A Reddit user’s HOA only allows six potted plants on the front patio — but that isn’t stopping them from growing a lovely garden.
In a recent post to r/Gardening, a user posted a picture of their front patio — which, in addition to holding six large potted flowers, also features over a dozen tiny cacti and drought-tolerant plants.
The right potted plants can have a tremendously positive effect on local ecosystems, as even a single plant can attract and support pollinators that help local vegetation thrive.
Other Reddit users offered a number of suggestions for getting around the HOA rule and expressed resentment toward these restrictive policies.
“Verbiage is key in these types of disputes,” another user comments. “If it says ‘on the front patio’, simply move them into the yard. No prohibition or limit on potted plants in the yard. Move along nothing to see here.”
“Fungi aren’t plants,” a third user writes. “A nice decorative mushroom display would be a fun challenge.”
Residents around the country are constantly grappling with restrictive HOA policies that limit their ability to maintain eco-friendly lifestyles. Another Redditor recently condemned their local HOA for preventing them from installing solar panels on their home to save money while generating clean energy.
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