Honest Point

With osprey circling overhead, a redwing blackbird’s bright foliage punctuating the tidal grasses beyond, and the summer sun sweltering down, OvS enjoyed a plant installation last week at a residential estate on the Northern Neck of Virginia.

Over the last three years, OvS has been involved with this 12-acre peninsular property at the point of the Potomac River’s confluence with the Chesapeake Bay. Newly installed beds of salt and wind tolerant plantings frame the modern house and garages (by Dale Overmeyer Architects), and spill into long, loose sweeps of native meadows and a restored loblolly pine forest beyond. Several native meadows were designed in conjunction with meadow designer Larry Weaner Landscape Associates.