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There is always something blooming at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Plan your next visit soon!
Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens 2013 B oard
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May Azaleas Ferns Herbs
New Full Day Children’s Summer Cam
enhancin g life with plants
Flowering shrubs Irises Oak-leaf Hydrangeas Perennials Rhododendrons Roses (peak) Summer Annuals Wildflowers
Crape Myrtles Daylilies (peak) Ferns Herbs Hostas Hydrangeas Perennials Roses Southern Magnolias Summer Annuals Tropicals Vegetables
Southern Tales to Feature Dolores Hydock | Page 8
A special thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who make the Spring Plant Sale a success. We couldn’t do it without you! The cover photo shows student volunteers at the sale from i-CERV (Ismaili Community Engaged in Responsible Volunteering). The group is a national Islamic volunteer organization that engages young Islamic students with community service projects. We had approximately 45 students and 5 chaperones for our event. We also appreciate our many sponsors: The Howard Hughes Corporation, Brio Tuscan Grille, Royal Cup, Leaf & Petal at The Gardens, Birmingham Home & Garden magazine, Buffalo Rock, Fox6, ValPak of Central Alabama, WinnDixie - Montevallo location and birmingham365.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.
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 email@example.com bbgardens.org Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens practices a policy of equal opportunity & equal access to services for all persons regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, orientation or sex. Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a facility of Birmingham Park & Recreation Board. The deadline for the July/August issue is May 15.
As the days get ever longer and summer beckons, I hope you are taking advantage of the extra time nature is giving us to be outside. Whether in your garden or ours, the frantic spring pace is no doubt slowing a bit. I hope we have a respite of nice weather before things really heat up – we all deserve that, don’t we? Spring sure was busy here with a string of lectures, classes, a successful Spring Plant Sale, nursery visits and field trips that have come and gone. I would like to thank all of our Friends who came out to our two Spencer Lectures, Sakura Matsui (Cherry Blossom Festival), the plant sale, Earth Day at The Gardens, donor tours or classes. When you show up, you not only enrich your lives with knowledge, great plants and beautiful garden scenes, but you show your support for us, and we really appreciate that. For us, events like those don’t happen without devoted volunteers who work hand in glove with our professional staff to plan and execute them. Each plant group at the Spring Plant Sale has one or more chairs, many of whom have decades of experience running this huge enterprise. Many of them, and their volunteer “crews” work year-round to orchestrate the sale. Without their help, these important events, enjoyed by so many, simply wouldn’t be possible. We extend a heartfelt “thank you” to the hardworking chairs and committees who are far too numerous to name. Finally, please read on and take special note of our wonderful slate of Children’s Summer Programs. There is sure to be something interesting for the junior gardener or naturalist in your life. Last year, almost each one of these specially-crafted programs had a waiting list, so sign up early for the best chance at getting a slot.
See you in The Gardens,
Fred Spicer Executive Director
Save t he Date Birmingham Rose Show May 11-12
Adult & Family Classes Welcomes Introductory Photography
W e l com e
What’s This Button Do? Instructor: Hank Siegel Saturday, June 29 9-noon $50 General Admission
Alabama Bonsai Society Show May 18-19 Birmingham Fern Society Lecture May 15 Annual Fern Society Show and Sale June 19
Kids n’ Cameras Instructor: Hank Siegel Saturday, July 27 9-1 p.m. $50 General Admission
Member Day July 20
Macro in The Gardens Instructor: Hank Siegel Saturdays, June 8 & 15 9-noon $100 General Admission
Cocktails in The Gardens August 8 September 12 October 10
To register visit bbgardens.org/classes or 205.414.3950.
Pardon and Celebrate Our Progress!
If you have been by The Gardens this spring, you probably noticed construction fences and caution tape—evidence of generous gifts at work. The Conservatory Phase I Improvements are in full swing and, at the western entry to the Hess Camellia Garden, the new Sarah Jones Arbor, and related work, is almost finished. In the Japanese Gardens, we have conserved the Taylor Gate and the Moore Pavilion and have upgraded electrical service. The new Thorne Amphitheater and the just-completed Simmie Kayser Cherry Walk delight visitors daily. Come and admire our progress. Our master plan includes many more significant projects that need to be funded. For example, when the Conservatory reopens this fall, it will need new exhibits. We are already working with designers to see what that will entail. Phase II of the Conservatory Improvements will also include new houses on each end of the existing structure and a redesign of the approach to the building and its flanking terraces. One of the next steps in our Japanese Garden Renovation Plan is to reactivate the stream which has been dry for over a decade. We have a new pump, but need monies to repair the stream bed. If you would like to help make these projects reality, do contact us and let us show you the details on site. A garden is never finished―especially when the garden is Alabama’s largest living museum and is open to the public 365 days a year. We are mindful that your memberships, the proceeds from our plant sales and fundraising events, annual donations, tribute gifts, grants from foundations and corporations and our partnership with the city of Birmingham all help us to keep The Gardens and our education programs going. Thank you for supporting your Gardens—please continue! If you would like to make a donation contact Olivia Alison, director of development, at 205.414.3961 or oalison@ bbgardens.org
Leo and Simmie Kayser with grandson Kayser Strauss in 1993.
Simmie and Leo Kayser in 1993. Leo, his children adn grandson have dedicated the Kayser Cherry Walk to Simmmie.
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Mapping Your Tributes Birmingham Botanical Gardens holds a lot of meaning for a lot of people. As such, many people choose to dedicate a tribute tree, bench or artwork to honor those for whom The Gardens meant so much. Soon we will make it even easier for families to visit the tribute they established for their loved ones at The Gardens by making the tribute viewable online! This March, Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens began using GPS technology to catalog all of the tributes throughout The Gardens. All named tributes will be placed into Google Earth so families will be able to click on the location of their tribute and see a picture of it no matter where they are in the world. Donor Relations Officer Drew Rickel and UAB intern Marlee Hayes (pictured at left) are spearheading the project with help from Volunteer Coordinator Taylor Steele. If you would like to dedicate a tree or bench in honor of a loved one, please contact Drew Rickel, donor relations officer, at 205.414.3955 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Architect and author
Bobby McAlpine to headline 2013 Red Diamond Lecture Series
Lecture returns to kick off annual Antiques at The Gardens event in October The Gardens welcomes architect and author Bobby McAlpine as the featured speaker of the Red Diamond Lecture Series at October’s Antiques at The Gardens. On Thursday, October 3, McAlpine will take the stage of the Linn-Henley Lecture Hall at 1:30 p.m. for his talk. Admission to the lecture is $30 and includes admission to Birmingham’s premier antiques show, featuring tastemakers and antiques dealers from around the country. Public show hours for the 2013 edition of Antiques at The Gardens, which will take place in the Garden Center, are: October 3 from 1 – 5 p.m., October 4 from 10 – 5 p.m., October 5 from 10 – 5 p.m. and October 6 from 11 – 3 p.m. In addition to authoring The Home Within Us: Romantic Houses, Evocative Rooms, McAlpine is the founding principal architecht of McAlpine Tankersley Architecture, a Montgomery-based partnership with Greg Tankersley, John Sease and Chris Tippett. An Alabama-native, McAlpine’s work has been featured in Veranda, House Beautiful, Southern Accents, Arts & Antiques, Southern Living, House and Garden (both US and British editions), Metropolitan Home, Traditional Home, The New York Times and on Home and Garden Television (HGTV). To reserve seats to the Red Diamond Lecture Series online, visit www. bbgardens.org/antiques or call 205.414.3950
V o lu n t e e r s
Volunteering at The Gardens:
Designed for “Families” Big and Small! Taylor Steele, Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteers are the life blood of many non-profit organizations and play an integral role here at The Gardens. There is in today’s society, a growing trend and focus on parents and children volunteering together as a family. Volunteering as a unit strengthens family relationships and the term “family” is now being used loosely to include students with their teachers. At The Gardens, we have volunteers that are primarily made of the typical family unit, however, we see many groups that come as a “family” of sorts to give their time together, work together and strengthen their own relationships through volunteer experience. A study done by Volunteer Calgary in 2010 found many positive gains through immediate or extended family group volunteer events. Children’s value systems strengthen because they are actively working and sharing this
experience with a parent or guardian. Both child and adult see each other as life-long learners and givers to a cause. Volunteering provides a fun way for families to make memories together while making significant contributions to their communities. It also teaches children the values of kindness and giving back. Family members use their talents to work on an issue they feel passionate about. Serving together builds problem-solving skills and strengthens communication within the whole family and or group. To learn more about “family” or “single” volunteering contact Taylor Steele, Volunteer Coordinator, at 205.414.3962 or tsteele@ bbgardens.org.
from the Archives & Rare Book Room:
A rtist D isplay May/June 2013
One of our most treasured items in the rare book collection is Reichenbachia: Orchids Illustrated and Described. This a four-volume 19th century text was created by German-born orchidologist Frederick Sander (1847-1920). It features life-size illustrations and descriptions of nearly two hundred orchids with text in English,
Lori Adams Over the Mountain Plein Air Painters Jeannie Robertson, Justine Rynearson, Laura Cunningham, Don Estes, Charles Davis, Laura Blackstock
L i b r a r y S e rv i c e s
Friday, May 3, 5-7 P.M. French, and German. Named in honor of the renowned German orchidologist Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach, Reichenbachia was a collaboration between Sander and English landscape painter Henry George Moon (1857-1905), who created most of the illustrations. Work on Reichenbachia began in 1886 and lasted until 1890, with the first volume being published in 1888, and the subsequent three volumes being published in two-year intervals. The Library at The Gardens is the only library in the State of Alabama to have this rare collection. We encourage you to stop by the Archives and Rare Book Room to take a look at this treasure. Visit the Gerlach Plant Information Center (GPIC) inside the Garden Center during May & June for the exhibit:
Wine & hors d’oeuvres will be served
Thyme to Read ◄ May 7:
The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng June 4: The Lantern by Deborah Lawerson ►
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 email@example.com for more information or to get involved.
Good Things Growing… In The Gardens
Fred Spicer, Executive Director
Alabama’s State Wildflower is oakleaf hydrangea, Hydrangea quercifolia. Found throughout the state in dry, partially-shaded woodlands, in cultivation it is a first-rate, four-season deciduous shrub offering handsome late spring flowers, bold foliage, warm fall colors and exfoliating cinnamon bark. Locally, the cultivar ‘Snowflake’ (bottom of page) is to many people synonymous with the word “hydrangea.” Introduced by Aldridge Nursery, the plant originated as a chance seedling in the wild, and was brought to the attention of Eddie Aldridge’s father who made the initial propagation. Inflorescences of normal oakleaf hydrangea are composed of sterile flowers with large sepals (fused petal-like structures), on the perimeter of snowcone-like structures; these more or less surround the tiny fertile flowers inside. The mutation (could be more than one) that makes ‘Snowflake’ remarkable resulted in the loss of certain reproductive structures in the once-fertile flowers (making them sterile), and the multiplication of sepals in the sterile flowers. It results in sepals that are densely stacked in layers of a dozen or more. As it begins to expands, the sepal “structure” is initially pale green before turning white (left). As they age (becoming more basal) the lower sepals begin to blush pink and pale tan before darkening to brown. Numerous specimens of ‘Snowflake’ here at The Gardens attest to its popularity. This mutation makes a beautiful plant, but is an evolutionary dead end as ‘Snowflake’ bears no fertile flowers; the mutation cannot be passed on through sexual means (seeds). As evidenced by two additional cultivars with characteristics similar to ‘Snowflake’ the mutation, which occurs throughout the plant and not as a bud or branch sport, has apparently happened more than once. ‘Shannon’ was discovered by Theodore Klein at his Yew Dell Nursery in Crestview, KY, in the 1980s. ‘Sumatanga’, named after the camp at which it was found, was discovered in the last decade just west of Gadsden. We have young plants of both at The Gardens. While it is too soon for anything but a first-glance observation, for us the flowers of ‘Shannon’ are the smallest and most open of the three. Flowers of ‘Sumatanga’ (which may also be called ‘Starlight’ or ‘Sumatanga Star’) fade to pink sooner than the Three lovely mutants (left-right): Hydrangea others. Neither of these interesting quercifolia ‘Sumatanga’, ‘Snowflake’, ‘Shannon’, ‘Snowflake’ lookalikes is common image taken June 18, 2012. in commerce.
Garde ning Tips for May & June
FRUITS AND NUTS – Continue spray program. Keep grass from around trees and strawberries. Peaches and apples can still be budded. SHRUBS – Newly planted shrubs need extra care now and in coming weeks. Don’t spray with oil emulsions when temperature is above 85 °F. LAWNS – Now is the best time to start lawns from seed. Water new lawns as needed to prevent drying. Keep established lawns actively growing by watering fertilizing and mowing. Spray weeds in lawns with proper herbicide. ROSES – Spray or dust for insects and diseases. Fertilize monthly with complete fertilizer or rose special. Containergrown plants in flower may be planted. Prune climbing roses after the first big flush offlowering. ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS – Late plantings of bedding plants still have time to produce. Watch for insects on day lilies. BULBS – Summer bulbs started in containers may still be planted. Do not remove foliage from spring flowering bulbs. Do not let seedheads form on tulips and other spring flowering bulbs. MISCELLANEOUS – Mulch new shrub plantings if not already done. Avoid drying out new shrub, tree and lawn plantings. VEGETABLE SEED – Plant heat-loving and tender vegetables. Start cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and celery in coldframe for fall garden. VEGETABLE PLANTS – Plant tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and sweet potatoes.
FRUITS AND NUTS – Layer grapes and continue spray programs. Thin apples and peaches if too thick. SHRUBS – Lace bugs may be a problem on azaleas, pyracanthas, dogwoods, cherry laurels, and other shrubs. Water as needed. Fertilize now. Keep long shoots from developing by pinching out tips. Good time to take cuttings from semi-mature wood for rooting. LAWNS – Follow a schedule of fertilization and watering. Lawns should be mowed weekly Planting may continue if soil is moist. Continue weed spraying if necessary. ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS – Keep old flower heads removed to promote continued flowering. Plant garden mums if not already in. For compact mums, keep tips pinched out. Watch for insects and diseases. BULBS – Foliage may be removed from spring bulbs if it has yellowed and is becoming dry. Watch for aphids and thrips on summer bulbs. MISCELLANEOUS – If scale insects continue on shrubs, use materials other than oils. Set houseplants on porch or outdoors in shade and pay close attention to the need for water. If desired, air layer Courtesy of houseplants. VEGETABLE SEED – Plant beans, field peas, pumpkins, squash, corn, cantaloupes and watermelons.
For more information, see www.aces.edu or VEGETABLE PLANTS – Plant call the Plant Hotline at tomatoes, peppers, eggplants 800.644.4458. and sweet potato vine cuttings.
New Full-Day Camps We are excited to announce our traditional favorites (Parents’ Request) as well as our options tailored to fit busy family schedules. Teachers are certified, experienced, and qualified. We encourage early registration! Each camp is limited to 20 children except preschool camps or other, which are limited to 15 children.
Half Day Camps (9-1 p.m.) $146 Members*|$180 Non-Members
UT O D SOL American Girls: * Girls Just Like Me (Parents’ Request) For children entering grades K-2
Nature’s Games: Cooperation Not Competition For children entering grades 3-6
T U O SOLD
Southern Summer Chefs (Parents’ Request) For children entering grades K-2
Programs are designed to actively promote your child’s natural sense of creativity and discovery with fun learning experiences in the unmatched setting at Birmingham Botanical Gardens!
UT O D SOL Southern Summer Chefs: One UT Sweet Summer O D L For O entering grades Schildren K-2 Ahoy! Pirates & Mermaids For 4 and 5 year olds entering fall preschool programs
Become a new member to receive a 20% discount and priority registration! NEW for 2013: Summer Camp Shirts included with each registration fee. Register online at www.bbgardens.org/ summercamps or at 205.414.3950.
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Children’s Summer Camp
Southern Summer Chefs: One Sweet Summer For children entering grades K-2
UT O D L O S Got Bugs? UT O For 4 and 5 year olds entering fall preschool programs D SOL
Full Day Camps
American Girls * Girls Just Like Me (Parents’ Request) For children entering grades K-2
(9-4 p.m.) $206 Members*|$255 Non-Members
T U O D in the Landscape (Parents’ Request) OLLegos SBuilders: Young Young Builders: Legos in the Landscape (Parents’ Request) For children entering grades K-2 For children entering grades 3-6
Passport to Imagination Stations For children entering grades K-3
July 29-August 2
T U O SOLD Southern Summer Chefs T (Parents’ Request) U O D grades 3-6 For children SOLentering Young Builders: Legos in the Landscape (Parents’ Request) For children entering grades K-2
(1:30-4:00 p.m.) $95 Members*|$116 Non-Members
Growing through Yoga For children entering grades K-2
Growing through Yoga For children entering grades 3-6
*Hydrangea Level membership and above
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LUNCH & LEARN Spring/Summer 2013 “Sustainable Living 101”
Bring your lunch and come join the Green Resource Center for Alabama & Birmingham Botanical Gardens for FREE informational seminars. No reservations required. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Free and open to the public. Drinks and dessert provided. Mow, Blow, Eco!
May 22, Ireland Room
No gas required! Try out some battery operated equipment that has the power to get the job done. Instructor: Lee Higginbotham, Advance Mowers
Mild to Wild in < 24 Hours
June 26, Auditorium
Big Ideas for Small Spaces
July 24, Auditorium
Find out how to travel with sustainability in mind to some of Alabama’s most beautiful destinations. Instructor: Jay Grantland, Alabama Eco Adventures
Learn how container gardening and composting with workms are ideal for cramped locations. Instructor: Vasha Rosenblum
Presented in partnership with
Forestry Suppliers Inc. www.forestry-suppliers.com
GREEN RESOURCE CENTER FOR ALABAMA www.greenalabama.org
Sharing wise, social, economic & environmental practices inspiring people to action!
Member’s Day Trip
Coach Pat Dye’s Quail Hollow Gardens May 9, 2013
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In Her Own Fashion written and performed by Dolores Hydock from the stories of Ninette Griffith Sunday, May 5 2 p.m. Linn-Henley Lecture Hall $20 per person To reserve your seat visit www.bbgardens.org/southerntales or call 205.414.3950. This one-woman play presents the true story of Ninette Griffith, a sassy, stylish, independent 96-year-old woman with a silk-and-chiffon Southern accent and a brass-and-iron spirit. Ninette was Fashion Coordinator for Loveman’s Department Stores in the 1950s and 1960s, but her story goes beyond tales of fashion blunders and celebrity hijinks to include stories of reckless romance and heartbreaking loss. Actress and storyteller Dolores Hydock brings these funny, tender, and surprising stories to life. “Remarkable ... a spectacular one-woman show.” — Alec Harvey, The Birmingham News
Classes/Field Trips/Volunteer Opportunities Registration & further information about the program, including course descriptions & certificate requirements, can be found at www.bbgardens.org/plantstudies or call 205.414.3958. Introduction to Study Native Plants (core)
Basics of Sustainable Landscape Design and Management (elective)
Instructor: John Manion Saturday, May 4 | 8:30 - 4:30 p.m. $80 Members | $90 Non-Members
Instructor: Andy Portera, Portera Landscape Design Saturday, June 22 | 8:30 â€“ 4:30 p.m Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $80 Members | $90 Non-Members
UT O D SOL Bibb County Glades (field trip) Trip Leaders: Fred Spicer & John Manion Saturday, June 1 | 9 - 1 p.m. $60 Members | $70 Non-Members Enrollment limited to 16
Ethnobotany (elective) Instructor: Jimmy Triplett Saturday, June 8 | 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members
Fantastic Fossils (field trip) Trip Leaders: Ashley Allen & John Manion Saturday, June 15 | 8:30 - 1:30 p.m. Location: Steven C. Minkin Paleozoic Footprint Site, Union Chapel, AL $50 Members | $60 Non-Members
The Ancient Forests of Alabama (elective) Instructor: Brian Axsmith, Ph.D. Saturday, June 29 | 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. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members
Bats and Plants (field trip) Trip Leaders: Michael Gilbert & John Manion Saturday, July 27 | 1:30 - 8 p.m. Location: Scottsboro, AL $50 Members | $60 Non-Members
The Fascinating World of Moths (elective) Instructor: Peter Van Zandt, Ph.D. Saturday, August 3 | 5 - 7 p.m. & 8 - 10 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $40 Members | $45 Non-Members
Plant-Animal Interactions (elective) Instructor: Bob Boyd, Ph.D. Saturday, August 24 | 9 - 1 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members
Introduction to Mycology (elective) Instructor: Juan Luis Mata, Ph.D. Saturday, September 7 | 8:30 - 12:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $40 Members | $45 Non-Members
Alabamaâ€™s Geological History (elective) Instructor: Jim Lacefield, Ph.D. Saturday, September 21 | 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $40 Members | $45 Non-Members
A d u lt C l a ss e s
Certificate in Native Plant Studies
Native Plants of Wetlands (elective & fieldtrip) Trip Leaders: Fred Nation, Curtis Hansen, Fred Spicer and John Manion Location: Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, Andalusia, AL Friday & Saturday, October 25 & 26 $200 Members | $225 Non-Members
Adult & Family Classes
For more information or to register visit www.bbgardens.org/education or call 205.414.3950.
Junior Board Classes Salsa de Mayo
Instructor: Lori Sours Thursday, May 2 | 6-8 p.m. Location: Arrington Plant Adventure Zone $15 before May 1 | $20 after May 1
Instructor: Michael Connors Thursday, June 13 | 6-8 p.m. Location: Arrington Plant Adventure Zone $15 before June 1 | $20 after June 1
From the Garden to the Grill Instructor: TBD Thursday, August 15 | 6-8 p.m. Location: Arrington Plant Adventure Zone $20 before August 1 | $25 after August 1
G a r d e n S u p p o rt e r s
Gifts to The Library at
Birmingham Botanical Gardens January- February 2013 Wildflowers Garden Club
As of February 28, 2013
- in honor of Jason Kirby
Central Alabama Hosta Society
Mr. & Mrs. John Israel, III Louise D. Johnson Director Level
Mrs. Claire H. Fairley Advisor Level
Mr. & Mrs. Taylor Pursell Benefactor Level Boatright Companies Ms. Elna Brendel Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James M. Johnson Southern Progress Corporation Mr. & Mrs. Rick Stukes
- in memory of Dick Sanford
Patron Level Mrs. Frances D. Blount Brasfield & Gorrie Mr. & Mrs. John G. Brock Mr. & Mrs. W. Frank Cobb, III Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Coleman Mr. & Mrs. Bob de Buys Mr. & Mrs. J.S.M. French Mr. & Mrs. T. Michael Goodrich The Hill-Allison Charitable Lead Trust Mr. & Mrs. Jon Kimerling Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. James L. Newsome Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Northen, III Mr. & Mrs. Wilmer S. Poynor, III Mr. & Mrs. Henry B. Ray, Jr. Rucker & Margaret Agee Fund Mr. & Mrs. William J. Rushton, III Mr. & Mrs. B. Hanson Slaughter Mr. & Mrs. Jarred O. Taylor, II Mrs. Lucille R. Thompson
Flower Shower Judges Council 8
- in honor of Melanie Johns
Oak Street Garden Shop Employees
- in memory of William Waddell Featheringill - in memory of Leo Milton Karpeles Jr - in memory of Catherine P. Gaskin James Finney Dan Jones Jan Holliday Gene Addor Anne L. Pearce Carol Ogle
As of February 28, 2013 Mr. & Mrs. Edgar G. Aldridge Mr. & Mrs. Michael Balliet Mrs. Camille A. Becker Mrs. Lucille S. Beeson* Peggy Bonfield & Orrin Ford D. Joseph & Ida C. Burns* Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Ms. Suzanne G. Clisby Mrs. Martha Stone Cobb Daniel* The Daniel Foundation of Alabama The Dunn-French Family Mr. F. Lewter Ferrell, Jr.* Mr. R.R. Herbst*
Mr. J. Ernest Hill & Mrs. Ora Lee Hill* Mrs. Fay B. Ireland Mr. George L. Jenkins Hugh & Bobbe Kaul* Ms. Pamela Kaul* Fran Lawlor Dr. Bodil Lindin-Lamon* Ms. Hope Long Dr. Michael E. Malone Ms. Louise T. McAvoy* Mrs. Mary Jean Morawetz Mr. Philip Morris Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr.
James L. Newsome Dr. & Mrs. A. I. Perley* Steve & LeAnne Porter Mrs. Carol P. Poynor Mrs. Dorothy L. Renneker* Mr. & Mrs. William M. Spencer, III* Mr. Frederick R. Spicer, Jr. Mr. Douglas Arant Stockham Dr. Wendell H. Taylor, Sr.* Mrs. Barbara D. Thorne* Mrs. Carolyn D. Tynes* Mrs. Ann H. “Nancy” Warren* Mrs. Robert Wells Anonymous *Deceased
Mr. William Baskett
memorials memorials 1.1.13-2.28.13
Mr. & Mrs. Winston M. Schepps Ben Childs
Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Frances Childs
Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Barbara Z. Dawson
Ms. Lori D. Kadziolka Ms. Rhonda McClellan & Ms. Betty Creel Harriette Dunn
Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. William Featheringill
Oak Street Garden Shop Patsy Gaskin
Oak Street Garden Shop Beverly P. Head
Mr. Edward Hanz & Mrs. Virginia Yates Jane H. Head
Mrs. Mary Lee Sullivan Jimmie S. Hess
Mrs. James H. Emack Mr. George L. Jenkins Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr.
Leo M. Karpeles
Mrs. Karen Chapman Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Cox, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Fletcher Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Frank E. Lindstrom, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. Oak Street Garden Shop Mr. & Mrs. Temple W. Tutwiler, III Ginny McElroy
Mrs. Lynn D. Grimsley
J. Ernest Hill
Ora Lee Hill
William H. McNiel
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Cox, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Hinds Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Hinds Briarwood Garden Club Mr. & Mrs. Melvin H. Davis Dr. Nancy Denney & Dr. David Denney Dr. Edwin Fineberg & Dr. Naomi S. Fineberg Mrs. Linnea Israel Mrs. Mila A. Luketic Sarah Neal Dr. & Mrs Gene Siegal
G a r d e n S u p p o rt e r s
Clara H. Baskett
Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Mrs. Karen Chapman
James R. Moss Phil H. Neal
The Crepe Myrtle Garden Club Sarah Powell
Ms. Jessica Dolly
Mary K. Reed
The Crepe Myrtle Garden Club John Roy Israel
Mr. & Mrs. John R. Israel III
Central Alabama Hosta Society
Sarah G. Israel
Dr. & Mrs. George V. Eisenhart
Mr. & Mrs. John R. Israel III
Winyss Shepard Amy P. Walden
Ms. Crystal Wilkerson Prudy Yeates
Dr. & Mrs. Joe Hughes
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honors honors 1. 1. 13-2. 28. 13
Mrs. Margaret H. McGowan The Village Garden Club
Mr. & Mrs. Philip C. Jackson, III
Mrs. Carmen B. Habeeb
Snippers Garden Club Peggy Hill
Ms. Cookie Kruvand Henry F. Hughes
Edgewood Garden Club Highland Book Club Ms. Beth Kibler Jason Kirby
Alabama Hydrangea Society Wildflowers Garden Club The Little Garden Club
Ms. Beth Kibler
Walter C. McCoy Mountain Brook Police Department
Dr. & Mrs. Peter Jander
Mr. Albert S. Naughton Red Mountain Garden Club
Ms. Beth Kibler
Frederick R. Spicer
Forest Park Garden Club
donors donors 1.1.13-2.28.13
Mr. William Baskett Mr. & Mrs. Gene Boles Mr. & Mrs. William Brooke Brooke Family Foundation Mrs. Roxann Burkey-Shalliesk Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Chauvin Dr. & Mrs. M. Clagett Collins, M.D. The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Mrs. Anita Dark Ms. Margaret Davis Mr. & Mrs. Robert de Buys Ms. Annette H. Drummonds Ms. Deborah Elliott Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. James W. Gewin Mrs. Sula Gillespie Dr. Butch Goldblatt Mrs. Lynn D. Grimsley Mrs. Carmen B. Habeeb Mr. & Mrs. Fletcher D. Harvey, III Dr. & Mrs. Joe Hughes Mr. & Mrs. John R. Israel, III Dr. Susan Jackson Dr. & Mrs. Peter Jander Jemison Investment Company Advised Fund of CFGB Mrs. Crawford T. Johnson, III Dr. & Mrs. James Johnston, Jr.
Lorol Roden Bowron Rediker Rucker Foundation Mr. George F. Maynard Mr. & Mrs. Richard Mayne Ms. Lucy McCown Ms. Bettie Morales Munford Recycling, Inc. DBA Calhoun County Recycling My Scoop Media Mr. & Mrs. Albert S. Naughton James L. Newsome Ms. Carol Ogle Ms. Lori Oswald & Mr. Hans Paul Mrs. Suzanne Peterson
Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Rushton Mr. & Mrs. William J. Rushton, III Mr. & Mrs. B. Hanson Slaughter Snippers Garden Club Southern Progress Corporation Ms. Mary Frances Stayton Sterne Agee Ms. Katherine Stewart Mr. & Mrs. Rick Stukes Mrs. Hall W. Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Richard R. Vevle William Colclough Thomas - Fine Art Mr. & Mrs. Jim Williams Mr. Edward Hanz & Mrs. Virginia Yates
1. 1. 1 3-2.28.13
Mr. & Mrs. Edgar G. Aldridge Ms. Olivia Alison Mr. & Mrs. William H. Barnes Mr. & Mrs. Gene Boles Mrs. Paul Butrus Mr. & Mrs. Houston Gillespy Mr. & Mrs. William M. Gresham Mr. Philip Morris Mr. & Mrs. Bruce F. Rogers Mr. & Mrs. Stan Roth Mr. & Mrs. John E. Walker
Ambassador $500 Mr. & Mrs. Harold H. Goings Mrs. Louise G. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. South
Mr. & Mrs. William Barclift, III Mr. Albert P. Brewer Mrs. Sharon L. Bromberg Mr. & Mrs. Ronald B. Cohen Mrs. Elizabeth Crawford Dr. Anne M. Cusic & Dr. Bruce Cusic Dr. & Mrs. James A. Davis, III Mrs. James H. Emack Mrs. Walter B. Evans Mr. & Mrs. John Markus Mr. Rodney C. McCoy Judith Phillips Mr. & Mrs. John C. Rives Dr. & Mrs. Jack Schaeffer Mr. Frederick R. Spicer, Jr. Ms. Carol A. Sutfin Ms. Dorothy J. Tayloe Mr. & Mrs. Earl Trafton Dr. & Mrs. Jack Trigg, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Russell H. Vandevelde, III
Ms. Diane P. Alessio & Mr. Otello A. Alessio Mr. & Mrs. Leon Ashford Drs. Angus & Melissa Baird Mr. & Mrs. Johnny L. Banks, Jr. Mrs. Barbara Ann Beckett-Gaines Ms. Karen Bell Dr. & Mrs. Frank Benesh Mr. & Mrs. John M. Birmingham Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Boldin Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Boulware, III Mrs. Samuel Burr Mr. & Mrs. William J. Cabaniss, Jr. Mrs. Linda Champlin Mr. & Mrs. William N. Clark Mr. & Mrs. Brian Coffee Ms. Paula C. Cosper Mr. & Mrs. C. T. Dodge Mrs. Margaret L. Fleenor Mr. & Mrs. Earl A. George Dr. & Mrs. William Hansford Mrs. Jo Ann Harris Mr. & Mrs. James W. Heacock, Jr. Mr. James E. Horton, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. David Jackson Mr. Ben Ivey Jackson
Ms. Tammie Butts Mrs. Margaret Caley Mrs. Elissa Capps Mrs. Jan Carper Mr. Johnny Carson Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Cash Mrs. Mary Virginia Cater Mrs. Jane H. Chace Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Chitwood Wendy & Rhett Clark Ms. Amanda A. Clark Mr. Gregg Clark Ms. Sarah Clarkin Mr. Jon Clemmensen Bill & Bess Coleman Mr. & Mrs. John Collins Dr. & Mrs. Ed Colvin Dr. & Mrs. William Costenbader Mr. Robert Crossmeyer Ms. Chrissy Cullum Dr. & Mrs. Charles Dasher Mrs. Amanda Davis Mr. & Mrs. Mark Davis Mr. & Mrs. Ogden S. Deaton Mrs. Judith M. Deegan Mr. & Mrs. Armand Dekeyser Ms. Kelly Denson Mr. & Dr. Joseph & Patricia Dice Dr. & Mrs. L. Aubrey Drewry Ms. Geraldine P. Dunham Mr. Blake Ells Dr. & Mrs. Bonner Engelhardt Mr. & Mrs. Stanley M. Erdreich, Jr. Mr. Sam Erwin Mr. & Mrs. Mark Ezell Mr. & Mrs. William L. Forbes Mrs. Anita Fowler Mr. Andrew F. Freeland, Jr. Mrs. Maye Frei Mr. & Mrs. Howard E. Furnas, III Dr. & Mrs. R. David Glasgow Mr. & Mrs. Mac B. Greaves Arthur & Patricia Green Ms. Jan C. Greer Mr. & Mrs. Micheal W. Griggs Mr. & Mrs. Joe Hagedorn Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Hall Mr. & Mrs. Allen Hammack Mrs. Patricia Hardy Mr. & Mrs. Andy Hardy Mr. Ray Abrams Mrs. Reynolds Harper Mr. Benjamin Adams Mr. & Mrs. Fletcher D. Harvey III Mr. & Mrs. Ralph H. Aldridge, Jr. Ms. Connie Hill Mr. Lee Anderson Ms. Lida I. Hill Ms. Alicia Andrews Mr. & Mrs. Felix Hoke Mr. & Mrs. John Armstrong Ms. Valerie W. Holley Mr. & Mrs. Bill Askew Mr. & Mrs. David Hood Mrs. Katherine Avant Mr. & Mrs. Alex Hood Mrs. Cheri Aycock Sidney & Russ Hoover Mrs. Judy Bacon Mr. & Mrs. William Horne, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Gary M. Bailey Joe & Lelie Hughes Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Banks Mr. & Mrs. J. Terry Humber Mr. & Mrs. Larry Barkey Becky & Bill Hutto Mr. & Mrs. John G. Barnett Mr. Eric Sanders & Mr. & Mrs. Tom Baydala Ms. Gina Ingram Mr. & Mrs. Terry Alan Beckham Mr. Larry Jackson Mr. Adam Bejamin Mr. & Mrs. W. Richard Johns Mr. & Mrs. Victor Bey Mr. Brian Johnson Ms. Allison Boone Dr. & Mrs. Daniel D. Jones Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Bouchillon Mrs. Rhonda Jones Mr. & Mrs. Joe Brady, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Williams Jones III Mr. & Mrs. Percy Brower, Jr. Dr. Suzanne Judd Mr. & Mrs. Bill J. Burnham
Michael & Jennifer Jacobs Mr. Norman Kent Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Frank Jones, Jr. Mrs. Elizabeth W. Jones Mr. & Mrs. Thomas King Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Kreider Walter & Carolyn LaGroue Mr. & Mrs. James G. Lambert Ms. Ethelwyn Langston Ms. Eileen Lewis Mr. & Mrs. Henry A. Long, Jr. Mrs. David H. Marbury, III Mr. & Ms. Gerson May Ms. Carol A. McCoy Mrs. Margaret H. McGowan Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Molliston Mr. & Mrs. Harry Nelson Dr. & Mrs. Glenn E. Peters Mr. & Mrs. Robbin Phillips Mrs. Helen Phillips-Carter Mr. & Mrs. David C. Pigott Ms. Nancy Price Mrs. Sue Pritchard Denny & Susan Ragland Ms. Bari Reaves Ms. Susan W. Reeves Ms. Diane Remick Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Roberts Dr. & Mrs. Adam Robertson Ms. Starr Rogers Dr. & Mrs. Robert E. Roth Mr. & Mrs. Scott Salter Dr. Susan P. Salter & Mr. Steven C. Hydinger Dr. Paul Samuelson Mrs. Eugenia Schanbacher Dr. & Mrs. George F. Scofield Dr. & Mrs. Charles E. Sharp Mr. & Mrs. Larry Spangler Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Steele Mary Ann & Ricky Stone Mr. & Mrs. Jim Thompson Dr. & Mrs. James C. Walker, Jr. Dr. Charles L. Watkins & Mrs. Mary L. Watkins
Ms. Karen Kelly Mrs. Ruby C. Key Mr. & Mrs. B. E. Kidd, III Mr. Jason Kirby & Mr. Ben Faucher Sharon & David Kleeschulte Ms. Jennifer Kramer Mr. Andrew B. Krebbs Mr. Jack Krueger Mr. & Mrs. Clark Lamb Nancy & Lamar Latimer Dr. & Mrs Clifton Latting Mr. & Mrs. William A. Legg Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Lewis Mr. & Mrs. Eugene M. Lewis Ms. Christine Lewis Mrs. Kathy Logue Ms. Hope Long Mr. & Mrs. James H. Lott, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John T. Lucas Mrs. Suzanne Lucas Ms. Mary Macher Mr. John Manion Mr. & Mrs. Joshua McCarty Mrs. Kate McCulley Ms. Dorothy McDaniel Mr. & Mrs. George McMillan, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Donald Y. Menendez Mrs. Nina P. Miranda Mrs. Julie Mizerany Mr. & Mrs. Whit J. Montgomery Mrs. Jane Moore Sherry & Jerry Moore Ms. Dorothy A. Morgan Mr. & Mrs. J. Perry Morgan Mr. & Mrs. Michael Morrisey Mrs. Laura Murphey Mr. & Mrs. John T. Natter Mr. & Mrs. Britton Neal Ms. Mary A. Newell Mr. James E. Parrish Mrs. Tonya Payne Rev. & Mrs. Andrew Pearson Anthony Perry Dr. & Mrs. Banks Petrey Dr. & Mrs. John R. Phillips, III Mr. & Mrs. William M. Phillips, Jr. Sara Ann & Bill Polhemus Mr. & Mrs. Steve Porter Mrs. Rebecca Prescott Mrs. CC Prickett Mrs. Elizabeth Ratliff Ms. Betty Taylor Renneker Ms. Gaile Rice Mr. Drew Rickel Mrs. Carol Ringland Ms. Debbie Roberts Mrs. Catherine Rockhold Ms. Mary Roebuck Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rogers George & Tricia Sadowski Ms. Jennifer Sanders & Ms. Phyllis Marks Mrs. Kathleen Scudder Mrs. Margot R. Shaw Ms. Mary Susan Smith Mr. & Mrs. David M. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Dan Smith Mrs. Joy Smith Mr. Ted Snow Mrs. Clifford M. Spencer Mrs. Brenda N. Stacey
Mr. Alan Stamm Mr. Taylor Steele Ms. Martha Ann Stevenson Ms. Mary S. Stewart Mr. & Mrs. Kevin D. Sutton Ms. Stella R. Swetnick Ms. Melanie Talbot Mr. O. David Taunton Dr. Martha Thompson & Mr. Richard Thompson Ms. Chris Triplett Mr. & Mrs. Macbeth Wagnon, Jr. Ms. Rona A. Walters Mr. Howard Walthall & Ms. Rosemary Fisk Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Warren, Sr. Dr. & Mrs. Hans Watford Mr. & Mrs. Michael P. White Mrs. Karen White Mr. Johnny White Ms Teresa Williams Mr. J. Jackson Williamson & Mr. Keith Burroughs Audrey Ann & Jim Wilson Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Wilson Ms. Linda Wilson Mrs. W. W. Winfree, Jr. Mrs. Rebecca Wingett Ms. Ellen Witt Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Wiygul Mr. & Mrs. James H. Woodson Mrs. Harriett Wright Mr. & Mrs. John O. Yeilding Mr. George J. Zary
Ms. Deborah Elliott Mr. & Mrs. Wayne A. Farris Mr. & Mrs. William G. Faulkner, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Frank C. Feagin Ms. Judy Gardner Mr. & Mrs. Sam Gaskins Mrs. Virginia Gillenwater Ms. Susan Hagen Mrs. Martha B. Hastings Ms. Mary L. Hendricks Dr. Jeanne S. Hutchison Ms. Leona Kendrick Mrs. Jane W. Lamar Dr. Karen Larsen Mr. & Mrs. Mark Leader Mrs. Mary Marcoux Ms. Linda G. Massey Ms. Ann McAdams Ms. Bonnie McDonald Ms. Jane McKenzie Ms. Ellen McLaughlin Mr. & Mrs. Max Michael Mr. Stephen Monk Dr. Richard Moon Mrs. Linda Nowlin Mrs. Ethel N. Owen Mr. Edward W Parish Mrs. Suzanne Peterson Ms. JoAnn Pillion Mrs. Judy Pinson Ms. April Puccetti Mrs. Margo Rebar Ms. Katherine Reed Mr. & Mrs. Harry Reich Ms. Rebecca Rimes Ms. Gloria M. Roque Central Alabama Daylily Society Ms. Charlotte Rothermal Ms. E. Bryding Adams Dr. & Mrs. Daniel E. Ms. Julie Adams Rousso Mrs. Betsy Allison Mrs. Carolyn Sankey Ms. Carol Argo Mr. John Schoppert, Jr. Ms. Carmen M. Austin Mrs. Lee C. Scott Mr. & Mrs. Nic Balanis Mrs. Alana Smith Mr. & Mrs. Ronald L. Baynes Mr. & Mrs. James B. Ms. Deborah A. Bennett Spiers Ms. Ann Best Mrs. Cynthia S. Sproull Mrs. Margaret Bish Mrs. Nancy Stevens Ms. Kris Blevons Mrs. Jane Street Mrs. Katie Booth Mr. & Mrs. Bob Terry Ms. Frances M. Brandon Mrs. Betty B. Thompson Jesse Bryson Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Ms. Debra Burrell Townsend Ms. Barbara L. Burton Mr. & Mrs. Bruno Ms. Judy Bynum Tropeano Ms. Kay Calhoun Dr. Emily W. Ward Mrs. Helen Campbell Ms. Sue Whitehead Ms. Leslie Carlisle Drs. Brian J. Wiatrak & Ms. Shirley Cate Debbie W. Wiatrak Mrs. Kathryn Chambliss Mrs. Joann S. Wissinger Mr. & Mrs. Ben B. Chastain Ms. Elaine Witt Mrs. Mary F. Cofield Mrs. Walter Wood Mr. & Mrs. Coffee Colvin Mrs. Bess O. Yeilding Ms. Peggy Comer Mr. & Mrs. Donald Cook Young Mrs. Anna Cox Professional Ms. Mary Lynda Crockett Ms. Alexandra James Mrs. William N. Culp, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Michel Mrs. Anita Dark Marcoux Mr. & Mrs. Melvin H. Davis Kam & Joe Patton Mr. & Mrs. J. Frank Day, III Ms. Kate Cleveland Ms. Julie C. Derscheid Ms. Rachel Hebert Ms. Ruby N. Duncan Ashley A. Jones Mrs. Kathleen Dunlap Ms. Carlee Robertson Mrs. William F. Edmonds Mr. Jay Turner
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