CA Pools Go Bananas!

One of the things I really love about Columbia Association (CA) pools is the greenery and plant specimens around the pools. It’s so unlike the sterile public pools I used to go to as a kid. Plus, I love to garden, so seeing all the different varieties of plants is a feast for my eyes and gives me ideas for my own yard.

One plant that intrigued me was this exotic palm-like plant I saw at the front of the Bryant Woods Pool. I have tried to look it up in my gardening books of annuals and perennials, but could never locate it. Well now I know why: It’s a banana plant!

Jan Clark, landscape manager for CA, told me all about the planting around the pools around CA. She said the banana trees were very popular.

How can it not be popular when it’s so beautiful! See how big it is?

And here’s a recently transplanted banana plant:

There are all sorts of beautiful and exotic plants at CA’s pools. Check them out! Want to know what they are? Jan is so great as she is willing to share all she knows about the plants and landscaping with residents of Columbia. How cool is that? You can call her at 410-715-3000, extension 2511. Yes, she gave me permission to give out her phone number. Or, you can use the Community Solutions Program  to send a request for information on a plant or other landscaping questions and direct it to Jan, and it will get to her.
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Melissa Sinclair works in the Communications & Engagement Division at  Columbia Association (CA). Melissa recently moved to Columbia with her three-generation family. She has lived in more than a dozen cities and is looking forward to making Columbia, Md., her permanent home! Over the past year she has worked on losing weight, getting fit and doing volunteer work; she is now looking forward to working for CA after staying home with her family for the last several years. Melissa has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and a master’s degree in educational administration. Click here to read more of Melissa’s Getting to Know CA series.

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3 responses to “CA Pools Go Bananas!

  1. MCP

    These plants are beautiful! It’s unfortunate that our village rules (Long Reach) prohibit us from having any plants over 3 feet in our garden.

  2. MCF

    I just double checked, and the height limit is 3.5 feet, not 3 feet. Still disappointing, especially since there are so many beautiful plants that have the potential to exceed this limit.

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