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Cool Mountain Farm
Contact: Susan Perkins
Address: 4277 Hwy 11 Pickens, SC, 29671
Email Address: doberman4me@hotmail.com
Phone: 704-361-2308
Website: coming soon
About Us
Susan and assistants of Cool Mountain Farm does grow, propagate and harvest Native and Mountain PLANTS on her heavily forested mountain flora acreage near table rock SC. Along with some Rare, Unique or popular and desirable landscape or garden PLANTS that we propagate from our non-native mother plants. Including fruiting plants, perennials, shrubs, ground covers, vines, bulbs and trees. Mature landscape options are sold in large containers or with root balls in burlap. Seasonally as available we offer fresh floral bouquets, fresh herbs, edible flowers, and small amounts of fruit and vegetables. Native and mountain plants include: Shiso perilla, mountain laurel, rhododendron, various ferns, various grasses, trees- sourwood or tulip poplar for beehive owners and vibrant orange or yellow fall color, vibrant fall mountain red maple, chestnut, turkey or scarlet oak for high acorn production and wildlife substinence. Native Fruit plants are blackberry, wild blueberry, and muscadine grape. Native or mountain native Perennial plants also include: wild ginger, pipsissewa, wild orchid, bellworts, moss, autumn clematis and honeysuckle vines, siberis iris, wild aster and daisy, native daylily and iris, wild violet purple, woodland violets white, wild salvia, ground covers like vinca major and minor, ground pine, blue wandering jew. Rare, unique and limited natives include: stunning 'pinxter azalea' bushes, bellworts, trailing moss, wild cherry trees and sassafras tree. Propagated favorites include canna lily, new wave, blue or purple hydrangea bushes, gardenia, quince, premium daylillies or iris like bronze or red, lily of the valley, hosta, hellebores, rosemary, pineapple or orange mint, dutch iris, muscari, mock orange, sedum, creeping jenny, Ivy, amaryllis peppermint, raspberry bushes, forsythia ‘yellow bells’ edible flowers for chickens or chefs (feb-march blooms).
Practices
All products are grown naturally on the property, or rooted, separated or otherwise propagated here until roots are developed enough for resale. Selective harvesting maintains the natural beauty of this forest, using a thinning practice, cuttings of branches from, or leaving master plants in place. Yet allowing others to share and relocate natives, and enjoy or create their own mountain or garden oasis. Chickens provide compost used with custom mixed natural soil and conditioners like peat or bark mulch, specific to plants’ preference (well-drained versus rich or loamy). No pesticides or fungicides are used as native plants are hardier, more disease and insect resistant (not without). Although spring and fall is when some worm or caterpillars holes might be found (until the chickens find them). Most Sold in containers ready for planting, unless otherwise specified, and we gladly take pots back for reuse or donations of pots. Not all items are available at all times. Some may be dug when needed, except for hot summer months. Some limited and favorites may sell out in springtime. Larger specimens of 8-12 feet laurel, rhododendron or some trees may have to be picked up at farm due to weight and size, if approved by CAFÉ founders. Discounts when larger specimens are dug by and picked up by purchaser at farm.