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Butterfly Release Update…
May 31, 2013, 4:24 pm
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Butterfly Release Update…

 OK, Good news and Bad news…

Bad news is we got hit hard in the storm last night… Trees down everywhere, damage to buildings and structures…. SO we are having to reschedule the Butterfly release.

Good News – No one was hurt & We will have the Butterfly Release NEXT Saturday, June the 8th.! Same times, same place 🙂 See you all then. Now I got to get back to work cleaning up the Nursery. Have a great weekend.

           ~ Mark Carter



Butterfly Program at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
May 25, 2013, 9:11 pm
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Carter’s Nursery, Pond and Patio, Inc.
2846 Old Medina Road
Jackson , TN 38305-9436
Phone: 731-424-2206
Toll Free: 888-371-5830
FAX: 731-423-4832



Butterfly Workshop and Release

Butterfly Workshop and Release

Butterfly Gardens are HOT! I literally speak with someone most everyday about plants that attract butterflies, Host plants for specific butterflies and the like. Butterfly Gardening is popular all over the country now too! So with this continued popularity and the need for good information in mind, we are planning an to do another Butterfly Garden Workshop this year!

We will have 2 Great speakers here to help teach you all about Butterflies and ‘HOW TO’ attract them to your garden. Master Gardener and Butterfly Enthusiast Mrs. Betty Welch Stephens 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 too. After this we will enter the Butterfly House where leading Butterfly Expert, Celeste Bursi of Butterflies in Memphis will be leading a presentation on Butterflies and she will lead us in a “Live Butterfly Release”!
Set your calenders! Don’t miss this AWESOME Educational Workshop! Bring the whole family! Your KIDS will LOVE this!

WHEN – Saturday, June 1st. Starting at 9am. The 1st. Presentation will run approx.45 minutes 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! 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!

– Mark Carter

The Passion Flower is a very important host plant.

The Passion Flower is a very important host plant.

Everyone got to touch a Butterfly

Everyone got to touch a Butterfly

Kids gathering around the Butterfly Lady. They will learn so much about nature.

Kids gathering around the Butterfly Lady. They will learn so much about nature.



15th. Annual Spring Pond Tour
May 1, 2013, 7:59 pm
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Do you want to experience the Water Feature lifeImagestyle yourself?

Well – It’s Pond Tour time again in Tennessee! This is our 1st.Pond Tour of the 2013 Season and we want to share an outdoor living environment like no other with you and your family! This years Spring Tour will showcase many Unique, Custom Water Gardens, Koi Ponds, Pondless Waterfalls, Disappearing Fountains and of course LOTS of Gorgeous Landscaping!

This Self Guided Tour will consist of a dozen or so water features within the surrounding area of North Jackson, Tn. (Madison County) and will be centrally located to Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio – basically “Pond Central” for the tour. The Carter Nursery location will be where we have our open house. You can stop by during the day and get free refreshments and you will be able to sit back, kick your feet up and enjoy the experience of being a water feature owner yourself. We will also have experts at Carter’s to answer any questions that you may have about water features and how you can get started with one yourself.

Whether you just take the tour, come by the Nursery (“Pond Central”) or both, you will be inspired by all the natural beauty. Come enjoy a beautiful Spring day in the Garden with us 🙂 

The Spring Pond Tour is also a Fundraiser for the Jackson Madison County Humane Society. We believe in our local Humane Society and have been sponsoring this Pond Tour as a fundraiser for them for 15 years now. So come on out and help us support a worthy Local charity. 

– Spring Pond Tour Tickets are $10 ea. (kids under 12 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.100% of all donations go to the Humane Society. 

“A number of this year’s Spring Pond Tour stops are new water gardens, along with favorites featured in our prior Spring and Summer pond tours as well as our Moonlight Pond Tour in the Fall” says Mark Carter, Landscape Designer at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio. “We hope lots of folks will come out and see what a wonderful effect these Gorgeous Landscapes, Waterfalls, Plants and Fish can have on your life. It’s always a Fun, Beautiful Day and the tour also really helps our local Humane Society which is a local Non Profit. They really need our help” says Carter.

What: 15th. Annual Spring Pond Tour.

When: Saturday, May 18th. 9am. till 5pm.

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. You can also contact Lynn Caldwell at the Humane Society at 23 Quaker Oats Dr Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 422-5366. Tickets are $10 ea. (kids under 12 are FREE!)