Carter's Water Garden


Sunday Reflections…

Cabin fever. Spring fever. Call it what you want, but I got it… The ice storm we just thawed out from didn’t help either. Stuck in the house with plenty of food, water took up in every container & pot in the house, ready for the worst case scenario to unfold.

So much truth in this painting… You know the drill if your from West TN.

Luckily we dodged the bullet! But we did get some serious ice. The streets were dangerous, some branches and trees came down under the weight. Many people lost power. But it wasn’t like 1994! In 94’ we were out of power for 2 1/2 weeks! 😮 This one only lasted 3 days or so.

So we gathered around the TV 📺 and watched movies 🍿 We tried to stick to a ‘cold theme’… Insomnia, The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo. The Shining. Etc… But being trapped in the house gets to me… My Cabin Fever grew worse… I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for Spring!

“Flakes of snow swirled and danced across the porch. The Overlook faced it as it had for nearly three-quarters of a century, its darkened windows now bearded with snow, indifferent to the fact it was now cut off from the world… Inside its shell the three of them went about their early evening routine, like microbes trapped in the intestine of a monster.”

~ Stephen King

Have a great Sunday! Spring is Coming!

Mark C.



Friday Radio Report | Call in Talk Radio Show TODAY! Call in 9-11am! | WNWS 101.5 FM | Everybody Talks | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I’m walking in the door of 101.5 studios and man am I excited! I am about to sit down with the Hardest Working Man in Show Business! Join Me as I sit down with Seabass on Everybody Talks! 

LOTS of stuff happening in Jackson TN AND, lots of stuff happening in the garden right now! 
– Trimming trees, including the ever popular Crepe Myrtle! 
– Clean up under your fruit trees! And apply dormant oil! 
– Design and planting of shrubs and trees! 
– Composting!

And so much more! Call in and we can talk about it 731-423-8101

– Tune in! 101.5 FM 9-11am. Today! Jackson, TN
– Call in with ALL you questions! 731-423-8101

Did you know you can text us? Texting us is so easy! 731-277-5155 Give us a shout out with your questions!

No matter where you are, you can pick us up! Everybody’s s Talking’! Even this guy 🩻

We are cleaning up the nursery today, cleaning up a bit from the Ice Storm ⛈ It’s still very icy on the walkways, so we will be closed today for your safety. We hope to reopen tomorrow if this will finish thawing. 🫰🏻

Stop in next week and look  around https://carterslandscape.com/wp/contact
Fishy Friday’s are back for 2023! 20% off KOI!


Thanks and have a great weekend! 

– I’m on Everybody Talks with Sea Bass Fridays from 9-11am Call in with ALL your Outdoor Living questions 731-423-8101

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 Reflections…

Good afternoon 🙏🏻 I always try to post a Sunday Reflections blog, and they have almost always been in the morning. The morning just got away from me 😂 Coffee ☕️ Chickens 🐓 Breakfast 🍳 Picking up, cutting back, composting, trash duty, etc. Preparations for the coming season… Plus Preparations for the coming week 😊 February is only a few days away and I already have Spring Fever 🍀

The buds are swelling on my Saucer’ Magnolia! Spring is coming!

Thursday is Groundhog Day, the half-way point of Winter! Then it’s a downhill roll into Spring ❤️

Have a great afternoon!

Mark C.

“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



It’s Friday! | Tune in for LIVE TALK RADIO on WNWS 101.5FM | Everybody Talks | Carters Nursery Pond&Patio | Jackson, TN

I’m walking in the door of 101.5 studios and man am I excited! I am about to sit down with the Hardest Working Man in Show Business! Join Me as I sit down with Seabass on Everybody Talks! 

 

LOTS of stuff happening in Jackson TN AND, lots of stuff happening in the garden right now! 
– Trimming trees, including the ever popular Crepe Myrtle! 
– Clean up under your fruit trees! And apply dormant oil! 
– Design and planting of shrubs and trees! 
– Composting!

And so much more! Call in and we can talk about it 731-423-8101

– Tune in! 101.5 FM 9-11am. Today! Jackson, TN
– Call in with ALL you questions! 731-423-8101

Did you know you can text us? Texting us is so easy! 731-277-5155 Give us a shout out with your questions!

No matter where you are, you can pick us up! Even the “Dark Side of the Moon”!

We are cleaning up the nursery, making plant orders for Spring and we are here to serve YOU! 

Stop in and look  around https://carterslandscape.com/wp/contact
Fishy Friday’s are back for 2023! 20% off KOI!


Thanks and have a great weekend! 

– I’m on Everybody Talks with Sea Bass Fridays from 9-11am Call in with ALL your Outdoor Living questions 731-423-8101

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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Waterfall Wednesday | #Waterfallwednesday | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Good morning!🌞 2023 is already in high gear ⚙️ We are speeding downhill toward Spring and I can’t wait 😛 But, I thought I would share a little glimpse of what Spring is bringing on this cold January morning… After all it is #Waterfallwednesday!

Spring is Coming! Sooner than later… I for one am ready! Have a wonderful #waterfallwednesday!

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…

2023 is definitely off to a quick start for me. Back to work is an understatement… But certain things slow you down to pay homage and reflect on. Like my son turning 21 this past week ❤️ Milestones like this really make you reflect. Saying “time flies” just doesn’t tell the story, but in a way it does sum it up… Time is such an illusion. It slips right through our grasp and pours through our fingers, and we can never get it back. We have had a lot of time well spent together! I’ve made a point to spend as much time as possible with my family and with my son over the past 21 years! And the only regrets I can think of are the few things we didn’t get to do… YET! I feel very blessed to have him in my life and I look forward to what the future may bring.

The future looks bright for my little (6’3”) 21 year old son. What an impressive man he has become. 🙏🏻❤️

Sunday brunch and coffee are forthcoming ☕️ 🍳

“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend” ~ Theophrastus

Have a great Sunday!

~ Mark C.



Friday Radio Report! | WNWS FM 101.5 | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I’m walking in the door of 101.5 studios and man am I excited! This is my first day back on the air for 2023💥 Join Me as I sit down with Seabass on Everybody Talks!

We are cleaning up the nursery, making plant orders for Spring and we are here to serve YOU! 

Stop in and look  around https://carterslandscape.com/wp/contact

LOTS of stuff happening in the garden right now! 
– Trimming trees, including the ever popular Crepe Myrtle! 
– Clean up under your fruit trees! And apply dormant oil! 
– Design and planting of shrubs and trees! 
– Composting!

And so much more! Call in and we can talk about it 731-423-8101.

– Tune in! 101.5 FM 9-11am. Today! Jackson, TN
– Call in with ALL you questions! 731-423-8101

Did you know you can text us? Texting us is so easy! 731-277-5155 Give us a shout out with your questions!

Fishy Friday’s are back for 2023! 20% off KOI!


Thanks and have a great weekend!

– I’m on Everybody Talks with Sea Bass Fridays from 9-11am Call in with ALL your Outdoor Living questions 731-423-8101


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…

A new year and I have been busy planning for it! Business plan, events, pond tours, workshops, jobs, early buys, plant orders and more… I haven’t missed a sunrise or sunset in 2023 yet! No it’s not a resolution… But I do really enjoy watching both 🌞🌅 Here’s a little collage of some of 2023’s best from the Beach!

Now is when the real work begins…

“Sunrise looks spectacular in nature; sunrise looks spectacular in the photos; sunrise looks spectacular in our dreams; sunrise looks spectacular in the paintings, because it really is spectacular!”

~ Mehmet Murat Ildan

Mark C.



Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Events List 2023

Welcome to 2023! I have been planning this years event schedule over the last several days… And I hope you are as ready as I am! Here is a basic layout of 2023 events with Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio. 

Sunday, March 12th. – Daylight Savings Time! Spring Forward ⏰

Date TBA. – Carter’s Nursery Pond & Patio’s Spring Pond Workshop! Pond Maintenance Classes, Seasonal sales! + Snacks & refreshments for all! Come out and help us kick off SPRING! (Saturday 9amtill 2pm.) This is a FREE event. Dates and more info coming soon 🔜

 I’m excited about Spring Fest.  Spring is Coming!

Sunday, April 9th. – Easter

Sunday, May 14th. – Mothers Day

Evening By The Pond (1st one is Thursday, May 18th. at 6:30pm).
Come out and enjoy a laid back evening exploring a beautiful garden & relaxing by the pond. We always enjoy some good food, visit/meet friends & we always have an educational program on Water Gardens, Aquatic Plants, Fish OR some cool subject for all that come. We hold these little “get together’s” during the warm season so that you can enjoy the Water Gardens in the evening and experience the Outdoor Lighting. If you would like to come & enjoy the evening with us please let us know and you will be put on the e-mail invitation list. Call Jo at 731-424-2206.

Our ‘Evening by the Pond’ is fun and educational! Please rsvp so we will know how many to prepare for. 

May 26th thru 29th. We will be closed in observance of Memorial Day! Have a GREAT Weekend! 

June 18th. – Fathers Day – Lets all remember Dad! 

Pond Tours in 2023
We are sponsoring two (2) Pond Tours this year; a Summer Pond Tour (June 24th.) & a Fall ‘Moonlight’ Pond Tour (September 30th.).

I’m excited about our Pond Tours this season! 

Saturday, June 24th – Our 25th. Annual Summer Pond Tour – Our ‘Summer’ Pond Tour (Always the Saturday after Father’s Day) is A FUN and Beautiful Day! This is a Self-Guided Tour and LOTS of Fun! Tickets are $20 ea. (children under 12 are FREE!). Carter’s Nursery is “Pond Central” for the Pond Tour and we invite you to come by throughout the day to sit a spell, have a drink & a snack and look at the BEAUTIFUL Gardens and Water Features.

July 4th (Tuesday) – Independence Day! We will be closed the 2nd., 3rd. & 4th. in observance of the holiday.

God Bless America

July 15th (Saturday) 9am – 2pm – ‘Get Your Feet Wet with Water Gardening!’ We are hosting a Water Gardening workshop at Carters Nursery to introduce you to the Water Gardening Lifestyle! Please call to register. This is a Free event.


September 30th .
 The 19th Annual ‘Moonlight Pond Tour’ – 
This is our Annual Night Time Pond Tour! The tour always falls on a Saturday Night closest to the Full Harvest Moon!! Don’t miss this Unique Garden Tour Experience! Tickets are $20 ea. (children under 12 are FREE!). Carters Nursery is “Pond Central” for the Pond Tour and we invite you to come by throughout the evening to sit a spell, have a drink & a light snack. Enjoy the Fire Pit and look at the BEAUTIFUL Gardens and Water Feature Lighting.

My favorite event of the year! Don’t miss this year’s Moonlight Tour! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

October 30th. (Saturday) 9am – 2pm – Fall Pond Workshop & Customer Appreciation Day. Come take part in our Workshops & Pumpkin Carving Classes! Snacks and drinks! + BIG SALES for the Fall Season for all that come!

We roll out the Fall “Welcome Wagon” every year at Carters Nursery for our annual Workshop & Appreciation Day! Y’all come! 

Daylight Savings Time is over – Sunday, November 6th. 2023.


Thanks, all of us at Carter’s Nursery hope to see you here! Call me with any questions at #731-424-2206. Here’s to a GREAT 2023!

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 Reflections…

“Do you remember where you were when you heard that Elvis had died? I sure do. I really remember my mother crying and calling her friends. He was truly loved! RIP To the King of rock n’ roll!” 

Do you remember where you were? 

IF you remember where you were, leave a message or a short story… I would love to hear it 🙏🏻

“Some people tap their feet, some people snap their fingers, and some people sway back and forth. I just sorta do ’em all together, I guess.”

~ Elvis Presley


PS: AND – Happy Birthday to another cool cat – Zachery Hall 💥

Have a Great Sunday!

~ Mark C.