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Rashaverik t1_j08oa7h wrote

More of this needs to happen in Columbia. Many of the Covenants for the Villages are outdated and it's a handful of people that decide what changes are made to them. They have picturesque ideas of what yards need to look like based on ideas from when Columbia was originally established 50 years ago.


Sure_Comparison6978 t1_j08g7xy wrote

Great read. Of course this took place in Columbia, lol


User_McAwesomeuser t1_j08xuvj wrote

Is it Columbia, though? It looks like their HOA is Beech Creek HOA, which is not a Columbia village.


snozzfartz t1_j09n9l6 wrote

If it's the Beech Creek neighborhood off of Route 108, then yes it's Columbia. Go across the street and you're in EC.


FineWinePaperCup t1_j0e53h2 wrote

But it is an outparcel. Columbia zip code, but not Columbia association.


PoisonMind t1_j09rtia wrote

We also planted milkweed in our front yard this year, and got dozens of monarchs. We actually inspired a few of our neighbors to do the same, and we even got a very insect-phobic neighbor to hold a butterfly for a few seconds.


lawrow t1_j0a47fd wrote

Sounds amazing!! You might already be doing this - but I suggest adding other native plants for nectar sources through out the year. has a tool that lets you search by state, bloom time, height, color, sun requirements, etc. Its a really helpful tool for garden planning!


PoisonMind t1_j0bq12a wrote

Yeah, we're registered as a monarch waystation.. You need milkweed, a source of nectar, and water. We planted sunflowers and green and gold, and the birds planted partridge peas and bone set. The sunflowers in particular are fun to watch because they support so many animals, they're like their own little ecosystem: aphids, ants, grasshoppers, mantises, spiders, butterflies, bees, wasps, birds, and squirrels.


TheSunflowerSeeds t1_j0bq2gb wrote

The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is a living annual plant in the family Asteraceae, with a large flower head (capitulum). The stem of the flower can grow up to 3 metres tall, with a flower head that can be 30 cm wide. Other types of sunflowers include the California Royal Sunflower, which has a burgundy (red + purple) flower head.


monstercoffeemug t1_j09lgae wrote

We're house hunting in that area, might need to reconsider if HOAs are like this


llamallama18069 t1_j0bmsms wrote

Columbia is definitely set up different. A lot of the houses are apart of the Columbia Association. Someone who lives there can correct me, but that's the big HOA.