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On The Cover Kim Rogers, former board member of The Friends, is shown shopping at the 2011 Spring Plant Sale. Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Spring Plant Sale features over 100,000 plants, most of which have been nurtured by volunteers at The Gardens. The sale allows a unique opportunity, providing expert knowledge of the plants and by offering unique plants difficult to find in ordinary garden centers. And your purchase helps The Gardens reach its educational goals. Learn more at www.bbgardens.org/ springplantsale or see page 3 of this issue.

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O ur M ission Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens promotes public knowledge of plants, gardens and 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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Spring is coming with great events: please mark your calendars with the dates for our Spring Plant Sale, Earth Day at The Gardens, and the Glorious Gardens showcase– all can be found in this issue and on the web at www.bbgardens.org. Proceeds from the plant sale and garden tour benefit our education programs, where children and adults learn about plants, gardens and the environment. Speaking of learning, we learned quite a bit during the development of our recent Strategic Plan. Significantly, one thing we learned shored up our conviction that The Gardens is many things to many people. We’re everything from a cheap date to a place to take a collegelevel botany class; everything from a beautiful location for an outdoor wedding to a place where over 10,000 children a year attend free, hands-on science-based classes. We also learned that many people, supporters both current and potential, know only one facet of our many functions. If you only know us as an important public green space, you miss the subtleties of our vast and scholarly living collections. If you only see us at business meetings and luncheons, you’re unaware of the cultural diversity of our school programs and weekend visitation. If you only think of us as a local park with local appeal, you underestimate the positive quality of life impact of a nationally-significant institution with free admission. If you believe we’re “old school,” you’re not likely to know about our many partnerships and our sustainable vision for Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Another belief reinforced: if more potential donors knew about our various roles, more people would donate in support of our mission. If current supporters knew more, many would be inspired to support us even more. So I encourage you to learn more about The Gardens. Read about our master plan: www.bbgardens.org/ masterplan. Read about our programs and their impact: www.bbgardens.org/education. See us from every angle and you’ll realize what a finely-cut gem we are. And please spread the word.

See you in The Gardens,

Fred Spicer Executive Director

Save t he Date Spencer Lecture March 8

Cherry Blossom Festival Japan America Society of Alabama March 17 District III Spring Flower Show March 15-16

This year will introduce the inaugural Junior Board event, Tunes ‘n Blooms, a new opportunity for our younger patrons to shop the Spring Plant Sale and mingle amid a soundtrack provided by a local Birmingham musician. Enjoy wine/ beer and food in a fun atmosphere and surrounded by 100,000 plants.

Friday, April 13 6 - 8 p.m.

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$15 non-members, $10 members Located at the Former Mazers location on Greensprings Avenue in Homewood 816 Green Springs Hwy, Homewood, AL 35209

Early Bird Violet Show March 30-31 Shades Valley Rotary Club Botanical Bash March 2 Spring Plant Sale Preview Party & Member Sale April 12

Music provided by Will and Sarah Mason.

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Learn more and purchase tickets at www.bbgardens.org/tunes

Birmingham Rose Show May 12-13 Alabama Bonsai Society Show May 19-20

To learn more about the Junior Board visit www.bbgardens.org/juniorboard.

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A Buzz Word and the Big Picture: Garden Sustainer Club Olivia Alison, director of development

“Sustainability” is a popular buzz word these days. There is sustainable energy, sustainable housing, sustainable landscape and sustainable growth. The adjective implies that something has the capacity to endure and that the resources involved are being managed responsibly. The Garden Sustainer Club, the top tier of Friends’ members, truly helps sustain this wonderful place and all the good work that goes on here. Sustainers, who give from $2,500 to over $20,000 annually, care passionately about The Gardens and understand its “big picture.” The late Bill Spencer, a charter member of the group, said, “People who can, ought to give more to support a garden that’s free for everyone else.” Sustainers Betty and Charlie Northen explained, "We are Garden Sustainers because that enables The Gardens to better plan and plant for the future." Indeed, ensuring a solid financial footing is a key element of our new strategic plan. Sallie and Jim Johnson joined the Sustainers when the economic climate got tough because they “wanted The Gardens to continue its success.” Sallie said, “People are always surprised at what we have in Birmingham: The Gardens, our art museum, our zoo. Public money for these institutions is dwindling and it is up to individuals to step up and ensure that our community’s vital cultural organizations continue to thrive.” We would like to thank all of our members and donors, but especially our Garden Sustainers. If you would like to join the Garden Sustainer Club, or learn more about this group, please contact Olivia Alison, director of development, at 205.414.3961 or oalison@bbgardens.org. Peggy Bonfield and Orrin Ford have recently included The Gardens in their wills and so are new Perennial Society members. They are pointing out the berries of Idesia polycarpa, trees which they grew from seed and provided for the Hulsey Woods seven years ago. This is the first year that the plants have produced fruit. To read about Peggy and Orrin's work with The Gardens go to our website (www.bbgardens.org/ supportus). To sign up for the Perennial Society Newsletter which includes tips for tax and estate planning please contact Olivia Alison, director of development, at 205.641.3124 or oalison@bbgardens.org.

Bob & Holly de Buys, our newest members of Garden Sustainer Club

as of January 2012 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 Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Mrs. Tom Tartt Brown* D. Joseph & Ida C. Burns* Ms. Suzanne G. Clisby Mrs. Martha Stone Cobb Daniel* The Daniel Foundation of Alabama The Dunn-French Family Mr. F. Lewter Ferrell, Jr.* Mr. R.R. Herbst* Mr. J. Ernest & Mrs. Ora Lee Hill* Mrs. Fay B. Ireland Mr. George L. Jenkins Hugh & Bobbe Kaul* Ms. Pamela Kaul* Dr. Bodil Lindin-Lamon* Fran Lawlor 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 Mr. & Mrs. William M. Spencer, III* Mr. Frederick R. Spicer, Jr. Mr. Douglas Arant Stockham Dr. Wendell H. Taylor* Barbara N. Thorne Mrs. Carolyn D. Tynes* Mrs. Ann H. “Nancy” Warren* Mrs. Robert Wells

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The 2012 Spring Plant Sale will be held in the former Mazer's location on Greensprings in Homewood on April 12 - 15. We'll begin the weekend with the Preview Party on Thursday, 5:30 6:30 p.m. The Members-Only Sale will immediately follow on Thursday, 6:30 8:30 p.m. This year will also introduce the inaugural Junior Board event, Tunes 'n Blooms, a new opportunity for our younger patrons to shop the sale and mingle amid a soundtrack provided by a local Birmingham musician. The Spring Plant Sale at Birmingham Botanical Gardens furthers the mission of promoting public knowledge and appreciation of plants, gardens and the environment while providing consumers seasonally appropriate planting advice from experts and satisfaction from supporting a worthwhile cause with each purchase. The signature plant for 2012 is

Senorita Rosalita® Cleome ‘Inncleosr’. There will be over 1,000 available for purchase at just $5.

For more information about Spring Plant Sale visit www.bbgardens.org/springplantsale or contact Special Events Coordinator Shelly McCarty at 205.414.3965 or smccarty@ bbgardens.org.

April 12-15, 2012 Former Mazer’s location on Greensprings Avenue in Homewood

816 Green Springs Hwy Homewood, AL 35209 Schedule of Events: Thursday, April 12 Preview Party: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. ($45 in advance, $50 at the door) Members-Only Sale: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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Friday, April 13 Public Sale: 9 - 5 p.m. (Free) Tunes ‘n Blooms: 6 - 8 p.m. ($15 non-members, $10 members) Music provided by Will & Sarah Mason Saturday, April 14 Public Sale: 9 - 5 p.m. (Free) Sunday, April 15 Public Sale: 11 - 3 p.m. (Free)

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Our VOlunteers The finest example of southern hospitality this side of the Mason-Dixon Line.

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Volunteer Hospitality: A long-standing tradition at The Gardens Taylor Steele, volunteer coordinator

On Thursday, December 8, 2011 Birmingham Botanical Gardens hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, recognizing some individuals that have given their time, passion, and commitment for many years. Each year the luncheon showcases a theme that truly represents the essence of our volunteers. This year’s theme, Southern Hospitality describes our volunteers by their warm, welcoming, and gracious demeanor. A crowd of nearly 150 gathered in the Ruth B. Strange Auditorium for a potluck luncheon. One side note to the annual volunteer luncheon is of course the vast array of wonderful food brought by our volunteers. Each year our volunteers show up with what can only be described as Birmingham’s best family recipes! Our musical entertainment for the luncheon was provided by The Crestwood Trio, featuring Melanie Rodgers, Chris Griffin and Niamh Clarke. The awards were given by: Director of Education Henry Hughes presented Kathy Rostand with the Educator

Educator of the Year: Kathy Rostand

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Plantsperson of the Year: Carol Beard

of the Year award. Special Events Coordinator Shelly McCarty presented Carol Beard with the Plantsperson of the Year award. Executive Director Fred Spicer presented the Herb Army with the Volunteer Partner of the Year award. Director of Library Services Hope Long presented Virginia McLean with the A. Brand Walton, Jr. Volunteer of the Year award, and Director of Development Olivia Alison presented Frances Blount with the Ida C. Burns Volunteer of the Year award. Mrs. Blount served The Gardens as honorary chair for Antiques at The Gardens in 2011, raising over $390,000 to fund educational programs like Discovery Field Trips, the flagship program that has served over 85,000 students in the metro Birmingham area at no cost. Thanks to all of our volunteers for their selfless dedication and commitment to the mission, and vision of The Gardens. I can only wait with anticipation for what the potluck table will look like next year!

Volunteer Partner of the Year: The Herb Army (L to R: Marian Van Voast, Donna Taylor, Chris Boles, Joyce Dean, Maria Kearny, Donna Musgrave, Ann Garrett, Mimi Boston, Robin George, Winyss Shepard, Suzanne Hovater)

Ida C. Burns Volunteer of the Year Award: (L to R: Barbara Burton, Frances Blount, Shannon Blount)

Brand Walton, Jr. Volunteer of the Year: Virginia McLean


Jason Kirby, Library Assistant & Archivist

One of the oldest garden club yearbooks in the Archives is an 80-year old Home Garden Club yearbook from 1932. They were organized January 16, 1931 and the purpose of the club was to promote a greater love and understanding of gardens. The club was federated and associated with the Birmingham Chrysanthemum Show. According to their constitution, “The membership shall be limited to twenty. The dues shall be fifty cents a year. A fine of ten cents shall be imposed for tardiness, allowing ten minutes for differences in clocks. A fine of twenty-five cents shall be imposed for unexplained absences. Three unexplained absences from meetings shall be considered a forfeiture of membership.” We are actively collecting garden club yearbooks, and would love to see an even older yearbook than this if it is out there. Treasures like this can be seen in our Archives & Rare Book Room (we won’t charge you if you are late). Please contact Jason Kirby, library assistant and archivist, at 205.414.3967 or jkirby@ bbgardens.org for more information.

Artist Display March/April Jay Strong Opening Reception March 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens Wine tasting with Wynter Byrd of Ingenium Wines

Visit the Gerlach Plant Information Center (GPIC) inside the Garden Center during March and April for the exhibit:

Creating Scented Gardens

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Archives & Rare Book Room

Thyme to Read March 6, 6 p.m. Four Wings and a Prayer: Caught in the Mystery of the Monarch Butterfly By Sue Halpern

April 3, 6 p.m. A Midsummer Night’s Dream By Shakespeare Join us in The Library at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month to discuss a new, 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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Good Things Growing… In The Gardens

Courtesy of

Fred Spicer, Executive Director

Florida anise, Illcium floridanum, (left) is a mediumlarge shrub common to local gardens and landscapes. It is rhododendron-like in overall form and texture, but the flowers are dissimilar; the 2” wide, dark red, star-shaped blooms (effective late March to early-late April) hang hidden in dark foliage. They might be missed entirely if not for their fragrance. Kindly described as “interesting” (unkindly as “malodorous”), the scent has overtones of ammonia, characteristic of ancient plants that evolved before bees and flies, when beetles ruled. Similar aromatic compounds are found in carrion, rotting fruit, and these other beetle-pollinated plants, among the earliest derived flowering plants: sweet shrub, Calycanthus floridus; pawpaw, Asimina triloba; and Magnolia spp. Florida anise is not the only member of its genus to consider, but others – attractive and useful in their own right – suffer from consumer confusion and more limited availability. Ocala, or small anise, I. parviflorum, (right) is our other southeastern native, endemic to a limited area in central FL, unlike I. floridanum, which occurs from SW GA to SE LA. Both inhabit shady, swampy places, but small anise ventures into sandhills and exhibits much greater drought (and sun-) tolerance. “Small” refers to the ½” wide, scentless, yellow cups borne in May and June (July). Other differences between the two are, for Florida and small, respectively: dark green leaves with red petioles vs. olive green leaves with green petioles; youngest leaves perpendicular to the stem or droop slightly vs. point skyward showing their undersides; upright, multi-stemmed vs. rounded and suckering (thicket-forming) habit. We also grow three Asian species at BBG. Japanese anise, I. anisatum, has 1” wide yellow stars (similar to I. floridanum) in late winter, and glossy leaves with an undulating margin. Henry’s anise, I. henryi, (right) has 1” wide flowers (fewer petals than the previous) of pinkorange-red that dangle attractively on long, arching petioles, and lustrous dark green leaves. Lance-leafed anise, I. lanceolatum, is similar to I. henryi, perhaps more vigorous. All three are large-growing, primarily singlestemmed shrubs or small trees.

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Garde ning Tips for March/April

All of the 40 or so anise species contain the aromatic compounds mentioned above, in flowers, leaves and stems; crushed leaves are pungently pleasant with notes of gin, licorice, citrus, and yes, a little ammonia, too. Leaves are seldom eaten by insects or white-tailed deer.

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March FRUITS AND NUTS - Continue strawberry and grape plantings. Bud apples and peaches. Start planting blackberries. Remember, if weather conditions prevent prompt planting, heel the plants in by placing the root system in a trench and covering the soil. SHRUBS - Fertilize shrubs (except azaleas and camellias) according to a soil test. Late plantings may be made, particularly if they are container-grown. Watch shrubs for harmful insects. LAWNS - Plant bermuda, zoysia, and centipede in South Alabama. Seed bluegrass and grass mixtures in North Alabama. Fertilize established lawns. ROSES - Watch new growth for aphids. Begin a spray or dust program. Begin fertilizing. ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS - Tender annuals may be planted in South Alabama. Check garden centers for bedding plants. BULBS - Plant gladiolus every two or three weeks if a long blooming season is desired. Plant tuberous begonias in pots. Plant dahlias. MISCELLANEOUS - Check and repair sprayers, dusters, and lawn mowers. Control lawn weeds with chemicals. Delay pruning of fruiting shrubs such as cotoneasters, pyracanthas, and hollies until after flowering. VEGETABLE SEEDS - Plant hardy crops recommended for January and February. After danger of frost is past, plant tender vegetables. VEGETABLE PLANTS – Plant cabbage, onions, lettuce, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts in North Alabama; plant tomatoes and peppers in lower South Alabama.


FRUITS AND NUTS - Season for strawberry planting continues. Start spray program for all fruits. Plant raspberries and blackberries and continue budding apples and peaches. SHRUBS - Prune spring flowering shrubs after flowering. Fertilize azaleas and camellias. When new growth is half completed, spray all shrubs with a fungicide. LAWNS - Planting continues. New lawns may need supplementary watering. Also, fertilize at 3- to 6-week intervals. Keep ryegrass cut low, particularly if over planted on bermuda lawns. ROSES - Watch for insects and diseases. Keep old flower heads removed. Plant container-grown plants from nurseries or garden centers. ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS - Plant early started annuals or bedding plants from nurseries or garden centers. Divide mums or root cuttings. Dig and divide dahlias. BULBS - Plant gladiolus, fancyleaved caladiums, milk and wine lilies, and ginger and gloriosa lilies. Feed bearded iris with superphosphate and spray for borers. Avoid cutting foliage of narcissus or other bulbs until it has turned brown naturally. MISCELLANEOUS - Spray camellias, hollies, etc., for scale insects. Carefully water new plantings of shrubs and trees. Pinching out tips of new shoots promotes more compact shrubs.

Certificate in Native Plant Studies Classes/Field Trips/Volunteer Opportunities Registration and further information about the program, including course descriptions and certificate requirements can be found at www. bbgardens.org/plantstudies or call 205.414.3958.

Native Lichens, Mosses and Liverworts (elective) Instructor: Curtis Hansen Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, March 24 | 8:30 -12:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Bibb County Glades (field trip) Trip Leaders: Fred Spicer and John Manion Location: Bibb County Saturday, April 28 | 8-5 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Spring Identification of Native Woody Plants (elective) Instructor: Fred Spicer Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Wednesday, May 2 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

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Introduction to the Study of Native Plants (core) Instructor: John Manion Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, March 10 | 8:30 -4:30 p.m. $80 Members | $90 Non-Members

Two special classes to be taught by notable visiting botanist! - Alan Weakley! New Plant Discoveries in Alabama & the Southeast

Solon Dixon Forestry Center

(elective) Instructor: Alan Weakley Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Friday, March 16 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

(field trip and/or volunteer opportunity) Leaders: John Manion & Curtis Hansen Location: Near Andalusia, AL Friday & Saturday, May 4 & 5 $50 Members | $55 Non-Members

Introduction to Plant Taxonomy/Classification (core)

Native Plant Propagation - Part II (elective) Instructor: Jan Midgley Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, May 12 | 8:30 -12:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Instructor: Alan Weakley Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, March 17 | 8:30 -4:30 p.m. $80 Members | $90 Non-Members

Native Spring Wildflowers (elective) Instructor: John Manion Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Wednesday, April 11| 8:30 -12:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Native Grasses and Grass-Like Plants (elective) Instructor: Dan Spaulding Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, June 16 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

VEGETABLE SEED - Plant tender vegetables such as beans, corn, squash, melons, and cucumbers. Plant heatloving vegetables in lower South Alabama. VEGETABLE PLANTS - Plant tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, sweet potatoes, and parsley

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E v e n ts

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“Founding Gardeners. The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation”

T U O D L O S Thursday, March 8 | 6:30 p.m. Reception 5:30-6:30 p.m. Limited SeatingTickets must be reserved

Visit www.bbgardens.org/spencerlecture to reserve your tickets or contact Special Events Coordinator Shelly McCarty at 205.414.3965 or smccarty@bbgardens.org.

Member's Day Trip Lake Martin May 11, 2012

Join us for a Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Day Trip to Jim Scott’s garden on Lake Martin. Lunch will be served at the SpringHouse restaurant, with an afternoon wine tasting and tour at Morgan Creek Vineyards. The cost of the trip is $75 per person, which includes Charter Bus transportation, special tour of the Jim Scott’s private garden, lunch at the SpringHouse, and a private tour of Morgan Creek Vineyards and wine tasting. The trip is open to all members of Friends of Birmingham

Featuring Seven Stunning Gardens Saturday, June 2, 10 - 5 p.m. Sunday, June 3, Noon - 5 p.m. $25 All Access Pass

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Glorious Gardens returns to Birmingham, showcasing six residential homes and one public garden. The biannual event allows ticket-holders intimate views of six private gardens from across the horticultural spectrum, from sprawling ranch style estate to quaint self maintained gardens.

Botanical Gardens. Each member will be allowed to bring one non-member on the trip. If you have any further questions, contact Shelly McCarty 205.414.3965 or smccarty@bbgardens.org. Payment for the trip must be received by May 1, 2012. This trip will reach capacity quickly. We encourage that you not hesitate in reserving your spot. Visit www.bbgardens.org/membertravel for more information.

Glorious Gardens not only educates visitors about plants, arts, gardening and various aspects of landscape design, but also benefits our mission to promote public knowledge and appreciation of plants, gardens, and the environment. Please visit www.bbgardens.org/gloriousgardens for a list of ticket locations, addresses, images, and complete details.

Featured Gardens:

Mark and Caroline Clark – Vestavia Drive Earnie and Viven Cory – Vestavia Drive John and Catherine Close – Greenwood Street Barbara Saurer and Brad White – Greenwood Street Railroad Park - First Avenue South Ginger and Charles Clark - Canterbury Road Jane R. and Neil Ross - Kenilworth Drive


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Children’s Summer Camps 2012: A Family Tradition!

Make sure to see our traditional favorites (Parents’ Request) as well as our new topics! 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!

May 29-June 1, 2012 Painting in The Gardens (9 - 1 p.m.) For children entering grades 3 - 6 $109 Members* $136 Non-Members Let’s Get Growing (9 - 1 p.m.) For children entering grades K - 2 $109 Members* $136 Non-Members

June 4-8, 2012 Flower Fairies (9 - 1 p.m.) For 4 and 5 year olds entering fall preschool programs Garden Adventures with American Girl (Parents’ Request) (9 - 1 p.m.) For children entering grades K - 2 Monet’s Garden (9 - 1 p.m.) For children entering grades 3 - 6

June 11-15, 2012: Afternoon Week!

Art in the Afternoon: Paper Art (1:30 - 4:30 p.m.) For children entering grades K - 2 $102 Members* $128 Non-Members Explore The Gardens with Winnie the Pooh (1:30 - 4:30 p.m.) For 4 and 5-year-olds entering fall preschool programs $102 Members* $128 Non-Members

June 18-22, 2012 It’s A Buggy World (Parents’ Request) (9 - 1 p.m.) For 4 and 5-year-olds entering fall preschool programs Wild Wings and Creeping Things (Parents’ Request) (9 - 1 p.m.) For children entering grades K - 2

Camps are $136 Members* and $170 Non-Members unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register by phone, contact Education Program Coordinator Ellen Hardy at 205.414.3953 or ehardy@ bbgardens.org. Register online at www.bbgardens.org/ summercamps. *Hydrangea Level and above

June 25-29, 2012

July 16-20, 2012

Young Builders: Legos in the Landscape (9 - 1 p.m.) For children entering grades K - 2

Southern Summer Chefs (Parents’ Request) (9 - 1 p.m.) For children entering grades K – 2

Young Builders: Legos in the Landscape (9 - 1 p.m.) For children entering grades 3 - 6

Southern Summer Chefs (Parents’ Request) (9 - 1 p.m.) For children entering grades 3 - 6

Paper Art (9 - 1 p.m.) For children entering grades 3 - 6

July 23-27, 2012

July 9-13, 2012 Garden Adventures with American Girl (Parent’s Request) (9 - 1 p.m.) For children entering grades K - 2 Southern Summer Chefs: The Sweeter Side (9 - 1 p.m.) For children entering grades 3 - 6

Let’s Dig Up Some Fun (9 - 1 p.m.) For 4 and 5 year olds entering fall preschool programs Let’s Dig Up Some Fun (9 - 1 p.m.) For children entering grades K - 2

Registration for Members begins March 1. Non-Members March 9.

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Cherry Blossom Festival - A 100 year celebration! Presented by the Japan America Society of Alabama

March 17 11-4 p.m.

Japan America Society of Alabama’s Annual Cherry Blossom Festival/ Viewing will be held on March 17 with Japanese-themed performances, demonstrations and exhibits.  In 2012, we highlight the 100-year anniversary of the gift of Yoshino cherries from Japan to the US! FREE and open to the public!

The fifth annual

Botanical Bash

Presented by the Shades Valley Rotary Club Friday, March 2 | 6-9 p.m. Birmingham Botanical Gardens Dinner, Music, Dancing and Silent Auction $40 per person RSVP to becky@shadesvalleyrotary.org Proceeds benefit The Gardens internship program.

Learn more about the internship program by visiting www.bbgardens.org/education.

Benefactor Level Dr. & Mrs. Derrill Crowe The Angelo & Ann Bruno Family Foundation

Advisor Level Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Jones, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Pursell

Benefactor Level Chairman Level Mrs. Fay B. Ireland Louise D. Johnson

Director Level Mrs. Claire H. Fairley

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Mr. R. Shane Boatright Ms. Elna Brendel Mr. Stewart M. Dansby Dr. and Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. The Hill-Allison Charitable Lead Trust Royal Cup, Inc. Southern Progress Corporation Stephens Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Rick Stukes

Patron Level Brasfield and Gorrie Mr. and Mrs. W. Frank Cobb, III Mr. and Mrs. Bob de Buys Mr. and Mrs. James M. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Jon Kimerling Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. James L. Newsome Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Northen III Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Ray, Jr. Rucker and Margaret Agee Fund Mr. and Mrs. B. Hanson Slaughter Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Stockham Mr. and Mrs. Jarred O. Taylor, II


Alabama Tourism Department C. Eugene Ireland Foundation Camellia Garden Club Charlotte Moss LLC D. Joseph & Ida C. Burns Designated Fund Forest Park Garden Club GBW, LLC Iris Garden Club Jefferson County Library Cooperative Land Title Company of Alabama Leaf & Petal Linaria Garden Club Look Productions, Inc. Lucille S. Beeson Charitable Trust Mike & Gillian Goodrich Charitable Foundation Mitchell Industries Foundation Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. Red Diamond Redmont Neighborhood Association Rucker & Margaret Agee Fund ServisFirst Bank Southern Progress Corporation The Hill-Allison Charitable Lead Trust Mr. & Mrs. Harold Abroms Mr. Rucker Agee Mr. & Mrs. Edgar G. Aldridge Mr. & Mrs. James P. Alexander Dr. & Mrs. Bibb Allen, Jr. Mrs. John P. Ansley* Mr. & Mrs. S.A. Baker Mr. & Mrs. Michael Balliet Mr. & Mrs. George Bargeron Mrs. Becky Bashinsky Mrs. Ruth Bean Mr. & Mrs. Alan T. Begley Dr. & Mrs. Austen L. Bennett, III Dr. & Mrs. Neal R. Berte Mr. & Ms. William H. Blount, Jr. Mrs. Brenda Boggan Mrs. Dorothy D. Boyd Ms. Elna R. Brendel Ms. Lela Anne Brewer Mr. & Mrs. Henry C. Bright Jr. Ms. Robin Burrell Mrs. James J. Bushnell Mr. & Mrs. John M. Campbell Dr. & Mrs. James E. Cantrell Mr. Warren G. Caris Ms. Alleen Cater & Dr. Lyle A. Hohnke Dr. & Mrs. Craig Christopher Mr. & Mrs. W. Frank Cobb, III Mr. & Mrs. Robert Collins Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Cox, Jr. Mrs. Anna Cox Dr. & Mrs. James H. Crenshaw Mrs. Joan E. Crooks Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Curran Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Daniel Mr. & Mrs. Richard Darden Mr. & Mrs. C. Hartwell Davis, Jr. Mrs. Lyn Davis Mr. & Mrs. William F. Denson, III Jean Dickerson Dr. A. G. Diethelm

Mr. & Mrs. Harold Doss Mrs. Rachel K. Drennen Mr. & Mrs. William D. Drinkard Dr. & Mrs. John R. Durant Mr. & Mrs. Ronald R. Elliott Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Epstein Ms. Patricia M. Fairchild Mrs. Claire H. Fairley Dr. & Mrs. Robert N. Finchum Dr. & Mrs. Michael Fleenor Mrs. Margaret L. Fleenor Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Mr. Samuel H. Franklin & Betty H. Franklin Mr. & Mrs. Jim Furr Dr. & Mrs. G. Y. Gillespie Ms. Frances Givhan Dr. & Mrs. R. David Glasgow Mr. & Mrs. Aloysius Golden Elizabeth & Mike Goodrich Mr. & Mrs. W. Alec Grant Mr. & Mrs. Beau Grenier Mrs. Lynn D. Grimsley Ms. Jo Gunter Mr. & Mrs. Morris Hackney Mr. & Mrs. Roger Hartline Mr. & Mrs. Gregory H. Hawley Mrs. Jane H. Head Mr. & Mrs. Colin Helman Mr. & Mrs. Ted Henry Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Hinds Mr. & Mrs. D.E. Hinshaw Dr. Susan Jackson Dr. & Mrs. Peter Jander Mrs. Elbert S. Jemison, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Johnston Mr. & Mrs. Terry Johnston Mr. & Mrs. Carl E. Jones, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John Josey Mr. Jacob B. Joyner Mr. & Mrs. Brian D. Judd Mrs. Legare Kane Mr. & Mrs. Leo M. Karpeles, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Richard Kaslow Ms. Elaine Kassouf Dr. & Mrs. Charles R. Katholi Sharon & David Kleeschulte Ms. Dorothea A. Klip Ms. Frances H. Lawlor Sally Lineberry Ms. Elena Lovoy & Mr. Jerry Bearden Mr. Thomas H. Lowder Dr. & Mrs. Davor Luketic Mr. & Mrs. Rick MacKay Mr. & Mrs. Wade A. Mahlke Dr. & Dr. Laili Markert Mr. & Mrs. John Markus Mr & Mrs. John McBride Ms. Carol A. McCoy Mrs. Mary Elizabeth McGehee Dr. Edith S. McMillan Mrs. William W. McTyeire, Jr. Mr. Edward F. Minner Mitsuko Miyagawa Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Monk III Mrs. Barbara H. Moore

Ms. Becky Moore Dr. & Mrs. Richard B. Morawetz Mr. Philip Morris Deedra Mullennix Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Albert S. Naughton Mr. & Mrs. Phil H. Neal, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III Dr. & Mrs. Joe R. Norman Mr. Patrick L. O’Sullivan Mr. & Mrs. J. Franklin Ozment Mr. & Mrs. G. Ruffner Page Mr. Martin Palmer Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Pearce Mr. & Mrs. Billy Pennington Jennifer & Robbin Phillips Carol Ann Phillips & Frank Phillips Mr. & Mrs. Carlton P. Pinkerton Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Pless Mr. & Mrs. James M. Pool Mr. & Mrs. James W. Porter, II Mr. & Mrs. David Proctor Mr. Jamie Pursell Mrs. Nicole Purter Mr. & Mrs. John Randolph Mr. & Mrs. James L. Richardson Mr. & Mrs. John H. Roberts Mrs. Regina Robinson Mr. & Mrs. Bruce F. Rogers Mr. & Mrs. Fred Rogers Mrs. Sara M. Roseman Dr. & Mrs. Robert E. Roth Mr. & Mrs. Fred Rushing Paula & Mike Rushing Dr. & Mrs. B. Chandra Sekar Mr. & Mrs. Leo A. Shaia Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock Mrs. Elna Shugerman Mr. & Mrs. William M. Slaughter Mr. & Mrs. David M. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Murray W. Smith Dr. Hughes Evans & Dr. Eric Sorscher Dr. J. Terrell Spencer Mr. Frederick R. Spicer, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Alfred Stanley, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Elton B. Stephens, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. William R. Stetler Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Stewart Ms. Rosemary Strouss Mr. & Mrs. Rick Stukes Mr. & Mrs. Lee J. Styslinger, III Mr. & Mrs. Charles Sullivan Mr. & Mrs. James E. Taylor Dr. & Mrs. Julian M. Thomas Mr. Mark J. van der Woerd Mr. & Mrs. William N. Viar Mr. & Mrs. Paul S. Ware Dr. & Mrs. Bob Wendorf Ms. Emily Winburn Mrs. W. W. Winfree, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John N. Wrinkle Mr. & Mrs. Harold Yoder Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Youngblood Mrs. Anne Zeron

Dr. James M. Abroms

Jane Levy

Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock

Mr. & Mrs. Jack Becker

Mr. & Mrs. Tom Adams

Sue Ellen Lucas

Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock

Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock

50th Anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Balliet

Mila A. Luketic

Mrs. Brenda Church Mr. & Mrs. Harold Doss Mr. & Mrs. John Randolph

Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Beacham Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Cox, Jr.

Frances Blount Mr. & Mrs. W. Trent Ragland, Jr.

Nan Broughton Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock

Mary Carolyn G. Cleveland Mr. & Mrs. Jim Furr

Suzanne G. Clisby Ms. Virginia Powell

Susan Colvin Ms. Robin Burrell

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Donald Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock

Mr. & Mrs. William Featheringill

Dr. & Mrs. Davor Luketic

Philip Morris Mrs. Sybil Caldwell

Plant Adventures Program at Birmingham Botanical Gardens Dogwood Garden Club

Carol P. Poynor Mr. & Mrs. Ted Henry

Ray & Poynor Properties Land Title Company of Alabama

Henry B. Ray, Jr. Land Title Company of Alabama

Dr. & Mrs. O. Gordon Robinson Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock

Mike Rushing SouthernBiotech

Dr. & Mrs. Paul Sauer Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock

Mr. & Mrs. Fred Rushing

Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Staff

Jeanie Sherlock

Mr. & Mrs. Alan T. Begley

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III

Mrs. Anne Zeron

Jane J. Hagan

Anne Silberman

Mr. & Mrs. George Bargeron

Mr. & Mrs. D.E. Hinshaw

Fletcher D. Harvey

Louise G. Smith

Vestavia Florabunda Garden Club

Paula & Mike Rushing

George L. Jenkins

Carole Sullivan

Dr. & Mrs. Neal R. Berte

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Balliet

Mr. & Mrs. James Kelley

Sybil Sylvester

Mr. & Mrs. Harold Doss

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Balliet

Mr. Robert G. Kenan

Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Thagard

Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock

Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock

Steve Kennedy

Billy Wood

Mrs. Dorothy D. Boyd

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

Donors Honors H onors 11.1.11-12.31.11

D onors 11.1.11 - 1 2 . 3 1 . 1 1

Dr. & Mrs. Robert E. Roth

Mrs. Bradford Kidd Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock

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Memorials

memorials 1 1 . 1 . 1 1 - 1 2 . 3 1.11 Gail Bayer

Adrienne Gilbert

J. Reese Murray, Jr.

Virginia B. Spencer

Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Stewart

Mrs. Fay B. Ireland

Jeff Bloomer

Ronald E. Goldberg

Mr. & Mrs. William F. Denson, III Mr. & Mrs. David M. Smith

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald B. Cohen

Mrs. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland

Elizabeth K. Brent

Henry C. Goodrich

Mrs. J. W. Bledsoe, Jr.

Mrs. J. W. Bledsoe, Jr. Mrs. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Samuel & Betty Franklin

Mr. Graham Beene Mrs. Samuel Burr Mrs. James J. Bushnell Mr. & Mrs. Wyatt R. Haskell Mr. & Mrs. Gregory H. Hawley Mrs. Elbert S. Jemison, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Henry S. Long, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. Mrs. Elberta G. Reid Mrs. Elna Shugerman Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Still Mrs. Gloria Walker

Zoe P. Bromberg Dr. & Mrs. James H. Crenshaw

Edith Broughton Anonymous

Virginia R. Brown Dr. & Mrs. Peter D. Bunting Mr. & Mrs. William F. Denson, III Mr. & Mrs. W. Alec Grant

Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Hinds

Ervin Jackson Mrs. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland

Gayle Palmer Donald Patton

Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Mrs. Elberta G. Reid

Frank L. King

Alice E. Pigman

Wallace R. Bunn

Dr. Jackson W. Landham, Jr.

Mrs. Elberta G. Reid

Mr. & Mrs. Carlton P. Pinkerton

Jane Campbell

Stanley F. Lapidees

Mr. Jack Biggers Dr. & Mrs. G. Y. Gillespie Mr. Frank Jarman, Jr. Mr. Jason Niles Dr. & Mrs Gene Siegal

Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland

Irby M. Cohen

Forest Park Garden Club

Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland

Dr. Charles Lokey

John Cowin

Mr. & Mrs. Aloysius Golden

Mrs. J. W. Bledsoe, Jr. Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Cox, Jr. Mrs. Rachel K. Drennen Mrs. Elberta G. Reid

Nimrod W.E. Long

Betty M. Buchanan

Cherokee Rose Garden Club

Betty W. Debardeleben Mrs. John P. Ansley*

Eugene A. Diethelm Dr. A. G. Diethelm

Christine Ellicott Mrs. Joan E. Crooks

Otto E. Fowler Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Youngblood

Mr. & Mrs. William Barclift, III

Mrs. Lynn D. Grimsley

Ms. Dorothea A. Klip

Grantland Rice

Elizabeth Lichenstein

Hill & Dale Garden Club

Elizabeth O. Shannon Mr. G. Ruffner Page

Virginia Shaw

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Darden Mrs. Elbert S. Jemison, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Robert S. Naftel Nimrod Long & Associates, Inc. Mrs. Elberta G. Reid Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Still Mr. Thomas H. Lowder

Hugo A. Mahlke Mr. & Mrs. Wade A. Mahlke

Mrs. J. W. Bledsoe, Jr. Mrs. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Mrs. Elberta G. Reid Jim & Nancy Price

Ms. Frances H. Lawlor

Jarman Lowder

Minge Pointer

Austin Price

Helen Lawlor

Dr. & Mrs. Peter Jander

Ann H. Warren Mr. & Mrs. William F. Denson, III

G. Stuart Watson & Nell Martin Watson Mr. & Mrs. Herman H. Stubblefield Locksley & Ellen Stubblefield Tonye Stubblefield Anne S. Napier

Jere F. White

Mr. Martin Palmer

Pearl Kessler Mr. & Mrs. Jack Becker Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Epstein

Bob Curry

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J. Ernest & Ora Lee Hill

Jeremia C. Taverner

Rebecca Green Ms. Margi Ingram Ms. Misty S. Joseph Mr. Thomas W. Lloyd Ms. Linda G. Massey Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. Mr. Brian Sparks Ms. Janice S. Wooten

Gilder Wideman Mrs. Rita Chiasa Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Family of Charles Y. Farkas, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Peter Jander Rolf & Anne Kruger Dr. & Mrs. Elmar Lawaczech Ms. Ingrid Lohman Mr. & Mrs. Klaus Propper Mrs. Mel Robinson Ms. Rita Stone

Forest Park Garden Club

Frances Yager

Chris Simonton

Forest Park Garden Club

Camellia Garden Club

Betty P. Spencer Dr. J. Terrell Spencer

Gifts to The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens November 2011- January 2012 Mr. & Mrs. Douglas F. Elliott, II - in honor of Fred Spicer

Dr. Lawrence Durham

Betsy & Mike Fleenor – another generous gift to buy books

Janet Taylor

Camellia Garden Club – in memory of Christine Simonton

Fred Murray

Forest Park Garden Club – in memory of Virginia Shaw Elizabeth “Libboo” Riddler Lichenstein Frances Yager

Bernadine Falkner Jan A. Midgley Jean Dickerson Mary Evans


President’s Circle$1,000

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald R. Elliott Mrs. Jane H. Head Ms. Frances Heidt & Mr. John R. Chiles Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Hinds Mr. Philip Morris Mr. & Mrs. John P. North Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William C. Patterson Mr. & Mrs. Wilmer S. Poynor, III Mrs. Minnie H. Rast Mrs. Brand Walton

Ambassador- $500 Mr. & Mrs. William Brooke Mr. Frank Fleming Mr. & Mrs. William Goodrich Ms. Janet Sharpe Ms. Mary Lee Sullivan Mr. & Mrs. Fred H. Von Herrmann

Oak- $250

Mr. & Mrs. Craig Allen, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Frank M. Bainbridge, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William Barclift, III Mr. & Mrs. Gary Burley Mr. & Mrs. Charles C. Clark Dr. & Mrs. H. Cecil Coghlan Mr. & Mrs. Ronald B. Cohen Mr. & Mrs. Charles Collat Mr. & Mrs. Gene Davenport Mr. & Mrs. C. T. Dodge Mr. & Mrs. Alan J. Dreher Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence Durham Dr. & Mrs. John D. Elmore Dr. & Mrs. Winfield S. Fisher, III Mrs. Chita S. Gaskin Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence Greer Dr. & Mrs. Jimmie H. Harvey, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William T. Killian Ms. Eugenia McWilliams Dr. & Mrs. Mark L. Miller Mrs. James K.V. Ratliff Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Snyder Mrs. Earlie Stowe Mr. & Mrs. Michael Straus Ms. Carol A. Sutfin Mr. & Mrs. Earl Trafton Mrs. & Mr. & Mrs. Dawn Tynes

Magnolia- $125

Country Garden Club Mr. Rucker Agee Mr. William F. Angell Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Carroll Mr. & Mrs. James Clark Mr. & Mrs. William N. Clark Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Cohn M. Clagett Collins Catherine Coltharp Mrs. John Cowin Mr. George Daniels

Dr. & Mrs. Larry J. Davenport Mr. & Ms. Virgil Edwards Mrs. Betsy Faucette Ms. Dorrie Fuchs & Mr. Gareth Vaughn Mrs. Yvonne J. Hardy Rev. & Mrs. John Harris Harper Mr. & Mrs. Leo M. Karpeles, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Kreider Walter & Carolyn LaGroue Joyce A. Lanning Mr. & Mrs. Raymond A. Lee Mr. & Mrs. William M. Lee Mr. & Mrs. Jack Lemons Mr. & Mrs. Henry S. Long, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Markstein Mr. & Ms. Gerson May Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Monk, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Hugh J. Morgan, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Harry Nelson Ms. Connie O’Brien Ms. Deborah O’Connor Reverend & Mrs. Andrew Pearson Mr. & Mrs. Robbin Phillips Ms. Patsy Porter Mrs. Sue Pritchard Ms. Susan W. Reeves Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rogers & Rachel Rogers Ms. Starr Rogers Mr. & Mrs. Eladio Ruiz De Molina Dr. & Mrs. George F. Scofield Mr. & Mrs. A. Wendall Simmons Mrs. Elizabeth Slive Mr. & Mrs. John Steiner Mr. & Mrs. Frank Stitt Dr. Bayard S. Tynes Tinsley Van Durand Mr. Robert Waudby & Ms. Anne C. Waudby Steve & Patti Wood

Hydrangea- $60

Morning Glories Garden Club Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Alford III Mr. Robert Bailey Ms. Carolyn J. Bailey Mr. & Mrs. Winfield Baird Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Bearden Dr. & Mrs. Neal R. Berte Mr. & Mrs. Al Blanchard Mrs. Patricia H. Blinn Ms. Elizabeth Blum Ms. Allison Boone Mr. & Mrs. Joe Brady, Jr. Mr. Carl Bruner Mrs. Jean Bryan Ms. Hana Burwinkle Teresa Callaway Dr. & Mrs. Harold Cannon Bill & Lynn Carter Mr. & Mrs. Casey Ms. Janet Cash Dr. & Mrs. J. Denis Catalano Mr. & Mrs. James W. Cauthen Mrs. Jane H. Chace Mr. David M. Clark

Ms. Amanda A. Clark Mr. & Mrs. Corvin Clark Bill & Bess Coleman Mr. & Mrs. Ed Colvin Ms. Jennifer Cope Mrs. Karen Costa Ms. Elizabeth Crawford Dr. & Mrs. Jeffery B. Cutler Mr. & Mrs. C. Coleman Daniel, II Jim & Kim Dargan Ms. Susan E. Davenport Mrs. Kate H. Degaris Christopher Doucet Sarah Draper Ms. Geraldine P. Dunham Mr. Paul Eggert Mr. & Mrs. & Mrs. James Eldridge Mr. Blake Ells Mrs. Clifford Emond Mr. & Mrs. Stanley M. Erdreich, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. D. Lawrence Faulkner Dr. & Mrs. Robert N. Finchum David & Deborah Floyd Mrs. John Forney Mrs. Peggy M. Fortier Mrs. Maye Frei Mr. & Mrs. William French, III Mr. & Mrs. Edward M. Friend, III Mr. & Mrs. James Frost Dr. Gerald M. Fuller Mr. & Mrs. Maury Gaston Dr. & Mrs. R. David Glasgow Ms. Catherine Gross Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Hall Ms. Rona Harper Mr. & Mrs. James Harris Mrs. Jo Ann Harris Dr. & Mrs. William K. Hawley Dr. Terry Bierd & Mr. Ben F. Hayley Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Helfand Mr. & Mrs. M. Stan Herring Mr. & Mrs. Pete Holby Becky & Bill Hutto Mrs. Charles W. Ireland Mr. Richard Jett Mr. Jon Kennamer Mr. & Mrs. Whit Kennedy Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Kindervater Madding & Carmen King Mrs. Dorothy G. Krusen Mr. & Mrs. Cheney Lawler Mr. & Mrs. Eugene M. Lewis Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Lindsay Mr. & Mrs. James A. Livingston, III Mr. & Mrs. John A. Long Dr. & Mrs. John M. Lyons Mrs. Lexa L. Magnus & Dr. Jonathan Waddell Dr. & Mrs. Michael E. Malone Mr. & Mrs. Michel Marcoux Mrs. S. Hassel Marcus, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William F. Martin Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. McBride, Jr. Mrs. Amy McCain Mrs. Billy R. Mills Mr. & Mrs. Ira C. Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. J. Perry Morgan Mr. & Mrs. Britton Neal Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Newsome Mr. Steve Northcutt

Ms. Donnie G. Olis Mr. & Mrs. Richard T. Owens Dr. & Mrs. Kent G. Palcanis Mr. Leighton C. Parnell, III Mr. Thomas R. Patchen & Mr. John M. Vintson, Jr. Dr. Donald Patterson Ms. Dorothy M. Perry Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Perry, Jr. Ms. Sue Bryant Petty Dr. & Mrs. Paul G. Petznick Hal & Donna Phillips Mr. & Mrs. Will Phillips, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Carlton P. Pinkerton Dr. Joan Pizitz Mr. & Mrs. James M. Pool Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Powell Mr. & Mrs. Bill Prewitt Mr. Mike Randolph Ms. Betty Taylor Renneker Mr. Lawrence Rosen Mrs. Kathleen Scudder Mrs. Jean Self Mr. & Mrs. J. L. Shaia Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Sharp Mr. & Mrs. William Silsbee, Jr. Mrs. Carole Simpson Mrs. Donald H. Slappey, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. A. Page Sloss, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Smith Ms. Mary Susan Smith Mrs. Mary M. Smith Dr. W. D. Sockwell & Ms. Deborah J. Long Dr. David Spalding Mr. John M. Stewart Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Stewart Ms. Mary Stockard Mrs. Deborah K. Strauss Farah & Parvez Sultan Mr. & Mrs. George Thompson Mr. & Mrs. William N. Thurman, III Mr. Arthur Tyson Ms. Marcia G. Unger Dr. Robert E. Varner & Dr. Pam Varner Dr. Alan & Patti Vines Dr. Bobby Whestone Mr. & Mrs. William B. White, III Ms. June Wiggins Gage Woods

Young Professional Ms. Angela Dennison Miss Sarah Simpler Ms. Amanda Bahakel Ms. Mary B. Barnes Dr. Angie Hartman Mrs. Stormie Prestridge

Trillium- $45

Mr. & Mrs. L.R. Addison Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Allen Mrs. Joyce Allred Faye Andrews Mrs. Carole Armistead Mr. & Mrs. Nic Balanis Mr. & Mrs. F. Holden Barnett The Honorable Sharon Blackburn Ms. Cheryl Boessow

Ms. Annette Brady Ms. Lela Anne Brewer Ms. Mary Virginia Brown Ms. Barbara L. Burton Mrs. James J. Bushnell Ms. Susan Compton Mrs. Bess Constantine Ms. Judy Courington Mrs. Warren B. Crow, III Mrs. Anita Dark Ms. Margaret Davis Mrs. Shirley G. Dawson Mrs. Judith M. Deegan Mr. David E. Doggett Mr. & Mrs. Harold Doss Ms. Annette H. Drummonds Mrs. Kathleen Dunlap Dr. & Mrs. Kyle Echols Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Evans Mr. & Mrs. Sam Faires Rosemarie Fernandes Ms. Jennifer S. Ford Mrs. Peggy Bonfield & Mr. Orrin Ford Mr. & Mrs. Nick Gaede Ms. Cynthia Grammas Mr. Ken Harris Mr. & Mrs. Jack G. Hays Ms. Brenda Henson Ms. Nanaline Holt Mrs. Mary Hooks Mr. & Mrs. Mike Hughes Ms. Judy Jackson Ms. Leigh Janson Ms. Mary Jones Mr. James Kendrick Ms. Kay Kinnear Ms. Deirdre Knight Mr. Steven Knight Mrs. Jane W. Lamar Janet Lauer Mr. & Mrs. Henry Laws Ms. Margare D. Mason Bart & Mary Lauren McBride Ms. Sherry McCord Ms. Bess McCrory Ms. Bonnie McDonald Ms. Catherine McLean Ms. Beverly McNeil Ms. Betty Miller Mr. Edward F. Minner Mrs. Kathryn Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. Ron Morrison Ms. Sherilyn Osborne Ms. Sarah Pass Mr. & Mrs. Donald Patton Dr. Jane Pearson Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Perry Mr. Robert S. Phyfer Ms. Ann S. Pierce Carolyn Plott Mr. & Mrs. Bruce A. Rawls Mr. & Mrs. Jack Rawls Ms. Meredith Robbins Rodney & Mitchelle Rushing Mr. & Mrs. Jim Schafer Mr. & Mrs. Henry G. Seibels, Jr. Mr. Melvin Sokol Taylor & Shari Street Mrs. Judith F. Thomason Ms. Pam Thompson Mr. Mark Hobson & Dr. Diane Tucker Barbara Viar

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

New & Renewing N ew & R enewing M embers 1 1 . 1 . 1 1 - 1 2 . 3 1 . 11

Student- $25 Kathryn Brock Ms. Jennifer Pennington

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