Carter's Water Garden


Sunday Reflections…

Good afternoon 🙏🏻 I always try to post a Sunday Reflections blog, and they have almost always been in the morning. The morning just got away from me 😂 Coffee ☕️ Chickens 🐓 Breakfast 🍳 Picking up, cutting back, composting, trash duty, etc. Preparations for the coming season… Plus Preparations for the coming week 😊 February is only a few days away and I already have Spring Fever 🍀

The buds are swelling on my Saucer’ Magnolia! Spring is coming!

Thursday is Groundhog Day, the half-way point of Winter! Then it’s a downhill roll into Spring ❤️

Have a great afternoon!

Mark C.

“Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle … a seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl.  And the anticipation nurtures our dream.”

~ Barbara Winkler



It’s Friday! | Tune in for LIVE TALK RADIO on WNWS 101.5FM | Everybody Talks | Carters Nursery Pond&Patio | Jackson, TN

I’m walking in the door of 101.5 studios and man am I excited! I am about to sit down with the Hardest Working Man in Show Business! Join Me as I sit down with Seabass on Everybody Talks! 

 

LOTS of stuff happening in Jackson TN AND, lots of stuff happening in the garden right now! 
– Trimming trees, including the ever popular Crepe Myrtle! 
– Clean up under your fruit trees! And apply dormant oil! 
– Design and planting of shrubs and trees! 
– Composting!

And so much more! Call in and we can talk about it 731-423-8101

– Tune in! 101.5 FM 9-11am. Today! Jackson, TN
– Call in with ALL you questions! 731-423-8101

Did you know you can text us? Texting us is so easy! 731-277-5155 Give us a shout out with your questions!

No matter where you are, you can pick us up! Even the “Dark Side of the Moon”!

We are cleaning up the nursery, making plant orders for Spring and we are here to serve YOU! 

Stop in and look  around https://carterslandscape.com/wp/contact
Fishy Friday’s are back for 2023! 20% off KOI!


Thanks and have a great weekend! 

– I’m on Everybody Talks with Sea Bass Fridays from 9-11am Call in with ALL your Outdoor Living questions 731-423-8101

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…

2023 is definitely off to a quick start for me. Back to work is an understatement… But certain things slow you down to pay homage and reflect on. Like my son turning 21 this past week ❤️ Milestones like this really make you reflect. Saying “time flies” just doesn’t tell the story, but in a way it does sum it up… Time is such an illusion. It slips right through our grasp and pours through our fingers, and we can never get it back. We have had a lot of time well spent together! I’ve made a point to spend as much time as possible with my family and with my son over the past 21 years! And the only regrets I can think of are the few things we didn’t get to do… YET! I feel very blessed to have him in my life and I look forward to what the future may bring.

The future looks bright for my little (6’3”) 21 year old son. What an impressive man he has become. 🙏🏻❤️

Sunday brunch and coffee are forthcoming ☕️ 🍳

“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend” ~ Theophrastus

Have a great Sunday!

~ Mark C.



Sunday Reflection’s…

A new year and I have been busy planning for it! Business plan, events, pond tours, workshops, jobs, early buys, plant orders and more… I haven’t missed a sunrise or sunset in 2023 yet! No it’s not a resolution… But I do really enjoy watching both 🌞🌅 Here’s a little collage of some of 2023’s best from the Beach!

Now is when the real work begins…

“Sunrise looks spectacular in nature; sunrise looks spectacular in the photos; sunrise looks spectacular in our dreams; sunrise looks spectacular in the paintings, because it really is spectacular!”

~ Mehmet Murat Ildan

Mark C.



Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Events List 2023

Welcome to 2023! I have been planning this years event schedule over the last several days… And I hope you are as ready as I am! Here is a basic layout of 2023 events with Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio. 

Sunday, March 12th. – Daylight Savings Time! Spring Forward ⏰

Date TBA. – Carter’s Nursery Pond & Patio’s Spring Pond Workshop! Pond Maintenance Classes, Seasonal sales! + Snacks & refreshments for all! Come out and help us kick off SPRING! (Saturday 9amtill 2pm.) This is a FREE event. Dates and more info coming soon 🔜

 I’m excited about Spring Fest.  Spring is Coming!

Sunday, April 9th. – Easter

Sunday, May 14th. – Mothers Day

Evening By The Pond (1st one is Thursday, May 18th. at 6:30pm).
Come out and enjoy a laid back evening exploring a beautiful garden & relaxing by the pond. We always enjoy some good food, visit/meet friends & we always have an educational program on Water Gardens, Aquatic Plants, Fish OR some cool subject for all that come. We hold these little “get together’s” during the warm season so that you can enjoy the Water Gardens in the evening and experience the Outdoor Lighting. If you would like to come & enjoy the evening with us please let us know and you will be put on the e-mail invitation list. Call Jo at 731-424-2206.

Our ‘Evening by the Pond’ is fun and educational! Please rsvp so we will know how many to prepare for. 

May 26th thru 29th. We will be closed in observance of Memorial Day! Have a GREAT Weekend! 

June 18th. – Fathers Day – Lets all remember Dad! 

Pond Tours in 2023
We are sponsoring two (2) Pond Tours this year; a Summer Pond Tour (June 24th.) & a Fall ‘Moonlight’ Pond Tour (September 30th.).

I’m excited about our Pond Tours this season! 

Saturday, June 24th – Our 25th. Annual Summer Pond Tour – Our ‘Summer’ Pond Tour (Always the Saturday after Father’s Day) is A FUN and Beautiful Day! This is a Self-Guided Tour and LOTS of Fun! Tickets are $20 ea. (children under 12 are FREE!). Carter’s Nursery is “Pond Central” for the Pond Tour and we invite you to come by throughout the day to sit a spell, have a drink & a snack and look at the BEAUTIFUL Gardens and Water Features.

July 4th (Tuesday) – Independence Day! We will be closed the 2nd., 3rd. & 4th. in observance of the holiday.

God Bless America

July 15th (Saturday) 9am – 2pm – ‘Get Your Feet Wet with Water Gardening!’ We are hosting a Water Gardening workshop at Carters Nursery to introduce you to the Water Gardening Lifestyle! Please call to register. This is a Free event.


September 30th .
 The 19th Annual ‘Moonlight Pond Tour’ – 
This is our Annual Night Time Pond Tour! The tour always falls on a Saturday Night closest to the Full Harvest Moon!! Don’t miss this Unique Garden Tour Experience! Tickets are $20 ea. (children under 12 are FREE!). Carters Nursery is “Pond Central” for the Pond Tour and we invite you to come by throughout the evening to sit a spell, have a drink & a light snack. Enjoy the Fire Pit and look at the BEAUTIFUL Gardens and Water Feature Lighting.

My favorite event of the year! Don’t miss this year’s Moonlight Tour! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

October 30th. (Saturday) 9am – 2pm – Fall Pond Workshop & Customer Appreciation Day. Come take part in our Workshops & Pumpkin Carving Classes! Snacks and drinks! + BIG SALES for the Fall Season for all that come!

We roll out the Fall “Welcome Wagon” every year at Carters Nursery for our annual Workshop & Appreciation Day! Y’all come! 

Daylight Savings Time is over – Sunday, November 6th. 2023.


Thanks, all of us at Carter’s Nursery hope to see you here! Call me with any questions at #731-424-2206. Here’s to a GREAT 2023!

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 Reflections…

“Do you remember where you were when you heard that Elvis had died? I sure do. I really remember my mother crying and calling her friends. He was truly loved! RIP To the King of rock n’ roll!” 

Do you remember where you were? 

IF you remember where you were, leave a message or a short story… I would love to hear it 🙏🏻

“Some people tap their feet, some people snap their fingers, and some people sway back and forth. I just sorta do ’em all together, I guess.”

~ Elvis Presley


PS: AND – Happy Birthday to another cool cat – Zachery Hall 💥

Have a Great Sunday!

~ Mark C.




Happy New Year! 🎊 2023 Has Arrived! 💥

Another New Year = A clean slate. A blank canvas. An open road of possibilities! I for one am excited for the opportunities that 2023 brings…

2023 = An open road of possibilities! Are you ready? Happy New Year!🎆🎊🎈

The future is what we make of it… You hear that a lot… & in my experience, it rings true! Lets make 2023 the best year yet!

“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man.”

~ Benjamin Franklin

💥Happy New Year!💥

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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It’s New Years Eve! 🎊 2022 Went By So Fast 💨 I’m Ready to Welcome 2023!

Here we are, standing at the crossroads of another year… So many choices to make, so much work to be done. So many blessings to count and so much more to look forward too! A wise lady told me that ’Every day above ground is a Blessing!’ 

So many opportunities lay ahead! So many choices… Here’s to a Happy New Year! 🎈

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”

~ Robert Frost

I hope we all have a wonderful evening closing out 2022! And here’s to a HUGE 2023! 💥

“Should auld acquaintance be Forgot and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be Forgot and days of auld lang syne? For auld lang syne, my dear,for auld lang syne, We’ll take a cup of kindness yet,for auld lang syne.”    

 ~ Robert Burns


HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Mark C…



It’s Christmas Eve 🎄🎅🏼❄️

I’m up early, getting ready for our annual family Christmas Eve Dinner 🥘 In just a few hours we will have about 20 house guests including at least 4 dogs 🐕 🤩 Christmas music, movies, pie 🥧… It’s always nice to spend time with your family ❤️

Getting ready for a BIG Day & a Long Night…

I hope you have a wonderful day & an even better evening and night! 🎅🏼 And, Here’s to all the good boys and girls out there! Merry Christmas 🎄

There is a little Magic on Christmas Eve

A Visit from St. Nicholas

By: Clement Clarke Moore 

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her ’kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap, 
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow 
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer, 
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
“Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Donder and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!”
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St. Nicholas too.
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a pedler just opening his pack.
His eyes—how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle,
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night.”

Have a Wonderful Christmas Eve! 

Mark C.



Waterfall Wednesday, Winter Solstice Style | Carters Nursery Pond&Patio | Jackson, TN

Today is the 1st. Official Day of Winter ❄️ And not to be outdone, we are about to set some Winter records… Yes, snow and record low temps and windchills are coming!
On top of all that, today is #waterfallwednesday, so I feel like I have to combine the two… Have you ever seen what super low temperatures can do to a Waterfall? Check this little video out of my pond on a COLD Day 👇🏻

Wow right?! This is one of the many reasons I Love my Waterfalls ❤️ There is something special in every season! I love a little ice baby 😳 But this might get bad…

I hope y’all are ready for this weather! 0 degree temps with – 25 degree wind chills 🥶 Bundle up! Take up some water! Keep a dry hose to top off your pond if needed! And drip those faucets 💧 🙏🏻

Have a great Waterfall Wednesday!

AND, Have a VERY Merry Christmas 🎄 🎅🏼❄️


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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