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Summer Seminar – Get your feet wet with Water Features!

”Getting your Feet Wet with Water Features″

Our first Summer Seminar of the season will focus on Water Features! Ponds, Water gardens, Pondless Waterfalls, Disappearing Fountains and more!

Learn more about Water Features at the  "Get your feet wet with Water Features" workshop at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio, Jackson, Tn.  Saturday, July 16 2016

Learn more about Water Features at the “Get your feet wet with Water Features” workshop at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio, Jackson, Tn. Saturday, July 16 2016


We will cover all the bases from Design to Installation of many different Water Features that you will LOVE. We will also discuss Aquatic Plants & Pond Fish like Koi, Comets and Shubunkins and much more.
We will install a Spilling Bowl Fountain during the class. Learn how-to OR just get some great ideas.

We will install a Spilling Bowl Fountain during the class. Learn how-to OR just get some great ideas.


We will install a Custom Spillway Bowl Fountain on-site at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio as a demonstration for attendees. You will get to watch as this new feature is plugged in for the first time 😊 It’s going to be FUN!
Were going to fire up the Saffire Grill and cook up something good!

Were going to fire up the Saffire Grill and cook up something good!


The class will run from 9am. till we get finished (prob. around 11am). AND – Mark will fire up the Saffire Grill and fix lunch for all that attend. Please call ahead and register for this class.

WHAT: Summer Seminar – ”Getting your Feet Wet with Water Features″
WHEN: Saturday, July 16th. from 9am. till 11am (approximately)
WHERE: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305

The class is FREE. Please call ahead and register for this class. For more info Call – Jo or Sandra at 731-424-2206



Carters Nursery presents the ‘Parade of Ponds’ to benefit the JMC Humane Society 6/25/2016
June 1, 2016, 4:13 pm
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Carters Nursery presents the ‘Parade of Ponds’ to benefit the JMC Humane Society 6/25/2016

I am EXCITED! This years Summer Parade of Ponds, Pond Tour will showcase many Unique, Custom Water Gardens, Koi Ponds, Pondless Waterfalls, Disappearing Fountains and LOTS of Gorgeous Landscaping! This is our LARGEST Pond Tour of the season AND we host our Annual “Moonlight Pond Party” in the evening after the Tour is over. This Self Guided Tour is located in Jackson, Tn. (Madison County) and is easy to follow. The Summer Pond Tour is a Fundraiser for the Jackson Madison County Humane Society. 100% of ticket sales go to them, so tell your friends, family & everyone!

Lush gardens & picturesque waterfalls await on the Pond Tour.

Lush gardens & picturesque waterfalls await on the Pond Tour.

The Moonlight After Party has officially become the… “Moonlight Luau”! We have had so much fun with the “Luau” theme! So, we are gonna keep it up – We will decorate it up nicely – complete with – Tiki torches, Hawaiian Leis, a Cool Band playing laid back music and we are going to cook “Kaula Pork”! WHAT is that you ask??? That means the Pork will be cooked wrapped in Banana leafs and spiced “Hawaiian Luau style”! Last year every bite was eaten! So many said it was the best pork they had ever eaten Thanks!
– ALSO – We want everyone to wear your favorite Hawaiian “Get Up” – Shirt, skirt, hat, WHATEVER – and come on out for a Cool Evening. I’m giving an award (& PRIZE!) this year for ‘Best Luau outfit’ – so have some fun with it

The Moonlight Luau is fun for the whole family. Come party on our private beach at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio.

The Moonlight Luau is fun for the whole family. Come party on our private beach at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio.

This Self Guided Tour is located in Jackson, Tn. (Madison County) and is easy to follow. The Summer Pond Tour is a Fundraiser for the Jackson Madison County Humane Society. 100% of ticket sales go to help them, so tell all your friends!

Summer Pond Tour Tickets are $10 ea. (kids 12 and under are FREE!). Tickets can be purchased at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio, ph# 731-424-2206. Each group receives a Map Booklet with detailed descriptions and directions. “A number of this year’s Summer Pond Tour stops are new to the Pond Tour, along with favorites featured in our prior Pond Tours” says Mark Carter, Owner/Designer at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio. “We are looking forward to lots of folks coming out on the tour. People will be Amazed by the wonderful effect these Ponds, Waterfalls, Streams and Fish make. It’s just a Fun day followed by a Beautiful night at our Moonlight Luau. The Moonlight Luau is my way of saying Thanks to all the homeowners & Pond Tour participants” says Carter.

Scout was a rescued puppy & now lives the Pond Lifestyle! Say hi to her on the Pond Tour :)

Scout was a rescued puppy & now lives the Pond Lifestyle! Say hi to her on the Pond Tour:)

What: 18th. Annual Summer Pond Tour & Moonlight Luau.

When: Saturday, June 25th. 9am.-4pm. – Gates will re-open for the Moonlight Luau – 8pm. till 10pm.

Where can I get Tickets? Call or come by Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio at 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305 for more info call Jo or Sandra at 731-424-2206

How much are tickets? Tickets are $10 ea. (kids 12 and under are FREE!). 100% of ticket sales & donations go to the Jackson Humane Society!

Thanks & I’ll see you here:)

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



An ‘Evening by the Pond’ with the Carter’s

Come join the Carters for a ‘Evening by the Pond”

We have a FUN event coming up next Thursday evening that I hope you can make it out too! We call these events – ‘Evenings By The Pond’ and they are a great venue for Outdoor lovers and pond lovers to socialize together, talk about their plants and fish and enjoy each others little piece of PARADISE.

We will fire up the grills in the outdoor kitchen and cook some great food for all that come!

We will fire up the grills in the outdoor kitchen and cook some great food for all that come!

Thursday, May 19th @ 6:30 pm Mark, Jo, Jacob & the Carter family are sharing their piece of paradise with YOU. Mark will be grilling for everyone & Jo will be making some sweet treats too 😊

The Ponds, Gardens & Nursery will be open for your private enjoyment & You are invited to come out & partake in some good food & fun.

They ain't no party like a 'Pond Party' :)

They ain’t no party like a ‘Pond Party’:)

Shane & the guys will be there to have an educational discussion on the lighter side about water features too, so If you have a water feature and want to talk a little shop, or would like to see what one is all about, this is a great chance to find out. Bring a friend or two and come on out!

relax by the pond and enjoy the beauty of the aquatic plants and koi.

relax by the pond and enjoy the beauty of the aquatic plants and koi.

Give me or Jo a call at the Nursery 1-731-424-2206 to let me know your coming (RSVP) and I will make sure there is plenty of food for ALL! Come join us for a ‘Evening by the Pond”.

~ Mark Carter



Butterflies at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tn. | June 4th. 2016

Butterfly Workshop and Release 6/4/2016

Great guest speakers, information on creating your own butterfly garden & a LIVE BUTTERFLY RELEASE are on the agenda! Bring the kids AND bring a CAMERA! Don’t miss this one! Call for more info and to get your name on the list for a Butterfly to Personally Release! #731-424-2206 – ask for Jo.

The Passion Flower is a very important host plant for Butterflies. Learn about plants that help the Butterflies.

The Passion Flower is a very important host plant for Butterflies. Learn about plants that help the Butterflies.

We have a Great speaker to teach you all about ‘HOW TO’ attract these beautiful creatures to your garden with proper Plant selection. Here’s a little info on our guest speaker Mrs. Betty Stephens –
Mrs. Betty is a Master Gardener and Butterfly Enthusiast. She will start us off with a great Garden Workshop about Host Plants, nectar plants and how they work with the Butterflies in your Garden. The class will be followed by a Q & A with Mrs. Betty & Mark Carter (landscape designer at Carters Nursery).
Then we will be working with Mrs. Betty & Mrs. Jo doing a LIVE butterfly release in the Butterfly House.

Our annual Butterfly Release is a don't miss event!

Our annual Butterfly Release is a don’t miss event!

Set your calendars & don’t miss this AWESOME Educational Workshop! As a matter of fact – Bring the whole family! Your KIDS will love this!

WHEN – Saturday, June 4th. Starting at 9am. The Presentation will run approximately 1 1/2 – 2 hours.

WHERE – Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio – 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson TN. 38305 For more info call – 731-424-2206

WHAT – We will learn about our beautiful friend, the Butterfly! We will learn about the life-cycle of the Butterfly, their host plants, their impact on our environment and how to attract them to YOUR GARDEN! Butterflies AND Butterfly Plants will be available at the workshop. AND there will be a LIVE BUTTERFLY RELEASE during the Program!

HOW DO I REGISTER – It’s Easy! AND It’s Free! Just call the Nursery at 731-424-2206. Tell them how many will be with your group and your done! There will be a limited # of butterflies available for kids to release – IF you want to be on this list, CALL ASAP! These slots will fill quickly. Bring a folding lawn chair if you like. I hope to see you all there! It’s going to be AWESOME!

Kids LOVE the Butterfly Release at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson Tn. 6/4/16

Kids LOVE the Butterfly Release at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson Tn. 6/4/16


PS: Bring a CAMERA! Unbelievable photo opps!



Spring Pond Tour benefits our local Humane Society
April 13, 2016, 9:50 am
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Spring Pond Tour 2016

May 14th.(Saturday) – The ‘Spring’ Pond Tour is our 1st. Pond Tour of the season! Our Spring Pond Tour is always the Saturday after Mother’s Day & is always a FUN and Beautiful Day! The Spring Pond Tour is a Self Guided Tour, so you can move from stop to stop at your own pace and really enjoy all the Gardens on the Pond Tour.

Unique Water Gardens, Pondless Waterfalls and Fountains will be viewed & discussed.

Unique Water Gardens, Pondless Waterfalls and Fountains will be viewed & discussed.

The Spring Pond Tour is a Fundraiser for the Jackson Humane Society. We have been holding this garden tour for 18 years and counting for our local Humane Society and we hope you will come out and join us and help us raise some money for this worth cause. The tour starts at 9am.& goes until 4pm. Carters Nursery Pond & Patio is “Pond Central” for the Pond Tour and we invite you to come by throughout the day to sit a spell, have a drink & something to eat and look at all the BEAUTIFUL Gardens and Water Features.

Your family will really engage with the Water Garden's & fish!

Your family will really engage with the Water Garden’s & fish!


What:
Spring Pond Tour to benefit the JMCHS

Where: Jackson, Tn. 38305 (Various locations) Get tickets at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio.

When: Saturday, May 14th. 9am. till 4pm.

How do I get tickets? Pick up your tickets at Carters Nursery 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305. Tickets are $10 ea. (kids under 12 are FREE!). 100% of ALL ticket sales & donations go to the Humane Society!

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



2016 Spring Fest. & Customer Appreciation Day



2016 Spring Fest. & Aquatic Workshop
April 1, 2016, 7:57 pm
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2016 Spring Fest. & Aquatic Workshop

Jackson, Tn. – Come join us at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio for our annual Spring Fest.! We will have lots of fun and informative things to take part in!

Bring the kids and let them pet the animals at our ‘Petting Zoo’. There will also be Pony Rides available for the kids.

For the Adults – We will have several opportunities for you to learn all about Water Gardens! You can get all the information you will need to Design, Build and Maintain a Beautiful Water Garden, Pondless Waterfall or Koi Pond of your own. So if you have a Water Feature and want to learn more about it, the Aquatic Plants available, Pond Fish like Koi, Comets & Shubunkins, etc. you will Love it! AND, if you don’t have a Water Garden, but have been wanting to find out more about them, this is for you too!

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

Classes will start around 9am. and will go all the way through till 2pm. We will perform a ‘Hands on’ cleanout of 2 Ponds on site! You can actually see all the work being done, learn and ask questions right there on the spot! We will also have a discussion on Water Garden Design and “How To” Implement one in YOUR Landscape!

We will cover the basics of Aquatic Plants and discuss how you can introduce more Aquatic Plants in your Waterscape AND your Landscape.

People gather around to learn the secrets of ‘How To’ build a Waterfall. AND how to take care of your Pond.

I will be cooking lunch for all that come, my treat! I’m fixing Hot Dogs and Smoked Sausage with ALL the fixings! We will also be firing up the Saffire Grill to cook some special things. We will have chips and cookies and more! This is my favorite part of the show because I get to grill & cook!

We are gonna cook up some good food!

Mark it on the calendar and come out and see us!

What: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patios Annual Spring Festival & Aquatic Workshop

Where: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio – 2846 Old Medina Rd. in Jackson, Tn.

When: Saturday, April 9th. from 9am till 2pm.

WHY should I come? It’s going to be a FUN filled day for the whole family! AND it’s FREE! Petting Zoo & Pony Rides for the kids! BIG SALES for the Spring Season and “How To” Classes by the best in the Biz.!

For more information give us a call : # 731-424-2206 or http://www.cartercountry.com/ Y’all Come!

~ Mark Carter




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