Carter’s Garden Blog


Saturday September 14th. Don’t Miss Out On A Little “Dancing in the Moonlight” on the Moonlight Pond Tour

Two weeks from today is the most magical night of the year! The Full Harvest Moon + The Moonlight Pond Tour = Magic! 💥 We are all gonna be ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’!

What: The 15th. Annual Moonlight Pond Tour
When: Saturday, September 14th. 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

My favorite Pond & Garden Tour of the year! Y’all Come!

Mark Carter
Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305
731-424-2206
https://www.cartercountry.com



Friday Radio Report… | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Good morning on this Beautiful Friday, the beginning of Labor Day Weekend is here! I am going to be LIVE with the 180 Crew from The All New Carlock Nissan from 9 till 11am! Please give me a call with ALL your Gardening Questions! PLUS- The Moonlight Pond Tour is Coming!

100% of tickets sales and donations go directly to support our local Animal Care Center! Help us spread the word.

Big Steve and the whole Carlock Nissan family have a very special Labor Day weekend planned! Come by and take advantage of all these savings and specials!

Stop by Carlock Nissan this morning and say HI! They are also inviting everyone to stop in for a great deal! Plus – if you take a test drive, you will be entered to win $1,000.00! Plus… Even More!

– This is the “Official end of the Summer Season”, but we know better! There is still LOTS of fun to be had in the garden.

  •  Time to aerate & overseed Cool Season Lawns!
  • Cool Season Gardening is HERE!
  • Start those seeds!
  • Keep an eye on watering! We are going into some dryer times of the year. Keep watering!
  • Take some time, everyday & get outside and sit down and just breathe…

The 15th Annual Moonlight Pond Tour is only 2 weeks away! Our efforts support the Jackson Animal Care Center! Help us spread the word!

Tickets are $20 ea. (kids under 12 are FREE!). 100% of ALL ticket sales & donations go to the Jackson Animal Care Center.
Carters Nursery is “Pond Central” for the Tour and is stop #1. We invite you to come by the Nursery anytime throughout the evening to sit a spell, visit & have a drink & a snack. Enjoy the fire pit, listen to some music and explore the BEAUTIFUL gardens & water features beneath the Full Harvest Moon 🌝 | Get your tickets NOW at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tennessee

Check out the Video –

The Nursery is Closed for Labor Day Weekend. We will reopen for regular hours Tuesday, September 3rd.

God Bless America! 🇺🇸💥

 

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.!

 

Have a Happy Labor Day Weekend! 🇺🇸

 

Mark Carter
Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305
731-424-2206
https://www.cartercountry.com



Moonlight Pond Tour Is Coming! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Only 2 weeks from this Saturday! The FULL Harvest Moon & The Moonlight Pond Tour- Saturday September 14th. Don’t miss this Unique & Wonderful ‘Night Out”!

In its 15th. Year, The Moonlight Pond Tour still helps animals! The Jackson Animal Care Center gets 100% of ticket sales and donations 🐶🐱

Watch our new promotional video:

Please Like & Share to help us spread the word!

Thank you all 😊 And I hope to see you at the Moonlight Pond Tour Sept 14th.

 

Mark Carter
Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305
731-424-2206
https://www.cartercountry.com



Waterfall Wednesday | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

This is an Awesome Waterfall!! I normally post videos of Waterfalls that we designed & built, but this week I wanted to share this one. This Pond is located at the headquarters of my distributor of Pond Filters & Supplies in Chicagoland, Illinois. This Waterfall even has a cave/grotto behind it!

Here’s a view from inside the grotto looking out. Pretty cool huh kids 😊

Now check out the video of this gorgeous Waterfall!

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This is my offering for #waterfallwednesday

Have a GREAT day!

 

Mark Carter
Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305
731-424-2206
https://www.cartercountry.com



Remembering What Once Was…

On a recent trip to the ‘Chicago Land’ area I went by one of our favorite old places with my son. We have been going up there for 20+ years for training events and for many years the dates fell on our wedding anniversary. So by accident we found this old joint and just fell in Love with it!

Capone’s Hideaway

This is the way it was at Capone’s Hideaway & Steakhouse. It goes way way back to old AL’s time in the roaring 20’s & 30’s. He literally used this as a Hideout from the law back in the day…

Jo & I looked forward to having dinner here for many years. We loved the atmosphere & the stories of its heyday when it was a ‘speakeasy’ during prohibition times. They used to make beer and liquor in a chicken coop behind the place and pipe it in through copper pipes underground… The pipes are still buried there by the way 😎

This is what the place looks like today… The building has been condemned and at this point, is just a memory.

It was very disappointing to see what has happened to this place… For several years now there have been rumors that it was being remodeled and would be open again. But, the city condemned the structure & apparently it will soon be a thing of the past. I took my son by to see what was happening to the place and as you see, nothing good😞 The only nice thing left is the view of the beautiful Fox River…

Capone’s is right on the Fox River. It’s about 40 miles outside Chicago. Imagine how far out in the country this place would have been back in the 20’s… No wonder he hid out here. It would have been impossible to find this joint.

This is just a rambling memory of a place and time that’s long gone… But still fresh in my memory 😊

 

Have a GREAT Tuesday!

 

Mark Carter
Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305
731-424-2206
https://www.cartercountry.com



Monday Morning Moment Of Zen

Feeding my Koi everyday is a big part of my Zen! It’s become a ritual and it really helps keep me centered. I also LOVE turtles! So when I visit Aqualand each year for our yearly certification training, their Indoor Turtle Pond is one of my favorite things to visit! I took my son Jacob with me this year and he fell in love with the turtles (of course) & now wants an indoor turtle pond of his own 😊 Jacob has pet turtles 🐢 and has his whole life. His turtles are outdoor and spend the winter buried up Hibernating. We will look into the idea of an Indoor Pond and see what happens 😊

Have you ever fed a turtle by hand? They love veggies, insects, worms & these Koi snacks too 😊

Check out this short video of Jacob feeding the turtles in the Indoor Turtle Pond.

I hope this short video of Jacob hand feeding the Turtle brought a smile to your face & maybe a little Zen too…

 

Mark Carter
Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305
731-424-2206
https://www.cartercountry.com



Sunday Reflections…

My son and I have been on a business trip for the last week & I think we both learned a lot & had a great time to boot! But, there’s nothing like going HOME! Home is where the ❤️ is 😍

Jacob sure had fun on this learning trip! We earned CEU’s to keep our Master Certification up to date. AND they had Koi to feed😊 NOW we get go home and feed our own Koi babies! #Theresnoplacelikehome

 

“It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realized what’s changed is you.”

~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

Have a a great Sunday!

 

Mark Carter