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Our Annual “April 1st Chilly Willy Pond Plunge” Will Be The Coldest EVER! | Jackson, Tennessee

“As Per Tradition”, we, the “Distinguished Few” will meet at the “Big Pond”, at the Nursery & Take our Annual ‘Chilly Willy Plunge” exactly at sunrise, which is 6:41am. In the morning! Always a fun event! But, tomorrow mornings ‘CWP’ will be taken at a crisp, 27 degrees Fahrenheit… A record low temperature! Can you say shrinkage 🥶

Get here early! Sunrise is 6:41am! You will need time to park and walk to the ponds edge. As you know, only about 15 people at a time have room to get in the pond comfortably, the 1st group in will be “first come, first in”! So I would get here early if you want to be in the official photo, that will probably be on the cover of the soon to be published Photo Book about our unique, little group! 🍾

I will open the gates as early as possible so everyone can get a number and get in position. I recommend that you come dressed in your chosen ‘Plunge attire’, wearing a robe or heavy coat & water shoes or flip flops. Some have even worn Cover All’s that they unzip and step right out of.

REMEMBER – Bring your own towels! 2 or 3 of them!

– Hot coco will be available.

Man, am I ready for this! 🌞 Viva La’ ‘Tradicion’!

He Haw y’all! See ya’ in the AM!

Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

What a BEAUTIFUL, Cold Sunday morning! Maybe it feels so cold because it has been in the sunny 70’s for a while now… The old saying rings true – “If you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute”… 😊 That’s the Good news – after Tuesday we are back in the 70’s & maybe even the 80’s! Bad news – FREEZE WARNING TONIGHT! 🥶 I gotta play musical chairs with my potted plants again…

My Grandma planted this flowering Almond many years ago. I had to sit down when I saw it blooming. Brings back memories of her ❤️ Stories I can share with my son too. I Love Old “Memory Plants”!

”So fair, so cold; like a morning of pale spring still clinging to winters chill.”

~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Have a great Sunday with the ones you love!

PS: Don’t forget- Freeze Warning tonight!

 

Mark C.



Time For That Water Feature You’ve ALWAYS Wanted! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

There’s an old saying in my business- “Everybody wants a pond, they just don’t know it… Yet”!

PS: It became an old saying, because it’s true! Come by the nursery and check out our multiple Water Feature displays & you too, will see what I mean 😊

Saturdays in the Garden are the Best!

Y’all come by today! We are open 8am – 2pm.

Springtime in Tennessee! 🎉

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
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Friday Radio Report | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Great morning at Carlock Nissan with the 180 Crew! We are covering it all like the morning dew 😊

The 180 Crew is LIVE at Carlock Nissan! Come by and see us and test drive one of these Awesome vehicles!

Lots of gardening questions this morning! Spring is in FULL Swing! Come by the nursery and check us out!

Come by Carters Nursery and check out our Pondless Waterfall displays!

 

Carters Nursery is setting up for the weekend at the Big Red Barn in Memphis for the Shelby County Master Gardeners! Come by and see us 😊

The Shelby Co. Master Gardeners hold their annual ‘Spring Fling’ every Spring at the Big Red Barn by the Agricenter International. We have been doing this show for many years now. Come by and see us through Saturday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tn.

 

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.!

 

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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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Before & After + 20 Years | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I LOVE before and after pictures of Landscapes. They are powerful! A simple idea can literally transform an area to something completely different. This one goes back a bit… 20 years or so. I came across these pictures while I was cleaning out some files and thought I would share them today. After all, it’s Thursday & everyone is posting throwback pics 😊

This area was planned to be a “Filler Area” in the landscape with cross ties and ground covers. BUT, I talked them into more…

This area beacame their favorite spot in and around the house. I took this after picture around 20 years after the initial installation while I was there to speak to a local Garden Club about Water Features in the Landscape. Still such a beautiful spot to spend time.

This is my offering for #Throwback Thursday😊

Have a great one!

 

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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com
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A Little “Hump Day Koi Fix” | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Just a short video today of one of our display ponds. The koi are swimming and coming around to see what I’m up too 😊 And Scout makes a surprise drive by…

We are feeding daily now! The water temperature is finally right in all the Ponds at Carters Nursery, so daily feedings are on the schedule again 😊 Stop by and see what’s happening for a good dose of Spring! A “Nurseryfix” if you will 😉

Have a great day!

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
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Water Feature Commercial | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Spring is here and we are ready to service your Water Feature & Landscaping needs. Come by the Nursery for plants, supplies & help. OR call for a Design Consultation to create a Custom Water Feature of your own!

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
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Monday Morning Moment of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

This Koi was enjoying himself rooting around the Pond on this beautiful Spring evening! I hope this brings a little Zen to you Monday morning 😊

Have a great day!

 

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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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http://www.cartercountry.com
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Sunday Reflections…

I slept in this morning… Didn’t get up till 6! And it felt great! 😊 Yesterday was a FUN day of talking, visiting and cooking for everyone at our annual Spring Fest…. But it wore me out 😉 After we got it all cleaned up and settled in for the evening, I went to sleep in my chair around 8pm.! I asked Jo why she didn’t wake me up to go to bed, she said I was sleeping so good she hated to bother me 😊 PS: It WAS some good sleep! I want to say “Thank you” to everyone who came out yesterday to visit, say hi 👋, pet the animals, eat lunch and helped to make this annual event a success! Happy Spring to ALL!

Kids having fun 😊 That’s what it’s all about! Thanks to everyone who helped us ring in Spring!

The year’s at the spring
“The years at the spring,
And day’s at the morn,
Morning’s at seven;
The hill-side’s dew-pearled;
The lark’s on the wing;
The snail’s on the thorn;
God’s in his Heaven-
All’s right with the world!”
   ~ Robert Browning

 

Have a great Sunday Morning 🌞

 

Mark Carter



Today is the Day! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Join us today for a little fun, a little food and a bit of learning at our annual Spring Fest & Customer Appreciation Day!

The Maintenance Class will start at 9am, the Petting Zoo will be open by 10 and lunch will be ready around 11:30! 😊

CARTERS NURSERY POND & PATIO’s 21st. ANNUAL SPRING FEST. March 23rd. 2019

Bring the family and come help us usher in Spring!

Jackson, Tn. – Come join us at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio for our 21st. Annual Spring Fest. & Customer Appreciation Day! We will have lots of fun, food and informative things to take part in!

Bring the kids and let them pet the animals at the ‘Petting Zoo’ 😊

Bring your whole family out to Carters Nursery and enjoy the animals with us at our 21st. Annual Spring Fest! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio| This Event is Free.

For the Adults – We will have several opportunities for you to learn all about Water Gardening and Aquatic Plants. You can get all the information you will need to Design, Build and Maintain a Beautiful Water Feature of your own. We will have a Maintenance Workshop to teach attendees how to clean and maintain a Water Garden

We have maintenance classes & a great Q&A for attendees! Everyone loves to learn more about their Water Features. Even the kids have fun.

Get here early to take part in the class. We are going to perform a full Pond Cleanout -We will show you how to properly catch and tank the fish, how to cut back and divide the aquatic plants, break down the filters, etc… During the class we will have an in depth Q & A – After this class you will know all about Proper Pond Care! Classes will start around 9am. and will go all the way through till 2pm.

We will discuss Aquatic Plants and  how you can introduce more Aquatic Plants into your Waterscape AND your Landscape.

 

Mark will be cooking lunch at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio’s ‘Outdoor Kitchen’! “I’m firing up the Saffire Grill & The big AOG Grill too. Y’all come on out and enjoy the day with us at our 21st. Annual Spring Fest.

“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 event because I get to grill & cook – & I am gonna cook up some good food for everyone that comes!”

 

What: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patios 21st. Annual Spring Festival & Aquatic Workshop

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

When: Saturday, March 23rd. 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 Specials for the Spring Season and “How To” Classes taught 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