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Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens 2012 B oard
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On The Cover On Thursday, June 7, the Junior Board of Birmingham Botanical presented Garden Mixology. Students learned the secrets of Dram master bartender Michael’s famous Mojito in “The Zone!” Michael Connors has been tending bar for five years and is currently serving delicious beverages at nearby Dram in Mountain Brook Village. Dram features Birmingham’s most extensive collection of bourbon, Scotch and various whiskeys. The Junior Board is a group of dedicated junior patrons who seek to increase awareness and involvement among their peers. They aim to increase diversity here at The Gardens, and host events and classes to achieve their goals and to help us fulfill our mission. Learn more about the Junior Board at www.bbgardens. org/juniorboard.
At Large: Cathy Adams Laurie Allen Shane Boatright Maggie Brooke Gary Burley Barbara Burton Clarke Gillespy Tricia Holbrook Robert Holmes Margi Ingram Sheryl Kimerling Mike Malone Fred Murray Kathryn Porter Lucy Tutwiler Mary Williamson Amanda Fleming, Junior Board President
O ur M ission Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens promotes public knowledge of plants, gardens and the environment; & receives, raises & administers resources for these purposes. O ur V ision The vision of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is to be one of the nation’s preeminent botanical gardens.
M ain������������������������������������������������������� 205.414.3950 Fred Spicer����������������������������������������������������� Executive Director Olivia Alison ��������������������������������������� Director of Development Stephanie Banks��������������������������������������������Director of Finance Elizabeth Drewry�������������������������������������������������������������Librarian Ellen Hardy��������������������������� Education Program Coordinator Blake Ells����������������������������������� Public Relations Coordinator Henry Hughes ����������������������������������������� Director of Education George Jenkins��������������������������������������������Development Officer Jason Kirby ������������������������������������Library Assistant & Archivist Andrew Krebbs�������������� Director of Marketing & Membership Hope Long��������������������������������������Director of Library Services John Manion���������������������� Curator of Kaul Wildflower Garden Shelly McCarty��������������������������������Special Events Coordinator Pam McCleod�������������������������������������������������������� Gift Processor Jennifer Sanders������������������������ Plant Adventures Coordinator Phyllis Sutton����������������������������� Education Activities Specialist Taylor Steele��������������������������������������������Volunteer Coordinator Rona Walters�����������������������������������������������Membership Assistant The Garden Dirt is the newsletter of Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The Garden Dirt is published six times a year to foster awareness and support events, services, and significant programs of Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. We welcome your comments and address corrections. Please contact: Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Editor, Andrew Krebbs 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, AL 35223 205.414.3959 or firstname.lastname@example.org bbgardens.org Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens practices a policy of equal opportunity and equal access to services for all persons regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, orientation or sex. Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a facility of Birmingham Park and Recreation Board. The deadline for the Sept/Oct issue is August 15.
Cover photo courtesy of Wynter Byrd Photography.
Dear Friends: Things are gearing up for us here at the gardens as a summer of busy preparation swings into an even busier fall. Numerous events, classes and activities have our calendar packed and we hope you’ll share some of your time with all your friends here (or make new ones), whether at one of our early evening Cocktails at The Gardens, our reinvigorateded signature Antiques at The Gardens gala and show, or our always-anticipated Fall Plant Sale. Information about all of these and more are in this issue and always at www.bbgardens.org. Speaking of plants, a full slate of adult classes is sure to make you a better gardener, regardless of your level of expertise or area of gardening interest. We take pride in these offerings and the highly knowledgeable instructors we bring to you. Your feedback tells us we’re doing a great job, and keeps us looking for even better topics, teachers and trends to bring to you. For a full report on all of our mission-based education programs, including The Library and Volunteer activities, see our Education Impact Statement at www.bbgardens.org/education. Finally, as the weather cools, we begin what for me is the best gardening season. “Fall is For Planting” began as a marketing slogan for the Pennsylvania Nurseryman’s Association in the early 1980s. I was fortunate to work for a time for one of the people instrumental in coining this and bringing it to the fore. The late Bradshaw Snipes was a business visionary cloaked in the garb and demeanor of a humble Quaker nurseryman. His goal was to emphasize to the gardening public what nursery professionals have always known: fall is the best time to plant most things, particularly trees and shrubs. So it’s about time we all did that! See you in The Gardens,
Fred Spicer Executive Director
Author Event: Felder Rushing September 9 Cocktails in The Gardens September 13 October 11 Alabama Orchid Society Show September 22 & 23 Antiques at The Gardens: Art, Jewelry & Antiques October 4-7 Gala in The Gardens October 4 Lecture by Alex Hitz October 5 Fall Plant Sale October 20 & 21 Dirt Dash Fun Run/Walk November 17
Alabama Orchid Society Show & Sale Admission: Free September 21 - 23 Show Hours: September 22, Noon - 6 p.m. September 23, 11 - 4 p.m.
Sale Hours: September 21, 10 - 6 p.m. September 22, 10 - 6 p.m. September 23, 11 - 4 p.m.
Red Diamond Lecture Series presents
Arts, Jewelry and Antiques Come, Shop, Be Inspired. IBERIABANK proudly presents the seventh annual Antiques at The Gardens: Arts, Jewelry and Antiques at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, October 4 – 7, 2012. This year, Antiques at The Gardens will feature Tastemakers who are regionally and nationally known architects, interior designers and landscape designers. Each designer will curate themed areas with goods selected from the best of Birmingham and other sources around the country. Come, shop and be inspired! The show will continue to include dealers from across the United States presenting antiques, furniture, porcelain, fine art, silver, garden accessories and jewelry.
Chef and author of My Beverly Hills Kitchen: Classic Southern Cooking with a French Twist
Friday, October 5, 2012 | 10:30 a.m. $30 per person | limited seating Alex’s book will be available for purchase at Leaf & Petal at The Gardens Gift Shop during the event. You can preorder your copy by calling 205.877.3030. Alex will be available to sign copies of his book.
Tastemakers will join national antiques dealers including: John Dennison Fine Art from North Myrtle Beach, SC, Thomas M. Fortner Antiques from Memphis, TN, Joseph M. Hayes from Columbus, OH, McDounough Fine Art from Atlanta, GA, Edwin C. Skinner Antiques from Fairhope, AL and Whitehall Antiques from Chapel Hill, NC. The Sterne Agee Gala in The Gardens kicks off the weekend’s festivities on Thursday, October 4 – an exclusive, black-tie event offering an opportunity for guests to shop in a cocktail environment before the sale opens to the public on Friday. This year, guests will enjoy hors d’eouvres from some of Birmingham’s finest restaurants: Veranda on Highland, Fleming’s, Ocean, Kathy G, GianMarco’s and daniel george.
This year’s Red Diamond Lecture Series will feature renowned chef Alex Hitz on Friday, October 5. An Atlanta native, Hitz regularly hosts elegant, Southern-themed dinner parties in his Los Angeles kitchen that have welcomed guests like former First Lady Nancy Reagan and heiress Betsy Bloomingdale. His food line, “The Beverly Hills Kitchen,” is available exclusively through Home Shopping Network and he will be releasing a new cookbook this Fall. Hitz will be signing copies of his cookbook following the lecture, which will be available for purchase at the event.
My Beverly Hills Kitchen Luncheon hosted by Alex Hitz and Richard Keith Langham
Friday, October 5, 2012 | 12:30 p.m. $125* per person | limited seating Register online at www.bbgardens.org/antiques. Join Alex Hitz and Richard Keith Langham as they host My Beverly Hills Kitchen Luncheon featuring recipes from Alex’s new book. The seated luncheon will take place under a tent on the plaza at The Gardens. Guests will enjoy tables decorated using Alex’s tablescape designs. *$125 admission includes lunch, wine and lecture.
Mary Evelyn McKee | Pied-à-terre Bill Ingram | Weekend Getaway Wendy Barze & Marjorie Johnston The Rainbow Room Tammy Connor Let There Be Light
Antiques at The Gardens Schedule Public Show Hours Friday, October 5 | 10 – 5 p.m. Saturday, October 6 | 10 – 5 p.m. Sunday, October 7 | 1 – 5 p.m. Tickets: $10 Special Events
Liz Woods | Beach House Cameron Crowe The Jewel Box Karen Luce & Cathy Harvey The Gallery
Meet our Tastemakers!
Sterne Agee Gala in The Gardens Thursday, October 4 | 7 – midnight Tickets: $150*
Troy Rhone | Secret Garden Kitty White | The Art of Paint
Judy Hill & Barbara Ashford Mirror Mirror on the Wall
Ware Porter | Behind the Privet Hedge
Red Diamond Lecture Series Alex Hitz Lecture Friday, October 7 |10:30 a.m. Tickets: $30* Luncheon with Alex Friday, October 7 | 12:30 p.m. $125 (includes lecture) *Price includes show admission Proceeds support educational programs at The Gardens.
Leah Hazzard | Living with Flowers
For more information, purchase tickets or to view the 2012 show catalog visit www.bbgardens.org/antiques.
V o lu n t e e r s
Our Own Superheroes: The Library Volunteers “Greatest education I’ve ever received without going back to school”. -Thelma Stichweh, Library Volunteer Superheroes have been around since the beginning of civilized society. The Greeks and Romans had tales of Odysseus and Hercules, while Northern Europe celebrated Thor and Beowulf. One thing these characters shared was their heroism, superhuman in strength and ability. Birmingham Botanical Gardens has its own superhero team, equipped with an uncanny knowledge of plants and the natural world, dedicated to helping assist our patrons with all available resources in The Library. At our disposal is a collection of more than 8,100 horticultural, botanical and natural science books, 60 magazine publications, an extensive children’s collection and an archived collection of rare books and donated artifacts. The Library at The Gardens has been serving the Birmingham community with the reliance of a volunteer staff for over 41 years. We’re fortunate to maintain our superhero team whose dedicated service has allowed sustained success. Superheroes inspire us to be extraordinary, and the efforts of our dedicated team are no exception. Next time you’re at The Gardens, we encourage you to visit The Library and say hello to our own Hercules, Jupiter, Thor and Beowulf. The Library’s volunteer team includes: Elmira Elmore Suzanne Clisby Melissa Anderson Ann Ray Kathy Rostand Alycia Duff Thelma Stichweh Archie Blackmon Joanne Carnes Kathie Tullis
Martha Picardy Jeanne Bearden Diane Remick Virginia McLean Pat Cosgrove Cathy O’Sheal Bernadine Faulkner Bertice Brown Patty Finnegan Melanie Geer
Ann Galbraith Sharon Johnston Heidi Mueninghoff Bertice Brown Sue Boldin Sheila Sztanyo Fletcher Allen Earlie Stowe Margaret Bish Grace Buettner
Volunteer Recognition: Joyce Dean
“The Thyme Lady” Joyce and Homer Dean began volunteering in 1992 with The Herb Army. Though Homer passed in 2002, his contributions and memory are celebrated with a memorial bench located in the Herb Terrace Garden. Joyce carries on her family’s spirit and enthusiasm, having earned the crown of “The Thyme Lady” after decades of ensuring the Herb Terrace displays the best varieties of thyme and for her hours of propagating and potting herbs for the Spring Plant Sale. “We all are very close. We just have a good time together,” Joyce says of her Herb Army comrades. Joyce embodies the spirit of volunteerism. She is one of many that helps The Gardens maintain its beauty year round. We’re honored to have Joyce as a part of our family and thankful for her service.
Lobby Flowers Spotlight The Gardens Lobby Flower Urn has been adorned with some wonderful floral arrangements for the past few weeks. The Gardens would like to thank Caroline Wynn, Brenda Warren , Mary Jo Quintana, Jason Kirby, Sharon Bromberg, Leaf & Petal, Bimi Cox, Zhaleh McCullers, Carol Poyner and Dr. John Floyd for contributing their time and beautiful arrangements. If you are interested in contributing an arrangement for one week, please contact Taylor Steele, volunteer coordinator, at 205.414.3962 or email@example.com.
Floral arrangement by Leaf & Petal.
By now you’ve likely heard that Jason Kirby has become a permanent fixture at The Gardens. While his face is familiar, Kirby became a full-time addition to The Gardens’ staff after serving more than 11 years at the downtown Linn-Henley Research Library in the Tutwiler Collection of Southern History department. He utilizes a unique knowledge of special collections and extensive experience acquired, planting it at The Gardens and offering Birmingham fertile ground for educational growth.
Why do we need Archives? Felder Rushing Author of Slow Gardening Believing that too many would-be gardeners are intimidated by a crush of how-to experts “We are daunted, not dumb,” he says, Felder uses an offbeat, down home approach rife with humorous anecdotes, garden-irreverent metaphors, zany observations and stunning photography to help gardeners get past the “stinkin’ rules” of horticulture.
Archives are as old as civilization. Since society has been capable, it has preserved its records for succeeding generations. As The Gardens evolves, it is vital to preserve our own institutional identity and heritage. Without thorough knowledge of our past, we will never appreciate the present. The Gardens is fortunate to cement Jason Kirby as the now full-time caretaker of this delicate and unique collection, offering Birmingham’s future generations a comprehensive physical history of Alabama’s largest living museum. Visit the Gerlach Plant Information Center (GPIC) inside the Garden Center during September and October for the exhibit:
The Wonderful World of Gourds
September 9, 2 p.m.
Artist Display September / October
Linn-Henley Lecture Hall
Artist Deborah Hughes
“Down the Garden Path and to the Water’s Edge”
Registration Required: www.bbgardens.org/classes or 205.414.3958 Book Signing to follow lecture Books available for purchase at Leaf & Petal at The Gardens Gift Shop
L i b r a r y S e rv i c e s
Archives and Rare Book Room
Opening Reception September 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Thyme to Read September 4: The French Gardener By Santa Montefiore
October 9: How Carrots Won the Trojan War By Rebecca Rupp
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to get involved.
Good Things Growing… In The Gardens
Fred Spicer, Executive Director
Occasionally, The Gardens sponsors outings like our June trip to Newport, RI. One of my roles on these ventures is to report on the survivability in Birmingham of certain plants we see. Invariably, it’s a disappointing “no,” or a snarky “not for long.” Still, I encourage everyone to revel in this; why travel if all you see are the same plants in a different city? One stunner we saw at Blithewold Arboretum brought a different response: “perhaps.” Katsuratree, Cercidiphyllum japonicum, is virtually worshipped among exotic tree lovers. Full-grown specimens are lovely in all seasons, with a distinct appearance that combines beauty and grace with (eventual) substantial size. There are weeping cultivars (‘Pendula’ [left] and ‘Amazing Grace’ are two) and after ungainliness in youth, they assume great refinement as they age. To grow this deciduous Asian beauty in Birmingham demands proper siting; it is much more adaptable in more moderate climates. For us the critical issue is soil moisture; we can grow it (given ample room for crown and roots) as long as the soil is well-drained and consistently moist (not wet). Logically a stream- or lakeside situation would be optimal, the roots luxuriating in the cool, evenly damp conditions. A location with regular irrigation would work, too, but is not sustainable in severe drought. Sadly, not everyone can grow every plant they might desire – I do not have a place in my home garden for katsuratree and you probably don’t either. It doesn’t diminish my appreciation, and shouldn’t yours. Happily, we can enjoy the two specimens at the entrance to Blount Plaza here at The Gardens. Ornamentally unimportant, male and female flowers occur on separate trees; botanists say “dioecious,” from the Greek for “two houses.” The blue-green leaves [left] look like finer versions of redbud, the genus Cercis. Cercidiphyllum loosely translates as “double leaves like Cercis” and refers to the opposite leaf arrangement of the former, in contrast to the alternate arrangement of the latter.
Arguably, katsuratree’s best season is autumn, or more precisely, when the leaves color and fall. At its best, yellow overtones are blushed with peach, apricot and orange hues. More typical, especially for us, is a glorious bright yellow [right]. A variable feature is the evanescent aroma of brown sugar or cotton candy the senescing leaves emit – it’s delightful and unforgettable.
Garde ning Tips for September/October Courtesy of
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September SHRUBS-Study landscape to determine plant needs. Check early varieties of camellias. After fall growth is completed, spray all shrubs with a fungicide. LAWNS-Plant seed of winter grasses where situation prevents planting permanent grasses. Stop fertilization three weeks before frost. ROSES-Protect fall crops of blossoms from aphids and thrips. 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-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. ROSES-Continue insect and disease control practices. ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS-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. VEGETABLE SEED-Plant turnips, mustard, kale, rape, spinach, and onion sets.
for Children at The Gardens!
Join us fall, winter, spring and summer as we discover plants that make each season special. Visit www.bbgardens.org/classes for upcoming topics and dates. For more information, contact Education Program Coordinator Ellen Hardy at 205.414.3953 or email@example.com. Register online at www.bbgardens.org/classes.
Adult Class Schedule Joy of Tea Seminar: Tea Tasting
Instructor: Libby Davis Tuesday, October 6 | 2-4 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $10 Members | $12 Non-Members
Introduction to Alabama Birds
Instructor: Greg Harber 6 Mondays, October 8 – November 19 Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $50 Members | $60 Non-Members No Class on November 12 – Veteran’s Day
Instructor: Ethel Owen Saturday, October 13 | 10-2 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $50 Members | $60 Non-Members Class limit: 12
Capturing Memorable Images
Instructor: Hank Siegel 2 Saturdays, October 20-27 | 9-noon Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $125 General Admission
Bee-havior for Bipeds
Instructor: Danielle Dowell & Sallie Lee Thursday, October 25 | 6-8 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $5 Members | $8 Non-Members
The Tea Experience:
Afternoon Tea Made Easy
Instructor: Libby Davis Tueday, October 30 | 2-4 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $12 Members | $15 Non-Members
Backyard Bird Junk
Instructor: Taylor Steele Saturday, November 3 | 10-noon Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $15 Members | $18 Non-Members 1 child age 8+ free with each adult $5 for each additional child age 8+
Blooming Bulbs in Winter
Instructor: Michelle Schaffert Thursday, November 8 | 10-noon Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $25 Members | $28 Non-Members
Seasons on Saturdays: Van Gogh in The Gardens
Saturday, September 29 9-1p.m. For children age 7 and above Instructor: Mary Jane Coker $24 Members | $30 Non-Members (includes materials fee) New this fall! Join us for a mini day camp as we explore fall through art! Take a garden walk and be inspired to create works of art as you dip your paintbrush into the bright, bold colors of fall! Bring lunch and a water bottle.
Seasons on Saturdays: Fall Pumpkins!
Seasons on Saturdays: Winter Evergreen Explorers
Meet Mr. Pumpkin and his cousins as we explore the fascinating “Cucurbita” family! Watch the life cycle of a pumpkin plant unfold, carry out experiments with pumpkins, taste some freshly roasted pumpkin seeds, plant seeds to take home, and sing a pumpkin song! Includes light snack. Explore a world of fall in The Gardens.
Join us in meeting sticky spruce and friendly firs as we search The Gardens for evergreens. Play games with the pinecones from these trees and enjoy a playlet about Carol Cone. Create a miniature evergreen tree and decorate it to carry home some joyful holiday cheer. Includes light snack. Explore a world of winter in The Gardens!
Saturday, October 20 1-3 p.m. For children age 4 and above Instructor: Mary Marcoux $10 Members | $12 Non-Members
Saturday, December 8 1-3 p.m. For children age 4 and above Instructor: Mary Marcoux $10 Members | $12 Non-Members
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Seasons on Saturdays
Certificate in Native Plant Studies Classes/Field Trips/Volunteer Opportunities
Registration and further information about the program, including course descriptions and certificate requirements can be found at www.bbgardens.org/plantstudies or call 205.414.3958. Understanding Botanical Names (elective) Instructor: John Manion September 8 | 8:30-12:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Exploration Classroom $40 Members | $45 Non-Members Native Plants of Glades & Rock Outcrops (elective) Instuctors: Michelle Reynolds and Arnie Rutkis Saturday, September 15 | 8:30-12:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $40 Members | $45 Non-Members Native Plants & Birds (elective) Instructor: Greg Harber Saturday, September 22 | 8:30-12:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $40 Members | $45 Non-Members Introduction to the of Study Native Plants (core) Instructor: John Manion Saturday, September 29 | 8:30-4:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $80 Members | $90 Non-Members The Quarry at Ruffner Mountain (field trip) Field trip leaders: Michelle Reynolds & Arnie Rutkis Saturday, October 13 | 1-5 p.m. Location: Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve $20 Members | $25 Non-Members
Native Plants in Autumn (elective) Instructor: John Manion Sunday, October 14 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $40 Members | $45 Non-Members Ecology of AL Native Plants (Core) Instructor: Scot Duncan, PhD Saturday, October 27 | 8:30 - 4:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $80 Members | $90 Non-Members Mature Tree Care (elective) Instructor: Henry Hughes Saturday, November 3 | 8:30-12:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $40 Members | $45 Non-Members Native Plant Conservation (core) Instructor: Robert Boyd, PhD Saturday, November 17 | 8:30 - 4:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $80 Members | $90 Non-Members Introduction to Plant Taxonomy/Classification- (Core) Instructor: Wayne Barger, PhD Saturday, December 8 | 8:30 - 4:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $80 Members | $90 Non-Members
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On October 20-21, The Gardens will host our annual Fall Plant Sale in Blount Plaza – giving 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. Join The University of Alabama Press and Birmingham Audubon Society as they host the launch party for the book Ferns of Alabama, by John Short and Dan Spaulding. Thursday, October 25, 2012 5 p.m. - Reception 5:30 p.m.- Program Strange Auditorium Birmingham Botanical Gardens Books can be purchased at Leaf & Petal at The Gardens Gift Shop Event Hosts: Birmingham Audubon Society Birmingham Botanical Gardens Birmingham Fern Society Blanche Dean Chapter, Alabama Wildflower Society Crepe Myrtle Garden Club Little Garden Club Red Mountain Garden Club
One of World’s Rarest Plants Can be Found in Birmingham
Efforts to Save Tutwiler’s Spleenwort Continue at The Gardens
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Birmingham Botanical Gardens continues to work in conjunction with the Alabama Plant Conservation Alliance (APCA) to increase numbers of Tutwiler’s spleenwort, a fern so rare that the Hale County location of its discovery, less than five acres of land, holds the only known population of its kind in the world. Here the plant grows on a distinctive type of conglomerate rock called pudding stone; at last count, just 180 plants were found. It is one of 24 plants endemic to the state of Alabama, and conservation efforts are underway in the greenhouses at The Gardens. Botanically speaking, the plant is known as Asplenium tutwilerae. It is named for Julia Strudwick Tutwiler, an amateur naturalist that discovered the fern in the 19th century. It was initially believed to be a sterile hybrid of ebony spleenwort and walking fern, but a recent discovery using newlydeveloped technology determined that it is a fertile hybrid that evolved through a process known as reticulate evolution. Through the efforts of naturalists Richard and Nancy Cobb, this fern has been closely monitored for the last several years in its natural habitat. Field counts there have indicated that the population is not stable. Recently, spores were collected and germinated by botanist Wayne Barger of Forever Wild and several tiny ferns were given to Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Now, these thrive in The Gardens’ greenhouse and several have been planted outside. Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator John Manion leads the APCA task force monitoring the fern’s population and exploring the purchase of the property where it naturally grows. In addition to protecting that environment, the group hopes to return specimens to the site and increase the population.
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Mr. & Mrs. Edgar G. Aldridge
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Ms. Hope Long
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Balliet
Dr. Michael E. Malone
Mrs. Camille A. Becker
Ms. Louise T. McAvoy *
Mrs. Lucille S. Beeson*
Mrs. Mary Jean Morawetz
Peggy Bonfield and Orrin Ford
Mr. Philip Morris
Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland
Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr.
Mrs. Tom Tartt Brown*
James L. Newsome
D. Joseph & Ida C. Burns*
Dr. & Mrs. A. I. Perley *
Ms. Suzanne G. Clisby
Steve & LeAnne Porter
Mrs. Martha Stone Cobb Daniel*
Mrs. Carol P. Poynor
The Daniel Foundation of Alabama
Mrs. Dorothy L. Renneker
The Dunn-French Family
Mr. & Mrs. William M. Spencer, III*
Mr. F. Lewter Ferrell, Jr.*
Mr. Frederick R. Spicer, Jr.
Mr. R.R. Herbst*
Mr. Douglas Arant Stockham
Mr. J. Ernest & Mrs. Ora Lee Hill*
Dr. Wendell H. Taylor*
Mrs. Fay B. Ireland
Ms. Barbara D. Thorne
Mr. George L. Jenkins
Mrs. Carolyn D. Tynes*
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Mrs. Robert Wells
Dr. Bodil Lindin-Lamon*
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Run the great trails of The Gardens and support the #1 Free Attraction in Alabama Saturday, November 17, 2012 5k Fun Run - 8 a.m. 1-mile Family Walk - 9 a.m. Registration Fees: 5k Fun Run entries received by October 17 - $20 5k Fun Run entries Race Day - $30 1-mile Family Walk fee Adult $20 Ages 7-17 $15 Ages 6 and under Free Online Registration: www.bbgardens.org/funrun
Patron Level Advisor Level Mr. & Mrs. Carl E. Jones, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Taylor Pursell
Benefactor Level As of June 30, 2012
Chairman Level Mrs. Fay B. Ireland Mr. & Mrs. John Israel Louise D. Johnson
Mrs. Claire H. Fairley
Angelo & Ann Bruno Foundation Boatright Companies Ms. Elna Brendel Dr. & Mrs. Derrill Crowe Mr. Stewart M. Dansby Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. The Hill-Allison Charitable Lead Trust Royal Cup, Inc. Southern Progress Corporation Stephens Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Rick Stukes
Brasfield and Gorrie Mr. & Mrs. John G. Brock Mr. & Mrs. W. Frank Cobb, III Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Coleman Mr. & Mrs. Bob de Buys Mr. & Mrs. J.S.M French Mr. & Mrs. T. Michael Goodrich Mr. & Mrs. James M. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Jon Kimerling Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. James L. Newsome Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble III Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Northen III Mr. & Mrs. Henry B. Ray, Jr. Rucker & Margaret Agee Fund Mr. & Mrs. B. Hanson Slaughter Mr. & Mrs. Douglas A. Stockham Mr. & Mrs. Jarred O. Taylor, II
5. 1. 12-6.30.12
Virginia R. Brown
Charles P. Grant
Betty P. Spencer
Blanche B. Carden
Jo Ann Greer
Lola Mae Coates
John G. Hankins
James M. Lundy
Erskine R. Weathers
Sarah B. Welch
Briarwood Garden Club Mrs. Hall Thompson Karen Mitchell
Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Mrs. James K.V. Ratliff
Dr. and Mrs. Peter Jander
Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Dreher
Mrs. Barbara S. Grant
Mrs. Mary I. Dillon
Barbara & Joe Sandner
Ms. Frances H. Lawlor
Mrs. Suzanne H. Woodall
Dr. and Mrs. L. Aubrey Drewry
Mr. and Mrs. Russell R. Stutts, Jr.
Mr. Jeff Dean
Mr. and Mrs. Gene McWilliams
Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Dreher
Betty R. Montgomery
James A. Drewry
Dr. and Mrs. Charles R. Becker Dr. J. Terrell Spencer
Mr. Frederick R. Spicer, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ingram D. Tynes Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Weathers Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Dreher
Dr. and Mrs. L. Aubrey Drewry
Mrs. Hall Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Alan J. Zakon
John T. Drewry
Charlotte G. Rudulph
Dr. and Mrs. L. Aubrey Drewry
Tsunenobu & Atsuko Tamura
Dr. and Mrs. L. Aubrey Drewry Grace Ellis
Dr. and Mrs. Charles R. Becker Catherine H. Freeman
Mrs. Suzanne H. Woodall
Regency Crown Owners Association
Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Ms. Ginger Hollingsworth Elizabeth Bailey Jones
Ms. Sandra Owens Mr. & Mrs. Ray Slate
Dr. and Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr.
Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Dr. and Mrs. Price Kloess Mrs. James K.V. Ratliff Sara A. Jones
Mr. Thomas K. Angelillo Mr. and Mrs. Clayton M. Nordan Mr. and Mrs. John H. Roberts
G a r d e n S u p p o rt e r s
Mr. Frederick R. Spicer, Jr. Lily Grace Self
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Day Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Fant Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Powell Mr. and Mrs. Steve Quarfordt
Gifts to The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens May - July 2012
Jan Midgley Barbara Simpson
Beverly W. Green - in memory of Margarette Persons Samuel E. McFadden Paula and Mike Rushing Betsy Fleenor Sara F. Hurlbert
Larry Durham Holly Goettge
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honors honors 5. 1. 12-6. 30. 12
Mr. & Mrs. William A. Bowron, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. D. Lawrence Faulkner
Ms. Emily Winburn Ritten Burge
Mr. & Mrs. John D. Glover Wallace F. Carden
Mr. & Mrs. Charles C. Clark
Mr. & Mrs. Harold Goings
John D. Elmore
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Roberts Fletcher D. Harvey
First United Methodist Church Garden Club Linda Hayley
Mrs. Michael Gilliam
Nancy C. Hayley
Margot R. Shaw
Reverend Gates Shaw
Louise G. Smith
Virginia G. Johnson
Dr. & Mrs. Bonner Engelhardt
Cherokee Rose Garden Club
Mrs. Hall Thompson
Ms. Rebecca R. Griffith
Fay B. Ireland
Mr. & Mrs. Ross Blankenship Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Botsford
Robert L. Eskew
Eve W. Holloway
Mrs. Michael Gilliam
Ms. Marilyn Dixon
Mr. & Mrs. William M. Slaughter
Paula & Mike Rushing Robert Steele
Ruth A. Steele
The Village Garden Club
Ruth A. Steele
Mr. Jonathon Meeks
Dr. Rena Stewart
Ms. Juanita Colbert
Evie S. Vare
Mr. & Mrs. John McRoberts
Mr. & Mrs. Ross Blankenship Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Botsford
Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Lake Trechsel, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Rex Alexander Dr. & Mrs. Walter G. Pittman
Mr. & Mrs. Fletcher D. Harvey III Mr.& Mrs. Robert Howard Mrs. Margaret G. Ragland
Mrs. Lucie G. Ellard
Mrs. Michael Gilliam Mary Wyatt
Mr. Bill Wyatt
Amy G. Young
Mr. Mason Young
Mrs. Michael Gilliam
The McCoin Family
Mr. & Mrs. John Alsbrooks Ms. Katherine Halter Benson Ms. Emily Coleman Botts Ms. Beth Cooper Ms. Katherine J. Donnithorne Ms. Jane Emanuelsen Ms. Rebecca Eubanks Ms. Ellen Faust Ms. Kate Harvill Ms. Amanda Luckey Hodnett Ms. Elizabeth Holt Ms. Meg Jacobs Ms. Emily Carmody Kahn Ms. Rebecca Moore Ms. Kelly Morrison Ms. Caroline Nichols Ms. Bradley Norris Ms. Alison Dempsey Owen Ms. Carrie Pittman Ms. Leslie Pittman Ms. Elizabeth Player Ms. Margaret Moore Porter Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Powell Mr. & Mrs. Travis Pritchett Ms. Elizabeth Read Ms. Bess Reese Ms. Leigh G. Smith Ms. Katherine Turnipseed Tucker Ms. Holly Thorn Whitehead Ms. Brooke H. Williams Ms. Lelie V. Wright
new and renewing new and renewing members 5.1.12-6.30.12
Presidentâ€™s Circle $1,000 Ms. Olivia Alison Dr. & Mrs. Thomas G. Amason, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Clayton, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III
Ambassador $500 Ms. Margi Ingram Dr. & Mrs. Edward R. Meadows Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock Dr. & Mrs. Alfred Stanley, Jr.
Dr. & Mrs. Merrill Compton, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Richard T. Harley Mr. Dan Hutchson Mr. & Mrs. Nimrod Long, III Sue Ellen & Mike Lucas Mr. & Mrs. Leon A. Nolen III Ms. Patsy M. Reames Mrs. Elberta G. Reid Mr. & Mrs. Troy Rhone Dr. Merle M. Salter & Dr. Paul P. Salter Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Walton Mr. & Mrs. Stewart H. Welch, III
Magnolia $125 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Allen Mr. & Mrs. Darrell Arnold Mr. & Mrs. John L. Beauchamp Mr. & Mrs. Morris C. Benners, Jr. Mr. William M. Bowen, Jr. Eric & Julieanna Brandino Mr. & Mrs. Marcus Cassimus Mr. & Mrs. Alton L. Comans Mr. & Mrs. James Delk Mrs. Carolyn P. Drennen Mrs. Shawn Dunaway Dr. & Mrs. John R. Durant
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Elkourie Mrs. Ann R. Elliott Mr. & Mrs. Winston Gillum, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Gregory H. Hawley Mrs. Shirley Haynesworth Ms. Yvonne Herron Dr. & Mrs. Guy M. Hicks, Jr. Mr. Bascom T. Hopson Dr. Susan Jackson Mr. Gary Jacobs Mrs. Elbert S. Jemison, Jr. Mrs. Beverly Kimes Mrs. Sandra Lawler
Hydrangea $60 Ms. Barbara H. Adkins Mr. & Mrs. Edward Aldag Ms. Sarah Alexander Ms. Janice Allen Dr. & Mrs. Alvin L. Atlas Mrs. Carla Aycock Dr. & Mrs. Gene V. Ball Mr. & Mrs. John Barelare Dr. & Mrs. Robert Bashinsky Mr. & Mrs. Murray Beck Mrs. Dorothy D. Boyd Susan Boyd Mr. & Mrs. Paul Buchanan Mr. & Mrs. William L. Camp Ms. Lyn Chappelle Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Clark Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Clayton, Jr. Dr. David Clews Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Cook Mrs. Mollie W. Cox Dr. & Mrs. James Cullinan Mr. & Mrs. Frank W. Davies, Jr. Tom Davis
Jean Dickerson Mr. & Mrs. Anthony DiPiazza Ms. Jo Ann Eberlein & Mr. Mark Widener Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Ellis Mr. & Mrs. Richard Enders Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Epstein Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Esdale Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Eskew Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Etheredge Mr. & Mrs. D. Lawrence Faulkner Ms. Alberta Fields Mr. & Mrs. Joe M. Finkel Ms. Karen Fitzpatrick Jackie Fulmer Mr. & Mrs. George Garzon Mr. & Mrs. James M. Gillespy, III Mrs. Lalie Given Dr. & Mrs. Robert P. Glaze Mr. & Mrs. Mike Graham Ms. Carol Hagood Mr. & Mrs. Mike Harfield Mr. Sam Haskell Mr. & Mrs. Wyatt R. Haskell Ms. Alice Helms Mr. & Mrs. William R. Hill Mr. & Mrs. T.M. Hines Dr. & Mrs. John B. Hodo Mr. & Mrs. William D. Holder Mr. & Mrs. Terry Horne Mr. & Mrs. James Horton Mr.& Mrs. Robert Howard Ronald & Elizabeth Howard Mrs. Marisa Hudson Ms. Deana Hughes Mr. & Mrs. Russell Jackson Dr. & Mrs. James C. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Johnston Mrs. Elizabeth Joyner Mr. & Mrs. Brian D. Judd Ms. Diane Kanzler Mr. & Mrs. Michael C. Keel Mr. & Mrs. Drew Kennedy Mr. & Mrs. Sam Kent Dr. & Mrs. William H. Kessler Mr. & Mrs. John H. Kimberly
Mrs. Patricia King Dr. & Mrs. Robert Koehler Mr. & Mrs. John Latham Mrs. Gayle Leitman Jonathan & Sara Ellen Levine Ms. Elaine O. Lewis Sally Lineberry Mrs. Lucy Loflin Ms. Dorothy R. Lofton Ms. Annie Loo Mr. & Mrs. Truitt Luckie George Lyon Marcia & Paul Mancill Mrs. Vicki Marion Mrs. Jane-Marie Marlin Mr. & Mrs. James May Mrs. Zhaleh McCullers Ms. Jeannine McElroy Mrs. Anne McEniry Charles & Elizabeth Miller Mrs. Sandra Miller Ms. Elizabeth Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. Robert Moore Ms. Meg Mosteller-Barnum Mr. & Mrs. Joe D. Murphy Mr. & Mrs. William Norman Dr. & Mrs. Albert Oberman Mr. & Mrs. Cliff O’Rear Ms. Mary T. Pate Mr. & Mrs. Tom Pearson Mr. & Mrs. Maurice F. Picardy Mr. Jason Powell Mrs. Lynda Powell Mrs. Michele Quinn Mr. & Mrs. Roger D. Rader Ms. Gloria Randolph Mrs. Beverly Rausch & Andre Rausch Mr. & Mrs. Gary Ray Mrs. Carol Reese Ms. Leah Rice Mr. & Mrs. L. B. Richardson, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William E. Richardson Mr. & Mrs. James Rotenstreich Mrs. Goodloe Rutland Mr. & Mrs. John D. Saxon
Ms. Virginia Scruggs Ms. Elaine Shealy Mrs. Lynne O. Simmons Ms. Lorelle C. Singleton Mr. & Mrs. John M. Sisson, Jr. Dr. Hughes Evans & Dr. Eric Sorscher Mary Frances Stayton Mr. & Mrs. Cris Stone Dr. & Mrs. John P. Strickland Mr. Bill & Arabella Tatum Mrs. Catherine Toms Dr. & Mrs. I. J. Tortorici Mr. & Mrs. Bayard S. Tynes, Jr. Ms. Kelley Tynes Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Vann Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Vitalis Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Waldrop Mr. & Mrs. Jack Wallace Laura Kate Whitney Mr. Ken Wiggins Mrs. Yorke Williams
Ms. Marie Agee Mrs. Pamela Alling Miss Angela Armstrong Ms. Susan Baker Ms. Mimi Boston Mrs. Kathryn Boswell Donnie & Sharon Breaseale Ms. Peggy Brown Mrs. Louise Burt Mrs. Joanne Carnes Mr. & Mrs. John A. Carr Katrina & Greg Clines Mr. William H. Cole Mr. & Mrs. J. Paul Compton Dr. Laura Cotlin Mrs. Robert Crumbaugh, Jr. Mrs. Beverly Fleming Mr. & Mrs. Hugh S. Gainer Ms. Ann Garrett Ms. Rose Gaston Ms. Anna Genin
Dr. & Mrs. John S. Gould Mrs. Marcia Hart Ms. Kathryn F. Harwell Mr. & Mrs. David S. Hassinger Mrs. Patricia Hawkins Mr. Jim Head, III Mrs. Caroline M. Head Mrs. Jane Henderson Ms. Jennifer Hicks Mrs. Janice Holliday Mrs. Carol Holmes Ms. Sandra Holtzclaw Mrs. Monro B. Lanier II Mr. & Mrs. Luther B. Lanier Mrs. Ann Lee Mr. Don B. Long & Dr. Marianna Long Jeffrey & Jeanon Massien Ms. Nancy McColl Mrs. Linda P. McCullough Mrs. Charlotte McDavid Mr. Jeff McGee Mr. & Mrs. John Meier Mrs. Grace Murphy Mr. Paul Nagrodzki Mrs. Nancy Nash Ms. Mitchie Neel Toni Tien Neumeier Mr. & Mrs. Dean Nix Ms. Bonnie Obannon Ms. Carol Ogle Mrs. Sondra S. Olmsted Mrs. Karen Ott Ms. Mitzi K. Owen Mrs. Gail Parrish Ms. Margaret H. Parsons Mr. & Mrs. J.B. Quintana Mrs. Betty Rice Ms. Meg Roberts Mrs. Sara R. Sistrunk Mrs. Darlene Slamen Mrs. Juanita Smith Ms. Charlotte Smith Ms. Jenny L. Smith Mr. & Mrs. John H. Stack Mrs. Edith Waldrop Mrs. Sidney Q. Weatherly Ms. Julie Whiting Dr. & Mrs. James V. Worthen
G a r d e n S u p p o rt e r s
Mr. & Mrs. Frank E. Lindstrom, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. S. Robert Lister Mr. & Mrs. Wade A. Mahlke Mr. & Mrs. Duncan Manley Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McGough Mr. & Mrs. Jim Mitchell Claude & Janie Morris Mrs. Charlotte S. Murdock Ms. Katherine Pearson Mr. & Mrs. Irvine C. Porter, III Mr. & Mrs. Tom Powell Dr. Firoz Rahemtulla Mr. & Mrs. Fred Rushing Mr. & Mrs. E.L. Stringfellow Dr. Robert E. Taylor Mr. & Mrs. George F. Wheelock, III Ms. Holly Whitmire Dr. & Mrs. George L. Zorn, Jr.
donors donors 5. 1. 12-6.30.12
Alabama Power Company Alabama Tourism Department Bank of America Burr & Forman LLP Colonial Hills Garden Club Diamond Tours, Inc. Dunn Real Estate El Nuevo Salsa El Paso 36 Employee Volunteer Grant Program Indiana University Junior League of Birmingham Lorol Roden Bowron Rediker Rucker Foundation Lucille S. Beeson Charitable Trust Mountaintop Garden Club O’Neal Industries Red Diamond Robert R. Meyer Foundation
Royal Cup, Inc. Starnes Davis Florie LLP Susan Mott Webb Charitable Trust The GE Foundation The Hugh Kaul Foundation Virginia & Crawford Johnson Fund Virginia Beeland Spencer Lecture Fund Weed Eaters Garden Club Ms. Marie A. Alexander Mr. Thomas K. Angelillo Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Chauvin Mr. & Mrs. Brian Coffee Dr. Maude D. Collier Dr. Myra Crawford Ms. Marilyn Dixon Ms. Nancy Dorman-Hickson Mr. Paul Eggert
Dr. & Mrs. Bonner Engelhardt Mr. & Mrs. James Garrison Mrs. Michael Gilliam Sarah & John Glover Mrs. Barbara S. Grant Ms. Rebecca R. Griffith Dr. & Mrs. William Huggins Mr. & Mrs. James F. Hughey, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jon Kimerling Mr. & Mrs. W. F. Land Ms. Frances H. Lawlor Mr. George G. Lynn Sr. Dr. & Mrs. George W. Matthews, III Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Mr. Brian Milster Mr. & Mrs. Clayton M. Nordan Mrs. Hunter J. Price, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Taylor Pursell Ms. Bess Reese Mr. & Mrs. John H. Roberts Mr. Lawrence Rosen Barbara & Joe Sandner Mr. & Mrs. Leo A. Shaia Reverend Gates Shaw Dr. J. Terrell Spencer Dr. Rena Stewart Mr. & Mrs. Russell R. Stutts, Jr. Ms. Sherry G. Traywick Mr. & Mrs. Mark Tucker Mr. & Mrs. Ingram D. Tynes Mr. & Mrs. Jack Warner Mr. & Mrs. William T. Warren Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Weathers Mr. Bill Wyatt
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