Filed under: water garden | Tags: Pond Design, pond filtration, Waterfall Building Class, waterfall design
New people in the hobby will LOVE this class! Ideas & insights are GOLD!
AND if you’ve had a Pond for a while and want to add something, or update it a little… Like adding a stream or new waterfall, this is for you!
AND if you have a Pond that has never been quite… right – It needs filtrations help or more plants or SOMETHING – BAM!
AND – How to turn an older Water feature/Pond into a brand new, “facelifted” feature or a troubled green water pond into a crystal clear pond of your dreams!
– We will discuss proper pond filtration.
– We will discuss the use of aquatic plants in your ‘Aquascape’.
– We will discuss Landscape Design ideas that can really create dramatic change.
– We will re-design & re-build a Waterfall on one of our Ponds on site at the nursery during this class!
After the class Mark is going to fire up the grill & cook up some good stuff for lunch for all that come! This is our last ‘Summer Seminar’ for the season… So come on out and join us!
WHAT – Stream & Waterfall Design & Renovation
WHEN – Saturday, September 12th. 9am – 11pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is FREE!
~ Thanks & I hope to see you here!
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson Tn. 38305
Filed under: Articles | Tags: humane society, JMCHS, Moonlight Pond Tour, Pond Tour
September 26th. – 11th annual Moonlight Pond Tour. This is our Annual Fall Pond Tour! The tour always falls on a Saturday Night closest to the Full Moon!! Don’t miss this Unique Garden Tour Experience! Tickets are $10 ea. (kids under 12 are FREE!). 100% of ALL ticket sales & donations go to the Humane Society! Carters Nursery is “Pond Central” for the Pond Tour and we invite you to come by throughout the evening and night to sit a spell, have a drink & something to eat. Enjoy the Fire Pit and look at the BEAUTIFUL Garden and Water Feature Lighting.
The 11th. Annual Moonlight Pond Tour is coming soon and you don’t want to miss this Wonderful Night! This is the original and only Garden Tour of it’s type in the state of Tennessee! This Water Garden Tour was founded and is hosted each year by Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio of Jackson, Tn.(Madison County), and benefits the Jackson Madison County Humane Society.
The Moonlight Pond Tour takes place each Fall and coincides with the Full Moon (the Harvest Moon). The Moonlight Pond Tour will showcase Eco-System Ponds, Water Gardens, Pondless Waterfalls, Disappearing Fountains and Koi Ponds, all under a Gorgeous ‘Moonlit sky’ and is enhanced by AWESOME Landscape Lighting. “People just Love this event” says Mark Carter, Landscape Designer at Carters Nursery. “It’s Very unique! Most people have never been on a Garden Tour at night, much less a Pond tour… But once they see the Landscape Lighting and the Waterfalls glowing and the fish sparkling in the Underwater Lights, they are blown away. It’s a great night out with the family & friends and a Wonderful Date Night” says Carter.
Now in its 11th year, The Moonlight Pond Tour features favorite Ponds from years past along with some awesome new Water Features to enjoy! This is a self guided tour and is easy to follow, so tour at your own pace! Most of the stops are close together and the signs and map booklets are wonderfully easy to follow.
The Jackson Madison County Humane Society receives 100% of the money from the tickets we sell for the tour! We Love and Support our Local Humane Society and we Support their Mission in our Community! We truly appreciate your support too. It’s a Win-Win – Have fun and help a worthy cause!
What: The 11th. Annual Moonlight Pond Tour
When: Saturday, September 26th. from dusk till 11pm.
Where: Beautiful North Jackson, Tn. in Madison County & Humbolt, Tn. in Gibson Co.
Why: It’s Fun, Affordable and it’s for a GREAT CAUSE! A truly Unique & Beautiful Garden Tour!
Tickets: $10 for the Pond Tour (no charge for kids age 10 and under)
Moonlight Pond Tour Tickets are ON SALE NOW at Carter’s Nursery! Call Jo or Sandra for more info at 731-424-2206 e-mail at email@example.com or on the web at http://www.cartercountry.com
Filed under: Outdoor Lifestyles | Tags: outdoor lifestyles, Outdoor Living, Water Gardens
I used these photo’s to help give a visual idea of the concept.
Simply put, an ‘Outdoor Lifestyle area’ is an outdoor area where you can comfortably live and enjoy your life in the style you most enjoy. As a Landscape Designer, I design these outdoor spaces every day – it’s my passion and it’s my main job at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio.
As with most things, I try to keep it as simple as possible –
It usually starts with an area to sit or lounge comfortably.
* A Patio or Deck area. I love the area to be covered if at all possible (roof attached to home, Pergola or Gazebo, etc). Enjoy the space year round!
* A place to cook – Grill, Stove, Outdoor Oven etc…
* Comfortable places to sit & eat are very important! (Furniture, Seat Walls, etc.).
* I like my outdoor space to be surrounded with a beautiful Garden! Screening plants to provide privacy, fragrant plants etc. & almost 100% of the time –
A Water Feature is the focal point of the entire outdoor area! Sound fills the senses!
I have several Outdoor Displays that you can come view anytime during business hours if you want to learn more about the world of possibilities in ‘Outdoor Living’
Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
~ Mark Carter
Filed under: water garden | Tags: Aquatic Plants, Koi, Water Features, Water Gardening
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Filed under: Butterfly House | Tags: Butterfly Garden Design, Butterfly House, Butterfly Release
Butterfly Workshop and Release 6/6/2015
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”!
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 runminutes 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!
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!