Hi, littlehands. I'm from california although I don't live there now (New Mexico). I miss it a lot.
I'm a retired landscape architect (woo hoo), but that means I'm interested in what is going on with your condo association. I've had run ins with very odd condo associations. The first time I even heard of condo associations was when my beginning boss took me to see his aviary, which I can still picture, so great. As we walked to his front door, he mentioned he couldn't have a terra pot in his front yard, because of the homeowners association. I was stunned. He was eminent in the field at the time, if on the poor sides of things.
I suppose some of those home associations aren't horrible..
Where to find more beans, I don't know. Is there a good nursery year you? Can you call them?
If you have the ommph, I'd consider not being ruled by this particular homeowners group but getting involved