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Spring Plant Sale Moves Location page 3

New Educational “Wellness Walks” Inside Cover

2011 Children’s Summer Camps Announced page 9


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March: Daffodils Forsythias Lenten Roses Native Azaleas

Pansies Redbuds Tulips Wildflowers

Weigela florida ‘Looymansii Aurea’- Ireland Iris Garden

Spring Plant Sale Moves Location page 3

New Educational “Wellness Walks” Inside Cover

2011 Children’s Summer Wor kshops Announced page 9

On The Cover New Educational “Wellness Walks”

April: Azaleas Bigleaf Magnolias Cherries Dogwoods Ferns Flowering Shrubs Forsythia

Herbs Irises Native Azaleas Redbuds Rhododendrons Tulips Wildflowers (peak)

Zephyranthes atamasco - Kaul Wildflower Garden

Beginning in March, The Gardens will host “Wellness Walks” for adults with our education partner, Fresh Air Family, Inc. Each Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. a professional naturalist will lead a hike through The Gardens with a nature-based theme, such as mosses, ferns, wildflowers, trees, flowering shrubs, geology, birds and butterflies. Hikes are free. Meet in the Orientation Room located on the plaza near Leaf and Petal at The Gardens. Hikes will take place rain or shine. If there are thunderstorms, we will provide an indoor lecture until the weather is “all clear” and we can hike. The first hike is set for Tuesday, March 1, with “Lichens,” the fascinating associations of fungus and algae that add beautiful colored patterns to tree bark and rocks. Carl Sloan, lichen expert, will lead the hike. For more information, please contact Henry Hughes at 205.414.3951 or hhughes@bbgardens.org

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

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M ain��������������������������������������������205.414.3950 Fred Spicer�������������������������������������� Executive Director Olivia Alison ������������������������Director of Development Stephanie Banks���������������������������� Director of Finance Elizabeth Drewry����������������������������������������������� Librarian Ellen Hardy�����������Education Program Coordinator Michael Hansen���������� Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator Henry Hughes ������������������������� Director of Education George Jenkins���������������������������� Development Officer Jason Kirby ��������������������Library Assistant & Archivist Andrew Krebbs������������������������Director of Marketing  & Membership Savannah Lanier�������������������Donor Relations Officer Hope Long����������������������Director of Library Services John Manion����������Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator Shelly McCarty�����������������Special Events Coordinator Carleen Mitchell�����������������������������������������Finance Clerk Jennifer Sanders����� Horticultural Therapy Specialist Phyllis Sutton��������������Education Activities Specialist Mary-Bestor Grant�����������������Volunteer Coordinator Rona Walters���������������������������������Membership Assistant The Garden Dirt is the newsletter of Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The Garden Dirt is published six times a year to foster awareness and support events, services, and significant programs of Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. We welcome your comments and address corrections. Please contact: Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Editor, Andrew Krebbs 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, AL 35223 205.414.3959 or akrebbs@bbgardens.org www.bbgardens.org Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens practices a policy of equal opportunity and equal access to services for all persons regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, orientation or sex. Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a facility of Birmingham Park and Recreation Board. The deadline for the May/June issue is March 15.


Is it spring yet? As of this writing, small piles of ice still linger in the shadiest nooks of The Gardens, and the progress of winterblooming plants has been somewhat stifled, but not eliminated. As you read this in early March, I have no doubt that we are still in for at least some frosty weather as our average “last frost” date is 3 April. I also don’t doubt that we’ve seen some warm temperatures already. Some regard these up-and-down swings as aberrations, but for the past 130 years (as far back as National Weather Service data goes in Birmingham) they have been the norm.

Save t he Date Early Bird Violet Show March 4-5

What’s a sure thing for spring? For the past 12 years at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, it’s been the Spencer Lecture in early March. You can depend on us to bring you excellent speakers and this year is no different as Dr. Allan Armitage, from the University of Georgia, pays us a visit. The details are on page 8. Reserve your seats now – this one looks like it will be standing room only.

Virginia Beeland Spencer Lecture March 10

Want another sure thing? For the past 42 years, it’s been our huge Spring Plant Sale; see page 3. Nowhere will you find a broader selection of locally-adapted plants, combined with more than 200 volunteers who propagate, grow and nurture many of the plants we sell. Some are professional gardeners or growers; some are bona fide Master Gardeners; still others have multiple decades of gardening experience with their plant group. We simply call them all wonderful, dedicated folks who want to share their love of plants with you, and help you be successful in your gardening efforts.

District III Spring Flower Show March 24-25

See you in The Gardens, Fred Spicer Executive Director

JASA Cherry Blossom Festival March 19

Rotary Club of Shades Valley Botanical Bash April 8 Spring Plant Sale Preview Party & Member Sale April 14 Spring Plant Sale April 15-17 Earth Day at The Gardens May 1

Thank you, Dr. Amason

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Dear Friends:

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens and our Board of Directors would like to thank Dr. Tommy Amason for his two years of service as president. (And special thanks to his wife, Yates, for allowing us to borrow him!) During his tenure we have seen record-setting plant sales, enjoyed the glamour of Antiques at The Gardens and touched more than 44,000 with ever-expanding educational programs in 2010 alone. Bravo, Tommy, Bravo!

Earth Day at The Gardens May 1 | 1-5 p.m. FREE Admission Hands-on Activities For The Whole Family Live Entertainment

Birmingham Rose Show May 7-8

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The Perennial Society Goes International One of Mary Carolyn Gibbs Boothby’s life ambitions was to visit the Great Wall of China (below). Another was to make The Gardens (legal name: Birmingham Botanical Society) a beneficiary of her will. We thank Mary Carolyn, our speaker at the 2011 Member Dinner and a former president of The Gardens’ board, for becoming a member of the Perennial Society. Thanks also to new members Camille A. Becker, James A. Newsome, Carol P. Poynor, Peggy Bonfield and Orrin Ford. If you would like to follow their example by planning a gift to The Gardens or making an endowment gift that will keep on giving, please contact Olivia Alison (205.414.3961, oalison@bbgardens.org) or George Jenkins (205.879.2762, gjenkins@ bbgardens.org). You may also request a free booklet about will planning or a helpful personal affairs record, either in electronic copy or hard copy format.

Building Bridges Olivia Alison, Director of Development

Thanks to Nancy Taylor Latimer, The Gardens has a gorgeous new View Receiving Bridge! The elegant structure is a memorial to Nancy’s late husband Dr. Wendell H. Taylor, Sr., a beloved patron of the Japanese Gardens who donated the Taylor Gate (the entry to our Japanese Cultural Center). The new bridge was designed by internationally renowned Japanese garden designer Shinichiro Abe (pictured left with Nancy and Lamar Latimer) and was fabricated by his firm, Zen Associates of Woburn, Mass. John McNabb, a local landscape contractor, built the extensive footings. Exquisitely crafted of western red cedar with a decking of ipê – an extremely hard wood from Brazil – and finished with traditional bronze mounts (sasaba) and finials (giboshi), the bridge is beautiful, functional and accessible. Additional funding for the project was provided by the Beeson Charitable Trust and the Wendell H. Taylor Fund for the Japanese Gardens held at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. Join us at the dedication, with sake instead of champagne, at the Sakura (cherry blossom) Festival on Saturday, March 19, 11:30 a.m.

Mr. & Mrs. Edgar G. Aldridge Mrs. Ruby S. Ansley Mr. and Mrs. Michael Balliet Mrs. Camille A. Becker Mrs. Lucille S. Beeson Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Boothby Peggy Bonfield Mrs. Tom Tartt Brown D. Joseph & Ida C. Burns Ms. Suzanne G. Clisby Mrs. Martha Stone Cobb Daniel The Daniel Foundation of Alabama

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The Dunn-French Family Mr. F. Lewter Ferrell, Jr. Mr. Orrin Ford Mr. R.R. Herbst Mr. J. Ernest & Mrs. Ora Lee Hill Mrs. Fay B. Ireland Mr. George L. Jenkins Hugh & Bobbe Kaul Dr. Bodil Lindin-Lamon Fran Lawlor Dr. Michael E. Malone Ms. Louise T. McAvoy

Mrs. Mary Jean Morawetz Mr. Philip Morris Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. 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, Sr. Mrs. Carolyn D. Tynes

Members of The Perennial Society have made a planned gift, a bequest, or an endowment gift of $10,000 or more to The Gardens.


Relocates!

Preview Party Thursday, April 14 5-6:30 p.m. ($45 in advance/$50 at the door) Members-Only Sale Thursday, April 14 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Signature Plant:

Public Sale Friday, April 15 Saturday, April 16 Sunday, April 17

9-7 p.m. 9-5 p.m. 11-3 p.m.

Angelonia

The Spring Plant Sale is moving to the old Food World at Vestavia Hills Shopping Center. With nearly 100,000 Angelonia, also known as summer snapdragon, loves sun plants for sale and hundreds of knowledgeable and heat. This beauty blooms from late-spring to early-winter, volunteers prepared to answer all your gardening taking a brief pause during the peak of summer. Rewarding, questions, this weekend-long event is a must. We will drought-tolerant and easy to grow, Angelonia – and its 18-24’ have a wide selection of annuals, biannuals, bedding blooms – will give your garden a nice splash of color. plants, camellias, daylilies, ferns, herbs, hostas, irises, natives, perennials, roses, shrubs, trees, tropicals, Pictured: Angelonia ‘Angelmist Dark Rose’ (credit vegetables and much more. Admission is free and open to University of Minnesota, Department of to the public. Horticultural Science)

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Spring Plant Sale

Proceeds support our mission to promote public knowledge and appreciation of plants, gardens and the environment. 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. Are you interested in volunteering for the Spring Plant Sale? Positions range from cashiers and loaders to box builders and plant booth staff. Contact Mary-Bestor Grant at 205.414.3962 or mgrant@bbgardens.org to sign up or learn more.

Directions to new location: 1052 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills, Alabama 35216. Located behind Red Lobster on Highway 31. Thank You to Our 2011 Sponsors:

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Volunteers

A Standing Ovation, Part 2

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As spring draws near, The Gardens reawakens with budding activity. Education docents move Discovery Field Trips from the indoor to the outdoor classroom, prepared and maintained by dedicated gardening volunteers. These partnerships illustrate the quality of our volunteers, whose enthusiasm and expertise are the foundation of this organization. Carol Hinshaw, our 2010 Volunteer Educator of the Year

Dr. Edwin Fineberg, our 2010 Planstperson of the Year

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Correction from January/February 2011 The Garden Dirt: We apologize to Patricia Johnson for misspelling her name as a recipient of the A. Brand Walton, Jr. Unsung Hero of the Year Award.

Our 2010 Volunteer Educator of the Year, Carol Hinshaw, is a model of service. A labor and delivery nurse by day, Carol is a mentor, a Master Gardener and a leader through her 11-plus years as an education docent. Carol is a lifelong learner whose interest in gardening first brought her to The Gardens. “I love the training that is provided for the docents,” she says, recounting a presentation and field trip through the Japanese Gardens and teahouse. Carol understands the importance of the field trip experience for children, adopting unique ways to make an impact. In the Native American field trip, she asks students to be silent and listen to nature for one minute. She recalls one student remarking, “That was so nice; can we do it again?” It was truly a unique experience for that child, made possible by an outstanding and innovative educator. Discovery Field Trips would not be possible without volunteers like Dr. Edwin Fineberg, our 2010 Planstperson of the Year. When Ed Fineberg moved to Birmingham from Indianapolis, he immediately found The Gardens as an outlet for his love of vegetable gardening. An endocrinologist by profession, Ed started weeding perennials in the summer of 2004 at The Gardens while growing persimmon and cherry trees at home. A strong service ethic led him to the Dr. George Washington Carver and Three Sisters Garden plantings, which he maintains throughout the year. Linda Emerson, retired Horticulture District Supervisor, described his service as “totally self-sufficient; he brings his own tools and stays a full day most days of the week during the important times.” Dr. Fineberg’s humility pervades his years of service to The Gardens. He has been finding and purchasing most of his own seeds and plants, “asking for help only when it involves large amounts of leaf mold or bark,” according to Linda. By maintaining the Carver Garden, Dr. Fineberg provides an essential tool for our Discovery Field Trips and the Birmingham Cultural Alliance Partnership, in which students and at-risk youth learn about Dr. Carver’s work in sustainable agricultural and race relations. Our 2010 Volunteer Partner of the Year, FOX 6, shares The Gardens’ sights and sounds with the entire community, multiplying our efforts to achieve our mission of education. On behalf of all of us here at The Gardens, thank you to each of our 2010 Volunteer of the Year award winners and to every one of our loyal and talented volunteers!


Please contact Library Assistant & Archivist Jason Kirby at 205.414.3967 if you have any of these items and would like to donate them to the Archives & Rare Book Room.

Southern Accents (March-April 1986) Garden club scrapbooks (Jefferson County only) Garden club yearbooks (Jefferson County only) Posters, flyers and invitations from past special events & shows at The Gardens Plant society records Board of Directors minutes Executive Committee minutes (1960-1998)

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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 Library Director, Hope Long at 205.414.3931 or hlong@bbgardens.org for more information or to get involved.

Upcoming T itles

L i b r a ry A r t G a l l e ry March/April

Mimi Boston & Cathy Wright

“Monoprints” Opening Reception

Library Services

For the Record

Friday, March 4 5:30-7:30 p.m

March 1: Honeybee: Lessons From An Accidental Beekeeper by C. Marina Marchese

April 5: Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart Visit the Gerlach Plant Information Center (GPIC) inside the Garden Center during March and April for the exhibit:

Alabama Endemic Plants

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Good Things Growing… In The Gardens Fred Spicer, Executive Director

The best garden plants combine easy culture with a long period of ornamental interest, and Helleborus ×hybridus delivers. Called Lenten rose for its late winter-early spring blooms, it is not a rose but a member of the Ranunculaceae, or buttercup family. The true Oriental hellebore, H. orientalis, native to Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia and Russia (describing the southern half of Helleborus ×hybridus is not a rose but a the Black Sea), is not well-represented member of the buttercup family. in cultivation, so Helleborus ×hybridus is the correct name for the myriad cultivated forms of this plant. Lenten rose is a clumping herbaceous perennial 15-18” tall by 18-24” wide. The thick, dark green, glossy leaves are much-divided, with serrated margins; in our area they remain evergreen in winter, but the color may fade (bleach) somewhat in exposed locations. Leafless flower stalks will begin to arise from mid-December through late January; flowers are fully open by late January through early March. Although triggered by warmth, the flowers are not damaged by frost. Expect peak bloom from late February through Leafless flower stalks at least early April. The showy parts of the petalless flowers are the large sepals; these do not fall off after pollination (as petals would) but remain effective for 1-2 months. Pruning the old leaves off in late winter allows the new flowers to make a better show. The planting of Helleborus ×hybridus in our Southern Living Garden originated as “pass-alongs” from a gardener in East Lake in the late 70s, and multiplied quickly on site. Although a few Birmingham gardeners had grown the plant for years, The Gardens’ planting was the first time people had seen it massed as a groundcover, a use to which it is very well-suited here. Sepal coloration is white-pink-purple, often with dark speckles and a pale (near yellow) throat, typical for the species. Countless seedlings from this location have been sold for well over a decade at our spring and fall plant sales (and swapped relentlessly from there).

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Named varieties (cultivars and seed strains) are Helleborus ×hybridus available in the trade, most easily through mail order. Southern Living Garden So far we haven’t found any that grow better than our “local” strain, which exhibits good vigor, excellent heat, and good drought tolerance. Part shade is preferable, in any soil (even one with a modestly alkaline pH) not permanently moist. The plant is insect and disease-free.

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FRUITS AND NUTS - Continue strawberry and grape plantings. Bud apples and peaches. Start planting blackberries. 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 - 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. VEGETABLE SEEDS - Plant hardy crops recommended for January and February. VEGETABLE PLANTS – Plant cabbage, onions, lettuce, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts in North Alabama.

April 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 - Keep old flower heads removed. Plant containergrown plants from nurseries or garden centers. ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS - Plant early started annuals or bedding plants. Divide mums or root cuttings. Dig and divide dahlias. BULBS - Plant gladiolus, fancy-leaved 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. VEGETABLE SEED - Plant tender vegetables such as beans, corn, squash, melons, and cucumbers. VEGETABLE PLANTS - Plant tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, sweet potatoes, and parsley


NEW PROGRAM:

Certificate in Native Plant Studies Birmingham Botanical Gardens and its partners are excited to announce the launch of our new Certificate in Native Plant Studies program this spring. The curriculum combines core courses, electives, field trips and volunteer service, giving students a well-rounded educational experience revolving around native plants, conservation, and environmental education and service. Classes will be held at The Gardens, Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, Aldridge Botanical Gardens and sites managed by the Alabama Plant Conservation Alliance.. Core courses will be offered every other month, as will various electives. Students may begin their certificate with any course, but we suggest starting with Introduction to the Study of Native Plants to gain a basic understanding of the program’s scope. Certificates will be awarded to those who fulfill requirements within three years, but anyone is welcome to attend any of the courses. Registration and further information about the program, including course descriptions, can be found at www.bbgardens.org/plantstudies. Contact Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator John Manion at 205.414.3985 or jmanion@bbgardens.org for details. Introduction to the Study of Native Plants (core) Instructor: John Manion Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, May 21 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.* $80 Members | $90 Non-Members

Mountain Snow™ Pieris

Non-Native Invasive Plants Workshop (elective) Instructors: Arnold Rutkis and John Manion Location: Ruffner Mountain Nature Center Saturday, May 28 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Low maintenance and more heat tolerant than standard pieris with beautiful, bell-shaped, white flowers.

Native Woody Plants in Summer: Trees, Shrubs, Vines (elective) Instructor: Fred Spicer Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, June 11 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members Introduction to Botany (core) Instructor: Larry Davenport Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, July 9 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.* $80 Members | $90 Non-Members Introduction to Plant Taxonomy (core) Instructor: Mike Hardig Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, September 17 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.* $80 Members |$90 Non-Members *Bring your own lunch

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Series’ participants will be able to apply their new knowledge and skills to diverse landscape settings ranging from residential gardens to professional and volunteer service in horticulture, landscape design, conservation, land management, ecological restoration and environmental education. The certificate may be a valuable addition to resumes for those pursuing public or private employment in these fields.

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C entral S o u th N ative P lant C onference

“The Bigger Picture”

S pencer L ect u re S eries

Dr. Allan Armitage “Legends in the Garden”

Save the Date: November 4-5 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Douglas Tallamy Call Shelly McCarty at 205.414.3965 or visit www. bbgardens.org for more information. Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’­­-Sonat Lake

Thursday, March 10 | 6:30 p.m. Linn-Henley Lecture Hall Limited Seating The 2011 Spencer Lecture brings celebrated botanist Dr. Allan Armitage to The Gardens for an intriguing talk titled “Legends in the Garden.” Learn about the people for whom many plants are named. Dr. Armitage will also give insight into current trends in horticulture. Meet Dr. Armitage at a reception and book signing in the Hodges Room at 5:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Contact Shelly McCarty at 205.414.3965 or smccarty@bbgardens.org for more information or to reserve your FREE tickets.

Early Bird Violet Show “Violets in the Cotton Patch” Friday, March 4 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 5 9-3 p.m.

M ember D a y T rip Tuscaloosa’s Westervelt Warner Museum of American Art & Gardens Thursday, March 31 $60/person (includes transportation, Westervelt Warner Museum of American Art, tour of the Warners’ private garden, lunch at NorthRiver Yacht Club, and a tour of another private garden)

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Visit www.bbgardens.org for the itinerary and registration form. Space is limited. Contact Shelly McCarty 205.414.3965 or smccarty@bbgardens.org for more information.

JASA Cherry Blossom Viewing Saturday, March 19 | 11-4 p.m. Japanese Gardens For more information, or to preorder a Japanese lunch box by March 12, please contact Tamara at 205.943.4730. Free and open to the public.


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New this summer: Camps for 4 and 5 year-olds entering fall preschool programs Camps are $128 members* and $160 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. May 31-June 3 Explore The Gardens with Winnie the Pooh (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) For 4 and 5-year-olds entering fall preschool programs Instructor: Mary Marcoux & Fontaine Haskell $102 Members* | $128 Non-Members Painting and Pastels in The Gardens (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) For children entering 3rd-6th grades Instructor: Mary Jane Coker $102 Members* | $128 Non-Members June 6-10 Nature Explorers (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) For 4 and 5-year-olds entering fall preschool programs Instructor: Ashley Harper Water Wonders: Raindrops, Streams and Ponds (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) For children entering 5K-2nd grades Instructor: Mary Marcoux & Fontaine Haskell Garden Adventures with American Girl (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) For children entering 3rd-5th grades Instructors: Robin & Emmeline Geurs June 13-17

Art in the Afternoon Week! Paper Mache Pollinators (1-4:00 p.m.) For children entering 5K-2nd grades Instructor: Brooke Carruthers $96 Members* | $120 Non-Members Printmaking in The Gardens (1-4:00 p.m.) For children entering 3rd-6th grades Instructor: Mary Jane Coker $96 Members* | $120 Non-Members June 20-24 Calling all Flower Fairies (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) For 4 and 5-year-olds entering fall preschool programs Instructors: Lisa & Christina Dolensky

*Hydrangea level and above

Garden Adventures with American Girl (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) For children entering 5K-2nd grades Instructors: Robin & Emmeline Geurs June 27-July 1 Southern Summer Chefs (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) For children entering 5K-2nd grades Instructor: Ashley Harper Southern Summer Chefs (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) For children entering 3rd-6th grades Instructor: Donna Long July 11-15 Monet’s Garden (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) For children entering 3rd-6th grades Instructor: Donna Long

Flirt™ Nandina

Stunning dark red new growth makes Flirt stand out among other dwarf nandinas.

July 18-22 Let’s Dig Up Some Fun (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) For children entering 5K-2nd grades Instructor: Jenifer Harper Animal Adventures from the Egg and Beyond (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) For children entering 3rd-6th grades Instructor: Helena Uber-Wamble July 25-29 Bug Expedition (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) For 4 and 5-year-olds entering fall preschool programs Instructor: Lisa & Christina Dolensky It’s a Buggy World (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) For children entering 5K-2nd grades Instructor: Brooke Carruthers

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Education

Adult & Family Classes For more information or to register visit www.bbgardens.org/education or call 205.414.3958

Floral Design 101: Basic Instructor: Hank Ponder Thursdays, March 10, 17, 24 and 31 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. $130 Members | $150 Non-Members Floral Design 102: Intermediate Instructor: Hank Ponder Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. $50/class Members | $60/class Non-Members Floral Design: Spring Altar Arrangement Instructor: Hank Ponder Saturday, April 16 | 1-5 p.m. $80 Members | $95 Non-Members Alabama Birds Instructor: Greg Harber March 23-April 25 (6 Wednesdays) | 6-8 p.m. $150 Birding by Ear Instructor: Paul Franklin April 21-May 26 (6 Thursdays) | 6:30-8:30 p.m. $150

Work with What Ya Got‌Make Your Yard a Smart Yard! A series of classes on sustainable garden care Organic Landscaping with David Wood Saturday, March 5 |10 a.m.-Noon $10 Members | $15 Non-Members Garden Construction with Harold Deason Saturday, March 12 |10 a.m.-Noon $10 Members | $15 Non-Members Vegetables and Herbs with Tony Glover & Wendy Ulrich Saturday, March 19 |10 a.m.-Noon $10 Members | $15 Non-Members Lawn Care for Beginners with James Horton Saturday, March 26 |10 a.m.-Noon $10 Members | $15 Non-Members Natives in the Landscape with John Manion Saturday, April 2 |10 a.m.-Noon $10 Members | $15 Non-Members Let me tell ya about the Birds and Bees with Greg Harber & Sallie Lee Saturday, April 9 |10 a.m.-Noon $10 Members | $15 Non-Members

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Wedding and Bridal Photography with Melissa Pardi Contact Melissa at melissa@melissapardi.com to select your topic(s) and schedule your sessions. $150 Basic Digital Photography with Jeff Chambless March 1-April 5 (6 Tuesdays) | 6-8 p.m. $150 Photoshop Elements: Level 1 with Abbie Wiersma March 1-April 5 (6 Tuesdays) | 6-8 p.m. $150 Photographing Models with Chris Jones March 1-April 5 (6 Tuesdays) | 6-8 p.m. $150

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Flash Photography with Paul Franklin March 2-April 6 (6 Wednesdays) | 6:30-8:30 p.m. $150

Photoshop I with Melissa Pardi March 3-April 7 (6 Thursdays) | 6:30-8:30 p.m. $150

Photographing Models with Chris Jones April 14-May 19 (6 Thursdays) | 6-8 p.m. $150

Studio Lighting and Portraiture with Jack Bains March 7-April 11 (6 Mondays) | 6-8 p.m. $150

Beyond the Basics: Intermediate Photography with Paul Franklin April 13-May 18 (6 Wednesdays) | 6:30-8:30 p.m. $150

Making Movies with Your Digital Camera with Kenny Luk March 14-April 18 (6 Mondays) | 6-8 p.m. $150

Basic Digital Photography with Jeff Chambless April 19-May 24 (6 Tuesdays) | 6-8 p.m. $150

Mastering Your Nikon DSLR with Paul Franklin March 21-April 18 (5 Mondays) | 6:30-8:30 p.m. $130

Location Portraiture and Lighting with Jack Bains April 21-May 26 (6 Thursdays) | 6-8 p.m. $150 Photoshop I with Melissa Pardi April 21-May 26 (6 Thursdays) | 6:30-8:30 p.m. $150


Advisor Mr. & Mrs. Carl E. Jones, Jr.

Benefactor Southern Progress Corporation The Hill-Allison Charitable Lead Trust Mr. R. Shane Boatright Mrs. Tom Tartt Brown Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Arant Stockham

Patron Mayer Electric Supply Company, Inc Mr. & Mrs. W. Frank Cobb, III Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Fletcher The Goodrich Charitable Foundation Mr. & Mrs. James M. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Jon Kimerling Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. Dr. James L. Newsome

Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Northen III Mrs. Dorothy L. Renneker Rucker & Margaret Agee Fund Mr. B. Hanson Slaughter Mr. & Mrs. Jarred O. Taylor, II Mrs. W. Hall Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd R. Wilson Mr. & Mrs. John N. Wrinkle

Chairman Mrs. Fay B. Ireland Mrs. Louise D. Johnson Director Mrs. Claire H. Fairley

Garden Sustainers are our top annual donors, who in the words of  the late charter member Bill Spencer, “give more to support a garden that’s free for everyone else.”

D o n o r s  Mr. Richard M. Adams Mrs. Ann Adams Mr. Rucker Agee Ardis Albany Mr. & Mrs. Edgar G. Aldridge Ms. Olivia Alison Mr. & Mrs. L. Murray Alley Mrs. Pamela Alling Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Alison, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Darrell Arnold Mr. & Mrs. Robert Babanats Mr. & Mrs. Frank M. Bainbridge, Jr. Mr. Julian W. Banton & Ms. Carol Garrison Mr. & Mrs. James P. Barnhart Ms. Carole Barton Mr. William Baskett Dr. & Mrs. Austen L. Bennett, III Dr. & Mrs. Neal R. Berte Ms. Rebecca J. Blair Mr. & Mrs. Gene Boles Mr. & Mrs. Charles Boswell, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John H. Brewer Ms. Lela Anne Brewer Mr. & Mrs. John G. Brock Mr. & Mrs. William Brooke Mr. William Broughton Mr. & Mrs. Wallace R. Bunn Mr. Eli Capilouto Mr. & Mrs. John D. Carney, III Mr. & Mrs. John F. Carter, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. John T. Carter Mr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Carter Ms. Alleen Cater & Dr. Lyle A. Hohnke Dr. & Mrs. Craig Christopher Mr. & Mrs. W. Frank Cobb, III Ms. Susan Colvin Mrs. Hope Cooper Mrs. Rhonda Cooper Mr. & Mrs. Mike Cowart Mrs. Catherine Crow Mrs. William N. Culp, Jr. Mr. Stewart M. Dansby Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Darby Mrs. Anita Dark Mr. & Mrs. Robert de Buys Dr. Andrew Dean Dr. & Mrs. Jerry D. Dillard Mr. & Mrs. J. Robert Doody Mr. & Mrs. Alan J. Dreher Mr. & Mrs. George Dreher Mrs. Rachel K. Drennen

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1 1 . 1 . 1 0 - 1 2 . 3 1 . 1 0 Dr. & Mrs. L. Aubrey Drewry Mr. & Mrs. William D. Drinkard Mr. & Mrs. Evans Dunn, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. John R. Durant Dr. & Mrs Lawrence Durham Mr. Jim Filler Dr. & Mrs. Robert N. Finchum Dr. Edwin Fineberg & Dr. Naomi S. Fineberg Dr. & Mrs. James O. Finney, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jim Furr Ms. Ann Garrett Mr. & Mrs. James Garrison Mr. Michael Geer Mr. & Mrs. James M. Gillespy, III Ms. Frances Givhan Mr. & Mrs. Paul Goepfert Mrs. Holly Goodbody Mr. & Mrs. T. Michael Goodrich Mrs. Alexandra Goodrich Mr. & Mrs. M. W. Goodwyn Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Beau Grenier Ms. Jo Gunter Mrs. Carmen B. Habeeb Mr. & Mrs. Morris Hackney Ms. Carol Hagood Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Hart Mr. & Mrs. John L. Hartman, III Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence S. Hawley Mr. & Mrs. William C. Hazelrig Mrs. Jane H. Head Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Helfand Mr. & Mrs. Ted Henry Mr. & Mrs. Rest B. Heppenstall Mr. Logan Hinkle Dr. & Mrs. Basil Hirschowitz Sarah B. Horn Mr. & Mrs. John H. Howell Dr. & Mrs. William Huggins Mr. & Mrs. J. Terry Humber Ms. Dolores Hydock Mr. & Mrs. Stephen C. Jackson Dr. & Mrs. Peter Jander Ms. Teresa Jang Ms. Pamela V. Jeanes Mr. Richard Jesse Dr. & Mrs. James C. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Johnston Mr. & Mrs. Carl E. Jones, Jr. Mrs. Legare Kane Ms. Elaine Kassouf Sharon & David Kleeschulte

Mrs. Ingrid Kraus Ms. Frances H. Lawlor Mrs. Marcella W. Little Ms. Linda Little Mr. & Mrs. Don Lowden Mr. Thomas H. Lowder Mr. & Mrs. Thomas G. Luckie Ms. Rhonda Lusco Mr. & Mrs. John Markus Mrs. Anne Martin Ms. Linda G. Massey Mr. & Mrs. Bill Mathews Mr & Mrs. John McBride Ms. Carol A. McCoy Mrs. William W. McTyeire, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Hobart A. McWhorter, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Gene McWilliams Mr. & Mrs. Louis Mezrano Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence G. Michalove Mr. Brian Milster Mitsuko Miyagawa Mrs. Jeanne Monk Mrs. Barbara H. Moore Ms. Becky Moore Sherry & Jerry Moore Mr. & Mrs. Hugh J. Morgan, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James E. Mulkin Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Alexander M. Nading, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Paul Nash Mr. & Mrs. Phil H. Neal, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III Mrs. Elizabeth Norwood Mr. & Mrs. G. Ruffner Page Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Parker Mr. & Mrs. Richard Paxton Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Pearce Mrs. Carol Prater Mrs. Minnie H. Rast Mrs. Carol Reese Dr. & Mrs. Courtenay Renneker Mr. & Mrs. Troy Rhone Mr. & Mrs. James L. Richardson Mr. & Mrs. Bruce F. Rogers Mr. & Mrs. Fred Rogers Mr. John Roper Dr. & Mrs. Robert E. Roth Dr. & Mrs. James M. Rushing Mr. & Mrs. David N. Ryan Mr. & Mrs. E. Frank Schmidt Mr. John Schoppert, Jr. Ms. Virginia Scruggs Dr. & Mrs. B. Chandra Sekar

Ms. Faye P. Sellers Mr. & Mrs. Leo A. Shaia Dr. & Mrs. Charles E. Sharp Dr. Tom Sheffield Mrs. Carol O. Sommers Mr. Frederick R. Spicer, Jr. Mrs. Cynthia S. Sproull Mr. & Mrs. Jason D. Stein Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Stockham Ms. Rosemary Strouss Mr. & Mrs. Russell R. Stutts, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Donald B. Sweeney Mr. & Mrs. Jarred O. Taylor, II Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Thagard Dr. & Mrs. Julian M. Thomas Mrs. Judith F. Thomason Dr. & Mrs. I. J. Tortorici Dr. & Mrs. Don Turnbull Mr. & Mrs. Marc Bryant Tyson Mr. & Mrs. Fred Ulbricht, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Vitalis Dr. & Mrs. Brian Wade Mrs. Edith Waldrop The Estate of Mrs. Adelaide Warner Mrs. Charles B. Webb, Jr. Mrs. Martha B. Welch Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley Mr. & Mrs. Bryant A. Whitmire, Jr. Mrs. Elisabeth W. Williams Wayne Williamson Dr. & Mrs. Charles S. Wingard Mr. & Mrs. John N. Wrinkle Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Zeron Alabama Christian Foundation Aquatic Gardens & Fountains Boatright Companies C. Eugene Ireland Foundation The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham D. Joseph & Ida C. Burns Designated Fund Fresh Air Family, Inc. The Garden Club of America The Goodrich Charitable Foundation Greystone Garden Club Iris Garden Club Leaf & Petal Lucille S. Beeson Charitable Trust Mt. Cuba Center, Inc. Oak Street Garden Shop Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. Rucker & Margaret Agee Fund Southern Progress Corporation Susan Mott Webb Charitable Trust

Soft Caress Mahonia

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memorials Judith Abrams Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Thornton

Frank Y. Anderson

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Kathleen Williamson Geer Mr. Michael Geer

Ann A. Pritchard

Ms. Virginia Scruggs

Mr. & Mrs. Marc Bryant Tyson

Gloria Goode

Tom McWilliams

Elizabeth J. Pugh

Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Boothby Mr. & Mrs. James M. Johnson

Mr. & Mrs. Gene McWilliams

Ms. Elizabeth F. Shores

Ms. Mary P. Williamson Ms. Virginia P. O’Neal

Myra Baker

Ann Gothard

Teresa Neal

Patricia Peay

Antoinette L. Tully

Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Boothby

Robert H. Blackshear

Mrs. Anita Dark

Alfred Habeeb

Mrs. Martha B. Welch

Mrs. Carmen B. Habeeb

Edith Broughton

Jones Stewart Hamilton

Anonymous

Ruth H. Cary Dr. & Mrs. I. J. Tortorici

Tom Casaday

Ms. Julia S. Hamilton

Alfred J. Harris Ms. Rosemary Strouss

James A. Head

Mr. & Mrs. Russell R. Stutts, Jr.

Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Boothby

Martha Ann Christopher

Drue L. Ingram

Dr. & Mrs. Craig Christopher

Alyce Cox Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Boothby

Fay D. Crews Mr. & Mrs. Lee Cooper Mr. & Mrs. Robert Howard Mrs. Elberta G. Reid Mr. & Mrs. William M. Slaughter

Mary S. Crommelin Mr. & Mrs. John G. Brock Dr. & Mrs. Jerry D. Dillard Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Boothby Mrs. Barbara H. Moore

Marie H. Duffee Sherwood Forest Garden Club

Joseph M. Farley Mr. & Mrs. Frank H. McFadden

Ms. Linda G. Massey

Barbara Jackson Mrs. Frances Blount Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Fletcher Grapevine Garden Club Mrs. Elizabeth Hoffman Rockridge Garden Club

Glendolyn H. Jackson Ms. Mary P. Williamson Ms. Virginia P. O’Neal

Elbert Jemison Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Boothby

Inez T. Jones

Alabama Orchid Society Robert R. Reid Mr. & Mrs. Earl Bailey Mr. & Mrs. James P. Alexander Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Creel Ronald K. Richey Mr. & Mrs. Leonard E. Fair Mrs. John P. Ansley Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Staff Marilyn Sheffield Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Godfrey Dr. Tom Sheffield Mrs. Sharon Grimes Hansen Mueller Lamar Smith Ms. Linda G. Hanson Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Boothby High Noon Film & Interactive William M. Spencer Mr. & Mrs. Don Lowden Mr. & Mrs. Frank H. McFadden Mrs. Maureen Lynn Mr. & Mrs. Hobart A. McWhorter, Jr. Moss Bend Homeowners’ Association Mr. & Mrs. David Mills Ms. Sheila Piery Robert & Lois Mr. & Mrs. Richard Poore Stebbing-Allen Mr. & Mrs. Travis Sessions Dr. & Mrs. L. Aubrey Drewry Mr. & Mrs. William Suling Mr. & Mrs. Terry Tapp Louise Sudderth Mrs. Barbara Terlep The Herb Society of Alabama WAKM Companies, LLC W. Hall Thompson Ms. Dorothy H. West Mrs. John P. Ansley Wayne Williamson Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Fletcher Mr. & Mrs. Charles Woodrow III Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Boothby Richard Paxton Mr. & Mrs. Rest B. Heppenstall Mrs. Richard Paxton Dr. & Mrs. Jack Trigg, Jr.

Mrs. Laura Finch

Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Boothby Mr. & Mrs. J. Reese Murray, III

Mr. & Mrs. Frederick W. Kraus

Margaret Pittman

James R. Forman

Mr. & Mrs. Sam Knowlton Mrs. Ingrid Kraus

Mrs. Elizabeth Norwood

Helen & Frank Lawlor

Beatrice Heather Geary

Ms. Frances H. Lawlor

Dr. & Mrs. Bradford Glavan Dr. & Mrs. Patrick Geary Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Brinker

Mr. & Mrs. Hobart A. McWhorter, Jr.

N. Floyd McGowin Acky McGriff Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Boothby

H onors

Mrs. J. W. Bledsoe, Jr. Mrs. Lee B. Chapman The Crepe Myrtle Garden Club Mrs. Elberta G. Reid Rockridge Garden Club Mrs. Homer J. Urquhart

Marie F. Pitts Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William M. Slaughter

Rockridge Garden Club

Adelaide M. Warner The Estate of Adelaide M. Warner

Ann howe Warren Mr. Terry Argo Ms. Barbara J. Chapman Mr. Irby M. Cohen Mrs. William N. Culp, Jr. Mr. William Katholi Mr. & Mrs. John Taliaferro Women Investors of Birmingham Alabama

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Leucojum aestivalisJemison Lily Garden

Mary Catherine Crowe

Robert Dawson

Tod Hartselle

Beverly Miller

Gary Smith

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Cooper

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Furr

Mr. Eli Capilouto

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Furr

Mr. & Mrs. L. Murray Alley

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Bainbridge

Susan Elliott

Bluff Park Shepherd’s Center

Jerry Moore

Louise G. Smith

Ms. Olivia Alison

Sherry & Jerry Moore

Dr. & Mrs. James M. Rushing

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Cooper Mr. & Mrs. Evans Dunn, Jr.

Linda Emerson

Mr. & Mrs. Fletcher D. Harvey III

Janet Jackson

Philip Morris

Frederick R. Spicer, JR.

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Cooper

Mr. & Mrs. Alan J. Dreher

Snippers Garden Club

Mr. & Mrs. Wilmer Poynor

Carole Sullivan

Mr. & Mrs. Ted Henry

Alter Flower Guild of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

Mr. & Mrs. Wallace R. Bunn

Mrs. A. Philip Cook, Jr. Dr. Edwin Fineberg & Dr. Naomi S. Fineberg Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Mrs. James R. Forman, Jr. Mrs. Fay B. Ireland Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. Mrs. Louise G. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Temple W. Tutwiler, III

Sprig O’ Holly Garden Club

Mrs. Minnie H. Rast

Gary Gerlach

Mr. & Mrs. Fletcher D. Harvey III

Susan Christian

Mr. & Mrs Tom Arnold

Ray Jordan

Mr. & Mrs. James P. Barnhart

Mary Carolyn Gibbs Boothby

Mrs. W. Houston Blount Mr. & Mrs. Troy Rhone

Graham Boettcher Mr. & Mrs. Lee Cooper

Angelia Brady Mrs. Caroline LaMotte

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Coleman Mr. & Mrs. Lee Cooper

George L. Jenkins Dr. & Mrs. Neal R. Berte

Norman K. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Lee Cooper Dr. & Mrs. Peter Jander

Snippers Garden Club

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Furr

Lilies of the Valley Garden Club

Jane J. Hagan

Mr. & Mrs. Fletcher D. Harvey III

Mr. & Mrs. Fletcher D. Harvey III

Mr. George Bargeron

Charles M. Love

Susan Colvin

Mitzie Hall

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The Canterbury Club

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Tramece Rachele McKinney

Ms. Robin Burrell

Mr. William Baskett

George G. Lynn

Shirley Cunningham

Clarissa Harms

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Cooper

Mr. & Mrs. L. Murray Alley

Ms. Olivia Alison

Mary Evelyn McKee Red Mountain Garden Club

Mrs. Donald R. Pritchard Mr. George Bargeron

Dorothy J. Tayloe

Kimberly J. Rogers

Ms. Linda G. Massey

Mr. & Mrs. Fred Rogers

Janet Taylor

Mike Rushing

Mr. & Mrs. John H. Howell

Birmingham Fern Society

Robert Wendorf

Margot R. Shaw

Birmingham Museum of Art

The Canterbury Club

Winyss Shepard

Jane Wilson Anonymous

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Mathews

Billy Wood

Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock

Dr. & Mrs. Robert E. Roth

Mr. & Mrs. Alan T. Begley Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Thagard Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Zeron

Jeanie Sherlock Dr. & Mrs. James O. Finney, Jr.

Emily Wood Dr. & Mrs. Robert E. Roth

Louise A. Wrinkle Dr. & Mrs. Basil Hirschowitz

Mary Zahl Mr. & Mrs. T. Michael Goodrich


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A mbassador $ 5 0 0 Mr. & Mrs. William Brooke Mr. Frank Fleming Mr. & Mrs. T. Barr Linton Mr. & Mrs. Fred H. Von Herrmann

O A K $ 2 5 0

Mr. & Mrs. William Barclift, III Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Belser Mr. & Mrs. Frank H. Bromberg, Jr. Ms. Alleen Cater & Dr. Lyle A. Hohnke Mr. & Mrs. Ronald B. Cohen Mr. & Mrs. Charles Collat Mr. & Mrs. Gene Davenport Mr. & Mrs. Alan J. Dreher Mr. & Mrs. William T. Graves Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence Greer Dr. & Mrs. Jimmie H. Harvey, Jr. Mr. Rodney C. McCoy Ms. Eugenia McWilliams Dr. & Mrs. Mark L. Miller Mrs. Ruth B. Ozment Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Pless Mrs. James K.V. Ratliff Ms. Janet Sharpe Mr. & Mrs. Michael Straus Dr. & Mrs. Robert Wendorf

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Mr. Rucker Agee Mr. & Mrs. Craig Allen, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William F. Angell Dr. & Mrs. Charles R. Becker Mr. & Mrs. John M. Birmingham Mr. & Mrs. James A. Bradford Mr. & Mrs. William J. Cabaniss, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Walter D. Clark Dr. & Mrs. H. Cecil Coghlan Mrs. Anita Mazer Cord Mr. & Mrs. John Cowin Mr. & Mrs. Francis H. Crockard, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. George Daniels Dr. & Mrs. Larry J. Davenport Mr. & Ms. Virgil Edwards Mrs. Margaret L. Fleenor Mrs. Clarissa Harms Mr. & Mrs. Leo M. Karpeles, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Richard Kaslow Dr. B. H. Kennedy, III Dr. Robert A. Kreisberg Walter & Carolyn LaGroue Mr. & Mrs. Raymond A. Lee Mr. & Mrs. Jack Lemons Mr. & Mrs. Henry S. Long, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. John M. Lyons Mrs. Lexa L. Magnus & Dr. Jonathan Waddell Mrs. David H. Marbury, III Mr. & Ms. Gerson May Ms. Sarah C. McClure Mr. & Mrs. Mark McColl Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Monk, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. J. Reese Murray, III Mr. & Mrs. Harry Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Don A. Newton Ms. Katherine Pearson

Ms. Susan W. Reeves Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Roberts Mrs. Mel Robinson Ms. Starr Rogers Mrs. & Mrs. Elizabeth Slive Mr. Sperry Snow Gail Snyder Mr. & Mrs. Michael Tate Dr. Bayard S. Tynes Mrs. & Mr. & Mrs. Dawn Tynes Tinsley Van Durand Mr. Elbert S. Walker Mr. Robert Waudby & Ms. Anne C. Waudby Mr. Steve Wood

H Y D R A N G E A $ 6 0 Morning Glories Garden Club Sweet Peas Garden Shop Mr. & Mrs. George Andrews Mr. & Mrs. Leon Ashford Brooke Battle Ms. Ann Benton Dr. & Mrs. Neal R. Berte Mrs. Patricia H. Blinn Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Bromberg Mr. & Mrs. Dean Burgess Ms. Hana Burwinkle Dr. & Mrs. Steve Bynon, Jr. Teresa Callaway Mrs. Nancy Canada Dr. & Mrs. Harold Cannon Mrs. Anne G. Carey Mr. & Mrs. Casey Mr. & Mrs. James W. Cauthen Mr. & Mrs. William E. Coleman, III Bess Collias Ms. Maureen Conley Mr. & Mrs. Lee Cooper Ms. Jennifer Cope Mrs. Barbara Crowe Ms. Dolores Crumly Dr. & Mrs. Jeffery B. Cutler Mr. & Mrs. Ken Damsgard Mr. & Mrs. C. Coleman Daniel, II Mr. & Mrs. J. Dargan III Ms. Susan E. Davenport Mrs. Susanna Davis Mr. & Mrs. Harold Deason Mr. & Mrs. Armand Dekeyser Mr. Joseph Dice & Dr. Patricia Dice Christopher Doucet Ms. Melanie Dykes Dr. & Mrs. Bonner Engelhardt Mr. & Mrs. D. Lawrence Faulkner Dr. & Mrs. Robert N. Finchum Mrs. John Forney Mrs. Peggy M. Fortier Mr. & Mrs. D.N. Franklin, III Mrs. Maye Frei Mr. & Mrs. William French, III Dr. Gerald M. Fuller Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Giattina Mr. Patricia Gill Dr. & Mrs. G. Y. Gillespie Mr. & Mrs. C. Vann Goodner, Jr. Ms. Catherine Gross Mr. & Mrs. Fred Habeeb Mr. & Mrs. James Harris Mr. & Mrs. Larry Hawkins Dr. Terry Bierd & Mr. Ben F. Hayley Mr. & Mrs. M. Stan Herring Mrs. Becky Hickel Ms. Margaret Hillhouse Mr. & Mrs. D.E. Hinshaw Mr. & Mrs. Pete Holby Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Ideker Dr. Edward Abraham & Mrs. Norma-May Isakow Mr. & Mrs. Fob James III Mr. & Mrs. Donald M. James

Mr. Richard Jett Mr. & Mrs. Louis Josof Dr. Ginny Karle & Dr. Lou Bridges Mr. Chuck Kelly Mr. & Mrs. Whit Kennedy Mr. & Mrs. B. E. Kidd, III Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Kilpatrick Mr. & Mrs. Edward Kissel, Jr. Mrs. Elizabeth Kohn Mrs. Dorothy G. Krusen Mr. & Mrs. Cheney Lawler Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Lindsay Mr. & Mrs. James A. Livingston, III Mr. & Mrs. Mark Lockhart Mr. & Mrs. John A. Long Mrs. Suzanne Lucas Dr. & Mrs. Michael E. Malone Dr. & Dr. Laili Markert Mr. & Mrs. Daniel H. Markstein, III Mr. & Mrs. William F. Martin Chris & Barbara Mayer Ms. Dorothy McDaniel Mr. & Mrs. Frank H. McFadden Ms. Emily W. McGowin Dr. & Mrs. Billy R. Mills Sherri Mills Mr. & Mrs. Ira C. Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. J. Perry Morgan Mrs. & Mrs. Alice Nichols James Nichols Mr. Steve Northcutt Ms. Connie O’Brien Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Olson, M.D. Mr. & Mrs. Richard T. Owens Mr. Thomas R. Patchen & Mr. John M. Vintson, Jr. Dr. Donald Patterson Mr. & Mrs. Richard Paxton Ms. Dorothy M. Perry Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Perry, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Perry, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Paul G. Petznick Hal & Donna Phillips Mr. & Mrs. David P. Phillips Mr. & Mrs. Carlton P. Pinkerton George & Paige Raymond Ms. Betty Taylor Renneker Mr. & Mrs. James B. Riddle Mrs. Kathleen Scudder Mrs. Jean Self Mr. & Mrs. J. L. Shaia Mrs. Barbara Short Mr. & Mrs. Shurett Mr. & Mrs. William Silsbee, Jr. Mr. Henry E. Simpson Mrs. Donald H. Slappey, Sr. Mr. Kenneth Sloan Ralph & Elizabeth Smith Kip & George Ann Smith Mr. David Stevens Mrs. Deborah K. Strauss Mr. & Mrs. George Thompson Mr. & Mrs. William N. Thurman, III Ms. Marcia G. Unger Dr. Robert E. Varner & Dr. Pam Varner Mr. & Mrs. Robin A. Wade, III Mrs. Ethan White Mr. & Mrs. William B. White, III Ms. June Wiggins Ms. Cary Williams Mr. Steven Hodges & Ms. Janice H. Williams Murray & Wayne Williamson Gage Woods Mrs. Suzanne B. Wright Ms. Leigh Ann Young

T R I L L I U M $ 4 5 Mr. & Mrs. L.R. Addison Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Allen Mr. & Mrs. F. Holden Barnett Mrs. Emily Bates Ms. Tricia Baughman Mrs. Joanne D. Blyde

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