by Kathy G



Birmingham Daylily Society’s Annual Daylily Sale

Birmingham Fern Society 34th Annual Show & Sale Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Saturday, May 15

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

9 – 3 p.m. Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Entries accepted for Fern Show 8 – 10 a.m. Show and Sale open to the public 1 – 5 p.m. For more information contact Ginny Lusk at 205.988.0299.

Birmingham Rose Show

Annual Fern Lecture “Ferns of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park,with comments on rare ferns of Alabama” Speaker: Dr. Patricia Cox May 19, 2010 | 6:30 p.m. Garden Center at Birmingham Botanical Gardens FREE -- OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Saturday, May 8 1 – 6 p.m. Judging starts at 11 a.m. MOTHER’S DAY! Sunday, May 9 Noon – 6 p.m. The Auditorium, Hodges and Ireland Rooms at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

For more information contact Ginny Lusk at 205.988.0299.

Alabama Bonsai Society presents the 2010 Annual Spring Show Saturday, May 15, 11-5 p.m. Sunday, May 16, Noon-4 p.m. Auditorium at Birmingham Botanical Gardens This is an exquisite collection of miniaturized trees grown and styled using ancient Oriental artistic and horticultural practices. Bonsai trees, pots and tools will be available for sale. Members of the Alabama Bonsai Society will be available to discuss the aspects of Bonsai and the care of your trees.




T H E G A R D E N S 2010!

Camp is filling up fast! Don’t forget to register. Parents and children guide our children’s summer programs. Keeping your needs and requests ďŹ rst in mind, we have extended the hours of our traditional summer programs for your convenience. Beginning this summer, camps will be offered for children entering 5K-6th grades, MondayFriday, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Children choose from a variety of favorite topics including nature and the outdoors, plants and our environment, cooking, art, and more! Programs are designed to actively promote your child’s natural sense of creativity and discovery with fun learning experiences in the unmatched setting at Birmingham Botanical Gardens!

water bottle. Registration begins March 1 for Members and March 15 for all others. Pre-registration is required. Register early! Limited spaces ďŹ ll quickly. T-shirts will be available for purchase on the ďŹ rst day of camp! For more details or to register by phone, contact Ellen Hardy, Education Program Coordinator, at 205.414.3953 or ehardy@ For further information or to register online, please visit

All sessions are taught by certiďŹ ed or otherwise qualiďŹ ed teachers. Light snack provided. Bring your own lunch and

$160/$128 Members (Hydrangea level and above) Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $128/$102 Members (Hydrangea level and above) *Four days, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

June 1-4*

June 21-25

July 12-16

Let’s Get Growing For children entering 5K-2 grades

Monet’s Garden For children entering 5K-2 grades

Bird Buddies For children entering 5K-2 grades

Lavender and Lemonade For children entering 3-6 grades

Hidden Garden Treasures For children entering 3-6 grades

Nature Artists in The Gardens For children entering 3-6 grades

June 7-11

June 28-July 2

July 19-23

Nature Artists in The Gardens For children entering 5K-2 grades

Garden Adventures with “American Girl� For children entering 5K-2 grades

Southern Summer Chefs For children entering 5K-2 grades AND 3-6 grades

Painting in The Gardens For children entering 3-6 grades

Alabama: Nature and the Outdoors Camp For children entering 3-6 grades

June 14-18

July 6-9* Garden TECHniques

Exclusive Afternoon Art Camp, 1:00-4:00, $120/$96 Pastels in The Gardens For children entering 3-6 grades

For children entering 5K-2 grades

July 26-30 Scales and Tails For children entering 5K-2 grades



Art & Yoga Camp: For children entering 3-6 grades

Bird Expeditions For children entering 3-6 grades


Let’s Swap Plants

Date: Saturday, June 12, 9 a.m. - Noon Location: Formal Garden

Add something new to your garden! As a Member of Birmingham Botanical Gardens, you share enthusiasm for plants and gardening with fellow members. Let’s gather at The Gardens to swap plants and mingle all while expanding plant collections at the same time. Fred Spicer, Executive Director, will answer your questions or give advice to novice or experienced gardeners alike. Bring perennials, annuals, tropicals or seeds. Trade one for one and bring as many as you like. Just one of the many beneďŹ ts of being involved as a Member of The Gardens! If you would like to become a Member, please visit www. Don’t miss this great opportunity to swap plants with other plant enthusiasts! Pre-registration required. * Please Note: Plant must be labeled including sun/shade requirements. Invasive plant species are prohibited. If you are uncertain, please check for a list of invasive plants.




A D U LT & F A M I LY CLASSES S U M M E R 2010 For more information or to register visit or call 205.414.3958

Making a Down Under Pot Saturday, May 22 10 a.m. – Noon Instructors: Pam Knight, Artist and Hope Long, Master Gardener $30 Members / $36 Non-Members Join Artist Pam Knight and Master Gardener Hope Long to create your own ceramic upside-down planter. We will provide you with a bisque planter and paints for you to create your own masterpiece. If you aren’t the creative type, don’t worry—if you can hold a paintbrush, you can do this project. We will have a plethora of paints for you to use. Once finished, we will fire your planter so you can return the next weekend and plant your new Upside Down Planter. We will provide all materials. Pre-registration required.

Raising Urban Chickens

Southern Institute of Photography Summer 2010 Classes To register, call 205.414.3958 or visit Restoring Old Photos with Abbie Wiersma Special Saturday Workshop: May 8 / 9-4 p.m. | $95 Wedding and Bridal Photography with Melissa Pardi June 3 – July 8 (6 Thursdays) / 6:30 p.m. | $150 Basic Photography with Susanne King June 7 – July 19 (6 Mondays)* / 6 p.m. | $135 *no class July 5 Beyond the Basics: Intermediate Photography with Paul Franklin June 8 – July 13 (6 Tuesdays) / 6:30 p.m. | $150 Black & White Inkjet Printing with Abbie Wiersma Saturday, June 12 / 9-4 p.m. | $95 Photoshop Elements with Mike Nelson June 15 – July 20 (6 Tuesdays) / 6 p.m. | $150

Saturday, May 22 10 a.m. – Noon Instructor: Barbara Saurer $15 Members / $18 Non-Members Are you interested in keeping chickens in your backyard? Raising chickens is a fun and exciting journey. Join Barbara Saurer in this introductory session on how to raise and keep chickens in urban and suburban environments. Learn about the benefits of chickens, hen selection, city ordinances and more.


Water Wonders: Raindrops, Streams and Ponds in The Garden For children entering 5K-3rd grades

Travel and Vacation Photography with Jeff Chambless Special Saturday Workshop: June 19 / 1-5 p.m. | $75 Location Portraiture and Lighting with Jack Bains June 24 – July 29 (6 Thursdays) / 6 p.m. | $150 The Power of Layers (In Photoshop) with Abbie Wiersma Special Saturday Workshop: July 17 / 9-4 p.m. | $95 Introduction to Adobe Photoshop with Melissa Pardi July 19 – August 23 (6 Mondays) / 6:30 p.m. | $150 Photographing Infants and Children with Susanne King July 22 – August 26 (6 Thursdays) / 6 p.m. | $150

June 12th and19th (2 Saturdays) 9:00 am - Noon Instructors: Mary Marcoux, Science teacher and Fontaine Haskell, Art teacher Both Camps: $50 Members / $60 Non-Members One Camp: $25 Members / $30 Non-Members Water is an irresistible magnet, as well as something needed by all living things. Join us in exploring the water features at The Gardens in this two part Saturday camp. We will discover some fascinating things about water, including how nature recycles this precious resource. Participants will create Japanese watercolor scroll paintings and plant individual terrariums, along with learning some new types to celebrate the wonders of water by carrying out simple experiments.


Basic Photography with Jeff Chambless Special Weekend Workshop: July 24 –25 Saturday, 10-4 p.m. / Sunday, 2-6 p.m. | $95 Mastering Your Nikon DSLR with Paul Franklin July 28 – August 25 (5 Wednesdays) / 6:30 p.m. | $130

In Honor of

January 1- February 28, 2010



Mr. & Mrs. Russell H. Vandevelde, III

Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley

Gifts to the Library



Mrs. Martha Hiden Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley

Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley

Birmingham Botanical Gardens


Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley

Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley

M R. & M R S . M O R R I S C. BENNERS Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley

DOUG & GRACE BETHAY Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley

E L N A R. B R E N D E L Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley

DAVID & JANIE BROWN Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley

CAROL CHERASKIN Mr. & Mrs. William M. Slaughter

CHARLES & GINGER CLARK Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley

PHIL & DEANE COOK Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley

DEBBIE COONEY Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley

JON CULVER Lilies Of The Valley Garden Club

RICHIE & BETSY DANIELs Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley HAROLD & JANE GOINGS Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley

SUSAN GRIMES The Savantes Literary Club

H E N R Y F. H U G H E S The Canterbury Club

GILBERT & MUFF JOHNSTON Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley

WA L T & L I L L I A N L A U G H L I N Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley

M I C H A E L E. M A L O N E Edgewood Garden Club JO H N N Y & B E V E R L Y M C N E I L Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley

JOHNNY & DARLEEN MEARS Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley

ALEX & SUSAN NADING NANCY NASH East End Council DI C K I E & H E L E N O W E N S Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley

DUNCAN & KAY PACE Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley


January thru March 2010 Wildflowers Garden Club – in memory of Lois Wilson Chapman

Staff of The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens – in memory of Christine Ellis Mathis

SCOTT & CARROLL PHELPS Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley

KIP & MARGARET PORTER Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley

Oak Street Garden Shop Employees – in memory of Ann Adams Pritchard – in memory of Alexander Shelton Lacy

H A R R Y B. R E G I S T E R Valley Off Shoots Garden Club


– in memory of Marquis M. Hunt Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley

Melanie Johns


– in memory of Vivien Lockhart

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Luverne Mattil


– in honor of Carl Mattil

WA D E & B A B B I E S H E L T O N Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley

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STEVE & NORVAL SPRINGFIELD Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley

BILL & SUSAN SULLINS Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley



Edgewood Garden Club – in honor of Mike Malone

East End Council Federated Garden Clubs – in honor of Nancy Nash

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Ellen Ingram

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In Memory of Iris x germanica, Ireland Iris Garden


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Princeton Baptist Radiation Oncology

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William Baskett

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Mrs. Mary I. Dillon

Chado Urasenke Tankokai Birmingham Association

LOIS CHAPMAN Mr. and Mrs. Frank Canterbury, Jr. Wildflowers Garden Club

Chairman Mrs. Louise D. Johnson Director Mrs. Claire H. Fairley Advisor Mrs. Fay B. Ireland Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Jones, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Pursell Mr. and Mrs. William M. Spencer, III Benefactor Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Allison Mrs. Tom Tartt Brown Mr. Stewart M. Dansby Dr. and Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Arant Stockham Southern Progress Foundation


Patron Mr. and Mrs. W. Frank Cobb, III Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Fletcher Mr. and Mrs. James M. Johnson Mayer Electric Supply Company, Inc Mr. and Mrs.Guy K. Mitchell, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. Dr. James L. Newsome Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Northen III Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Ray, Jr. Mrs. Dorothy L. Renneker Mr. and Mrs. B. Hanson Slaughter Mr. and Mrs. Jarred O. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. W. Hall Thompson Mr. and Mrs. John N. Wrinkle

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Ms. Mary Carolyn G. Boothby


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L A W R E N C E D U M A S , III Ms. Mary Carolyn G. Boothby Mrs. Lee B. Chapman

W A L T E R B. E V A N S Mr. and Mrs. Michael Balliet Ms. Mary Carolyn G. Boothby Mrs. Lee B. Chapman The Little Garden Club Mrs. James H. McCary Mrs. Mary Jean Morawetz Dr. and Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock Mrs. Brand Walton

SHANNON FUNDREBURK Brookwood Internal Medicine, P.C.


MOSELLE PLEDGER A N N A. P R I T C H A R D Ms. Mary Carolyn G. Boothby Mrs. Homer J. Urquhart

A SA ROUNTREE Ms. Mary Carolyn G. Boothby

BENJAMIN LANE SAVAGE HealthSouth Lakeshore Rehab Hospital

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M A R G A R I T A M. H U G H E S Mr. Warren G. Caris Mr. and Mrs. James A. Livingston, III Mr. and Mrs. George E. Passey Dr. and Mrs. James M. Rushing

M A R Q U I S M. H U N T , J R. Mr. Will Brantley Christian & Associates Architects, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Seibels, Jr. Mrs. Arnold Unger

A R I L L A E. J O H N S T O N Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Cox, Jr.

A L E X A N D E R S. L A C Y Ms. Mary Carolyn G. Boothby Mr. and Mrs. William M. Slaughter


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New and Renewing Members President’s Circle $1,000 Mr. & Mrs. Edgar G. Aldridge Dr. & Mrs. Derrill Crowe Mr. & Mrs. William C. Patterson Dr. & Mrs. John W. Poynor Jim & Nancy Price Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock Mr. & Mrs. William M. Slaughter

Ambassador $500 Dr. & Mrs. John D. Elmore Mr. & Mrs. Clarke H. Gillespy Mrs. Mary Jean Morawetz Mr. & Mrs. Claude Nielsen Sally & Gene T. Price Mrs. Louise G. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. South

Oak $250 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Adams Ms. Miriam Banks Mr. Albert P. Brewer Mr. & Mrs. Frank H. Bromberg, Jr. Ms. Alleen Cater & Dr. Lyle A. Hohnke Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Curtin, Sr. Mr. James V. Fairley, Jr. Ms. Anita Franklin Mrs. Chita S. Gaskin Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence Greer Dr. & Mrs. Jimmie H. Harvey, Jr. Ms. Ginger LaRue Mr. & Mrs. John Markus Mr. & Mrs. Gene McWilliams Mrs. Betsy Miller Mr. Hans Paul & Mrs. Lori Oswald Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Rooney Ms. Carol A. Sutfin Dr. & Mrs. Jack Trigg, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Russell H. Vandevelde, III Judge Scott Vowell & Dr. Cameron M. Vowell

Magnolia $125 Ms. Diane P. Alessio & Mr. Otello A. Alessio Mr. & Mrs. Jack Bailey Ms. Melody R. Banks Mr. & Mrs. Craig Battles Dr. & Mrs. Charles R. Becker Mrs. Barbara Ann Beckett-Gaines Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Boldin Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Boulware, III Mr. & Mrs. Augustus R. Bray, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Tommy G. Bright Mr. Sumter Carmichael, M.D. Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Carroll Mr. & Mrs. William N. Clark Mr. & Mrs. A. Philip Cook, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John Cowin Dr. Anne M. Cusic & Dr. Bruce Cusic Dr. & Mrs. James A. Davis

Dr. & Mrs. John R. Durant Mrs. Carolyn E. Edwards Mr. & Ms. Virgil Edwards Mr. & Mrs. Ronald R. Elliott Mrs. Joyce Engler Dr. & Mrs. Morton Goldfarb Dr. & Mrs. William Hansford Mr. & Mrs. Roger Hartline Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Hinds Mrs. Jane B. Hodges Mr. James E. Horton, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Samuel C. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Frank Jones, Jr. Ms. Beth Jordan & Mr. Wayne Jordan Mrs. Mavis Kennedy Walter & Carolyn LaGroue Mr. & Mrs. James G. Lambert Ms. Ethelwyn Langston Mr. & Mrs. Henry A. Long, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. David H. Marbury, III Ms. Kim McBride Mrs. Robert McCalley Mrs. Margaret H. McGowan Mr. & Mrs. & Mrs. Ben K. Miree Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Molliston Mrs. J. M. Morgan, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Chris Muldrow Sam A. Murphy Mr. & Mrs. Albert S. Naughton Ms. Alison Nichols & Mr. Bill Mudd Mr. & Mrs. Leon A. Nolen III Mr. & Mrs. Hap Parker Dr. & Mrs. Glenn E. Peters Mrs. Belle Prosser Denny & Susan Ragland Mrs. Carolyn B. Reed Mrs. Elberta G. Reid Dr. & Mrs. Adam Robertson Judy Ross Dr. & Mrs. Robert E. Roth Dr. Paul Samuelson Mr. Sperry Snow Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Steele Mr. & Mrs. John Steiner Mary Ann & Ricky Stone Dr. & Mrs. James C. Walker, Jr. Dr. Phillip Watkins Ms. Margery J. Wirth Mrs. Harriett Wright

Hydrangea $60 Thomas Kinkade Gallery Hugh Abell Mrs. Sumaya Ali & Isam Eltoum Mr. & Mrs. Bert Amason Ms. Alicia Andrews Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Atwood Ms. Jeanne Averhart Mr. Nathan Baggett Dr. & Mrs. Martin T. Bailey Drs. Angus & Melissa Baird Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Baker Mr. & Mrs. Larry Barkey Mr. & Mrs. John G. Barnett

Mr. & Mrs. Dylan Black Ms. Michelle Blackwood Mrs. Kathy Bowers Mr. & Mrs. Joe Brady, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Percy Brower, Jr. Mr. Timothy Brown Mr. Carl Bruner Ms. Catherine Burke Mr. & Mrs. Bill J. Burnham Mrs. Samuel Burr Mrs. Margaret Caley Mrs. Juliet Calvin Dr. & Mrs. Harold Cannon Dr. & Mrs. Erskine Carmichael Dr. & Mrs. J. Denis Catalano Mrs. Linda Champlin Mr. & Mrs. A. P. Christenson Ms. Cecil Clark Margaret & Archie Cobbs Mr. & Mrs. Jack Cole Mr. & Mrs. John Collins Dr. & Mrs. William Costenbader Mr. & Mrs. John K. Craig Mr. & Mrs. Homer E. Croasmun, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Crook Mr. Robert Crossmeyer Mrs. Judy Daniel Mr. & Mrs. J. Dargan III Dr. & Mrs. Charles Dasher Mr. & Mrs. Mark Davis Mr. & Mrs. Ogden S. Deaton Mrs. Mary I. Dillon Ms. Sis Dixon Mr. & Mrs. C. T. Dodge Mr. & Mrs. Mark Dolan Mr. & Mrs. Glenn H. Donald Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Doss Mrs. Carolyn Drennen Mr. & Ms. Keith Echols Mr. & Mrs. George B. Elliott, Sr. Ms. Linda Emerson Dr. & Mrs. Bonner Engelhardt Mr. & Mrs. Stanley M. Erdreich, Jr. Mr. Sam Erwin Mr. & Mrs. D. Lawrence Faulkner Mr. & Mrs. Alvin V. Filer Mr. Marlon Files Mrs. Anita Fowler Mr. & Mrs. Howard E. Furnas, III Dr. & Mrs. Craig B. Gallaway Dr. & Mrs. R. David Glasgow Mr. & Mrs. Tony A. Glover Mr. & Mrs. John H. Goff, Jr. Mrs. Angela Gomez Mr. & Mrs. Mac B. Greaves Ms. Pat Green Ms. Jan C. Greer Mrs. Elizabeth C. Gregory Mr. & Mrs. Micheal W. Griggs Mr. & Mrs. Fred Habeeb Ms. Carol Hagood Mr. John B. Halbert, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. & Mrs. Kenneth Hall Mr. & Mrs. William Hannigan Mr. & Mrs. Andy Hardy Mr. Fletcher D. Harvey III Mr. & Mrs. J. Carroll Hastings Mr. & Mrs. Bill Hays, Jr. Ms. Margaret Hillhouse Dr. Kathryn Hoar Ms. Valerie W. Holley Ms. Sarah S. Hood & Mr. Alex Hood

January 1- February 28, 2010 Mr. & Mrs. J.B. Hudspeth Dr. Edward Abraham & Mrs. Norma-May Isakow Mr. & Mrs. Ben Ivey Jackson Mr. Michael Jacobs Mr. Richard Jett Dr. & Mrs. Daniel D. Jones Ms. Lynn Joseph Ms. Elaine Kassouf Ms. Karen Kelly Mrs. Ruby C. Key Mr. & Mrs. B. E. Kidd, III Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kiell Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Kilpatrick Mr. & Mrs. Scott J. Kinner Sharon & David Kleeschulte Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Kluz Mrs. Natalie Lee Mrs. Gayle Leitman Ms. Eileen Lewis Mr. & Mrs. E.M. Lewis Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Lewis Mr. & Mrs. Mark Lockhart Dr. & Mrs. C. W. Lokey, Jr. Ms. Hope Long Mr. & Mrs. James H. Lott, Jr. Ms. Donna M. Lummus Mrs. Beverly Lynton Mr. & Mrs. David E. Mackin Mrs. Laura Massengill Bill & Melinda Mathews Mr. & Mrs. Richard Mayne Mr. & Mrs. Gene McElroy Ms. Emily W. McGowin Col. Joseph McLaughlin Ms. Kelsey McLemore Dr. & Mrs. Patrick Mills, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. James J. Monaghan Mrs. Sherry Moore Mrs. Dorothy A. Morgan Ms. Meg Mosteller-Barnum Mr. & Mrs. J. Reese Murray Dr. Charles Murray Mr. & Mrs. John T. Natter Mr. & Mrs. Britton Neal Mr. & Mrs. Ken Nichols Dr. & Mrs. Paul Obert Ms. Donnie G. Olis Mr. & Mrs. Joe Owings Dr. & Mrs. Kent G. Palcanis Mr. & Mrs. Steve D. Palmour Mr. Thomas R. Patchen & Mr. John M. Vintson, Jr. Dr. Donald Patterson Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Perry, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. John R. Phillips, III Mrs. Helen Phillips-Carter Mr. & Mrs. & Mrs. James M. Pool Mr. & Mrs. Jack B. Porterfield, Jr. Ms. Pamela Pouncy Ward Mr. Mike Randolph Ms. Phyllis Rickart Mr. & Mrs. James B. Riddle Mrs. Carol Ringland Mr. & Mrs. Bob Rives Ms. Debbie Roberts Mr. & Mrs. Richard Sanford Mr. & Mrs. Phillip J. Sarris Mrs. Judy Seal Ms. Mina Shadab Mr. & Mrs. Perry G. Shuttlesworth Mr. Adam Sigman

Donors Art Concepts, Hank Ponder BHK Blonde Salon & Spa Bradley, Arant, Boult, Cummings LLP Cawaco Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc. City of Vestavia Hills Dr. John Floyd, Jr. Harbert Management Corporation

Mrs. Patricia Hardy Mr. & Mrs. Jack G. Hays Mr. Richard Healy Mrs. Peggy Holmes Ms. Nanaline Holt Ms. Brenda Hong Ms. Kate M. Horton Ms. Barbara Hyde Mrs. Jerry N. Johnson Mrs. Mary Johnston Mr. Fred L. Keith & Denisa Keith Mr. & Mrs. David Kinman Ms. Joyce W. Lane Mrs. Mary Lyn LaRussa Mrs. Sylvia Laycock Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Lichty Mr Elliot J. Lowe Mrs. Joy Magruder Mrs. Rebecca Mason Ms. Cecile L. Mason Mrs. Mary Louise Mason Mrs. Nancy C. Mason Mrs. June Mays Ms. Ann McAdams Mrs. Ella B. McCain Mrs. Kay B. McCarty Mrs. Charlotte McDavid Mr. Benjamin McGann Ms. Marshanne Adams Ms. Alison McGiffin Ms. E. Bryding Adams Mr. Edward F. Minner Ms. Jenny Adams Ms. Regina Minor Mrs. Patricia Akers Ms. Melanie T. Montgomery Mr. & Mrs. Michael Alosi Ms. Michele Morris Ms. Margie Argo Ms. Connie O’Brien Mrs. India Askew Ms. Cheryl L. Olivier Mrs. Cheri Aycock Ms. Janet Palmer Judy Bacon Mrs. Judy Parker Ms. Katie Baker Ms. Lea G. Pennington Mr. & Mrs. Ronald L. Baynes Ms. Catherine C. Peterson Mrs. Lynn Bloomston Amanda Pigue Ms. Frances M. Brandon Ms. Ann Raburn Miss Lela Anne Brewer Mr. Michael F. Raczynski Mrs. Marion C. Breyer Mrs. Elizabeth Ratliff Debra Burrell Mr. & Mrs. Alan Register Mrs. James J. Bushnell Mr. & Mrs. Norm Remick Ms. Leslie Carlisle Mr. Wallace Reynolds Mr. & Mrs. John A. Carr Ms. Jean Rhone Mr. & Mrs. Ben B. Chastain Mr. & Mrs. Don Rice Ms. Caroline Cheraskin Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Roberts Mrs. Joan L. Clark Ms. Deborah Ross & Mrs. Beth Clark Mr. Lee Ross Mrs. Glenda Cochran Dr. & Mrs. Daniel E. Rousso Ms. Bonnie W. Coggin Ms. Diane Sausen Mr. & Mrs. Coffee Colvin Ms. Marilyn Shultz Mr. & Mrs. Donald Cook Mrs. Donald H. Slappey, Sr. Mrs. Anna Cox Mr. Matthew Smith Mrs. William N. Culp, Jr. Mrs. Sue Solomon Mrs. Anita Dark Ms. Beth Stewart Ms. Katie Davis Michael Tatum Mrs. Shirley G. Dawson Mr. & Mrs. Bob Terry Mrs. Sandra S. Dean Mrs. Judith F. Thomason Mrs. Joseph M. Donald, Jr. Mrs. Betty B. Thompson Mrs. Jane D. Dorn Mr. & Mrs. Keith Thomson Mr. Tom Douglass Mrs. Pam Tran Mrs. Linda Drake Mrs. Marty Tyndal Ms. Michie Duke Mr. & Mrs. Macbeth Wagnon, Jr. Ms. Ashelynn K. Falkenburg Mrs. Betty Warren Mr. & Mrs. William G. Faulkner, Jr. Mrs. Shelley Watkins George & Winsor Ferzli Ms. Renee West Ms. Susan W. Gaskins Ms. Jane White Mrs. Virginia Gillenwater Mr. Lewis E. Whitehead Mr. & Mrs. Christopher A. Glaub Mrs. Walter Wood Ms. Sharon Graham Mr. & Mrs. William Silsbee, Jr. Ms. Diane M Smith Stephanie & Dalton Smith Mr. & Mrs. Joey Smith Mrs. Debra Southern Mrs. Clifford M. Spencer Mrs. Brenda N. Stacey Dr. Shirley Steele Ms. Joe Ann Steele & Vincent Steele Mr. O. David Taunton Dr. Martha Thompson & Mr. Richard Thompson Ms. Katherine Tipton Dr. & Mrs. Will Varnell Ms. Rona A. Walters Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Warren, Sr. Ms. Sue C. White Mr. & Mrs. James Wilson, Jr. Ms. Linda Wilson Lawrence Wilson Mrs. W. W. Winfree, Jr. Mr. Steve Wood Mr. & Mrs. James H. Woodson Mr. & Mrs. John Yow

Trillium $45

January 1- February 28, 2010 Hothouse Design Studio, Mandy Majerik Iris Garden Club Jemison Investment Company, Inc. Johnson Sterling, Inc. KPMG LLP Landscape Workshop Leaf & Petal Mayer Electric Supply Company, Inc

McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc. Neighbors Fund Mrs. William S. Poynor, III Robinson Adams Insurance, Inc. Starnes & Atchison LLP Sterne Agee The Crepe Myrtle Garden Club Thomas E. Jernigan Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Black

Mr. Will Brantley Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Brown Mr. & Mrs. John T. Carter Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Joe A. Garcia Mrs. Fay B. Ireland L. Paul Kassouf & Company PC Mrs. James H. McCary

Dr. & Mrs. Walter C. McCoy Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Northen III Mrs. Margo Rebar Mr. & Mrs. William M. Slaughter Mr. & Mrs. B. Hanson Slaughter Mr. & Mrs. W. Hall Thompson Dr. & Mrs. I. J. Tortorici Mr. & Mrs. Russell H. Vandevelde, III Mr. Frank A. Wagner


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