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Antiques at The Gardens Inspires page 2-3

Members-only Class page 7

2012 Spencer Lecture lecturers announced page 8

Education Impact Report page 9

On The Cover


Fall Annuals

Japanese Maples

Fall Color

Ornamental Grasses





Fall Color




Winter Annuals

2012 B oard


D irectors

Henry Ray ����������������������������������������������� President Tricia Noble����������������������������������� President-Elect Scott Walton���������������������������������������������Treasurer Lou Willie ����������������������������������������������� Secretary Hanson Slaughter������������������������� VP Development Brian Barr������������������������ VP Gardens & Buildings Thomas G. Amason, Jr.��Immediate Past President Carl E. Jones, Jr.������������������������������������������ Officer Janet Taylor������������������������������������������������� Officer Elizabeth Broughton������������������������������������ Officer

November: Camellias

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Antiques at The Gardens celebrated its seventh year at Birmingham Botanical Gardens in style, kicking off the event with the glamorous, Sterne Agee Gala in The Gardens on October 4. More than 550 guests attended the elegant evening, complete with a tent and live music from the Tip Tops (as seen on the cover). Presented by IBERIABANK this year, Antiques at The Gardens featured Tastemakers who are regionally and nationally known architects, interior designers and landscape designers. Each designer curated themed areas with goods selected from the best of Birmingham and other sources around the country. The show continued to include dealers from across the United States presenting antiques, furniture, porcelain, fine art, silver, garden accessories and jewelry. A special thanks to Chairman Tricia Holbrook, Honorary Chair Leo Kayser and the Tastemakers: Barbara Ashford, Wendy Barze, Tammy Connor, Cameron Crowe, Cathy Harvey, Leah Hazzard, Judy Hill, Bill Ingram, Marjorie Johnston, Karen Luce, Mary Evelyn McKee, Ware Porter, Troy Rhone, Kitty White and Liz Woods. Be sure to check out our photo albums from all of the weekend’s activities at antiques.

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.

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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 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 McLeod���������������������������������������������������������� Gift Processor Drew Rickel�����������������������������������������Donor Relations Officer 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 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 November 15.

Cover photo courtesy of Wynter Byrd Photography.

As 2012 comes to a close, I’d like to thank our members, donors, volunteers and staff. With your help, we served over 17,600 schoolchildren during the 2011-2012 academic year, and 98% participated for free. Among them was the 85,000th student who attended our hands-on Discovery Field Trips, which started in 1998. During the same time, adult programs were up 15%, attracting more than 11,700 people. Thanks to you, we’re meeting our mission better than ever. Learn more about our outstanding program highlights in this issue. Corporate support was integral to the success of Antiques at The Gardens for 2012, and we so thank IBERIABANK, Sterne-Agee and Red Diamond for their generous support. Our re-imagined event was everything we hoped it would be and Chair Tricia Holbrook and her committee deserve rock star-status for its new look. And for those who patronized our Fall Plant Sale, you’ve got plenty of time to get your selections planted, but remember that the sooner you get them in the ground, the quicker they will generate roots in preparation for spring. Also, make sure they are adequately watered if they’re still awaiting planting. My goal is to finish with my planting before Thanksgiving! I just need a beautiful weekend or two. As we begin to wrap up another year, please look for our year-end appeal in your mailboxes. We know that many organizations ask for (and deserve) your charitable contributions. As always we ask that you “dig deep” and help to keep us growing. From all your Friends here at The Gardens, we wish you a safe, peaceful and happy holiday season. See you in The Gardens,

Fred Spicer Executive Director

Save t he Date

Rhododendron prunifolium, plum-leaf azalea

W elcome

Dear Friends:

M e m b e r s -O n l y Free Plant Giveaway Friday, November 16 | 9 - 4:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17 | 10 - 3 p.m.

Member Plant Giveaway November 16 & 17

Choose your free plant from four different plants selected by

Members-only Class November 17

Stop by the first floor conference room

Executive Director Fred Spicer.

in the Garden Center to pick up your free plant. Limit one plant per membership. No rainchecks.

This year’s selection: Dirt Dash Fun Run/Walk November 17 Southern Tales December 9 Red Mountain Garden Club Greenery Sale December 5 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon December 13 Annual Member Celebration January 17

Buxus × ‘Green Velvet’ A hybrid boxwood cultivar Cephalotaxus harringtonia ‘McCorkle’ A plum yew cultivar Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Scarlet Storm’ Double Take™ flowering quince cultivar Magnolia kobus var. stellata ‘Waterlily’ A star magnolia cultivar Rhododendron prunifolium plum-leaf azalea

For more information about the giveaway and plants being offered visit


D e v e l o p m e nt

▲ Greg

& Kendall King, Laura & Daryl Byrd

▲ Keith Langham, Alex Hitz, Barbara Burton & Tom Jones

▲ Leo Kayser, III, Debbie Strauss & Leo Kayser, Jr.

▲ Fred Spicer, Tricia & Jim Holbrook

▲ Cameron & Derrill Crowe ▲ Sheryl & Jon Kimerling

On October 4, Birmingham Botanical Gardens kicked off Antiques at The Gardens presented by IBERIABANK with Sterne Agee’s Gala in The Gardens. The annual black-tie event was reinvigorated for its seventh year, welcoming more than 550 guests to shop Alabama’s premiere antiques show before it opened to the public. This year offered cuisine from some of Birmingham’s finest culinary Tastemakers, including: Veranda on Highland, Fleming’s, Gianmarco’s, Ocean, Kathy G. & Company and daniel george. Author Alex Hitz mingled among the crowd before his appearance at the Red Diamond Lecture and Luncheon on Friday. The crowd made its way to Blount Plaza as the evening concluded, dancing to the sounds of the Tip Tops. Visit to view all of the photos from the event.

Sponsors for Antiques at The Gardens as of

October 4, 2012

Presenting Sponsor


The Summit Mrs. Louise A. Wrinkle


Dr. & Mrs. Derrill Crowe The Thomas E. Jernigan Foundation Mr. Leo Kayser, III Mr. & Mrs. Jon Kimerling


Boatright Companies Brasfield & Gorrie Burr & Forman LLP The James Milton & Sallie R. Johnson Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Michael Luce Leaf & Petal / Lydia & Taylor Pursell McCorquodale Transfer, Inc. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. ServisFirst Bank


Altec Industries, Inc Mrs. Frances Blount Mr. & Mrs. John G. Brock Will & Maggie Brooke Ms. Barbara L. Burton Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Coleman flower magazine Mr. & Mrs. J.S.M. French Mr. & Mrs. T. Michael Goodrich Mrs. Fay B. Ireland Ligon Industries, LLC Mr. & Mrs. Henry B. Ray, Jr. RealtySouth Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Rogers Mark Rosse & Kaye McWane-Rosse Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III Mr. & Mrs. Wilmer S. Poynor, III Mr. & Mrs. W. Stancil Starnes Starnes Davis Florie LLP Mr. & Mrs. Elton B. Stephens, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Brian Barr BHK Investment Advisors, LLC Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Company Mr. & Mrs. Paul* R. Butrus Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Daniel Mr. Stewart M. Dansby Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Donald Elegant Earth Dunn French Foundation Mrs. Claire H. Fairley First Commercial Bank Mr. & Mrs. Meredyth R. Hazzard, Jr. Joy & Price Kloess Kim & George Matthews Mr. & Mrs. G. Ruffner Page Nancy & John Poynor Mr. & Mrs. B. Hanson Slaughter Mr. & Mrs. William M. Slaughter Mr. Frederick R. Spicer, Jr. & Ms. Kim McBride Janet & Jarry Taylor The Thompson Foundation Mrs. Lucille R. Thompson Ms. Jean C. Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Temple W. Tutwiler, III Mr. & Mrs. Lex Williamson


Judy & Hal Abroms Kay & Eddie Aldridge Ms. Olivia E. Alison Mr. & Mrs. Craig Allen, Jr. Pratt & Anne-Marie Brown Mr. Brian Burgess John & Kittie Buchanan Mr. & Mrs. Ehney A. Camp, III Mr. & Mrs. Thomas N. Carruthers, Jr. Mr. John F. Carter Mr. & Mrs. Reaves M. Crabtree Daniel Iron Sarah & Charley Duggan Trudy Evans Mr. & Mrs. Clarke H. Gillespy Goodwyn Mills & Cawood, Inc. Mr. Gregory H. Hawley Mr. & Mrs. James F. Hughey, Jr. Ms. Margi Ingram Mr. & Mrs. Donald Y. Menendez Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Donald W. Patton Mr. & Mrs. Leo A. Shaia

Gala in The Gardens

Mr. & Mrs. Murray W. Smith Garland & Lathrop Smith Mr. Dennis Trammell Mrs. A. Brand Walton Lou Willie & Cindy Comford

Men’s Committee: Chairs Mr. Cary Cooper Mr. Mark L. Drew Mr. Taylor Pursell Mr. Todd Sharley Mr. Scott Adams Mr. James F. Alison, III Dr. Thomas G. Amason, Jr. Dr. Gary Archer Mr. Leon Ashford Mr. Jeffrey S. Beall Mr. James A. Bradford Dr. Kennie Bramlett Mr. Thomas A. Broughton, III Mr. Charlie Brown Mr. T. Michael Brown Dr. Tom Tartt Brown, Jr. Dr. James Bryant Mr. Joe Bynum Judge John L. Carroll Dr. Lee Carter John W. Chambliss Mr. Thomas C. Clark, III James L. Cooper, Jr. Mr. Ernest Cory Mr. Alan L. Creighton Mr. James H. Crenshaw Mr. Gregory S. Curran Mr. C. Hartwell Davis, Jr. Mr. Thomas Andrew Davis Dr. Tom Eagan, Jr. Mr. Jack Echols Dr. Robert P. Eichelberger Mr. Parker Evans Mr. Edward M. Friend, III Mr. Harold H. Goings Mr. Hubert W. Goings, Jr. Mr. M. Williams Goodwyn, Jr. Mr. James L. Goyer, III Mr. Christopher B. Harmon Mr. Roger A. Hartline Dr. Jimmie H. Harvey, Jr. Dr. Lawrence S. Hawley Mr. Holman Head, Jr. Mr. William L. Hinds, Jr. Mr. Edward H. Hobbs, IV Mr. Tryg Hoff


Mr. Jimmy Holloway Mr. George H. Holman Mr. Duncan Hulsey Mr. Stephen C. Jackson Mr. Donald M. James Mr. Carl E. Jones, Jr. Dr. Gerald D. Karcher Mr. Greg Keyes Mr. Jon Kimerling Mr. Warren B. Lightfoot, Jr. Mr. James B. Little, III Mr. Jeff Logan Mr. Michael Lucas Mr. Thomas G. Luckie Mr. George Gambrill Lynn, Sr. Mr. Rick MacKay Mr. Duncan Manley Mr. F. Hampton McFadden, Jr. Dr. David Smyth McKee, Jr. Mr. Ryan C. Medo Mr. John D. Moore Mr. Mac M. Moorer Mr. John T. Oliver, III Mr. James Outland Mr. William C. Patterson Mr. Brad Phelan Mr. William M. Phillips, Jr. Mr. James W. Porter, II Mr. William R. Pradat Mr. Goode Price, III Mr. Jim Priester Mr. David Proctor Mr. Milton Clay Ragsdale, IV Mr. T. Alan Ritchie, Jr. Mr. William Gillis Sanders, Jr. Mr. Robert A. Schleusner Reverend Gates Shaw Mr. Jim Shaw Dr. Eugene Sherlock Dr. David H. Sibley Mr. Hatton C. Smith Mr. Roger Smith Mr. William A. Stark Mr. M. Jefferson Starling III Mr. Benjamin Thompson Mr. Mark R. Tucker Mr. Robert D. Vann Mr. Alex Vare Mr. Steve Varner Mr. Kennon Walthall Mr. Scott Walton Dr. Phillip C. Watkins Mr. John M. Williams Mr. Lloyd R. Wilson Mr. Michael E. Woods Mr. Tim Zanaty

* deceased

V o l u nt e e r s

Lobby Flowers Spotlight:

Flowers Improve Emotional Health Taylor Steele, Volunteer Coordinator

It seems each week someone is commenting on the wonderful flower arrangements in the Garden Center lobby. Each compliment comes with genuine joy and there’s a scientific link to this phenomena. Dr. Jeannette-Haviland-Jones, a Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University, has studied the direct correlation of the presence of flowers to human emotions and health. The mere presence of flowers, either at home or in a public building triggers happiness, heightens feelings of satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond preconceived notion. Dr. Haviland-Jones states, “What’s most exciting about this study is that it challenges established scientific beliefs about how people can manage their day-to-day moods in a healthy and natural way.” Her research also indicated a strong correlation between flowers Floral Arrangement by: Brenda and life satisfaction. A ten-month study of participants found that flowers can have an Warren, Birmingham Alabama immediate impact on happiness. Flowers can also have a long-term positive effect on moods, and can decrease the presence of stress, anxiety and depression. The weekly floral arrangements that bring beauty to the Garden Center are created by volunteers who perhaps haven’t read Dr. Haviland-Jones’s study, but know first-hand how they feel around a beautiful arrangement. Dr. Jones’s study also finds that arrangements placed in areas that are open to visitors, like foyers, are symbolic of sharing. One cannot dispute these findings, but rather embrace the fact that The Gardens would love to have more people share their love for arranging flowers with our guests. If you are interested in making a contribution to the Lobby Flowers Fund or by creating an arrangement, please contact Taylor Steele, volunteer coordinator, at 205.414.3962 or Arrangers receive up to $75 for plant materials which is made possible by donations from garden clubs across Alabama.

Volunteer Education Classes: It Happens Organically!

Taylor Steele, Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteers at Birmingham Botanical Gardens are our extended education family. They assist with docent trainings, plant propagation classes, garden workdays, adult programs, field trips, office tasks and the library, to name just a few roles. They are dependable family and community members who, in addition to providing valuable volunteer support to The Gardens, attend classes or training sessions offered at The Gardens for continued education. Why? Many say that it’s fellowship with other volunteers and an opportunity to increase their knowledge and understanding of plants. They’ve cited “learning new things about plants and gardening” as primary motivation to continue volunteering at The Gardens.

Volunteer Instructors Make it Happen!


Volunteer instructors are a critical element to our education program. Volunteers are connected through many opportunities including the plant groups that meet and work at The Gardens. Our volunteers possess a wealth of information which has proven valuable in passing on knowledge of plants like natives, herbs, perennials and ferns. Through countless hours of volunteering, their “teachable moments” sometimes happen organically. Learn more about our volunteer program at

Jan Holliday, one of our volunteers with the Native Plant Group conducts a class with several volunteers in the group. Jan discusses some of the botanical features of several native plant species that are sold during the Fall Plant Sale in October.

from the Archives and Rare Book Room: Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ Conservatory will soon be 50 years old! Before the Garden Center (1971), the Floral Clock (1963), and the Japanese Gardens (1967) there was the Conservatory. It was built while we were still a part of the Birmingham Zoological and Botanical Society. The Conservatory construction bid was awarded on May 18, 1961 to Wilborn Construction Co. for their bid of $161.422. The ground-breaking was held at 2:30 p.m. on September 19, 1961, officiated by Birmingham Mayor James W. “Jimmy” Morgan. He formally opened the Conservatory on Tuesday, December 18, 1962. One of the first visitors was Mr. A.E. Jones of Homewood. In 1982, during our 20th anniversary celebration, he donated admission ticket #000001, and a portion of an 8mm film that he shot on opening day. Birmingham Botanical Society officially incorporated and separated from the zoo on October 27, 1964. We think a renovation, the first phase of which is now underway, is a great 50th birthday present for our wonderful crystal gem!

A rtist D isplay November/December

“Together Naturally” Tom Dameron | Maud Coirier Belser

Opening Reception

Thursday, November 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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

N ews

Thyme to Read ◄ November 6: In Defense of Food

by Michael Pollan

A special thanks to our donors who have made the first phase possible. Visit the Gerlach Plant Information Center (GPIC) inside the Garden Center during November and December for the exhibit:

The Wonderful World of


December 4: The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais ► January 8: Folks, This Ain’t Normal ► by Joel Salatin

Join us in The Library at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month to discuss a fun book pertaining to gardening, plants or the environment. Contact Director of Library Services Hope Long, at 205.414.3931 or for more information or to get involved.



Good Things Growing…

In The Gardens Fred Spicer, Executive Director

I would dislike living in a place without deciduous trees to mark the seasonal change. I revel in tree architecture, visibly laid bare by dormancy, revealing the fractal-like patterns of their branching. In the tree identification classes I teach, I urge students to appreciate the trees’ gestalt, and to absorb the uniqueness of each species. At the same time, determining identity requires a focus on the details. Dormant season ID is aided by bark characteristics; with leaves gone, or out of reach in the canopy, bark may be the only feature at hand. Here are five examples of common Alabama native trees in the Barber Alabama Woodlands; all are important to native biodiversity. The images tell a tale that mathematicians describe with chaos theory, and that sharp-eyed citizen scientists can use to learn more about the other living organisms in our woodlands.

sweet gum, Liquidambar styraciflua

tulip poplar, Liriodendron tulipifera

Many people know sweet gum by its mace-like fruit and Liquidambar styraciflua is an important pioneer species throughout its broad range. Its bark illustrates well the term “ridged and furrowed.” The tops of the vertically arranged ridges are like low, flat, smooth plateaus, pale silver/gray in color, with patches of medium-brown where the surface has flaked. Their long and narrow shapes are defined by shallow, almost-black furrows that run vertically and horizontally. The “eye” is the attachment point of a shed branch. Liriodendron tulipifera, tulip poplar or yellow poplar, is unrelated to tulips and poplars, being in the magnolia family. The bark is pale brown-gray, tinged yellow; the ridges have rounded surfaces. Note how the furrows only run vertically and are pale in color, resulting in an elongated diamond pattern.

black gum, Nyssa sylvatica

Black gum, Nyssa sylvatica, shows it shiny red fall color earlier than most deciduous trees. I learned the bark as “alligator hide.” The low, flat, and rough-surfaced ridges are multi-sided polygons of medium gray and the ridges are dark gray, running in all directions. Now the most common pine in the southeast, loblolly pine, Pinus taeda, has magnificent bark, especially on older specimens. The ridges are large irregular plates with strong geometry, the surfaces flat and silver-gray, flaking off in thin sheets to reveal orange-cinnamon tones. The ridges are deep and rather wide, dark gray in color.


Quercus falcata, southern red oak, has bark typical for a number of the “red oak group” whose members have leaves with pointed not rounded lobes (which comprise the white oak group). Other “reds” in our area include black oak, Q. velutina, scarlet oak, Q. coccinea, and Shumard oak, Q. shumardii. The ridges are rough and chunky, and the furrows only slightly darker gray in color.

loblolly pine, Pinus taeda

southern red oak, Quercus falcata


SHRUBS – Plant shrubs, trees and vines. LAWNS – Some owners like lawn paints. Have you thought about having a green lawn this winter? Use proper herbicide to kill germinating winter weeds. ROSES – Get rose plantings underway. Use a soil test as a basis for fertilization. Look for new varieties. ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS – Plant hardy annuals such as larkspur, poppies, pansies, anchusa, and candytuft. Get sweet peas into the ground. BULBS – Continue spring bulb planting. Put lilies of the valley in a shady place. MISCELLANEOUS – Plant screen plantings for privacy on the patio. VEGETABLE SEED – Plant cabbage and lettuce in the coldframe.


SHRUBS – Planting is still the main activity but delay in case of freezing weather. LAWNS – Control wild garlic, chickweed, Poa annua, dandelion, and other weeds. Read label on each can of weed killer used. ROSES – Add plants to rose garden. Mulch all plantings. ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS – Plant hardy annual seed without delay. Have you tried violas? BULBS – Continue spring bulb planting. MISCELLANEOUS – Shrubs, trees, and indoor plants make excellent holiday gifts.

Courtesy of

For more information, see or call the Plant Hotline at 1-800-644-4458.

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 or call 205.414.3958.

Seasons on Saturdays

for Children at The Gardens! Join us fall, winter, spring and summer as we discover plants that make each season special. Visit for upcoming topics and dates. For more information, contact Education Program Coordinator Ellen Hardy at 205.414.3953 or Register online at American Girl© Girls Just Like Me

Festival of Trees Thursday, December 6 3:30-5:30 p.m. For children K-2nd grade Instructor: Robin Geurs $12 Members | $15 Non-Members

E d u c at i o n

Garde ning Tips for November/December

Seasons on Saturdays: Winter Evergreen Explorers Saturday, December 8 1-3 p.m. For children age 4 and above Instructor: Mary Marcoux $10 Members | $12 Non-Members

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!

Breakfast with the birds - MEMBERS-ONLY

Instructor: Helena Uber-Wamble Saturday, November 17 | 9 -10 a.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Blount Plaza FREE for Members Come and join Helena Uber-Wamble, Director of Education of the Audubon Society as she leads us on a hour long birdwalk in the Gardens. Enjoy a light breakfast and coffee as we seek to find our feathered friends. Please bring your binoculars. Pre-registration is required.

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


E v e nts

Save the Date

Spencer Lecture Series presents

Andrea Wulf:

“Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens” Thursday, March 7 | 10:30 a.m. &

Ben Page:

“Traditions and Transitions” Thursday, March 7 | 6:30 p.m. The 15th annual Spencer Lecture will feature two speakers on Thursday, March 7 at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Linn-Henley Lecture Hall. There will be a reception prior to the evening lecture from 5:30 6:30 p.m. and a coffee will be held before the morning lecture beginning at 10 a.m. This free annual event brings award-winning landscape architect Ben Page to Birmingham Botanical Gardens for an intriguing talk titled “Traditions and Transitions.” The Gardens will also welcome Andrea Wulf for

the second year, offering an additional lecture in the Spencer Lecture Series to complement Ben Page’s talk. Andrea will speak about the first world-wide scientific project and its impact which includes many plant discoveries. The Gardens will begin accepting reservations for both lectures in the 2013 Spencer Lecture Series on January 1, 2013. Visit to learn more about each lecturer.

48th Annual Member Celebration Thursday, January 24 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Reception 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Member Meeting The Garden Center at Birmingham Botanical Gardens $20 per person

Your “A.C.E.S.” in The Hole

Kerry Smith,

State Master Gardener Program Coordinator for Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) ACES has a satellite office here at The Gardens. This unique relationship allows a terrific partnership that affords both partners expanded outreach for teaching, and networking of staff talents.

Catering by Savoie Catering


RSVP by January 18 at or call 205.414.3965


(Highlights of 2011-2012 academic year; full report at

Birmingham Botanical Gardens (The Gardens) is a public/private partnership between the City of Birmingham and Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens (The Friends)1, an Alabama non-profit corporation whose mission is to educate people about plants, gardens and the environment. Overview Children and adults who benefited from The Friends’ educational offerings���������������������������� 47,000+ Dollars spent by The Friends on education and volunteer programs������������������������������������$565,000+2 Community volunteers at The Gardens and hours worked�������������������������������������1,200+ and 24,400+ The value of that volunteer contribution������������������������������������������������������������������������������������$533,000+3 For Children Award-winning science-based school programs: which include Discovery Field Trips, Discovery Backpacks and Garden Explorations. Discovery programs given; students who attended those classes������������������������������� 450+ and 11,100+ Alabama school districts served; number of schools participating in Discovery programs���22 and 95 Grades served by Discovery programs������������������� Pre-K – 12th Portion of 17,600+ children in all programs who attended for free��������������������������������������������������������� 98% Curricula aligned with Alabama Course of Study: Biology, Botany, Science & Social Studies. Science and Environmental Education: curricula excerpts provided for teachers to ensure that objectives and their curriculum relevance are clearly defined. Preschool Objectives: based on Alabama Performance Standards for 4-year olds.

For Adults Adults who pursued educational enrichment through The Gardens������������������������������������������������������������������������29,400+ Program topics: include gardening, botany, nature-related art, floral design, naturalist themes (e.g., birding), botanical crafts and cooking, photography, health and wellness. Certificate in Native Plant Studies: (est. May 2011) in-depth program raises awareness of the environmental importance and value of these plants; curriculum consists of core classes, electives, field trips and volunteer service to provide broad yet balanced instruction in botany, taxonomy, ecology, conservation and uses of native southeastern flora. Rotary Club of Shades Valley Internship: (est. May 2008) a 12-week paid internship focusing on botanical garden operations and management; institutions represented include Birmingham-Southern College, Miles College, Samford University, University of Alabama and University of Montevallo. For Everyone

A Sampling of Our Education Partners The Friends partners with dozens of varied organizations in delivering our mission-based programs including Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Alabama Plant Conservation Alliance, Better Basics, Birmingham Audubon Society, Birmingham City Schools, Birmingham Cultural Alliance Partnership, Children’s Hospital, City of Birmingham, Central Alabama Science Educators Exchange, Fresh Air Family, Interfaith Environmental Initiative of Alabama, Junior League of Birmingham and United Cerebral Palsy.


Birmingham Botanical Society, Inc., dba Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 2 Operating funds only, does not include garden improvements. 3 $21.79/hr. is Federal matching value of volunteer time for FY 2011.

The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens: part of Jefferson County Library Cooperative, making it the only public horticultural library in the United States. Circulating items plus reference, periodicals, children’s media��������������������������������������������������������������������� 8,400+

E d u c at i o n I m pa c t R e p o rt


Items circulated (5-year average)������������������������������������������ 9,300+ Annual Visitors (children & adults, 5-year average)���������22,200+ Library Archives: include rare books, The Gardens- and area garden club-related materials, maps and plans, tea ceremony items, plant fossils, botanical prints, antique seed catalogs and more. Plant Adventure Programs: inclusive, holistic and hands-on programs that explore the significance of people-plant interactions and facilitate that engagement here at The Gardens and through community outreach; accessible to people of all abilities.


E v e nts & S u p p o rt e r s

enhancing lif e w ith p l a nt s

D i r t D ash

as of August 31, 2012

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Mr. & Mrs. Edgar G. Aldridge

Fran Lawlor

Mrs. Ruby S. Ansley *

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*

Hugh & Bobbe Kaul*

Mrs. Ann H. “Nancy” Warren*

Ms. Pamela Kaul*

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 until Nov.16 - $20 5k Fun Run entries Race Day - $30 1-mile Family Walk Fees: Adult $20 Ages 7-17 $15 | Ages 6 and under Free Online Registration:

Advisor Level Mr. & Mrs. Carl E. Jones, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Taylor Pursell

Benefactor Level Angelo & Ann Bruno Foundation Boatright Companies Ms. Elna Brendel Dr. & Mrs. Derrill Crowe As of August 31, 2012 Mr. Stewart M. Dansby Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. The Hill-Allison Charitable Lead Trust Mrs. Fay B. Ireland Mr. & Mrs. James M. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. John Israel Royal Cup, Inc. Louise D. Johnson Southern Progress Corporation Stephens Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Rick Stukes Mrs. Claire H. Fairley

Chairman Level

Director Level


the Gardens

Patron Level Mrs. Frances D. Blount 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. Jon Kimerling Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. James L. Newsome Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble III Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Northen III Mr. and Mrs. William S. Poynor, 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

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7.1.12-8.31.12 Nancy Beaze

Mr. Joseph S. Bean

Mikel Folcarelli

Newana P. Barnes

Mrs. Susan P. Moore

Dr. & Mrs. Charles R. Becker

Mary Blalock

Patricia G. Holbrook

Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland

Voncile F. Coleman

Birmingham Fern Society

Matt & Don Crowe

John P. Leofsky

Eddie Dickinson

Mr. & Mrs. Lathrop W. Smith, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Lucas

Ms. Lenora Crowe Ms. Laura Turley

Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. William E. Doggett

Paula & Mike Rushing

Thomas M. Gaede

Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Cathy Galloway

Ms. Nichole Galloway

Elizabeth B. Jones

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Lucas Sara A. Jones

Ms. Cynthia H. Ehrett Mr. & Mrs. Terry L. Griffin Mr. Lee Howard Mr. Stanley W. McGowin Mr. Frederick R. Spicer, Jr. Jane Little

Mr. & Mrs. Alvin V. Filer Lamar S. Osment

Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Mr. & Mrs. Earl Trafton Ralph W. Quinn

Mr. & Mrs. John Abernethy III Margaret B. Reed

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Cox, Jr. Rose Marie Salerno

Ms. Margi Ingram Ms. Linda G. Massey Ms. Dorothy J. Tayloe

Samuel L. Walters

Mrs. Virginia Burnum

Mr. & Mrs. G. Ruffner Page Jason Kirby

Ms. Angela Demerath Henry B. Ray

B. Hanson Slaughter

Mr. & Mrs. Lathrop W. Smith, Jr. Billy Wood

Dr. & Mrs. Robert E. Roth The McCoin Family

Ms. Emily Arnold Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Hawley Mrs. Allison Joyner Mrs. Caroline Little Mr. & Mrs. Charles Llewellyn Mr. & Mrs. Arm& Margjeka Ms. Brooke Moor Ms. Caroline Pittman Ms. Emily F. Robertson

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memorials memorials

honors honors

Gifts to The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens July - August 2012 Birmingham Fern Society – in honor of Jason Kirby Lisa Ennis in honor of Pat Cosgrove Helen Yarboro B.D Boggan Bill & Claire Dunn Barbara Lampkin Barbara Simpson Sara H. Vaughn Cecile Mason Lilly Eagleson


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Alabama Tourism Department BHK Investment Advisors, LLC Birchtree Garden Club Birmingham Pure Barre Brooke Family Foundation Brownell Travel Daniel Iron Ligon Industries McCorquodale Transfer Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Melissa W. Clark & B. Hanson Slaughter Family Foundation O’Neal Industries Pearce, Bevill, Leesburg, & Moore, PC RealtySouth Saks Incorporated ServisFirst Bank The Daniel Foundation of Alabama The James Milton & Sallie R. Johnson Foundation The Thompson Foundation Thomas E. Jernigan Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Edgar G. Aldridge Mr. & Mrs. Craig Allen, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Leon Ashford Mr. & Mrs. Brian Barr Mr. Jeffrey S. Beall Mr. Joseph S. Bean Mr. Stuart Benjamin Ms. Laura Bramlett Mr. Charles G. Brown III Mr. T. Michael Brown Dr. James Bryant Mr. Brian Burgess Mrs. Virginia Burnum Mr. Joe Bynum Judge & Mrs. John L. Carroll Mr. & Mrs. John F. Carter, Sr. Dr. & Mrs. Lee Carter Mr. John W. Chambliss Mr. Thomas C. Clark III Mr. & Mrs. Cary Cooper Mr. James L. Cooper, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James L. Cox Mr. & Mrs. Reaves Crabtree Mr. & Mrs. Alan Creighton Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Curran Mr. Stewart M. Dansby Mr. & Mrs. C. Hartwell Davis, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Davis Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Donald Dr. & Mrs. John T. Eagan, Jr. Mr. Jack Echols Ms. Cynthia H. Ehrett Dr. Robert P. Eichelberger

Mr. & Mrs. Parker Evans Mrs. Walter B. Evans Mr. & Mrs. Edward M. Friend, III Mr. & Mrs. Clarke H. Gillespy Mr. & Mrs. T. Michael Goodrich Mr. & Mrs. James L. Goyer, III Mr. & Mrs. Terry L. Griffin Mr. & Mrs. Roger Hartline Dr. & Mrs. Jimmie H. Harvey, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Holman Head, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William L. Hinds, Jr. Mr. John T. Hoff Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Holloway Mr. & Mrs. George H. Holman Mr. Lee Howard Mr. & Mrs. Stephen C. Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Donald M. James Mr. & Mrs. Carl E. Jones, Jr. Mrs. Elizabeth Joyner Mr. Leo Kayser, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Gregory R. Keyes Mr. & Mrs. Lamar Latimer Mr. & Mrs. Warren B. Lightfoot, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James B. Little, III Mr. Gregory P. Logan Mr. & Mrs. Jeffery S. Logan Sue Ellen & Mike Lucas Mr. & Mrs. Michael Luce Mr. & Mrs. Thomas G. Luckie Mr. Duncan Manley Mr. & Mrs. Hampton McFadden

Mr. Stanley W. McGowin Mr. Mac M. Moorer Mr. John T. Oliver III Mr. & Mrs. James Outland Mr. & Mrs. G. Ruffner Page Mr. Brad Phelan Mr. & Mrs. Will Phillips, Jr. Mr. William Pradat Mr. Goode Price, III Mr. James L. Priester Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rosse Mr. William G. Sanders, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Bob Schleusner Mr. & Mrs. Todd Sharley Mr. Jim Shaw Mr. Hatton C. Smith Mr. Jonathan Spencer, Jr. William A. Stark Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Starling Mr. & Mrs. W. Stancil Starnes Mrs. Hall W. Thompson Ms. Laura Turley Mr. & Mrs. Steve Varner Ms. Dorothy Vines Mr.& Mrs. Kennon Walthall Dr. & Mrs. Phillip C. Watkins Mr. & Mrs. John M. Williams Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd R. Wilson Mr. & Mrs. Michael E. Woods Mr. & Mrs. Charles Youngson Ms. Amie Zanaty

new and renewing new and renewing members 7.1.12-8.31.12

President $1,000

Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Ausbeck Mrs. Frances Blount Mr. & Mrs. John P. North Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James W. Porter, II Paula & Mike Rushing Mr. & Mrs. William E. Smith Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James A. Thompson

Ambassador $500 Mr. & Mrs. Charles K. Beck Mr. & Mrs. William Brooke Mr. & Mrs. Ken Horton Mr. & Mrs. C. Phillip McWane Mr. & Mrs. Scott A. Walton

Oak $250


Collier’s Nursery Mrs. Irene Blalock Mr. & Mrs. Fred C. Crum Mr. & Mrs. Russell M. Cunningham, III

Dr. & Mrs. William H. Dodson Ms. Jeanne L. Jackson & Dr. Mark Lester Mrs. Jenelle Jones Mr. & Mrs. John M. Musgrave Mr. & Mrs. J. Franklin Ozment Ms. Virginia Patterson Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Pryor Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Rostand Ms. Marian Schoel Dr. Richard B. Shepard Mr. & Mrs. Lathrop W. Smith, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Stockham Mr. & Mrs. William B. Wahlheim

Magnolia $125 Mr. & Mrs. James A. Abele, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Aland Dr. & Mrs. James F. Alison, Jr. David Baker & Lois A. Gaeta Jackie Bean Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Bloomer

Mrs. Margaret Blount Bobby & Kelly Boone Ms. Marcia C. Bryant Mr. & Mrs. Michael G. Byrne Mr. & Mrs. Ehney A. Camp, III Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Cox, Jr. Mrs. Shirley E. Cunninhgam Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Daniel Ms. Susan Dominick Mr. & Mrs. James Ehl Mr. & Mrs. E. Q. Faust Dr. & Mrs. Richard Feist Mr. & Mrs. J. Ross Forman, III Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Goettge Mrs. Barbara S. Grant Mrs. Mary Rose Gray Timothy & Allison Gregg Mr. & Mrs. Michael S. Gross Ms. Dorothy Harbst Mrs. Linda S. Herren Mr. & Mrs. Joel Hillhouse Mrs. Richard C. Hillhouse

Mr. & Mrs. William L. Hinds, Jr. Mr. James F. Hughey, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Leland Hull, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Peter Jander Mrs. Jean Johnson Mr. & Ms. Joseph H. Johnson, Jr. Mr. Jerry Jones Dr. & Mrs. Jim Kamplain Mr. & Mrs. Wayne W. Killion, Sr. Mrs. Deidre Ruth Lackey Mr. & Mrs. Curt Lee Mrs. Sandra Lonergan Dr. & Mrs. Peter Mannon Mr. & Mrs. Willard McCall, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Steve P. Morton Mr. & Mrs. Albert S. Naughton Dr. Curt Newell & Dr. Sara Lynn Newell Mr. & Mrs. John T. Oliver, III Mary G. Phillips Mr. Goode Price, III Mrs. Nicole Purter

Dr. Rosemary & Mr. Charles Faust Mrs. Nancy J. Ferrell Dr. Edwin Fineberg & Dr. Naomi S. Fineberg Lloyd & Jennifer Fitzpatrick Mrs. Shannon Fitzwater Ms. Rikesha S. Foster Mrs. & Mr. Ernestine French Ms. Margaret Fritsma Mr. & Mrs. Michael Gary Dr. Mia Geisinger Mr. & Mrs. Joe L. Gerald Mr. & Mrs. James W. Gewin Dr. & Mrs. Walter D. Glass Mrs. Alexandra Goodrich Dr. Robert P. Goolsby & Dr. Rupa Goolsby

& Mr. Paul Litten LaRue Lockhart Mr. & Mrs. Gary M. London Mr. & Mrs. Don Lowden Mr. & Mrs. James R. Lowery Mrs. Dianne H. Luketic Ms. Sylvia Martin Mr. & Mrs. Gene E. Martin Coke & Maria Mathews Mr. Porter McCollister Mrs. Dorothy H. McCue Dr. & Mrs. Thomas D. McKinnon Mr. & Mrs. David McLeod Mr. & Mrs. Hobart A. McWhorter, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Ken L. Meyer Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence G. Michalove Dr. Gordon L. Miles Mrs. Edwin Miller

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Russell Dr. & Mrs. Ed Rutsky Mr. & Mrs. Shay Samples Mr.& Mrs. Ollie Scott Mr. James Sellars Mr. & Mrs. John Sellers Mrs. Lou Ann Sherling Mr. Allen Small Ms. Beverly B. Smith Mrs. Caroline Smith Mr. & Mrs. Jeffery Smith Mrs. Mary L. Stagno Mr. & Mrs. Kerry Stein Myra & Mark Stone Mrs. Evelyn Stutts Mrs. Betty Summerlin Mrs. Karon Sykes Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Tate

Hydrangea $60 Mr. & Mrs. Richard S. Abernethy Ms. Terry P. Adams Mrs. Margaret Ahearn Mr. & Mrs. James F. Alison III Mr. & Mrs. Paul Aucoin Ms. Carol Ball Mr. & Mrs. James P. Barnhart Mr. George Barton Mr. & Mrs. Bob Baxley Mr. & Mrs. Jack Becker Mr. & Mrs. C. Adrian Bewley Ms. Mavis Bierd Dr. William M. Bishop Mr. & Mrs. Richard Blackwell Shannon & William Blount Dr. James Bonner Char Bonsack Mrs. Suzanne Bowness Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Boyd Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Brinkley Mrs. Sandie Brown Forsyth Mr. & Mrs. H. Denson Burnum, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Peter D. Burrows Mrs. Nancy Canada Ms. Kaye M. Carlisle Mr. & Mrs. John D. Carney, III Mr. & Mrs. Russell V. Carroll Dr. & Ms. Robert B. Chadband Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Clarkson Ms. Martha M. Cobb Mr. & Mrs. P. Michael Cole Mr. & Mrs. John Collins Dr. & Mrs. Charles H. Colvin, III Belton & Debra Cooper Mr. & Mrs. Charley Cox Mr. & Mrs. John K. Craig Dr. Myra Crawford Mr. Ralph Daily Mr. & Mrs. Edward Davidson Mrs. Lyn Davis Rita Davis Mrs. Dana Davis Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Davis Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. DeBardeleben Mrs. John E. Dorsett Mrs. Juan Dunlap Helen Dunn Dr. & Mrs. John T. Eagan Dr. & Mrs. George V. Eisenhart Ms. Lisa Ennis Ms. Mary V. Farrar Mrs. Lynne Faulstich

▲ Cissy & Steven Jackson

▲ Tricia & Andy Noble

▲ Carolyn & Henry Ray

▲ Cindy Comford & Lou Willie

Mr. & Mrs. William M. Graves Dr. & Mrs. Juan F. Gutierrez Mr. & Mrs. James Hard Mrs. Beth Hardwick Ms. Nancy C. Hayley Mr. & Mrs. Keith Hazelrig Mrs. Howard J. Helzberg Mr. & Mrs. Danny Herrin Mrs. Joyce Hickman Mrs. Kelly H. Higgins Bob & Margariette Hoomes Mr. & Mrs. John S. Hornsby Ms. Kaye Houser Dr. & Mrs. P. Reginald Hug Mr. & Mrs. Charles Hunn Mr. & Mrs. J. Fredric Ingram Mrs. Betty Jackson Ms. Ginger Jackson Ms. Nancy Jennings Mr. James M. Johns Ms. Patricia Johnson Ms Tina Johnson Mr. & Mrs. C. Guy Jones Mrs. Elizabeth B. King Mr. & Mrs. James King, Jr. Savannah Lanier & Richard DeRieux Ms. B. Susan LaRocca Mr. & Mrs. Rudy Lewis Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Lewis Mrs. Kandace Litten

Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Miller Mrs. Courtney Miller Mr. M. Eugene Moor, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John D. Moore Mrs. Anne Moore Bettie Morales Mr. & Mrs. William S. Morgan Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Mouron Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Nielsen Mr. & Mrs. Samuel W. Oliver Dr. Emily Omura Mr. & Mrs. Jim Palmer Mrs. Sandra Parker Mr. Alton Parker Dr. Thomas J. Payne, III Mr. & Mrs. David R. Pittman Ms. Laura D. Pointer Mr.& Mrs. Jim Poore Mrs. Carol Prater Julie & Jay Price Jim & Nancy Price William & Barbara Ranieri Mrs. Jo Ann Reilly Mrs. Caroline Reynolds Drs. William S. Craig IV & Martha Anne Rich Mr. & Mrs. James L. Richardson Dr. & Dr. Derek Richesin Bob & Beverly Rives Mr. & Mrs. Roy Rizzo Mr. & Mrs. Joseph H. Romano

Mr. & Mrs. William A. Terry James & Frances Thompson Mrs. Mary K. Tomas Mr. & Mrs. Phil Vander Kamp Evie & Alex Vare Mr. James Vinson Mr. Thomas Walker Mrs. Warner S. Watkins, Jr. Mr. George C. Watts Mr. & Mrs. Warren E. Weed Mrs. Leonard J. Weil Mr. & Mrs. J. Emory Wheat Ms. Lynn Wilmoth Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd R. Wilson Ms. Pamela G. Winfield Dr. & Mrs. Charles S. Wingard Mrs. Jaquline Wynn Ivey & Peter Young Mr. & Mrs. John C. Ziegler

Trillium $45 Stoney Ridge Garden Club Dr. & Mrs. Jimmy W. Adkisson Mr. & Mrs. Keith Allen Ms. Mary J. Archer Ms. Linda C. Askey Mrs. Mary Babbit Mrs. Walter L. Baker, Jr. Ms. Beverly Bishop Ms. Lynn Bledsoe Ms. Donna Byrne

Ms. Sahra S. Coxe Mr. & Mrs. Martin Crawford Mr. John A. Cross Ms. Kay Dana Mrs. Margaret Dangler Ms. Frances S. Daugherty Mr. & Mrs. Albert DiMicco Ms. Sue Dixon Mr. William Duffey Mrs. Lucie G. Ellard Mr. Godfrey J. Fies Ms. Wendy Filler Ms. Janice Fleming Ms. Marie Garner Ms. Jessica Germany Ms. Jeanne Gibbs Ms. Linda Gilliam Mr. & Mrs. Emanuel Goldstein Mr. T. Randolph Gray, Sr. Mallory Gray Ms. Mitzie Hall Ms. Olive Harlan Ms. Carol A. Hobby Mr. & Mrs. Carl Johnson Mrs. Georgia Kearney Mr. & Mrs. Leland Keller Dr. Cheryl Killingsworth & Mr. James McMinn Ms. Nancy Ladshaw Ms. Carlisle Lampmann Mr. & Mrs. James R. Land Mr. & Mrs. Warren Lightfoot, Sr. Ms. Joanna Liverant Ms. Dawn Lucas Mr. Henry S. Lynn, Jr. Ms. Cynthia Mallory Ms. Laura S. Maxwell Ms. Karen McCaffery Col. Earl C. McCrary Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. McElroy Ms. Sara A. McVay Mr. & Mrs. David M. Millhouse Ms. Nicole Mitchell Mrs. & Mr. Mary Jo Nicastro Ms. Adrienne L. O’Brien & Jack O’Brien Ms. Ann Omura Mrs. Dinah O’Sullivan Ms. Kimberly Parrish Ms. Betty Pewitt Miss Mollie Pittman Ms. Linda Powers Mrs. Evelyn Puckett Mr. & Mrs. T. Andy Rector Mr. Salem Resha, Jr. Peggy Shelton Ms. Barbara Shepherd Mrs. Paschal G. Shook Ms. Dotti Smith Col. Rita A. Springer Ms. Mary Cynthia St. John Mrs. Mary S. Steiner Ms. Jamie Stephenson Mr. & Mrs. Ronald L. Stichweh Mr. Ken Taylor Carolyn Titone Mr. Joe Tubbs Ms. Louise Vance Ms. Wanda Venhuizen Ms. Frances Verstandig Mrs. Claude C. White Ms. Trina White Dr. Mary L. Whitley Mrs. & Mr. Delores L. Wilkinson Ms Gail Wood Mrs. Caroline Woods Ms. Dorothy Ziff

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Dr. & Mrs. Harry B. Register, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Vaughn Rives Mr. & Mrs. E. Mabry Rogers Dr. Loring Rue III Surget & Carl Sanders Jr. Bev & Bill Schoel Dr. & Mrs. Harold Settle Mr. & Mrs. James Shepherd, Jr. Mrs. Peter G. Smith Lauri & Weily Soong Mr. & Mrs. Robert K. Spotswood Mr. & Mrs. Mark Tucker Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Tullis Dr. & Mrs. Peter Weinheimer Ms. Lucile White Dave & Judy Wilson Dr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Wilson Mr. Alan K. Zeigler


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