Carter’s Garden Blog


Sunday Reflections…

Everyone slept in this morning… Everyone but me 😊 I went out and walked around the gardens. I say it often, but it’s so true – Spring is coming! Bulbs and perennials are emerging and even blooming. Forsythias are blooming. My saucer Magnolia is fixing to burst open too. The maple 🍁 buds are swelling, the quince too. It’s a magical, time of the year to be a gardener. But, it’s not quite here yet… The waiting and anticipation of full on Spring is powerful! Can you say “Spring Fever” 🤒 I’m going back inside & cooking breakfast 🥞 That’ll have to do.

“Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle … a seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl.  And the anticipation nurtures our dream.”
–  Barbara Winkler

These particular daffodils were planted by my grandma and always bring happy thoughts to me. They say “Spring is almost here”…

Have a Great Sunday! Spring is Coming!

 

~ Mark Carter



A Rare 5th. Saturday In February… Thanks Leap Year!

With all the bad news out there bringing you down, let’s focus on something that’s good! We are in a Leap Year… You know, every 4 years we make up for the slight time difference by adding an extra day to our calendar year – Hello February 29th! 😊 Well this year that extra day just happens to be a Saturday!💥

PS: We only get the extra Saturday once every 28 years! Plus a few other things have lined up nicely for 2020 👇🏻

Things to look forward to in 2020! An extra Saturday is a biggie!

Pretty sweet huh?! So cheer up and get out there and enjoy the extra Saturday! Just think, it could have been another Monday😮

Have a Great Saturday!

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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Friday Radio Report | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Happy Valentines Day! And Good Morning! I am coming at you LIVE with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass from the All New Carlock Nissan! Call in with all your questions 731-423-8101 OR text us at 731-277-5155.

Happy Valentines Day! Much Love ❤️

Pond cleaning season is coming quick! Give me a call at the Nursery to get your name on the schedule to insure a clean pond in time for the Spring!

Capture & carefully place the fish in tanks and then thoroughly clean, remove debris, straiten up rocks & gravel and wash the pond down thoroughly. Clean filters & inspect pump & check valve. And don’t forget to dose the new water with Pond detox.

Heres a link to our 2020 Events at Carters Nursery! https://cartersgarden.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/carters-nursery-pond-patio-events-2020-jackson-tennessee/

Spring is Coming!

Come by and say Hi to Big Steve, Mandy and the rest of the crew at Carlock! They have a deal for YOU!

Come by today and test drive one of these Beautiful cars and trucks! Say HI’ to Big Steve and the great Carlock Crew!

Lots to do in the Landscape in preparation for Spring! Get out there and stay ahead of the game!

  • Trimming & Pruning
  • Cleanup
  • mower & tool maintenance
  • cool season gardening
  • planting shrubs & trees
  • mulching
  • Dormant Oil for fruit trees and Crepe Myrtles!
  • Dreaming and planning 😊

We have a Full Line of Cold Season Water Treatments in stock at Carters Nursery!

Cool Season Water Treatments are important! Keep using your Cool Season Beneficial Bacteria throughout the winter for a cleaner, healthier pond. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

We also carry Dormant Oil and Garden Supplies!

Every Friday is Fishy Friday! Come in and get a great price on Koi!

For the entire month of January, every Friday is a “Fishy Friday”! That means all of the fish you purchase are at a 20% discount! TGIFF! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

It’s gonna be cold for the next few days, but cheer up! Spring is Coming!

Have a great weekend!

I’m on with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass- every Friday from 9-11am Call in with ALL your gardening and Outdoor Lifestyle questions at 731-423-8101.
OR you can TEXT us at 731-277-5155. Listen LIVE at 101.5 WNWS – FM Talk Radio – on your smart phone using your TuneIn app.!

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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Throwback Thursday | #throwbackthursday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Its “Throwback Thursday” again and I have a good one for ya… Here’s our team of CAC’s (Certified Aquascape Contractors) that went down to Epcot and built this totally Custom Water Feature for the International Flower & Garden Festival. We were there to show the world what was possible with Water Features in your own backyard. We did this several years in a row & I think it went a long way in educating the public on what was possible and that there are Trained, Certified Professionals that can help! 

We all worked through the night for several nights to build this “One of a kind” Water Feature in Epcot. Over 1 million people saw this feature.

When you work in Disney parks, you work at night! Midnight to 8am to be exact. It’s a shock to the system, but totally worth it!

Here it is after clean up and landscaping. Quite the showstopper!

The reactions of the people who view Waterfalls are amazing! People laugh, hug, stare, cry & more. Waterfalls are unique and very special…

The International Flower 🌸 & Garden Festival is Awesome! It was an honor to go down and build Water Features with my fellow Pond Builders for so many seasons! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

This is my offering for #throwbackthursday!

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com
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Happy Birthday Mr. President!

We say “Happy Birthday” to everyone nowadays. Facebook has seen to that! Just miss the wrong persons Facebook birthday announcement and click! You’ve been unfriended! How dare you 😮

So, to avoid, ‘all that… Happy Birthday Mr. President!

Happy Birthday Mr.16!

Did you know that Lincolns birthday is not a legal holiday in most states? It’s not here in Tennessee. Only Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Texas, California, Missouri, New York and Hodgenville, Kentucky observe the day. The rest of us celebrate Presidents Day on the 3rd. Monday of February… Combining his and Washington’s birthdates into one big National Day! That’s this coming Monday the 17th. by the way!

So, Happy Birthday Mr. Lincoln! Who knows where we would be without you…

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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com
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V. Day Is Coming! Don’t Be Cheap! Get Her A Big Ole Rock! | Carpe Lapis | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

With only 3 Days left until Valentines Day, some people may be starting to panic! What do I get for that special person in my life?! Chocolate & roses 🌹 are usual suspects & therefore – No surprise…. Same old, same old… I say, get her what she really wants – A HUGE stone!

Every girl wants a Big Rock! ❤️

Do you want your gift to stand out? Do you want to make an Impression? Then Boom 💥 This is your day to shop! Carpe Diem! Or should I say ‘Carpe Lapis’! 💥

Happy Valentines ❤️

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
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Monday Morning Moment Of Zen

We don’t get a lot of snow ❄️ so when my son came in hollering “it’s snowing out there” the other night, I quickly slipped on my shoes and stepped out on the front porch  to see. It was windy & the light that shines on our flag caught my eye.

It was so beautiful watching the flag and the snow blowing in the wind in the light 🌬 I didn’t even notice how cold it was for whole minute or two 😊

The Flag blowing in the wind with the late night snow was almost hypnotic. God Bless America!

This is my offering for my Monday Morning Moment Of Zen. Have a Great Day!

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
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