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Grey Rock Nursery

During 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 electrification 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.

The 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.

Grey Rock Nursery is located on Barr Road, two miles from downtown Lexington. The owners usually are at hand after hours and weekends for customers' convenience.

Joel H. Harmon, proprietor
700 Barr Road, Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 586-7646, 359-6443

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