Roadsides In Bloom Calendar 2016
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is offering a FREE copy of their Roadsides In Bloom Calendar. Request your Free Roadsides In Bloom Calendar Operation Wildflower Program!
To get your free calendar:
- click link above
- enter your shipping info in their form (disregard the “Select County” unless you live in West Virginia)
- receive your free calendar by mail in 6-8 weeks
About Operation Wildflower
Operation Wildflower has brought beauty and diversity to West Virginia highways for many years. The program has been, and continues to be, an asset to the Mountain State. The program began in 1990 under the DNR with a test site on I-64 near Huntington, West Virginia. The success of the site led to the expansion of the program to include donations from garden clubs and the public. Today, more than 250 acres of wildflowers grow on state roads, including sites on every interstate highway. Most roadside wildflower beds are donated by the public and planted with the standard mix. However, the Division of Highways continually experiments with new planting methods, soil nutrients and seed mixes. Some plots are planted with only one species and mowed down when the bloom is gone. Single species sites include Poppies, Crimson clover, Daisies, Catchfly and Indian Blanket.