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2019 Roadsides in Bloom Calendar now available

December 13, 2018

CHARLESTON — The 2019 Roadsides in Bloom Calendar is now available to order.

The free calendar, which is sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) and Department of Transportation (WVDOT), includes 12 pictures of Mountain State wildflowers growing naturally along roadways or in Operation Wildflower beds planted by the Division of Highways (WVDOH). The pictures were chosen from dozens of entries submitted by photographers from West Virginia and surrounding states.

West Virginia’s Operation Wildflower beautification program is a joint effort between the WVDEP and the WVDOH. It includes more than 100 acres of wildflowers grown along West Virginia’s roadways.

The photographers and flowers in this year’s calendar include a cover photo by Melodee Price – Goldenrod on Up There Road, Pendleton County. The months included are featured with the following photographers and pictures from around West Virginia:

January — Mary Beth O’Dell – Dogwood near Alta, Greenbrier County

February — Charmagne Vecchio – Wild Phlox along Sardis River Road, Harrison County

March — Jarrod Riffe – Eastern Redbud Flower at I-64 Sandstone exit, Summers County

April — Morgan Craddock – Yellow Ironweed on Price Creek Road, Cabell County

May — Kilsong Cox – Wild Azalea Bloom and Golden Sun on Spruce Knob, Pendleton County

June — Ann Walker – Blackberry Blossom on Hill Creek Road, Pocahontas County

July — Allan Tucker – Joe Pye Weed and Wingstem along Teter Road, Upshur County

August — Melodee Price – Goldenrod on Up There Road, Pendleton County

September — Karl Boone – Chicory along Edray Road, Pocahontas County

October — Sandra Miller – Yellow Daisies along Bickel Knob Road, Randolph County

November — Sharon & Gladys Carper – Ironweed and Goldenrod, Wood County

December — Ed Rehbein – Bee Balm and Turk’s Cap Lily on Highland Scenic Highway, Pocahontas County

To order a calendar go to https://apps.dep.wv.gov/reap/CalendarSignUp.cfm, call 1-800-322-5530, or email dep.aah@wv.gov. Requests are limited to one calendar per household. West Virginia residents receive priority.