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Plants 'N Whatnots Nursery, Two Notch Road: 1990s   6 comments

Posted at 1:23 am in business,historic

This abandoned plant nursery is on Two Notch Road between the new Food Lion plaza and Dick Dyer Toyota, and almost exactly across the street from The Thoroughbred Motel.

I can only vaguely remember it being in operation. I'm pretty sure my mother took us there a couple of times when we were kids, but I don't really recall anything definite about the layout or what she may have gotten. I think it closed in the 1970s, sometime after the nursery across from Trenholm Plaza.

It's interesting that the site has lain fallow so long. The owners must be paying the taxes -- perhaps they're waiting for development in this section of Two Notch to heat up before selling or building. And in fact, there is activity in the general area. A lot across the street has just been cleared (before I could get a picture of the sign left from an old business I wanted someone to identify..) and there's a new building going up behind the CVS.

UPDATE 6 Feb 09: Commenter Dennis says the place was called "Plants 'N Whatnots", so I have updated the post title to reflect that.

UPDATE 17 Feb 09: Commenter Justin says they were definitely open in the 90s, so I've updated the post title to say "1990s" rather than the original "1970s". It's sad when you can be 20 years off and not realize it..

Written by ted on February 5th, 2009

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  1. That nursery was called Plants 'N Whatnots, run by a very friendly husband and wife team. I think they lived on the property.

    Dennis

    5 Feb 09 at 6:09 am

  2. OK, I've changed the name.

    ted

    6 Feb 09 at 1:51 am

  3. Ted,
    They were definitely open in the '90s as I remember going there with my parents to look for balloon flowers, so they were definitely open in the early '90s.

    Justin

    17 Feb 09 at 3:18 am

  4. Shows my time sense is as "reliable" as always..

    I'll update the date

    ted

    17 Feb 09 at 3:25 am

  5. Actually, they were open post -2000. I moved to Forest Acres in 2000 or 2001 and they were open for several years after that. It was a GREAT place. The folks there were very friendly and helpful. The had gorgeous flowers, and they had a koi fish pond that kids always enjoyed. They used to close for about a month at the end of the Summer, or maybe in September for vacation. The one year, it seemed like they closed and never re-opened. I don't remember ever seeing a going out of business sign or anything -- just there one day and gone the next.

    Mo

    25 Aug 09 at 1:00 pm

  6. I have seen plants set out there under the shelters recently, so apparently something is still going on, though they still don't seem to be doing any retail business.

    ted

    25 Aug 09 at 1:45 pm

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