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Happy Halloween 🎃 From Carters Nursery Pond & Patio

Well, the build up has been incredible! And the day is finally here! HAPPY Halloween 🎃 👻🕷

I know one guy who Lives for Today… Mr. Michael Myers! Have you ever wondered what he does on a normal day?

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!!’

Getting ready in the morning has become a ritual…

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

I don’t care who you are, ya’ gotta stay in shape! 

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

There’s always something to do…

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

Don’t forget to take a break now and again! All work and no play…

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



Sunday Reflection’s…

No matter what the weather or the day of the week, when you have living things that depend on you, you take care of it. Life on the farm, life in the garden, in the greenhouse, the backyard and the living room too…
So knocking out todays check list took a little longer than expected… but it got done, and then we had brunch 😊

Later this evening we’re gonna have a good bonfire 🔥 Nothing much better than that…

“Every day— 
Sunup, sundown— 
You will find 
A chore ‘round. 

Forget the list 
Of things “to do, ” 
One never finishes, 
Nor is through. 

They multiply 
Throughout the day… 
Won’t go away. 
They’re here to stay.”

~ Walterrean Salley


Have a great Sunday!

Mark C.



It’s Saturday Morning, The Nursery is OPEN Till 2pm | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Top Soil | Mulch | Pumpkins | Pansies | Wheat Straw | Stone & Gravel | It’s Halloween Weekend 🎃

What a calm, cool, beautiful morning! It’s Halloween 🎃 Weekemd 🎃 The Waterfalls are flowing, sprinklers are sprinkling and The gates are open! We are here to serve YOU today till 2! 

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

Mulch, plants, sand, gravel, stone by the pound or by the pallet, sod by the piece, pond supplies, koi food, you name it, we’ve got it for ya’. Plus – We still have some Beautiful Pumpkins 🎃

The gates are opening as I write this! 

Y’all Come! 


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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Friday Call In Radio | Everybody Talks | WNWS 101.5 FM | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Good Morning! Here we are, Halloween 👻 Weekend! It’s a another BEAUTIFUL DAY in Jackson, TN! I am walking into the studios of WNWS 101.5 FM, in downtown Jackson! I will be going ‘LIVE’ from 9-11 am with the two Coolest Cats Around 🐈‍⬛ – Mr. Seabass and Sir Chuck Walker, on the best little show in Jackson – “Everybody Talks” ! 

I’m LIVE today from 9-11am Call in and lets have some FUN! 731-423-8101

I’ll be here from 9-11am – So get your questions ready! We will be talking Outdoor Living, Koi Ponds, ‘Cool Season’ gardening, trimming, mulching, landscaping, pumpkin carving, 💥TN VOLS UNDEFEATED FOOTBALL 🏈 💥 and Halloween 🎃 Tune in! 

We will talk about just about anything that YOU want to talk about! Ask a question, send in a picture, share a story (but please, NO politics!) It’s Friday! Call in and join us – 731-423-8101

For 20 years Ive been involved with this Friday Talk Show and it just keeps getting better! The phone # is still the same – 731-423-8101

– HEY, You can listen, and you can call in and talk… the # is the same that it has been for over 20 years – 731-423-8101. But, did you know you can text your comments and questions? 731-277-5155

Did you know you can text us? Texting us is so easy! 731-277-5155 Give us a shout out from the road… Happy Halloween 👻

Also – Come by and see us at the Nursery! We are open today until 4pm and tomorrow 8-2! Fall is in the air! 

Fall is in at Carters!

Come on in to Carters Nursery and get what you need for your Fall Garden and your Koi Pond! We have Plants, Shrubs & Perennials! And all the cool season Pond treatments you need! Including Cool Season Koi Food & Cold Water Bacteria! We’ve got stone by the pound and Sod by the piece! Plus cool hats, jeans, garden decor and gifts in our ’Unique Boutique’!


Give us a call 📞 I’m looking forward to seeing 👀 ya’ on the air…

It’s 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 Wednesday | #Waterfallwednesday | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Good Morning 🌞 Turn around and another week has passed… It’s Waterfall Wednesday!
Today I was looking at all the leaves 🍁 on the ground and blown into piles around the place… It gives me a melancholy feeling… But, it always does, and I know it’s just part of the changing of seasons. So I try to find beauty in the leaves, and I guarantee you one thing… My Waterfall helps! Check out this short reel featuring my leaf strewn Waterfall and the voice of an angel, Eva Cassidy…

#Waterfallwednesday is here! The weekend is coming! Enjoy this 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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Pond Tip Tuesday | Pond Tips | Koi Pond Tips | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We have had a long, HOT Summer and have enjoyed feeding our ‘Finned Friends’ every day  But now we are going into the cooler months of the year and one of the most asked questions I get is – “When do I STOP feeding my Koi in the Fall?”

A very important tool to have in your pond is a simple pond thermometer. When temps drop below 60 I start feeding “Low Temp. Fish Food” & some fresh fruits and veggies like peas, oranges, grapefruit & carrots. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

It’s very important to take your fish into the colder months as healthy & happy as possible! They are cold blooded and their metabolism will soon slow to a crawl! So feeding the right foods now will really help them for their long journey through Fall & Winter.

When the water temperature hits 60 degrees I discontinue regular Koi Food and start feeding Cool Season Koi Food. I also start giving them some daily treats like fresh or frozen veggies and fruits like (peas, carrots, grapefruit, oranges & melon). These food are a good source of vitamins & minerals and help to ready them for the Winter.

Get your Pond Supplies, Cold Water Bacteria & Cool Temp Koi Food at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

After the water temp drops to 55 degrees I slow my feeding down to 1 time per day with just cool temp Koi food. Then after the water has reached 50 degree’s F. (sustained around 10 days time) STOP all feeding until Spring!

This is tough on me… BUT, I know it’s something that I have to do for their overall health. Feeding them when their metabolism is in Winter mode can/will kill them! So even on a warm day when they are literally begging for food – DON’T DO IT!

And don’t forget – keep the skimmer free of leaves & other debris. I even drape a leaf net over my Pond. It keeps maintenance down to a minimum.

Enjoy this beautiful #Pondtiptuesday!

Happy Pondering!


Mark Carter

Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio

2846 Old Medina Rd. 

Jackson, Tn. 38305

Ph# 731-424-2206

www.cartercountry.com



Monday Morning Moment of Zen | #Mondaymorningmomentofzen

Fall is such a beautiful time of the year!❤️🍁 One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to hang out around the fire-pit with family and friends. Watching a fire 🔥 burn is much like watching a Waterfall… You can relax and just be, and not worry about other things… This is a perfect place of Zen.

Last nights fire 🔥 was a good one! It helped to set the tone for the week ahead…

Have a great Monday!

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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Sunday Reflection’s…

What a beautiful morning! The sun is out and it’s so warm I was able to sit outside in my shorts and a T-shirt this morning 😊 We are past our 1st frost and freeze now, so I guess you can call this an Indian Summer… And I’ll take it! In 8 days we will celebrate Halloween 🎃 Then we enter the Holiday Season 🦃 🎄It all comes so fast 💨 I’m still trying to enjoy the Fall Color before it disappears… Here are a few pictures of some Fall Color that I have captured on film over time. Enjoy the season at hand, it’s the best one, and the only one that’s real right Now ❤️

Colorful foliage, almost no bugs, beautiful weather, football, fire pits… I Love Fall 🍁🏈🎃🔥

“Looking out my window
In October’s golden light, 
I see a beauty unsurpassed,
A truly lovely sight.

Leaves are saying soft good-byes
As they come floating down
To make a nature’s carpet
Of yellow, red, and brown.

Mountain tops, now turned to white,
Forewarn of winter chills,
While trees, like golden rivers,
Wind their way up through the hills.

Throughout our world’s creation
You will ever find it thus,
Kaleidoscopes of color,
In God’s hand, the artist’s brush.”

~ Alora M. Knight

Have a great Sunday 🙏🏻

~ Mark C.



LIVE Call In Radio | Happening NOW! | Friday Radio Report | WNWS 101.5 FM | Everybody Talks | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Good Morning! Here we are 10 days from Halloween 🎃 and the weather feels so nice  It’s a another BEAUTIFUL DAY!  I am walking into the studios of WNWS 101.5 FM, in downtown Jackson, TN! I’m going ‘LIVE’ from 9-11 am with Seabass and Chuck Walker on the best little show in Jackson – “Everybody Talks” ! 

I’m LIVE today from 9-11am Call in and lets have some FUN! 731-423-8101

I’ll be here from 9-11am – So get your questions ready! We will be talking Outdoor Living, Koi Ponds, ‘Cool Season’ gardening, trimming, mulching, landscaping, pumpkin carving, TN VOLS UNDEFEATED Football  and LOVING FALL  Tune in! 🏈

We will talk about just about anything that YOU want to talk about! Ask a question, send in a picture, share a story (but please, NO politics!) It’s Friday! Call in and join us – 731-423-8101

For 20 years Ive been involved with this Friday Talk Show and it just keeps getting better! The phone # is still the same – 731-423-8101

– HEY, You can listen, and you can call in and talk… the # is the same that it has been for over 20 years – 731-423-8101. But, did you know you can text your comments and questions? 731-277-5155

Did you know you can text us? Texting us is so easy! 731-277-5155 Give us a shout out from the dog house 

Also – Come by and see us at the Nursery! We are open today until 4pm and tomorrow 8-2! Fall is in the air! 

Fall is in at Carters!

Come on in to Carters Nursery and get what you need for your Garden and your Pond! We have Plants, Shrubs & Perennials! And all the cool season Pond treatments you need! Including cool season Koi Food! We’ve got stone by the pound and Sod by the piece! Plus cool hats, jeans, garden decor and gifts in our ’Unique Boutique’!


I’m looking forward to seeing ya’ on the air…

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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Water Feature Wednesday | #waterfeaturewednesday | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Is it just me or is October moving fast 💨 Only 12 days till Halloween 🎃 And it’s already #waterfallwednesday… Scratch that, it’s #waterfeaturewednesday! 💥
Checkout this beautiful Custom Fountain. It’s a disappearing fountain, meaning the water flows into an underground chamber where it’s stored and recirculates from there.

I just LOVE this Water Feature ❤️ It sounds so good 😊 It really sets the mood in this beautiful backyard patio garden 🪴 With the lighting, it becomes a 24 hour feature… Enjoy it all night! It just keeps on bubbling bubbling bubbling…

Have a Great #waterfeaturewednesday! #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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