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Cocktails in The Gardens Launches August 11


Save the Date! Member Appreciation Day—July 23

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Good Things Growing…

Cocktails in The Gardens Launches August 11


Save the Date! Member Appreciation Day—July 23

On The Cover Our mission of education in action! Students from Alabama’s Black Belt recently visited The Gardens to learn more about Alabama’s native plants and habitats while volunteering in our Kaul Wildflower Garden. Led by John Manion, Kaul Wildflower Garden curator, 16 students from the Higher Achievement Summer School (HASS) experienced hands-on learning and ended their visit with a tour of the wildflower garden. Many students living within the Black Belt do not have opportunities to build upon their education and HASS was created to fill this void. In addition to experiencing a rigorous collegeprep curriculum, the 9th grade students will have the opportunity to visit local attractions and discover the culture of the largest metropolitan area in the state of Alabama. The Gardens is proud to have been a part of such an inspiring program.

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To learn more about the HASS program visit To learn more about how The Gardens fulfills its mission everyday visit


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Henry Ray ����������������������������������������������� President Tricia Noble����������������������������������� President-Elect Scott Walton���������������������������������������������Treasurer Lou Willie ����������������������������������������������� Secretary Elizabeth Broughton��������������������� VP Development Fred Murray��������������������VP Facilities & Planning Thomas G. Amason, Jr.��Immediate Past President Carl Jones���������������������������������������������������� Officer Janet Taylor������������������������������������������������� Officer Laurie Allen Shane Boatright Mena Brock Maggie Brooke Gary Burley Margi Ingram Clarke Gillespy Sheryl Kimerling Mike Malone Reese Murray, III Kathryn Porter Julie Price, Junior Board President Hanson Slaughter Lucy Tutwiler Mary Williamson Louise 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 Blake Ells���������������� Public Relations Coordinator Henry Hughes ���������������������Director of Education George Jenkins����������������������� Development Officer Jason Kirby ��������������� Library Assistant & Archivist Andrew Krebbs������������������� Director of Marketing  & Membership 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 Grant������������� 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 September/August issue is July 15.

The devastation of this spring’s tornadoes still has us all somewhat shaken as we consider those whose lives were irrevocably changed by these events. As students of nature and our living planet, we revel in knowing that change is the only natural constant; but we seldom see such change happen with such suddenness and violence, and our revelry is tempered with sobering reality. With all that has happened around us, it borders on self-importance to mention that The Gardens was physically undamaged, with only the occasional bits of debris still being found here-and-there to eerily remind us of our good fortune. We report this to gratefully acknowledge all of you who asked, and wondered about us: we’re fine, but so many are not. We also say it because it is in places like The Gardens that so people many find solace and a respite from the sometimes-frantic pace of the everyday. This urban oasis, open 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset, and always free, is a crucial element in our region’s quality of life. Our supporters offer us their support in the form of time, treasure and talent because they understand this role, and they understand that we need to continue to thrive in order to fulfill it. As of this writing, we are planning to extend selected children’s nature camps for four additional weeks, with scholarships specifically for children affected by the recent storms extended through our partnership with Fresh Air Family. And because, trees often comprise part of the fabric of a neighborhood, later this fall we will begin a long-term reforestation program in damaged areas of Birmingham, using our on-going work at George Ward Park as a working model.

Save t he Date Member Day July 23

Cocktails in The Gardens August 11 Cocktails in The Gardens September 8 Alabama Orchid Society Show September 17-18 Antiques at The Gardens October 7-9

See you in The Gardens,

Cocktails in The Gardens October 13

Fred Spicer Executive Director

Fall Plant Sale October 22-23

Calamintha coccinea ‘Amber


Since 2002, Birmingham Botanical Gardens (BBG) has partnered with Mt. Cuba Center (MCC) in Greenville, Delaware, to responsibly collect native plants in Alabama and proximal areas in the southeastern US. Among the many reasons for this important work is to increase The Gardens’ living collection with materials from documented wild sources. From a conservation perspective, this is important because such plants represent locally adapted forms, with a genetic makeup different from those found in other areas. Occasionally, we come upon plants with unique characteristics. These are potentially important from a horticultural perspective, offering something new, interesting and perhaps useful to gardeners. Amber Blush calamint (Calamintha coccinea ‘Amber Blush’) is the first joint BBG/MCC introduction to come from these efforts.

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Dear Friends:

Amber Blush calamint is a fast growing, irregularly spreading, multi-stemmed, semievergreen, drought-tolerant shrub with aromatic grayish green leaves, reaching 2-4’ tall and 2-3’ wide at maturity. Flowering occurs in profusion on current season’s growth from summer through late fall. Flower buds are golden yellow (the species is scarlet) and open blushed pink with faint reddish streaks, especially on plants flowering late in the growing season. ‘Amber Blush’ prefers excellent drainage, full sun, and acidic soils; like other woody plants in the mint family (Lamiaceae), it should only be pruned during active growth. Plants have recently been distributed to local and regional nurseries for propagation and evaluation; availability at retail nurseries will depend on these efforts. A few plants of ‘Amber Blush’ were offered at our 2010 Fall Plant Sale, and we expect a limited number will be available similarly in 2011. For more information, go to www.bbgardens. org/plantintro


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1. Carol Washington (left) & Tina Johnson admire native azaleas in Westervelt-Warner Gardens, Tuscaloosa. 2. Helen Harmon (left), daughter Helen Drennen & Fred Spicer at Warner House. 3. Toody Sullivan and granddaughter Eva Jane Worthen learn about the Secret Life of Trees. 4. Members tour Westervelt-Warner Gardens 5. Elna Brendel admires the huge leaves of Magnolia macrophylla. 6. Donors tour the Barber Alabama Woodlands with John Manion 7. Cathy Adams (center) shows (left to right) Peggy Balliet, Linde Lalor, Joletta Dean & Yates Amason her garden.


8. Carol Sloss, Sue Ellen Lucas, Savannah Lanier & Betty Montgomery enjoy the sun and flowers on the Adams’s terrace.



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Mark your calendars for October 7-9, as Antiques at The Gardens celebrates its sixth anniversary with dozens of dealers from across the nation filling the Garden Center with furniture, art, rugs, jewelry and other accessories. The weekend-long event commences on Thursday, October 6 with the Sterne Agee First Look Party. The glamorous black tie party offers guests a chance to browse the merchandise while enjoying drinks and hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds from Antiques at The Gardens help support the educational programs at The Gardens. For more information about our programs visit

Schedule of Events Sterne Agee First Look Party Thursday, October 6 | 7-10 p.m. Tickets: $125* per person Show Hours Friday, October 7 | 10-5 p.m. Saturday, October 8 | 10-5 p.m. Sunday, October 9 | 1-5 p.m. Tickets: $10 Red Diamond Lecture Series presents

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Interior Designer, Author and Philanthropist Linn Henley Lecture Hall Friday, October 7 | 10:30 a.m. $30 per person* Signed copies of her new book Charlotte Moss Decorates will be available for purchase. Charlotte Moss has developed a signature style and with it a design philosophy – which is to live passionately, decorate luxuriously, entertain beautifully and always maintain a sense of humor. During the span of her interior design career, Charlotte has written seven books and has designed collections of china, fabric, carpet, decorative accessories and home fragrance. While Charlotte draws her inspiration from her extensive travels, avid reading and the legacies of great women of style, she attributes her Southern heritage as the most significant contributor to her own personal style. For more information on Charlotte visit 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, or visit *price includes show admission


DI G THIS! Mary-Bestor Grant, volunteer coordinator A morning walk through The Gardens is a perfect start to your day….a morning spent volunteering in The Gardens, however, will make your day. Step beyond the paths and discover the difference between a weed and a native plant in the Kaul Wildflower Garden, feel the soil between your fingers digging and transplanting in the Hosta Walk, work up a sweat pruning in the Barber Alabama Woodlands and Bog Garden. Any given Tuesday or Thursday morning, volunteers like Jeanne Bearden, Patty and Tim Finnegan, Rene Germann, Billy West, and Janice Williams (just to name a few) are planting, weeding and pruning in the Kaul Wildflower Garden during one of John Manion’s workdays. Joined by Meg Mostellar-Barnum, Suzanne Clisby, Cecelia Latham, Larry Stephens, and Gary Walker, this crew completes gardening projects with energetic revelry. Wednesday mornings are equally busy as volunteers Anita Dark, Alicia & Ken Hall, Ann Gray Harvey and Bonnie McDonald join Gardener Amanda Clark harvesting vegetables or dividing daylilies. Get to know The Gardens in a new way and DIG in to a garden workday! For more information about volunteering contact Mary-Bestor Grant, volunteer coordinator, at 205.414.3962 or

Rotary Club of Shades Valley Summer Internship: Meet Cameron Strouss This year’s Rotary Club of Shades Valley Summer Intern is Cameron Strouss, a 2011 graduate, with honors, of the University of Montevallo (UM). Cameron majored in biology with a minor in environmental studies. She was a model for student activism on campus, organizing and motivating fellow students for humanitarian efforts, such as food and clothing drives for people with low-incomes. She also led the student environmental movement in a variety of ways, such as serving as president of the Environmental Club, spearheading the UM Green Fund proposal, organizing Earth Day events and serving as a docent at Ebenezer Swamp. Cameron received several college awards and scholarships and a 2011 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award for remarkable character and integrity and for demonstrating a commitment to the service of others. She arranged for UM students to attend state and national conferences and tutored, taught and mentored high school and college students. She worked on the UM Food Sustainability Plan 2011 and helped to start the UM Organic Community Garden, designing and building an adjacent stone labyrinth. Cameron’s particular interests are native wildflowers, medicinal plants, taxonomy and landscape design. Through the internship, she will be involved in virtually all activities at The Gardens including those of special interest to her, such as seed collecting trips, arboriculture and vegetable gardening. Over the ten-week internship, she will be working on a special project of particular interest to her and needed by The Gardens. For more information about the internship program contact Henry Hughes, director of education, at 205.414.3951 or hhughes@


Back, left to right: Meg Barnum, Janice Williams, Gary Walker, John Manion, Neal Spangler


Front, left to right: Mary Phillips, Yoko Shimizu, Linda Systrom

Welcome Jennifer Sanders

Join us in welcoming Jennifer Sanders, The Gardens’ new horticultural therapy specialist! Charged with the creation and delivery of The Gardens’ horticultural therapy  programs, Jennifer Sanders brings to The Gardens a lifelong love of the outdoors and fifteen years of experience in working with diverse populations. Building upon twenty years of horticultural therapy at The Gardens,  she aims to create inclusive programs focused on health and well-being. Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree from Rice University and a master’s degree in occupational therapy from UAB, as well as additional training in disability studies and education at The University of Alabama. Email Jennifer at to learn more about the program.

Jason Kirby, Library Assistant & Archivist

Recently, Maura Davies, a library volunteer brought a charter membership document into the Archives & Rare Book Room. Her father, William E. Leonard, was an early charter member of the Birmingham Zoological & Botanical Society.

July/August Artist

Kathleen Saab

Thyme to Read Join us in The Library at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month to discuss each months selection. Contact Director of Library Services, Hope Long at 205.414.3931 or hlong@ for more information or to get involved.

Library Services

Additions to the Archives and Rare Book Room

July 5: Spice: The History of a Temptation / Jack Turner August 2: An Episode of Sparrows / Rumer Godden Many people are unaware that Birmingham Zoo and The Gardens were once one organization. We read about these certificates, but had never seen one until now. The certificate is signed by Mayor Jimmy Morgan and Mr. James A. Head, the first president. The Birmingham Zoological & Botanical Society was incorporated on May 17, 1954. This rare and important document about our history is now part of our collection. If you would like to donate materials or view our collection, please contact Jason Kirby at 205.414.3967 or jkirby@

September 6: Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education / Michael Pollan

Visit the Gerlach Plant information Center (GPIC) inside the Garden Center during July and August for the exhibit:

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Good Things Growing… In The Gardens

Courtesy of

Fred Spicer, Executive Director

In our area, care-free, mid-summer-blooming herbaceous perennials are valuable garden assets, and Phlox ‘David’, a garden phlox cultivar in the Paniculata Group, is one of the best. Standing 2-4’ in height with a 2-3’ spread, this superb selection boasts bright white flowers starting as early as late June, but more typically from early July through early August. It has a long flowering period because numerous individual flowers, densely clustered on conical panicles, do not mature (open) at the same time. At a quick glance, the flower masses resemble oakleaf hydrangea. Subtly fragrant, more deeply at night, they are quite attractive to all manner of butterflies, moths, bees and hummingbirds. With timely deadheading (and a shot of fertilizer afterwards), re-blooming is almost guaranteed, and can continue, albeit at a reduced size, almost until frost. For best growth, plant in full sun to light shade, in average to good garden soils; they seldom need staking unless under high fertilizer regimes.

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Phlox’David’ looks cool on a hot day in the Forman Garden.

There are dozens of selections in the Paniculata Group, but ‘David’, which most closely resembles P. paniculata but is likely a hybrid, is far superior to most because of its virtually Conical flower panicles on Phlox ‘David’ complete resistance to powdery mildew. It offer long-blooming interest. was selected in 1987 from a population of open-pollinated phlox seedlings collected from natural areas in the Brandywine Valley in southeastern PA and northeastern DE. From there, Phlox paniculata’s native range extends south, sporadically to NC and SC, and west to IL, MO and AR, touching parts of northern AL and adjacent TN along the way. Often, more northern selections of species with such broad climatic nativity do not perform well here, but ‘David’ withstands our heat and humidity with no problems. As a result of its overall garden worthiness, it was deservedly named as the 2002 Perennial of the Year by the Perennial Plant Association.


Garde ning Tips for July/August

“Common purple” Phlox paniculata has more rounded panicles, less mildew resistance than ‘David’.

As a species, P. paniculata typically features flowers of purple-pink to pale magenta; the clusters are more rounded than ‘David’. Plants sold locally as “common purple” perform well in the garden, bloom exuberantly, and have excellent-to-fair powdery mildew resistance. This leads me to believe they are seedling-produced as opposed to being derived from divisions or cuttings, all of which are easy ways to propagate this plant.

•  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 summerblooming 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.


•  Cut out old blackberry canes after fruiting and then fertilize and cultivate for replacement canes. Remember to order new catalogs for fruit selection. •  Layer branches of hydrangea. •  Hybrid teas and floribundas may need slight pruning to prevent scraggly appearance. •  Water annuals and perennials as needed to keep plants active. •  Plant perennials and biennials. •  Divide old iris plantings and add new bulbs. •  Keeping flowers, 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, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and celery.

Good gardening gloves, pruners and a shovel may be obvious items you’d find in a gardener’s tool shed, but what about plant knowledge? The use of native plants in your garden is good for the environment, they look great and can save you money. The new certificate in native plant studies program was created to give Participants a greater appreciation and understanding of native plants. You will be able to apply your new knowledge and skills to diverse landscape settings ranging from residential gardens to professional and volunteer service in horticulture, landscape design, conservation, land management, ecological restoration and environmental education. The certificate may be a valuable addition to resumes for those pursuing public or private employment in these fields. The curriculum combines core courses, electives, field trips and volunteer service to provide a well-rounded education balanced among the taxonomy, ecology, conservation and uses of native southeastern flora.

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Certificate in Native Plant Studies: An essential tool for every gardener

More details and registration info can be found at Don’t delay in registering; classes fill up fast! Native Ferns and Their Relatives (elective) Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Instructor: Dan Jones Saturday, July 23 | 8:30-12:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Introduction to Soil Science (elective) Instructor: Henry Hughes Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, August 20 | 8:30-12:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Leaf & Petal

Introduction to Plant Taxonomy (core) Instructor: Mike Hardig Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, September 17 | 8:30-4:30 p.m.* $80 Members |$90 Non-Members

Native Plants for Pollinators (elective) Instructor: Sallie Lee and Wendy Ulrich Location: Aldridge Botanical Gardens Saturday, September 24 | 8:30-12:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Medicinal and Edible Native Plants (elective) Instructor: Darryl Patton Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, October 22 | 8:30-12:30 p.m.

$40 Members | $45 Non-Members Ecology of Alabama Native Plants (core) Instructor: Scot Duncan Location: Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve Saturday, November 19 | 8:30-4:30 p.m.* *Bring your own lunch

home decor . furniture . books . stationery . jewelry . lighting . children’s gifts containers . garden items . floral designs Located at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens 2612 Lane Park Road, Mt. Brook 205.877.3030 .


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August 11

Featuring Jon Black with War Jacket “Surf on the Turf ”

Signature drink: Sea Breeze

September 8

Featuring Matthew Denne of Downright “Green & Serene”

Signature drink: Midori Melon Punch Join us in the Hill Garden from 5:30-8:30 p.m. for live music, signature cocktails and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Admission is free for members* and $15 for non-members. For bands, menus and more details visit

New V.I.P. Area for 2011!

October 13

Featuring Rolling in the Hay “A Haunted Affair”

Signature drink: Caramel Apple Martini

Includes best views of party, upgraded food, fully stocked cash bar and limited to only 100 per event. $25 Members & Non-Members

2011 Sponsors


*Student, Young Professional - Single and Trillium levels receive free entry for one named adult to Cocktails in The Gardens ($45 value). Young Professional - Couple, Hydrangea, Magnolia, Oak, Ambassador and President’s Circle receive free entry for two named adults to Cocktails in The Gardens ($90 value)

Special performances and Activities will be hosted at the following attractions: FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.BIRMINGHAM365.ORG

Summer Camps 2011

A Fa m i l y T r a d iti o n ! New this summer: Camps for 4 and 5 year-olds entering fall preschool programs

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Camps are $128 members* and $160 non-members unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register by phone, contact Education Program Coordinator Ellen Hardy at 205.414.3953 or Register online at *Hydrangea level and above

July 11-15 Monet’s Garden (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) For children entering 3rd-6th grades Instructor: Donna Long July 18-22 Let’s Dig Up Some Fun (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) For children entering 5K-2nd grades Instructor: Jenifer Harper Animal Adventures from the Egg and Beyond (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) For children entering 3rd-6th grades Instructor: Helena Uber-Wamble July 25-29 Bug Expedition (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) For 4 and 5-year-olds entering fall preschool programs Instructor: Lisa & Christina Dolensky It’s a Buggy World (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) For children entering 5K-2nd grades Instructor: Brooke Carruthers


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A d u lt C lasses To register or for more information visit or call 205.414.3958

Beyond Rain Barrels Saturday, July 9 | 9 - Noon Instructors: Sallie Lee $10 Class Only and Printed Materials $30 Class and Unassembled Rain Barrel $50 Class and Assembled Rain Barrel L to R; Hana Burwinkle, Sharon Nelson, Wayne Boldin, Verna Gates, Mike Malone; not pictured, Carol Hagood, Glenn Peoples and Louise Wrinkle

Education Committee Provides Helping Hand Since February 2010, The Gardens’ Education Committee has helped guide our mission to increase public knowledge and appreciation of plants, gardens and the environment. Comprised of educators, veteran volunteers and members of The Friends’ board of directors, the committee meets each month to discuss classes, educational events and metrics for measuring progress. Discussions have been lively and purposeful, adding new perspective and creative ideas for innovation in education. Serving in the first year were: Wayne Boldin, Hana Burwinkle, Verna Gates, Carol Hagood, Mike Malone (chair), Sharon Nelson, Glenn Peoples and Louise Wrinkle.

Tablescapes 102: Intermediate Thursday, July 14 | 6-8 p.m. Instructor: Kirsti Berry $25 Members | $30 Non-Members

Mint Mixology Thursday, August 18 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. Instructor: Michael Conners $20 Members | $25 Non-Members

From the Garden to the Grill Instructor: Angela Schmidt Tuesday, September 13 6:30-8:30 p.m. $25 Members $30 Non-Members


to the Mr. & Mrs. Edgar G. Aldridge Dr. Bodil Lindin-Lamon Mrs. Ruby S. Ansley Fran Lawlor Mr. & 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 & Orrin Ford Mr. Philip Morris Mrs. Tom Tartt Brown Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. D. Joseph & Ida C. Burns James L. Newsome Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland 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 Mr. & Mrs. William M. Spencer, III The Dunn-French Family Mr. Frederick R. Spicer, Jr. Mr. F. Lewter Ferrell, Jr. Mr. Douglas Arant Stockham Mr. R.R. Herbst Dr. Wendell H. Taylor Mr. J. Ernest & Mrs. Ora Lee Hill Mrs. Carolyn D. Tynes Mrs. Fay B. Ireland Mrs. Robert Wells Members of  The Perennial Society have made a planned gift, a Mr. George L. Jenkins bequest, or  an endowment gift of $10,000 or more to The Gardens. Hugh & Bobbe Kaul



Camellia Garden Club – in memory of Pam West, Sara Zabelle, William Ricker, John McCaffrey Creative Study Garden Club – in memory of Christine Mathis Edgewood Garden Club – in memory of Margaret Sulzby Hope Long and Elizabeth Drewry – in honor of Ann and Gary Ray Sydney Taylor – in honor of Donna Burgess Ann Galbraith Louise Wrinkle James L. Newsome Jean Dickerson Ruth Seadler Virginia Barr June Mays Catherine F. Martin Schiller

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Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III

Virginia R. Brown

Mr. & Mrs. Richard S. Abernethy Mr. & Mrs. Edgar G. Aldridge Mr. & Mrs. Rex Alexander Mr. & Mrs. Allen Baker Mr. & Mrs. Mark Blair Mrs. W. Houston Blount Mrs. Kathryn Boswell Mrs. Dorothy D. Boyd Ms. Mary Virginia Brown Mrs. James J. Bushnell Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Byars Mr. & Mrs. Ehney A. Camp, III Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Clayton, Jr. Ms. Susan Cleage Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Mrs. William N. Culp, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Daniel Dirt Daubers Garden Club Mr. James Dixon Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Fletcher Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. J. Ross Forman, III Mr. & Mrs. J.S.M. French Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Staff Ms. Roxanne Given Mr. & Mrs. Edward L. Grund Mr. & Mrs. Morris Hackney Mr. & Mrs. Wyatt R. Haskell Ms. Ginger Hollingsworth Mrs. Fay B. Ireland Mr. Charles Israel Mr. Ben Ivey Jackson Mrs. Elbert Jemison Mr. George L. Jenkins Mr. & Mrs. James M. Johnson Dr. & Mrs. Jim Kamplain Mr. & Mrs. Frank E. Lindstrom, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Henry S. Long, Jr. Mr. Nimrod W.E. Long, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Milton M. Magnus Mr. William T. Mayfield III Mrs. Lynette A. McCary Ms. Nancy McCollum Mr. & Mrs. Hobart A. McWhorter, Jr.

Jody Hamre

Mr. & Mrs. Robert de Buys

Debbie P. Hann

Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland

Helen Hartman

Mr.& Mrs. Paul R. Butrus

Sara C. Henry

Mr. & Mrs. James M. Johnson

Helen S. Johnson

Mr. & Mrs. John N. Wrinkle

James D. Johnson

Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Youngblood

Frederick & Anny Kraus

Mr. & Mrs. Sam Knowlton

Peggy Lowery

Garden Sustainers are our top annual donors, who in the words of  the late charter member Bill Spencer, “give more to support a garden that’s free for everyone else.”

Mr. & Mrs. Martin Palmer

Bubba Major

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Cox, Jr.

Hiram H. Martin

Dr. & Mrs. G. William Cole

Christine E. Mathis

Creative Study Garden Club

Marie Mayer

Chairman Level Mrs. Fay B. Ireland Louise D. Johnson Director Level Mrs. Claire H. Fairley

Dr. & Mrs. Richard B. Shepard

Dorothy McCain

Mr. & Mrs. W. Warren B. Rhett Eugenia Selby Dr. & Mrs. Richard B. Shepard Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock Mr. & Mrs. William M. Slaughter Mr. Edward S. Smith, Jr. Mrs. Louise G. Smith Mr. & Mrs. J. Elliotte Speake Mrs. Virginia B. Spencer Mr. Frederick R. Spicer, Jr. & Ms. Kim McBride Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Stutts Mr. & Mrs. L.J. Styslinger, Jr. Mrs. W. Hall Thompson Dr. & Mrs. Jack Trigg, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Tucker Mr. & Mrs. Temple W. Tutwiler, III Mrs. Homer J. Urquhart Judge & Mrs. Scott Vowell Ms. Ann S. Wendling Mr. & Mrs. George F. Wheelock, III Dr. & Mrs. James R. Williams Dr. & Mrs. Robert Yoe

Joseph J. Burnett

Mrs. Joan L. Clark

Thomas A. McKnight

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Adams

Donald Morrison

Mr. & Mrs. James W. Porter, II

Margaret Pittman

Mr. & Mrs Lawrence Ford

Norma C. Scott

Mr. & Mrs. James M. Johnson

Ed Selfe

Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland

Jack H. Shannon Edgar O. Silver

Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Dr. & Mrs. Jack Trigg, Jr.

Richard Stockham

Alan Clark

Mark Corbin

Dr. & Mrs. Richard B. Shepard

Jerry Cummings

Mr. & Mrs Lawrence Ford

Elizabeth H. de Buys

Mr. & Mrs. Earl Trafton

Donald W. Drennen

Mr. Phil Brown

Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Youngblood Mr. & Mrs. Robert de Buys

Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Mrs. Elberta G. Reid

James H. Emack

Ms. Olivia Alison Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Allison, Jr. Mrs. Virginia Burnum Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Mr. & Mrs. David P. Phillips Mr. & Mrs. Earl Trafton

Benefactor Level Southern Progress Corporation The Hill-Allison Charitable Lead Trust Mr. R. Shane Boatright Mrs. Tom Tartt Brown* Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Stephens Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Arant Stockham

Mrs. Elberta G. Reid

Mrs. W. Houston Blount Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Fletcher Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Pearce Mr. & Mrs. George F. Wheelock, III

Ms. Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland

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

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W. Houston Blount

Carriage Place Owners’ Association Mr. & Mrs. David M. Millhouse Mr. & Mrs. Hugh J. Morgan, Jr. Mrs. J. M. Morgan, Jr. Mr. Philip Morris Ms. Jane Murphy Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III Mr. & Mrs. Samuel W. Oliver Mrs. Fred Owen Mr. & Mrs. James W. Porter, II Mrs. James K.V. Ratliff Mrs. Elberta G. Reid

Mary V. Thompson

Antoinette L. Tully Betty Vidal

Elizabeth Ann Martin West Walter S. Wilson

Mrs. Samuel Burr

Shirley W. York Mrs. Anita Fowler

Patron Level Mayer Electric Supply Company, Inc Mr. & Mrs. W. Frank Cobb, III Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Fletcher The Goodrich Charitable Foundation Mr. & Mrs. James M. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Jon Kimerling Mr. & Mrs. Guy K. Mitchell, Jr Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. James L. Newsome Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Northen III Mr. & Mrs. Henry B. Ray, Jr. Rucker & Margaret Agee Fund Mr. & Mrs. Jarred O. Taylor, II Mrs. W. Hall Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd R. Wilson Mr. & Mrs. John N. Wrinkle



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Mr. & Mrs. Harold E. Bissell Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Briggs Mr. & Mrs. Hubert W. Goings, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John E. Walker A mbassador $ 5 0 0

Ann & Angelo Bruno Foundation Mr. Borden Burns Ms. Susan Colvin Mr. & Mrs. Clarke H. Gillespy Mr. & Mrs. Harold H. Goings Mr. & Mrs. Jay Grinney Mr. & Mrs. John D. Johns Mr. & Mrs. Claude Nielsen Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock O ak

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Mr. & Dr. Tom Baker Ms. Linda S. Bashinsky Ms. Pat Cosgrove Mr. & Mrs. Robert Dawson Mr. & Mrs. J. Robert Doody Joseph & Carla DuMontier Mr. James V. Fairley, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Henry Glenn Dr. & Mrs. Charles R. Katholi Mr. & Mrs. Kent Keyser Mr. & Mrs. Nimrod Long, III Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Lucas Mr. & Mrs. Gene McWilliams Mrs. Mary Jean Morawetz Mr. & Mrs. Edward L. Rand, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Troy Rhone Dr. & Mrs. Jack Schaeffer Mr. & Mrs. Murray W. Smith Mr. & Mrs. J. Rainer Twiford

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M agnolia $ 1 2 5 Mrs. John F. Abele Michele Ahlers Ms. Sallie S. Aman Mr. & Mrs. Steve Arnold Mr. & Mrs. John L. Beauchamp Mr. & Mrs. Frederick H. Belden, III Mr. & Mrs. Morris C. Benners, Jr.


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Dr. & Mrs. Jon Blankenship Mrs. J. W. Bledsoe, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Lewis H. Booker, Jr. Mr. William M. Bowen, Jr. Eric & Julieanna Brandino Mr. & Mrs. Tommy G. Bright Mr. & Mrs. Philip Carroll Ms. Susan Cleage Alexis Cooper Mrs. Anita Mazer Cord Mr. & Mrs. Ron Council Dr. Artemus J. Cox III Mrs. Patricia Crauswell Dr. & Mrs. Jerry D. Dillard Mrs. Jessica Kirk Drennan Dr. & Mrs. John R. Durant Ms. Linda Emerson Mrs. Joyce Engler Mr. Peter Falkner II Dr. & Mrs. James O. Finney, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. John D. Glover Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Harbert Mr. & Mrs. Robin Harden Mr. & Mrs. Christopher B. Harmon Mr. & Mrs. Gregory H. Hawley Ms. Yvette Heath Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Hodge Mr. Bascom T. Hopson Mr. James E. Horton, Jr. Dr. Susan Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Samuel C. Johnson Mrs. Crawford T. Johnson, III Mr. Jerry Jones Mrs. Mavis Kennedy Mr. & Mrs. Clark Lamb Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Larsen Mr. & Mrs. Frank E. Lindstrom, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. S. Robert Lister Mr. & Mrs. Duncan Manley Dr. & Mrs. John A. Mantle Mr. & Mrs. Frank Mason Stanford & Nicole Massie Mr. & Mrs. Alan Matthews Ms. Kim McBride Mr. & Mrs. Howard Miles Mrs. Jane Mullins Dr. & Mrs. Joe R. Norman Mrs. Kaye Oden Mr. & Mrs. Terry Oden Steve & Mary Phillips Sally & Gene T. Price Denny & Susan Ragland

Dr. Firoz Rahemtulla Mrs. Elberta G. Reid Ms. Suzanne Respess Mr. Fred & Karin Rock Mr. Stan Roth Dr. & Mrs. Charles Russell Ms. Sandra Schrohenloher Ms. Nancy Shannon Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Sprague Mr. & Mrs. E.L. Stringfellow Mr. & Mrs. Russell R. Stutts, Jr. Ms. Mary Lee Sullivan Mrs. Tiffany Sutton-Crittenden Mr. Bill & Arabella Tatum Dr. & Mrs. Wendell H. Taylor, Jr. Kimberly Till Powell Mr. & Mrs. George N. Tobia Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Tullis Ms. Holly Whitmire Mr. & Mrs. & Mrs. John W. Williams Dr. & Mrs. James R. Williams Mr. & Mrs. Clyde E. Wills Ms. Margery J. Wirth Mr. & Mrs. Richard Womack Alan & Harriet Word

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Thomas Kinkade Gallery Mona & Ina Ables Mr. & Mrs. Eugene E. Addor Ms. Patricia M. Aitken Mrs. L. Murray Alley Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Allsbrook Mrs. Regina Ammon Ms. Chrsitina Antonio Mrs. Ashley Armistead Ms. Linda C. Askey Dr. & Mrs. Stuart Atkinson Dr. & Mrs. Alvin L. Atlas Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Atwood Dr. Jack M. Averett, Jr. Ms. Jeanne Averhart Ms. Anna Averyt Mrs. Kristen Avis Mrs. Carla Aycock Mr. & Mrs. Robert Babanats Dr. & Mrs. Martin T. Bailey Ms. Anita S. Baker Carol Ball Mr. & Mrs. John Barelare Mrs. Susan Barnacastle Mr. William Barnes, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Tom Baydala Mr. & Mrs. T.A. Beckham


Mrs. Kelley Belmont Dr. & Mrs. Austen L. Bennett, III Mr. & Mrs. James O. Bevelle Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Archie Bisset, III Mr. & Mrs. Brody Black Mr.& Mrs. Dylan Black Mr. & Mrs. Lucian F. Bloodworth Ms. Connie Bostany Mr. & Mrs. Charles Boswell, Jr. Mrs. Dorothy D. Boyd Mrs. Patricia C. Broadwater Mrs. Vicki Browder Dr. Caroline Brown & Mr. E. T. Brown Mrs. Bertice Brown Dr. & Mrs. Charles E. Bugg Mr. Jeffrey Butler Ms. Karin Callahan Mr. & Mrs. William L. Camp Mrs. Debbie Castleberry Mr. & Mrs. Bill Cather Jr. Ms. Lyn Chappelle Ms. Cecil Clark Mr. & Mrs. John D. Clements Ms. Gloria Clemmensen Jon Clemmensen Margaret & Archie Cobbs Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Cohen Lee & Laura Coker Mr. & Mrs. Jack Cole Mr. & Mrs. John Coleman Melissa Colvin Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Cook Belton & Debra Cooper Mrs. Hope Cooper Ms. Miriam Cowan Ms. Nelda Creel Mr. & Mrs. Homer E. Croasmun, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Cruse Dr. & Mrs. James Cullinan Mrs. Jane Cusick Mr. & Mrs. Richard Darden Mrs. Patricia Davis Mr. & Mrs. Robert de Buys Mrs. Lauren Deerman Mr. & Mrs. Barry DeLozier Ms. Molleen Desai Mr. & Mrs. James DeWilde Mr. & Mrs. Jack Dillard Ms. Marilyn Dixon Mr. & Mrs. W. Howard Donovan Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Doss Mrs. Helen Kathryn Downs Mr. & Mrs. William D. Drinkard Mr. & Mrs. Bruce C. Dunbar, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Dye Mr. & Mrs. George S. Eastwood, II

Chris Carter Dirt Daubers Garden Club

Janet Jackson Wildflowers Garden Club

Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Mr. and Mrs. Robert de Buys

Ray Jordan Wildflowers Garden Club

Mr. and Mrs. Mel Cleveland Mrs. Paulette Haywood Ogard Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Weatherly, Jr.

John Manion Flower Show Judges - Council 8 The Little Garden Club

Fletcher D. Harvey Triangle Garden Club

Mrs. Sula Gillespie

Jesse McElroy

Mr. & Mrs. W. J. Edmiston Mr. Stephen Edwards Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Faust Ms. Alberta Fields Mr. & Mrs. Joe M. Finkel Ms. Susan Finley Ms. Karen Fitzpatrick Mr. & Mrs. Howard E. Furnas, III Mr. & Mrs. John W. Gant, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Joe A. Garcia Mr. & Mrs. James Garrison Mr. & Mrs. David Garrison Caroline Gidiere Mr. Gregory Gladstone Jessica Graves Mr. & Mrs. James C. Gray III Mrs. Beverly Green Mrs. Catherine Gregory Mr. Ronnie Griffin Mrs. Diane Grillo Ms. Trish Hand Mr. Anthony Hankins Mr. & Mrs. William Hannigan Ella Harper Mrs. Rebecca Hawkins Mr. & Mrs. James W. Heacock, Jr. Dr. Eric Helton Mr. & Dr. Gregory R. Hodges Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Hoffman, III Mrs. Mona Holmes Ms. Pamela Holtkamp Mr. & Mrs. James Horton Ms. Kaye Houser Mrs. Katherine Houston Ronald & Elizabeth Howard Mr. & Mrs. Christopher W. Hoyt Dr. & Mrs. Thomas S. Huddle Mr. & Mrs. J.B. Hudspeth Mr. & Mrs. Duncan Hulsey Dr. & Mrs. John C. Hurst, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Stephen C. Jackson Ms. Teresa Jang Ms. Nancy Jennings Mrs. Betty M. Johnston Mrs. Marcus Jones, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Hank Jones Dr. Suzanne Judd Drs. Gerald D. Karcher & Ms. Gina Karcher Ms. Elaine Kassouf Mr. Sydney H. Keel Mrs. Patricia King Lisa & Chuck Krebbs Mr. & Mrs. John Kuklinski, Jr. William A. Lalor Mr. & Mrs. Edwin E. Lambert Ms. Savannah Lanier

Jeanie Sherlock Mr. Justin Berman

Frederick R. Spicer, Jr. The Little Garden Club World Presidents’ Organization Rebel Chapter Bruce Steele Selma Garden Club

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Dr. & Mrs Clifton Latting Mrs. Natalie Lee Mrs. Gayle Leitman Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Leonard Mrs. Heather Levensburger Jonathan & Sara Ellen Levine Sally Lineberry Maurice & Marcella Little Mrs. James A. Livingston Mr. & Mrs. Steven Lloyd Dr. & Mrs. Calvin L. Long Mr. & Mrs. Michael Luce Mr. & Mrs. Truitt Luckie Ms. Janet Lyman Mr. & Mrs. David E. Mackin Mr. & Mrs. Arthur E. Malone, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Merrill Mann Ms. Maryann Manning Mrs. Jane-Marie Marlin Mr. & Mrs. Richard Mayne Mr. & Mrs. Fred Medley Mr. & Mrs. Richard Mendelsohn Ms. Jan A. Midgley & Mr. Dean Clark Dr. & Mrs. Patrick Mills, Sr. Mrs. Nina P. Miranda Mr. & Mrs. Gary Mollengarden Mrs. Jane Moore Mr. & Mrs. Fred Moore, Jr. Claude & Janie Morris Ms. Kathleen Morris Ms. Jean E. Mosley Mr. & Mrs. Mike Mullen Mr. & Mrs. Phil H. Neal, Jr. Ms. Mary A. Newell Mr. & Mrs. Ken Nichols Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, Jr. Dr. John E. Norton Mrs. Patricia Numnum Mr. & Mrs. Dale E. O’Connor Mr. & Mrs. Danny Owens Mrs. Jennifer Patterson Ms. Katharine Patton Ms. Pam Paustian Mr. & Mrs. Tom Pearson Ms. Mary Scott Pearson Ms. Laura Pemberton Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Pendleton Mr. Glenn Peoples Sr. Lindsey & Ted Petras Maria Petrey Mr. & Mrs. David Philpot Mr.& Mrs. Michael T. Piver Mr. & Mrs. Steve Porter Mrs. Pam Prestwood Ms. Susan Pretnar Mr. & Mrs. William Rabel Mr. & Mrs. Rodney B. Ramsay


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Mrs. Beverly Rausch & Andre Rausch Mr. & Mrs. Sam Reames Mr. Robert Reiche & Mrs. Ellen J. Schmidt Dr. & Mrs. Courtenay Renneker Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Reynolds Dr. & Dr. Derek Richesin Mr. & Mrs. David Roberson Mr. & Mrs. Ludolf H. Roell Drs. Paul & Kay Roller Mrs. Kay Roller Mrs. Sara M. Roseman Mrs. Martha A. Ross Ms. Kathy Rowe Dr. & Mrs. Samuel Rubin Mr. & Mrs. Samuel E. Russell, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Sansom Mr. & Mrs. John D. Saxon Mrs. Eugenia Schanbacher Ms. Ann Scott Ms Karen Scott Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Scott Ms. Tammy Searcy Thomas & Brenda Shepherd Mrs. Lou Ann Sherling Dr. & Mrs. Robert Sherrill Toby R. Siegel Ms. Lorelle C. Singleton Ms. Beverly B. Smith Mr. & Mrs. William E. Smith III Glenn & Jenny Smith Mrs. Debra Southern Mrs. Clifford M. Spencer Mrs. Brenda N. Stacey Miss Anne Lanier Stanfield Mr. Lowry Stanford Dr. Shirley Steele Mr. & Mrs. David Stewart Ms. Mary S. Stewart Dr. Rena Stewart Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Still Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Stoddard Mr. & Mrs. James H. Strickland Ms. Rosemary Strouss Mr. & Mrs. James F. Sulzby, III Dr. & Mrs. David L. Tharpe Ms. Katherine Tipton Mrs. Catherine Toms Mr. & Mrs. Bayard S. Tynes, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Vann Ms. Marilyn Waggoner Mr. & Mrs. Macbeth Wagnon, Jr. Ms. Katgerine Walcolt Ms. Pamela Waldsmith Mr. Jim Waligora Mr. & Mrs. Jack Wallace Kyle Ware

Alabama Wildflower Society Altec Industries, Inc AT&T BB&T BHK Investment Advisors Birmingham Coca Cola Bottling Co. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama Bradley, Arant, Boult, Cummings LLP Bromberg and Company, Inc Dunn French Foundation El Paso 36 Employee Volunteer Grant Program Grapevine Garden Club Hess Foundation, Inc. Jefferson County Library Cooperative L. Paul Kassouf & Company PC Leaf & Petal Lucille S. Beeson Charitable Trust McWane, Inc. Oasis Design Group Red Diamond

Ms. Carol G. Washington Charles & Mary Lou Watkins Ms. Diann Weatherly Mr. & Mrs. Steven Weaver Mr. Terry & JoAnn Weber Mrs. Cynthia Wentworth Mr. & Mrs. Michael P. White Ms. Sue C. White Mr. & Mrs. Drew Whitmire Mr. John Whitson Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Widner Herb & Carol Wilbanks Mr. & Mrs. David T. Williams Ms. Kimberly Wilson Johnny Wood Mr. & Mrs. James R. Wooten Mr. & Mrs. Harold Yoder Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Youngblood Mr. & Mrs. John Yow Skip & Susan Zuber T rillium $ 4 5

Amy E. Adkins Ardis Albany Ms. Betty D. Anderson Mr. J.R. Andrews Mrs. Barbara Arnold Mrs. Dorothy T. Ashby Mr. & Mrs. Rick Azrin Ms. Vicki L. Bailey Ms. Katie Baker William Barnes, Jr. & Dr. Marian Barnes Mrs. Richard G. Bastar, Jr. Mrs. Michele Baum Mr. Brian L. Bellenger Ms. Ann Best Mrs. Brenda Betts Mrs. Melissa Beukelman Mr. John Bird Ms. Lynn Bledsoe Mrs. Heather C. Bradley Ms. Debbie Breaux Ms. LaRue Burt Ms. Leslie Carlisle Ms. Joy Carter Mr. & Mrs. Rusty Chastain Mrs. Joan L. Clark Mrs. Dorothy Clark Mrs. Judith M. Cloe Ms. Ella “Lellie” Cole Mr. & Mrs. J. Paul Compton Ms. Rita Constantine Mr. & Mrs. Belton Cooper Ms. Maureen Crow Ms. Carol J. Dashiff Mrs. Martha Davenport Ms. Linda DeMarco Ms. Dorothy Dillard Mr. & Mrs. Glenn H. Donald Mrs. Amy Donner Ms. Ashley Downs

Regions Financial Corporation ServisFirst Bank Sherwood Forest Garden Club Steward Machine Co., Inc. The Village Garden Club Thomas E. Jernigan Foundation Triangle Garden Club Welch Hornsby & Welch, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Guy Able, Jr. Mrs. W. Houston Blount Mr. and Mrs. Brian Coffee Dr. and Mrs. G. William Cole Mr. and Mrs. Robert de Buys Mr. Matthew Evans Dr. and Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Mrs. Anita Fowler Mr. and Mrs. James Garrison Mr. Glenn W. Harp, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ken Horton Mr. and Mrs. James E. Kemp

Diane Dudney Ms. Michie Duke Mr. W.B. Dumas Mrs. Marjory E. Dunn Ms. Joanne Englebert Mr. & Mrs. Frank C. Feagin Ms. Anita Franklin Ms. Rita Freeman Bunnie George Ms. Alison Glover Ms. Anne Godhigh Mrs. Eve Graham Mrs. Cecily Graham-Chaney & Mr. Arthur Chaney Ms. Rebecca R. Griffith Ms. Virginia Gurley Dr. Ward Haarbauer Ms. Theresa Harrison Mr. Tom Hart Mr. & Mrs. David S. Hassinger Ms. Jeremy B. Hayden Mr. & Mrs. Calvin C. Haynes Ms. Harrison Heacock Mr. & Mrs. Craig Higgins Lynda Hiller Ms. Joan Hilner Mr. Claude Holland Ms. Brenda Hong Mr. & Mrs. John H. Howell Mrs. Rita Hudson Mr. & Mrs. Lee Hurley Dr. Jeanne S. Hutchison Ms. Dolores Hydock Mr. & Mrs. Richard Igou Mr. & Mrs. Albert C. Johnson Mrs. Jerry N. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. J. Terrence Joyce Dean C. King Dr. & Mrs. Robert Koehler Mr. Jack Krueger Mrs. Monro B. Lanier II Dr. Walter Little Ms. Patricia Logan Ms. Ann Kathryn Lohman Mrs. Luverne Mattil Mrs. Jane M. Maupin Mrs. Dorothy H. McClurg Mrs. Charlotte McDavid Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. McElroy Mr. Jeff McGee Mr. & Mrs. Philip I. McGrath Ms. Jane McKenzie Ms. Ellen McLaughlin Miss Virginia McLean Ms. Sarah K. McNeill Ms. Carol Megginson Ms. Sandra Melof Mrs. E.J. Meriwether Mrs. Mary Lou Miller John & Laura Montgomery Pat Moore Mr. Paul Nagrodzki Mr. & Mrs. Paul Nash Dr. & Mrs. Juan M. Navia

Mr. & Mrs. Dean Nix Mrs. Martha Norville Ms. Adrienne L. O’Brien & Jack O’Brien Ms. Cheryl L. Olivier Edward Pair Buzz & Janet Palmer Ms. Sharon Pardue Ms. Charlotte T. Patton Ms. Lea G. Pennington Mr. Richard Pigg Ms. Cynthia Pinger Nancy Pless Marion Plylar Mrs. Michael H. Poe Mr. & Mrs. Alan Register Mr. Clayton Richard Mrs. Judith Rives Ms. Meg Roberts Ms. Carolyn Robinson Ms. Nancy Roepke Kathryn Rowan Ms. Ansley Rowell Ms. Rebecca Russell Ms. Kit Samford Mrs. Carolyn Sankey Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Scott Ms. Gloria Sellman Suzette Shell Ms. Dale Sherer Ms. Wendy Simmons Mrs. Sue T. Sims Mrs. Donna Speegle Mr. & Mrs. James V. Spencer, III Mrs. Cynthia S. Sproull Mrs. Nancy Stevens Ms. Martha Ann Stevenson Christianne Strang Michael Tatum Ms. Dorothy J. Tayloe Ms. Barbara Thacker Ron D. Thrasher & Lisa F. Gardner Mrs. Helen V. Titus Mrs. Laura Van Pelt Mrs. Rose J. Vann & Ms. Laura L. Vann Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Vardaman Ms. Laura Vogtle Mrs. Jo Ann Wallace Mrs. Faye D. Walls Mrs. Katherine K. Walsh Ms. Cynthia V. Walters Mrs. Betty C. Welden Mrs. June Wheelock Mrs. Garielle White Ms. Patricia White Ms. Jane White Ms. Karen C. Williams Ms. Elaine Witt Mrs. Carol Wood Mrs. Walter Wood Ms. Carolyn R. Wynn Mr. and Mrs. Thomas K. Yardley

Mr. and Mrs. Jon Kimerling Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Long, Jr. Mr. Nimrod W.E. Long, Jr. Mrs. Donie N. Martin Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moore Mr. and Mrs. Phil H. Neal, Jr. James L. Newsome Mr. and Mrs. Martin Palmer Mr. and Mrs. Donald Patton Dr. and Mrs. John W. Poynor Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Ray, Jr. Ms. Phyllis Rickart Ms. Sandra Rives Mr. and Mrs. Bruce F. Rogers Dr. and Mrs. David H. Sibley Mr. and Mrs. B. Hanson Slaughter Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Steele Jean Thompson Dr. Bayard S. Tynes Ms. Marjorie L. White

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C en t r a l S o u t h n a t i v e P la n t C o n f e r e n C e N a tive Pla n ts: T h e Big g er Pi ctu r e Ho w Na ti ve Pl a n ts C o m p l ete t he P u zzle November 4-5, 2011

In addition to discussing many wonderful native plants and their related topics, this conference will focus on the numerous important roles they play in our ecosystems and how we can help keep those systems intact. We will address the interrelationships of native plants to the myriad of life forms‌birds, bees, butterflies, bugs – and humans!

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