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Thomas G. Amason, Jr. ................................PRESIDENT Henry Ray ........................................... PRESIDENT-ELECT Scott Walton....................................................TREASURER Lou Willie ........................................................SECRETARY Kimberly J. Rogers ............................VP DEVELOPMENT Fred Keith ...........................VP FACILITIES & PLANNING Morris C. Benners ............. IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Tricia Noble .........................................................OFFICER Janet Taylor ..........................................................OFFICER
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An Amazing Year
For Education Programs page 10
Antiques at The Gardens to Feature Two World-Class Speakers page 3
Cocktails in The Gardens
Entertainers Announced page 8
ON THE COVER Mattie Bryant, a photographer from Fayetteville, Georgia, frequents The Gardens to capture some of nature’s most beautiful displays of ﬂowers and plant life, she also enjoys the relaxing environment, as do so many others.
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Variegata’
August: Crape Myrtles
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Preziosa’
In this photo, Mattie preserves a moment on a warm day in which identically dressed sisters took advantage of the cool water at the base of the Granite Garden sculpture, located in Blount Plaza. “The grounds are captivating in the variety of scenes that may be photographed”, says Mattie. “The many gardens, and their size and layout, make a day there seem like an exciting expedition and adventure. The Gardens are a photographer’s delight.” It isn’t too late to submit your own photograph to be considered for an upcoming issue. Please visit www.bbgardens.org for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laurie Allen Miller Allen, Junior Board President Shane Boatright Mena Brock Maggie Brooke Elizabeth Broughton Richard E. Davis Clarke Gillespy Margi Ingram Carl Jones Sheryl Kimerling Mike Malone Fred Murray Reese Murrary III Kathryn Porter Hanson Slaughter Louise A. Wrinkle
O UR M ISSION Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens promotes public knowledge of plants, gardens & the environment; & receives, raises & administers resources for these purposes. O UR V ISION The vision of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is to be one of the nation’s preeminent botanical gardens.
M AIN ............................................205.414.3950 Fred Spicer ...................................... EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Olivia Alison ........................DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT Stephanie Banks ............................ DIRECTOR OF FINANCE Elizabeth Drewry ............................................... LIBRARIAN Ellen Hardy ...........EDUCATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR Michael Hansen .......... MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS COORDINATOR Henry Hughes ......................... DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION George Jenkins ............................ DEVELOPMENT OFFICER Jason Kirby ....................LIBRARY ASSISTANT & ARCHIVIST Andrew Krebbs ........................DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & MEMBERSHIP Savannah Lanier ...................DONOR RELATIONS OFFICER Hope Long ......................DIRECTOR OF LIBRARY SERVICES John Manion .....CURATOR OF KAUL WILDFLOWER GARDEN Shelly McCarty.................SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR Carleen Mitchell.........................................FINANCE CLERK Phyllis Sutton ..............EDUCATION ACTIVITIES SPECIALIST Mary-Bestor Tickle ................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 email@example.com www.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 September/October issue is July 15.
As we settle into summer, many of us try to escape the heat by heading to cooler locales, perhaps to the beach or to the mountains. Plants in our ﬁelds, woodlands and gardens are, of course, not able to de-camp but must tough it out where they are. Gardeners wish, hope and pray for adequate rainfall, or fall back on irrigation systems and sweaty rituals of hose-dragging. The latter is my choice of low-impact exercise. Summer is a time to revel in the bounty of fresh vegetables, like those seen in the Bruno Vegetable Garden here at The Gardens. Most people know that the food produced here is donated to Magic City Harvest, our local food-distribution nonproﬁt, and has been feeding Birmingham’s hungriest for well over a decade. Sales of vegetable seeds in the US have doubled in only a few years. The number one reason for this astounding trend is surprisingly not “the economy,” but rather “food security,” as people seek the answer to the elemental question: Where does my food come from? I can’t imagine our grandparents pondering this.
Save t he Date
Cocktails in The Gardens returns in August, offering music, food and drink in a relaxing atmosphere. It’s a terriﬁc beneﬁt of membership, as are our classes for adults and children, which continue through the heat of the season. Your membership dollars help us to weather economic dry-times, and help fund the largest public horticulture library in the US – right here at The Gardens. The Library rounds out the oasis of beauty, knowledge and learning many ﬁnd here – and it’s air conditioned, if the beach and the mountains are out of reach.
Cocktails in The Gardens
See you in The Gardens, Fred Spicer Executive Director
Member Day July 24
Cocktails in The Gardens September 9
Alabama Orchid Society Show September 18-19 Antiques at The Gardens October 1-3 Cocktails in The Gardens October 14
Fall Plant Sale October 16-17
The Bruno Vegetable Garden produced more than 2 tons of produce in 2009 that was donated to Magic City Harvest.
Your Membership Beneﬁts 101 Membership offers exclusive beneﬁts, saves you money and supports a great cause!
FREE BOOK FOR MAGNOLIA AND HIGHER LEVEL MEMBERS As a member at the Magnolia, Oak, Ambassador or President’s Circle level you are entitled to a free book in the month of August. This year’s titles are: Incredible Edibles: 43 Fun Things to Grow in the City by Sonia Day The Gardener’s Color Pallette by Tom Fischer Organic Garden Basics by Bob Flowerdew You can pickup your free book anytime in the month of August in the Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The Library is open M-F, 9-5 p.m.; Sat, 10-4 p.m.; Sun, 2-5 p.m. If you are a member at the Trillium or Hydrangea level and would like to receive a free book, you can call our membership ofﬁce at 205.414.3950 and we would be happy to upgrade you to a higher level. If eligible you will receive a postcard in the next several weeks reminding you of this great beneﬁt. Only one book per membership. To learn more about the other great beneﬁts your membership offers you throughout the year visit www.bbgardens.org/membership.
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Stepping out into Sunshine William M. Spencer, III: 1920-2010
Olivia Alison, Director of Development
One of Bill Spencer’s business associates said that talking to him was like “stepping out into sunshine.” We will miss that brightness—especially Bill’s humor and his enthusiasm for The Gardens. Bill’s daughter Nancy Spencer Smith jokes that her father had more snapshots of his clematis than of her as a child. Her sister, Murray Spencer South, laughs when she recalls her father’s “perfectly good” gold-painted garden boots left over from a costume ball. Son-in-law Joe South remembers Bill’s impressive horticultural library, eyeing with curiosity titles like The Joy of Bromeliads as he waited to pick up Murray for a date.
endowment. Bill’s generous bequest will help keep us “stepping out into sunshine” for years to come. To learn more about the Garden Sustainer Club and the Perennial Society, or to make a gift that will make a difference, please contact Director of Development, Olivia Alison at 205.414.3961 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bill loved growing zinnias for his ﬁrst wife Evalina Brown Spencer’s arrangements. He had a ﬁerce, though undeclared, competition with Beverley White Dunn as to who could produce the showiest zinnias on their neighboring lots at Lake Martin. Bill would pore over catalogues each winter and order seeds for the biggest, brightest and hardiest blossoms he could ﬁnd. A chemist by training, his secret was to chemically pre-treat his plot on Maundy Thursday and plant the seeds on Good Friday. Beverly always wondered why his garden was not plagued with weeds.
William Micajah Spencer 1920-2010
Later, after the death of Evalina, Bill married Virginia Beeland Bissell. He established the Spencer Lecture Series at The Gardens in her honor. At the family farm in Gallion, Alabama, he planted ﬁelds of her favorite ﬂowers every year—sunﬂowers—so that the sunshine he brought to so many could be multiplied a thousand times over.
Mr. & Mrs. Edgar G. Aldridge
Mrs. Ruby S. Ansley
Dr. Michael E. Malone
Mrs. Lucille S. Beeson
Ms. Louise T. McAvoy
Mrs. Tom Tartt Brown
Mrs. Mary Jean Morawetz
D. Joseph & Ida C. Burns
Mr. Philip Morris
Mrs. Martha Stone Cobb Daniel
Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr.
Bill helped assure a sunny future for The Gardens in several ways. He felt that “people who can, ought to give more to support a garden that’s free for everyone else.” He suggested creating a top donor society for annual giving and became a charter member of ours, The Garden Sustainer Club. Bill and Virginia also helped found The Garden’s Perennial Society, a group of garden supporters who beneﬁt BBG with a planned gift, such as a bequest, or an outright gift to an
The Dunn French Family
Dr. & Mrs. A. I. Perley
Mr. F. Lewter Ferrell, Jr.
Steve & LeAnne Porter
Mr. R. R. Herbst
Mr. & Mrs. William M. Spencer, III
Mr. J. Ernest & Mrs. Ora Lee Hill
Mr. Frederick R. Spicer, Jr.
Mr. George L. Jenkins
Mr. Douglas Arant Stockham
Hugh & Bobbe Kaul
Dr. Wendell H. Taylor
Dr. Bodil Lindin-Lamon
Mrs. Carolyn Tynes
Mark your calendars for October 1-3, as Antiques at The Gardens celebrates its ﬁfth anniversary with dozens of exhibitors from across the nation ﬁlling the Garden Center with furniture, art, rugs, jewelry and other accessories. The weekend-long event commences on Thursday, September 30 with the Sterne Agee First Look Party. The glamorous black tie party offers guests a chance to browse the T merchandise while enjoying drinks and hors d’oeuvres. The general admission sale ofﬁcially opens on Friday, October 1 at T 10 a.m. A special Designer Preview, sponsored by ﬂower magazine, gives interior designers, architects and decorators a chance to shop with clients from 9-10 a.m. The Red Diamond Lecture Series w returns, bringing two world-class speakers with Southern roots to The Gardens. Floral and event designer DeJuan Stroud takes the T stage at 10:30 a.m., followed by interior designer Miles Redd at 1 p.m. Both men currently live in New York, where they run their own design studios.
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Celebrating Five Years
Since its inception in 2006, Antiques at The Gardens has raised more than $1.3 million to support educational programs at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. To purchase tickets to any of the events or for more information about Antiques at The Gardens contact Shelly McCarty at 205.414.3965 or email@example.com, or visit www.bbgardens.org/antiques.
S t e r ne A g e e F irst Lo ok Pa rt y Thursday, September 30 | 7-10 p.m. Tickets: $125* Show Hours Friday, October 1 | 10-5 p.m. Saturday, October 2 | 10-5 p.m. Sunday, October 3 | 1-5 p.m. Tickets: $10 Red Di a m ond Lectures Series
DeJuan Stroud Friday, October 1 | 10:30 a.m.
Miles Redd Friday, October 1 | 1 p.m. Tickets*: $25/lecture or $40 for both if purchased before September 27.* *Price includes show admission.
Docents in The Gardens What makes The Gardens come alive for you? Is it the color? The biodiversity? The design? For many of our visitors, it is the personal touch found only when guided by a volunteer docent. Docents are at the heart of The Gardens’ mission, as they enhance the lives of visitors through informative tours and educational programs. Some, like Bob Wendorf and Margaret Bish in the Japanese garden, specialize in one garden; while others like newcomers Karen Mitchell, Judy Bacon and Neal Spangler enjoy such seasonal highlights as the Kaul Wildﬂower Garden, Fern Glade and Hosta Walk. Rose enthusiasts are in for a treat with Docents Gloria Purnell and Bob Eskew. Guests young and old are guided from woodlands to wildﬂowers and through the conservatory by the veteran trio of Linda Herren, Bitsy Williams
Mary-Bestor Tickle, Volunteer Coordinator
Linda Herren and Bitsy Williams, Garden Docents
and Holly Goettge. Bruce Steele’s foundational leadership and knowledge have taken him to Presidential ranks as a Master Gardener – a job he balances while actively leading tours. Always the garden enthusiasts, The Friends know we’ve put our best foot forward when Mary Alice Thurman, Jessie Key and Lea Pennington guide visiting groups! To join the docent community, contact Mary-Bestor Tickle at 414.3962 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Bruce Steele, Garden Docent
Bob Wendorf, Garden Docent
Rotary Club of Shades Valley Summer Internship 2010 Henry Hughes, Director of Education
For the third year in a row, the Rotary Club of Shades Valley has funded a ten-week summer internship at The Gardens for a college student. Katherine E. King, from Bristol, Tennessee and a recent graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, was selected from eight ﬁnalists representing ﬁve Alabama colleges and universities. Katie majored in biology, studying botany in Belize along the way. She has traveled extensively, most recently to Spain and Israel. Through the internship, Katie wants to further her knowledge of horticulture and plant taxonomy to aid her in future studies of plant adaptations to climate change. She plans to enter a Ph.D. program with the goal of teaching botany at the college level. For more information about the internship program contact Henry Hughes at 205.414.3951 or email@example.com.
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The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Wish List for The Library Whereas thirst for knowledge is a serendipitous effect of the sluggish economy, our tightened budget is not. As a consequence, we have not purchased books for The Library since June of 2009. The only way we can acquire new books is through cash donations for that speciďŹ c purpose, given by people like you. Below are just a few examples of titles that we would like to add to our collections:
LIBRARY BOOK GROUP Tuesday, July 6 6:30 p.m. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
T H E L I B R A RY A R T G A L L E RY
by Michael Pollan
Incredible Edibles: 43 Fun Things To Grow in the City | 15.00 Easy Container Combos: Vegetables & Flowers | 19.95 All You Can Eat Gardening Handbook | 24.95 Growing Orchids in Your Garden | 29.95 Tuesday, August 3
Gardens By Design | 34.95
Medicinal Plants of the World | 39.95
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
Encyclopedia of Herbs: A Comprehensive Reference | 44.95 IdentiďŹ cation, Selection and Use of Southern Plants | 69.95
by Mary Ann Shaffer
History of Gardens in Painting | 95.00 To make a donation to The Library, or for more information, please contact Elizabeth Drewry at 205.414.3932 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your support of our mission to educate about plants, gardens and the environment.
All meetings are held in The Library. For more information or to sign up for the book group please contact Hope Long, 205.414.3931 or email@example.com.
Visit the Gerlach Plant Information Center inside the Garden Center during July and August for the exhibit
Garden For the Health of It!
Good Things Growing… In The Gardens
Fred Spicer, Executive Director
Mid-summer in Alabama is deﬁnitely not “high time” for native ﬂowering shrubs. But Aesculus parviﬂora; bottlebrush buckeye, Clethra alnifolia; sweet pepperbush, and Rhododendron arborescens; smooth azalea, are exceptions that probe the rule. Several of these need qualiﬁcations, so read on.
for more information, see www.aces.edu
Sweet pepperbush (left) is uncommon in central Alabama, and is always found in consistently moist soils. Gardeners The fragrant blooms of sweet wishing to grow this spicy-fragrant summer bloomer in pepperbush provide summer spice the Birmingham area should follow that natural example. in the garden. Cultivated varieties here at The Gardens start ﬂowering in late June and continue to late July and early August with ‘September Beauty’. Forms observed in the wild, particularly near Weogufka in Coosa County, follow that late example. Most forms of smooth azalea (right) ﬂower in mid-May in Alabama, and its sweet, heady fragrance is delightful. But in a curious botanical anomaly, populations of this shrub in southcentral Alabama (the southernmost extension of its range, which begins in New York) skip this early showing and bloom in late July; some individuals will ﬂower into September. Further study is needed to determine if these are distinct from others of their kind, and warrant taxonomic recognition. Unfortunately, I’m not aware of any cultivars of late-ﬂowering individuals being in the trade, although late-ﬂowered seedlings can occasionally be found in specialty nurseries.
We typically think of bottlebrush buckeye (right), with its upright panicles of wispy white ﬂowers, as being a June bloomer. Yet certain forms observed in the wild are peaking in midJuly and later. These forms are called A. parviﬂora var. serotina (originally described from Alabama, where the species is most commonly found) in the literature, but recent taxonomic July-blooming forms of bottlebrush buckeye treatments do not are found in the wild in Alabama. recognize that name. Regardless, late-ﬂowering forms exist, and are represented in commerce under the aforementioned variety and ‘Rogers’ with reliably extra-long panicles.
For more information on these plants, please go to www.bbgardens.org.
Garde ning Tips for July/August
JULY Protect ﬁgs and other ripening fruit from birds. Continue to root shrub cuttings until late in the month and mulch to keep soil moist. Remove faded blooms promptly from crape myrtle and other summer-blooming plants. In lawns, watch for diseases. Mow regularly, and water as needed. Keep roses healthy and actively growing. Apply fertilizer as needed. Wash off foliage to prevent burning if any fertilizer falls on plants. Water annuals and perennials as needed to keep plants active. Iris and spider lily bulbs may be planted late this month. Keeping ﬂowers, shrubs, trees, and lawns healthy is the major task this month. This demands close observation for insects and diseases, and frequent watering. Plant beans, ﬁeld peas, rutabagas, squash, New Zealand spinach, and Irish potatoes. Plant cabbage, collards, broccoli, cauliﬂower, Brussels sprouts, and celery for the fall crop. Plant tomatoes in Central and North Alabama.
Southern forms of smooth azalea can ﬂower into September.
Leaf & Petal
It Feels Like Christmas in July at Leaf and Petal at The Gardens!
July 8-July 11 25% - 60% OďŹ€ Selected Items Storewide (Members Receive 10% OďŹ€ Storewide) home decor . furniture . books . stationery . jewelry . lighting . childrensâ€™ gifts containers . garden items . ďŹ‚oral designs Located at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens 2612 Lane Park Road, Mt. Brook 205.877.3030 . leafnpetal.com
AUGUST Cut out old blackberry canes after fruiting and then fertilize and cultivate for replacement canes. Remember to order new catalogs for fruit selection.
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Water annuals and perennials as needed to keep plants active. Plant perennials and biennials. Divide old iris plantings and add new bulbs. Keeping ďŹ‚owers, shrubs, trees, and lawns healthy is the major task during this month. This means close observation for insects and diseases. Plant turnips, rutabagas, beans, and peas in South Alabama. Plant cabbage, collards, cauliďŹ‚ower, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and celery.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens Members receive 10% discount on lunch at the cafe *please show member card when ordering
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The season kicks-off on August 12 with entertainment provided by the new band FisherGreen, a cast of local “musical all-stars” created by Chad Fisher and Heath Green. A musician to be announced will perform on September 9 and the jazzy Bonus Round ﬁnishes out the year on October 14.
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Proceeds from Cocktails in The Gardens help support The Friends’ mission to educate the public about plants, gardens and the environment. Sponsors of the 2010 Cocktails in The Gardens series include Occasions by Wynfrey, 103.7-The Q, James Avery, Fox 6, RealtySouth Young Realtor's Council, Southeastern Attractions, Blonde Salon and Spa, Birmingham magazine, Over The Mountain Journal, 280Living and Mia Moda. Visit www.bbgardens.org/cocktails for more information.
To Feature “Musical All-Stars” Mark your calendars for Cocktails in The Gardens on August 12, September 9 and October 14 from 5:308:30 p.m. Birmingham’s favorite garden party returns for its fourth season, attracting a diverse crowd of young professionals, garden enthusiasts and local music fans to The Gardens to enjoy food and libations from Occasions by Wynfrey, live music from local bands, giveaways and more. Tickets are $15 to each event; members get in for free!
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As a member of one of these participating organizations, enjoy FREE admission and special activities at all of these cultural venues on Saturday, July 24, 2010. FOR COMPLETE DETAILS AND A L I S T I N G O F E V E N T S PL E A S E V I S I T: S TA M P T HIS CA RD AT 5 OR M ORE L OCAT IONS A S Y OU E X P L O R E Y O U R O W N C I T Y AND ENTER TO WIN THE ULTIMATE CULTURAL PRIZE PACKAGE, VALUED AT $1800 CA RD A DMITS 2 A DULTS / 4 CHILDRE N
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Camp is filling up fast! Donâ€™t forget to register. All sessions are taught by certiďŹ ed or otherwise qualiďŹ ed teachers. Light snack provided. Bring your own lunch and water bottle. Space is limited and pre-registration is required so register early! T-shirts will be available for purchase on the ďŹ rst day of camp! For more details or to register by phone, contact Education Program Coordinator, Ellen Hardy at 205.414.3953 or email@example.com. For complete camp descriptions or to register online, please visit www.bbgardens.org.
July 6-9* Garden TECHniques For children entering 5K-2 grades Bird Expeditions For children entering 3-6 grades
July 12-16 Bird Buddies For children entering 5K-2 grades Nature Artists in The Gardens For children entering 3-6 grades
$160/$128 Members (Hydrangea level and above) Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Southern Summer Chefs For children entering 5K-2 grades AND 3-6 grades
$128/$102 Members (Hydrangea level and above) *Four days, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Scales and Tails For children entering 5K-2 grades
Art & Yoga Camp: For children entering 3-6 grades
Earth Day at The Gardens 2010 Henry Hughes, Director of Education
At least 1,400 people attended Earth Day at the Gardens on April 25, a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the ďŹ rst Earth Day and recognition of Birminghamâ€™s multi-faceted environmental community. Welcoming attendees in the entrance plaza was Australian-born Neil Ross, demonstrating droning outback rhythms on his didgeridoos. In the Formal Garden, 34 vendors surrounded the lawns, representing environmental organizations, businesses and governmental agencies. A special line-up of entertainment, centered at the Conservatory, kicked off with Steve
Guesmanâ€™s band, the OxyMorons. Then came the colorful Okinawan Festival Drums with the Seibukan Karate School demonstration, the Umdabu Dance Companyâ€™s traditional Zulu dancing and Rhythm Synergyâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Drum Circle. In the auditorium, the Roaming Dome, an inďŹ‚atable theater from SciQuest in Huntsville, captured the attention of up to forty children at a time, who viewed science videos on molecules, weather and the solar system. Special thanks to Legacy for support of Earth Day at The Gardens and an anonymous donor.
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An Amazing Year for Education Ellen Hardy, Education Program Coordinator
Discovery Field Trips at The Gardens have a heartbeat and personality: volunteers. This academic year, Birmingham Botanical Gardens volunteers and Junior League of Birmingham volunteers guided 10,000 students on quality educational programs at The Gardens. Learning objectives are based on Alabama content standards to introduce or extend science, even history topics taught in schools while in nature’s outdoor setting at The Gardens. Each volunteer team has many admirable qualities, giving strength to the program. They have immense passion and are welcoming to teachers and students alike. Each team uses their own unique teaching style to ensure that students have fun and engaging learning experiences. Teachers consistently give positive feedback, and many return to bring yet a new group of students. So thank you volunteers, you are a gift to The Gardens and we are grateful every day for your support! You really do make a difference. If you are interested in learning about the Education Volunteer Team at The Gardens, please contact Ellen Hardy, education program coordinator, at 205.414.3953 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome individuals from many backgrounds; experience with teaching or horticulture is not required. Training is provided. Thank You! Special thanks to Junior League of Birmingham’s “Can You Dig It” program for supporting Discovery Field Trips at The Gardens. This past school year, Junior League provided 23 volunteers, funded bus transportation for Birmingham City Schools, and sent hundreds of books back to teachers’ classrooms to enrich their learning experience.
Additional thanks to Vulcan Materials Foundation, Regions Financial Corporation, Robert R. Meyer Foundation, Susan Mott Webb Charitable Trust, Hugh Kaul Foundation, City of Mountain Brook, City of Vestavia Hills, and Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation for support of Discovery Field Trips.
Southern Institute of Photography Summer 2010 Classes To register, call 205.414.3958 or visit www.bbgardens.org The Power of Layers (In Photoshop) with Abbie Wiersma Special Saturday Workshop: July 17 / 9-4 p.m. | $95 Introduction to Adobe Photoshop with Melissa Pardi July 19 – August 23 (6 Mondays) / 6:30 p.m. | $150 Photographing Infants and Children with Susanne King July 22 – August 26 (6 Thursdays) / 6 p.m. | $150 Basic Photography with Jeff Chambless Special Weekend Workshop: July 24 –25 Saturday, 10-4 p.m. / Sunday, 2-6 p.m. | $95 Mastering Your Nikon DSLR with Paul Franklin July 28 – August 25 (5 Wednesdays) / 6:30 p.m. | $130
Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Education Docents
Junior League of Birmingham “Can You Dig It?” Volunteers
Wayne Boldin Beth Bradley Jeanne Favrot John Gaston Robin Geurs Holly Goettge Carol Hagood Linda Herren Carol Hinshaw Becky Hutto Barbara Kelley Gail Pless Carol Reese Ruth Varnell Carol Washington Janet White Bitsy Williams
Jennifer Cleveland Kelley Davis Aimee Forbus Caroline Gidiere Rebecca Hanson Jennifer Hemstreet Emily Holmes Brandy Lee Amy Liscomb Christine McJunkin Rebecca Meriwether Paula Mullins Lydia Pursell Mary Sue Ridgway Whitney Saunders Rebecca Sikorski Laura Silsbee Je Anne Smith Mary Steadman Christin Terrell Hill Weathers Corinne Wood Genie Woodall
Memorials JANE ANDERSON Mr. & Mrs. J.S.M. French FRED M. BERMAN Wellington Park Garden Club JOFFRE BOSTON Mr.& Mrs Stewart A. Jackson Dr. Cheryl Killingsworth & Mr. James McMinn Dr. & Mrs. Philip Stalker Ms. Elaine Vancleave JANE BRANSCOMB Ms. Mary Carolyn G. Boothby R U T H H. C A R Y Hill & Dale Garden Club Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Cox, Jr. J E A N N E L. C U N N I N G H A M Ms. Mary Carolyn G. Boothby Mr. & Mrs. James H. Emack Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. A. Gerow Hodges Mr. Philip Morris Dr. & Mrs. Jack Trigg, Jr.
March 1- April 30, 2010 E D W A R D F. M A U L D I N Ms. Mary Carolyn G. Boothby Mr. & Mrs. Albert S. Naughton A N N E F. M C E A C H E R N Dr. G. Hampton Smith JESSE E. MILLER Ms. Mary Carolyn G. Boothby Mrs. Lee B. Chapman Mr. & Mrs. James H. Emack Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Fletcher Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Wilson ANNE SIMMS BEDDOW MOOR Dirt Daubers Garden Club Mr. & Mrs. James H. Emack Mrs. Homer J. Urquhart LORE PARKS Mrs. Lee B. Chapman ANN A. PRITCHARD Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Fletcher Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Stockham
N A N C Y WA D D E L L S L A V E N D A V I S Mr. & Mrs. A. Gerow Hodges
CHARLES RUTHERFORD Mrs. Lee B. Chapman
R A Y M O N D F. D O N N E L L Y Mr. Jim McCowan Mr. & Mrs. Dan Mirelman O2 Ideas Ms. Jean Ohland Ms. Linda Payne
JOHN SAMPLE Mr. & Mrs. Tunstall B. Perry, III
FRANCES M. ECHOLS Bayshore Technologies,Inc.
GERTRUDE R. SHERROD Jett Hawk
WA L T E R B . E V A N S Mr. & Mrs. William M. Gresham Dr. & Mrs. Alexander M. Nading, Jr.
JANE A. SMITH Mrs. Lynette A. McCary
M A R Q U I S M . H U N T , J R. Ms. Eugenia Brannon Ms. Mary Carolyn G. Boothby Mrs. James R. Forman, Jr. MARGHERITA S. JONES Dr. Eugene C. Sherlock Mrs. Ellen Tucker IRVIN C. KINNEY Adams & Reese Argo Building Company Inc Mrs. William F. Edmonds Mr. & Mrs. William Goodrich Mr. & Mrs. David Proctor Mr. & Mrs. Richard Sharp Mrs. Cynthia S. Sproull JAMES KYZER Forest Park Garden Club A L E X A N D E R S. L A C Y Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Stockham KATHRYN M. LANGE Ms. Mary Carolyn G. Boothby VIVIAN LOCKHART Mr. & Mrs. W. Richard Johns
LENA SARRIS Ms. Joyce Nelzberg Dr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Wilson
W I L L I A M M. S P E N C E R Mr. & Mrs. Edgar G. Aldridge Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Allison, Jr. Mr. Jack S. Allison Dr. Thomas G. Amason, Jr. Association of Fundraising Professionals Alabama Chapter Mr. & Mrs. Allen Baker Mr. Mike Ballard Mr. John H. Beeler, Jr. BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Ms. Mary Carolyn G. Boothby Mrs. Dorothy D. Boyd Mr. & Mrs. John G. Brock Mr. & Mrs. Frank H. Bromberg, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Charles E. Bugg Charles D. Haines, LLC Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Clayton, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. A. Philip Cook, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Cox, Jr. Mr. John F. DeBuys, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. George Dreher Mr. & Mrs. Evans Dunn, Jr. Mrs. William F. Edmonds Mr. Frank Fleming Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Fletcher Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. J. Ross Forman, III Mr. & Mrs. Michael Gaffney Mr. & Mrs. Clarke H. Gillespy Ms. Frances Givhan Mr. & Mrs. Hubert W. Goings, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William M. Gresham Mr. & Mrs. Robert Howard Mrs. Fay B. Ireland Mr. & Mrs. James M. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Saunders Jones, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Carter S. Kennedy Dr. & Mrs. William H. Kessler Mr. & Mrs. Frank E. Lindstrom, Jr. Mr. Nimrod W.E. Long, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Lucas Mrs. Donie N. Martin Ms. Mary O. Mason Mrs. Lynette A. McCary Ms. Nancy McCollum Mr. & Mrs. C. Phillip McWane Mr. & Mrs. Hobart A. McWhorter, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Ben K. Miree Momentum Mrs. Mary Jean Morawetz Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Mark L. Myatt Mr. & Mrs. Tunstall B. Perry, III Mr. & Mrs. David P. Phillips Mr. & Mrs. Wilmer S. Poynor, III Mr. & Mrs. William S. Pritchard, Jr. Mrs. Margaret G. Ragland Mrs. Hallie Rawls Mrs. Elberta G. Reid Mr. & Mrs. Don P. Selby Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock Mr. Sperry Snow Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Stockham Dr. & Mrs. Jack Trigg, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Lex Williamson Dr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Wilson
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NORVAL SPRINGFIELD Ms. Caryl P. Privett C L I N T O N TA Y L O R Mrs. Lee B. Chapman H A R R I E T L. W A X AHEPA Penelope District One Apartments Mr. & Mrs. Allen Hammack Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Lewis Ms. Ethel Pugh W I L L I A M W. Y E I L D I N G Ms. Emily S. Delzell Mr. & Mrs. Ben Ivey Jackson H. EVAN ZEIGER Mr. & Mrs. James H. Emack Triangle Garden Club Weakly Weeders Garden Club PEGGY ZEIGER Mr. & Mrs. James H. Emack Triangle Garden Club Weakly Weeders Garden Club
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G ARDEN S UPPOR TERS
In Honor of
at Birmingham Botanical Gardens
March 1- April 30, 2010
March/May 2010 Triangle Garden Club
Mrs. Louise D. Johnson
OLIVIA ALISON The Crepe Myrtle Garden Club The Chloris Garden Club
Mrs. Claire H. Fairley
ADVISOR Mrs. Fay B. Ireland Mr. & Mrs. Carl E. Jones, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Taylor Pursell Mr. & Mrs. William M. Spencer, III
B E N E FA C T O R Mr. & Mrs. A.J. Allison Mr. R. Shane Boatright Mrs. Tom Tartt Brown Mr. Stewart M. Dansby Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Arant Stockham Southern Progress Foundation
PATRON Mr. & Mrs. W. Frank Cobb, III Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Fletcher Mr. & Mrs. James M. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Jon Kimerling Mayer Electric Supply Company, Inc Mr. & Mrs.Guy K. Mitchell, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. Dr. James L. Newsome Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Northen III Mr. & Mrs. Henry B. Ray, Jr. Mrs. Dorothy L. Renneker Mr. & Mrs. B. Hanson Slaughter Mr. & Mrs. Jarred O. Taylor Mr. & Mrs. W. Hall Thompson Mr. & Mrs. John N. Wrinkle
D R. T H O M A S G . A M A S O N , J R. Dr. and Mrs. John W. Poynor KRIS BLEVONS The Little Garden Club ADELE COLVIN Redmont Park Garden Club MARGIE FOX Redmont Park Garden Club BECKY GREEN Snippers Garden Club MITZIE HALL Mr. William Baskett THE LITTLE GARDEN CLUb Palmetto Garden Club JUDY MAY Mrs. Daphne Bradley
MARGARET MCCOLL Mr. and Mrs. John McGowan
Mr. & Mrs. J. Robert Doody Dr. & Mrs. Charles R. Katholi Mr. & Mrs. Kent Keyser Dr. Peter & Roslyn Mannon Mr. & Mrs. Harold E. Bissell Mr. & Mrs. Edward L. Rand, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Gene Boles Mr. Keith Russell Dr. & Mrs. Jack Schaeffer Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Briggs Mr. & Mrs. Hubert W. Goings, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Murray W. Smith Dr. & Mrs. Alfred Stanley, Jr. Ms. Frances Heidt &
Mr. John R. Chiles Mr. & Mrs. Edgar B. Marx Mr. & Mrs. Drayton Nabers, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James W. Porter, II Mr. & Mrs. Bruce F. Rogers
$500 Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Cobb Ms. Susan Colvin Mr. & Mrs. John D. Johns Mr. Norman Kent Johnson Mrs. Donie N. Martin Mr. & Mrs. Lee J. Styslinger, III
$250 Mr. & Mrs. Tom Baker Mr. & Mrs. Richard Brockman Ms. Pat Cosgrove Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Denson
$125 Greystone Garden Club Ms. Mary Ann Adams Mr. & Mrs. Paul Allen Ms. Sallie S. Aman Mr. & Mrs. Steve Arnold Ms. Linda S. Bashinsky Ms. Linda Blackwell Mrs. J. W. Bledsoe, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Lewis H. Booker, Jr. Mr. William M. Bowen, Jr. Eric & Julieanna Brandino Mr. Joseph H. Calvin III Mr. & Mrs. Philip Carroll Mr. & Mrs. Mike Clarke Ms. Susan Cleage Alexis Cooper Dr. Artemus J. Cox III Mrs. Patricia Crauswell Dr. & Mrs. Jerry D. Dillard Mrs. Walter B. Evans Mr. Peter Falkner II
in memory of Peggy Zeiger
E D N A L. M C C U N E The Little Garden Club
Library Staff in honor of Long-time volunteer Earl Trafton
SANDRA ODEN Mr. and Mrs. Michael Balliet
Forest Park Garden Club in memory of deceased members
H E N R Y B. R A Y, J R . Dr. and Mrs. John W. Poynor
Fleur de Lis Garden Club
LO U I S E G . S M I T H The Little Garden Club
in memory of Mrs. Ben (Florine) Beckham Mrs. Russell M. Jr. (Penelope) Cunningham Mrs. Charles F. (Helen) Davis Mrs. Edmond (Mildred) Sprague Mrs. Raymond (Eloise) Melton
BEN SOUTH Belvedere Study Club NEAL J. SPANGLER The Chloris Garden Club F R E D E R I C K R . S P I C E R, J R. Central Alabama Daylily Society The Little Garden Club
Janet Taylor Barbara Lampkin Shirley Steele Sam Aycock Murphy Dr. Thomas G. Amason, Jr.
BRUCE STEELE The Chloris Garden Club The Star Lake Garden Club
New & Renewing Members
Gifts to The Library
March 1- April 30, 2010 Ms. Jackie Fitts Mr. & Mrs. Earl George Dr. & Mrs. John D. Glover Mr. & Mrs. Robin Harden Mr. & Mrs. Christopher B. Harmon Mrs. Joan C. Harrison Mr. Gregory H. Hawley Mr. & Mrs. William C. Hazelrig Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Hodge Mr. & Mrs. Russell Hoover Mr. Bascom T. Hopson Mr. & Mrs. Greg Horn Dr. & Mrs. David Jackson Dr. Susan Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Thomas S. Johnson Mrs. Elizabeth W. Jones Mr. Jerry Jones Drs. Gerald D. Karcher & Ms. Gina Karcher Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Larsen Miss Lisa Law Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Lucas Dr. John & Pam A. Mantle Stanford & Nicole Massie Mr. & Mrs. Alan Matthews Mr. & Mrs. Mark McColl Ms. Carol A. McCoy Ms. Betsy McGuire Mr. & Mrs. Howard Miles Ms. Susan H. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Morad Mr. & Mrs. Hugh J. Morgan, Jr. Mrs. Jane Mullins
Mr. & Mrs. David Nash The Honorable & Mrs. Terry Oden Mrs. Nita Patterson Ms. Jennifer Phillips Mrs. & Mr. Claudia Porter Ms. Barbara Ray Mr. & Mrs. Steven P. Roberts Dr. & Mrs. O. Gordon Robinson, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Michael D. Ross Dr. & Mrs. Charles Russell Mr. & Mrs. Brad Schwarting Mrs. Vicki Smith Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Sprague Mr. & Mrs. E.L. Stringfellow Mr. & Mrs. Russell R. Stutts, Jr. Mr. Bill & Arabella Tatum Dr. Robert E. Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Jim Thompson Mr. & Mrs. George N. Tobia Cyndy Uncapher Mr. & Mrs. Richard R. Vevle Dr. Paul C. Weir & Mrs. Amanda Adams Mr. & Mrs. Clyde E. Wills Ms. Christin Wingo Mr. & Mrs. Richard Womack
$60 Ms. Alesia Adams Mr. & Mrs. Eugene E. Addor Mr. & Mrs. L. Murray Alley
Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Allsbrook Mr. John Alsbrooks Mrs. Katy Anderson Ms. Jennifer Anderson Leslie Appleton Dr. & Mrs. Stuart Atkinson Dr. & Mrs. Alvin L. Atlas Mrs. Katherine Avant Dr. Jack M. Averett, Jr. Mrs. Cara Aycock Mr. & Mrs. Robert Babanats Ms. Anita S. Baker Dr. & Mrs. Gene V. Ball Ms. Karen Balliet & Mr. Michael Balliet Mr. & Mrs. John Barelare Mrs. Susan Barnacastle Mr. & Mrs. William Barnes, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Tom Baydala Mr. & Mrs. John L. Beauchamp Mr. & Mrs. T.A. Beckham Mrs. Kelley Belmont Dr. & Mrs. Frank Benesh Mr. & Mrs. Archie Bisset, III Mr. & Mrs. William S. Blackerby, Jr. Mrs. Lula Rose Blackwell Mr. & Mrs. Lucian F. Bloodworth Char Bonsack Mrs. Suzanne Bowness Mrs. Dorothy D. Boyd Mrs. Bertice Brown Dr. Caroline Brown & Mr. E. T. Brown Dr. & Mrs. Charles E. Bugg Mrs. Tammie Butts Mrs. Wanda Caldwell Mrs. Donie M. Carlson
LaRue Carter Mr. & Mrs. Robert Cassavoy Mrs. Debbie Castleberry Mr. & Mrs. Bill Cather Jr. Ms. Lyn Chappelle Dr. & Mrs. Craig Christopher Mr. & Mrs. Roger G. Clarke Mr. & Mrs. John D. Clements Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Cohen Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Collins Mr. & Mrs. Alton L. Comans Mrs. Rhonda Cooper Belton & Debra Cooper Ms. Miriam Cowan Mr. R. N. Craig & Mrs. Carol M. Craig Ms. Nelda Creel Mr. & Mrs. James Cullinan Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Cummings Mr. & Mrs. Frank W. Davies, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Davis Mr. & Mrs. Robert de Buys Mr. & Mrs. Barry DeLozier Mr. & Mrs. Ferdinando Demartino Mr. & Mrs. Jack Denver Ms. Dariana Dervis & Mr. Prentiss E. Douthit Ms. Molleen Desai Mr. & Mrs. James DeWilde Ms. Eva Dillard Ms. Marilyn Dixon Mr. & Mrs. Don C. Dodson Mrs. Amy Donner Ms. Robynn Douthit Mr. & Mrs. Troy Downey Mrs. Jessica Drennan Mr. & Mrs. William D. Drinkard
Anonymous Donor Birmingham Belles Burr & Forman LLP Ceres Garden Club City of Mountain Brook Dunn French Foundation Energen Corporation First Commercial Bank Hess Foundation, Inc. Hill Crest Foundation Home Garden Club
Mr. & Mrs. James Lance Mr. & Mrs. W. F. Land Ms. Savannah Lanier Dr. & Mrs Clifton Latting Mr. & Mrs. Curt Lee Ms. Alice LeJeune Chris Myers & Lindsey Longmire Maurice & Marcella Little Mrs. James A. A. Livingston Mrs. Kathy Logue Dr. & Mrs. Calvin L. Long Mr. & Mrs. John T. Lucas Mr. & Mrs. D. Bruce MacClary Mr. & Mrs. Merrill Mann Mr. & Mrs. Simon Martin Dr. Kathleen Martin Trevor & Lisa Matchett Mr. & Mrs. Neal A. Matthews Mrs. Connie McCallum Mrs. Renee McCormick Robert McElroy Mrs. Christina McGovern Ms. Jane H. McPherson Mrs. Lynne McTyre Mr. & Mrs. Donald Y. Menendez Ms. Jan A. Midgley & Mr. Dean Clark Julie C. Miller Mrs. Kathy Miller Mr. & Mrs. Gary Mollengarden Mr. & Mrs. Whit J. Montgomery Mr. & Mrs. Fred Moore, Jr. Mrs. Jane Moore Mr. & Mrs. Robert Moore Mr. & Mrs. Michael Morrisey Mrs. Kelly Mosley Ms. Jean E. Mosley Mr. & Mrs. Mike Mullen Deedra Mullennix Ms. Angie Murphy Mr. & Mrs. W. Donald Myers Mr. & Mrs. Phil H. Neal, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Alex Newton Ms. Melanie Nichols Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, Jr. Mr. Corey & Erin Nolen Mr. & Mrs. William Norman Dr. John E. Norton Dr. & Mrs. Albert Oberman Mr. & Mrs. Dale E. O’Connor Lisa Oneil Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Owens Mrs. Jean L. Palmer Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Parker Jason E. Patrick Mr. Finley C. Patton Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Pendleton Mr. Glenn E. Peoples, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Bill Perry Mrs. Danielle Peterson Lindsey & Ted Petras Mr. & Mrs. David Philpot Mrs. Faye Pinion Mr. & Mrs. Peter Poerschke Cindy Pogwizd Mr. & Mrs. Steve Porter Ms. Pamela Pouncy Ward Mr. & Mrs. Tom Powell John & Susan Powers Ms. Susan Pretnar Mr. & Mrs. James Purnell Mrs. Nicole Purter Mr. & Mrs. William Rabel Ms. Linda Rader Mr. & Mrs. Erskine Ramsay, II
Mr. & Mrs. Rodney B. Ramsay Mrs. Beverly Rausch & Andre Rausch Mr. Robert Reiche & Mrs. Ellen J. Schmidt Dr. & Mrs. Courtenay Renneker Mr. & Mrs. Derek Richesin Dr. & Mrs. Ferris J. Ritchey Mr. & Mrs. David Roberson Ms. Mary Roebuck Mr. & Mrs. Ludolf H. Roell Drs. Paul & Kay Roller Mrs. Sara M. Roseman Dr. Vasha Rosenblum & Dr. William M. Rosenblum Mrs. Martha A. Ross Mr. & Mrs. James Rotenstreich Mr. David Roth Ms. Kathy Rowe Dr. & Mrs. Samuel Rubin Mr. & Mrs. Samuel E. Russell, Jr. Mrs. Goodloe Rutland Mr. & Mrs. George Salem Ms. Deborah Salter Mr. & Mrs. John D. Saxon Mrs. Eugenia Schanbacher Ms Karen Scott Ms. Tammy Searcy Mrs. Lou Ann Sherling Dr. & Mrs. Earle H. Shugerman Ms. Lorelle C. Singleton Mrs. Gloria Sitarz Mr. & Mrs. William E. Smith III Mr. & Mrs. Carl Smyly Ms. Debby N. Sorensen Mr. Alan Stamm Miss Anne Lanier Stanﬁeld Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Starling Ms. Mary S. Stewart Dr. Rena Stewart Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Still Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Stoddard Mrs. Laura Strange Mr. & Mrs. James H. Strickland Mrs. Amy Strohmeier Mr. & Mrs. James F. Sulzby, III Ms. Terri Tatton Dr. & Mrs. David L. Tharpe Ms. Mary R. Thomas Mrs. Jeri Tindal Mr. W. Scott Townsend Rae W. Trimmer Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Tucker Mr. Arthur Tyson Mr. & Mrs. Phil Vander Kamp Mrs. Kandace VanWanderham Mr. & Mrs. Raymond W. Waddelow Ms. Pamela Waldsmith Mr. Jim Waligora Mr. & Mrs. Jack Wallace Ms. Mary Lou Watkins Mr. & Mrs. Allen Weatherford, Jr. Mr. Terry & JoAnn Weber Mrs. Karen White Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Widner Mr. & Mrs. Carol & Herb Wilbanks Mr. & Mrs. David T. Williams Drs. Williams S. Craig IV & Martha Rich Mrs. Rebecca Wingett Mrs. Alison Wolniak Johnny Wood Mr. & Mrs. Brian Wood Kay A. Woods
Hothouse Design Studio Jefferson County Master Gardener Association Kathy G & Company Legacy Lucille S. Beeson Charitable Trust Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Mitchell Industries Foundation Morningview Baptist Church Protective Life Corporation Regions Financial Corporation Sherwood Forest Garden Club The Crowe Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. James R. Wooten Mr. & Mrs. Peter T. Worthen Mr. & Mrs. Harold Yoder Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Youngblood Mr. & Mrs. Charles Youngson Skip & Susan Zuber
$45 Ms. Angel Adams Ms. Barbara H. Adkins Ms. Patricia M. Aitken Ardis Albany Mr. J.R. Andrews Ms. Pam Argo Ms. Carol Argo Ms. Vicki L. Bailey Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Barnes Ms. Emily Bashinsky Mrs. Richard G. Bastar, Jr. Mrs. Michele Baum Mr. Brian L. Bellenger Ms. Ann Best Mrs. Melissa Beukelman Ms. Hallie Blunck Ms. Connie Bostany Mr. & Mrs. Philip Bowman Mrs. Mary S. Bowman Mrs. Daphne Bradley Mrs. Heather C. Bradley Ms. LaRue Burt Mrs. Louise Burt Mrs. Melanie Burton Mrs. Gay Caldwell Ms. Lynn Carmichael Mrs. Albert L. Cason Mr. & Mrs. Rusty Chastain Mrs. Margaret Chesnut & Mr. Joe Chesnut Mrs. Dorothy Clark Ms. Judith Clasen Mrs. Judith M. Cloe Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Cobb Dr. Maude D. Collier Ms. Patricia Comer & Mr. Kent Upshaw Mr. & Mrs. J. Paul Compton Ms. Rita Constantine Ms. Sheila Cooley Mr. & Mrs. Belton Cooper Mrs. Katherine Cornelius Ms. Leigh Corra Ms. Carol Corvin Dr. Laura Cotlin Ms. Monica Crews Ms. Maureen Crow Mrs. Jane Cusick Mrs. Dianne Daly Ms. Kay Dana Ms. LaTausha Daniels-Rogers Leland Davis Mrs. Patricia Davis Mr. & Mrs. Richard Dendy Ms. Joan E. Denman Ms. Dorothy Dillard Ms. Jenny Dixon Diane Dudney Mr. W.B. Dumas Mrs. Marjory E. Dunn Ms. Liz Elliott Ms. Joanne Englebert Mr. & Mrs. Wayne A. Farris Mr. & Mrs. Frank C. Feagin Ms. Rita Freeman Mrs. Juanita H. Gardner Ms. Anna Genin
Mr. & Mrs. Harold Abroms Mr. Richard M. Adams Mr. & Mrs. Frank Ager Mr. R. Shane Boatright Mr. & Mrs. William Brooke Mrs. Tom Tartt Brown Ms. Barbara L. Burton Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Burton Mr. & Mrs. Ehney A. Camp, III Mr. & Mrs. Thomas N. Carruthers, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James W. Cauthen Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Coleman
Ms. Gloria Germany Mr. & Mrs. Michael C. Gilliam Mrs. Linda E. Glasscock Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Goings Mr. Josh Goodin Ms. Celia A. Grifﬁn Ms. Rebecca R. Grifﬁth Ms. Emma Grisham Ms. Virginia Gurley Dr. Ward Haarbauer Drs. Bama & Jeff Hager Mrs. Carol L. Hall Ms. Elizabeth Hard Ms. Valerie Harper Ms. Theresa Harrison Mr. S. David Hartsell Mr. & Mrs. David S. Hassinger Mr. & Mrs. Calvin C. Haynes Ms. Harrison Heacock Ms. Jane Henderson Peggy Hendricks Mr. & Mrs. Craig Higgins Lynda Hiller Mrs. Betty Hock Mrs. Diana Holladay Mr. Claude Holland Mrs. Carol Holmes Mr. & Mrs. John H. Howell Mrs. Rita Hudson Sally Hurst Dr. Jeanne S. Hutchison Ms. Dolores Hydock Mr. & Mrs. Richard Igou Ms. Ellen C. Ingram Mrs. Rebecca Jackson Mr. Gary Jacobs Mr. Dobie Jenkins Mr. & Mrs. J. Terrence Joyce Mrs. Laree Kennedy Ms. Jenny Kirby Mrs. Roberta Kleinstein Dr. & Mrs. Robert Koehler Mrs. Mary K. Kreps Mrs. Barbara B. Lampkin Mrs. Susan LeBourg Ms. Sharon Lewis Mrs. Mary Lucas Ms. Laraine Lyle Mr. Henry S. Lynn, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Arthur E. Malone, Jr. Ms. Vivian Mann Ms. Sharonica Marbury Audrey Marchinke Mrs. Mary Marcoux Mrs. Luverne Mattil Mrs. Donna R. McAllister Mrs. Cathy McComb Ms. Deborah McCorquodale Mrs. Zhaleh McCullers Mr. Jeff McGee Mr. & Mrs. Philip I. McGrath Ms. Ellen McLaughlin Miss Virginia McLean Mr. & Mrs. Fred Medley Ms. Carol Megginson Mrs. E.J. Meriwether Ms. Nancy Mosley Mrs. Grace Murphy Mr. Paul Nagrodzki Mr. & Mrs. Paul Nash Ms. Elaine Niden Ms. Bonnie O’Bannon Ms. Adrienne L. O’Brien & Jack O’Brien Ms. Georgia Ogletree Ms. Loyer A. Osbun Mr. Douglas O’Toole Ms. Mitzi K. Owen
Mrs. Ethel N. Owen Mrs. Martha D. Oyston Ms. Margaret H. Parsons Ms. Sue W. Patrick Ms. Peggy Patton Mrs. Michele Pawlik Mrs. Tonya Payne Mr. & Mrs. Kent D. Pearson Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Peterson Mrs. Alice Petro Mrs. Louis H. Pfau Mrs. Tracy Pharo Mr. Robert S. Phyfer Ms. Cynthia Pinger Mrs. Michael H. Poe Ms. Gloria Powell Mrs. Jerry A. Ray Ms. Ann K. Reddy Mr. & Mrs. Harry Reich Ms. Michelle Reynolds Mrs. Betty Rice Mr. Clayton Richard Ms. Mary Roberts Ms. Meg Roberts Holly Robinson Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Rockett Ms. Gloria M. Roque Ms Jessica Roskin Kathryn Rowan Ms. Ansley Rowell Ms. Rebecca Russell Ms. Mary Samuels Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Sanders Mrs. Carolyn Sankey Ms. Ann Scott Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Scott Ms. Gloria Sellman Dr. Bisakha Sen Ms. Diana D. Shepherd Ms. Dale Sherer Mrs. Betty Shipman Toby R. Siegel Ms. Sara R. Sistrunk Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Spann Mr. & Mrs. James Sparacio Mrs. Melinda Sparks Ms. Janet C. Spear Mrs. Donna Speegle Mr. & Mrs. James Spiers Mrs. Susan Statum Ms. Martha Ann Stevenson Mrs. Jane Street Mr. Ken Taylor Ms. Marjorie L. Taylor Mrs. Helen V. Titus Ms. Cheryl Todd Mr. & Mrs. Bruno Tropeano Mr. Jason Turner Mrs. Rose J. Vann & Ms. Laura L. Vann Mr. Dale & Patty Vann Ms. Laura Vanpelt Mr. & Mrs. James T. Wall Mrs. Jo Ann Wallace Ms. Cynthia V. Walters Ms. Diann Weatherly Mrs. Arlene Weinsier Mrs. Betty C. Welden Dr. Mary L. Whitley Ms. Angie Whitman Ms. Judy Williams Mrs. Margaret A. Wiygul Ms. Catherine M. Word Ms. Eleanor F. Wright Ms. Carolyn R. Wynn Mr. & Mrs. Thomas K. Yardley Gia Rabito
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Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Dye Mr. & Mrs. Mark Easterling Mr. & Mrs. George S. Eastwood, II Mr. & Mrs. W. J. Edmiston Mrs. Joyce Edwards-Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Richard Enders Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Esdale Mr. & Mrs. Bill Eubanks Ms. Alberta Fields Mrs. Catherine Findley Mr. & Mrs. Joe M. Finkel Ms. Susan Finley Ms. Karen Fitzpatrick Dr. & Mrs. Keith Fleisher Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Fleming Cory Foley Mr. & Mrs. William L. Forbes Mrs. Cindy Fravert Mr. & Mrs. Will French Mrs. Betty J. Funderburg Mr. & Mrs. John Galbreath Mr. & Mrs. Joe A. Garcia Mr. & Mrs. James Garrison Caroline Gidiere Mrs. Karen Gowins Ms. Irene Graves Ms. Susan Gray Mr. Jim Green Mrs. Linda Grissom Ms. Christy Habshuy Mr. Michael Hallisey Mr. & Mrs. Dexter Hambaugh Mrs. Rebecca Hawkins Mr. & Mrs. James W. Heacock, Jr. Ms. Yvette Heath Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Helfand Ms. Alice Helms Mr. & Mrs. Jim Hendricks Mrs. Kimberly Hobbs Ms. Phyllis Hoffman-DePiano Mr. & Mrs. Felix Hoke Mrs. Mona Holmes Mrs. Jennifer Hood Mr. & Mrs. William Horne, Jr. Mrs. Melissa Horton Mr. & Mrs. James Horton Ms. Kaye Houser Mrs. Katherine Houston Frances Howard Mr. & Mrs. & Mrs. Christopher W. Hoyt Dr. & Mrs. Thomas S. Huddle Mr. & Mrs. Clark Huddle Mr. & Mrs. Duncan Hulsey Mr. & Mrs. J. Terry Humber Dr. & Mrs. John C. Hurst, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Larry Ingram Mr. & Mrs. Gary Isenhower Mrs. Betty Jackson Ms. Ginger Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Russell Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Stephen C. Jackson Dr. & Mrs. Thomas N. James Mr. & Mrs. Terrence F. James Ms. Teresa Jang Ms. Nancy Jennings Mrs. Marcus Jones, Jr. Ms. Cynthia Jones Mr. & Mrs. Williams Jones III Mr. & Mrs. Michael C. Keel Mr. & Mrs. Carlton Kelley Mr. & Mrs. John H. Kimberly Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Krebbs William A. Lalor Mr. & Mrs. Edwin E. Lambert
March 1- April 30, 2010 Ms. Susan Colvin Mr. & Mrs. A. Philip Cook, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Whitney DeBardeleben Mr. & Mrs. Douglas F. Elliott, II Mrs. Claire H. Fairley Mr. & Mrs. Victor H. Hanson, III Mr. & Mrs. William C. Hulsey Mrs. Fay B. Ireland Mrs. Crawford T. Johnson, III Mr. & Mrs. Jon Kimerling Mr. & Mrs. C. Phillip McWane
Mr. & Mrs. Phil H. Neal, Jr. Mr. Bo Porter Dr. & Mrs. John W. Poynor Mrs. Margaret G. Ragland Mrs. Rebecca Riley Mr. & Mrs. Stowe Shoemaker Mr. & Mrs. William M. Slaughter Mr. & Mrs. Jarred O. Taylor, II Mr. & Mrs. W. Hall Thompson Judge Scott Vowell & Dr. Cameron M. Vowell Mrs. Charles B. Webb, Jr.
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