Carter’s Garden Blog

Buy 1 Water Garden, Get 1 Free! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

What?! WOW! Am I serious? You bet I am! 😎

Now, please give me a moment to show you exactly what I’m talking about –

Water Garden #1

The “Daytime Pond”. Pond #1 is the Pond of your Dreams! Complete with Waterfalls, gorgeous Aquatic Plants & colorful Fish! A wonderful oasis to enjoy at your leisure.

Now with the purchase of a complete Water Garden package 📦 you also get “Water Garden #2”.

Pond #2 is included in all our Complete Water Garden packages. The Night Pond is my Favorite! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Check em’ out Side by side from the exact same angle. They are both so unique in their own way 😊


Here you can see em’ side by side! I ❤️ My daytime Oasis! AND – I ❤️ The Night Life’! Boom 💥 💥💥

PS: You can see some Beautiful Ponds at night at our upcoming ‘Moonlight Pond Tour’ Saturday September 14th!


Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206

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Monday Morning Moment Of Zen | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

It’s hard to beat the sounds of the river. Birds, boats, the lapping of the waves coming in… Heaven! I can close my eyes, relax & go to sleep in no time 😊

I hope you found some Zen in this video… Have a great day!


Mark Carter
Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305

Sunday Reflections…

I was up late last night and into the early morning hours. Playing with my new camera 📸 This morning all I wanted was a cup of coffee 😎

I walked into the kitchen to fix some coffee, Jo said ‘look by the chair’… Sure enough, she had me fixed up and ready at my favorite spot😊


“From the cupboard two mugs are brought
Grounds are measured, water hot
The drips fill up the coffee ***

From the spout the bold brew streams
One sweet with sugar, rich with cream
The other black, reflection gleams
Both give rise to wisps of steam

Anticipation piqued
Each unique

At first, slow sips with careful words
Not too much, don’t get burned

Pleasure comes with each sip
The words caressing from your lip
Drinks become deeper, feelings slip

My cup’s now empty, but my heart is lit”

~ Jaron


Have a great Sunday!


Mark C.

Saturday ‘Road Song’

Everyone loves a good ‘Road Song’. A perfect song to get behind the wheel and set off to… I have always loved this old John Kilzer song! Since Johns untimely death, it’s now available on iTunes with that entire album! In my opinion, one of the best rock albums EVER!

This has always been one of my favorites off this album. John was an Awesome musician! May he Rest In Peace!

Here’s the song –

I’m gonna get out on the Highway today myself! Y’all have a great weekend!

PS: Take a few minutes and put together a “Road Song Playlist” – Then get out and take a ride around your beautiful area of the world and enjoy!😎

~ Mark Carter

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

What a Beautiful morning! I am with the 180 Crew – Live from the All New Carlock Nissan! Come by and say Hi this morning OR Call with  your questions and comments – 731-423-8101  OR text us 731-277-5155!

Come by today and grab some supplies! We have some great sales and specials going on AND today is #FishyFriday! 😎💥

Big Steve and the crew at Carlock Nissan have some Deals for YOU! Come by and test drive one of these beautiful trucks and cars!

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!

Summer is still in full force and the gardens are going gang busters! Keep picking and weeding for now, but I see Fall on the Horizon 😊

Our construction crews are booking for Fall jobs now, give me a call to discuss your project! 731-424-2206 is my office number.


For the entire month of August, every Friday is a “Fishy Friday”! That means all of the fish you purchase are at a 20% discount! TGIFF! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN


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 GREAT Weekend!


Mark Carter
Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305

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

Another #Waterfallwednesday is upon us 😊 I ❤️ Waterfalls! Here are two (2) brand new Waterfalls that were just set in motion. These are on the same feature, and it’s a Very special Water Garden! I will show this whole project in a future Blog, once it’s complete… It’s still a “work in progress”.

I slowed the shutter speed down a little on this picture to really show the smooth, flowing feel of this waterfall. I think it turned out to have a very natural look and feel. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

This Waterfall & Stream enter a different part of the pond & create a very natural look and feel. The driftwood adds a nice touch too. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee


I LOVE seeing a new Water Garden come to life! There’s nothing like it 😊

I hope y’all enjoy my offerings for #WaterfallWednesday!


Mark Carter
Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305


Saturday, September 14th. – Join Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio & The Jackson Animal Care Center for the :

15th. Annual Moonlight Pond Tour

Enjoy a ’Magical Night’ exploring private gardens at this Unique Garden Tour. This is our annual Fall Pond Tour Fundraiser for the Jackson Animal Care Center! The Moonlight Pond Tour always falls on the Saturday night closest to the full Harvest moon & this year we got lucky! The Full Harvest Moon is THE NIGHT of the Tour! Boom 💥  Don’t miss this unique garden tour experience.

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.

See breathtaking night lighting effects on the Moonlight Pond Tour with Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

This Water Garden Tour was founded and is hosted each year by Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio of Jackson, TN (Madison County), and benefits the Jackson Animal Care Group.

The Moonlight Pond Tour takes place each Fall and coincides with the Full Moon (the Harvest Moon). The Moonlight Pond Tour showcases Water Gardens, Pondless Waterfalls, Disappearing Fountains, Koi Ponds & more, all under a Gorgeous ‘Moonlit sky’ & is enhanced by AWESOME Landscape Lighting | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

“People LOVE this event” says Mark Carter, Owner/Landscape Designer at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio. “This Tour is unique. Many people have never been on a Garden Tour, much less a Pond Tour, PLUS, this tour is at NIGHT! Once you see the Lighting effects and the Waterfalls shimmering & glowing and the brightly colored fish gliding through the Underwater Lights, you are blown away. This is a great night out with the family and/or a Wonderful Date Night” says Carter.

Now in its 15th year, The Moonlight Pond Tour features favorite Ponds from years past along with some awesome new Water Features to enjoy. This is a self guided tour and is easy to follow, so relax and have some FUN.

– The Jackson Animal Care Center receives 100% of the money from the tickets we sell for the tour! We Love and Support our Local Animal Care Center and we support their Mission in our Community. AND, we truly appreciate YOUR support! Without the community behind this, it won’t work. So please come out and help us make this a Success. It’s a Win-Win – Enjoy a GREAT night out while helping a worthy cause.”

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

Mark Carter
Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305