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Friday Radio Report – Charged up & Ready for FALL | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Great show today! And, great to be back home! LOTS of calls today and LOTS of interest in the upcoming Moonlight Pond Tour, Saturday, September 22nd.!

The Moonlight Pond Tour takes place each Fall and coincides with the Full Moon (the Harvest Moon). This year it’s Saturday, September 22nd. The Moonlight Pond Tour showcases Water Gardens, Pondless Waterfalls, Disappearing Fountains, Koi Ponds & more, all under a Gorgeous ‘Moonlit sky’ & enhanced by AWESOME Landscape Lighting | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Tickets are $20 ea. (kids under 12 are FREE!). 100% of ALL ticket sales & donations go to the Jackson Animal Care Center!

There were several questions and texts about the Fall Gardening season too. When to start planting and what to plant. – It’s time! I will do a more detailed list of cool season veggies to plant ASAP! Get your soil amended and ready NOW!

And – When can I overseed my lawn with Fescue? NOW! Aerate, overseed & fertilize starting now. Remember – moisture is key, so if you don’t have an irrigation system, layout hoses and sprinklers to keep it watered during this time.

– Downtown Ricky Brown stopped in to say HI & brought us a box of donuts! Thanks Ricky!

– AND – Basketball great Tony Delk called in to talk about coming home & about helping young upcoming basketball players with his Tony Delk Basketball Academy – he’s coming today to Liberty High in Jackson to do that very thing. Thanks Tony!

We talked briefly about my recent trip to Chicago for CEU training & that turned into a Culinary discussion on all the great food in the Windy City! Italian Beef! Chicago Hotdogs! Chicago Style Pizza! BBQ! Pastries! And the list goes on!!!

The “Tomato Lady” Cindy Springer, called in to say HI & wished us all a Happy Labor Day!

A caller wanted to know how close to plant a fig tree to the house. I would choose a south facing wall then stay 6-8’ off the wall OR espalier the tree against the wall using proper techniques.

Have a Safe & Happy Labor Day Weekend!

I’m on with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass- every Friday from 9-11am Call in with ALL your gardening and Outdoor Lifestyle questions at 731-423-8101.
OR you can TEXT us at 731-277-5155. Listen LIVE at 101.5 WNWS – FM Talk Radio – on your smart phone using your TuneIn app.

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

 



Inspiration for the upcoming Moonlight Pond Tour | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

My favorite event of the year is coming up – Our Annual Moonlight Pond Tour! I took a short video of a training project that all my fellow ‘Certified Pond Builders’ worked on a couple years back while I was up in Chicago- Check it out and see if your ready to go on the Moonlight Pond Tour as well 😊

Tickets are $20 ea. (kids under 12 are FREE!). 100% of ALL ticket sales & donations go to the Jackson Animal Care Center!

 The 14th. Annual Moonlight Pond Tour

When: Saturday, September 22nd. from dusk (7:30) till 11pm.

Where: Beautiful North Jackson, Tn. in Madison County.

Why: It’s Fun, Affordable and it’s for a GREAT CAUSE! A truly Unique & Beautiful Garden Tour!

Tickets: $20 for the Pond Tour (no charge for kids age 12 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

Thanks! And – Happy Pondering!

 

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



A Happy Ending for Lil’ Bit’ | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I think yesterday was a day for the books! Not only were we able to save that poor flea infested little puppy from almost certain death, we were blessed with the perfect couple to take her into their family and her new Forever Home 🏡.

You remember this flea infested little gal from yesterday’s blog. Well, she was adopted into the perfect family within 30 hours of my original contact.

So many people saw her on my blog yesterday that wanted to know if they could help. Several wanted to Adopt her too 😊 WOW! It makes me feel good about the world when so many offer their support for an abandoned dog.

An old friend called me about her (we were calling her Lil’ Bit’ at the time). As soon as I heard his voice and realized what the call was about, I was thrilled! He and his beautiful wife wanted to give this puppy a home 🏡. I couldn’t think of a better place for her to be!

What a great picture! Lil Bit’ got the perfect family and a Forever Home!

Sometimes things work out! We are going to miss this little gal 😊

She’s happy and headed home now 😊 Good luck with your new home Lil’ Bit. I’m anxious to hear what your name will be. I’ll update everyone when I hear.

I Love ❤️Dogs!

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



We ALL Need somebody to LOVE | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I just happened to be in the right place at the right time and was able to save this little puppy that someone just threw out into the street.

Someone literally threw this little puppy out in the street. She was so scared.

She was completely flea infested! I have never seen an infestation worse – WOW! Hundreds of fleas on this 1 little puppy 😞 She had scratched the fur off her neck where she had been itching so badly from all those fleas…

She had scratched the fur completely off in many areas fighting the fleas. It took several baths and quite a while with tweezers to get all the fleas.

After we got her all cleaned up, we got her to take some milk from a syringe & then off to the vet we went.

I don’t think she had eaten in a while.

The vet gave her the needed shots, wormed her, trimmed her nails & weighed her (1 lb). She’s around 7 weeks old. Now she’s sleeping soundly wrapped up in a blanket.

She’s sleeping & doing fine. It’s got to be a relief not to have all those fleas…

I think she’s gonna be ok 😊 All she needed was a little Love ❤️

 

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



Monday Morning Moment of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

This beautiful Pondless Waterfall has 2 streams converging into a common area at the bottom. The sound is wonderful! Take a look and maybe it will add a little Zen to your day 😊

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



Sunday Reflections…

I’m headed home from our annual convention in Chicago. I usually start the day with a sunrise on Sunday mornings, this morning I started the day with a thick, heavy fog. But I know the suns still up there shining 😊 On the road again & counting my blessings.

Have a Great Sunday!

I came out early to capture the sunrise over this Waterfall feature we all built a couple years ago. No sun shine today… Fog is this mornings story. Still a beautiful morning that the lord made! Have a great day!

 

“There’s always a story. It’s all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything’s got a story in it. Change the story, change the world”.

~ Terry Pratchett

 

Mark C.



Saturday Shopping | Carters Nursery | Jackson TN

Come by today between 8 & 2 for some great deals & your weekly “Nurseryfix”.

Keep deadheading and fertilizing your lilies and lotus and they will continue to perform | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Opening up for a great Garden Saturday at Carters Nursery!

Have a great weekend!

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