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M ay /J une 2016 b b gard e n s . o r g

Flicks Among the Flowers | page 8 ARC Stories at The Gardens | page 6

Butterfly Awareness Day |

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There is always something blooming at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Plan your next visit soon! Visit & check out what’s new at The Gardens.

On The Cover

On average, more than 100 individuals participate in each Pure Barre class. Every class is held in the Formal Garden and has been offered for free (donations encouraged). The class is part of many classes sponsored by The Gardens Junior Board. Learn more about our classes at

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens 2016 B oard


D irectors

Brian Barr �������������������������������������������������������Chair Beverley Hoyt���� Chair Elect & Operations Chair Hanson Slaughter����������������� Immediate Past Chair Wally Evans����������������������������������������������Treasurer Paul Jones ������������������������������������������������ Secretary John Miller������������������������������Development Chair John Smith T��������������������������������Education Chair Charles Goodrich����������������������Governance Chair J. Turner Inscoe������ Government Relations Chair


At Large: Cathy Adams Craig Beatty Chris Boles Emily Bowron Norm Davis Houston Gillespy Chris Hastings John Hudson John Hurst Bill Ireland Elizabeth Jernigan Carl Jones Natalie Kelly Peyton King Katie Baker Lasker Lee McLemore Randall Woodfin

Flowering Shrubs

Laura McCraney, Junior Board Chair

May Azaleas Ferns

Irises Oak-leaf Hydrangeas Perennials Rhododendrons

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.

Roses (peak) Summer Annuals Wildflowers

June Crape Myrtles Daylilies (peak) Ferns Herbs Hostas Hydrangeas Perennials Roses Southern Magnolias Summer Annuals Tropicals Vegetables

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M ain������������������������������������������������������� 205.414.3950 Fred Spicer���������������������������������������������Chief Executive Officer Stephanie Banks��������������������������������������Chief Financial Officer Heather Bell�������������������������������������Special Events Coordinator Dawn Coleman�������������������������� Education Activities Specialist Elizabeth Drewry�������������������������������������������������������������Librarian Blake Ells����������������������������������� Public Relations Coordinator Ellen Hardy��������������������������� Education Program Coordinator Penney Hartline������������������������� Vice President of Development Henry Hughes �������������������������������� Vice President of Education Jason Kirby ������������������������������������Library Assistant & Archivist Andrew B. Krebbs���������� Director of Marketing & Membership Hope Long��������������������������������������Director of Library Services John Manion���������������������������Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator Pam McLeod����������������������������������Donor Services Coordinator Brooke McMinn������������� Plant Adventures Program Specialist Drew Rickel�����������������������������������������Donor Relations Officer 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 B. Krebbs, director of marketing & membership 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, AL 35223 205.414.3959 or Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens practices a policy of equal opportunity & equal access to services for all persons regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, orientation or sex. Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a facility of Birmingham Park & Recreation Board. The deadline for the July/August issue is May 15.

Please make sure to mark your calendars for our summer movie series, Flicks Among the Flowers, beginning later this month. We’ll screen two modern classics (meaning: from the 80s!) and finish off with something new, but from “long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” Read on for details. We had a wonderful April and saw almost over 7,500 of our supporters at the Spring Plant Sale. Thanks to all the shoppers who came out, the volunteers that helped out (most were shoppers, too) and to the folks at Brookwood Village for providing us with the space and the great location. I’m always inspired by this event – 100,000 plants going out to make Birmingham, and a few other locales as well, greener places. Over 1,300 people came to Earth Day at The Gardens, too, and enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about our programs and partners, some who work with us year-round. As we say farewell to another spring and move into another summer, don’t forget to provide extra water to new plant-outs, even the ones you planted last fall, when high heat and dry days start piling up. But make sure to feel the soil a few inches down. Most plants like to dry out between waterings. You might see a wilting plant, but that can be a symptom of overwatering and drought stress, too. Sometimes, our heavy clay soils can hold a surprising amount of moisture. That’s not always a bad thing – just think about all of the different plants that thrive here. Classes for adults continue through the summer and very soon our hugely popular Children’s Summer Camps and Gross-Out Camps will begin. The latter is offered in a partnership with Fresh Air Family, and is now in its 9th year. Even though there are a number of individual camps, they fill up very quickly – I hope there’s room left for the kids in your life! Lastly, more and more is happening on social media platforms (that is not new news), and The Gardens is there! If you’re not following us on Facebook and Twitter, sign on today. And make sure to post your Gardens’ photos to our Instagram account; we might feature you in a future publication.

See you in The Gardens,

Fred Spicer Chief Executive Officer

M e m b e r Day T r ip to

W e l c om e

Dear Friends:

Jasmine Hi l l

May 1 9 , 2 0 1 6 $ 6 0 p e r p e r so n 8 - 5 p. m . Members - it is time for our annual day trip, especially for you! This year members will head to Wetumpka to tour Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum. “Alabama’s little corner of Greece,” which features twenty acres of flora and classical sculptures is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Jim Inscoe. After touring Jasmine Hill and enjoying a catered box lunch, members will travel to Petals From The Past, in Jemison, to view their display gardens filled with antique roses, heirloom shrubs and hard-to-find perennials. Of course, there will also be time to shop! This trip is open to all members of The Gardens. Each member is allowed to bring one non-member. Your fee includes roundtrip transportation and lunch. All attendees must ride the bus and get on the bus at The Gardens. No one is allowed to follow separately in their own car. Please call 205.414.3950 if you prefer to register over the phone. Register online at



The Gardens welcomes new Special Events Coordinator Heather Bell Heather Bell has joined the team at Birmingham Botanical Gardens as the Special Events Coordinator, bringing with her over 15 years of experience working in the nonprofit community. Prior to joining Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Heather worked at The Wilds (Cumberland, Ohio) as the Operations Coordinator where she had an operational and philanthropic role. While at The Wilds, Heather was responsible for special events, overseeing the luxury overnight accommodations and staff of Nomad Ridge & The Lodge at The Wilds, and acting as media liaison. Most recently, Heather worked for the Alabama Kidney Foundation (Birmingham, Alabama) as part of the development and communications team, forwarding kidney disease awareness through giving campaigns, publications and social media. Heather is a graduate of Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) with a Bachelor’s in Geography & Environmental Science and minor in Latin American Studies. Heather is involved in the Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve’s Young Professionals Board, and is its acting Secretary. In her free time, Heather enjoys spending time with her fiancé exploring the outdoors, gardening and traveling. You can contact Heather at or 205.414.3965. If you are interested in renting the facility please contact Alicia Andrews at 205.414.3908.

Birmingham Fern Society Lecture Birmingham Rose Show May 6-8

Alabama Bonsai Society Show May 13-15

Dr. W. Carl Taylor May 18 • 4 p.m.

Admission is free. Events held at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Visit for more information.



Good Things Growing… In The Gardens Fred Spicer, chief executive officer

Most gardeners consider flowers as important elements in almost any garden, even though, for most plants that are not annuals, flowers are about the most fleeting of ornamental attributes. Once they’re pollinated, they get right on with making fruits and seeds. What is more valuable is a plant with a tidy growth habit and excellent foliage through most months of the year to complement its blooms. Throw in a second wave of flowering and make it a eco-friendly southeastern US native and you have the subject of this month’s column: Stokes’ aster, Stokesia laevis (pronounce it: stokes-e-uh). Stokes’ aster grows to about 15” tall and wide, in tight clumps of dark green, 8” long, oblong leaves; a bonus: some are held in an overwintering evergreen rosette. Starting in mid- to late May and often lasting through mid-June, blue-purple flowers are borne on numerous slender stalks that rise several inches above the foliage; the flower buds look like tiny white balls for a time. The leafy structures (bracts) that surround the flowers look spiny to the touch, but they are soft. [top right] Often described as looking like cornflowers or Scabiosa (no help unless you know what those plants look like) the flowers are 3-4” wide, flat-topped and extremely frilly. Like all members of the aster family, Stokes’ aster has ray flowers at the perimeter and disc flowers in the center. Cultivars are available in clearer shades of blue and deeper purple, too, as well as white and yellow (cream). In our area, however, these tend to flop mightily, and ‘Peachie’s Pick’ (more blue than purple) is the local favorite for being stiffly upright and flop-less.

Deadheading brings out another (much lighter) production of flowers, about mid-September or earlier. [bottom left] If you’re not a native plant enthusiast, then just think of this herbaceous perennial as being as refined a garden plant as there is, but with a goodly amount of tenacity and excellent heat tolerance. It’s a plant that is as easily at home in a woodland garden of dappled shade [bottom right] as it is in a more structured border or dense mass (preferably where it receives at least some shade in the afternoon). Like many plants adapted to woodland edges and clearings, bright light is essential, but blazing sun is troublesome. Heavy soil is as well, so good drainage is important, especially in winter, when this plant is easily killed by rot if too damp. This may seem odd for a plant found naturally in moist places, but many sites that are moist have well-drained soils, too; it’s not an oxymoron! Still, Stokes’ aster is much more drought tolerant than given credit. Enjoy!


V o lu n t e e r S p ot l i g h t

​​Volunteer Spotlight Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School

Brooke McMinn, plant adventures program specialist

The education staff at The Gardens h ​ as been happy to welcome three student​volunteers​from the Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School work study program for the spring semester. Katie Stahlhut ​has​ return​ed​for her ​fourth and final semester of work study with The Gardens​before graduation. In February, Katie placed third at the Alabama Junior Academy of Science paper reading and Gorgas scholarship competition ​with her findings from an experiment she conducted in her summer inter​n​ship at The Gardens​. T​his fall Katie will be studying biology at the University of Central Florida’s Burnett Honors College on a National Merit Scholarship.​​ Chaney Hicks ​has ​join​ed​us for her second semester and Roshell Rosaes for her first semester. ​Both Chaney and Roshell are in their junior year and we look forward to their return in the fall of their senior year. ​All three students bring ​an ​​impressive e​ nthusiasm ​to learn ​and a keen interest in science​to their work.​​ This semester the students are working with Plant Adventures Program Specialist​, ​Brooke McMinn​,​on several projects throughout The Gardens. ​Most notably, the students are working with Brooke and Kaul Wildflower Curator,​​ John Manion​,​on an Alabama Plant Conservation Alliance program to monitor and conserve the endangered species Asplenium tutwilerae. ​Also known as Tutwiler’s spleenwort,​​​​A. tutwilerae ​is a tiny fern that, as one of the rarest plants in the world, is one of Alabama’s greatest endemic treasures. The students are learning about these unassuming yet dynamic plants​ by ​studying their propagation​ ​​ and c​ ultivation​. Along with library staff, the students are helping to maintaining a small but thriving population of ferns in two terrariums housed in The Gardens’ library [top]. They are also working on sterile propagation of the fern’s spores in our micro-propagation lab [bottom]. ​ At The Gardens we know that students​best​learn science by actively engaging in the practices of science​. ​These​students aren’t just working with scientists, they’re working as scientists,​ designing and conducting experiments to help determine the best growing conditions for the finicky fern​s. They’re practicing t​ he principles of laboratory safety and the language of scientific writing. They’re asking original questions, ​conducting investigations​,​​collecting data and s​haring ideas with peer​s. As our volunteer scientists, Katie, Chaney and Roshell are gaining experience for themselves and knowledge for us all!​

To learn more about this program contact Brooke McMinn at or 205.414.3914.



C l a ss e s events

classes classes


To register or to read class descriptions visit or call 205.414.3950.


Instructor: Hank Siegel Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Every 3rd Sunday | 2-4 p.m. Free, $5 donation suggested Ages 12 and up

Yoga with Lindsey Every Wednesday | 11:30 a.m. only 1st, 3rd, and 4th Thursday | 8:30 & 11:30 a.m. 2nd Thursday | 8:30 a.m. only Members $5 | Non-members $7 Flora Photography Instructor: Hank Siegel Saturday, May 7 | 9-noon Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Members $60 | Non-Members $75 Gardening Made Easy Instructor: Brooke McMinn Tuesday, May 10 | 2-3 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Members $10|Non-members $15 Lunch & Learn: That WOW Factor Speaker: Pete Northcott - LAH Real Estate Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Free ARC Stories and The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens present Roots: Stories about the Nature of the South Friday May 13 | 6:30 pm Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Formal Garden General Admission $10 Look for additional classes on the next few pages.

Save t he Date


Spencer Lecture May 3 Birmingham Rose Show May 6-8 Alabama Bonsai Society Show May 13-15 Flicks Among the Flowers May 18, June 15 & July 20 Birmingham Fern Society Lecture May 18 Member Day Trip May 19

Visit for more information.

Library Hours of Operation Monday - Friday | 9 - 4 p.m. Saturday | 10 - 4 p.m. Sunday | 2 - 5 p.m. 205.414.3920

use your library card here.

Hours of Operation Birmingham Botanical Gardens is open daily from dawn to dusk every day of the year.

Check out our new pedestrian entrance on Cahaba Road. Admission: Admission and parking are FREE.


BOTANICAL GARDENS • 205.414.3950

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additional adult & family classes To register or to read class descriptions visit or call 205.414.3950.

Family Yoga in The Gardens (II) For ages 3 and up Instructor: Annie Damsky Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, May 14 | 9-10 a.m. $15 drop-in (child+1 adult) $5 for an additional family member (per class) photography: Seasonal Series Instructor: Hank Siegel Saturday, May 14, 2016 | 9-1 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Members $65 | Non-Members $75

◄ June 7: Driving over Lemons by Chris Stewart July 12: ► The Beekeepers Ball by Susan Wiggs Join us in The Library at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month to discuss a fun book pertaining to gardening, plants or the environment. Contact Director of Library Services Hope Long at 205.414.3931 or for more information or to get involved.

Sip’n Sewcialize with Kim and Elle All participants must be at least 21 years age. Instructors: Elle Russell & Kimberly McMillian Sunday, May 15 | 1-5 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Members $40|Non-members $50 FOOD is MEDICINE: The ABC’s of Vitamins and Minerals for health and longevity All participants must be at least 21 years age. Instructor: Antonia Viteri, Wellness Educator and Consumer Advocate Saturday, May 21 | 10-2 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $40 Members | $45 Non-members Introduction to Flower Arranging Instructor: Zhaleh McCullers Sunday, May 22 | 2-4 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Members $20 | Non-members $25 Lunch & Learn: Fronds with Benefits Speaker: Dan Spaulding Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Free The Art and Science of Tea Blending Ages 18 and up Instructor: Cameron Strouss Saturday, May 28 | noon-3 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Members $30 | Non-members $35 photography: Water Features of the Gardens Instructor: Hank Siegel Saturday, June 4 | 9-noon Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $65 members | $75 non-members


Thyme to Read

Floral design: Line, Face & Filler Instructor: Peggy Conway Fortier Classes Start Tuesday, June 7 | 9-noon Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens General Admission $200

Spencer Lect ure presents

Dr. William Welch “Re-Designing the Landscape - Some Rosy Ideas.” Tuesday, May 3 | 6:30 p.m. Free Admission • Limited Seating For details and to reserve your seat visit

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! Each camp is limited to 20 children except preschool camps, which are limited to 15 children. Teachers are certified or otherwise qualified. For more information, contact Education Program Coordinator Ellen Hardy at 205.414.3953 or

Register online at summercamps or 205.414.3950. The Secret Life of Bugs Instructor: Lisa Dolensky June 6-10 | 9-1 p.m. $160 Members*| $200 Non-Members Ages 4-5

Young Artists in The Gardens Instructor: Donna Long July 11-15 | 9-1 p.m. $160 Members*| $200 Non-Members For children entering grades 3-6

Growing through Yoga Instructor: Annie Damsky June 6-10 | 9-1 p.m. $160 Members*| $200 Non-Members For children entering grades 5K-4

Dig it! Dinosaurs Rock! Instructor: Lisa Dolensky July 18-22 | 9-1 p.m. $160 Members*| $200 Non-Members For children ages 4-5 years

Junior Master Gardener Instructor: Julie Danley June 20-24 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $280 Members* | $350 Non-Members For children ages 8-12 years

Growing through Yoga Instructor: Annie Damsky July 18-22 | 9-1 p.m. $160 Members*| $200 Non-Members For children entering grades 5K-4

Microworlds in The Gardens: Creepy Crawlers & Insects Instructor: Sharon Pollard July 5-8 | 9-1 p.m. $128 Members* | $160 Non-Members For children entering grades 5K-2

Get Growing: The Tiny Seed Instructor: Sheryl Lee July 25-29 | 9-1 p.m. $160 Members*| $200 Non-Members For children ages 4-5 years

Young Artists in The Gardens Instructor: Shellye Lucas July 11-15 | 9-1 p.m. $160 Members*| $200 Non-Members For children entering grades 5K-2

Gardening in Wonderland: Designing & Modeling Instructor: Mildred Henderson July 25-29 | 9-1 p.m. $160 Members*| $200 Non-Members

For children entering grades 3-6

Butterfly Education & Awareness Day

JUne 12 1-4 p.m.

Free Admission

Certificate in Native Plant Studies Classes, Field Trips & Volunteer Opportunities Registration & further information about the program, including course descriptions & certificate requirements, can be found at or call 205.414.3950. All classes held at Birmingham Botanical Gardens unless otherwise noted.

All are welcome to register for any of the classes.

Introduction to Botany the Science of Plants (core) Instructor: Tom Diggs, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Plant Biology, University of North Georgia, Gainesville Saturday, May 7 | 8:30-4:30 p.m. Members $80 | Non-Members $90 The Beauty of the Black Belt! (new overnight field trip) Prairies, Perry Lakes Park, Barton’s Beach & Spencer Farm Trip Leaders: Brian Keener, Ph.D., University of West Alabama, John Manion, Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, & Greg Harber, Chair, Audubon Teaches Nature Location: Sumter, Dallas & Marengo Counties, AL Friday & Saturday, May 27 & 28 Members $210 | Non-Members $230

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Children’s Summer Camps

The Coosa Valley Prairies (field trip) A Hotspot for Biodiversity! Trip Leaders: Malcolm Hodges, Director of Stewardship, The Nature Conservancy in Georgia, John Manion, Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator, Birmingham Botanical Gardens Location: Floyd County, GA Saturday, June 4 | full day Members $80 | Non-Members $90 From Ferns to Flowers to Fossils - The Ancient Forests of Alabama (elective) Instructor: Brian Axsmith, Ph.D., Dept. of Biology, University of South Alabama Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, June 18 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. Members $40 | Non-Members $45 A Close Look at Oaks and Hickories: Ubiquitous Trees of the Southeast (elective) Instructor: Ron Lance, Biologist & Land Manager, North American Land Trust Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, June 25, 2016 | 8:30-12:30 p.m. Members $40 | Non-Members $45


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The May 18 Movie is sponsored by

May13 18• June Formal24 Garden in front 15 of Conservatory May • July Back to the Future FREE ADMISSION Visit for this year’s movies! 8 p.m. • gates open at 6 p.m.

June 15

Dirty Dancing

cash bar • concessions

New to 2016: Member Preferred Seating

8 p.m. July 20

Stargates Wars:open The Force at 6 Awakens p.m.

cash bar • concessions

Formal Garden in front of Conservatory

B I R M I N G H A M B OTA N I C A L G A R D E N S presents



Don’t forget your blanket.

sorry, no pets allowed or BOTANICAL Goutside ARDENS alcoholic beverages.

Make it a date night BAG 2016 or bring a THE groupBROWN of friends!


sorry, no pets allowed or outside alcoholic beverages.

Bring your lunch to Birmingham Botanical Gardens and join us for FREE informational seminars. 11:30-12:30 p.m., no reservations required. Drinks and dessert provided.

MAY 11


That WOW Factor

Hear from a realtor the tips and tricks on how to make your house have that WOW factor. MAY 25

Fronds with Benefits




In both sun and shade ferns are functional, cost efficient and environmentally friendly.

inspiring science education at Birmingham Botanical Gardens




Better Veggies

Learn how to grow and use natives in flower arranging.


Aquatic Gardens

From soil to harvest, learn how to grow wholesome food.

Learn about the plants, maintenance and care for ponds - large or small

OCTOBER 12 Ask the Experts

Yard Art

Discover fun alternatives to plants in your landscape while still adding charm, color, and interest.


October 6-9, 2016

Learn strategies on how to prevent certain wildlife from ruining your yard or garden.




Native Flower Arranging

How Succulent

No time? No water? No problem! Sedums and other succulents thrive in the native dry garden with very little care.



Oh Deer...

SEPTEMBER 14 All about Bulbs

Bring your garden related questions and ask the panel. Trees, turf, vegetables, soil, pests, and disease - our experts have the answers!


They’re So Wicked

Easy care and low maintenance? Yes, and they bring added color and texture all year long!

Transplanting and Care

Discover the tried and true techniques of planting, propagating, or moving established plants in your yard.

OCTOBER 26 Discover what plants are harmful or toxic, how to control them and the folklore associated with them!

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may •

FRUITS AND NUTS – Continue spray program. Keep grass from around trees and strawberries. Peaches and apples can still be budded.

june •

FRUITS AND NUTS – Layer grapes and continue spray programs. Thin apples and peaches if too thick.

SHRUBS – Lace bugs may be a problem on azaleas, pyracanthas, dogwoods, cherry laurels, and other shrubs. Water as needed. Fertilize now. Keep long shoots from developing by pinching out tips. Good time to take cuttings from semi-mature wood for rooting.

SHRUBS – Newly planted shrubs need extra care now and in coming weeks. Don’t spray with oil emulsions when temperature is above 85 °F. LAWNS – Now is the best time to start lawns from seed. Water new lawns as needed to prevent drying. Keep established lawns actively growing by watering fertilizing and mowing. Spray weeds in lawns with proper herbicide. ROSES – Spray or dust for insects and diseases. Fertilize monthly with complete fertilizer or rose special. Container-grown plants in flower may be planted. Prune climbing roses after the first big flush offlowering.

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.

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 – If scale insects continue on shrubs, use materials other than oils. Set houseplants on porch or outdoors in shade and pay close attention to the need for water. If desired, air layer houseplants.

MISCELLANEOUS – Mulch new shrub plantings if not already done. Avoid drying out new shrub, tree and lawn plantings.

VEGETABLE SEED – Plant beans, field peas, pumpkins, squash, corn, cantaloupes and watermelons.

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 potato vine cuttings.

VEGETABLE PLANTS – Plant tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and sweet potatoes.

Art Gallery at The Gardens



May/June Gallery 1

Lois Mash & Jane Ross ‘Follow the Light’ Artist Reception May 6, 5:30-7:30 pm Gallery 2

Judy Bobula ‘Garden Music’ For more information, contact Hope Long, director of library at or 205.414.3931.

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For more information, see or call the Plant Hotline at 800.644.4458.


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

Advisor Level

The Forman Foundation Mr. & Mrs. William R. Ireland, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Carl E. Jones, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. D. Paul Jones, Jr.

Benefactor Level

Ms. Elna R. Brendel Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. T. Michael Goodrich Mr. & Mrs. Wilmer S. Poynor, III Mr. & Mrs. Murray W. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. South, III Southern Progress Corporation Mr. & Mrs. Rick Stukes Mr. & Mrs. John A. Williamson, Jr. Anonymous

As of February 29, 2016

grantors grantors

As of December 31, 2015

Thank you to the Individuals, Foundations, Companies & Cities who awarded us grants in 2015 Birmingham Kiwanis Foundation Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Alabama/The Caring Foundation Brooke Family Foundation City of Birmingham City of Mountain Brook City of Vestavia Hills The Comer Foundation Dunn-French Foundation Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. The Goodrich Foundation Hill Crest Foundation, Inc. The Hugh Kaul Foundation Independent Presbyterian Church Foundation The James Milton & Sallie R. Johnson Foundation Jemison Investment Company Inc.

Mrs. Sarah R. Johnston Joseph S. Bruno Charitable Foundation Junior League of Birmingham Kinder Morgan Foundation The Little Garden Club Lorol Roden Bowron Foundation Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation Nancy & John Poynor Protective Life Corporation & Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Ltd. Redmont Neighborhood Association Regions Financial Corporation Shades Valley Rotary Club Vulcan Materials Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation Anonymous

Patron Level Mr. & Mrs. Brian Barr Mrs. Camille H. Butrus C. Eugene Ireland Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Daniel B. Coleman C.S. Beatty Construction, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Bob de Buys Dunn-French Foundation Mrs. Trudy R. Evans Wally & Janie Evans Mr. & Mrs. Christopher T. Fennell Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Fletcher Mr. & Mrs. J.S.M. French Mr. & Mrs. Houston Gillespy

Mr. & Mrs. Jay Grinney Mr. & Mrs. Guy K. Mitchell, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. Dr. James L. Newsome Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Northen, III Mrs. Anne L. Pearce Mr. & Mrs. Henry B. Ray, Jr. Rucker & Margaret Agee Fund Mr. & Mrs. William J. Rushton, III Mrs. Lucille R. Thompson

As of February 29, 2016


Mr. & Mrs. Edgar G. Aldridge Mr. & Mrs. Michael Balliet Ms. Camille A. Becker Mrs. Lucille S. Beeson * Peggy Bonfield & Orrin Ford D. Joseph & Ida C. Burns * Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Suzanne G. Clisby Mrs. Martha Stone Cobb Daniel * The Daniel Foundation of Alabama Aubrey* & Elizabeth Drewry The Dunn-French Family Dr. John D. Elmore* Mrs. Claire H. Fairley* Mr. F. Lewter Ferrell, Jr. * Dr.* & Mrs. Charles P. Grant

Mr. R.R. Herbst * Mrs. Jimmie Hess * Mr. J. Ernest Hill & Mrs. Ora Lee Hill * Mrs. Jane Hinds Fay B. Ireland Mr. George L. Jenkins Hugh & Bobbe Kaul * Ms. Pamela Kaul * Mr. Jason C. Kirby & Mr. Benjamin J. Faucher Andrew Krebbs Fran Lawlor Dr. Bodil Lindin-Lamon* 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 * Deborah & John Sellers Mr .& Mrs. William M. Spencer, III * Mr. Frederick R. Spicer, Jr. Mr. Douglas Arant Stockham Janet & Jarry Taylor Dr. Wendell H. Taylor, Sr. * Mrs. Barbara D. Thorne * Dr. & Mrs. Jack W. Trigg, Jr. Mrs. Carolyn D. Tynes * Mrs. Ann H. “Nancy” Warren * Mrs. Robert Wells Anonymous *Deceased

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Mom “Gamma� Mrs. Kathryn Jones

Marion Fintel The Keith & Patricia Robinson Fund

Thomas G. Amason Mr. & Mrs. A. Philip Cook, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Douglas Ferguson, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Frank E. Lindstrom, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. D. Bruce MacClary Mr. & Mrs. Robert Moorer Mr. & Mrs. William C. Patterson

Lida I. Hill Wildflower Garden Club

Jason C. Kirby Birmingham Fern Society Forest Park Garden Club Le Jardin Redmont Study Club

Henry F. Hughes Ms. Elizabeth Hunter

James C. Lasker Mr. & Mrs. Allen Baker

Anna B. James Vulcan Materials Company

Mike Rushing Mr. Bill Bennett Mrs. Heide Forsythe Ms. Mary Nancy Moore

Dick Echols The Keith & Patricia Robinson Fund

Gifts to The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Marcus Grace Birmingham Navigators Virginia Mae Hagan Hardin Alabama Cooperative Extension System Staff

Alexander W. Newton Oak Street Garden Shop Employees Kathryn Taylor Hamilton Billy Angell Virginia Ruth Scoggins Virga Michael Virga

Ms. Joan Shores Sally Smith Ms. Karen McCaffery Frederick R. Spicer, Jr. Birmingham Fern Society Taylor Steele Gardens of Inverness Garden Club

Jason C. Kirby Birmingham Fern Society Forest Park Garden Club Le Jardin Garden Club Redmont Study Club Crape Myrtle Garden Club

Central Alabama Hosta Society Mae Moss Trussville Public Library Barbara Lampkin Larry Barkey

Hollywood Garden Club In appreciation of the many people that supported our

May 2105 Historic Hollywood Home Tour, our biennial fund raiser

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Phase I Conservatory Improvements Leading Lights Campaign Donors

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Platinum Level

City of Birmingham Brooke Family Foundation The Daniel Foundation of Alabama Bill & Lyndra Daniel

Gold Level

Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Lorol Roden Bowron Rediker Rucker Foundation

Bronze Level

Anonymous (2) The Lucille S. Beeson Charitable Trust Butrus Family Advised Fund Holly Oak Garden Club Valley Off-Shoots Garden Club

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Mr. & Mrs. Larry Argo AT&T Employee Giving Campaign Mr. & Mrs. Frank M. Bainbridge, Jr. Better Hire BHK Securities, LLC Birmingham Botanical Society Fund Mr. & Mrs. David Brown Dr. & Mrs. M. Claggett Collins, M.D. The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Mr. & Mrs. Claud N. Cooper Mr. Keith Cromwell Mr. & Mrs. Bob David Mr. & Mrs. James D. Davis Mr. & Mrs. Bob de Buys Diamond Tours, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Stanley M. Erdreich, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William Fowler

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Mrs. Terese Goodson Jemison Investment Company Advised Fund of CFGB Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Johanson, III Mr. & Mrs. J. Brooke Johnston, Jr. JustGive L. Paul Kassouf & Company PC Le Jardin Leaf & Petal Ms. Janet Lyman & Mr. Hank Siegel Dr. John A. Maloof, Jr. Mr. Virgil A. Mathews Ms. Karen McCaffery Mr. Daniel McHan Mr. & Mrs. Mark Murphy Mr. & Mrs. Mike Murphy John Nevins Mr. & Ms. Andrew J. Noble, III

Dr. & Mrs. Albert Oberman Ms. Margaret Parker Mrs. Thomas M. Pearce Mr. William B. Philips, Jr. Red Mountain Garden Club Ms. Jane Ross Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Snyder Southern Progress Corporation Ms. Mary Stockard Mrs. Heather Stuckey Mr. & Mrs. Temple W. Tutwiler, III The Village Club Mrs. Diana Waters Wellington Park Garden Club Dr. & Mrs. Robert Wendorf

Fresh Air Family: Gross Out Camps $200 members (The Gardens, FAF), $225 non-members Hours: 9-5 p.m. Before and after care $25.

IF IT’S GROSS WE’VE GOT IT! Join expert naturalists as we explore the best of the worst earth has to offer. All in a safe atmosphere. We will see reptiles, macroinvertebrates, bugs, stinky plants and more. Activities include hikes, creek stomping, crafts, journaling, and live animal demonstrations with birds and snakes! To register, please go to

Session 1: May 30 - June 3 • Session 2: June 6 - 10 • Session 3: June 13 - 17 Session 4: June 27 - July 1 • Session 5: July 5 - 8 (Short Session- $195) Session 6: July 11 – 15

Gifts received between

1. 1. 16- 2. 29. 16 Job Argo Mr. & Mrs. Larry Argo Juliet G. Calvin Tremont Garden Club Sterling Edwards Mr. & Mrs. Claud N. Cooper Marcus Grace Mr. & Mrs. Matt Elliott Kathryn T. Hamilton Oak Street Garden Shop


Virginia M. Hardin Alabama Cooperative Extension System Staff

memorials memorials

Margaret Holder Mr. & Mrs. William Fowler Dr. & Mrs. Albert Oberman

Mr. William B. Philips, Jr. Mr. Fred R. Spicer & Ms. Kim McBride Mr. & Mrs. Temple W. Tutwiler, III

Harriet D. Maloof Dr. John A. Maloof, Jr.

Alex Newton Oak Street Garden Shop

Peggy M. Morgan Mr. & Mrs. Frank M. Bainbridge, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. David Brown Mr. Keith Cromwell Mr. & Mrs. Bob David Mr. & Mrs. James D. Davis Mr. & Mrs. Stanley M. Erdreich, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. J. Brooke Johnston, Jr. L. Paul Kassouf & Company PC Mr. & Mrs. Mark Murphy Mr. & Mrs. Mike Murphy

Mary Ann Pass Mr. Andrew Philipsborn & Ms. Jane Bilger Alan Perlis Mrs. Catherine C. Long Ed Still Mr. George L. Jenkins

Fred Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Fritz Woehle, Jr. Nezalee & M. Thomas Mr. James Bennett

Abbott Williams Mr. & Mrs. Fritz Woehle, Jr.

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President’s Circle $1,000 Mr. and Mrs. Edgar G. Aldridge Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Elliott Ms. Jo Hofmann Ms. Lori Oswald and Mr. Hans Paul

Ambassador $500-999

Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Cobb Steve and Mary Phillips Mr. Andrew Robison and Dr. Lindsey Robison Mr. and Mrs. Allen D. Rushton

Oak $250-499

Mr. and Mrs. James A. Abele, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Edward Bromberg Ms. Pat Cosgrove Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Curtin, Sr. Dr. Anne M. Cusic and Dr. Bruce Cusic Dr. and Mrs. James A. Davis, III Mr. Richard Dorman Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Manley Mr. and Mrs. John F. Markus Mr. and Mrs. Albert S. Naughton Mrs. Rebecca Prescott Mrs. James K.V. Ratliff Ms. Renee Saul Mrs. Elizabeth Slive Mr. and Mrs. Spencer South Mr. and Mrs. Donald B. Sweeney, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Jack W. Trigg, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Russell H. Vandevelde, III Mrs. W. W. Winfree, Jr.

Magnolia $125-249

Ms. Diane P. Alessio and Mr. Otello A. Alessio Mr. and Mrs. Keith O. Allen Mr. and Mrs. David Bagley Mrs. Barbara Ann Beckett-Gaines Ms. Robin Bienvenu Shannon and William Blount Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Boulware, III Mr. and Mrs. Joe H. Brady, Jr. Mrs. Bertice Brown Dr. and Mrs. Charles E. Bugg Mr. and Mrs. John E. Butcher Mrs. Ragan Cain Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Canterbury, Jr. Ms. Nan Carter Mrs. Mayte M. Coghlan Ms. Paula C. Cosper Mrs. Julie Cundiff Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Cybulsky Mr. and Mrs. Mark Davis Mr. and Mrs. Ogden S. Deaton Mr. and Mrs. Russell Douglas Ms. Peggy Dunlap Mike and Carolyn Edwards Ms. Diane Eggert Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fitts Ms. Robin George and Mr. Earl A. George Mrs. Linda Grissom Ms. Margaret W. Grubb Dr. Leta Herring Mr. and Mrs. William Holden Ms. Sarah B. Horn Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Ingram Dr. and Mrs. David Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jacobs Mrs. Elizabeth W. Jones Ms. Elaine Kassouf Dr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Lamkin Ms. Ethelwyn Langston Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lemons Wayne and Jane Lewis Ms. Eileen Lewis Mrs. David H. Marbury III

Mrs. Mary Marcoux Ms. Carol A. McCoy Mrs. Margaret H. McGowan Ms. Emily W. McGowin Mr. and Mrs. Donald Y. Menendez Mr. and Mrs. David Middlebrooks Ms. Pam Moore Mr. and Mrs. Dale Onstine Dr. and Mrs. Glenn E. Peters Mrs. Carolyn B. Reed Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Atkinson Roberts Dr. and Mrs. George F. Scofield Mrs. Laurl P. Self Dr. and Mrs. Gene Siegal Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Steele Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tate Mr. and Mrs. Jim Thompson Mr. W.J. Tutwiler, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. James C. Walker, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Charles L. Watkins Ms. Margery J. Wirth

Hydrangea $60-124 Ms. Patricia Ackert-Bryant Mr. and Mrs. Blake P. Alexander Ms. Janice Allen Mr. and Mrs. Bill Askew Mrs. Katherine Avant Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bailey Dr. and Mrs. William C. Bailey Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Baker Mr. and Mrs. Larry Barkey Dr. and Mrs. Robert B. Bashinsky Ms. Courtney Baxley Mr. and Mrs. Victor Bey Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Bodenhamer Ms. Nancy C. Booth Ms. Tatiana Brecht Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Bromberg Ms. Katherine Brown Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Burks Mrs. Margaret Burnham Mr. and Mrs. Borden H. Burr II Mrs. Margaret Caley Mr. and Mrs. Mike Calhoun Mr. and Mrs. John Callaway Dr. and Mrs. Harold Cannon Natalie and Scott Canterbury Mr. and Mrs. William Canterbury Mr. and Mrs. Roger Carlisle Mrs. Jan Carper Ms. Racile Casey Dr. and Ms. Robert B. Chadband Mr. and Mrs. Russell W. Chambliss Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Chitwood Mr. and Mrs. David M. Clark Ms. Suzanne G. Clisby Mr. and Mrs. John Collins Dr. and Mrs. Edward V. Colvin Dr. and Mrs. William Constenbader Mr. and Mrs. A. Philip Cook, Jr. Mr. Kevin Cornman Ms. Miriam Cowan Dr. and Mrs. James Cullinan Mrs. Jane Cusick Dr. and Mrs. Charles Dasher Ms. Kate DeGaris Mr. and Mrs. Armand Dekeyser Mr. and Mrs. Guerry M. Denson Ms. Molleen Desai Mrs. Mary I. Dillon Mrs. Lori Dorsky Ms. Ann Dunbar Mr. and Mrs. George B. Elliott, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Bonner Engelhardt Mr. and Mrs. Stanley M. Erdreich, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Farish Mr. and Mrs. Marzette Fisher Dr. and Mrs. Keith Fleisher Dr. Shannon Flynt Mr. and Mrs. William L. Forbes Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Foster Mr. and Mrs. William Fowler Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Germann

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Mrs. Anna Cox Mr. and Mrs. Erskine Ramsay, II Ms. Mary Lynda Crockett Mr. and Mrs. John Randolph Mrs. William N. Culp, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Rawls Mr. and Mrs. Scott Gewant Ms. Margaret Davis Mrs. Liz Read Mr. and Mrs. J. Sharp Gillespy, IV Mr. and Mrs. J. Frank Day, III Ms. Ruth Reichwein Mrs. Linda Goode Mrs. Joseph M. Donald, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Courtenay Renneker Mrs. Samuel E. Gray Felicia D. Roberts DuBose Mrs. Blair M. Reynolds The Honorable and Mrs. Arthur Green Ms. Joanne Englebert Ms. Debbie Roberts Ms. Jan C. Greer Mrs. Bernadine R. Faulkner Ms. Mary Roebuck Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Griggs Ms. Rita Freeman Mr. and Mrs. Ludolf H. Roell Mrs. Stephanie Gurley Ms. Ann E. George Ms. Kit Samford Ms. Susan Hagen Mrs. Michael Gilliam Mrs. Sara Schilleci Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hall Dr. and Mrs. Ward Haarbauer Mr. Thames Schoenvogel Mr. and Mrs. Allen Hammack Mrs. Patricia Hardy Ms. Frances Scott Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher D. Harvey III Mrs. Martha B. Hastings Mrs. Kathleen Scudder Mrs. Paula S. Haynes Ms. Nanaline Holt Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Shelton Mr. and Mrs. James W. Heacock, Jr. Ms. Sandra Holtzclaw Mr. and Mrs. George Sherling Mrs. Lindsay Hendley Dr. Jeanne S. Hutchison Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Sisson Mr. Jacob Hess Ms. Anna Jackson Ms. Leigh Sloss-Corra Mr. Mark Hobson and Dr. Diane Hobson Mr. Tom Jenkins Ms. Donna Slovensky Ms. Maria Hopkins Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Jensen Mrs. Joy D. Smith Mr. and Mrs. J. Terry Humber Gary Johnson Mr. Allen Smith Mrs. Charles W. Ireland Sarah R. Johnston Mr. and Mrs. Dan M. Smith Ms. Becky Jennings Mrs. Barbara B. Lampkin Dr. and Mrs. Richard F. Smith Mr. Richard Jett Dr. Karen Larsen Mrs. Patricia Snow Mr. Joseph H. Johnson, Jr. Ms. Ruth Luketic Mrs. Donna Speegle Ms. Ellen C. Johnson Lorraine Maddox Mr. Alan Stamm Dr. and Mrs. Daniel D. Jones Ms. Cecile L. Mason Miss Anne Lanier Stanfield Mr. and Mrs. J. Terrence Joyce Mrs. Louis G. Mason Mr. and Mrs. Jason D. Stein Ms. Karen Juliano Ms. Ann McAdams Mr. and Mrs. Stephen W. Still Ms. Karen Kelly Ms. Ellen McLaughlin Mr. and Mrs. Bill Stribling Ms. Jeanne Kelly and Ms. Carol Melton Mr. O. David Taunton Mr. Scott Margolies Ms. Margaret R. Monaghan Drs. Benjamin and Beth Taylor Mr. Robert D. Kemp and Ms. Angela Morgan Mr. and Mrs. Brock Tompkins Ms. Celeste Thomas Ms. Joan Norred Mr. and Mrs. Dan G. Trawick Ms. Mary H. Krebs Ms. Cathy Ohagwu Ms. Kathryn Trotter Mr. Jack Krueger Mrs. Frances W. Owens Dr. and Mrs. Scott Tully Mr. and Mrs. Clark Lamb Mr. Edward W. Parish Mr. and Mrs. Norman B. Tynes Mr. and Mrs. Edwin E. Lambert Ms. Anne Parrish Mr. Arthur Tyson Nancy and Lamar Latimer Mrs. Suzanne Peterson Dr. and Mrs. Robert T. Underwood Mr. and Mrs. Cheney Lawler Mrs. Julia G. Pfau Mrs. Shaheen Valliani Ms. Elizabeth Lee Mrs. Judy Pinson Eva & Alexander Vare Ms. Ina B. Leonard Ms. Linda Powers Dr. and Mrs. Will Varnell Mr. and Mrs. Max Link Mrs. Katherine S. Reed Mr. James H. Vinson Mr. and Mrs. James R. Lowery Mr. and Mrs. Norm Remick Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Vitalis Mrs. Beverly M. Lucas Ms. Jean Rhone Judy & Ralph Wackenhut Mrs. Suzanne Lucas Ms. Dolores D. Rogers Ms. Susie Walker Dr. and Mrs. John M. Lyons Ms. Gloria M. Roque Ms. Julie Wall Dr. and Mrs. Michael E. Malone Mrs. Martha A. Ross Mr. and Mrs. Tom Warburton Val Marcoux Dr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Rousso Ms. Diann Weatherly and Ms. Katherine Marshall Mrs. Goodloe Rutland Mr. Phillip Foster Mr. and Mrs. William F. Martin, III Mrs. David N. Ryan Ms. Anne P. Wheeler and Mrs. Catherine Mauldin Mrs. Audrey Sanford Mr. Richard A. Berliner Mrs. Virginia R. May Ms. Joan Shores Ms. Cindy Whitaker Ms. Polly McClure Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Sikes Ms. Margaret White Dr. Kathy McCrimmon Mr. Juan K. Smith Ms. Robyn White and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McGahey Mr. Gage Smith Mr. Stephen J. Yester Dr. and Mrs. Thomas D. McKinnon If we have inadvertently lef Mr. Russell Smith Mr. and Mrs. William E. Wilcox Mr. and Mrs. Hobart A. McWhorter, Jr. you, please accept our apolo Dr. Elaine St John Mrs. Melissa Williams Mr. and Mrs. Burk McWilliams relations officer, at 205.4 Mrs. Betty B. Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Rebecca Williamson Mrs. Jan A. Midgley and Mr. Dean Clark Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Townsend Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Miller Mrs. Sharon Treece Ms. Pamela Winfield Mrs. Nina P. Miranda Ms. Connie Vice Mrs. Rebecca Wingett Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mizzell Mrs. Janie Waits Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Wiygul Mr. and Mrs. Whit J. Montgomery Ms. Cynthia V. Walters Mrs. Sandy Wolf Ms. Leigh Montgomery Ms. Janet K. Waters Mr. and Mrs. James H. Woodson Sherry & Jerry Moore Mr. David Waters Ms. Dorothy C. Wozny Ms. Amy Moore Ms. Shelley Watkins Mr. and Mrs. Leo Wright Ms. Dorothy A. Morgan Ms. Casey M. White Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Zebot Mr. and Mrs. Katie Morrow Ms. Virginia Willard Ms. Jean E. Mosley Mrs. Suzanne B. Wright Mr. and Mrs. Ashok V. Mujumdar $45-59 Jann Young Dr. and Mrs. Charles Murray Ms. Julie Adams Mr. and Mrs. John T. Natter Mrs. Betsy Allison Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Newell Ms Carol L. Alston Dr. and Mrs. Steve Nichols Mrs. Dorothy T. Ashby Mr. Clark Danderson and Ms. Laura Whatley Mr. and Mrs. Dean Nix Ms. Cel Bailey Ms. Julia Dettling Ms. Lana Olson Ms. Carol Ball Mr. and Mrs. Joseph DuMontier Mr. Thomas R. Patchen and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Baynes Ms. Marguerite Gray Mr. John M. Vintson, Jr. Ms. Deborah A. Bennett Mr. and Mrs. Williams Jones III Mrs. Ashley Kaple Mrs. Tonya Payne Ms. Bonnie Black Mr. and Mrs. Lance Owens Mr. and Mrs. Bill Pearson Ms. Kris Blevons Mr. and Mrs. William S. Pritchard IV Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Perry Ms. Tammie Butts Debra Sharpe and Laura Dean Mr. and Mrs. David C. Pigott Mrs. Elissa Capps Ms. Mary White Ms. Emma Antaillia Mr. and Mrs. James M. 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