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Pulitzer-Nominated David Haskell to speak at Native Plant Conference |

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Antiques at The Gardens presents Bobby McAlpine | pages 2-3 Amy Stewart, Author of Drunken Botanist headed to The Gardens | Page 8

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

September Camellias

Fall Annuals Herbs Perennials Roses Salvias Tropicals (peak)

On The Cover The Central South Native Plant Conference will feature keynote speaker, David G. Haskell, Ph.D., a Pulitzernominated author and professor at Sewanee: The University of the South. Learn more about the conference on page 7 and Photo courtesy of David Haskell.

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens 2013 B oard


D irectors

Tricia Noble ��������������������������������������������� President Hanson Slaughter�������������������������� President-Elect Scott Walton���������������������������������������������Treasurer Barbara Burton ���������������������������������������� Secretary Jeanie Sherlock����������������������������� VP Development Brian Barr������������������������ VP Gardens & Buildings Carl Jones����������������������������������Governance Chair Lou Willie��������������������������������������������������� Officer Elizabeth Broughton������������������������������������ Officer At Large: Cathy Adams Laurie Allen Mary Boehm Chris Boles Emily Bowron Maggie Brooke Gary Burley Clarke Gillespy Houston Gillespy Charles Goodrich Tricia Holbrook Robert Holmes Beverly Hoyt Margi Ingram Kathryn Porter Lucy Tutwiler 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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Fred Spicer����������������������������������������������������� Executive Director Stephanie Banks��������������������������������������������Director of Finance Dawn Coleman�������������������������� Education Activities Specialist 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 Taylor Steele��������������������������������������������Volunteer Coordinator Rona Walters�����������������������������������������������Membership Assistant

Ornamental Grasses Salvias Tea Olives Roses Vegetables

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 September 15.

As I write this, work on the initial phase of renovations to our crystal palace, the Conservatory, is proceeding on schedule, but a date for re-opening is not set. By signing up for our electronic newsletter, the Dirt E-lert, you’ll get the first word on this, and always the most up-to-date information from The Gardens. It’s published every two weeks and we promise never to share your email. Sign up at Fall brings another busy season here at one of Birmingham’s most cherished public open spaces. As the weather cools, we’ll once again welcome thousands of local school children for free science-based Discovery Field Trips. And for the first time, we’ll include middle schools as well, for the inaugural year of “Plants: Inside and Out,” which is geared especially for this age group, and includes both lab and field studies. In early October we’ll be dressed to the nines for Gala in The Gardens, presented once more by Sterne Agee, the opening event of the eighth Antiques at The Gardens. Again, this event, the only one in our area, is proudly presented by IBERIABANK and we’re grateful for their support. New local tastemakers will be featured along with favorite dealers from past shows. Don’t miss noted architect Bobby McAlpine, the featured speaker in this year’s Red Diamond Lecture Series. See page three for more information, but better yet, visit our web site for in-depth portraits and previews. Later in October, the Fall Plant Sale returns to Blount Plaza; see page seven for details. I always enjoy our plant sales, first, because I get to visit a number of nurseries to select plants, and second, I really get energized from meeting all our customers and talking to them about their plants and gardens. Come on down and you’ll get expert advice while making some choice additions to your garden. At the same time, you’ll help to keep us thriving and delivering our educational mission. Thanks to all of you who contribute to our cause in so many ways. See you in The Gardens,

Fred Spicer Executive Director

Save t he Date

Alabama Orchid Society Show September 21 & 22 Antiques at The Gardens Art, Jewelry & Antiques October 3-6

Lecture by Bobby McAlpine October 3 Gala in The Gardens October 4

Members-Only Class

W elcome

Dear Friends:

“Thinking Outside the Boxwood: Creative Landscape Design” Fun, outrageous and inspiring ideas for the garden Catriona Tudor Erler Thursday, October 17 | 6 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Lecture Hall FREE - Members-Only Class. Registration is required. Learn more about Catriona at Register online at or 205.414.3950.

Members-Only Class Catriona Tudor Erler October 17 Fall Plant Sale October 19 & 20 Amy Stewart Author Event October 25 Central South Native Plant Conference November 1 & 2 Dirt Dash Fun Run/Walk November 16

Catriona in New Mexico




Antiques at The Gardens A rt, J e we l ry & A n t iqu e s

October 3-6, 2013


Public Show Hours

Thursday, October 3, 1 – 5 p.m. Friday, October 4, 10 – 5 p.m. Saturday, October 5, 10 – 5 p.m. Sunday, October 6, 11 – 3 p.m. Tickets: $10 Non-Members, Free to Members+

Special Events

Sterne Agee Gala in The Gardens Friday, October 4, 7 – 11 p.m.

Black-tie Preview of the Show, Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres, Music and Show Readmission Music provided by The Tip Tops Band. Tickets: $150* per person

Red Diamond Lecture Series

Bobby McAlpine

Thursday, October 3, 1:30 p.m. Tickets: $30* per person

*Price includes show admission, some restrictions apply. +


Fay has been pivotal in the growth and establishment of the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens, serving seven years (1982-1989) on the Master Plan Committee and six years on the Board of Directors (1999-2004). She helped The Gardens grow into a nationally known botanical garden and one of the most visited sites in Alabama. She was also the President of the Birmingham Botanical Society Auxiliary (1983-1985) and founded the Fall Fiesta fundraiser which began in 1993. Her perennial group, which propagates and grows perennial plants for The Gardens, is one of the strongest volunteer forces at The Gardens. It has recently renamed itself in her honor (The F.B.I. Perennial Group). Fay initially imported perennial plant stock from England and is responsible for introducing many varieties of perennial plants to gardeners in the Southeast. In 1994, she was awarded the Ida C. Burns Volunteer of the Year Award. Her recent major gift has funded improvements in the potting shed - the area she describes as “where the greenhouse staff and volunteers do their work.” These gifts include vital equipment such as a forklift, an ice machine, a new garage door and stainless steel soil tables on motorized lifts, as well as improved lighting and ventilation. Through this thoughtful donation, Fay has made The Gardens a safer and much more pleasant place to work and volunteer. Her leadership as a donor, volunteer and plants person has inspired many in the community to follow her example and support The Gardens.

Join us in celebrating Fay at this year’s event

This year regionally and nationally-known architects, interior designers and garden designers will serve as “Tastemakers” and will curate themed areas.

Welcome Home Bobby McAlpine with Cindy Smith.

Well-Edited Paul Bates & Jeremy Corkern with Betsy Brown

Fireside Chat Dana Wolter & Jeff Dungan of DunganNequette

Return to Mecca Paige Albright

A Year in Provence Ruth Gay of Chateau Domingue

Defining Home Tish Fuller

Includes selections from Bromberg’s, Lavinder and Company and Jordan Alexander

Texture in Time Alex & Jeannie Krumdiek Erin Graves

Southern Comfort Mark Kennamer

The Winery Curated by Lydia Pursell and Kitty White

Weeks to the Ivory Coast Iris Thorpe

The Gallery curated by Laura Vogtle & Amanda Morrissette featuring art from across the South

A Well-Traveled Life Andrew Brown

The Jewel Box curated by Mallie Ireland

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20 1 3 Taste m akers & Themes

The Artisan Garden David & Holley Camp Helen Harmon

Learn more about this year’s show and purchase tickets at or 205.414.3950.


V o lu n t e e r s

The Future of

Youth Volunteering: Leadership through Service Taylor Steele, Volunteer Coordinator

Continuing education programs are an important component of our youth volunteer program at The Gardens. Academic service learning programs have allowed us to make wonderful community contacts with a variety of schools, service organizations and young individuals that want to learn while they serve. We’re fortunate to have a large number of volunteers who have been committed to The Gardens for over 20 years, but we know that one important piece of our pie is Birmingham’s youth and its volunteers of the future. We recently partnered with Youth Serve of Birmingham (www.youthservebham. org), a youth leadership organization committed to promoting youth volunteerism and leadership, while giving young people the tools to make positive differences in their communities. This summer we hosted their Urban Summer Camp series for three weeks. The goal was to have their young adults provide valuable volunteer assistance to The Gardens while learning about our organizations mission and the role we play in the larger community of Birmingham. For the first two weeks, the Urban Service Camp volunteers worked in The Gardens alongside our regular weekly volunteers. The first week of their service was focused around clearing Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense) in the Kaul Wildflower Garden. The second week they worked with gardener Amanda Clark in the Jemison Lily Garden, cutting back dead material and weeding. The group saved the best for last, ending their camp session at The Gardens “up-potting” over 250 oak seedlings to be planted in 2014. Besides the buzz of activity during the potting, the Youth Serve kids welcomed a cavalry of local television crews which came to video their volunteer work day. Incidentally, these oaks are part of our ongoing Centennial Tree Planting Project which focuses on the reforestation of native oaks through the Birmingham-metropolitan area. Partnerships with groups like Youth Serve of Birmingham are the perfect way for young adults to be welcomed as productive, active members of a community. Even though several formal volunteer assignments do require education or prior experience, a vast number of organizations offer the chance to try something new and value enthusiasm and creativity more than knowledge. As volunteers, young adults can demonstrate their independent abilities and can handle appropriate work according to their actual skill level, rather than be restricted by their age.


If you are interested in volunteering at The Gardens, please contact Taylor Steele, volunteer coordinator at 205.424.3962 or

from the Archives & Rare Book Room By Jason Kirby, Library Assistant & Archivist

Did you know there was a paupers’ cemetery on the property of the Zoo and The Gardens? Known as Red Mountain Cemetery or South-Side Cemetery, it was used by the City of Birmingham from 1888 to 1906 as a place to bury the indigent dead. Lane Park, originally called Red Mountain Park, was the site of this cemetery which contained about 4,711 graves. The cemetery was abandoned in 1909 when the Ketona Potters Field was opened. A 1964 Birmingham News

A rtist D isplay September/October

Gerda O’Leary ‘Winter Trees’ Artist Reception Friday, September 6 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Visit the Gerlach Plant Information Center (GPIC)

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

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inside the Garden Center during October & November for the exhibit:

articles mentioned a workman at The Gardens removing dirt from a spot near the Dunn Formal Rose Garden and uncovering at least three graves, facing east. Thanks to Cindy Pinger, Curator of Birds and Reptiles at the Zoo, I was given a peak at some of the burials at the Zoo. We now have a copy of the Record of Interments, Red Mountain Cemetery (1888-1906) in The Archives. These records give the names of the deceased, date of interment, cause of death, physician in charge, age, sex and race. If you know any stories about this cemetery, we encourage you to call The Archives and Rare Book Room at The Library at The Gardens.

The Wacky World of Yard Art

Thyme to Read ◄ September 10: My Berlin Kitchen: a Love Story, with Recipes by Luisa Weiss October 8: ► Garden of Secrets Past by Anthony Eglin

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

Starting in mid- to late September, visitors to The Gardens will be caught by surprise by a heavy, sweet and fruity perfume wafting through Blount Plaza. Looking everywhere, they will wonder where that delicious smell is coming from. That is, unless they step up into the Hill Garden. There, tucked in the niche in the limestone stairs that climb to the belvedere, they will find the source of the delightful aroma, the orange-flowered tea olive, Osmanthus fragrans ‘Aurantiacus’ (above left). This broadleaf evergreen shrub (over time a small tree) might surprise with its fall flowers unless you’re familiar with other Osmanthus, many of which offer similarly-timed treats. In many parts of China, tea olive is a mainstay ornamental whose flowers have been long been used to flavor dumplings, jams and soups. A version of the latter sampled in a hotel restaurant in Xian was pleasantly fragrant, with a chicken-y flavor and a slightly congealed texture. Most famously, this species is “the olive for tea” and black and green teas are infused with its flowers. In Hangzhou, tea olive is the official city flower and the Hangzhou Botanical Garden has seven acres devoted solely to the plant (above right). It’s hard to imagine just how intense the smell at peak bloom must be. Scores of local and regional cultivars were on display; many bore names of cities and colors, typically white, yellow and orange, but occasionally red, which we learned was a particularly deep orange.


‘Aurantiacus’ is much slower to set flower buds than other cultivars we have grown here. 5-gallon plants installed in the Hulsey Woods in 2006 took five years to flower, so be patient. (For the record, ‘Fudingzhu’ is by far the most precocious variety I know.) It is also on the early end of the Osmanthus bloom spectrum, introducing the season very well. Like its brethren, the flowers of ‘Aurantiacus’ are rather small, about ¼” wide (lower right). They are, however, numerous on mature plants and of course, pack a big fragrance that carries nicely on the wind. Exposed plants sometimes suffer slight leaf burning during extreme cold snaps, but recover quickly with new growth. Check out this cultivar and other tea olives at our Fall Plant Sale on October 19 and 20.

Garde ning Tips for September & October

September •

SHRUBS-Study landscape to determine plant needs. Check early varieties of camellias. You may want to replace those damaged in spring by late freezes. After fall growth is completed, spray all shrubs with a fungicide.

LAWNS-Plant seed of winter grasses where situation prevents planting permanent grasses. Winter seeds will appear soon. Stop fertilization three weeks before frost.

ROSES--Protect fall crops of blossoms from aphids and thrips. Keep plants healthy.

ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS-Last chance for planting perennials and biennials. Old clumps of perennials may be divided. Plant peonies.

BULBS-Spring-flowering bulbs may be planted late this month in North Alabama. Delay planting in South Alabama.

MISCELLANEOUS--Clean up infestations of insects on azaleas, camellias, boxwoods, gardenias, hollies, etc. If oil spray is needed, don’t use in freezing weather. Build compost bin or box;. leaves will be falling soon. Move houseplants indoors.

VEGETABLE SEED-Plant hardy vegetables and root crops.

VEGETABLE PLANTS-Plant cabbage, collards, cauliflower, celery, Brussels sprouts, and onion sets.

October •

SHRUBS-Shrub plantings can be made. Water when needed. Note varieties of camellias in bloom. Start mulching all shrubs that do not have a mulch.

LAWNS--Continue to mow lawns until no new growth is noticeable.

ROSES-Continue insect and disease control practices. New rose catalogs will be coming in. Study closely; add some new varieties to your list.

ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS-Visit flower shows and gardens. List desirable varieties of mums. Clean up flower beds immediately after first killing frost.

BULBS--Plant tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, crocuses, Dutch irises, anemones, and ranunculuses. Watch planting depth. Dig caladiums; clean and store in warm place.

MISCELLANEOUS-Renew mulch around shrubs and rose beds. Loosen mulches that have packed down. Spray with oils before freezing weather to kill scale, mites, etc. Remove all dead stems and trash from flower beds. Transplant into small pots any cuttings taken earlier.

VEGETABLE SEED-Plant turnips, mustard, kale, rape, spinach, and onion sets. Courtesy of

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

Amy Stewart Join us for an evening with

Amy Stewart

as she discusses her book

The Drunken Botanist Friday, October 25, 2013 Cocktails: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

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An evening with

Lecture: 6:30-7:30 p.m. $20 per person Join us for a cocktail hour where you will sample a few cocktails from Amy’s book. Book signing to follow lecture. Books will be available for purchase that evening and before from Leaf and Petal at The Gardens. To purchase your tickets visit or call 205.414.3950.

Fall Plant Sale October 19-20

On October 19-20, The Gardens will host its annual Fall Plant Sale in Blount Plaza – welcoming patrons an opportunity to purchase sustainable trees, fall annuals, shrubs, natives, perennials and more, while benefiting The Gardens’ mission to promote public knowledge and appreciation of plants, gardens and the environment. Proceeds from the sale help fulfill this mission through programs like Discovery Field Trips, Plant Adventures and our Public Library, among many more. On Saturday, The Gardens’ Fall Plant Sale will be open to the public 9-5 p.m. On Sunday, hours are Noon-4 p.m.


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Adult & Family Classes 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 - 6 Class Series | $15 Single Class

Up Close & Personal: Macrophotography

Two 3-hour sessions from 9-noon: Session One - September 14 - Image capture, processing & display Session Two - September 21 - Presentations and critique Class Requirements: Digital SLR camera, a tripod, basic knowledge of the camera’s operation (beyond “Full Auto” setting)

$100 Members | $120 Non-Members

Seasons on Saturdays

Returns for Children at The Gardens! Join us fall, winter, spring and summer as we discover plants that make each season special. These classes include field learning in  The Gardens, a plant to take home and more. Visit our website at for upcoming topics, dates and to register. For more information, contact Education Program Coordinator Ellen Hardy at 205.414.3953 or

New to the series for 2013 A carefully selected children’s book related to the theme will be highlighted and shared during each program in the series to excite and enrich our field discoveries through science and stories!

Aflutter with Monarchs: Garden Expedition For children K-3rd grade Instructor: Sharon Pollard Saturday, September 28 | 10-noon Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $12 Members | $15 Non-Members


Celebrate the first week of fall as we are all aflutter about monarch butterflies! Discover their life cycle, how they help plants for pollination, how they need plants for food and homes, and how you can help! Go on an expedition in The Gardens to explore and discover butterfly habitats carrying gear including magnifyers, your handcrafted butterfly journal, colored pencils, and a sense of excitement. Includes keepsake visual arts and crafts. We’ll share Amazing Matilda: A Monarch’s Tale by Bette A. Stevens. Registration even includes butterfly milkweed to take home so that you can help monarchs find their food source along their travels!

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. Introduction to Mycology (elective) Instructor: Juan Luis Mata, Ph.D. Saturday, September 7 | 8:30 - 12:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Garden $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Introduction to Botany (core) Instructor: Tom Diggs Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, September 14 | 8:30-4:30 p.m. $80 Members | $90 Non-Members

Alabama’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 Glimpse into Sustainability (field trip) Trip leader: John Manion Saturday, October 12 | 8 - 6 p.m. Location: Marion and Perry, AL $60 Members | $70 Non-Members (includes lunch)

Autumn Identification of Native Woody Plants (elective) Instructor: Fred Spicer Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, November 9 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 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 Native Plant Conservation (core)

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

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

Introduction to Plant Taxonomy/Classification (core) 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 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 Visit or call 205.414.3950 for more information.

photo courtesy A.L. Gibson

This year’s conference will honor Louise G. (Weesie) Smith, a pioneer in Alabama conservation and in the promotion of our wondrous native flora. Weesie shown with Kaul Wildflower Curator John Manion.


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

Chairman Level

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 Mr. & Mrs. Murray W. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. South, III Benefactor Level

Ms. Elna R. Brendel Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James M. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III Southern Progress Corporation Mr. & Mrs. Rick Stukes

As of July 31, 2013 Patron Level

Mrs. Frances D. Blount Ann & Angelo Bruno Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Bob de Buys Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Fletcher Mr. & Mrs. J.S.M. French The Hill-Allison Charitable Lead Trust Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. Dr. 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. Jarred O. Taylor, II Mrs. Lucille R. Thompson

Gifts to The Library at

Birmingham Botanical Gardens May-July 2013 Dr. Stephen G. Rostand

– in honor of Katherine S. Rostand Carol Hagood Lisa Ennis Elaine Hill Mary Pate Virginia Barr

As of June 15, 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 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 * 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 . 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

The Perennial Society’s newest members, Deborah & John Sellers and Executive Director Fred Spicer.

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Betty B. Adams

Michael J. Froning

Serrill Arello

Charles P. Grant

Chase Blackwell

Mildred Gregg

Mrs. Ann H. Massey

Mrs. Elberta G. Reid Mr. & Mrs. Dodd Hamre

Virginia R. Brown

Dr. & Mrs. Tom Tartt Brown, Jr. Leland Burgess

Mr. & Mrs. C. Eugene Boles Mrs. Barbara S. Grant

Lillian Groover

Margaret Propper

Mr. & Mrs. William T. Mayfield III

Mr. & Mrs. W. F. Land

Mr. & Mrs. Alberto E. Chiesa Ms. Anne-Katrin Krueger Mr. Waltraud J. Lawaczeck Ms. F. Ruth Luketic Mrs. Mel Robinson Ms. Rita Stone Mrs. Frances Wideman

William R. Ireland

Jay Robinson

Sara A. Jones

Winyss Shepard

Jane H. Head

Claire H. Fairley

Robert E. Hull

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III

David M. Fitzgerald

Ms. Melissa Tuck

Mary P. Forman

Mr. & Mrs. John Abernethy III Mr. & Mrs. Charles Bottcher Dr. & Mrs. Peter D. Bunting, Jr. Mrs. Samuel H. Burr Dr. & Mrs. Jay Carter Mr. & Mrs. Marcus Cassimus Mr. & Mrs. Joe Cleage Mr. & Mrs. John T. Cotton Mrs. James H. Emack Mrs. Louise P. Griffin Mr. & Mrs. Wyatt R. Haskell Mrs. James Hayes Mr. & Mrs. Phil B. Henle Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Hinds Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. MacKenzie, III Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Naftel Mr. & Mrs. Dalton NeSmith Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III Mr. & Mrs. Bill Pate Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Pritchard Mrs. Elberta G. Reid Mrs. Carol Ringland Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Sledge, III Mr. & Mrs. Mell G. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Stephen W. Still, Jr. Ms. Kalen Swanson Mr. & Mrs. Donald B. Sweeney Mr. & Mrs. George M. Van Tassel, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. James R. Williams

Jere M. Phillips

Boothby Realty Incorporated

Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Frei

William W. Featheringill

Samuel J. Pezzillo

Mr. & Mrs. Samuel J. Pezzillo

Ms. Bonnie O’Bannon

Mrs. Lynn D. Grimsley

Dr. & Mrs. Peter D. Bunting, Jr. Mrs. J. M. Morgan, Jr. Mrs. Elberta G. Reid Dr. & Mrs. James R. Williams

Ham Perkins

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III

Mrs. William R. Ireland

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Simon Leo M. Karpeles

Mr. & Mrs. Rex Alexander Mr. & Mrs. George M. Van Tassel, Jr. Mary C. Kirkpatrick

Mr. & Mrs. Felix M. Drennen, III Protective Life Corporation Malcolm R. Klauss

Mr. & Mrs. Samuel J. Pezzillo Helen Lawlor

Ms. Frances H. Lawlor Joyce Markle

Mrs. Elberta G. Reid

Mark L. McCrary

Mr. & Mrs. Earl Trafton

Mary R. Mellen

Mrs. Katherine Avant

Thomas L. Merrill

Mrs. J. W. Bledsoe, Jr.

Mrs. Mel Robinson

Dr. & Mrs. David Jackson Ed Smith

Mr. David Kilmer Catherine S. Smithwick

Mrs. Susan H. Justice

Mary A. Stacey

Ms. Claire Caldwell

Adele A. Stockham

Mrs. James H. Emack Richard J. & Charlotte Rushton Stockham Advised Fund Mr. & Mrs. Temple W. Tutwiler, III Charlie Thomas

Mr. & Mrs. C. Eugene Boles Dan Wagner

Mr. Frank A. Wagner Dot Walton

Mr. John McGill

Margaret Webb

Edgar Montgomery

Ms. Catherine Rogers

Mr. Bill A. McElroy & Family Mrs. Jane Mullins Mr. & Mrs. Bob Terry

Michael B. Parsons

Mary Belle Yardley

Mr. & Mrs. Joe Cleage

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

memorials memorials

Mrs. James H. Emack


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honors honors 5 . 1. 13- 6. 30. 13

Birmingham Disc Golfers Red Mountain Garden Club

Margi Ingram Major General Troy Rhone

Emily W. Bowron Mrs. Emily C. Winburn

Fay B. Ireland Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III Mrs. Lucille R. Thompson

Philip Cox Ms. Janet Cox

Anniversary of

Pearl M. Drewry Dr. & Mrs. L. Aubrey Drewry

Grady Jones Mr. Robert Waudby & Ms. Anne C. Waudby

Glen Iris


Association Red Mountain Garden Club Jane B. Grant Ms. Judy May Trish & Stan Hirshfield Mr. Frederick R. Spicer & Ms. Kim McBride Henry F. Hughes Red Mountain Garden Club Dolores Hydock Ms. Glo Spruill

Mr. & Mrs.

David M. Kitchens Dr. Bisakha Sen Miriam McClung Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Bundy Jeannine McElroy Ms. Juanita Colbert Susan & Stephen. McGarry Mr. Frederick R. Spicer & Ms. Kim McBride Marianne S. Morgan Ms. Melanie S. Morgan

Anna Owen Mrs. Lucy Parker

Katherine S. Rostand Dr. & Mrs. Stephen G. Rostand

The Following are Donors Who Have Supported the First Phase of Renovations of Our Historic Conservatory City of Birmingham

Mike Rushing Weatherly Garden Club Wildflowers Garden Club

Butrus Family Advised Fund

Jennifer Sanders Mrs. Janet V. Perry

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham

Carol Schulz Mr. & Mrs. Vitaly Charny

Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Daniel

Louise G. Smith Martha & Ron Council Dr. & Mrs. Mike Rushing Frederick R. Spicer Alabama Hydrangea Society Red Mountain Garden Club Ruth A. Steele Anonymous Mary Alice Thurman Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence G. Michalove

The Daniel Foundation of Alabama Holly Oak Garden Club Lorol Roden Bowron Rediker Rucker Foundation Brooke Family Foundation Lucille Stewart Beeson Charitable Trust Anonymous

Robert Wendorf Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence G. Michalove

donors donors

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Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Edward K. Aldag, Jr. Mr. James Allen Mrs. Dorothy T. Ashby Ms. Leah R. Atkins Mrs. Katherine Avant Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Banks Mr. and Mrs. John H. Beeler, Jr. Lucille S. Beeson Charitable Trust City of Birmingham Dr. William M. Bishop Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Blair Mr. and Mrs. Lucian F. Bloodworth Brasfield & Gorrie Dr. and Mrs. Tom Tartt Brown, Jr. Brushwood Nursery Dr. James Bryant, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Bundy Dr. and Mrs. Peter D. Bunting, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Burks Burr & Forman LLP Mr. and Mrs. Timothy A.R. Callahan Camellia Garden Club Mr. and Mrs. Ehney Addison Camp, III Dr. and Mrs. James E. Cantrell, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Lee Carter Mr. and Mrs. Vitaly Charny City of Vestavia Hills Mr. and Mrs. W. Frank Cobb, III Ms. Carole H. Cobb Mr. and Mrs. Brian Coffee Ms. Juanita Colbert Mr. and Mrs. John Collins Mr. and Mrs. Robert Collins The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham

Mr. and Mrs. A. Philip Cook, Jr. Mrs. Hope Cooper Ms. Gwen Cox Mr. and Mrs. Philip Crane Mr. and Mrs. Francis H. Crockard, Jr. Dr. Henry Crommelin, Jr. Mr. Stewart Mott Dansby Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Darby Mr. and Mrs. C. Hartwell Davis, Jr. Diamond Tours, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Arnold G. Diethelm Dirt Daubers Garden Club Mr. and Mrs. Alan J. Dreher Mr. and Mrs. George Dreher Dr. and Mrs. L. Aubrey Drewry Dunn French Foundation Dr. Robert P. Eichelberger Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. Evans, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Falkenburg Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Florie Dr. and Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Frei Mr. and Mrs. J.S.M. French Mr. and Mrs. Clarke H. Gillespy Mr. and Mrs. Hubert W. Goings, Jr. Mike and Gillian Goodrich Foundation Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Goodwyn, Jr. Mrs. Barbara S. Grant Mr. and Mrs. William M. Gresham Mrs. Lynn D. Grimsley Mr. and Mrs. Jay Grinney Mrs. Carmen B. Habeeb Mr. and Mrs. Christopher B. Harmon Mr. and Mrs. William Harris Dr. and Mrs. Jimmie H. Harvey, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Calvin C. Haynes

Mr. J. Keith Hazelrig Mr. and Mrs. Colin Helman Mr. and Mrs. Dan L. Hendley Hess Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Henry Hobbs, IV Ms. Valerie W. Holley Mr. and Mrs. George Hinton Holman Mr. and Mrs. John S. Hornsby Mr. and Mrs. Christopher W. Hoyt Mr. and Mrs. Clark Huddle Mrs. Charles W. Ireland Mrs. Fay B. Ireland Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Ireland, II Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Jackson Dr. and Mrs. David Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Norman Jetmundsen, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Brian D. Judd Junior League of Birmingham Mrs. Susan H. Justice Dr. and Mrs. Charles R. Katholi Estate of Pamela Kaul Mr. David Kilmer Dr. and Mrs. Price Kloess Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Land Mr. and Mrs. Duane Larson Mr. and Mrs. Benny M. LaRussa, Jr. Ms. Frances H. Lawlor Leaf & Petal Mr. and Mrs. Joe L. Leak Mrs. Natalie Lee Lorderbaum Odrezin & Associates LLC Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lee Lucas Mr. and Mrs. George G. Lynn, Sr. Ms. Sandra Lynn Mr. and Mrs. Rick MacKay Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. MacKenzie, III Mrs. Ann H. Massey Dr. Charles A. McCallum

Mrs. Lynette A. McCary Charles and Elizabeth Miller Mrs. Karen Miller Mr. and Mrs. Ben K. Miree Ms. Melanie S. Morgan Ms Marion C. Murphy Mr. and Mrs. Drayton Nabers, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III Dr. & Mrs. Joe R. Norman Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Northen, III Mrs. Lucy Parker Mr. & Mrs. William C. Patterson Mr. Richard Paxton Mr. & Mrs. Samuel J. Pezzillo Mr. Jack B. Porterfield, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Wilmer S. Poynor, III Dr. & Mrs. John W. Poynor Mr. & Mrs. Goode Price, III Mrs. Hunter J. Price, Jr. Ms. Nancy Price Ms. Mary Anna Raburn Ms. Bari Reaves Ms. Madeline Reeves Ms. Carolyn Reich Major General Troy Rhone Mrs. Mel Robinson Dr. & Mrs. Mike Rushing Pearl & Don Ryan Surget & Carl Sanders Jr. Mr. Nathaniel L. Self Mr. & Mrs. Randall Sellers

Mr. & Mrs. Leo A. Shaia Mr. & Mrs. Jim Shaw Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock Mr. & Mrs. Roland T. Short Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Simon Mrs. Lamar Smith, Jr. Mr. Frederick R. Spicer & Ms. Kim McBride Mr. & Mrs. Robert Keeling Spotswood Ms. Glo Spruill Mr. Taylor Steele Mr. & Mrs. John S. Steiner Mr. & Mrs. Rusty Stewart, Jr. Ms. Rosemary Strouss Mr. & Mrs. Eugene P. Stutts Mr. & Mrs. Russell R. Stutts, Jr. Susan Mott Webb Charitable Trust Mr. & Mrs. Bob Terry Mrs. Lucille R. Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Temple W. Tutwiler, III Mr. & Mrs. Ingram D. Tynes Mr. & Mrs. Alexander D. Vare Dr. Robert E. Varner & Dr. Pam Varner The Honorable & Mrs. J. Scott Vowell Mr. Frank A. Wagner Welch Hornsby & Welch, Inc.

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President $1,000

Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Clayton, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William M. Gresham Mr. & Mrs. Jay Grinney Ms. Sharon Moore & Mr. Edward Berko

Ambassador $500 Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Clayton, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William M. Gresham Mr. & Mrs. Jay Grinney Ms. Sharon Moore & Mr. Edward Berko

Oak $250 Dr. & Mrs. Jon J. Blankenship Mr. & Mrs. Richard Brockman Martha & Ron Council Mr. & Mrs. Marc Eason Mr. & Mrs. Richard T. Harley Mr. Dan Hutchson Mr. & Mrs. Michael Lee Lucas Dr. & Mrs. David S. McKee, Jr. Ms. Lori Oswald & Mr. Hans Paul Mr. & Mrs. J. Franklin Ozment Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Pearce Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Pless Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Rowe Mr. & Mrs. Lathrop W. Smith, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Alfred Stanley, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Walton

Magnolia $100 Mr. & Mrs. Darrell Arnold Mr. & Mrs. Morris C. Benners, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Boswell, Jr. Mr. William M. Bowen, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Ehney Addison Camp, III Mrs. Mary B. Carr Mr. & Mrs. Alton L. Comans Mrs. Carolyn P. Drennen Mrs. Shawn Dunaway Mr. & Mrs. Paul Elkourie Dr. & Mrs. Richard Feist Mr. & Mrs. Winston Gillum, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Morton Goldfarb Mr. & Mrs. Robin Harbin Mr. & Mrs. Mike Harfield Mr. & Mrs. William L. Hinds, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Greg Horn Mrs. Jessie Y. Jemison Mrs. Beverly Kimes Lisa & Chuck Krebbs Mrs. Sandra Lawler Mr. & Mrs. Wade A. Mahlke Mr. & Mrs. Jim Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. Hugh J. Morgan, Jr. Mrs. C. Stockham Murdock Mr. & Mrs. Irvine C. Porter, III Mr. & Mrs. Tom Powell Mr. & Mrs. Steven P. Roberts

Mr. & Mrs. Michael D. Ross Ms Karen Shepard Mr. & Mrs. Steve Smith Mrs. Peter G. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Albert F. Thomasson Mr. & Mrs. Richard R. Vevle Mrs. Alecia Warnock Dr. Paul C. Weir & Mrs. Amanda Adams Mr. & Mrs. George F. Wheelock, III Dr. & Mrs. George L. Zorn, Jr.

Hydrangea $60

Ms. Terry P. Adams Mr. & Mrs. John Alsbrooks Mrs. Carla Aycock Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Baker Dr. & Mrs. Robert Bashinsky Mr. & Mrs. Murray Beck Mr. Brian L. Bellenger Mr. & Mrs. David R. Boyd Mrs. Dorothy D. Boyd Mr. & Mrs. Donnie Breaseale Ms. Peggy Brown Mr. & Mrs. Paul Buchanan Dr. & Mrs. Erskine Carmichael Mr. & Mrs. Philip Carroll Mrs. Frances T. Carter Dr. & Mrs. J. Denis Catalano Mr. & Mrs. Bill Cather Jr. Mrs. Linda Champlin Mr. David M. Clark Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Clayton, Jr. Ms. Gloria Clemmensen & Ms. Charm McIngvale Ms. Patricia Comer & Mr. Kent Upshaw Ms. Barbara Crowe Mr. & Mrs. Richard Cruse Mr. & Mrs. Tom Davis Mr.& Mrs. Neil & Dianne Davis Ms. Jean Dickerson Mr. & Mrs. Anthony DiPiazza Mr. & Mrs. Preston Dixon Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Doss Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Ellis Mr. & Mrs. Richard Enders Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Epstein Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Esdale Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Etheredge Ms. Mary V. Farrar Dr. Edwin Fineberg & Dr. Naomi S. Fineberg Mr. & Mrs. Denson N. Franklin Mrs. Jackie Fulmer Mrs. Betty J. Funderburg Mr. Joseph G. Gamble Ms. Carie Gancy Mrs. Lanier Gartland Mr. & Mrs. James M. Gillespy, III Mrs. Lalie Given Dr. & Mrs. Robert P. Glaze Sarah & John Glover Mr. & Mrs. Mike Graham Ms. Susan Gray Mrs. Beth Hardwick Mrs. Laura Hargrove Mr. & Mrs. Louis Heck Ms. Alice Helms

Mrs. Bernice Hill Mrs. Eve W. Holloway Mr. & Mrs. Terry Horne Ronald & Elizabeth Howard Mr. & Mrs. Rusty Hughes Mr. Gary Jacobs Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Johnston Mrs. Marcus Jones, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Louis Josof Mr. & Mrs. Brian D. Judd Ms. Diane Kanzler Mr. & Mrs. Michael C. Keel Mr. & Mrs. Carlton Kelley Mr. & Mrs. Drew Kennedy Mr. & Mrs. Andrew C. Kilpatrick Mrs. Elizabeth B. King Mr. & Mrs. Brett Kitterman Dr. & Mrs. Robert Kleinstein Mr. & Mrs. Barney Lanier Mr. & Mrs. John Latham Mrs. Natalie Lee Mrs. Gayle Leitman Jonathan & Sara Ellen Levine Ms. Elaine O. Lewis Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Lewis Mrs. Lucy Loflin Mr. Don B. Long & Dr. Marianna Long Ms. Annie Loo Mr. & Mrs. Michael D. Luce Mr. & Mrs. Truitt Luckie Mrs. Dianne H. Luketic Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mancill Mrs. Vicki Marion Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Mason Bill & Melinda Mathews Mr. & Mrs. James May Mrs. Amy McCain Mrs. Rachel McCrorie Mrs. Zhaleh McCullers Mrs. Linda P. McCullough Ms. Jeannine McElroy Ms. Elizabeth Mitchell Mr. M. Eugene Moor, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Moore Mr. & Mrs. John D. Moore Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Mouron Mr. & Mrs. Joe D. Murphy Mr. & Mrs. Cliff O’Rear Mr. & Mrs. Jim Palmer Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Parker Ms. Jessica L. Parks Ms. Mary T. Pate Ms. Becky Patterson Ms. Laura D. Pointer Ms. Sheri Polnasek Mr. Jason Powell Ms. Wendelyn Price Mr. & Mrs. Roger D. Rader William & Barbara Ranieri Mr. & Mrs. Gary Ray Mr. & Mrs. Troy Rhone Mr. & Mrs. L. B. Richardson, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Fred Rogers Ms Jessica Roskin Mr. & Mrs. James Rotenstreich Dr. & Mrs. Samuel Rubin Mrs. Goodloe Rutland Mr. & Mrs. John D. Saxon Ms. Catherine Fontaine Schiller Mrs. Margot R. Shaw

Ms. Elaine Shealy Mrs. Betty Shipman Mrs. Lynne O. Simmons Mrs. Sara R. Sistrunk Ms. Jenny L. Smith Mrs. Catherine P. Smith Dr. Hughes Evans & Dr. Eric Sorscher Mr. & Mrs. John H. Stack Mr. & Mrs. Stephen W. Still, Jr. Mr. Cris Stone Dr. & Mrs. John P. Strickland Mr. Bill & Arabella Tatum James & Frances Thompson Dr. & Mrs. Rune Toms Dr. & Mrs. I. J. Tortorici Mr. & Mrs. Bayard S. Tynes, Jr. Mr. Dale & Patty Vann Mr. James Vinson Ms. LaDonna R. Walley Ms. Carol G. Washington Ms. Cynthia Watts Mr. & Mrs. Drew Whitmire Mr. & Mrs. Oliver Williams Ms. Nancy Williams Mrs. Yorke Williams Mr. Johnny Wood Mr. & Mrs. Peter T. Worthen Mr. & Mrs. Harold Yoder

Trillium $45

Mrs. Pamela Alling Ms. Vicki L. Bailey Ms. Mimi Boston Mrs. Kathryn Boswell Mr. Mike Bounds Ms. Nancy Bowers Ms. Laura J. Brookhart Ms. Rebecca Castleberry Mr. William H. Cole Ms. Mary Colgin Dr. Laura Cotlin Mrs. Robert M. Crouch Mrs. Robert Crumbaugh, Jr. Ms. Linda DeMarco Ms. Diane Dudney Mr. William Duffey Mrs. Mickey Farmer Mr. & Mrs. Hugh S. Gainer Ms. Rose Gaston Ms. Jeanne Gibbs Dr. & Mrs. John S. Gould Mrs. Cecily Graham-Chaney & Mr. Arthur Chaney Ms. Tracy Hale Ms. Kathryn F. Harwell Mr. & Mrs. David S. Hassinger Mrs. Patricia Hawkins Mrs. Caroline M. Head Mrs. Jane Henderson Ms. Sandra Holtzclaw Mr. & Mrs. Pete Horton Mrs. Crawford T. Johnson, III Mrs. Monro B. Lanier II Ms. Denise Lecroy Dr. & Mrs. William A. Leitner

Ms. Gail Lucas Mr. Henry Sharpe Lynn, Jr. Mrs. Kathryn MacLeod Ms. Louise Mahon Mr. & Mrs. David Marshall Jeffrey & Jeanon Massien J.C. McCombs Col. Earl C. McCrary Mrs. & Mr. Charlotte McDavid Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. McElroy Ms. Gladys Morris Ms. Thelma V. Mueller Dr. & Mrs. Paul Nagrodzki Ms. Mitchie Neel Ms. Joan Norred Mrs. Sondra S. Olmsted Ms. Mitzi K. Owen Mrs. Gail H. Parrish Ms. Margaret H. Parsons Ms. Jeanne Philpott Mrs. Michael H. Poe Mrs. Belle Prosser Mr. Michael F. Raczynski Mrs. Betty Rice Ms. Linda Sanders Mrs. Barbara Short Mrs. Darlene Slamen Mrs. Juanita Smith Ms. Charlotte Smith Mrs. Edith Waldrop Mrs. Leonard J. Weil Mrs. Marlene S. Whikehart Ms. Julie Whiting Ms. Elizabeth Whitt Ms. Cathy Wilhelm Ms. Sandra Willis Mrs. Suzanne H. Woodall

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Young Professional Ms. Madeline Adams & Mr. Pete Bine Mr. & Mrs. Doug Foshee Mr. Caldwell Mackin Mr. Billy W. Martin & Ms. Mary A. Peterson Mr. William Wright Ms. Kendra Burns Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Crosson Mrs. Kathleen M. D’ Agostino Ms. Kate Davis Ms. Ginny Heard Ms. Lauren Kallus Ms. Patricia Koski Mr. & Mrs. Albert S. Naughton Ms. Carol Ogle Ms. Jessica J. Pitts Ms. Jennifer Quinto


Mrs. Marjory E. Dunn Mr. Leon Godchaux Ms. Olean Kenny


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