Carter's Water Garden


Waterfall Wednesday | Moonlight Pond Tour Edition | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We are less than 1 month away from our Moonlight Pond Tour that benefits the Jackson Animal Care Center! AND, it’s #Waterfallwednesday 😊 So here’s a few pictures of Waterfalls that we have built, at night…

The Moonlight Pond Tour is my favorite event of the year! What an Incredible and completely Unique night out under the stars ✨ 🌕

Here’s my pond in the evening… Come enjoy it with me at the Moonlight Pond Tour!

Have a great #Waterfallwednesday! See ya’ at the Moonlight Pond Tour!

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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Gone, but NOT Forgotten… 45 Years Later & Still the King of Rock n’ Roll 🙏🏻

Just sharing a memory about this day 45 years ago… I was a kid, but a huge Elvis fan! Because of my mom… My mother was a ‘Die Hard’ Elvis gal! – I remember the phone ringing in the Kitchen and mom getting it, but something was different in her tone… She ran past me and turned on the TV and then I knew what was going on. Elvis had been rushed to the hospital and had just died… I remember how she cried 🥲 We all loved Elvis ❤️

In his day there was no one as cool as Elvis!

Rest In Peace ❤️

Mark C.



Monday Morning Moment of Zen | Carter’s Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

No matter what time I get up or what time I get home, my Pond is waiting for me. My Koi are always hungry and wanting to feed. And my mind always needs a calming place of Zen…

It’s time to start another week… I’m ready!

Have a great week!

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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Sunday Reflection’s…

What a week… Work, rain, storms, heat, shipping delays, out of stock, yada yada… The ‘New Normal’ they call it… But, all in all a good week! Lots to be Thankful for 🙏🏻
My reward was the weekend with my lovely wife on the river. Boat riding, swimming, photography, beautiful sunsets and then after dark… Bug Watching! (yes, we are both easily entertained 😊)

A prime spot to watch bugs… Look at that line buildup! You don’t get quality bug watching like this in town! Lights a bit harsh though…

There are so many opportunities to watch bugs at the river! I mean, it’s kinda the only show in town 😊 #bugwatchin

We rode around giggling like a couple of kids, eating ice cream, cracking jokes and yes, watching bugs… I got her laughing pretty good 😊

Then we found this one, and watched for quite some time. She is pretty cool 🕷

What can I say, I’m a cheap date 😊

“Stood on the ledge of my sleepy blue sorrow
back from the edge, guess I’ll see you tomorrow
can’t lie, not the first time I’m thinking of you
but the night bugs are out, life’s distractions will do

I looked to the west as the day slowly fadyded 
turned up the volume of cricket and katydid
rhythm rubs life in the darkness outside
steer clear of the blue light or get yourself fried

With the zapper you took out the skeeters and flies
while spiders and ants faced the raider’s demise
yellow jackets and wasps, you chased from their hives,
but these night bugs are here for the rest of our lives
bittersweet bugs for the rest of our lives

Back in the house now, I roll down the screen
protecting myself from the lurking unseen
from the critters, which drawn by the lure of the light
make feast in their famine on food, flesh and fright

we handle the things that intrude in our spaces
the bugs in the dark and the unwanted faces
we roll down the screens and we listen to voices
those sweet summer sounds, and this night bug rejoices

With the zapper you took out the skeeters and flies
while spiders and ants faced the raider’s demise
yellow jackets and wasps, you chased from their hives,
but these night bugs are here for the rest of our lives

too many months have passed without hearing
the music which blends with the night bugs I’m fearing
I nearly lost hope for those sounds in my life
but these night bugs revive good ol’ summertime strife
bittersweet bugs, for the rest of my life

Stood on the ledge of my sleepy blue sorrow
back from the edge, guess I’ll see you tomorrow”

~ G Clair

Have a great Sunday!

Mark C. ❤️



What a Beautiful Saturday Morning! YES, Carters Nursery is Open to serve YOU till 2!

60’s, calm winds, gorgeous sunrise, the grass is green, the sky is Bluebird Blue! Perfect day to get out in the yard and prepare for the Big Labor Day Party 💥🎈

We’ve got plants, mulch, topsoil and more! We’ve got sod by the piece and stone by the pound… And the Boutique is kickin 👢

Saturday gardeners… we are open 8 till 2 to serve YOU 👉🏻

It’s a Beautiful day to be Alive! ❤️

Y’all come!

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 | LIVE Talk Radio 9-11am Today! | Call In 731-423-8101 | Everybody Talks | WNWS 101.5 FM | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I am walking into the studios of WNWS 101.5 FM, in downtown Jackson, TN! Im about to go LIVE from 9-11 am with Seabass and Chuck Walker! Join us today on “Everybody Talks”!

I’m on today 9-11am Call in and lets have some FUN! 731-423-8101

Lots going on in the Garden right now! And we are a month away from my favorite event of the year… The Moonlight Pond Tour! 🌕

I’ll be here from 9-11am – So get your questions ready! We will be talking Outdoor Living, Koi Ponds, Gardening, trimming, mulching, landscaping, Hummingbird watching, staying cool by the swimming pool, the coming Moonlight 🌕 Tour AND Just about anything else that YOU want to talk about! Ask a question, send in a picture, share a story (but please, NO politics!) It’s Friday! Call in and join us – 731-423-8101

For 20 years Ive been involved with this Friday Talk Show and it just keeps getting better! The phone # is still the same – 731-423-8101

– HEY, You can listen, and you can call in and talk… the # is the same that it has been for over 20 years – 731-423-8101. But, did you know you can text your comments and questions? 731-277-5155

Did you know you can text us? Texting us is so easy! 731-277-5155 Give us a shout out from the pond!

Come by and see us at the Nursery! We are open today until 4pm and tomorrow 8-2! 

Summer is still in at Carters! 

Come on in to Carters Nursery and get what you need for your Garden and your Pond! We have Plants, Shrubs & Perennials! We’ve got stone by the pound and Sod by the piece! Plus cool hats, jeans, garden decor and gifts in our ’Unique Boutique’! The ladies have been moving things around and “remerchin’ the place 😊 check it out 👇🏻

Fridays on the radio are so much fun! Give us a call and join us  731-423-8101.

TGIF! See ya’ on the air 9-11am!

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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A Quick Walkthrough of the ‘Unique Boutique’ at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

The hardworking ladies of Carters Nursery (Ann, Nicole & Jo) have been painting, redecorating and re-merchandising or “Remerchin” as they call it 😊 around the place… In the Koi Shack… In the Pond Shack… & in the little Garden Boutique. I have been so busy that I haven’t been inside for quite a few days, all I can say is Wow! Great Job! 💥 I did a quick walkthrough video of the ‘Unique Boutique’ & I wanted to share it with you.

So here we are, getting cleaned up from the Summer and ready to head into Fall, and the Boutique is looking fresh and better than ever! Come check us out! Tell ‘em Mark sent you 😊

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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The Moonlight Pond Tour is Coming | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We have been looking forward to the upcoming Moonlight Pond Tour 🌕  I have been out nightly, feeding my Koi and Touching up lights… I’m already thinking of Saturday night, September 10th…

Here is a little glimpse of the Gardens you will be invited to visit during this wonderful Nighttime Water Garden Experience…

Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 10th. Dusk till 11pm. It’s the BEST date night of the Year! 💥 The ‘Magic Ticket’! 🪄 🌕

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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Two for Two for Tuesday | Twin, Twin Falls | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Good morning! So it’s Tuesday & I was thinking of that “Two for Tuesday” thing that’s so popular… And I thought 💭 2 separate things? Or 2 things together? Huh 🤔 So, here’s my take.
2 beautiful sets of twin Waterfalls that we have designed and built over the years.

We built this one many years ago (decades) It’s at a neighborhood entrance, so this is a good example of a commercial application of a Pondless Waterfall. Twin upper falls flow down into a Pondless Basin. I haven’t touched it in years… It’s held up well!
Here’s #2 for today “two’fer”… This one is much more personalized. Twin waterfalls at the top combine and flow down into a backyard pond. This one is residential and is a beauty!

So what do you think? Two for Two for Tuesday! 💥

Have a great day!

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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Monday Morning Moment of Zen

The sound of falling water is powerful! Listening is a great way to relax… I took this short video from my favorite chair on my porch a couple of mornings ago. It may not be what your expecting, but the sound and feeling of this falling water is undeniable. Powerful. Relaxing. Soothing. All at the same time…

It’s Monday morning! I hope this little ‘moment of zen’ helps. Let’s get out there and have a great, productive week 🙏🏻

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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