Carter’s Garden Blog


Come to our Open House August 1st. and ‘Get your feet WET with Water Gardening’!
July 12, 2015, 5:53 pm
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August 1st. 2015 Jackson, Tn.

9am.- 2pm. We are proud to be hosting our annual Summer OPEN HOUSE for 2015! We will have experts on hand to guide you on personal Pond & Garden tours around the grounds of the Nursery AND we will have a morning class from 9am. till 11am. on how to – ‘Get Your Feet Wet with Water Gardening!’ This class will give you a great overview of what the water garden lifestyle is all about.

We do a great class at the Open House. Everyone loves to learn more about their Water Feature. Even the kids have fun.

We do a great class at the Open House. Everyone loves to learn more about their Water Feature. Even the kids have fun.

Jo is going to be having some GREAT sales going on all day around the nursery on all our Water Gardening supplies, Aquatic Plants & KOI!

Great SALE at our Summer Open House! Pond Supplies, Aquatic Plants, fish, pottery and more!

Great SALE at our Summer Open House! Pond Supplies, Aquatic Plants, fish, pottery and more!

AND we will be providing lunch to all that come! This is our annual Summer OPEN HOUSE at Carter’s Nursery! SO, please join Mark Carter “Pond Guy” and the Carter’s crew for a great day of Fun and Learning.

We will have some good food for all that come out.

We will have some good food for all that come out.



Summer Pond Tour & Moonlight Luau 2015 – A benefit for the JMCHS!
June 8, 2015, 9:56 am
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Summer Pond Tour & Moonlight Luau June 27th. 2015 – A benefit for the JMCHS!

It’s Pond Tour time again in Tennessee and I am EXCITED! This years Summer Tour will showcase Dozens of Unique, Custom Water Gardens, Koi Ponds, Pondless Waterfalls, Disappearing Fountains and of course LOTS of Gorgeous Landscaping! This is our LARGEST Pond Tour of the season AND we host our Annual “Moonlight Pond Party” 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 help them, so tell all your friends!

See the Water Gardens and the Koi at the Summer Pond Tour and Moonlight Luau.

See the Water Gardens and the Koi at the Summer Pond Tour and Moonlight Luau.

Back By Popular Demand – Again, this years Moonlight After Party will be called the “Moonlight Luau”! We have been having so much fun with the “Luau” theme! So, we are gonna do it again! We will decorate it up nicely – complete with a Sandy Beach, lights, 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”! We want everyone to wear your favorite Hawaiian 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.

We gonna have some LUAU style pork and we will  fire up the AOG grill & the Saffire grill too! Y'all come...

We gonna have some LUAU style pork and we will fire up the AOG grill & the Saffire grill too! Y’all come…

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 water gardens, along with favorites featured in our prior Pond Tours” says Mark Carter, General Manager and Designer at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio. “We hope lots of folks will come out and be Amazed by the wonderful effect these Ponds, Waterfalls, Streams and Fish make. It’s always a Fun day and a Beautiful night at our Moonlight Luau. The Moonlight Luau is an appreciation dinner for all those who put their houses on the tour and for the folks who purchase tickets to attend the tour. It’s my way of saying Thanks!” says Carter.

The Moonlight Luau is fun for the whole family. Come party on our private beach at Carters Nursery :)

The Moonlight Luau is fun for the whole family. Come party on our private beach at Carters Nursery :)

What: 17th. Annual Summer Pond Tour & Moonlight Luau.

When: Saturday, June 27th. 9am. till 5pm. – 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 or 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 goes to the Jackson Humane Society!



Butterfly Release @ Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio 6/6/2015
May 22, 2015, 11:27 am
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Butterfly Workshop and Release 6/6/2015

Zebra Swallowtail nectaring on Milkweed.

Zebra Swallowtail nectaring on Milkweed.

Butterfly Gardens are more popular than ever! This season I have spoken with someone most everyday about plants that attract butterflies – Milkweed most of all! The Monarch Butterfly has gotten so much needed attention as of late. Planting milkweed and trying to re-establish habitat for these special creatures is a very special cause. There are also many other Butterflies in our gardens and landscapes that are beautiful and beneficial. So with this continued popularity, the need for good information & popular demand – we are planning to do another Butterfly Garden Workshop this year!

We have 2 Great speakers to help teach you all about Butterflies and ‘HOW TO’ attract them to your garden.

Speaker #1 is Master Gardener and Butterfly Enthusiast Mrs. Betty Welch Stephens. 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. Landscape Designer Mark Carter will be on hand to assist and answer questions also.
Then we will enter the Butterfly House where you will meet –

Speaker #2 Celeste Bursi of Butterflies in Memphis. She will be leading a presentation on Butterflies & their lifecycle and she will lead us in a “Live Butterfly Release”!

Register your kids to get to release a Butterfly! But do it quickly - they are going quick!

Register your kids to get to release a Butterfly! But do it quickly – they are going quick!

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 6th. Starting at 9am. The 1st. Presentation will run approx.45minutes to 1 hour with plenty of time for a personal Q & A with Mrs. Stevens and Mark Carter. Then around 10 we will move into the Butterfly House for the Butterfly Release Program with Mrs. Celeste Bursi.

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!

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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!

PS: Bring a CAMERA! Unbelievable photo opps!

Mark Carter

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


Spring Pond Tour 2015
April 22, 2015, 4:49 pm
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May 16th.(Saturday) – Our ‘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.

See unique Water Features on the Spring Pond Tour, with Carters Nursery, Jackson, Tn.

See unique Water Features on the Spring Pond Tour, with Carters Nursery, Jackson, Tn.


The Spring Pond Tour is a Fundraiser for the Jackson Humane Society. We have been holding this garden tour for 17 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.
Bridges, Waterfalls, colorful fish and more await you on the Spring Pond Tour.

Bridges, Waterfalls, colorful fish and more await you on the Spring Pond Tour.


What: Spring Pond Tour to benefit the JMCHS

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

When: Saturday, May 16th. 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!



Water Garden Workshop
April 20, 2015, 4:28 pm
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April 25th. – Learn ALL About Water Gardening! We will go over how to Design, prepare & build an ALL Natural, “Low Maintenance” Water Garden of your own!

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

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

We will discuss everything you need to have the Low Maintenance Water Garden of your dreams… You will learn about – Filters, Stone, Aquatic Plants, Underwater Lighting, Fish & more! Get your hands dirty OR just watch and join the discussion and enjoy a morning in the garden. 9am. till lunch… Please call to Register. This event is Free.

We will view & discuss pond fish, the most popular of course - Koi!

We will view & discuss pond fish, the most popular of course – Koi!

WHAT – Water Gardening Workshop
WHEN – Saturday, April 25th. 9am – 11am.
WHERE – Carters Nursery Pond & Patio . 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305

Please call to register for this event. Call Jo or Sandra at 731-424-2206 or e-mail at cartercountry@charter.net



2015 Spring Fest. & Aquatic Workshop
March 20, 2015, 7:38 pm
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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 :)

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.

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 are going to smoke some pork shoulders on our new ‘Chubby Smoker’! 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!

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, March 28th. 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!



Spring Fest is coming! Carters Nursery Pond & Patio, Jackson, Tn.
March 10, 2015, 4:14 pm
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MARCH 28th. – Carter’s Nursery Spring Festival & Customer Appreciation Day! Something for the whole family! Learn all about Ponds, Water Gardens, Aquatic Plants, Koi & more! Take part in one of our Workshops & classes, enjoy 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!




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