Just Planted: The Summit Landscape

Planted just a few weeks ago, The Summit’s landscape was alive today, humming with bees and butterflies, and softly glowing in the mid-day sun.

Oehme, van Sweden Senior Associate Marisa Scalera conducted a final walk-through of the property, owned by JBG, that includes two office buildings adjacent to the proposed Reston, Virginia metro station and that is currently undergoing a redesign by Gensler. The ¼-acre central island is planted with soft masses of co-mingled perennials and grasses and punctuated by sleek, vertical light columns. Echinacea ‘Green Jewel’ dances throughout, its electric green cones punctuating the grasses’ cloudlike efflorescence.