Carter's Water Garden


Our Annual April 1st. ‘Chilly Willy’ Plunge is ON!!!

“As Per Tradition”, we, the “Distinguished Few” will meet at the “Big Pond”, at the Nursery to Take our Annual ‘Chilly Willy Plunge” exactly at sunrise, which is 6:41am in the morning! I am, SO! excited! 💥 Last years plunge was canceled by the “Pandemic”… But this year, IT… IS… ON!!! Tomorrow morning is the 1st day of the END of our ‘Mask Mandate as well! So feel free to come on out topless! You are still welcome to wear a mask of course, and we will make our respective plunges this year in smaller than normal groups as well. So Come on! 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. This year to make people more at ease in our “Social Distance’ world, we will limit it at 8 people per group plunge. The 1st group as always 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 unique activities in our area! 💥🍾

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, it’s gonna be COLD 🥶

REMEMBER – please RSVP so I will know how much coco and mimosas to have ready 👍🏻

  • Bring your own towels! 2 or 3 of them!

– Hot coco will be available.
PS: There’s a rumor that a ‘certain someone’, will be serving Mimosas for an epic Sunrise 🌅

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

Hee Haw y’all! See ya’ in the AM!

Mark C.



Waterfall Wednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond and Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Some people call it Hump Day… I call it #waterfallwednesday (In the voice of Carl)😂

Yes, we again find ourselves at the midpoint of another week, and as they say “It’s all downhill from here”… Maybe that’s why Wednesdays and Waterfalls work so well together? They both flow downward to an end 😊

This is Luna standing by one of our Waterfalls. She is a beautiful calico (one of our “Nursery Rescues”) and loves to be right there with you when your out around the nursery.

You have probably seen this kitty cat 🐈 before and this Waterfall as well, but, not as much as I have 😊 And I still just love both of em’❤️
So enjoy your Wednesday! It’s all downhill from here… #waterfallwednesday

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com
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Are You Ready For Frost & Freezing Cold Thursday, Friday & Saturday Morning?

This is just a friendly warning to be ready… We have 2 nights of below freezing temperatures coming and 3 mornings of probable frost! Be prepared!

Bring houseplants back inside. Cover tender plants with row covers, sheets or whatever you have available to protect them. Unhook and drain your hoses… It’s a lot of work, but worth it in my opinion.

Many peoples ornamental trees have started to emerge (Japanese Maples) as well as perennials and have even set out peppers and tender annual crops…

Things we can do –

  •  Bring in potted plants 
  • Cover tender plants with sheets and/or plastic!
  • Cover veggies 🍅 🌶  🌽
  • IF you have an irrigation system, time it to come on before sunrise and run till after. Waters thermal properties are amazing.
  • We can’t change the weather, but we can be prepared! 

I even cover my Japanese Maples!  Lots to do, but it’s worth the effort! This has been an eventful weather year, but fret not! We will get past this soon. Don’t you just LOVE Tennessee Weather 😊

Have a great day & be ready! You have been warned…

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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Monday Morning Moment of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Don’t blink 👁 … It’s Monday once again! “Got anymore of that Weekend”??? The older I get, the more I become ‘pro 3 day weekend’ 😊 Thank goodness for my Waterfalls! This time of year, as everything is waking up, coming out and the weather is getting warmer, I’m out by my Ponds and Waterfalls more and more. My Waterfalls and Koi make mornings and evenings so much more relaxing and bearable. Especially on a busy Monday morning…

Enjoy this Little ‘Moment of Zen’…

Let’s all have a wonderful Monday morning!

Mark Carter
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…

When you live at a Nursery, there are still many things to do on a Sunday morning. Check the Greenhouses, water plants, etc… This morning there was a little storm cleanup, and we had to check all the Fountains and Ponds for debris in the skimmers and the like (Bad wind and storms last night). But I love it 😊 Walking into a warm greenhouse, the smell of the plants and the beauty of all the plants, Heaven! I’m still sitting in the greenhouse as I type this ❤️ The north wind is blowing outside today… But in here, it’s a Sunny, Warm Spring day!

You might not have a greenhouse, but I hope you get out and enjoy this beautiful day!

“I like to think of people as a greenhouse
We are only a short moment in history
We can be radiant and beautiful
We can diffuse bliss and contentment
We can show the world that there is more to it 
Some of us are short-lived gardens
We forget to water ourselves
Forget that we need sunshine to live
We forget that most on our rainy days
When clouds swarm our four walls
And the light of day does not touch us like it used to
Our flowers droop, fall, and die
We are only plants that require attention
Living objects that some pick up and some only marvel at
We are unique and earmarked
We are not the same
But each of us are fascinating in our own way
Do not forget to take care of yourself
You have so much more to yourself
Than the desolation you feel”

~ authentic

Brunch is fixing to happen 😊

Mark C.



It’s High Time You Got That Water Feature You’ve Been Wanting! | Carters Nursery, Pond and Patio | Jackson, TN

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

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

We are open Tuesday Wednesday Thursday & Friday from 8am. – 5pm. Saturday from 8-2!

Water Features for most any budget! Koi Ponds, Waterfalls, Pondless Waterfalls, Recreation Ponds, Disappearing Fountains & Classic Fountains, including Custom Design Services and Complete Installation.
We offer Easy Financing as well as an 18 Months Same as Cash option where you pay 0 % Interest and no fees! Yes! 💥 Winner Winner 🐓 🍽

Spring has Sprung at Carters Nursery!

Y’all Come,

Mark Carter

Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

2846 Old Medina Rd.

Jackson, TN 38305

731-424-2206

http://www.cartercountry.com

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Friday Radio Report | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Good Morning! I’m walking into the studios of WNWS 101.5 FM, in downtown Jackson, TN! I am going LIVE from 9-11am with Dan Reaves and Seabass on the 360! We are going to talk about Outdoor Living, Spring Gardening and Whatever YOU want to call in and talk about!

I’m on the 360 with Dan Reaves & Sea Bass on Fridays from 9-11am Call in with ALL your gardening and Outdoor Lifestyle questions at 731-891-6161 OR – Listen LIVE at 101.5 WNWS – FM Talk Radio – on your smart phone using your TuneIn app.!

Everything is happening in the garden right now! 
– Planting!
– Trimming and pruning! 
– Clean up under your fruit trees! And apply dormant oil IF the buds haven’t broken…
– Design and planting of shrubs and trees! 
– Mulching! Etc… Gardening is back!

Call us with your questions! When you call in, you get to set the discussion and ask the questions ☎️ 731-891-6161

Pond Maintenance season is back as well!

We are open today until 5pm! And Tomorrow 8am – 2pm.! 

Stop in and get some Garden and Pond supplies! Spring is Springing as we speak! https://carterslandscape.com/wp/contact

– Call your friends and y’all Tune in! 93.1 or 101.5 FM 9-11am. Today! Jackson, TN
– Call in with ALL you questions! 731-891-6161

Fishy Friday’s are back for 2021! 20% off KOI ALL DAY on Friday at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio! 



PS: Carters Nursery is open to serve you! Please be courteous and wear your mask when inside the office … God Bless🙏🏻

– I’m on the 360 with Sea Bass & Dan Reaves Fridays from 9-11am Call in with ALL your Outdoor Living questions 731-891-6161

Have a Great Friday! 

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

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Waterfall… Thursday? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN
March 25, 2021, 8:31 am
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It doesn’t really rhyme does it… Waterfall Thursday? BUT, when you see and hear what happened to this tired old Waterfall, you might just climb aboard the #Waterfallthursdayexpress 🚂

These folks had this Waterfall installed over 15 years ago (Not by me 😊) And were really wanting a better looking Waterfall. They have also had problems with Herons eating their fish… Sounds familiar to me. I hear this all the time and I LOVE to improve on things. I call these kind of projects “Face Lifts”. We come in with some specimen quality boulders and stone and completely rebuild the waterfalls. Then we re laid the stone in the Pond itself and we added a fish cave to help protect their fish from future Heron attacks. We also added some really nice lighting to the Pond and the new Waterfalls!
Check out the Before & After shot 👇🏻

The older Waterfall was a simple stack of common field stones. Not awful, but very average and after years of viewing, needed an update. The bottom picture is after we rebuilt using some larger boulders and moss covered stone. Lights are tucked within the stone work as well as some aquatic plants that will spread and soften the design. Can you say “Facelift”!

Well, this is my offering for the newest hashtag campaign out there… Wait for it….

It’s Waterfall Thursday! 🎉🍾🎈

Have a wonderful day! 😊

Mark Carter

Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, TN 38305

731-424-2206

http://www.cartercountry.com



Have You Been In Cartercountry’s Boutique Lately?

Spring has Sprung and the Nursery is coming back to life ☘️🌼❤️😊 We have all the Spring Pond Water Treatments stocked up and ready and plants are starting to come in as well.
But have you seen what going on in the Garden Shop & Boutique?

It’s really looking like Spring in the Boutique!

We have your Pond Supplies ready!

Spring Pond Supplies at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Gifts and clothing as well!

Did I mention Jewelry? And gifts?

Spring is here! Drop by and see us 😊

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

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Monday’s Moment Of Zen | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I worked on my own Gardens yesterday! It was such a beautiful day and thank goodness, with Jo and Jacobs help, we got it looking really good! We are back to feeding our Koi again as well, so I got that going for me 😊 When we went to clean this little Disappearing Fountain up, I was blown away by the lack of maintenance that it takes to keep this little Water Feature looking great! These few leaves in the water in the lower basin was really all there was to clean up after Winter. I just Love ❤️ this little Water Feature!

This is my offering for your Monday Moment of Zen. I hope you enjoy this beautiful day😊

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

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