Carter’s Garden Blog


Friday Radio Report…

A little different show for me today! I am in Chicago today for CEU training to maintain my Master CAC status.

We are Master Certified Aquascape Contractors | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We make this trip every August for training to keep our certification up to date. What do we do? We build Water Features. Take design classes. Learn about new equipment & innovations. Etc etc …

This was the “Advanced Build” at this years event. Always LOTS of FUN! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We also attend classes and keynote presentations. Many of which are inspiring. I called in this morning and spoke to Dan & Sea Bass and gave a Report on what’s happening in Chicago. Tune in next Friday for the Full report LIVE on the 180!

This is the 20th. Year that I have come to this event! This is a picture board of all the others for the last 20 years 😊 This years theme – “An Attitude of Gratitude”! 

Have a Great Weekend! And –

Happy Pondering!

PS: I Love ❤️ My Job!!!

 

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



Beautiful Pondless Waterfall | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

This Pondless Waterfall is located at an Event Center in the Chicagoland area. It was built a little over 2 years ago as a training event for Professional “Certified” Pond Builders, aka: CAC’s (Certified Aquascape Contractors) to learn more about Large scale water features. I am back in town for a yearly conference with my fellow CAC’s, (I am a Master CAC) and just had dinner out here by this feature and wanted to share it with all of you. The plants have all been updated and had time to fill in nicely. It turned out Beautifully! Check it out…

 

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

 



Your “Hump Day” Koi Fix with Carter Rockwell | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I had the pleasure to tour the Tennessee Aquarium with none other than Mr. Carter Rockwell! This is a short video of one of the exhibits- The Koi Exhibit, sponsored by Komatsu. It’s just Beautiful! A little “Koi Fix” for ya to get ya over that hump – Then downhill to the weekend 😊

Happy Pondering!

 

 

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



Koi Swimming In Mass | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I love to sit and watch the Koi swim and eat. It’s a daily pleasure for my whole family ☺ Watch this short video and I think you will see what I’m talking about. Feel free to stop by the nursery during business hours and feed them yourself! Be careful, the “Koi Bug” might get ya! 😁

Happy Pondering!

 

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



Monday’s “Moment of Zen” | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

This beautiful little Spicebush Swallowtail fluttered up and started probing around with his proboscis on this outdoor carpet by my front door. I guess he was getting moisture and/or minerals from  the recent rainfall. I thought this would make a nice Moment of Zen.

 

The Butterfly

Look, a butterfly. Did you make a wish?

You don’t wish on butterflies. 
You do so. Did you make one? 
Yes. 
It doesn’t count. 
   ~ Louise Gluck
Happy 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 Love Sunday mornings! No better time to count your blessings and reflect on the miracles all around us…

 

“As for me, I know nothing else but miracles,
Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan,
Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky,
Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of the water,
Or stand under the trees in the woods,
Or talk by day with any one I love,
Or sleep in bed at night with any one I love,
Or watch honey bees busy around the hive of a summer forenoon…
Or the wonderfulness of the sundown,
Or of stars shining so quiet and bright,
Or the exquisite delicate thin curve of the new moon in spring…
What stranger miracles are there?”
–  Walt Whitman

Have a Blessed day!

~ Mark C.



Stay Cool with Container Water Gardens | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

This is happening! 😊 Y’all Come!

Container Water Gardening is Cool on the Hottest Day! “Everyone wants a Water Garden”! Many are choosing a Container Water Feature for their home. These are easy to create, Very inexpensive and will fit in most any area. A Container Water Garden will Transform any outdoor space, a patio, deck AND even a room inside of the house with the sound of water! We will look at several different types of Aquatic Containers that you can use, LOTS of beautiful Aquatic Plants, Fountains and even small fish that you can keep in your Container Water Garden. AND we will put one together so you can see how easily it’s done!

Today we will host the final “Summer Seminar” of the season at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio. The theme is “Water” of course 🙂 Your welcome to come by and take part in the fun and the savings too (20% discount on Container Water Garden materials as well as Aquatic Plants!). Stay Cool with Container Water Gardens! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee.

When: Today! Saturday, August 18th. from 9am. till …

Where: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305

This class is FREE! Feel free to bring a friend. For more information call Jo or Sandra @ 731-424-2206 or e-mail at cartercountry@charter.net