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N ovember /D ecember 2013

Antiques Transforms The Gardens | pages 2&3

Dirt Dash Fun Run |

Back Cover

Southern Tales Coming December 8 | enhancing life with plants

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Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

There is always something blooming at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

2013 B oard

Plan your next visit soon! Visit and check out what’s new at The Gardens.

November Camellias

Fall Annuals Fall Color Herbs Hollies Japanese Maples Ornamental Grasses Vegetables

December Camellias Herbs Hollies Fall Color Poinsettias Winter Annuals


D irectors

Tricia Noble ��������������������������������������������� President Hanson Slaughter�������������������������� President-Elect Scott Walton���������������������������������������������Treasurer Barbara Burton ���������������������������������������� Secretary Jeanie Sherlock����������������������������� VP Development Brian Barr������������������������ VP Gardens & Buildings Carl Jones����������������������������������Governance Chair Lou Willie��������������������������������������������������� Officer Elizabeth Broughton������������������������������������ Officer

On The Cover Antiques at The Gardens celebrated its eighth year at Birmingham Botanical Gardens in style, kicking off the event with the glamorous, Sterne Agee Gala in The Gardens on October 4. More than 650 guests attended the elegant evening, complete with a tent and live music from the Tip Tops. Antiques at The Gardens featured Tastemakers who are regionally and nationally known architects, interior designers and garden designers. Each designer curated themed areas with goods selected from the best of Birmingham and other sources around the country. The show continued to include dealers from across the United States presenting antiques, furniture, porcelain, fine art, silver, garden accessories and jewelry. The cover photo features the booth of Tastemakers Holley and David Camp, and Helen Harmon. The Artisan Garden welcomed all guests to Antiques at The Gardens. A special thanks to Chair Tricia Holbrook, for her leadership and vision of making Antiques at The Gardens one of Birmingham’s best events. Be sure to check out our photo albums from all of the weekend’s activities at Cover photo courtesy of Wynter Byrd

At Large: Cathy Adams Laurie Allen Mary Boehm Chris Boles Emily Bowron Maggie Brooke Gary Burley Clarke Gillespy Houston Gillespy Charles Goodrich Tricia Holbrook Robert Holmes Beverley Hoyt Margi Ingram Kathryn Porter Mary Williamson Katy Eldridge, Junior Board President

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/CEO Stephanie Banks��������������������������������������������Director of Finance Dawn Coleman�������������������������� Education Activities Specialist Elizabeth Drewry�������������������������������������������������������������Librarian Ellen Hardy��������������������������� Education Program Coordinator Blake Ells����������������������������������� Public Relations Coordinator Jean Frey��������������������������������������������� Director of Development 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 Taylor Steele��������������������������������������������Volunteer Coordinator Rona Walters�����������������������������������������������Membership Assistant The Garden Dirt is the newsletter of Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The Garden Dirt is published six times a year to foster awareness & support events, services, & significant programs of Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. We welcome your comments & address corrections. Please contact: Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Editor, Andrew Krebbs 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, AL 35223 205.414.3959 or Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens practices a policy of equal opportunity & equal access to services for all persons regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, orientation or sex. Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a facility of Birmingham Park & Recreation Board. The deadline for the Nov/Dec issue is November 15.

For those of us – like me – past the mid-century mark, embracing the phrase “50 is the new 30” is both a plea for the vitality of a younger day, and a realization that so-called middle age isn’t as dire a situation as we once thought it would be. In December, we’ll kick off a yearlong celebration of our 50th anniversary with a “golden” twist to our annual events and some one-time happenings that will be announced as they approach. How are The Gardens doing at 50? I think we’re just hitting our stride. Still, it’s not hard to notice that age has not been kind to some parts of our infrastructure, and certain features await renovation and restoration. Part of that is the nature of an institution like ours, and another part of that is raising the funds to fix them. On the heels of our Phase I Conservatory Improvements and new Exhibit Designs, we’ll soon have some good news to share about what’s next. Huge thanks to all of the donors and attendees of Antiques at The Gardens 2013. Special thanks go to chair Tricia Holbrook and her committee for doing a stellar job for the second year running on our largest fundraising event. Key support from Birmingham’s corporate sector was again central to the event’s success. Thanks to presenting sponsor IBERIABANK, gala sponsor SterneAgee and lecture series sponsor Red Diamond for their generosity and loyal support to The Gardens. Thanks to our Fall Plant Sale patrons! Plants and gardeners alike love the cool autumn weather and the still-warm soil. Be sure and water things very well – even plants you installed this past spring and prior fall – as this time of year can be deceivingly dry. It’s hard to believe after the wet year we’ve had, but it doesn’t take long for moisture in the upper layers of soil to evaporate in the warm sun and drying wind. Finally, later this month I’ll quietly mark an anniversary of my own: twelve years as the director here. So many people have helped me make that time productive, people that love The Gardens, people that came on as staff, and people offering words of encouragement. I hope I have thanked you all (profusely) as I have truly enjoyed it all. Moreover, I feel like I’m just hitting my stride. See you in The Gardens,

Fred Spicer Executive Director/CEO

Save t he Date Member Plant Giveaway November 15 & 16 Dirt Dash Fun Run/Walk November 16 Southern Tales December 8 Red Mountain Garden Club Greenery Sale December 4 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon December 5

Members-Only Free Plant Giveaway

W elcome

Hydrangea serrata ‘Summer Snow’ tea of heaven cultivar

Dear Friends,

Friday, November 15 9-5 p.m. Saturday, November 16 10-2 p.m. Choose your free plant from four different plants selected by Executive Director/CEO Fred Spicer. Stop by the First Floor Conference Room in the Garden Center to pick up your free plant. Limit one plant per membership. No rainchecks.

This year’s selection includes: Buxus microphylla ‘Peergold’ Golden Dream™ boxwood Cephalanthus occidentalis ‘SMCOSS’ Sugar Shack™ buttonbush Hydrangea serrata ‘Summer Snow’ tea of heaven cultivar Pinus palustris longleaf pine Punica granatum ‘PIIPG-I’ Purple Sunset™ pomegranate Thuja occidentalis ‘de Groot’s Spire’ American arborvitae cultivar For more information about the giveaway and plants being offered visit


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Antiques at The Gardens Art, J ewe lry & A nt iqu e s

You Made Our Night!

On October 4, Birmingham Botanical Gardens kicked off Antiques at The Gardens presented by IBERIABANK with Sterne Agee’s Gala in The Gardens. The annual black-tie event was reinvigorated for its eighth year, welcoming more than 600 guests to shop Alabama’s premiere antiques show before it opened to the public. The crowd made its way to Blount Plaza as the evening concluded, dancing to the sounds of The Tip Tops Band.

Murray & Nancy Smith, Taylor & Lydia Pursell

Jacob Dorsett, Mark Kennamer, Jimmy Laughlin Emily & Bill Bowron


Carolyn Englefield, Interiors Editor, VERANDA, Jim & Tricia Holbrook, Clinton Smith, Editor in Chief, VERANDA, Frannie Jones

Richard Keith Langham & Barbara Burton

Honorable William Bell, Mayor of Birmingham, Suzette Doucet, Tricia Holbrook Photographs courtesy Wynter Byrd

Gala in The Gardens

Lecture Sponsor



Alabama Power Protective Life Corporation Mr. & Mrs. W. Frank Cobb, III Dr. & Mrs. Derrill Crowe Azalea Brasfield & Gorrie Burr & Forman LLP The Kayser Family: Mr. Leo Kayser, Jr., Mrs. Deborah K. Strauss, Mr. Leo Kayser, III Mr. & Mrs. Jon Kimerling McCorquodale Transfer, Inc. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. O’Neal Industries Ray & Poynor Properties, Inc. ServisFirst Bank The Thomas E. Jernigan Foundaton


Ann & Angelo Bruno Foundation Will & Maggie Brooke Ms. Barbara L. Burton EBSCO Industries, Inc. flower magazine Mrs. Fay Belt Ireland Lane Parke - Daniel Corporation Maynard, Cooper, & Gale, P.C. Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III Mr. & Mrs. Wilmer S. Poynor, III Nancy & John Poynor Mr. & Mrs. Bruce F. Rogers Starnes Davis Florie LLP Mr. & Mrs. W. Stancil Starnes The Summit Birmingham Mr. & Mrs. John N. Wrinkle Wildflower Mr. & Mrs. Craig Allen, Jr. BHK Investment Advisors, LLC Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Company Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Alabama Mr. & Mrs. John G. Brock Mrs. Paul Butrus Mr. & Mrs. Reaves Monroe Crabtree

Dale & Tom Carruthers John & Molly Carter Dr. & Mrs. Lee Carter Mr. & Mrs. Lange Clark Philip & Cheryl Crane Stewart M. Dansby Trudy Evans Frank & Karle Falkenburg Mr. & Mrs. J.S.M. French Mr. & Mrs. Clarke H. Gillespy Ellen & Houston Gillespy Mr. & Mrs. T. Michael Goodrich Mr. & Mrs. Beau Grenier Mr. & Mrs. Jay Grinney Mr. Gregory H. Hawley Ms. Margi Ingram Mr. & Mrs. Norman Jetmudsen, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Price Kloess Lynn & Benny LaRussa Luckie & Company Mr. & Mrs. Donald Y. Menendez Kathryn & Ben Miree Mr. & Mrs. John D. Moore Mr. Mac M. Moorer Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Drayton Nabers, Jr. Oasis Design Group Mr. & Mrs. Richard I. Pigford Ms. Nancy Price Conrad & Peggy Rafield Dr. Susan P. Salter & Mr. Steven C. Hydinger Darla & Randall Sellers Mr. & Mrs. Leo A. Shaia Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Seibels Mr. & Mrs. Roland T. Short Mr. & Mrs. John S. Steiner Mr. & Mrs. Temple W. Tutwiler, III Drs. Pam & Ed Varner The Honorable & Mrs. J. Scott Vowell Ware & Company Welch Hornsby

Men’s Committee Chairs Mike & Teresa Callahan Derrill & Cameron Crowe George & Kim Matthews Joe & Kam Patton Stan & Joan Starnes

Mr. Edward K. Aldag, Jr. Dr. Thomas G. Amason, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Gary Archer Mr. John H. Beeler, Jr. Mr. Harold E. Bissell Ann & Luke Bloodworth

Mr. Will Brooke Mr. Thomas A. Broughton, III Tom Tartt Brown, Jr., in honor of Virginia Reeves Brown Dr. James Bryant Mr. Brian C. Burgess Timothy A.R. Callahan Mr. & Mrs. Ehney A. Camp, III Dr. & Mrs. James E. Cantrell, Jr. John & Susan Carroll John W. Chambliss Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Coleman Mr. A. Philip Cook, Jr. Ernest & Vivian Cory J. Patrick Darby Mr. C. Hartwell Davis, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Ogden S. Deaton Mr. & Mrs. Whitney Debardeleben Dr. & Mrs. Larry Deep Mr. & Mrs. Alan J. Dreher George Dreher Paul Dreher Mr. & Mrs. David M. Driscoll Dr. Robert P. Eichelberger Mr. & Mrs. Walter B. Evans, Jr. Ed Finch Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Florie Sam & Betty Franklin Hubert W. Goings, Jr. M. Williams. Goodwyn, Jr. Bill Gresham Christopher B. Harmon Rex Harris - Rex Harris Fine Jewelry Dr. Jimmie H. Harvey, Jr. Dr. Lawrence S. Hawley J. Keith Hazelrig Billy Hiden Edward Hobbs Tryg Hoff Mr. William K. Holbrook Josh & Krista Holloway George H. Holman Mr. & Mrs. Clark Huddle Mr. James F. Hughey, Jr. Kelly Hulsey Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Ireland, II Mr. & Mrs. Stephen C. Jackson Dr. & Mrs. Gerald D. Karcher, Jr Mr. & Mrs. Jon Kimerling Mr. Andrew B. Krebbs Mr. & Mrs. Joe L. Leak Warren Lightfoot, Jr. Henry S. Long, Jr. Michael L. Lucas Michael D. Luce C. Matthew Lusco George Gambrill Lynn Rick MacKay Robert P. MacKenzie, III Mr. Michael McDowell Dr. David S. McKee, Jr. Lee & Mac Moncus Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Monk, III Nall-Whatley Foundation Mr John T. Oliver, III Mr. William C. Patterson Mr. & Mrs. Richard I. Pigford, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Joe Patton Mr. & Mrs. Charles K. Porter Mr. & Mrs. James W. Porter, II Mr. Goode Price, III Mr & Mrs Clay Ragsdale Mr. T. Alan Ritchie, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. E. Todd Sharley, Jr. Martha Jean &. Jim Shaw Dr. & Mrs. David H. Sibley Mr. & Mrs. B. Hanson Slaughter Robert Spotswood Rusty Stewart Mr. & Mrs. Ingram D. Tynes Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Vann Alex Vare Steve Varner Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd R. Wilson

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Presenting Sponsor

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas T. Donald Dr. & Mrs. James Combs Lasker Marx Brothers, Inc. Dr. & Mrs. George W. Matthews, III Mr. & Mrs. Guy K. Mitchell, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Albert S. Naughton Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rosse Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock Mr. & Mrs. William M. Slaughter Nancy & Murray Smith Mr. Frederick R. Spicer & Ms. Kim McBride Catherine & Lee Styslinger Mr. & Mrs. Lee J. Styslinger, III Lucille R. Thompson The Thompson Foundation Mr. & Mrs. John A. Williamson, Jr.


V o l u nt e e r s

Native Plant Group Gets a New Home: Compliments of Birmingham -Southern College Freshman Civic Engagement Day Taylor Steele, Volunteer Coordinator

Every year many colleges and universities host a service learning day for incoming freshman in order to connect them with the larger community. This program, along with student engagement opportunities, a great tool to introduce young adults to volunteerism. Often, this is a great way to further engage students into real-world situations that may or may not apply to their course work. More importantly, it strengthens their bond with their fellow students, local community organizations and the community as a whole. On Tuesday, August 27th the Native Plant Group picked up stakes and moved all the plants being grown for plant sales closer to the potting shed. While this may seem small, the effort had many variables, particularly one centered on the importance of service learning opportunities offered by colleges and universities for their students. Our story began with the Native Plant Group needing to be closer to the potting shed when moving plants that have just been potted up. Prior to August 27th, the task of moving plants up a rather steep incline to their lath house was becoming rather burdensome. When moving plant material on a nursery cart, it’s easy to forget that two or three flats can weigh over 80-100 pounds. Over two hours, it can become a workout!

The Gardens has a vested role in assisting its local academic community. Through its volunteer program, The Gardens offers many schools, colleges and universities the opportunity to volunteer with its projects and events. To learn more about volunteer opportunities contact Taylor Steele, volunteer coordinator, at or 205.414.3962.

Volunteer Coordinator Taylor Steele was approached by our Native Plant Group coordinators regarding a request to find a solution. From a brief, but productive meeting, the sides found a solution: Birmingham-Southern College freshman.

The Gardens welcomes new Education Staff


Birmingham Botanical Gardens is pleased to welcome our new Education Activities Specialist Dawn Coleman. Dawn received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and her Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Museum Education from The George Washington University. Her

background includes working with museums and nonprofits in Birmingham and Washington D.C., including the newest Smithsonian museum, The National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the U.S. Botanical Garden. Dawn has created and led tours for informal learning environments, facilitated hands-on programs, and organized large and small educational outreach events. She will be coordinating our adult education and community outreach programs and supporting our children’s education, Plant Adventures and volunteer programs. To learn more about our adult and family education programs, contact Dawn Coleman at or 205.414.3958.

By Jason Kirby, library assistant and archivist

While digging through some of our old Botanical Society scrapbooks getting ready for our 50th anniversary I found a poem about Birmingham Botanical Gardens. It was written in 1981 by Al Howell for Travelhost Magazine. If you have any unique items that deal with Birmingham Botanical Gardens, please let me know about them.

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from the Archives & Rare Book Room:


Birmingham Botanical Gardens Amidst the city’s concrete land The Botanical Gardens extends a welcome hand To all those people, both far and near That love nature’s wonders and hold them dear. With a Conservatory for flora, from every clime Its inhabitants appear, unaffected by time In this Garden of Eden that will definitely please As it sooths the mind and makes you at ease Creating a spirit that abounds from within A tranquility exists that will make you a friend. Life’s anxieties are a perpetual test This haven of nature will place you at rest Among lilies, roses and various trees Many of these wonders a visitor sees There’s Japanese Gardens, a Tea House for your pleasure Colorful scenes you’ll always treasure. Amidst the city’s concrete land The Botanical Gardens extends a welcome hand To all those people, both far and near That love nature’s wonders and hold them dear.

- Al Howell July 12, 1981 - Travelhost Magazine


Watercolor Artist Beth Evans Visit the GERLACH PLANT INFORMATION CENTER (GPIC) inside the Garden Center during December

Birmingham Botanical Gardens Conservatory and 50th Anniversary

Thyme to Read ◄ December 3: A Year in the Village of Eternity by Tracey Lawson January 7: ► Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a DanteQuoting Butcher in Tuscany by Bill Buford

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.



Good Things Growing… In The Gardens

Fred Spicer, Executive Director

Common witch-hazel is a large shrub that you could walk past every day and never notice a flower. Reason one: they are ¾-1½” wide, with thin, sometimes curling yellow petals, often hidden by leaves. Reason two: they occur in October-December, not a time when we typically are on the hunt for blossoms. But if you look closely, and smell carefully, they are quite marvelous, with a medicine-y aroma, occasionally with fruity overtones. Its pollinators, most often flies, are attracted to these scents which are often associated with rotting fruit or meat. Known as Hamamelis virginiana, the genus name means “together with fruit” and refers to the flowers occurring with ripening fruit from the prior years’ blooms. Listen carefully when the woody fruit capsules pop open, hurling the small black seeds up to 30’ away, and you’ll learn the origin of another common name: snapping hazel. The plant occurs as an understory shrub from Canada to central FL, virtually everywhere east of the Mississippi drainage and bridging west into AR, OK, LA and east TX. Usually sporting 2-5(7) main stems/trunks and sometimes a host of smaller stems, they can grow easily to 15x15’ and more. In the dense shade of a natural woodland the plant may appear rather sparse and open (and flower little), but in cultivation, especially in half-shade, the habit will be full and regular, the flowering substantial. In a famous 50-year maintenance study in New York’s Central Park, this plant was voted the most maintenance-free. Occasionally troubled by nipple gall, this harmless leaf deformity is alarming to people who like to spray away “problems.”


Witch-hazel is a curious name that comes to us from English immigrants who used the name in England to refer to a species of elm. Once in North America, the name was borrowed to refer to this common native plant. Hazel is also known as filbert, a European shrub long-cultivated for its tasty nut. Witch (in the plant’s name) likely comes down permutated from much older words like “wych” and “wice,” whose pronunciation is more like “wick” or “weak” than it appears to be. When you understand that those words mean “pliable” and “bendable” the name becomes even more illuminated. Whence witch? Folk etymology suggests the word shifted spelling due to the plant stems being commonly used for divining, a suspicious method of finding buried objects.

Garde ning Tips for November & December

November •

SHRUBS – Plant Shrubs, trees, and vines.

LAWNS – Some owners like lawn paints. Have you thought about having a green lawn this winter? Use proper herbicide to kill germinating winter weeds.

ROSES – Get rose plantings underway. Use a soil test as a basis for fertilization. Look for new varieties.

ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS – Plant hardy annuals such as larkspur, poppies, pansies, anchusa, and candytuft. Get sweet peas into the ground.

BULBS – Continue spring bulb planting. Put lilies of the valley in a shady place.

MISCELLANEOUS – Plant screen plantings for privacy on the patio.

VEGETABLE SEED – Plant cabbage and lettuce in the coldframe.

December •

SHRUBS – Planting is still the main activity but delay in case of freezing weather.

LAWNS – Control wild garlic, chickweed, Poa annua, dandelion, and other weeds. Read label on each can of weed killer used.

ROSES – Add plants to rose garden. Mulch all plantings.

ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS – Plant hardy annual seed without delay. Have you tried violas?

BULBS – Continue spring bulb planting.

MISCELLANEOUS – Shrubs, trees, and indoor plants make excellent holiday gifts.

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

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classes classes

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To register visit or call 205.414.3950.

Yoga In The Gardens Instructor: Suzanne Graham Every Wednesday | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $72 Yoga Six Class Series $15 Single Class Aflutter with Monarchs: Garden Expedition For children K - 3rd grade Instructor: Sharon Pollard Saturday, November 9| 10 - noon Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $12 Members | $15 Non-Members Handmade Soap with the Burks Instructor: Winfield & Elinor D. Burks November 12| 1:30 -3 pm Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Adventure Classroom $15 Individual| $25 Family Holiday Wreaths Instructor: Casey Thomas November 15 | 4 – 5:30 pm Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Exploration Classroom $25 Members| $35 Non-Members Photography Class: Memorable Images Instructor: Hank Siegel November 16 & 23 | 9 – noon Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Exploration Classroom $100 members | $120 Non-Members Photography Class: Seasonal Series Instructor: Hank Siegel December 7 | 9 – noon Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Exploration Classroom $65 members | $75 Non-Members



Henry Hughes, Director of Education

The education staff has posted a record-setting year in 2012/13, demonstrating its on-going commitment to The Gardens’ mission of delivering excellent programs appreciated by Birmingham’s diverse community. Classes, field trips, lectures, films, exhibits and hands-on displays emphasize plants, gardening and the natural environment and the interactions of people with them. Universal access to programs – the inclusion of all who wish to participate - is the intent of the education staff and has much to do with the record setting numbers. Overall participation in all education programs in 2012/13 trended upward to a record high of 26,182 individuals, 4% over 2011/12, itself a record high, 8% over 2010/11. Participation of 15,314 children in 2012/13 was approximately equivalent to those participating in 2011/12 following a 12% increase over 2010/11. Participation of adults in 2012/13 was 10,868, 12% over 2011/12 following a 13% increase over 2010/11. Participation in Plant Adventures, headed by Jennifer Sanders, was up to a record high of 1,208 in 2012/13 from 937 participants in 2011/12 and 365 in 2010/11. Children’s Discovery Field Trips, headed by Ellen Hardy, exceeded 10,000 participants for the second year in a row, posting an increase of 9% in 2012/13 following a 4% increase in 2011/12. Children’s Summer Workshop increased to a record high of 280 participants. On-Site Adult Programs, headed by Dawn Coleman, increased to a record high of 7,231 participants. This included 625 participants in the Certificate of Native Plant Studies program, headed by John Manion, 15% up in its second year. The number of participating education volunteers increased 20% over 2011/12 with an increase of 2% in contributed hours, indicating more volunteers working fewer hours (19 hours/year/ volunteer). Volunteer Coordinator, Taylor Steele, also contributed considerably to education, organizing seminars, outreach activities and weekend programs. New education programs included “Get Into the Gardens” and “Sunday Scenes,” free for those visiting The Gardens on weekends. “Hikes for Tykes” with Fresh Air Family entered its fifth year of nature hikes for parents and children. Development of new programs included a new middle school Discovery Field Trip, “Plants Inside-Out,” on photosynthesis and respiration, to be launched in late 2013 and a seventh elementary field trip on pollinators to be launched in the fall of 2014. Partnership development with several new key organizations included the Birmingham Audubon Society, The Community Garden Coalition for Birmingham and the Environmental Initiative of Alabama. The 2012/13 Education Summary and Report may be accessed at

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. Edible and Medicinal Native Plants (elective)

Autumn Identification of Native Woody Plants (elective)

Introduction to Native Plant Conservation (core)

Instructor: Fred Spicer Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, November 9 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Instructor: Bob Boyd, Ph.D. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, November 23 | 8:30-4:30 p.m. $80 Members | $90 Non-Members

Alabama’s Ecology (core) Instructor: Scot Duncan, Ph.D. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, November 16 | 8:30-4:30 p.m. $80 Members | $90 Non-Members

Introduction to Plant Taxonomy/ Classification (core)

Instructor: Jimmy Triplett, Ph.D. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, December 14 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members Autumn

Instructor: Todd Rounsaville Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, December 9 | 8:30-4:30 p.m. $80 Members | $90 Non-Members

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Certificate in Native Plant Studies

Central South Native Plant Conference

A big “Thanks” to everyone who made the Conference a great SUCCESS!

November 1-2, 2013

Native Plants - Looking Back & Moving Forward The Southeast’s native plants and their habitats from a historical perspective. Featuring Dr. David Haskell & C. Colston Burrell

This year’s conference honored Louise G. (Weesie) Smith, a pioneer in Alabama conservation and in the promotion of our wondrous native flora. photo courtesy A.L. Gibson

Weesie shown with Kaul Wildflower Curator John Manion.


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

Gifts to The Library at

Birmingham Botanical Gardens July-September 2013

Chairman Level

As of August 31, 2013

Mr. & Mrs. W. F. Cobb, III Mr. & Mrs. John R. Israel III Mrs. Louise D. Johnson

Director Level Mrs. Claire H. Fairley*

Advisor Level

Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Carl E. Jones, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Taylor Pursell Patron Level Mr. & Mrs. Murray W. Smith Mrs. Frances D. Blount Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. South, III Ann & Angelo Bruno Foundation & Mrs. Bob de Buys Benefactor Level Mr. Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Fletcher Ms. Elna R. Brendel Mr. & Mrs. J.S.M. French Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. The Hill-Allison Charitable Lead Trust Mr. & Mrs. James M. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III Dr. James L. Newsome Southern Progress Corporation Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Northen, III Mr. & Mrs. Rick Stukes Mr. & Mrs. Wilmer S. Poynor, III Mr. & Mrs. Henry B. Ray, Jr. Rucker & Margaret Agee Fund Mr. & Mrs. William J. Rushton, III Mr. & Mrs. Jarred O. Taylor, II Mrs. Lucille R. Thompson Anonymous

James Newsome Marie-Louise Connery Robin George Barbara Grant Kay McKinnon, Kay Littleton, Sarah Jane Knott, Mary Helen Straughn – in honor of Alice

Schleusner Indian Springs Garden Club – in honor of Jason Kirby Elizabeth Alosi – in honor of Jason Kirby Ann Galbraith – in honor of Grant Alexander Pardue Herb Society of Central Alabama –

in memory of Ralph

Naylor Rooney, Sr. and in honor of Janet Rooney

As of August 15, 2013 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 The Dunn-French Family Mr. F. Lewter Ferrell, Jr. * Mr. R.R. Herbst * Mrs. Jimmie Hess * Mr. J. Ernest Hill & Mrs. Ora Lee Hill *


Fay B. Ireland Mr. George L. Jenkins Hugh & Bobbe Kaul * Ms. Pamela Kaul * Andrew B. Krebbs Fran Lawlor Dr. Bodil Lindin-Lamon Hope Long Dr. Michael E. Malone Ms. Louise T. McAvoy * Mrs. Mary Jean Morawetz Mr. Phillip 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 Dr. Wendell H. Taylor, Sr. * Mrs. Barbara D. Thorne * Mrs. Carolyn D. Tynes * Mrs. Ann H. “Nancy” Warren * Mrs. Robert Wells Anonymous *Deceased

Dennis Anderson

Leo M. Karpeles

Mrs. Judith Rives

Mr. and Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley

Betty Brower

Mary C. Kirkpatrick

Mr. & Mrs. Lee B. Chapman Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Lindstrom, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III Mrs. Frances Shepherd

Dick Coffee

Ms. Anne Bethea Dr. and Mrs. Craig Christopher Ms. Susan Colvin and Mr. Louis Montgomery Perennials Group Mr. and Mrs. Jarred O. Taylor, II

Walter C. McCoy

7 .1 .1 3 -8 .3 1 .1 3 Margaret Propper Mr. Klaus P. Propper

Ralph Rooney

Mr. and Mrs. John M. Musgrave

Winyss Shepard Ms. Gwenda Barnitz Dr. Richard B. Shepard Mrs. Janis T. Zeanah

Ms. Olivia Alison Hill and Dale Garden Club

Dr. and Mrs. James O. Finney, Jr.

Rob Denton


Mary P. Forman

Pauline H. Morrison

Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Lindstrom, Jr. Mrs. Michael H. Poe

Emily K. O’Brien

Ms. Susan Colvin and Mr. Louis Montgomery

Mrs. Janis T. Zeanah

Ms. Elizabeth Garrett Ms. Elizabeth A. Murray Mr. and Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley

Winter F. Gilmore Mr. and Mrs. William Liddon

Anne Grant

Ms. Fiona Grant and Mr. James Small

Mr. and Mrs. Gene McWilliams Ms. Rebecca F. Parsons

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O’Brien

Mary A. Perry

Mrs. Mary I. Dillon Ms. Jane Franey Mr. and Mrs. Marvin G. Perry

Henry E. Simpson Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III

Catherine S. Smithwick Adele A. Stockham Ralph W. Thomas Ms. Elise Bodenheimer

Joe Tortorigi

Dr. and Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr.

Bogue M. Waller Dr. and Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr.

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honors honors Frances D. Blount Mr. & Mrs. Stephen H. Chazen

Joyce K. Bright Mr. Joseph B. Bright

Culver Gilmore

Jason Kirby

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Alosi Indian Springs Garden Club

Ethel N. Owen

Mrs. Margaret H. McGowan

Mr. & Mrs. William Liddon

7 .1 .1 3 -8 .3 1 .1 3 Grant A. Pardue Ms. Ann Galbraith

Alice Schleusner Mrs. Kay McKinnon

Mark Thompson The Canterbury Club

donors donors Ms. Betty D. Anderson Ann & Angelo Bruno Foundation Ms. Peggy Balch Roy G. & Betty A. Bartlett Advised Fund Birmingham Audubon Society Mr. & Mrs. C. Eugene Boles The Canterbury Club Ms. Suzanne G. Clisby Dr. & Mrs. M. Clagett Collins The Daniel Foundation of Alabama Diamond Tours, Inc. Mr. Nathan Dreger Mr. Adam C. Elliott Dr. & Mrs. Michael Fleenor Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Fletcher Ms. Fiona Grant & Mr. James Small HealthSpring The James Milton & Sallie R. Johnson Foundation Jefferson County Master Gardener Association Leaf & Petal

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Mr. & Mrs. Gene McWilliams Ms. Jan A. Midgley & Mr. Dean Clark Mr. Edward I. Norton Portera Landscape Design LLC Mr. & Mrs. Gene T. Price Regions Financial Corporation Mrs. Judith Rives Rockridge Garden Club Mr. & Mrs. Stan Roth Ruffner Mountain Nature Coalition, Inc. Dr. & Mrs. Mike Rushing ServisFirst Bank Shelby County Master Gardeners Association Ms. Dotti Smith Mr. & Mrs. Murray W. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Snyder Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. South, III Mr. Frederick R. Spicer & Ms. Kim McBride TherapySouth Greystone, LLC Virginia Beeland Spencer Lecture Fund Anonymous

Hydrangea serrata ‘Summer Snow’ tea of heaven cultivar

President $1,000 Dr. & Mrs. Thomas G. Amason, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Brian Barr Mrs. Frances D. Blount Mr. & Mrs. C. Eugene Boles Mr. & Mrs. C. Phillip McWane Mr. & Mrs. John P. North Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Mike Rushing Mr. & Mrs. William E. Smith Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James A. Thompson

Ambassador $500 Ellen & Fred Blackmon Mr. & Mrs. William Brooke Ms. Susan Colvin & Mr. Louis Montgomery Dr. & Mrs. Arnold G. Diethelm Ms. Margi Ingram Dr. & Mrs. Wade Lamberth Mr. & Mrs. James W. Porter, II Mr. & Mrs. Scott A. Walton

Oak $250

Collier’s Nursery Mrs. Irene Blalock Mr. & Mrs. Stephen H. Chazen Dr. & Mrs. Merrill Compton, Jr. Mr. John Cowin, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Russell M. Cunningham, III Dr. & Mrs. William H. Dodson Mr. & Mrs. Joel Hillhouse Ms. Jeanne L. Jackson & Dr. Mark Lester Mrs. Jenelle Jones Mr. & Mrs. Curt Lee Mr. & Mrs. Nimrod Long, III Coke & Maria Mathews Dr. & Mrs. Michael J. Moore Mr. & Mrs. John M. Musgrave Ms. Virginia Patterson Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Pryor Mr. & Mrs. E. Mabry Rogers Dr. & Mrs. Stephen G. Rostand Bev & Bill Schoel Mr. Nathaniel L. Self Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Stockham Mr. & Mrs. William B. Wahlheim, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley

Magnolia $100

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Aland Dr. & Mrs. James F. Alison, Jr. David Baker & Lois A. Gaeta Mr. & Mrs. John L. Beauchamp Mrs. Ann Bibb Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Bloomer Kelly & Bobby Boone Ms. Marcia C. Bryant Mr. & Mrs. Michael G. Byrne Ms. Carole H. Cobb Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Cohn Mr. & Mrs. Doug Coltharp Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Cox, Jr. Mrs. Shirley E. Cunninhgam Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Daniel Dr. & Mrs. Max L. Davis Ms. Susan Dominick Mr. & Mrs. James Ehl Mrs. Ann R. Elliott Mr. Peter Falkner II

Mr. & Mrs. E. Q. Faust Mr. & Mrs. J. Ross Forman, III Mrs. Toula Fulford Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Goettge Mrs. Barbara S. Grant Mrs. Mary Rose Gray Timothy & Allison Gregg Mrs. Stella K. Grenier Mr. & Mrs. Michael S. Gross Mrs. Jeanette Hancock Ms. Dorothy Harbst Mrs. Lyle Hazelrig Mrs. Linda S. Herren Ms. Yvonne F. Herron Mrs. Richard C. Hillhouse Mrs. Jean Johnson Mr. Jerry Jones Dr. & Mrs. Jim Kamplain Mr. & Mrs. Gerard J. Kassouf Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Key Mrs. Wayne W. Killion, Sr. Mrs. Deidre Ruth Lackey Mr. & Mrs. Duncan Manley Dr. & Mrs. Peter Mannon Mr. & Mrs. Willard McCall, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McGough Mr. & Mrs. Walter F. Morris Mr. & Mrs. Steve P. Morton Dr. Curt Newell & Dr. Sara Lynn Newell Mr. & Mrs. Patrick M. O’Donnell Mr. Goode Price, III Mrs. Margaret G. Ragland Dr. Firoz Rahemtulla Mr. & Mrs. Vaughn Rives Dr. & Mrs. O. Gordon Robinson, Jr. Dr. Loring Rue III Surget & Carl Sanders Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Harold Settle Mr. Jeff Shimizu Mr. James Sokol & Lydia Cheney Mrs. Carol O. Sommers Lauri & Weily Soong Mr. & Mrs. W. Stancil Starnes Dr. Linda J. Stone Mr. & Mrs. Mark R. Tucker Chance & Missy Turner Dr. & Mrs. Thomas A.S. Wilson Mr. Alan K. Zeigler

Hydrangea $60

Mr. & Mrs. Richard S. Abernethy Mrs. Barbara H. Adkins Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Allsbrook Mr. & Mrs. Paul Aucoin Ms. Jeanne Averhart Mr. & Mrs. John R. Baker, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Gene V. Ball Mr. Bryant Baugher Mr. & Mrs. Bob Baxley Mr. & Mrs. Jack Becker Mr. & Mrs. C. Adrian Bewley Mr. & Mrs. Archie L. Blackmon Dr. James Bonner Char Bonsack Mrs. Suzanne Bowness Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Boyd Ms. Sandie Brown Forsyth Mr. & Mrs. H. Denson Burnum, Jr. Mrs. Louise Burt Ms. Kaye M. Carlisle Mr. & Mrs. John D. Carney, III

Mr. & Mrs. Marcus Cassimus Dr. & Mrs. Mark Clark Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Clarkson Ms. Martha M. Cobb Mr. & Mrs. P. Michael Cole Dr. & Mrs. Charles H. Colvin, III Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Cook III Marc & Susan Corsini Mr. Ralph Daily Ms. Candida D’Avanzo Mrs. Dana Davis Mrs. Joan Dawson Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. DeBardeleben Ms. Sue Dixon Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Doucet Mr. & Mrs. Larry Dunlap Dr. & Mrs. John T. Eagan, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Edwards Dr. & Mrs. George V. Eisenhart Ms. Lisa Ennis Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Eskew Mr. & Mrs. Brent Falkenhagen Mrs. Lynne Faulstich Dr. Rosemary & Mr. Charles Faust Mrs. Nancy J. Ferrell Ms. Alberta Fields Lloyd & Jennifer Fitzpatrick Ms. Karen Fitzpatrick & Rob Kunzig Ms. Margaret Fritsma Mr. & Mrs. James Frost Tom & Anne Garrett Ms. Elizabeth Garrett Dr. Mia Geisinger Mr. & Mrs. Joe L. Gerald Ms. Linda Gilliam Mr. & Mrs. William M. Graves Mrs. Carmen B. Habeeb Mr. & Mrs. James Hard Ms. Nancy C. Hayley Mrs. Shirley Haynesworth Mrs. Judith Heard Mrs. Howard J. Helzberg Mr. & Mrs. Danny Herrin Mr. & Mrs. T.M. Hines Dr. John B. Hodo Mr. & Mrs. Sam Hooton Mr. & Mrs. James Horton Dr. & Mrs. P. Reginald Hug Dr. & Mrs. Leland Hull, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Hunn Mr. & Mrs. J. Fredric Ingram Mrs. Betty Jackson & Ginger Jackson Mr. James M. Johns Ms Tina Johnson Mrs. Mary N. Johnson Mr. Joseph H. Johnson, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. C. Guy Jones Mr. & Mrs. James E. Kemp Ms. Marsha King Mr. & Mrs. James King, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Robert Koehler Mr. & Mrs. W. F. Land Ms. Frances H. Lawlor Mr. & Mrs. Rudy Lewis Dr. Julie Locher LaRue Lockhart Mr. & Mrs. Gary M. London Mr. & Mrs. Don Lowden Ms. Jeannie Lucas Dr. & Mrs. John A. Maloof, Jr. Mrs. Jane-Marie Marlin Ms. Audrey Marschinke Ms. Sylvia Martin Mr. & Mrs. Gene E. Martin Mr. & Mrs. David S. McKee, III Dr. & Mrs. Thomas D. McKinnon

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Mr. & Mrs. David McLeod Ms. Jane H. McPherson Mr. & Mrs. Ken L. Meyer Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence G. Michalove Ms. Cynthia L. Millican Mr. & Mrs. William S. Morgan Dr. & Mrs. Constantine Morros Ms. Meg Mosteller-Barnum Mr. & Mrs. Alex Newton Mr. & Mrs. Gregory T. Odrezin Mr. & Mrs. Samuel W. Oliver Dr. Emily Omura Mr. Alton Parker Mr. & Mrs. Jackson M. Payne Mr. & Mrs. Maurice F. Picardy Mr. & Mrs. David R. Pittman Lacey & Jim Poore Mr. & Mrs. Donald Porter Mrs. Carol Prater Mr. & Mrs. Ralph W. Quinn III Ms. Gloria Randolph Dr. & Mrs. Harry B. Register, Jr. Mrs. Jo Ann Reilly Mr. & Mrs. William E. Richardson Mr. & Mrs. James L. Richardson Bob & Beverly Rives Ms. Anna Roberson Mr. & Mrs. Ludolf H. Roell Mr. & Mrs. Joseph H. Romano Mr. & Mrs. Joseph N. Roth Mr. & Mrs. Fred Rushing Mr. & Mrs. Robert Russell Ms. Julia A. Russell & Mr. Bill Crunk Dr. & Mrs. Ed Rutsky Mr. & Mrs. Shay Samples Mr. James Sellars Mr. & Mrs. John H. Sellers Mrs. Babs Simpson Mr. Allen Small Mr. & Mrs. Jeffery Smith Mrs. Caroline Smith Mr. & Mrs. Frederick B. Smith Mr. Scott Smith Mrs. Teresa G. Soto Dr. Paul Spence Ms. Kaythia Stanton Ms. Mary Frances Stayton Mr. & Mrs. Kerry Stein Myra & Mark Stone Mrs. Evelyn Stutts Mr. & Mrs. William A. Terry Mr. & Mrs. Bill Tevendale Mr. & Mrs. Jim Tulloss Dr. & Mrs. Marshall Urist Mr. & Mrs. Owen Vickers Ms. Marilyn Waggoner Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Waldrop Mr. Thomas Walker Mrs. S. Watkins, Jr. Mr. George C. Watts Ms. Diann Weatherly Mr. & Mrs. William B. White, III Ms. Pamela G. Winfield Dr. & Mrs. Charles S. Wingard Mrs. Jaquline Wynn Mr. & Mrs. John C. Ziegler

Trillium $45

Mr. & Mrs. Brooks Adams Mr. & Mrs. Edward K. Aldag, Jr. Ms. Linda C. Askey Mrs. Mary Babbit Mrs. Walter L. Baker, Jr. Ms. Beverly Bishop Mrs. Lula Rose Blackwell Mr. & Mrs. Philip Bowman Ms. Karen Callaway

Mrs. Joanne Carnes Mrs. Eleanor Cheatham Mr. John A. Cross Ms. Maureen Crow Mrs. Margaret Dangler Dr. Eleanor M. DelBene Mr. & Mrs. Albert DiMicco Ms. Evelyn Ellison Ms. Janet V. Evans Ms. Martha Faesi Mrs. William W. Featheringill Ms. Cindy Fielder Ms. Janice Fleming Mrs. Beverly Fleming Ms. Lyn Frazer Ms. Elizabeth E. Godwin Mr. & Mrs. Emanuel Goldstein Ms. Mitzie Hall Mr. & Mrs. Calvin C. Haynes Ms. Carol A. Hobby Mrs. Janice Holliday Mr. & Mrs. Lee Hurley Ms. Barbara Ingram Mr. John E. Jeffries Mrs. Georgia Kearney Mr. & Mrs. Leland Keller Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kiell Ms. Nancy Ladshaw Mr. & Mrs. James R. Land Mr. & Mrs. Warren Lightfoot, Sr. Ms. Cynthia Mallory Mrs. George F. Maynard Ms. Karen McCaffery Mrs. E.J. Meriwether Mr. & Mrs. David M. Millhouse Mrs. & Mr. Mary Jo Nicastro Mrs. Denise Obert Mrs. Adrienne L. O’Brien & Mr. Jack O’Brien Ms. Ann Omura Mrs. & Mr. Sandra Parker Dr. Mary Ann Pass Ms. Sue W. Patrick Ms. Rebecca N. Posey Mr. & Mrs. T. Andy Rector Mrs. Grace E. Reed Mrs. Betsy Rietz Mrs. Blackwell B. Robinson Mrs. Louise Slingluff Ms. Dotti Smith Ms. Mary Cynthia St. John Mrs. Bernard S. Steiner Mr. & Mrs. Ronald L. Stichweh Ms. Carolyn Titone Ms. Cheryl Todd Mrs. Mary K. Tomas Ms. Louise Vance Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Weatherly Ms. Trina White Dr. Mary L. Whitley Mrs. Delores L. Wilkinson Mrs. Harold Williams Mrs. Susan Womack Ms Gail Wood Mrs. Janis T. Zeanah Ms. Dorothy Ziff

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