the early 1900s, J. Ed Kaiser's Grey Rock Dairy served
customers in rural Lexington County, South Carolina. It was an era
of dramatic change for the farming community, as rural
and affordable motor transport replaced the folkways of the
past. The years of the small, family-owned dairy were numbered,
and a time-honored tradition was passing into history.
old "milk house" is long gone, but Kaiser's agricultural
tradition lives today in Grey Rock Nursery. Owned and
operated by his grandson, the nursery is a colorful haven from the
workaday world. Visitors wander fragrant rows of bedding plants,
house plants, hanging baskets and shrubs, surrounded by pines.
They can select from a wide assortment of flowers: petunias,
zinnias, marigolds, impatiens, hibiscus, datura, hollyhocks,
angel-wing begonias. Those starting their own home gardens may
choose from a selection of tomato plants, pepper plants,
eggplants, squash, zucchini, cucumbers and other vegetables.
Nursery is located on Barr Road, two miles from downtown
Lexington. The owners usually are at hand after hours and weekends
for customers' convenience.
H. Harmon, proprietor
Road, Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 586-7646, 359-6443