Page 1

enhancing life with plants

bbgarde ns .o r g


J anuary / F ebruary 2013

Shades Valley Rotary

Internship Program |

page 3

New Adult & Children’s

Classes Announced |

page 7

Spencer Lecture to Feature

Andrea Wulf & Ben Page |

Certificate In page 8

Native Plant Studies

Recognizes Graduates | page 9

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

On The Cover January: Camellias

Tea Olives


Winter Annuals


Winter Hazels


Winter Honeysuckles Wintersweets


Asian Magnolias




Fringe Flowers


Lenten Roses

Winter Annuals

The Junior Board presented the inaugural Dirt Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk on November 17. Over 200 runners & walkers competed in various age groups, utilizing the paths & trails of Alabama’s largest living museum.

Membership Tax Information

Your membership, less the fair market value of the benefits you receive, is deductible for income tax purposes. You can waive your benefits & receive full taxdeductibility. Please indicate this on your membership form. Under Internal Revenue Services guidelines, the tax-deductibility of the membership levels are as follows:

Student - $25 Young Professional - $40/$55 Individual - $45 Family - $60 Magnolia - $100 Oak - $225 Ambassador - $475 President’s Circle - $875 Garden Sustainer’s ClubGift amount less $125 Visit to learn more about your benefits. Your thank you letter that included your membership card at the time you joined or renewed is considered your tax receipt. If you need a replacement letter please contact Rona Walters, membership assistant, at 205.414.3950 or

2013 B oard


D irectors

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

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.

S taff

M ain������������������������������������������������������� 205.414.3950 Fred Spicer����������������������������������������������������� Executive Director Olivia Alison ��������������������������������������� Director of Development Stephanie Banks��������������������������������������������Director of Finance Elizabeth Drewry�������������������������������������������������������������Librarian Ellen Hardy��������������������������� Education Program Coordinator Blake Ells����������������������������������� Public Relations Coordinator Henry Hughes ����������������������������������������� Director of Education Jason Kirby ������������������������������������Library Assistant & Archivist Andrew Krebbs�������������� Director of Marketing & Membership Hope Long��������������������������������������Director of Library Services John Manion���������������������������Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator Shelly McCarty��������������������������������Special Events Coordinator Pam McLeod���������������������������������������������������������� Gift Processor Drew Rickel�����������������������������������������Donor Relations Officer Jennifer Sanders������������������������ Plant Adventures Coordinator Phyllis Sutton����������������������������� Education Activities Specialist Taylor Steele��������������������������������������������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 & support events, services, & significant programs of Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. We welcome your comments & address corrections. Please contact: Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Editor, Andrew Krebbs 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, AL 35223 205.414.3959 or Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens practices a policy of equal opportunity & equal access to services for all persons regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, orientation or sex. Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a facility of Birmingham Park & Recreation Board. The deadline for the March/April issue is January 15.

Happy New Year! And Happy Birthday to us! We’re 50! In December 1962, we opened the Conservatory; in April 1963, we dedicated the Floral Clock. However, at the same time, other events were happening in Birmingham, events with far greater impact on the world. In December 1962, Mayor Art Hanes, Sr., closed city parks in defiance of a federal court order to desegregate them. Were The Gardens closed? We don’t know, but Hanes’ name is on the Conservatory dedication plaque – as is T. Eugene Connor’s. In April 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” These profound events & others from 1963 will be commemorated through 2013 as the City of Birmingham marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement. Visit for details. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley said, “The course of history began to change right here... It is important for us to reflect on that history... to draw inspiration from the courage & sacrifice of those who fought for equality.” We agree, & we think our own anniversary celebration should wait. Birmingham Mayor William Bell said, “What happened in Birmingham was the catalyst for a change around the world. We will welcome those who will visit to learn more about the history & its significance on our future, discovering a Birmingham that is in the center of it all...” Again, we agree. Our living collections celebrate diversity & I think this makes us keenly aware of the value of human diversity. Our free public garden – open from dawn until dusk every day – welcomes everyone. Our free education programs do the same, bringing the study of science & respect for nature to all our participants. We’ll kick-off our own 50th anniversary with the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon in December, then a full year of special activities to follow through 2014.

See you in The Gardens,

Fred Spicer Executive Director

Save t he Date

48th Annual Member Celebration January 24 Birmingham Camellia Show February 23-24 14th Annual Spencer Lecture March 7, 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Sakura Matsu Cherry Blossom Festival March 16 Spring Plant Sale Preview Party & Member Sale April 4 Spring Plant Sale April 5-7

New board members Mary Boehm & Emily Bowron with President Tricia Noble & Officer Lou Willie.

W e l com e

Dear Friends:

New 2013 Board of Directors Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is pleased to announce its 2013 Board of Directors. Tricia Noble will serve as president, taking over for Past President Henry Ray. Scott Walton returns as treasurer & Barbara Burton will serve her first term as secretary. Hanson Slaughter will serve as presidentelect. Jeanie Sherlock will assume the role of vice president of development, while Brian Barr returns as vice president of facilities & planning. Carl Jones will serve as governance chair. Lou Willie & Elizabeth Broughton will serve as officers. Sherlock is one of seven new board members for 2013, a group that includes: Mary Boehm, Chris Boles, Emily Bowron, Beverly Hoyt, Houston Gillespy, & Charles Goodrich. Five 2012 board members will rotate off: Shane Boatright, Sheryl Kimerling, Mike Malone, Fred Murray & Janet Taylor. Completing the 2013 Birmingham Botanical Gardens Board of Directors are: Cathy Adams, Laurie Allen, Maggie Brooke, Gary Burley, Tricia Holbrook, Robert Holmes, Margi Ingram, Clarke Gillespy, Kathryn Porter, Lucy Tutwiler & Mary Williamson.


D evelopment

Recipe for Science & Nature:

Discovery Field Trips

Take peanuts, cocoa, pine trees & worms. Mix with birds & bees… & you have some of the natural ingredients for a Discovery Field Trip at The Gardens. These hands-on science adventures for elementary & middle school students are provided to Birmingham & Bessemer area schools free of charge! The Gardens thanks the Junior League of Birmingham, Vulcan Materials Corporation, the cities of Mountain Brook & Vestavia Hills, Regions Financial Corporation, Wells Fargo Foundation, The Hugh Kaul Foundation, Susan Mott Webb Charitable Trust, Robert R. Meyer Foundation & The Goodrich Foundation for their generous grants which benefited over 10,000 children last year. If you would like to help make this year’s educational adventures possible, please contact Director of Development Olivia Alison at 205.414.3961 or To schedule a Discovery Field Trip or to see one in action, contact Education Coordinator Ellen Hardy at 205.414. 3953 or For details about the six Discovery Field Trips go to

What do Central Park & Birmingham Botanical Gardens have in common? Financier John Paulson recently pledged $100 million dollars to the Central Park Conservancy in New York City because, in his words, it is “one of the most democratic institutions. It’s used by people of all ages, races, nationalities & income levels.”* Birmingham Botanical Gardens also benefits our visitors with free admission every day. Like Central Park, The Gardens depends on contributions to its non-profit friends organization to fund education programs, special projects, plant collections & things beyond the scope of city support.


While most of us can’t imagine philanthropy at Mr. Paulson’s scale, we can make a difference locally with individual donations or by planning an estate gift to The Gardens. Mrs. Barbara Nell Drummond Thorne’s 2012 bequest made possible a spectacular new feature in the Japanese Gardens. The handsome stone amphitheatre transforms the Moore Cultural Pavilion into a true performance venue & its grounds into a beautiful gathering place. Nearby, Don & Matt Crowe’s family honored them with a memorial bench & two tribute trees, a weeping cherry & a Japanese maple. In the Hill Garden, The Trowel Garden Club gave a lovely Lutyens-style bench

to commemorate its 62 year existence. The site is especially appropriate since it is named for the family of the late Jane Hill Head, one of the founding club members. Each of these gifts include a portion of endowment, so that the plants, furnishings & features will be cared for & properly maintained for years to come for the enjoyment of all of our visitors. If you would like to discuss a gift on any scale to Birmingham Botanical Gardens, please contact Director of Development Olivia Alison at 205.414.3961 or or Donor Relations Officer Drew Rickel at 205.414.3955 or * The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 1 Nov. 2012, Notable Gift, page 26.

Henry Hughes, Director of Education

Hunter McBrayer, a 2012 graduate in biology of the University of Alabama, was selected from eight finalists representing seven colleges & universities for the Rotary Club of Shades Valley Summer Internship 2012. A native of Blount County, Hunter grew up exploring the woods, fields & streams near the Locust Fork River. He attended grades one through 12 at the same rural school, winning upon graduation the Good Citizen Award from the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Warrior River Chapter. At the University of Alabama, he distinguished himself as, in his academic advisor’s words, “…one of the most inspired & hardest-working undergraduate students I have ever encountered.” Hunter proved himself similarly at The Gardens with a thoroughly accomplished tenure that focused on his special interest in plant conservation. In addition to performing many horticulture-related tasks, such as weeding, watering, fertilizing & cataloging plants in the collections, Hunter worked with native plants, exploring natural areas such as Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, Talladega National Forest (right photo), the Bibb County Glades, the Nature Conservancy’s Splinter Hill Bog in Baldwin County (left photo), Weeks Bay Nature Preserve, & the native habitat in Hale County, Alabama, of a very rare fern, Asplenium tutwilerae, Tutwiler’s spleenwort. He attended the biennial meeting in Mobile of the Alabama Plant Conservation Alliance & visited both the Huntsville & Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Hunter presented several

D evelopment

Rotary Club of Shades Valley Summer Internship Enters Its Sixth Year

lectures on his experiences at The Gardens at the monthly meetings of the Master Gardeners, the Garden Docents & the Birmingham Fern Society & at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Shades Valley. His observations are posted on The Gardens’ blog at Hunter follows a distinguished group of student summer interns at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Meghan McDonald, 2008 graduate of Birmingham-Southern College, has completed her master’s degree in literature at the University of Tennessee. Steve Kennedy, 2009 graduate of Miles College, completed his master’s degree in plant science at Tennessee State University. Katie King, 2010 graduate of Samford University, is almost finished with her master’s degree in public garden leadership at Cornell University. Cameron Strauss, 2011 graduate of University of Montevallo, is working in horticulture after completing a second horticultural internship in Oregon. The Rotary Club of Shades Valley generously expanded its financial support of the summer internship from ten weeks to 12 in 2012 & has committed to the same in 2013. The internship description has been posted on The Gardens’ website & applications are being accepted from college students & recent graduates. For more information contact Henry Hughes, director of education, at 205.414.3951 or


V o lu n t e e r s

Volunteer Spotlight Taylor Steele, Volunteer Coordinator

In Memory of Winyss Acton Shepard Volunteer service was just a part of who she was… As a sustaining volunteer at The Gardens, Winyss Shepard was an integral part of the Herb Army, where she had volunteered since 1985. Winyss’s absence at an event, meeting, lecture or volunteer workday was rare. Her immense dedication & passion to The Gardens was clear. In addition to serving as chair for three Herb Day events, she held the title of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Auxiliary president from 1989-1991 & served as Chairperson for Fiesta (Spring Plant Sale) in 1994. She was the recipient of the Ida Collier Burns Volunteer of the Year Award in 1999, chaired the Building Committee, edited The Gardens newsletter until it transitioned to the Garden Dirt & was an active Board member until 2001. Shepard’s passion was evident for plants & people alike. To the Herb Army, Shepard was deemed “Mint Lady.”. Because of her tenacity to grow mint very well, she was tasked with growing many varieties found in The Gardens’ Herb Terrace for annual plant sales & Herb Day events. She was often seen before Fall Plant Sale pulling wagon-loads of mints from the potting shed to the nursery carts, ensuring her mints were in the correct place. Winyss passed on October 14, 2012. The City of Birmingham & Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens join her fellow

Winyss Acton Shepard

volunteers in mourning. Her generosity forever changed each life she touched. Her memory & spirit are etched in the hearts of the friends & volunteers she leaves behind. Her life was a gift. She will be missed.

A Special Thanks... Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens would like to thank Henry Ray for his two years of service as president from 2011 - 2012. Under Henry’s leadership participation events & programming have continued to flourish. A special tree will be planted in Henry’s honor in The Gardens.

Thank you, Henry!


Carolyn & Henry Ray

from the Archives & Rare Book Room:

Looking back... Floral Clock Display

A rtist D isplay January/February 2013

Artist & Photographer

Kenzie Greer

Opening Reception

Friday, January 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

On January 3, 1963, Mrs. Horace (Catherine K.) Hammond announced her intent to give the City of Birmingham a floral clock valued at $15,232 to grace the front of the new Conservatory, which had just recently opened December 18, 1962. The gift was given to Parks Superintendant Frank Wagner, who accepted it on behalf of the Park Board. The floral clock was dedicated on April 4, 1963. The clocks face, planted against a background of crushed white marble, shows the time & date of the presentation at the top. The reminder, Tempus Fugit, is below. The clock was designed by John Clark of Ontario, Canada, constructed by the Daniel Construction Co., under direction from architect Darcey T. Tatum.

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

N ews

Thyme to Read ◄ January 8: Folks, This Ain’t Normal by Joel Salatin

The floral clock was replaced in the 1980s with the feature still in place today. Visit the Gerlach Plant Information Center (GPIC) inside the Garden Center during January & February for the exhibit:

Botanical Homesteading

February 5 : Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen ► Join us in The Library at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month to discuss a fun book pertaining to gardening, plants or the environment. Contact Director of Library Services Hope Long at 205.414.3931 or for more information or to get involved.


Gardening 6

Good Things Growing…

In The Gardens Fred Spicer, Executive Director

Two modest deciduous shrubs are among the earliest of native woody plants to flower for us. Neither is terrifically showy but both offer unpretentious flower interest in the winter garden, & attractive problem-free performance yearround. Both grow well in central Alabama with proper siting & are typically in bloom for us by early February – true harbingers of Spring! Dirca palustris, leatherwood, is in the Thymelaeaceae, the same family as Daphne & Edgeworthia. One of its common names is rope-bark, which perfectly describes the tough-barked, supple stems (you can literally tie them in knots) which were used as cordage by Native Americans. The small, frost-resistant flowers (left) are bright chartreuse & are borne on leafless stems. Leaves emerge a similar color before calming down to a beautiful rich green, with a matte finish. They hide the ripening fruit, small green (green-red) berries; fall color can be a good yellow. Near the boardwalk in the Barber Alabama Woodlands, a small mass thrives in the shade & moister-than-average soil (top right). Hundreds of seedlings have self-sown, virtually carpeting the area beneath them. In the wild, the species is found almost exclusively in basic & mafic soils, but tolerates mildly acid soils in the garden. Leatherwood grows slowly to form a dense, rounded & single-trunked shrub seldom getting larger than 6’ tall & wide. Lindera benzoin, northern spicebush, is in the Lauraceae, related to sassafras & the Mediterranean Laurus nobilis, the bay of commerce. Bruised stems & crushed leaves are highly aromatic (lemony). Bright yellow flowers (middle right) bloom prior to leaf-out & are not troubled by frost. Bright scarlet fruit form on pollinated female plants & are very attractive (bottom left). Fall color is a reliably good yellow (bottom right). Northern spicebush is a multi-stemmed shrub that over time can reach small tree proportions in the 12’+ range. In the landscape, 6-8’ tall & slightly wider, with a rounded habit, is more realistic. Like leatherwood, this species usually indicates alkaline soils in the wild in Alabama. In the northern part of its range, it lives in acid sites as well. Plant in part shade in average (to moist) soils. The species is pest-free – so pay close attention if you see some chewed or folded leaves. It could be a sign of spicebush swallowtail butterfly larva that prefer this plant as their host.

for January/February January

FRUITS AND NUTS - Set out apples, peaches, pears, & grapes. Start grafting pecans. Prune dormant trees. SHRUBS - Plant shrubs & trees, including broadleaf, narrowleaf, & deciduous. Spray all deciduous shrubbery with a dormant spray when weather is on warming trend. LAWNS - Soil test before setting up fertility program. ROSES - Start planting. ANNUALS AND PERENNIALSPlant hardy annuals. BULBS-Lilies of all types, except Madonna, may be planted. Make indoor plantings of amaryllis, callas, & gloxinias. MISCELLANEOUS-To keep poinsettias that have finished flowering, turn pots on their sides & let them dry completely Cut them back lightly Keep in a temperature of 55 to 60 °.

Courtesy of


FRUITS AND NUTS-Fertilize fruit trees. Start strawberry plantings. SHRUBS-Planting season continues. Spray all shrubs with a fungicide before new growth starts. Prune all shrubs before new growth starts. Don’t prune earlyblooming species because flower buds will be removed. ROSES-Continue planting. ANNUALS AND PERENNIALSReplant early plantings of hardy annuals. Prepare beds for summer annuals. MISCELLANEOUS-Fertilize houseplants with liquid or soluble fertilizer according to manufacturer’s directions. VEGETABLE SEED-Plant tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, cauliflower, & Brussels sprouts in coldframes. VEGETABLE PLANTS-Plant cabbage, onions, lettuce, broccoli, & Brussels sprouts.

For more information, see or call the Plant Hotline at 1.800.644.4458.

Adult Classes Yoga In The Gardens

for Children at The Gardens! Join us this year for all new Seasons on Saturdays! Programs include visits to The Gardens & fun, educational & interactive activities that relate to the plants that make each season special. Visit our website at classes for upcoming topics & dates. For more information, contact Education Program Coordinator Ellen Hardy at 205.414.3953 or Register online at From Seed to Chocolate: A Valentine Venture Saturday, February 9 2-4 p.m. For children age 5 & above $12 Members | $15 Non Members Venture out for Valentine’s Day to find the tree of chocolate- cacao (ka-kow) in The Gardens! Learn how & where this tree grows, discover football shaped seed pods that grow on trunks, & find out what’s inside as we learn the secret of how the seeds are used to make chocolate! Get your spoons & aprons ready as we mix up our own homemade chocolate candy perfect for sharing at Valentines Day! Children will take home an apron, recipe book of chocolate, & a box of their homemade chocolates in a do-it-yourself Valentine chocolate box designed by them!

Children’s Summer Camps Coming Soon Make The Gardens part of your child’s memorable & fun summer. We will be announcing our summer camp schedule in February. Please visit for details & online registration.

Project Photography:

Composing & Capturing Instructor: Suzanne Graham a Seasonal Series Every Wednesday | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Instructor: Hank Siegel Location: Birmingham Botanical Saturday, January 12 | 9 - Noon Gardens - East Room Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $50 Yoga Package $80 General Admission (4 classes of your choice) $15 Drop-In Capturing Memorable Images Instructor: Hank Siegel Yoga for Beginners Two Saturdays, January 19 & 26 | 9 - Noon Instructor: Suzanne Graham 4 Mondays - January 7 - February 4 Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $125 General Admission No Class on January 21 M. L. King, Jr. Holiday $50 Yoga Package $15 Drop-In

Seasons on Saturdays

E d u c at i o n

Garde ning Tips

Fossilize Fabulous Foliage Instructor: Julie Adams & Hope Long Saturday, February 23 | 10 - Noon Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $30 Members | $35 Non-Members Enrollment limited to 12

See also page 9 for more classes!

Green Resource Center of Alabama & Birmingham Botanical Gardens present

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn 2013 To Prune or Not to Prune: January 23 Spring into Cleaning with Recycling: February 13 Visit for more information.


E v e n ts

Save the Date

Spencer Lecture Series presents

Andrea Wulf: “Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens” Thursday, March 7 | 10:30 a.m.

Ben Page:


“Traditions & Transitions” Thursday, March 7 | 6:30 p.m.

The annual Spencer Lecture will feature two speakers on Thursday, March 7 at 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. in the LinnHenley Lecture Hall. There will be a reception prior to the evening lecture from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. & a coffee will be held before the morning lecture beginning at 10 a.m. This free annual event brings award-winning landscape architect Ben Page to Birmingham Botanical Gardens for an intriguing talk titled “Traditions & Transitions.” The Gardens will also welcome Andrea Wulf for the second

year, offering a morning lecture in the Spencer Lecture Series to complement Ben Page’s evening talk. Andrea will speak about the first world-wide scientific project & its impact which includes many plant discoveries. The Gardens will begin accepting reservations for both lectures in the 2013 Spencer Lecture Series on January 1, 2013. Visit to register or call 205.414.3965.

48th Annual Member Celebration Thursday, January 24 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Reception 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Member Meeting The Garden Center at Birmingham Botanical Gardens $20 per person Catering by Savoie Catering


RSVP by January 18 at or call 205.414.3950

Your “A.C.E.S.” in The Hole

Kerry Smith,

State Master Gardener Program Coordinator for Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) ACES has a satellite office here at The Gardens. This unique relationship allows a terrific partnership that affords both partners expanded outreach for teaching, & networking of staff talents.

Back Row L-R: Stan Roth, Lisa Ennis, Cindy Pinger, Betty Anderson, Ginny Randolph, Linda Wilson, Sherilyn Osborne, John Manion, Carol Ogle, Theresa Johanson, Liz Alosi; Front Row L-R: Gail Snyder, Mike Rushing, Shelly Lindstrom, Ann Katholi, Deane Cooke, Rene Germann, Sally Price, Gary Walker The Gardens is delighted to announce the first graduating class in the Certificate in Native Plant Studies program! Nineteen participants completed the program in 2012: Liz Alosi, Betty Anderson, Deane Cook, Lisa Ennis, Rene Germann, Theresa Johanson, Ann Katholi, Shelly Lindstrom, Carol Ogle, Sherilyn Osborne, Cynthia Pinger, Sally Price, Virginia Randolph, Stan Roth, Mike Rushing, Gail Snyder, Gary Walker, Linda Wilson. Unable to attend: Jillian Woodruff, Felicia DuBose, Lucy Johnson & Janice Williams. The graduation ceremony took place at the home of Paula & Mike Rushing. Each graduate received a certificate of completion. Join us in congratulating this outstanding group!

Certificate in Native Plant Studies

E d u c at i o n

Certificate program celebrates first graduates

Classes/Field Trips/Volunteer Opportunities

Registration & further information about the program, including course descriptions & certificate requirements can be found at or call 205.414.3958. Native Woody Plants: The Basics & Beyond (elective)

The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain & Desoto State Park (field trip)

Instrucor: Fred Spicer Saturday, January 12 | 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Instructors: Mike Rushing & John Manion Saturday & Sunday, March 23 - 24 8:30 - 5:30 p.m. Location: Northeast AL & Northwest GA $115 Members | $130 Non-Members Enrollment limited to 16

Introduction to Botany (core) Instructor: John Clark, Ph.D. Saturday, January 26 | 9:30 - 5:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $80 Members | $90 Non-Members

Winter Identification of Native Wood Plants (elective) Instructor: Fred Spicer Saturday, February 2 | 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Introductory Botanical Illustration (elective) Instructor: Val Webb Saturday, February 16 | 8:30 - 4:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $125 Members | $145 Non-Members

Plant-Soil Relationships (core) Instructor: Henry Hughes Saturday, February 23 | 8:30 - 4:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $80 Members | $90 Non-Members

Non-Native Invasive Plant (elective) Instructors: Nancy Lowenstein & Steven Enloe Saturday, March 16 | 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Spring-flowering Native Plants (electve) Instructor: John Manion Saturday, March 30 | 8:30 - 12:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Spring Identification of Native Woody Plants (elective) Instructor: Fred Spicer Saturday, April 20 | 8:30 - 12:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Alabama’s Geological History (elective)

Bibb County Glades (field trip) Trip Leaders: Fred Spicer & John Manion Saturday, June 1 | 9 - 4 p.m. Location: Bibb County, AL $60 Members | $70 Non-Members Enrollment limited to 16

Ethnobotany (elective) Instructor: Francine Hutchinson Saturday, June 8 | 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Native Ferns & Their Relatives (elective) Instructor: Dan Jones, Ph.D. Saturday, July 13 | 8:30 - 12:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Plant-Animal Interactions (elective)

Instructor: Jim Lacefield, Ph.D. Saturday, April 27 | 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Instructor: Bob Boyd, Ph.D. Saturday, August 31 | 9 - 1 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Introduction to the Study of Native Plants (core)

Riparian Ecosystem Study (field trip/canoe paddle)

Instructor: John Manion Saturday, May 4 | 8:30 - 4:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $80 Members | $90 Non-Members

Trip Leaders: Randy Haddock, Ph.D. & Henry Hughes Saturday, March 2 | 8:30-4:30 p.m. (Rain Date - Saturday, March 9) Location: Cahaba River near Montevallo, AL $80 Members | $90 Non-Members


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

Gifts to The Library at

Birmingham Botanical Gardens September - October 2012

As of October 31, 2012

Chairman Level Mr. & Mrs. John Israel Louise D. Johnson

Patron Level

Mrs. Frances D. Blount Brasfield & Gorrie Mr. & Mrs. John G. Brock Mr. & Mrs. W. Frank Cobb, III Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Coleman Mrs. Claire H. Fairley Mr. & Mrs. Bob de Buys Mr. & Mrs. J.S.M French Mr. & Mrs. T. Michael Goodrich Mr. & Mrs. Taylor Pursell The Hill-Allison Charitable Lead Trust Mr. & Mrs. Jon Kimerling Angelo & Ann Bruno Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. Boatright Companies James L. Newsome Ms. Elna Brendel Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III Dr. & Mrs. Derrill Crowe Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Northen, III Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William S. Poynor, III Mr. & Mrs. James M. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Henry B. Ray, Jr. Southern Progress Corporation Mr. & Mrs. B. Hanson Slaughter Stephens Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Jarred O. Taylor, II Mr. & Mrs. Rick Stukes

Director Level

Triangle Garden Club

- in memory of Jeana Peeler Hosch Audrey Ann Wilson

- in memory of Carol Reese & Winyss Shepard Hill & Dale Garden Club

- in honor of Fletcher Harvey

Advisor Level

Benefactor Level

Jefferson County Master Gardener Association

- in honor of Glenda Dix, President 2011 & 2012 Jason Kirby

- Cherokee Rose Garden Club Babs Simpson Carol Hagood Ann Galbraith Lisa Ennis

as of October 31, 2012 Dr. Bodil Lindin-Lamon*

Mrs. Dorothy L. Renneker*

Mrs. Ruby S. Ansley *

The Daniel Foundation of Alabama

Ms. Hope Long

Mr. & Mrs. William M. Spencer, III*

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Balliet

The Dunn-French Family

Dr. Michael E. Malone

Mr. Frederick R. Spicer, Jr.

Mrs. Camille A. Becker

Mr. F. Lewter Ferrell, Jr.*

Ms. Louise T. McAvoy *

Mr. Douglas Arant Stockham

Mrs. Lucille S. Beeson*

Mr. R.R. Herbst*

Mrs. Mary Jean Morawetz

Dr. Wendell H. Taylor, Sr.*

Peggy Bonfield & Orrin Ford

Mr. J. Ernest & Mrs. Ora Lee Hill*

Mr. Philip Morris

Ms. Barbara D. Thorne*

Mrs. Tom Tartt Brown*

Mrs. Fay B. Ireland

Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr.

Mrs. Carolyn D. Tynes*

D. Joseph & Ida C. Burns*

Mr. George L. Jenkins

James L. Newsome

Mrs. Ann H. “Nancy” Warren*

Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland

Hugh & Bobbe Kaul*

Dr. & Mrs. A. I. Perley *

Mrs. Robert Wells

Ms. Suzanne G. Clisby

Ms. Pamela Kaul*

Steve & LeAnne Porter


Fran Lawlor

Mrs. Carol P. Poynor

Mr. & Mrs. Edgar G. Aldridge

Mrs. Martha Stone Cobb Daniel*


9 . 1 . 1 2 -10. 31. 12

Wallace R. Bunn

Tremont Garden Club Joe Calvin

Tremont Garden Club Voncile F. Coleman

Tremont Garden Club John Cowin

Tremont Garden Club James A. Davis

Mrs. Joyce Engler

Mary L. Devore

Hill & Dale Garden Club James H. Emack

Tremont Garden Club

Mayo Holloway

Tremont Garden Club Jeana Hosch

Triangle Garden Club Sara A. Jones

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Askew Mr. & Mrs. Charles K. Beck Mr. Jay Bender Ms. Cory T. Childs Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Devivo Ms. Shannon L. Dunn Ms. Susan N. Gilpin Ms. Kathryn Greer Ms. Eleanor Griffin Mr. & Mrs. Terry L. Griffin Ms. Theresa W. Hatcher Mr. & Mrs. Mark S. Hon Ms. Martha Johnston Mr. Mike Jones Ms. Kelly A. Leavitt Mr. & Mrs. Kevin McGough Ms. Rebecca Reed Mr. R. M. Sandlin Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Smyth Mr. & Mrs. Leslie R. Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Jon D. Thompson Mr. Charles E. Walton, IV William H. Kessler

Mrs. Joyce Engler Mrs. Elizabeth Hoffman Mrs. Elna Shugerman

Eleanor E. Kidd

Mr. & Mrs. Frank E. Lindstrom, Jr. Mrs. J. M. Morgan, Jr.

Penny Nichols

Mr. & Mrs. Brian Barr

Helen O’Sullivan

Hill & Dale Garden Club

9.1.12-10.31.12 Carol Beard

Highland Lakes Garden Club Maggie Brooke

Carol Reese

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Y. Menendez

Lily Grace Self

Dr. & Mrs. David Jenkins

Mrs. Margaret G. Ragland Mr. & Mrs. Josh Coleman Mr. & Mrs. D. C. Thrasher Winyss Shepard

Mr. & Mrs. Edgar G. Aldridge Ms. Dorothy Baker Dr. & Mrs. Merrill Bradley Ms. Alleen Cater & Dr. Lyle A. Hohnke Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Clayton, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. D. M. Comfort Mr. & Mrs. Clarence T. Estock Dr. & Mrs. Robert N. Finchum Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Gaskin, III Dr. & Mrs. Robert P. Glaze Mr. & Mrs. Louis Heck Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Hinds Mr. & Mrs. William Holman Mr. & Mrs. James M. Johnson Dr. & Mrs. John A. Maloof, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Philip I. McGrath Millbrook Garden Club Dr. & Mrs. Richard B. Morawetz Ms. Jane Morgan Mr. Philip Morris Mr. & Mrs. John M. Musgrave Mr. & Mrs. Fred Nishioka Ms. Deborah G. Pleasants Mrs. Margaret G. Ragland Dr. & Mrs. James R. Williams Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. N. Thomas Williams Alameda Stone

Mr. & Mrs. Kirk C. Shaw Mary E. Thuston

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Cox, Jr. Katherine Tranum

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Balliet

Bruce Cusic

Cathy Echols

Briarwood Garden Club John A. Floyd

Mr. Frederick R. Spicer, Jr. Patricia G. Holbrook

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Pritchard Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Robertson Henry F. Hughes

Crape Myrtle Garen Club Roebuck Springs Garden Club John Manion

Blount County Master Gardeners Libby Rich

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

memorials honors honors memorials

Mr. & Mrs. Belton Cooper Jennifer Sanders

Edgewood Garden Club

Diana R. Slaughter

Ms. Carol Slaughter

Sybil Sylvester

Tremont Garden Club

Trowel Garden Club

Mrs. Lula Rose Blackwell Mrs. Samuel Burr Mrs. James R. Forman, Jr. Mrs. Chita S. Gaskin Mrs. Margaret Livingston Mrs. William W. McTyeire, Jr. Mrs. Walker Reynolds Mr. & Mrs. Henry G. Seibels, Jr.

Betty C. Yoe

Mrs. Jane H. Head Robert H. Yoe

Mrs. Jane H. Head Mrs. J. M. Morgan, Jr.


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

Mr. Ken Adams Mr. Scott Adams Mr. & Mrs. Eugene E. Addor Mr. & Mrs. Craig Allen, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Thomas G. Amason, Jr. American Federation of Teachers of Birmingham Mr. & Mrs. Bill Anthony Dr. & Mrs. Gary Archer Mr. & Mrs. Bill Askew Mr. & Mrs. Charlton Bargeron Mr. & Mrs. Brian Barr Bayer Properties, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Charles K. Beck Mr. Jay Bender Mrs. Frances D. Blount Mr. & Mrs. James A. Bradford Dr. & Mrs. Tom T. Brown, Jr. Mrs. Paul Butrus Caldwell-MacKay Co., Inc. Ms. Cory T. Childs City of Birmingham Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Cleage The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Mr. Ernest Cory Dr. & Mrs. James H. Crenshaw Mr. & Mrs. Ogden S. Deaton Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Devivo Diamond Tours, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Duggan Ms. Shannon L. Dunn Dr. & Mrs. John T. Eagan, Jr. Ms. Alison Eddy

donors donors 9.1.12-10.31.12

Mr. & Mrs. Parker Evans Mrs. Claire H. Fairley Ms. Mary V. Farrar First Commercial Bank Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Ms. Katherine F. Fouts Mr. & Mrs. Edward M. Friend, III Mr. & Mrs. James M. Gillespy, III Ms. Susan N. Gilpin Mr. & Mrs. Harold H. Goings Mr. & Mrs. William M. Goodrich Goodrich Foundation Goodwyn Mills & Cawood, Inc. Ms. Kathryn Greer Mr. & Mrs. Terry L. Griffin Ms. Eleanor Griffin Mr. & Mrs. Morris Hackney Ms. Theresa W. Hatcher Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence S. Hawley Mr. & Mrs. Jack G. Hays Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Hinds Mr. & Mrs. Edward H. Hobbs, IV Mr. & Mrs. James S. Holbrook, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Holloway Mr. & Mrs. Mark S. Hon Illges-Chenoweth Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Norman Jetmundsen, Jr. Mrs. Louise D. Johnson

Ms. Martha Johnston Mr. Mike Jones Drs. Gina & Gerald Karcher Mr. Leo Kayser, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jon Kimerling Ms. Kelly A. Leavitt Ligon Industries Lucille S. Beeson Charitable Trust Mr. & Mrs. Rick MacKay Mr. Duncan Manley Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Mays Ms. Kim McBride Mr. & Mrs. Kevin McGough Dr. & Mrs. David S. McKee Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Edward R. Meadows Mr. & Mrs. John D. Moore Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James Outland Mr. & Mrs. Donald Patton P.E.W.S. Mr. & Mrs. Wilmer S. Poynor, III Mr. & Mrs. Frank Pritchard Mr. & Mrs. Henry B. Ray, Jr. Redmont Neighborhood Association Ms. Rebecca Reed Regions Financial Corporation Roebuck Springs Garden Club

Paula & Mike Rushing Mr. R. M. Sandlin Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Seibels Shades Valley Rotary Club Sharing Spree LLC Reverend & Mrs. Gates Shaw Dr. & Mrs. David H. Sibley Mrs. Louise G. Smith Dr. & Mrs. Roger Smith Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Smyth Spain & Gillon, LLC Starnes Davis Florie LLP Sterne Agee Steward Machine Co., Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Leslie R. Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Jon D. Thompson Mrs. Hall W. Thompson Valley Off-shoots Garden Club Mr. Mark J. van der Woerd Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Vann Mr. & Mrs. Alex Vare The Village Garden Club Wahoo Films Walker Area Community Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Kennon Walthall Mr. Charles E. Walton IV Dr. & Mrs. Phillip C. Watkins Weatherly Garden Club Wells Fargo Foundation Mrs. Kitty C. White & Mr. Tryg Hoff Whitehall at the Villa Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd R. Wilson

new & renewing new & renewing members 9.1.12-10.31.12

President $1,000 Mr. Richard M. Adams Mr. & Mrs. Craig Allen, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Ronald E. Elliott Mrs. Minnie H. Rast

Ambassador $500 Mr. & Mrs. Gene Davenport Mr. & Mrs. William F. Denson, III Mr. & Mrs. Alan J. Dreher Mr. & Mrs. W. Alec Grant Mr. & Mrs. Bailey Knight Mr. & Mrs. John Lyon Cliff & Cindy Martin Mr. & Mrs. Fred H. Von Herrmann


Oak $250

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Broughton, III

Mr. & Mrs. Russell W. Chambliss Mr. & Mrs. Stephen H. Chazen Mr. & Mrs. Richard F. Cockfield Mr. & Mrs. Charles Collat Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Cosby Mr. John Cowin, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Winfield S. Fisher, III Dr. & Mrs. Jimmie H. Harvey, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. James Isobe Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Johanson III Mr. & Mrs. William T. Killian Dr. & Mrs. Wade Lamberth Ms. Lucy McCown Mr. & Mrs. Gene McWilliams Dr. & Mrs. Mark L. Miller Dr. & Mrs. Michael J. Moore Mrs. John L. Rhoads Dr. & Mrs. Douglas Rollins, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. R. Waid Shelton, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Snyder Mr. & Mrs. Michael Straus Mr. & Mrs. Ingram D. Tynes Dr. & Mrs. Frederick Weber, Jr.

Magnolia $125

Ms. Anna Altz-Stamm Mr. & Mrs. David Bagley Mr. & Mrs. John R. Baker, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. David Ballard Mr. & Mrs. Michael Balliet Mrs. Beverly Baum Ms. Nancy Beeler Ms. Barbara Burke Mr. Chris Campanotta & Mr. Scott Ford Mr. & Mrs. Frank Canterbury, Jr. Judge & Mrs. John L. Carroll Dr. & Mrs. Jerry W. Chandler Mrs. Karen Chapman

Dr. & Mrs. Walter D. Clark The Honorable Betty F. Collins Mr. & Mrs. Francis H. Crockard, Jr. Mrs. Judy Daniel Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Daniel Dr. & Mrs. Max L. Davis Mr. & Mrs. C. Hartwell Davis, Jr. Mr. & Ms. Virgil Edwards Mrs. Betsy Faucette Ms. Dorrie Fuchs & Mr. Gareth Vaughn Mrs. Stella K. Grenier Mrs. Lynn D. Grimsley Mr. & Mrs. Edward L. Grund Mrs. Jeanette Hancock Rev. & Mrs. John Harris Harper Mr. & Mrs. John L. Hartman, III Dr. & Mrs. Ronald E. Henderson Mrs. Elizabeth Hoffman

Hydrangea $60 Ms. Linda B. Arnold Dr. & Mrs. William C. Bailey Mr. & Mrs. Winfield Baird Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Bearden Ms. Ann Benton Benjamin & Elizabeth Benton Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Bethay Mr. & Mrs. Peyton D. Bibb, Jr. Mimi & Charles Bittick Ms. Sally Blackerby Mr. & Mrs. Al Blanchard Dr. & Mrs. Kirby Bland Mr. & Mrs. Van Blankenship Mrs. Patricia H. Blinn Ms. Virginia Boliek Dr. Samuel Bowen & Dr. Kathleen Bowen Mr. & Mrs. James A. Bradford Mrs. Betty F. Brice Ms. Myra Brown Dr. Caroline Brown & Mr. E. T. Brown Mrs. Bertice Brown Mr. Carl Bruner

Mr. Brad Burckel Dr. Kenneth E. Burke & Ms. Rebecca S. Reardon Mr. & Mrs. Winfield Burks Ms. Hana Burwinkle Ms. Teresa Callaway Catherine A. Capel & Sidney L. French Mr. & Mrs. Eric Carlton Bill & Lynn Carter Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Cartrette Ms. Racile Casey Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Casey Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Casey Mrs. Norma F. Chandler Mr. & Mrs. Sorrell Chew Ray & Trixie Clark Mr. & Mrs. Thomas C. Clark, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Corvin Clark Dr. & Mrs. Orville W. Clayton Mr. & Mrs. Warren Clemmons Mrs. Linda Cohn Don & Kay Cole Mrs. Jean Condrey Ms. Jennifer Cope Marc & Susan Corsini Mrs. Lynda Croom Mr. & Mrs. C. Coleman Daniel, II Jim & Kim Dargan Ms. Susan E. Davenport Mrs. Kate H. Degaris Mrs. Suzanne Dickinson Dr. & Mrs. William Dismukes Mrs. Rebecca A. Donaldson Mr. Christopher Doucet Ms. Dorothy Drake Mr. & Mrs. George Dreher Mr. & Mrs. Harold B. Dunn Ms. Melanie Dykes Mrs. Joyce Edwards-Johnson Mr. & Mrs. George B. Elliott, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Bill Eubanks Mr. & Mrs. Brent Falkenhagen Mr. & Mrs. William French, III Dr. Gerald M. Fuller Mrs. Romaine Gaffney Tom & Anne Garrett Mr. Michael Geer & Mrs. Melanie Geer Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Germann Ms. Patricia Gill Mrs. C. William Gladden, Jr. Mrs. Holly Goodbody Ms. Anne Grimes Ms. Catherine Gross Mrs. Carmen B. Habeeb Mr. & Mrs. Victor H. Hanson, III Ms. Pamela Hanson Ms. Elizabeth Harrison Dr. Terry Bierd & Mr. Ben F. Hayley Mrs. Paula S. Haynes Mr. & Mrs. Garland W. Heare Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hempstead Dr. Leta Herring Mr. & Mrs. William M. Hiden Mr. & Mrs. D.E. Hinshaw Dr. & Mrs. Basil Hirschowitz Mrs. Mary L. Holt Mr. & Mrs. George B. Howard Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Ideker Mr. & Mrs. Gregg Janowski Mr. George L. Jenkins Dr. & Mrs. David Jenkins Ms. Becky Jennings Mrs. Betty Jordan

Mr. & Mrs. James E. Kemp Mr. & Mrs. Murray Kidd Mr. & Mrs. John Killian Ms. Mary H. Krebs Mrs. Dorothy G. Krusen Mr. & Mrs. Kelly Kuehl Mrs. Mary Jo Lakin Dr. & Mrs. Thomas G. Lamkin Mr. & Mrs. W. F. Land Ms. Frances H. Lawlor Mr. & Mrs. Henry Laws Mr. Jimmy Light Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Lindsay Mr. & Mrs. John A. Long Mrs. Mila A. Luketic Dr. & Mrs. John M. Lyons Ms. Cynthia MacKercher Mrs. Lexa L. Magnus & Dr. Jonathan Waddell Dr. & Mrs. John A. Maloof, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jack Martin Mr. & Mrs. John H. Martin Mr. & Mrs. William F. Martin Ms. Donna F. Matthews Mr. Virgil A. Matthews Mrs. Virginia R. May Dr. & Mrs. Walter C. McCoy Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McGahey Ms. Patricia McLaughlin Mr. & Mrs. Mike McLeod Dr. & Mrs. Thomas H. McNutt Mr. & Mrs. Frank D. McPhillips Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Mitchell Dr. & Mrs. Constantine Morros Mr. & Mrs. Ashok V. Mujumdar Mr. & Mrs. W. Donald Myers Dr. Steve Nichols Mrs. Marjorie K. Nix Mr. & Mrs. Tom Norton Mr. & Mrs. Patrick M. O’Donnell Mr. & Mrs. Gregory T. Odrezin Dr. & Mrs. W. Crawford Owen, Jr. Mr. Leighton C. Parnell, III Mr. & Mrs. Richard Paxton Mr. & Mrs. Jackson M. Payne Mr. & Mrs. Tunstall B. Perry, III Hal & Donna Phillips Mr. & Mrs. David P. Phillips Dr. Joan Pizitz Mr. & Mrs. Charles K. Porter Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Powell Mr. & Mrs. Bill Prewitt Mr. & Mrs. Mickey Price Ms. Julie Quick Mr. & Mrs. Ralph W. Quinn III David & Vickie Rader Mr. & Mrs. John Randolph Mr. Mike Randolph Ms. Ruth Reichwein Ms. Anna Roberson Dr. & Mrs. David Roberts, IV Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Rogers Mr. & Mrs. Joseph N. Roth Mr. & Mrs. John B. Rudulph, Jr. Mrs. Jean Self Mr. & Mrs. J. L. Shaia Dr. & Mrs. Alan Siegal Mrs. Babs Simpson Mrs. Carole Simpson Ms. Leigh Sloss-Corra Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Smith Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Stewart T. Smith Mrs. Martha C. Snow Dr. W. D. Sockwell

& Ms. Deborah J. Long Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Sokol Mrs. Carol O. Sommers Dr. Paul Spence Ms. Laura L. Steele & Mr. Chris Girkin Ms. Rose H. Steiner Mrs. Debbie Stevens Mr. Calvin C. Crowder & Dr. Martha Strange Mrs. Mary Lee Sullivan Ms. Terri Tatton Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Thornton Mr. & Mrs. William N. Thurman, III Mr. W. Scott Townsend Mr. & Mrs. Jim Tulloss Mr. & Ms. Norman B. Tynes Dr. & Mrs. Marshall Urist Mr. & Mrs. Laurence D. Vinson, Jr. Ms. Despina Vodantis Mr. & Mrs. Robin A. Wade, III Dr. & Mrs. Brian Wade Dr. Ann E. Wade & Ellen Dossett Ms. Nancy Walburn & Ms. Meg Bashinsky Ms. Jeannine Walker Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Watts Ms. Gloria Whisenhunt Ms. Kitty C. White & Mr. Tryg Hoff Ms. June Wiggins Mr. Steven Hodges & Ms. Janice H. Williams Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Wolff Mr. Gage Woods Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey D. Wurst Ms. Linda F. Xia Mr. & Mrs. Dusty Yates

Trillium $45 Mrs. Joyce Allred Ms Carol L. Alston Ms. Carla M. Anderson Mrs. Carole Armistead Ms. Ann Batum Ms. Sally H. Beam Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Bowling Ms. Nancy Brower Ms. Mary Virginia Brown Mrs. Wallace A. Buchanan Mrs. James J. Bushnell Ms. Karen Callaway Mr. & Mrs. Keith Cantley Ms. Sarah Cash Mrs. Laura Chapman Ms. Barbara Clotfelter Ms. Carole H. Cobb Mrs. Warren B. Crow, III Mr. & Mrs. Michael Crump Mr. & Mrs. Fox deFuniak Dr. Eleanor M. DelBene Ms. Diane Dickinson Mr. & Mrs. Glenn R. DiNella Mr. David E. Doggett Mrs. Jerri Dorrough Ms. Marsha Duell Dr. & Mrs. Kyle Echols Ms. Jeanne Eleazer Mr. Frank Fleming Ms. Lyn Frazer Mr. & Mrs. Nick Gaede Mrs. Sissy Galloway Mrs. Johnie Gieger Mr. Sam Gillis Drs. Bama & Jeff Hager Ms. Mary Jo Hamre

Mr. Gregory J. Harber Ms. Valerie Harper Mrs. John Harrell Dr. & Mrs. Griff Harsh Ms. Nancy Hartsfield Mr. & Mrs. Jack G. Hays Mrs. Emil C. Hess Mrs. Mary Hooks Ms. Barbara Ingram Mrs. Cory Jackson Mrs. Mary N. Johnson Ms. Lydia R. Johnson Mrs. Susan H. Justice Mr. & Mrs. John Kearney Ms. Charlotte King Ms. Kay Kinnear Ms. Dorothea A. Klip Mrs. Anne Laws Mrs. Jane Levy Mrs. Betty Lockhart Mr. John W. Lovin Mrs. Virginia H. Lusk Mr. Charly Lynn Anne S. Martin Mr. Donald M. Marzella Ms. Margare D. Mason Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Mays Ms. Natalie McGee Mr. & Mrs. Dan McGettigan Mrs. Evelyn Merrick Ms. Georgia M. Miller Ms. Jean B. Morris Mrs. Marty Mullins Ms. Terri Nelson Ms. Barbara Newman Ms Grace Norville Ms. Sherilyn Osborne Mr. Edward Pair Ms. Sarah Pass Mr. & Mrs. Donald Patton Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Perry Ms. Carolyn Plott Ms. Maxine Roberts Mr. & Mrs. Reed Robinson Mrs. Annette Rodgers Mrs. Mary Rooney Ms. Jeanne Rudzki Mr. Roger L. Salter Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Schach Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Scott Mrs. Henry G. Seibels Mr. Nathaniel L. Self Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Sikes Mrs. Louise Slingluff Ms. Ruth A. Steele Ms. Beth Stewart Mr. & Mrs. Trip Summersell Ms. Thuan Tan Mrs. Anne S. Thomas Margaret Tucker & Thomas Tucker Mr. Mark Hobson & Dr. Diane Tucker Mr. Jason Turner Mr. Doug Unkenholz Mr. Gary Walker Ms. Barbara Waltz Ms. Janet K. Waters Mr. & Mrs. John Watson Ms. Pamela S. Weathers Mr. John Weathers Ms. Ann Wehby Mr. & Mrs. Charles Wellman Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Willcox, Jr. Mrs. Barbara J. Wilson Mrs. Janis T. Zeanah

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

Mrs. Gretchen Holcomb Mr. Tyler Hooper Mrs. Lynn B. Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Gerard J. Kassouf Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Key Dr. Robert A. Kreisberg Mrs. Ellen Lamb Mr. Philippe W. Lathrop & Mrs. Judith S. Crittenden Mr. & Mrs. William M. Lee Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Markstein Mrs. George F. Maynard Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. McBride, Jr. Dr. Charles A. McCallum Ms. Sarah C. McClure Dr. & Mrs. Edward R. Meadows Mr. & Mrs. James D. Mills Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Monk, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Leonard A. Mueninghoff Mr. & Mrs. Don A. Newton Ms. Alison Nichols & Mr. Bill Mudd Dr. & Mrs. Steven O’Sheal Mr. & Mrs. Bill Pearson Dr. & Mrs. Howard Schiele Ms. Nancy Shannon Mrs. Margot R. Shaw Mr. Jeff Shimizu Mrs. Sandra S. Simpson Ms. Dorinda M. Smith Mr. James Sokol & Lydia Cheney Mr. & Mrs. Neal J. Spangler Ms. Glo Spruill Mrs. Linda J. Stone Mr. & Mrs. Eugene H. Taylor, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Bill Tevendale Ms. Kathryn Tuggle Dr. Bayard S. Tynes Ms. Wendy Ulrich Tinsley Van Durand Mr. Elbert S. Walker Mr. & Mrs. Paul S. Ware Mr. Robert Waudby & Ms. Anne C. Waudby


Non-Profit Org. US Postage


Birmingham, AL Permit No. 2513

Bi rm i n g h am Botani ca l Ga rdens enhancing life with plants

2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, Alabama 35223 205.414.3950 The Garden Dirt is printed using vegetable based inks. Please recycle.

Garden dirt january 2013  

Garden dirt january 2013

Garden dirt january 2013  

Garden dirt january 2013