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Jackson, Tn. – Come join us at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio for our annual Spring Fest. & Customer Appreciation Day! We will have lots of fun, food and informative things to take part in!
Bring the kids and let them pet the animals at the ‘Petting Zoo’ & they can even ride the Pony 🙂
For the Adults – We will have several opportunities for you to learn all about Water Gardening and Aquatic Plants. 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 definately for YOU!
Everyone loves to learn more about ponds and waterfalls – 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 a pond on site & we will rework & rebuild a waterfall! 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 – & I am gonna cook up some good food for you!
Mark it on your 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 1st. 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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I do a weekly radio garden segment from 10 till 11am. Fridays on a very popular local news/talk show called “It’s Your Turn” with Bill Way. We talk about anything and everything to do with gardening & ‘Outdoor Living’. On Friday’s show one of the callers wanted to talk about how to make his moss better in his backyard. We spoke about the area for quite a while and it seems he has the perfect place for moss to thrive. He wanted a way to fertilize or feed the moss, so I gave him a recipe that a lady gave me many years ago that works well. MANY have called me, texted me, etc. & asked for that recipe – so here y’all go & I hope it helps 🙂
Blend buttermilk (the older the better) and some moss (even dry or partially dead is fine) until mixed well. You can paint this mixture on your stones and pottery to grow moss on them. Keep them in full shade and mist them a few times per week – in no time you will have moss forming.
– You can thin this mixture with a little beer (Save a little for yourself :)… And put it in a pump up sprayer (You will prob. want to remove the tip so it wont clog) then spray it around on your mossy areas and the areas where you want moss to take hold.
Remember, prep is important! Get rid of weeds and grass in those areas and after you have stared this process spray the area with water 3-4 times per week to keep it moist (but NOT soaking wet!).
I LOVE moss and I know y’all do too, I hope this helps!
Carters Nursery Pond & Patio
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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Filed under: Butterfly House, General Blog Entry's, Landscaping & Gardening, Outdoor Lifestyles, water garden
Feburary 10th, 11th, & 12th (Fri., Sat. & Sunday) – HOME SHOW of the MIDSOUTH – At the Agricenter International in Memphis, Tn. www.midsouthhomeshow.com – Come visit us and see our BEAUTIFUL Displays.
Daylight Saving Time: Starts Sunday, March 12th, 2017
March 17th & 18th (Friday & Saturday) – Memphis Area Master Gardeners 13th Annual “Spring Fling” at the Red Barn at the Agricenter in Memphis. Come by to see us!
March 25th (Saturday) – We will be setting up at the Tipton County Master Gardeners Annual Lawn & Garden Expo. in Brighton, Tn. Come by and see our display.
April 1st (Saturday) – Carter’s Nursery Spring Festival & Customer Appreciation Day! Something for the whole family! Workshops & classes, 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!
April 14th – Good Friday
April 16th (Sunday) – EASTER
May 14th (Sunday) – Mother’s Day! DON’T miss this one!
Evenings By The Pond!
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 try to always have an educational program on Water Gardens, Aquatic Plants, Fish OR some cool subject for all that come. These little get together’s are held during the warm season and in different peoples homes & backyards. If you would like to come & enjoy the evening please let us know and you will be put on the e-mail invitation list. Call Jo at 731-424-2206
–The first “Evening by the Pond” of the season will be hosted by Mark Carter & family at the Nursery Home on Thursday May 18th at 6:30pm.
Address – 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305. Please RSVP by calling 731-424-2206.
June 3rd (Saturday) 9am. –11am. – Butterfly Garden Workshop & Release: We will have a great guest speaker, information on creating your own butterfly garden, special butterfly plants & more!
PLUS – a LIVE BUTTERFLY RELEASE! Bring the kids AND bring a CAMERA! Don’t miss this one! Call for more info and to order a Butterfly to Personally Release! #731-424-2206 – ask for Jo or Donna.
June 18th – Father’s Day! Let’s remember Dad!
Pond Tours in 2017
We are sponsoring two (2) Pond Tours this year; a Summer Pond Tour (June 24th) & a Fall ‘Moonlight’ Pond Tour (October 7th). Both are fund raisers for our local Jackson Madison County Humane Society.
June 24th – Our 19th 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 Fundraiser for the J.M.C. Humane Society. Tickets are $10 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 & something to eat and look at the BEAUTIFUL Gardens and Water Features.
~ This is also the night of the “Moonlight Luau!” Live music! + We cook fresh pork wrapped in banana leaves & spiced up “Kalua Style” and have a party beneath the stars! This is a DON’T MISS event! More info to come!
July 4th (Tuesday) – Independence Day! We will be closed Monday the 3rd & Tuesday the 4th in observance of this holiday!
SUMMER SEMINARS We do three (3) every Summer! Come Take part in our educational Classes, Tour our Gardens and Ponds & stay for lunch with Mark Carter “Pond Guy” and crew for a great day of Fun and Learning.
July 15th – 9am. –2 pm. ‘Get Your Feet Wet with Water Gardening!’ will kick off this season.
August – Date & Class TBA
September – Date & Class TBA
October 7th – Our 13th Annual “Moonlight” Pond Tour. This is our Annual Night Time 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. (children under 12 are FREE!). 100% of ALL ticket sales & donations go to the J.M.C. Humane Society! 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 & something to eat. Enjoy the Fire Pit and look at the BEAUTIFUL Garden and Water Feature Lighting.
I am very excited about 2017! There is something in the air right now & I haven’t been this ready to get back to the GARDEN in a long time! I already have my veggie garden planned out 🙂 PS: LOTS of heirlooms … I am getting all the rest of my dates together right now for our 2017 Events Calendar and should have all that for you this week. And next month starts the Garden Shows… Anyway, I just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!
Ill see y’all around the garden soon!
“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man”.
~ Benjamin Franklin
Filed under: Outdoor Lifestyles, Videos, water garden | Tags: Carter Country, Carters Nursery, Merry Christmas
The Carters Nursery Pond & Patio family want to wish you a very, Merry Christmas!
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