Carter’s Garden Blog


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



Getting your Garden Ready for Spring!

I have posted this before as a helpful reminder for Spring. It’s time to get out in the garden!

Question : What do I do to get my Garden ready for Spring?

The simple Answer is : Lots of things!
I Have been asked this question so many times… We have had some fun talking about working in your garden on local TV & radio and have given out some good advice for sure. So this little list is for all the folks who don’t have time to make notes.

Of course clean up is job 1! Rake up those leaves and sticks and debris from the fall and winter. This is so important for the success of your garden! Not only is all that debris unattractive, it can be a home for overwintering insects as well as fungi that can get right back on your plants.

Then –

– Trimming and Pruning! This is a great time of year to get out there and do some trimming. Cut back you Roses, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, and most Ornamental Shrubs like hollies and boxwoods. Not azaleas yet… Wait until they have bloomed to trim these:) Limb up those trees in the landscape and along the borders too. Many people ask me WHEN to prune their Crape Myrtles, IF you haven’t already, do it now – It’s time!

Pruning tools and organic insecticides are your friends in the garden.

Pruning tools and organic insecticides are your friends in the garden.

– Spray you fruit trees! Start out with a good Dormant Oil spray. Mix as directed on the label and spray well. This is the first step in a Spray program and is well worth the effort!

– Prepare your Soil in the Vegetable Garden! This is a wonderful time to clean up your vegetable garden! Clean out old plants and weeds, till the soil and add some good organic amendments – Chicken Poop, Black Cow manure, lime, Epson Salt, Mushroom Compost and Earthworm Castings. After you till your garden space, rake it out and plant some cool season vegetables like turnips, collards, carrots, radish, and the cool season list goes on…

We have organic soil amendments for your garden. Manure, compost and more.

We have organic soil amendments for your garden. Manure, compost and more.

– Fertilize! This is a great time to fertilize your Shrubs and Trees! This is a great time to fertilize your cool season lawns too. You can use a good balanced fertilizer like 15-15-15 for most chores or you can “Go Green” with a Organic fertilizer like Milorganite. Another GREAT Organic choice is to side dress your shrubs, trees & other plants with Composted Manure! Chicken Poop is my favorite and we have it available at the Nursery.

– Mulch! Aged Hardwood Bark Mulch is the most popular for ornamentals. But there are other great mulches too! Like pine bark, pine needles, cypress mulch, lava rock and decorative gravel. All these are great and really help your plants – it keeps weeds down and looks beautiful, it stabilizes soil temperature, protects the root system, protects the trunk of your trees from mechanical damage from mowers and string trimmers and much more! Mulch is the answer.

We have bulk mulch in stock for your project.

We have bulk mulch in stock for your project.

– Planting! This is an awesome time to plant most any ornamental plants in your landscape! Trees, shrubs, bulbs and more! Get your plan together, go by the nursery and get those beautiful plants in the ground.

OK, I just gave you LOTS to do…. Lets get out there and enjoy the coming season!

Here’s to Spring!

~ Mark Carter



Spring is Coming!



2016 Events Schedule

Feburary 26, 27 & 28th. (Fri., Sat. & Sunday) – Jackson Home Expo at the Jackson, Tn. Fairgrounds. Come see our BEAUTIFUL Displays and enjoy the early SPRING with us.

Daylight Saving Time: Starts Sunday, March 13, 2016.

March 18th. & 19th. (Friday & Saturday)- The Spring Fling with the Memphis Master Gardeners. At the Red Barn at the Agricenter in Memphis. Come down and see us.

March 27th. (Sunday) – EASTER

April 2nd. (Saturday) – We will be setting up at the Tipton Co. Master Gardeners Annual Lawn & Garden Expo. in Brighton, Tn. Come by and see our display.

April 9th. (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!

May 8th. – Mother’s Day! DON’T miss this one!

Pond Tours in 2016.
We are holding 3 Pond Tours this year. A Spring Pond Tour (May 14th.), a Summer Pond Tour (June 25th.), & a Fall ‘Moonlight’ Pond Tour (September 17th.). All are fund raisers for our local Jackson Madison Co. Humane Society.

Carters Nursery Pond & Patio is holding 3 Pond Tours this year. A Spring Pond Tour (May 14th.), a Summer Pond Tour (June 25th.), & a Fall ‘Moonlight’ Pond Tour (September 17th.). All are fund raisers for our local Jackson Madison Co. Humane Society.

Carters Nursery Pond & Patio is holding 3 Pond Tours this year. A Spring Pond Tour (May 14th.), a Summer Pond Tour (June 25th.), & a Fall ‘Moonlight’ Pond Tour (September 17th.). All are fund raisers for our local Jackson Madison Co. Humane Society.

May 14th. (Saturday) – Our Annual Spring Pond Tour – Our ‘Spring’ Pond Tour. is the 1st. of the season! (Always the Sat. after Mother’s Day) – A FUN and Beautiful Day! This is a Self Guided Tour and this is a Fundraiser for the Jackson Humane Society. We have been doing this for 18 years and counting for our local Humane Society and we hope you will come out and join us! The tour starts at 9am.! 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 day to sit a spell, have a drink & something to eat and look at the BEAUTIFUL Gardens and Water Features.

Evenings By The Pond!
Come out and enjoy a laid back evening 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 through the warm season and are 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 1st. “Evening by the Pond” of the season will be hosted by Mark Carter & family at the Nursery Home on Thursday May 19th. at 6:30pm.
Address – 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305.

– Other dates and places are TBA & will be sent out by personal e-mail.

June 4th. (Saturday) 9am. – 11am. – Butterfly Release: We will have some great guest speakers, information on creating your own butterfly garden & a LIVE BUTTERFLY RELEASE! 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.

Don't miss Carters Nursery Pond & Patio's Butterfly House and Butterfly Plants!

Don’t miss Carters Nursery Pond & Patio’s Butterfly House and Butterfly Plants!

June 19th. – Father’s Day! Let’s remember dad!

June 25th. – 18th. 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 this is a Fundraiser for the Jackson Humane Society. Tickets are $10 ea. (kids under 12 are FREE!). Carters 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 a whole hog in the ground “Kalua Style” and have a party beneath the stars! This is a DON’T MISS event! More info to come!

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

SUMMER SEMINARS (We do 3 every Summer!)

-July 16th. –9am. – 2pm. OPEN HOUSE! ‘Get Your Feet Wet with Water Gardening!’ This is our annual Summer OPEN HOUSE at Carter’s Nursery! Take part in our Classes, Tour our Gardens and Ponds & stay for lunch with Mark Carter “Pond Guy” and crew for a great day of Fun and Learning.

August – Date & Class TBA

September – Date & Class TBA

September 17th. 12th. 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. (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.

Glowing Fountains, waterfalls & more await at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio's annual Moonlight Pond Tour!

Glowing Fountains, waterfalls & more await at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio’s annual Moonlight Pond Tour!

October 15th. – Fall Festival/Customer Appreciation Day. Come take part in our Workshops & Classes! FREE LUNCH for ALL that come! Petting Zoo & Pony Rides for the kids! BIG SALES for the Fall Season for all that come!
Daylight Saving Time Ends : Sunday, November 6, 2016
Thanks, and I hope to see you all here! Call me with any questions at #731-424-2206. Here’s to a GREAT 2016!

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



Happy New Year! 2016 Rocks!
January 1, 2016, 10:05 am
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Happy New Year! I’m already overwhelmed with good wishes from friends & family:) each new year is like a blank slate or an open road – The possibilities are endless! Here’s to a GREAT 2016!

~ Cheers!

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