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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

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

A great morning with Dan & Sea Bass- The 180 Crew! We are LIVE in Medina, TN at Rhodes Family Diner! The BIG STORY this morning? Big Steve from Carlock Nissan is buying breakfast! So come on by😊

‘Live’ from Rhodes Family Diner in Medina, Tennessee!

Lots of great folks are pouring in to say hi and grab a bite to eat! Someone will win a 50” Smart TV this morning too! BUT, you have to come in, to win 😊

Win a 50” Smart TV just for stopping by Rhodes this morning! Plus- FREE BREAKFAST!

Lots of calls and questions today about gardening and landscaping!

  •  Time to cut back roses 🌹
  • Trim hollies and boxwoods
  • Feed & fertilize plants
  • Aerate and overseen fescue lawns
  • Clean Water Gardens
  • Trim aquatic plants

Im posting this early in the show in the hope that you can make it over for breakfast 🍳

– Join us tomorrow for our Annual Spring Fest at Carters Nursery!

Have a Great Weekend!


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.!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
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Spring Fest is Saturday at Carters Nursery! Y’all Come!


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

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 Clean-out -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.

We will fire up the AOG Grill & in Carters Nursery’s Outdoor Kitchen & cook lunch for all that come!

“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 Y’all Come!

~ Mark Carter

Sunday Reflections…

What a Beautiful Sunrise! The official “1st. Day of Spring” is on Wednesday, but judging by the way it looks & feels – Spring has Sprung!

Nothing says Spring more than blooming Daffodils 🌼

I’m staying outside ALL Day today 😊

Yall have a Great Day too! ❤️


Spring Morning

Where am I going? I don’t quite know.
Down to the stream where the king-cups grow-
Up on the hill where the pine-trees blow-
Anywhere, anywhere. I don’t know.

Where am I going? The clouds sail by,
Little ones, baby ones, over the sky.
Where am I going? The shadows pass,
Little ones, baby ones, over the grass.

If you were a cloud, and sailed up there,
You’d sail on water as blue as air,
And you’d see me here in the fields and say:
“Doesn’t the sky look green today?”

Where am I going? The high rooks call:
“It’s awful fun to be born at all.”
Where am I going? The ring-doves coo:
“We do have beautiful things to do.”

If you were a bird, and lived on high,
You’d lean on the wind when the wind came by,
You’d say to the wind when it took you away:
“That’s where I wanted to go today!”

Where am I going? I don’t quite know.
What does it matter where people go?
Down to the wood where the blue-bells grow-
Anywhere, anywhere. I don’t know.

~ A. A. Milne


Monday Morning Moment of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

What a difference a day makes! Just a few days ago I had ice on my Waterfalls & my Water Wall too… BUT, not today 😊 I hope this short video & the sound of the Water will bring a bit of Zen to your morning!

Happy Pondering 🤔 Spring is upon us!


Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
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Spring Fest Video | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Spring is almost here! Help us ring it in with our annual “Spring Fest & Customer Appreciation Day”! Check out our video for the whole story 😉

Happy Pondering 🤔


Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
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What Are Your Plans On Fat Tuesday?

Fat Tuesday is upon us! It doesn’t mean as much to us in Tennessee as it does to the folks down along the gulf, But if you live in Mobile or Fairhope or New Orleans or almost any town in those areas, it means an all day Party is at hand! Fat Tuesday translated from French means “Mardi Gras”!

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, a time for fasting and giving things up – BUT, not today! Today is a PARTY! Everyone eating & drinking & dancing & saying “laissez les bon temps rouler”! Which means – “let the good times roll.”

Now it seems everyone celebrates Mardi Gras, we even have a parade and celebration here in little Old Jackson, TN! 😊

My advice, have Fun! And, pace yourself!  And no matter what you do, don’t eat too much King Cake! 😂


Have a great Mardi Gras!

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! 🎈🎉


~ Mark Carter