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Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

There is always something blooming at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

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D irectors

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Plan your next visit soon! Visit & check out what’s new at The Gardens.

At Large: Cathy Adams Mary Boehm Chris Boles Emily Bowron Maggie Brooke Gary Burley Clarke Gillespy Tricia Holbrook John Hudson John Hurst Turner Inscoe Carl Jones Paul Jones Katy Baker Lasker Kathryn Porter Jeanie Sherlock

March Daffodils Forsythias Lenten Roses Native Azaleas Pansies

O ur M ission Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens promotes public knowledge of plants, gardens & the environment; & receives, raises & administers resources for these purposes.

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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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On The Cover


Members of the Coca-Cola Birmingham team & City of Birmingham Public Works plant a tree in Greenwood Park; part of the reforestation project led The Gardens. Learn more on page 2.

The Garden Dirt is the newsletter of Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The Garden Dirt is published six times a year to foster awareness & support events, services, & significant programs of Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. We welcome your comments & address corrections. Please contact: Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Editor, Andrew B. Krebbs, director of marketing & membership 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, AL 35223 205.414.3959 or Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens practices a policy of equal opportunity & equal access to services for all persons regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, orientation or sex. Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a facility of Birmingham Park & Recreation Board. The deadline for the May/June issue is March 17.

I hope that, as you read this, Birmingham is shaking off the effects of a rather cold winter, with several extended periods of sub-freezing temperatures & a surprising snowfall that caught everyone off-guard in late January. We like to say that The Gardens is many things to many people, but as far as we know, that storm marked the first time “warming station” made it to the list. Normally, with ample warning time, the Garden Center is closed during such events. But with that storm, about 20 staff were quickly marooned, to be joined throughout the day & evening by roughly 50 additional guests, including several volunteers, all of whom spent the night & half the following day. While not really trained for such a role, staff & volunteers alike jumped right in, enthusiastically, & made everyone feel as much at home as was possible. They kept spirits high, cooked & served three hearty meals, even popped popcorn & showed a movie. It certainly helped that we were a block away from the fully-stocked Western Supermarket (thanks for letting us take that buggy!), & that one of our board members (you know who you are!) braved the icy roads & dropped off toothbrushes & toothpaste in the morning. But it was the people that work at The Gardens – the staff of The Friends, the City of Birmingham, & the Alabama Cooperative Extension System who did thousands of really nice things – that made the difference to those away from home. I’ve never been more proud of where I work & with whom. Please enjoy this issue of The Garden Dirt & don’t miss all of the exciting events, activities & classes we’ve packed into the coming Spring. We’re very pleased that the Spring Plant Sale is back at Century Plaza! Come for the Preview Party or Member’s-Only Sale on Thursday evening & choose a free Signature Plant with a special golden theme, in honor of our 50th Anniversary Celebration. You’ll be able to pick from the best-of-thebest, whether you’re replacing, restoring, revamping or just beginning your garden. That night is just one of the many benefits of membership. See you in The Gardens (& at the plant sale),

Save t he Date

Spencer Lecture March 6, 6:30 p.m. Sakura Cherry Blossom Festival March 22 Early Bird Violet Club - Show & Sale April 4-5 Little Garden Club Ribbons of Green April 7-9 Spring Plant Sale Preview Party & Members-Only Sale April 10

FREE Members-only Class As a current member, you have the exclusive opportunity to attend members-only classes for FREE.

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Dear Friends:

Basic Bee-havior Saturday, April 19, 2014 10-11:30 a.m. Instructor: Sallie Lee, Extension Agent Get to know the world’s sweetest pollinator – make friends with honey bees. Learn how to ‘bee-have’ around honey bees, & how easy it is to share space with these fascinating creatures. Pollinator populations, including honey bees, are in decline in many countries; learn what is being done to stabilize & increase their numbers worldwide. Member classes are not available to the public. Pre-registration is required. Register online at www. or call 205.414.3950.

Sakura Cherry Blossom Festival March 22

Spring Plant Sale April 11-13 Botanical Bash April 25

Fred Spicer Executive Director & CEO

Earth Day at The Gardens April 26

For full schedule visit



Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Birmingham’s Freedom Oaks Henry Hughes, director of education

On September 11, 2013, Birmingham Botanical Gardens planted over 100 “Freedom Oak” seedlings in Birmingham parks on the 50 Years Forward Empowerment Week Day of Service. This included the culmination of a one-thousand tree planting project in George Ward Park, begun in 2009 by Birmingham’s Little Garden Club & Red Mountain Garden Club. Those clubs approached The Gardens with the idea of collecting seeds from venerable specimen trees in Birmingham Parks & using them for a multiyear re-forestation project. Gary Burley, a member of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens board of directors, knew of this effort & connected Mayor William A. Bell, Sr. with the group, allowing the entities a noble platform to combine their efforts. The Day of Service also marked the beginning of a new phase of ongoing tree planting in Birmingham’s new & historic parks & in communities, such as Pratt City, that lost significant portions of their urban forest during the tornadoes of April 27, 2011.

Past Shades Valley Rotary Club Intern Ian Hazehoff plants a tree with fellow volunteers

Following the Day of Service, more tree planting took place in Avondale Park in October, 2013, in tornadodamaged North Smithfield in November of 2013 & in Red Mountain Park in February of 2014. Planting “Freedom Oaks” will continue in the fall & winter of 2014 - 15 & beyond. The central idea of planting Freedom Oaks is to ensure a healthy canopy of native trees in Birmingham area parks & communities 50 years forward, to promote community volunteerism & to educate, particularly young people, about the importance of planting native trees in their communities, both for themselves & for future generations.


“Freedom Oaks” are unique in that they are grown from the seed of Birmingham’s oldest & largest native oak trees, some as many as two-hundred years old. They represent the historic native forest from which Birmingham grew & they impart a unique character to Birmingham’s neighborhoods & parks, much as the architecture does. Black oak, Quercus velutina, & white oak, Q. alba, are the two iconic species that make up the backbone of Birmingham’s native forest. Seeds of these & other native oak species are collected by community volunteers & taken to Birmingham Botanical Gardens where they are propagated & grown into seedlings. One year later, they are planted back in the parks & communities from which they came, perpetuating Birmingham’s unique native urban forest & cultural landscape. They are better adapted than any other species to growing long into the future.

During a recent planting, Trudy Evans of the Little Garden Club commented that it is very encouraging to watch a group of people, most of whom do not know each other, come together with a common purpose to preserve a special piece of Birmingham’s history for generations yet to be born. Birmingham Botanical Gardens Executive Director & CEO Fred Spicer remarked that most planting “Freedom Oaks” will not live long enough to see the seedlings to maturity, but that their grandchildren will. To learn more about The Gardens or the reforestation project visit

to be held April


Spring Plant Sale

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Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ largest annual plant sale fundraiser will be held at the former J.C. Penney at Century Plaza in Birmingham on April 11 - 13, 2014. Over 100,000 plants will be available for purchase, many of which have been nurtured by volunteers at The Gardens. More than 7,000 plant enthusiasts attended last year’s sale. The Signature Plants for 2014 have a golden theme in honor of Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ 50th anniversary celebration & are GoldDust™ hybrid mecardonia, Gold Lace coleus, deep yellow calibrachoa, Lucky™ pure gold lantana & golden creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’). Each is available for just $5. In celebration of The Gardens’ 50th anniversary, all member households will receive a free Signature Plant* at the MembersOnly Sale on Thursday & on Friday, the first 50 shoppers will receive a free Signature Plant. The Spring Plant Sale furthers The Gardens’ mission of promoting public knowledge & appreciation of plants, gardens & the environment while providing consumers seasonally appropriate planting advice from experts & satisfaction from supporting a worthwhile cause with each purchase. The public sale will be held Friday from 9 – 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 – 5 p.m. & on Sunday from 11 – 3 p.m. Admission to the public sale is free. Numerous opportunities to volunteer are available & can be found at The annual Preview Party will kick things off on Thursday, April 10, at 5 p.m. Admission to the Preview Party is $45 in advance & $50 at the door. The Preview Party provides guests a chance to shop early & enjoy great food & wine. The Members-Only Sale is free to members from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Century Plaza is located at 7580 Crestwood Blvd., Birmingham, Alabama 35210.

FR E E G IFT All members in attendance at the Members-Only Sale Thursday night will receive a FREE Signature Plant* ($5 value) in celebration of The Gardens 50th Anniversary.

*Only one signature plant per member household, Thursday night ONLY. No rainchecks. No substitutions.

2014 Sponsors:

For more information about the Spring Plant Sale or to purchase tickets to the Preview Party, call 205.414.3950 or visit




V o lu n t e e r s

Growing Forward with Our Wonderful Volunteers: Many Honored During Annual Luncheon Taylor Steele, volunteer coordinator Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ Annual Volunteer Luncheon is something that staff members anticipate as much as the volunteers honored. The event is held each December, typically the first or second Thursday, as the official end to the year. The luncheon gives a unique opportunity to host over 200 of our volunteer family members, City of Birmingham Staff, other partners & guests. The volunteers are lauded for their service & commitment to enriching The Gardens over the past year. The Volunteer Awards luncheon is a Birmingham Botanical Gardens tradition & a feel-good occasion. This year, former Mayor Bernard Kincaid, Councilor Kim Rafferty, Administrative Assistant to the Mayor Charles Long & former Gardens Director Gary Gerlach were among guests in attendance.

Natalie Lee, Mike Rushing, Alicia & Ken Hall, Carol Hagood

This year’s event officially launched Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens yearlong celebration of its 50th Anniversary. 2013 Volunteer award winners were: A. Brand Walton, Jr. Unsung Hero: Natalie Lee Ida C. Burns Volunteer of the Year: Mike Rushing Plantspeople of the Year: Alicia & Ken Hall Educator of the Year: Carol Hagood Our Volunteer Partner of the Year was awarded to the Native Plant Group: Ann Katholi, Janice Williams, Sally Price, Peggy Thompson, Mary Phillips, Gail Snyder, Jan Holliday, Linda Nolan & Anne Parrish, in attendance.

(L to R): Ann Katholi, Janice Williams, Sally Price, Peggy Thompson, Mary Phillips, Gail Snyder, Jan Holliday, Linda Nolan & Anne Parrish.

To learn more about how you can become a volunteer at The Gardens, contact Volunteer Coordinator Taylor Steele at or 205.414.3962.

Trillium Pre-order Sale Trillium cuneatum, sweet Betsy, purple toadshade Trillium luteum, yellow wakerobin, lemon trillium Trillium sulcatum, southern red trillium, furrowed wake-robin Trillium flexipes, nodding trillium, bent trillium Trillium vasyei, sweet wake-robin, trinity flower Trillium erectum, red trillium, purple trillium Trillium grandiflorum, great white trillium, white wake-robin Trillium simile, jeweled wake-robin, sweet white trillium


To learn more about the trillium sale & to place your order visit

Kaul Wildflower Garden

M a rc h & Apr i l

Danette Steele Jones Primarily a watercolorist, Danette’s favorite subjects to paint are portraits that tell a story, whether it is the hardship in an old weathered face or an arrogant rooster strutting his stuff. She focuses on the beauty, color & humor within ordinary everyday routines. To see more of Danette’s work visit

N ew s from the Archives & Rare Book Room By Jason Kirby, library assistant & archivist

Last year, I received a phone call from a lady living near Auburn that had some old scrapbooks she thought I would be interested in. Her mother inherited the scrapbooks from a lady that was in her care, & owned them for over 20 years. Eventually, we were able to arrange a meeting between Birmingham & Auburn at Peach Park. Four scrapbooks from the Woodlawn Central Garden Club were among the collection, a group that organized February 3, 1931. I love finding unique treasures that contain our local history & helping facilitate their trip back home. I made sure to stop for peach ice cream too!

Library Hours of Operation Monday - Friday | 9 - 4 p.m. Saturday | 10 - 4 p.m.

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

Art i s t D i s pl ay M ain A rt G allery

Sunday | 2 - 5 p.m. 205.414.3920

Thyme to Read ◄ March 4: The Backyard Parables by Margaret Roach April 1: ► The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, & the World’s Most Beautiful Orchid by Craig Pittman 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 & CEO

Sakura (or zakura) is the generic Japanese transliteration for ornamental cherry, as distinguished from cherries grown for eating. Yoshino cherry, Prunus ×yedoensis is one of the most well-known sakura in Japan as well as in the US, where it became famous as one of the primary trees in the Tidal Basin planting in Washington, DC. That planting started with a gift of over 3,000 cherries from the people of Japan to the people of the US in 1912. Yoshino cherry is also a very rewarding ornamental small tree for Birmingham, being fast-growing & exuberant in its willingness to flower lavishly, even at a young age. Numerous Yoshino cherries grace our Japanese Gardens & typically bloom in early to mid-March, usually in sync with the Sakura Matsuri, or Cherry Blossom Festival, hosted in partnership with the Japan-America Society of Alabama (JASA). This year, the festival is on 22 March from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. & is free to the public. Ornamental cherries are an important cultural symbol in Japan, where their spectacular but fleeting beauty is said to represent the transient wonder of life itself. Television weather reporters forecast dates for the eagerly-awaited “cherry blossom front,” sakura zensen, as a sure sign of spring. Flowering progresses from south to north & tens of thousands of people crowd into parks & cities at hanami (literally, flower viewing) parties as they follow the blooms through to the hanafubuki (flower snow storm), when the spent petals create a delightful floral blizzard.


The lightly fragrant, white to pale pink flowers (above right) are borne in clusters of 5-6 on short spurs, on leafless stems. The effect of a mature Yoshino cherry in full bloom is truly magnificent (below). Leaves emerge bronze at first & quickly mature to dark green. Fall color can be a subtle yellow, with a reddish-orange cast, but non-fatal fungal infections often cause leaves to drop before coloring in our area. Yoshino cherry is thought to be a garden hybrid that resulted from controlled breeding in Japan in the early 1700s. DNA studies have confirmed its hybrid origin & the parents as being two native Japanese Prunus species. While not long-lived for us, Yoshino cherry is well worth growing nevertheless.


FRUITS & NUTS - Continue strawberry & grape plantings. Bud apples & peaches. Start planting blackberries. Remember, if weather conditions prevent prompt planting, heel the plants in by placing the root system in a trench & covering the soil.

SHRUBS - Fertilize shrubs (except azaleas & camellias) according to a soil test. Late plantings may be made, particularly if they are container-grown. Watch shrubs for harmful insects.

LAWNS - Plant bermuda, zoysia, & centipede in South Alabama. Seed bluegrass & grass mixtures in North Alabama. Fertilize established lawns.

ROSES - Watch new growth for aphids. Begin a spray or dust program. Begin fertilizing.

ANNUALS & PERENNIALS - Tender annuals may be planted in South Alabama. Check garden centers for bedding plants.

BULBS - Plant gladiolus every two or three weeks if a long blooming season is desired. Plant tuberous begonias in pots. Plant dahlias.

MISCELLANEOUS - Check & repair sprayers, dusters, & lawn mowers. Control lawn weeds with chemicals. Delay pruning of fruiting shrubs such as cotoneasters, pyracanthas, & hollies until after flowering.

VEGETABLE SEEDS - Plant hardy crops recommended for January & February. After danger of frost is past, plant tender vegetables.

VEGETABLE PLANTS – Plant cabbage, onions, lettuce, broccoli, & Brussels sprouts in North Alabama; plant tomatoes & peppers in lower South Alabama.

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

Classes/Field Trips/Volunteer Opportunities Registration & further information about the program, including course descriptions & certificate requirements, can be found at or call 205.414.3950. Movable Plants: Creating Beautiful Container Gardens with Native Plants

Instructor: Carrie Wiles Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, March 22 | 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members


Making New Plants: All about Plant Propagation (elective)

FRUITS & NUTS - Season for strawberry planting continues. Start spray program for all fruits. Plant raspberries & blackberries & continue budding apples & peaches.

Instructor: Henry Hughes Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, April 5 | 8:30 - 12:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

SHRUBS - Prune spring flowering shrubs after flowering. Fertilize azaleas & camellias. When new growth is half completed, spray all shrubs with a fungicide.

Spring Identification of Native Woody Plants (elective)

LAWNS - Planting continues. New lawns may need supplementary watering. Also, fertilize at 3- to 6-week intervals. Keep ryegrass cut low, particularly if over planted on bermuda lawns.

ROSES - Watch for insects & diseases. Keep old flower heads removed. Plant containergrown plants from nurseries or garden centers.

ANNUALS & PERENNIALS - Plant early started annuals or bedding plants from nurseries or garden centers. Divide mums or root cuttings. Dig & divide dahlias.

BULBS - Plant gladiolus, fancy-leaved caladiums, milk & wine lilies, & ginger & gloriosa lilies. Feed bearded iris with superphosphate & spray for borers. Avoid cutting foliage of narcissus or other bulbs until it has turned brown naturally.

MISCELLANEOUS - Spray camellias, hollies, etc., for scale insects. Carefully water new plantings of shrubs & trees. Pinching out tips of new shoots promotes more compact shrubs.

VEGETABLE SEED - Plant tender vegetables such as beans, corn, squash, melons, & cucumbers. Plant heat-loving vegetables in lower South Alabama.

VEGETABLE PLANTS - Plant tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, sweet potatoes, & parsley

Instructor: Fred Spicer Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, April 19 | 8:30 - 12:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

Almond Granite Outcrop (field trip) Trip Leaders: Arnie Rutkis & John Manion Saturday, May 17 | 9 - 4 p.m. Location: Randolph County, AL $60 Members | $70 Non-Members

Prairie Grove Glades (field trip) Trip Leaders: Tom Diggs, Ph.D. & John Manion Saturday, May 24 | 9 - 4 p.m. Location: Lawrence County, AL $60 Members | $70 Non-Members

Introduction to Mycology (elective) Instructor: Juan Luis Mata, Ph.D. Saturday, May 31 | 8:30-12:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Garden $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

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Certificate in Native Plant Studies

What’s That Plant? A Workshop for Learning How to Identify Plants (elective) Instructor: Tom Diggs, Ph.D. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, June 14 | 8:30 - 4:30 p.m. $80 Members | $90 Non-Members

Summer Identification of Native Woody Plants (elective) Instructor: Fred Spicer Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Saturday, August 9 | 8:30 - 12:30 p.m. $40 Members | $45 Non-Members

classes classes

adult&family Yoga In The Gardens Instructor: Suzanne Graham Every Wednesday | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $72 Yoga Six Class Series $15 Single Class Welcome Spring Instructors: Robin Geurs & Emmeline Geurs Friday, March 14 | 4 - 5:30 p.m. For children ages 5 & above $12 Members | $15 Non-Members Up Close & Personal Macrophotography in the Gardens Instructor: Hank Siegel Saturday, March 22 & 29 | 9 - noon Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $100 Members | $120 Non-Members

Family Yoga Series Instructor: Annie Damsky Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens March 15, April 5, May 3, June 7| 9-10 a.m. $15 drop-in | $50 package $5 for an additional family member (per class) Sushi 101 Instructor: Shota Tanaka March 15| 10 – 11 a.m. March 15|12 – 1 p.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Adventure Classroom $35 Members | $45 Non-Members

To register visit or call 205.414.3950.


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Children’s Summer Camps

Programs are designed to actively promote your child’s natural sense of creativity and discovery with fun learning experiences in the unmatched setting at Birmingham Botanical Gardens! This summer, we are growing global to give your camper the chance to travel through nature exploration, science, art, cooking, yoga, architecture, children’s literature and imagination while building skills for teamwork and making friendships. Make sure to find just the right fit for your camper. Thanks for making Children’s Summer Camp your family’s tradition! “If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden We encourage early registration! Each camp is limited to 20 children except preschool camps, which are limited to 15 children. Teachers are certified or otherwise qualified. For more information, please contact Education Program Coordinator Ellen Hardy at 205.414.3953 or

Morning Camps

(9-1 p.m.) $152 Members* | $190 Non-Members

Morning Camps

Afternoon Camps

(9-1 p.m.) $152 Members* | $190 Non-Members

(1:30-4:00 p.m.) $95 Members*|$116 Non-Members

June 2-7

July 7-11

June 23-27

American Girls: Girls Just Like Me For children entering grades 5K-2

American Girls: Girls Just Like Me For children entering grades 5K-2

Growing through Yoga For children entering grades 5K-6

Botanista Fashion For children entering grades 5K-6

Art in the Afternoon: Passport to Imagination For children entering grades 5K-2

Young Builders: Legos in the Landscape For children entering grades 1-3

July 14-18

June 9-13

Ahoy! Pirates & Mermaids For 4 and 5 year olds entering fall preschool programs

Summer Garden Chefs: Around the World For children entering grades 5K-2

Growing through Yoga For children entering grades 5K-6

Summer Garden Chefs: Around the World For children entering grades 3-6

July 21-25

June 23-27 Got Bugs? For 4 and 5 year olds entering fall preschool programs Camp BBG: Young Naturalists For children entering grades 5K-2


Pricing includes a Summer Camp shirt.

Become a member to receive a 20% discount & priority registration! *Hydrangea Level & above

July 14-18 Art in the Afternoon: Passport to Imagination For children entering grades 3-6

Summer Garden Chefs: Around the World For children entering grades 5K-2 Summer Garden Chefs: Around the World For children entering grades 3-6

July 28-August 1 Young Builders: Legos in the Landscape For children entering grades 5K-1 Young Builders: Legos in the Landscape For children entering grades 2-3

Register online at or 205.414.3950.

7th Annual

Botanical Bash presented by Shades Valley Rotary Club

Friday, April 25 6 p.m. Dinner - Music - Dancing - Silent Auction

From April 7-9, Little Garden Club of Birmingham will host delegates from Florida, South Carolina, Georgia & Alabama at a regional business meeting of the Garden Club of America.

of Birmingham, Alabama

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The meeting, Ribbons OF of Green, will focus on Birmingham’s commitment GA RDE N CLU B OF A M ERI C A Zone VIII Meeting to public green spaces A p r i l 7 - 9 , 2 014 through its extensive park & trail system, & delegates will experience many of these, with events at Regions Park, Railroad Park, Sloss Furnace & Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Earth Day

Highlighting the Garden Club of America’s commitment to environmental protection, a featured speaker will be Birmingham native Rick Middleton, founder & executive director of the Southern Environmental Law Center that has grown to be the largest environmental organization focused exclusively on protecting southern rivers, forests, wildlife, & air quality. Also addressing the group will be Birmingham’s own Fred Spicer, Executive Director & CEO of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. With over 30 years in practice as a public garden administrator, landscape architect & nurseryman, Fred has been with Birmingham Botanical Gardens since 2001.

Growing Community Roots

For additional information about the event or to register contact

To benefit the internship program at Birmingham Botanical Gardens For more information & to purchase tickets, contact Becky Swindall at 205.977.7270 or

Save The Date


T he G ardens



Saturday, April 26, 2014 The The focus this year will be on urban agriculture & community gardening with displays & demonstrations on: healthy foods, sustainable living, pollinators, native plants, & eco-friendly family activities that relate to our theme: Growing Community Roots. This free event will include interactive demonstrations featuring topics such as: organic vegetable garden, raised bed construction, urban permaculture design, vermiculture, composting, backyard chickens, rainwater irrigation, beekeeping & much more.

Brown Bag Series March 26 | Trees & Shrubs | Mike Rushing

Come find out why planting the right plant in the right place at the right time makes all the difference!

April 2 | Eat Your Yard | William Randle

Discover how to incorporate fruits, vegetables & herbs into your existing landscape.

April 9 | Medicinal Gardening | Cameron Strouss

Learn about herbal medicines & how to incorporate them into your garden & everyday life. All sessions are FREE & take place from 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Bring your lunch! Drinks & dessert are provided.


G a r d e n S u p p o rt e r s 10

Gifts to The Library at

Birmingham Botanical Gardens December 2013 - January 2014

As of December 31, 2013

Chairman Level

Mr. & Mrs. W. F. Cobb, III Mr. & Mrs. John R. Israel, III Mrs. Louise D. Johnson

Advisor Level

Mr. & Mrs. Carl E. Jones, Jr. Leaf & Petal Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Taylor Pursell Mr. & Mrs. Murray W. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. South, III

Benefactor Level

Ms. Elna R. Brendel Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Southern Progress Corporation Mr. & Mrs. Rick Stukes Mr. & Mrs. John A. Williamson, Jr.

Jean Dickerson Linda & Archie Blackmon Janet Taylor Ann Whitson Baker

Patron Level

Mr. & Mrs. John G. Brock Ann & Angelo Bruno Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Bob de Buys Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Fletcher Mr. & Mrs. J.S.M. French The Hill-Allison Charitable Lead Trust Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. Dr. James L. Newsome Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Northen, III Mr. & Mrs. Wilmer S. Poynor, III Rucker & Margaret Agee Fund Mr. & Mrs. William J. Rushton, III Mr. & Mrs. Jarred O. Taylor, II Mrs. Lucille R. Thompson Mr. & Mrs. John N. Wrinkle Anonymous

Mr. & Mrs. Edgar G. Aldridge Mr. & Mrs. Michael Balliet Ms. Camille A. Becker Mrs. Lucille S. Beeson * Peggy Bonfield & Orrin Ford D. Joseph & Ida C. Burns * Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Suzanne G. Clisby Mrs. Martha Stone Cobb Daniel * The Daniel Foundation of Alabama The Dunn-French Family Mrs. Claire H. Fairley* Mr. F. Lewter Ferrell, Jr. * Mr. R.R. Herbst * Mrs. Jimmie Hess * Mr. J. Ernest Hill & Mrs. Ora Lee Hill *

Edgewood Garden Club – In memory of Carol

Jackqueline (Jackie) Thompson

Oak St. Garden Shop Employees – In memory of Margaret Taylor Bailey, Paula Stringfellow Ford, Mary Pritchard Forman, Thomas Lee Merrill, Sr., Beverly Henry Vowell Sue Ellen Lucas, Sallie Johnson & Jeanie Sherlock –

In memory of Mr. & Mrs. William Spencer

Tricia Noble – in honor of Board Members Laurie

Allen, Margi Ingram & Mary Williamson

United Daughters of the Confederacy – in honor of Jason Kirby

Fay B. Ireland Mr. George L. Jenkins Hugh & Bobbe Kaul * Ms. Pamela Kaul * Andrew Krebbs Fran Lawlor Dr. Bodil Lindin-Lamon* Hope Long Dr. Michael E. Malone Ms. Louise T. McAvoy * Mrs. Mary Jean Morawetz Mr. Philip Morris Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. James L. Newsome Dr. & Mrs. A. I. Perley * Steve & LeAnne Porter

Mrs. Carol P. Poynor Mrs. Dorothy L. Renneker * Deborah & John Sellers Mr .& Mrs. William M. Spencer, III * Mr. Frederick R. Spicer, Jr. Mr. Douglas Arant Stockham Dr. Wendell H. Taylor, Sr. * Mrs. Barbara D. Thorne * Mrs. Carolyn D. Tynes * Mrs. Ann H. “Nancy” Warren * Mrs. Robert Wells Anonymous As of December 31, 2013 *Deceased

Paula S. Ford

Oak Street Garden Shop

Mary P. Forman

Mr. & Mrs. William F. Denson, III Mrs. Elizabeth Norwood Oak Street Garden Shop Mrs. Sue Pritchard Mr. & Mrs. Jim Sullivan

Margo S. Gaskin Mrs. Lee Allen Jefcoats

Mary B. Gorden Ms. Sarah B. Horn

William E. Hull The Honorable & Mrs. Melford O. Cleveland

W. C. Ingram

Mr. & Mrs. Ken Damsgard

William R. Ireland Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr.

Ralph Johnston Conrad, Burnett, Norris, & Gordon LLC

Mary H. Jones Mrs. Katherine Adams

Leo M. Karpeles Mr. & Mrs. Jim Sullivan

Leo Kayser, Jr.

Dr. & Mrs. Peter D. Bunting, Jr. The Honorable & Mrs. Melford O. Cleveland Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Karl & Nancy Brice Komatsu & The Brice Family Mrs. Ann H. Massey Mr. & Mrs. William M. Slaughter Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Mrs. Deborah K. Strauss Mr. & Mrs. Jim Sullivan

Anne Kidd

Bill Parsons

Virginia B. Spencer

Ruby Plummer

Natalie Sperling

Janie Sharpe

Herbert Stockham

Mary C. Kirkpatrick

Ms. Rebecca F. Parsons

Frederick W. Kraus

Mr. & Mrs. James M. Miller

Perennials Group

Mr. & Mrs. Sam Knowlton

Mike Matsos

Ms. Rebecca F. Parsons

William E. Matthews Mrs. J. W. Bledsoe, Jr.

Thomas L. Merrill Oak Street Garden Shop

Janet Molloy

Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Paul Tyler

Jack D. Nelson

Ms. Janet Sharpe

Winyss Shepard

Dr. & Mrs. Richard Shepard Dr. Richard B. Shepard Mr. Steven Hodges & Ms. Janice H. Williams

Naomi W. Shows Ms. Janice W. Roberts

Obbie Siegel

Ms. Kay Blankenship Cole

Ms. Janet Lyman & Mr. Hank Siegel

Dan & Lorraine Oglesby

Dan Smith

Mr. & Mrs. C. Guy Jones

Ms. Dorothy Ziff

Lola Smith

Mr. & Mrs. Frank E. Lindstrom, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Adams

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honors honors

Mr. Charles M. Love

The Honorable & Mrs. Melford O. Cleveland

Carol J. Thompson Edgewood Garden Club

Penny Trammell

Dr. & Mrs. Charles E. Bugg Mr. & Mrs. Richard I. Pigford

Beverly H. Vowell Oak Street Garden Shop

James T. Wall Mrs. J. W. Bledsoe, Jr.

Dewey White

Mrs. Joyce Butterworth

James L. Whitlaw Mr. & Mrs. Earl Trafton

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Mary Carolyn G. Cleveland

Mr. & Mrs. William B. White, III

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III

Margi Ingram

Nancy D. Maenza

Laurie Allen

Susan Colvin

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas T. Donald

Mr. & Mrs. James M. Johnson

Margaret “Peg” McGowan

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Jane C. Crockard

Robert G. Kenan

Mr. & Mrs. Laurence McIntosh

Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III

Mr. Edward Hanz & Mrs. Virginia Yates

Bill Bowron

Dr. & Mrs. Roger Smith

Emily W. Bowron Mrs. Emily C. Winburn

Nan Broughton

Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock

Lenora I. Brown

Mr. & Mrs. Hobart A. McWhorter, Jr.

Barbara L. Burton

Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock

Virginia Clark Mr. & Mrs. Hobart A. McWhorter, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Furr

Ms. Robin Burrell

Mr. & Mrs. Hobart A. McWhorter, Jr.

Cameron & Derrill Crowe’s 20th Wedding Anniversary

Mr. & Mrs. Harold E. Bissell Mr. & Mrs. Lucian F. Bloodworth Mr. & Mrs. C. Hartwell Davis, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Gwaltney McCollum Mr. & Mrs. Wilmer S. Poynor, III Mr. & Mrs. George C. Thompson

The Daniel Foundation of Alabama

David E. Doggett

Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Mike Rushing

Mr. J. Thomas Noojin

Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock

John A. Floyd

Dr. & Mrs. Mike Rushing

Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock

Mr. & Mrs. Hugh S. Gainer

Robin Kidd

Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock

Carol Hagood

Mr. & Mrs. Hobart A. McWhorter, Jr.

Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock

Dr. & Mrs. Mike Rushing

Ken & Alicia Hall Dr. & Mrs. Mike Rushing

Jeanette Hancock Mrs. Margaret H. McGowan

Steve Holmes

Ms. Elise Eplan

Mrs. Katherine S. Reed

Frances N. Deaton

James E. Horton

Mr. & Mrs. Hobart A. McWhorter, Jr.

Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock

Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr.

Margaret R. King Jason Kirby

United Daughters of the Confederacy

Margaret D. Lacey Mr. & Mrs. Hobart A. McWhorter, Jr.

Natalie Lee

Dr. & Mrs. Mike Rushing

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Lucas

Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock

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memorials memorials

Gifts received between

Mrs. Katherine S. Reed

The McGowans

Mr. & Mrs. Lucian F. Bloodworth

Mr. & Mrs. John J. McMahon

Mr. & Mrs. Lucian F. Bloodworth

Native Plant Group Dr. & Mrs. Mike Rushing

Patricia J. Noble

Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock

Mr. & Mrs. Steve Pettigrew

Mr. & Mrs. Lucian F. Bloodworth

John W. Poynor Ms. Laura Jane Rogers

Clayton Richard Ms. Marilyn Dixon


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honors honors Melissa Jane T. Robinson

Mr. & Mrs. Hobart A. McWhorter, Jr.

O. Gordon Robinson Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock

Mike Rushing

Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. SouthernBiotech

Mrs. Katherine Adams Mr. Edmund R. Agee, II Mr. & Mrs. Edgar G. Aldridge Mr. & Mrs. Blake P. Alexander Mr. & Mrs. Walt Anderson Ms. Ann Ash Ms. Angela Asher Dr. & Mrs. Robert Bashinsky Lucille S. Beeson Charitable Trust Ms. Karen Bell Dr. Luigi F. Bertoli Birchtree Garden Club Mrs. J. W. Bledsoe, Jr. Ms. Elna R. Brendel Ms. Lela Anne Brewer Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Brigham, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John G. Brock Dr. & Mrs. Edward Bromberg Mrs. Sharon L. Bromberg Mr. William Broughton Dr. & Mrs. Charles E. Bugg Dr. & Mrs. Peter D. Bunting, Jr. Ms. Robin Burrell Cahaba Media Group, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Mike Calhoun Dr. John T. Carter & Dr. Frances T. Carter Dr. Chenbei Chang Ms. Barbara J. Chapman The Honorable & Mrs. Melford O. Cleveland Mr. & Mrs. Charles Collat Mrs. Hope Cooper Mr. & Mrs. John H. Cooper The Crepe Myrtle Garden Club Mrs. Theresa Croasmun Mr. C. Coleman Daniel, II Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Daniel Mrs. Lyn Davis Diamond Tours, Inc. Ms. Marilyn Dixon Mr. & Mrs. William D. Drinkard Mr. & Mrs. Steven A. Dunlap

Dr. & Mrs. Paul Sauer

Gifts received between

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Stewart T. Smith

Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock

Mr. & Mrs. Carlton E. Wood, III

Bill Schoel

Frederick R. Spicer

Mr. William A. Schoel, III

Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr.

Louise G. Smith

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Staff

Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Mike Rushing

Mr. & Mrs. Stan Starnes

Mr. & Mrs. Lucian F. Bloodworth

Dr. & Mrs. Jack Trigg Dr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III

donors donors Mrs. Mary S. Durant Mr. & Mrs. George S. Eastwood, II Mike & Carolyn Edwards Dr. & Mrs. Bonner Engelhardt Mr. & Mrs. Claude Estes Claire Haines Fairley Estate Mr. James V. Fairley, Jr. Dr. Rosemary M. Faust Dr. & Mrs. Robert N. Finchum Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Fletcher Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Daryl C. Frey Ms. Jean Frey Mr. & Mrs. Jim Furr Galleria Woods Retirement Community Mr. Gary Garris Dr. & Mrs. G. Y. Gillespie Ms. Frances Givhan Dr. & Mrs. R. David Glasgow Mr. & Mrs. William W. Goodrich Goodrich Foundation Mrs. Cecily Graham-Chaney & Mr. Arthur Chaney Greystone-In-The Gates Garden Club Ms. Jo Gunter Hachisu Romu Kanri Jimusho CO.,LTD Ms. Brenda Henson The Herb Society of Alabama Ms. Susan Hill Hill Crest Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Felix Hoke Mr. & Mrs. William Holman Home Garden Club Ms. Sarah B. Horn C. Eugene Ireland Foundation J. Crew Dr. & Mrs. Stewart A. Jackson Dr. Susan Jackson Mrs. Lee Allen Jefcoats Mrs. Louise D. Johnson Mrs. Sarah R. Johnston Mr. & Mrs. Carl E. Jones, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. D. Paul Jones, Jr.

Robert Wendorf

Ikebana Society International Dr. & Mrs. Mike Rushing

Mary Williamson

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III

Kitty Tulloch

Mrs. Katherine S. Reed

Gifts received between

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Jones Family Fund Joseph S. Bruno Charitable Foundation Mr. Jacob B. Joyner Mr. Mark Kennamer Mrs. Jane W. Lamar Le Jardin Club Leaf & Petal Dr. John A. Long & Dr. Sheri S. Long Lorol Roden Bowron Foundation Mr. Charles M. Love Ms. Elena Lovoy & Mr. Jerry Bearden Ms. Janet Lyman & Mr. Hank Siegel Ms. Betsy Mackin Mr. & Mrs. John Markus Mrs. Ann H. Massey Stanford & Nicole Massie Mr & Mrs. John McBride Ms. Carol A. McCoy Mr. & Mrs. Frank H. McFadden Mr. & Mrs. Hobart A. McWhorter, Jr. Mr. Edward F. Minner Ms. Barbara H. Moore Ms. Becky Moore City of Mountain Brook Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John T. Natter Mr. Phil H. Neal, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III Mr. J. Thomas Noojin Dr. John E. Norton Mrs. Elizabeth Norwood Mayor & Mrs. Terry Oden Ms. Ann Omura Parnell Memorial Library Foundation Ms. Rebecca F. Parsons Pearce, Bevill, Leesburg, & Moore, PC Mr. Brian Peters Dr. & Mrs. Glenn E. Peters Mr. & Mrs. Maurice F. Picardy Mr. & Mrs. James W. Porter, II Dr. & Mrs. John W. Poynor Mrs. Sue Pritchard Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc.

Ms. Diane C. Reid Ms. Janice W. Roberts Dr. Julia Rogers Mr. & Mrs. Joseph H. Romano Rucker & Margaret Agee Fund Dr. & Mrs. B. Chandra Sekar Mr. Terry Shaneyfelt Dr. & Mrs. Charles E. Sharp, Jr. Ms. Janet Sharpe Dr. & Mrs. Richard Shepard Mrs. Donald H. Slappey, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. B. Hanson Slaughter Ms. Betty Snoddy Ms. Bari Sokol Mr. Frederick R. Spicer, Jr. & Ms. Kim McBride Stephens Foundation Dr. & Mrs. William R. Stetler Mr. & Mrs. Rick Stukes Mr. & Mrs. Jim Sullivan Ms. Elizabeth Sztul Tsunenobu & Atsuko Tamura Ms. Gena Todia Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Trueb Mr. & Mrs. Bayard S. Tynes, Jr. Mr. Mark J. van der Woerd VIRO Charitable Trust Vulcan Materials Company Mr. Howard P. Walthall & Ms. Rosemary Fisk Mr. & Mrs. William J. Ward Mr. & Mrs. Paul S. Ware Mrs. Charles B. Webb, Jr. Peter & Kim Weinheimer Wellington Park Garden Club Mr. & Mrs. C. Lawrence Whatley Ms. Shirley Wilcox Mr. & Mrs. John A. Williamson, Jr. Ms. Madelyn Wilson Mrs. Emily C. Winburn Withering Heights Garden Club Mr. & Mrs. John N. Wrinkle Mr. Edward Hanz & Mrs. Virginia Yates Ms. Dorothy Ziff

If we have inadvertently left your name out or incorrectly listed you, please accept our apologies and contact Drew Rickel, donor relations officer, at 205.414.3955 or

President $1,000 Mr. Richard M. Adams Dr. & Mrs. Thomas G. Amason, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Derrill Crowe Mr. & Mrs. Ronald E. Elliott Mr. & Mrs. William M. Gresham Mr. & Mrs. Robert Holmes Mr. & Mrs. J. Reese Murray, III Mr. & Mrs. William C. Patterson Mrs. Minnie H. Rast Mr. & Mrs. Fred H. von Herrmann Mrs. A. Brand Walton

Ambassador $500-999 Mrs. Alleen Cater & Dr. Lyle A. Hohnke Mr. & Mrs. William F. Denson, III Dr. & Mrs. Winfield S. Fisher, III Cliff & Cindy Martin Ms. Lucy McCown Mr. & Mrs. John S. Steiner

Oak $250-499

Mr. & Mrs. William C. Barclift, III Mr. & Mrs. Ronald B. Cohen Mr. & Mrs. Alan J. Dreher Ms. Linda Emerson Dr. & Mrs. Jimmie H. Harvey, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William Horton Mr. & Mrs. Raymond A. Lee Ms. Eugenia McWilliams Mrs. James K.V. Ratliff Dr. Richard B. Shepard Mrs. Elizabeth Slive Mrs. Myra Smith Mr. Frederick R. Spicer & Ms. Kim McBride Mr. & Mrs. Michael Straus Ms. Carol A. Sutfin Mr. & Mrs. Ingram D. Tynes

Magnolia $125-249 Mr. Grant Alspaugh Mr. William F. Angell Mr. & Mrs. David Bagley Mrs. Beverly Baum Shannon & William Blount Mr. & Mrs. Tommy G. Bright Mr. & Mrs. William N. Clark Dr. & Mrs. H. Cecil Coghlan Mr. & Mrs. George Daniels Dr. & Mrs. Larry J. Davenport Mr. & Mrs. C. T. Dodge Mr. & Ms. Virgil Edwards Ms. Dorrie Fuchs & Mr. Gareth Vaughn Mrs. Chita S. Gaskin Dr. & Mrs. Juan F. Gutierrez Mrs. Yvonne J. Hardy Mr. & Mrs. D.E. Hinshaw Mrs. Gretchen Holcomb Mr. Tyler Hooper Mr. & Mrs. James E. Horton, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Kent Keyser Mr. & Mrs. Jerome K. Lanning Mr. & Mrs. William M. Lee Mr. & Mrs. Jack Lemons Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Markstein III

Mr. & Ms. Gerson May Mrs. Robert McCalley Mr. & Mrs. Gene McWilliams Mr. & Mrs. James D. Mills Mr. & Mrs. Ira C. Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Monk, Jr. Ms. Alison Nichols & Mr. Bill Mudd Mr. & Mrs. Bill Pearson Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Powell Mrs. Carolyn B. Reed Mr. & Mrs. W. Warren B. Rhett Dr. & Mrs. George F. Scofield Mr. & Mrs. Robert K. Spotswood Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Steele Mr. & Mrs. Frank Stitt Dr. Bayard S. Tynes Ms. Wendy Ulrich Dr. & Mrs. Robert T. Underwood Tinsley Van Durand Dr. Alan Vines & Dr. Patti Vines Mr. Robert Waudby & Ms. Anne C. Waudby Steve & Patti Wood Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Young

Hydrangea $60-124 Mr. Ray A. Abrams Mr. Benjamin Adams Mr. & Mrs. L.R. Addison Ms. Janice Allen Mr. Lee Anderson Mr. & Mrs. George Andrews Ms. Alicia Andrews Ms. Linda B. Arnold Mr. & Mrs. James W. Axon, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Gary M. Bailey Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Banks Ms. Cason Benton Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Bethay Dr. & Mrs. Earle Bidez Mr. & Mrs. Richard Blackwell Mr. & Mrs. Van Blankenship Mrs. Patricia H. Blinn Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Bouchillon Mr. & Mrs. James A. Bradford Mr. Carl Bruner Mr. & Mrs. Peter D. Burrows Ms. Hana Burwinkle Mr. & Mrs. John Callaway Mrs. Juliet Calvin Dr. & Mrs. Harold Cannon Catherine A. Capel & Sidney L. French Mr. Johnny Carson Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Casey Mr. & Mrs. James W. Cauthen Mr. & Mrs. Vitaly Charny Mr. & Mrs. Corvin Clark Ms. Amanda A. Clark Mr. Gregg Clark Ms. Sarah Clarkin Dr. & Mrs. Glenn Cobbs Dawn Coleman Dr. & Mrs. Jeffery B. Cutler Jon & Jettye Davis Dr. & Mrs. L. Aubrey Drewry Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence Durham Mr. & Mrs. Hayven Eaves Mr. Blake Ells Mrs. Clifford Emond Mr. Sam Erwin Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Evans Dr. & Mrs. Robert N. Finchum Mrs. John Forney

Mr. Andrew F. Freeland, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Frei Mr. & Mrs. William French, III Jean Frey Mr. Michael Geer & Mrs. Melanie Geer Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Germann Dr. & Mrs. R. David Glasgow Ms. Anne Grimes Ms. Catherine Gross Mr. & Mrs. Joe Hagedorn Ms. Pamela Hanson Mr. & Mrs. Andy Hardy Mr. & Mrs. James Harris Mr. & Mrs. Wyatt R. Haskell Dr. & Mrs. William K. Hawley Dr. Terry Bierd & Mr. Ben F. Hayley Mrs. Susan Haynes Ms. Christine Heckemeyer Mr. & Mrs. Pete Holby Mr. & Mrs. Henry F. Hughes Becky & Bill Hutto Mr. & Mrs. Gregg Janowski Mr. Richard Jett Mr. & Mrs. W. Richard Johns Mr. Brian Johnson Mrs. Rhonda Jones Mrs. Betty Jordan Mr. & Mrs. Whit Kennedy Mr. Jason Kirby Mr. Andrew B. Krebbs Mrs. Dorothy G. Krusen Mr. & Mrs. Richard Lakin Ms. Janet Lauer Mr. & Mrs. William A. Legg Dr. & Mrs. Robert Levin Ms. Anne Lewis Mr. & Mrs. Eugene M. Lewis Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Lindsay Mr. & Mrs. James A. Livingston, III Ms. Hope Long Mrs. Lexa L. Magnus & Dr. Jonathan Waddell Mr. Virgil A. Mathews Mr. & Mrs. Joshua McCarty Ms. Sarah C. McClure Mrs. Dorothy H. McCue Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McGahey Mr. & Mrs. Mike McLeod Mrs. Billy R. Mills Mrs. Mary Jean Morawetz Mr. & Mrs. W. Donald Myers Mr. & Mrs. William Norman Ms. Patsy Pace Mr. James E. Parrish Mr. Thomas R. Patchen & Mr. John M. Vintson, Jr. Dr. Donald Patterson Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Pendleton Mr. Tunstall B. Perry, III Anthony Perry Ms. Dorothy M. Perry Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Perry, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Banks Petrey Hal & Donna Phillips Dr. & Mrs. John R. Phillips, III Mr. & Mrs. S. Mallory Pierce Mr. & Mrs. James M. Pool Ms. Mary Porter Mr. Jack B. Porterfield, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jay Price Ms. Julie Quick Dr. & Mrs. Derek Richesin Mr. Drew Rickel & Dr. Jennifer Rickel Mr. & Mrs. James B. Riddle Ms. Jennifer Sanders & Ms. Phyllis Marks

Gifts received between

1 1 .1 .1 3 -1 2 .3 1 .1 3 Ms. Leah F. Scalise Ms. Virginia Scruggs Mrs. Kathleen Scudder Mrs. Jean Self Mr. & Mrs. J. L. Shaia Mrs. Kathy Sherrer Mr. & Mrs. William Silsbee, Jr. Mrs. Carole Simpson Mrs. Donald H. Slappey, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Smith Mrs. Mary M. Smith Mr. Ted Snow Dr. W. D. Sockwell & Ms. Deborah J. Long Mr. Taylor Steele Roy & Ann Stocking Mrs. Deborah K. Strauss Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Tate Mrs. Peggy C. Thompson Mr. & Mrs. George Thompson Mr. & Mrs. William N. Thurman, III Mr. W. Scott Townsend Mr. & Mrs. Norman B. Tynes Mr. Arthur Tyson Ms. Marcia G. Unger Mr. Frank A. Wagner Ms. Rona A. Walters Mr. & Mrs. Elliott Walthall Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Warren, Sr. Mr. Johnny White Ms Teresa Williams Mr. Steven Hodges & Ms. Janice H. Williams Mr. & Mrs. Bill Williams Mr. Gage Woods Mr. George J. Zary

Trillium $45-59 Mr. Edmund R. Agee,II Ms. Tamara Aldridge Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Allen Mr. & Mrs. Lee Baker Ms. Deborah Baker Mr. & Mrs. F. Holden Barnett Ms. Deborah A. Bennett Ms. Ann Benton Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Bowling Ms. Annette Brady Ms. Lela Anne Brewer Mrs. Betty F. Brice Mr. Lee A. Broughton Ms. Courtney Brown Mrs. Joyce Butterworth Mrs. Lee B. Chapman Mr. & Mrs. Louis Cohen Mrs. Bess C. Constantine Ms. Judy Courington Mrs. Warren B. Crow, III Mrs. Anita Dark Ms. Frances S. Daugherty Mrs. Shirley G. Dawson Ms. Diane Dickinson Ms. Annette H. Drummonds Mrs. George Bondurant Elliott Mrs. Rosemarie Fernandes Mr. Godfrey J. Fies Mr. Frank Fleming Ms. Rachel S. Fowler Mr. & Mrs. Jason Frey Mr. & Mrs. Nick Gaede Ms. Dorothy Gerr Ms. Susan Hagen Mr. Gregory J. Harber Ms. Elizabeth Harrison Mr. & Mrs. Pat Henry Ms. Brenda Henson

Ms. Nanaline Holt Mrs. Mary Hooks Ms. Rosa Hooper Ms. Charlotte King Ms. Kay Kinnear Mrs. Virginia H. Lusk Anne S. Martin Ms. Linda G. Massey Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Mays Mrs. Inez McCollum Ms. Bess McCrory Mr. & Mrs. Emmett E. McLean Mr. Edward F. Minner Mrs. Marty Mullins Mrs. Nancy Nash Ms. Donnie G. Olis Ms. Sherilyn Osborne Ms. Loyer A. Osbun Ms. Sarah Pass Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Perry Mrs. Louis H. Pfau Ms. Ann S. Pierce Ms. Patty A. Pilkerton Mrs. Elizabeth G. Quinlivan Ms. Joyce C. Ratliff Mr. & Mrs. Bruce A. Rawls Mr. & Mrs. Mallory Reeves Ms. Michelle Reynolds Ms. Dolores D. Rogers Mr. & Mrs. Richard Schmidt Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Sikes Ms. Carol Slaughter Col. Rita A. Springer Mr. Edward & Carl Stevenson Ms. Beth Stewart Mr. Ken Taylor Ms. Natalie Towery Ms. Sandra E. Wallace Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Walthaw, Jr. Mr. John Weathers Ms. Sue Webb Mrs. Janet J. White Dr. & Mrs. James V. Worthen

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