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Halloween Hump Day Koi Fix – The Ghost Koi | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

What a perfect day to discuss the scariest of all Koi – The Ghost Koi!

The Ghost koi has gained some popularity in the last few years, but many “Koi people” still do not recognize them as a true koi! – they are refereed to as Ghost carp instead.

The “Ghost Koi” is a product of breeding a mirror carp with a metallic Ogon Koi. For this reason many Koi purists don’t consider them a true “Koi”…

They are very hardy fish and much less susceptible to diseases. They also grow extremely fast! Both of these traits make them a great first Koi!

Ghost Koi don’t have a lot of markings like other Koi so their beauty comes from their shining metallic scales! Their colors can vary from dark to cream to silver and even golden. The head is generally creamy and the body colors will widely vary depending on the parents color.

I guess what I’m saying is, even though they have a scary name, & the fact that it is Halloween – Don’t be wary of the Ghost Koi! They are really pretty cool 🙂

Enjoy your Koi! AND – HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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Happy Halloween From Carter Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Zultan has taken a horrific twist… Beware! Beware!

PS: Happy Halloween!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
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Zultan Speaks! | Cartercountry.com | Jackson, TN

Zultan the Great! I listened to several of Zultans predictions and readings, I thought, WOW! How far we have come with technology, to have access to something like this in my own house. Then I realized that he wasn’t even plugged in… Aghhhh! 👻

PS: Here’s another reading just for you 🎃💀

 

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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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What Does Your Future Hold… | Cartercountry.com | Jackson, Tennessee

Have you ever wondered “What does my future hold”? Yea, me too… Luckily, thanks to my lovely bride, we have a spooky, live in ‘Soothsayer’ to give us advice and help answer questions. Meet- Zultan ‘The Great’

Zultan is cool, but all this soothsayin is adding up!

I had Z’ do y’all a special Monday Morning Fortune – Check it out!

PS: Your Welcome 😉

 

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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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Sunday Reflections…

The leaves are really starting to show now. We rode all over yesterday looking at the trees and enjoying the cool weather.

The Fall Color is looking gorgeous, get out and enjoy the beauty today.

Yesterday was the 300th. day of 2018… Not a huge milestone, but worthy of note. Time flies … Now Fall is in full swing & the color is right at peak – get out and enjoy the day with friends or family 😊

 

“There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.”
~  Nathaniel Hawthorne

Peace,

Mark C.



Last Saturday Before Halloween, Get Pumpkins, Straw & Corn Stalks Before it’s Too Late! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

Time is flying by! Halloween is Wednesday and your having a party tonight! But you don’t have any decor…

We’ve still got some awesomeness for Halloween Deco – But not for long! Pumpkins, straw bales, corn stalks, Indian corn 🌽 mums, pansies & more! Open today till 2pm. – Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson Tennessee

Open today – 8am till 2pm. 🎃

Yall Come!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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Friday Radio Report…

Lots of FUN with the 180 Crew today!

Lori Nunnery with Visit Jackson TN  was in the studio to let us all in on what’s up in Jackson, TN this weekend! For more info go here – http://www.visitjackson TN.com 

It’s time to keep an eye on your water temp! When temps drop below 60 I start feeding “Low Temp. Fish Food” & some fresh fruits and veggies like peas, oranges, grapefruit & softened carrots. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

LOTS of call in questions and texts today!

  •  what variety of crepe myrtle should I plant for a specimen quality tree – try a Natchez multi trunk and you won’t be disappointed!
  • Can I cut back my Aquatic Plants now? Yes! Nows the time!
  • Its also a great time to use Cool Temp. Water Treatments & Koi Food!
  • Great time to plant ornamentals like shrubs & trees 🌲
  • Ebony Embers is the dark leafed Crepe Myrtle that was mentioned today by a caller – 😉
  • Get out this weekend and check out the beautiful Fall Color!

– Prayers for Dan Reaves and his family over the loss of his Grandma 🙏🏻  https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/?action=obituaries.obit_view&CFID=b94e6614-90a6-49fe-8580-4d9baa9e7f98&CFTOKEN=0&o_id=5432906&fh_id=14418

And as always – Today is a fishy Friday!

For the next few weeks every Friday is a “Fishy Friday”! That means all of the fish you purchase are at a 20% discount! TGIFF! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Have a Great 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
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A Day In The Life Of’ Mike…

They tell me that most of us get more conservative as we get older. It makes sense, we get married, have kids, we earn more $$ and have more to conserve! We also set up routines that we follow throughout our daily lives  – exercise, eating, checking email, etc.. So I got to wondering if everyone across all boundaries followed suit?

Check this out! – A day in the life of Mike

Mike likes his morning brew! You wouldn’t believe how cranky he gets if he ain’t had his Java!!’

The old “morning constitutional” – With all the daily chores ahead – this is a great time to do a little multitasking & check my email & texts!

Believe me folks, the “middle age spread” is REAL! Gotta eat right and do my crunches!

Guess  who drew “bake sale” at the school fundraiser… Red Velvet Cake is the perfect choice!

I need a little “Me time” every now and again – nothing better than kicking off my shoes 👠 and enjoying a good show and a cold drink!

You might even think the monotonous life we all leed has tamed & subdued Mike to the point that homocide is just off the menu… ?

Oh well… You know it’s hard for a leopard to change his spots 🎃

Happy Halloween y’all! 🎃

 

~ Mark Carter



Waterfall Wednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I had an enjoyable,in-depth conversation yesterday about Waterfalls & Design. I’m in the final design phase of a cool project with multiple Waterfeatures involved & as we went over the plans and sketchs on site we started getting in depth on how the different waterfalls would crash & turn & flow, etc… My client is really happy with the plans and ideas that we laid out and he gave the thumbs up to begin. Before we ever began his initial design he came by my office and looked at some of my work. We looked at many project photos & he and his wife even attended one of our Pond Tours. Yesterday he told me that I was a “Waterfall Master”…


They say it takes anywhere from 6-10 years to get great at something, depending on how often and how much you do it. And that it takes 10,000 + hours to master something, but I think it varies from person to person and depends on the skill and other factors.

Today is Wednesday ie; Hump Day – ie; Waterfall Wednesday 😊

I’ve collected quite a few pictures on my Pinterest page of Waterfalls, Water Gardens, Pondless Waterfalls, Ponds, etc. that we have designed and built over the last few decades – check some of em out today. A waterfall is a magical thing!

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Thanks!

Have a great Waterfall Wednesday!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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9 Tuesday’s Tiil Christmas? 🎃 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Did you know that Christmas is on a Tuesday this year? I didn’t either until the other day while running into a store for a quick purchase I had a lady say to me “Only 10 Tuesday’s left before Christmas”!

Don’t get so far ahead of yourself that you forget about today!

It seems to get earlier every year now… Blaring Christmas music in early October? Candy canes & sleighs 🛷…

I don’t know about you, but I’m going to carve a few more pumpkins 🎃 & go to a few more bonfires 🔥 before I start hanging Christmas stockings! Here’s to enjoying each season on its own merits 😊

Jeees! I haven’t even been to the Haunted Farm yet… Turn off jingle bells and let’s enjoy a happy Halloween or a Fall Fest… 

ps: Only 9 Tuesday’s till Christmas 😂

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
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