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Water Gardening 101
April 7, 2014, 7:55 pm
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April 26th. – Water Gardening 101!
This has become a very popular class. We do this once a year, so sign up quick!

People gather around to learn the secrets of 'How To' build a Waterfall.

People gather around to learn the secrets of ‘How To’ build a Waterfall.


- We will go over how to Design, prepare & build an ALL Natural, “Low Maintenance” Water Garden of your own!
- We will discuss the use of aquatic plants.
- We will discuss Koi & Koi health.
- We will build a Waterfall on site at the nursery!
Mark will grill hotdogs for lunch, so come on out & learn from the best and make a morning of it.
We will fire up the AOG Grill & cook lunch for everyone that comes!

We will fire up the AOG Grill & cook lunch for everyone that comes!


WHAT – Water Gardening 101
WHEN – Saturday, April 26th. 9am – 12pm.
WHERE – Carters Nursery Pond & Patio . 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jacson, Tn. 38305
Please call to register for this event. Call Jo or Sandra at 731-424-2206 or e-mail at cartercountry@charter.net



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Spring Festival & Aquatic Expo

Don’t miss this years Spring Festival! We have LOTS of Fun & Educational things planned for the whole family!

First, we will cover EVERYTHING you need to know to get your Water Garden up and running for Spring. We will perform a full Pond Clean-out Demonstration for you. What better way to learn ‘How-To’ clean your own Water Garden than to see it done. You can roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty if you want… Hands-on so to speak.

Everyone loves to learn more about their pond. Even the kids :)

Everyone loves to learn more about their pond. Even the kids :)


We will show you how to catch and handle your Koi and how to cut back and divide your Aquatic Plants. We will also talk Fish and Koi Health, discuss the best Koi Food to feed your pond pets, what to do if you have questions or problems and more.

We will discuss  Water Garden Design. We will cover Waterfall Design and Placement in the Landscape. We will also talk about Aquatic Plants and their role in the eco-system and in the Landscape. Shane and Adam will lead this event so don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the Best! What a Fun and Educational event!

For the KIDS we will have a wonderful Petting Zoo & there will be PONY RIDES! This is a Top-Notch Petting Zoo folks, they will LOVE IT!

Kids LOVE the Pony ride.

Kids LOVE the Pony ride.


My wife Jo will be doing Face Painting & having a few games too. Bring the whole family out and have a GREAT time! I will be fixing lunch for everyone! Hot Dogs, Smoked Sausage and all the fixings! This is my way of saying THANKS to all of you for your patronage and support all these years!
The foods always good!

The foods always good!

WHAT: The 16th Annual Aquatic Expo & Spring Festival

WHERE: Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio – 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, TN. 38305 or http://www.cartercountry.com

WHEN: Saturday, March 29th. from 9am. till 2pm.

WHY: Because it’s going to be a GREAT day!

This is a FREE EVENT! Come on out and bring the whole family for a Fun and Educational day at the Nursery! For more info Call Jo or Sandra at #731-424-2206 or e-mail Jo at cartercountry@charter.net



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February 6, 2014, 9:13 pm
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Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio 2014 EVENTS CALENDAR
January 18, 2014, 9:07 pm
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Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio 2014 EVENTS

February 21st., 22nd & 23rd. – West TN. Home, Lawn & Garden Show at the Jackson, Tn. Fairgrounds. Come see our BEAUTIFUL Displays and enjoy the early SPRING with us.

MARCH 21st. & 22nd.(Friday & Saturday)- The Spring Fling with the Memphis Master Gardeners. At the Red Barn at the Agricenter in Memphis. Come down and see us 😊

MARCH 29th. – Carter’s Nursery Spring Festival & Customer Appreciation Day! Something for the whole family! Workshops & classes, a Petting Zoo & Pony Rides for the kids + GREAT FOOD for all! Come out and help us kick off SPRING! (Saturday 9am. till 2pm.) This is a FREE event!

April 4th. – (Friday) We will be speaking for the Madison County Master Gardeners in Jackson, Tn. on the topic of Water Gardening. The meeting will start at 6:30pm. at the West Tn. Research & Education Center. Come out and join us.

April 5th. – (Saturday) We will be setting up at the Tipton Co. Master Gardeners Annual Lawn & Garden Expo. in Brighton, Tn. Come by and see our display.

April 20th. – EASTER Sunday!

April 26th. – Water Gardening 101! We will go over how to Design, prepare & build an ALL Natural, “Low Maintenance” Water Garden of your own! Get your hands dirty OR just watch and join the discussion and enjoy a morning in the garden. 9am. till lunch…

May 11th. – Mother’s Day! DON’T miss this one! 😊

May 17th. – 16th annual Spring POP Tour – Our ‘Spring’ Pond Tour. 1st. of the season! (Sat. after Mother’s Day) – A FUN and Beautiful Day! This is a Self Guided Tour and this is a Fundraiser for the Jackson Humane Society. Tickets are $10 ea. (kids under 12 are FREE!).

Evenings By The Pond! Come out and enjoy a laid back evening by the pond. We always have a educational discussion, good food & friends!

- The 1st. one of the season will be hosted by Mark Carter & family at the Nursery on Thursday, May 8th. at 6:30pm.

- Other dates and places are TBA.

June 7th. (Saturday) 9am – Butterfly Release: We will have 2 great guest speakers, information on creating your own butterfly garden & a LIVE BUTTERFLY RELEASE! Bring the kids AND bring a CAMERA!.

June 15th. – Father’s Day! Let’s remember dad!

June 21st. – 16th annual Summer POP Tour – Our ‘Summer’ Pond Tour (Always the Saturday after Father’s Day). A FUN and Beautiful Day! This is a Self Guided Tour and this is a Fundraiser for the Jackson Humane Society. Tickets are $10 ea. (kids under 12 are FREE!). ~ This is also the night of the “Moonlight Luau!” Live music! + We cook a whole hog in the ground “Kalua Style” and have a party beneath the stars! This is a DON’T MISS event!

July 4th. (Friday) – Independence Day! We will be closed the 4th., 5th. & 6th. in observance of the holiday!

SUMMER SEMINARS

-July 19th. – Getting Your Feet Wet with Water Gardening! This is our annual Summer OPEN HOUSE at Carter’s Nursery! Take part in our Classes, Tour our Gardens and Ponds & stay for lunch with the Mark Carter “Pond Guy” and crew for a great day of Fun and Learning.

-August 16th. – Aquatic Plants in the Landscape!

-September 13th. – Topic TBA.

October 11th. – 10th annual Moonlight Pond Tour. This is our Annual Night Time Pond Tour! The tour always falls on a Saturday Night closest to the Full Moon!! Don’t miss this Unique Garden Tour Experience!

October 25th. – Fall Festival/Customer Appreciation Day. Come take part in our Workshops & Classes! FREE LUNCH for ALL that come! Petting Zoo & Pony Rides for the kids! BIG SALES for the Fall Season for all that come!

Thanks, and I hope to see you all here! Call me with any questions at #731-424-2206. Here’s to a GREAT 2014!

~ Mark Carter



A QUARTER OF A CENTURY OF LOVE!
January 9, 2014, 7:06 pm
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This has been on my mind since January 1st.! Folks, this is the 25th. Anniversary of Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio! A “Quarter of a Century” of doing what we do… WOW! The first thing I need to do is say “THANK YOU” to all of YOU! We have the best customers in the world! AND, dare I say, the most loyal! Thank you for all the business and opportunity that you have afforded us, we could not have done it without your generous support!
I am working on a ‘retrospect’ of the last 25 years so we can all get a look back. I will post this as soon as I get it finished. There aren’t enough words to express the emotion I am feeling right now as I type this… Just know that it has been a GREAT ride! Very few people get to do what they love doing with the people that they love the most. I have been truly blessed! AND, I am looking forward to another 25 years ahead! Thanks again & I look forward to seeing you all around the Garden this year :)

~ Mark

This is one of our many display Water Gardens at Carters Nursery.

This is one of our many display Water Gardens at Carters Nursery.



2014 is going to be a GREAT year in the Garden!
January 3, 2014, 10:32 am
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Happy New Year! It’s COLD folks, BUT…. Spring follows Winter! And I am ready for a GREAT Spring season! We are busy planning 2014′s event schedule as we speak I will get it published ASAP and we can go into another great year in the garden together.

– See y’all soon. Here’s to 2014!

Let's make 2014 the BEST year ever!

Let’s make 2014 the BEST year ever!




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