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Old 08-27-2012, 11:25 PM   #1
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Does any one else have a problem with their HOA and the location where their hops are on your property? We have a garden behind the hops on the side of the house. We have been reminded that vegetable gardens need to be behind the house. So we will be moving the veggies straight back so that they are behind the house. But the hops we dont want to move. We are calling them decorative vines. There is also heather and lavender planted between the barrels that the hops are in. I'm going to redo the trellises for next year. An info would be great.

This the first year at the house also, so this is all new to us.

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Old 08-28-2012, 03:41 AM   #2
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I know nothing about HOAs but since hops are not technically vegetables maybe your good.

Hops are flowers.
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:45 AM   #3
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Thats what were thinking.

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:00 PM   #4
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they can get you for not submitting a landscaping design plan. Some HOAs will get mad if you add a flower bed to any part of your yardh that is visible to the street.

I grow mine in the back yard on a fence that is lower then the wooden one, so I do not have to fight with them.

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:05 PM   #5
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Wow, HOAs need to lighten up. That is ridiculous.

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:07 PM   #6
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Wow, HOAs need to lighten up. That is ridiculous.
Not all HOA's are that picky, but I'm glad I don't have one.

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:09 PM   #7
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Wow, HOAs need to lighten up. That is ridiculous.
Some HOA's need to lighten up.

I have a friend in a particularly rediculous one that has a $50k min req'd maintained landscape. Has to submit a written declaration and a list of plant materials each year to show compliance.

OP, sounds like you need to get intimate with your HOA regulations. You should have gotten a copy of those prior to the sale of the house.

If you did, and you just gleaned over it prior to closing, then you need to sit down and re-read it word for word. This world is full of yutzes who have nothing better to do than make another persons life hell.

 
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:00 AM   #8
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The neighborhood is new, a year or two, and others have done changes to their houses and landscaping that is against HOA policy. Fences that built up halfway on the side of the house and other garden issues.

Someone people just have a stick their butt about following everything the letter. Moving the garden is only going to place it 16 ft further away from the street and across the yard on the property line. Oh and we have more room there, so it's going to get bigger next year. So we are to following the HOA guidelines, but they are not going to be happy about it. The hops are staying where they are. We did put a plan in for the back patio, but the plants can change once the layout is approved. We'll be fine. Just wanted to know what others have experienced.

 
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:28 AM   #9
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I live in the 'hood, so I don't have to worry about HOA policy. I could probably grow a number of questionable things in my front yard if I wanted. I agree with the consensus that hops are a flower. There are many places in the country where people grow them as a fence vine for privacy, and they don't even harvest them (which is just wrong!).....
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I live in the 'hood, so I don't have to worry about HOA policy. I could probably grow a number of questionable things in my front yard if I wanted. I agree with the consensus that hops are a flower. There are many places in the country where people grow them as a fence vine for privacy, and they don't even harvest them (which is just wrong!).....
And yet, they are the ONLY ones who don't seem plagued by nutrient defiecencies, pests, moonlight boogeymen, infra-ready helicopters, etc...

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