Carter’s Garden Blog


Sunday Reflections…

It’s so nice to have family staying with us for a spell. Even if they are in town for a funeral… Or should I say a “Celebration of Life”! My cousins and sister and myself spent so many good times here on the family place. We would sit up and talk, play, spend all night outside in the dark, many times getting in trouble 😇 Cousins are our first friends as children, at least that’s my experience 😊 For them, it’s coming home again. For me it’s a chance to catch up, visit & break bread together. I got up and cooked breakfast for everyone & we ate and had juice & coffee ☕️. It sure does feel good to have family!

Hey grandpa, what’s fer breakfast? Sausages with onions, fried eggs, toast with jam & save room for some country ham 😊

 

I remember when we were little kids and
would stay at grandma and grandpa’s
house all night.

We would get scolded when we talked in
bed until once again the room would
grow quiet.

Just when we thought we were out of
trouble, one of us would think of some-
thing funny to say. We could hear footsteps
coming down the hall, that meant that grandpa
was on his way.

Now grandma and grandpa could be quite
stern, but never could they be mean.
Mostly it was a lot of love that came
from them, that is what we had seen.

Finally we would settle down for the
night and before we knew it, it was the
next day. We weren’t so anxious to get up
because we had talked the night away.

Grandma would yell, you kids get up,
Get out of bed it’s time for you to eat.
We could already smell the biscuits,
bacon and eggs, we knew we were in for
quite a treat.

We were right because when we saw the
table set with all the goodies galore.
It only made us want to stay a grandma
and grandpa’s house more and more and
more.

   ~ Terry Wheeler

 

It’s a bittersweet reunion, but you count your blessings where you can.

Rest In Peace Mark Asher! 🙏🏻

 

God Bless! Here’s to Sunday Mornings with Family!

 

Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

Rainy Sunday morning. My wife rolled over and said “let’s just sleep in”… Perfect 👌🏻 Enjoy your Sunday 😊

Sometime a rainy morning is a good thing 😊

There will come soft rain and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;

And frogs in the pools singing at night,
And wild plum trees in tremulous white;

Robins will wear their feathery fire,
Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;

And not one will know of the war, not one
Will care at last when it is done.

Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree,
If mankind perished utterly;

And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn
Would scarcely know that we were gone.

   ~ Sara Teasdale

 

Mark C.



Friday Radio Report…

Today is a Super Fun Day! We are LIVE at Carlock Nissan on a remote! You gotta stop by!!! Test drives! Giveaways! Drawings & more!!! Every test drive enters you to win $1,000.00!

The 180 Crew is LIVE at Carlock Nissan! Come by and see us and test drive one of these Awesome vehicles!

Nostalgia break- We got to talking about the old Datsun cars and trucks that were big back in the day. Nissan merged and replaced the old Datsun – Progress!

Lots of calls about Spring Landscaping! When to trim, when to aerate & overseed fescue lawns & more!

Spring is Coming! Be ready!

  •  It’s time! Trim! Crepe myrtles! Roses! Most all deciduous shrubs & trees!
  • aerate and overseed fescue!
  • Topdress and till garden beds (thank me later 😊).
  • Get all your Landsacpe Designs completed and start building!
  • Clean out Water Gardens and Koi Ponds starting now.
  • Everything is Happening!

The Blacksmith song lyric question of the day was –  a Tool song – Scism!  The winner gets a $10 gift card to the Blacksmith! Joe called in first & nailed it! Bam 💥!

We also talked about the World Famous Ginny’s Ice Cream – ONLY available at Grubbs Grocery in Jackson, TN! 

 

Wow! Fun day with the 180 Crew as usual!

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.!

Happy Pondering 🤔
Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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Sunday Reflections…

What a beautiful morning! And, WOW what a difference a day makes… Just a couple of days ago we were freezing & talking about record lows, but today we might see 70! I literally had to smack a bug off of me yesterday evening! It feels like a Spring morning 🌞 Maybe Punxsutawney Phil was right? Spring is coming sooner than later! 🙏🏻

Year after year these daffodils are a sure sign of Spring. It won’t be long now until I get to see them bloom again. My Grandma planted them & they are special ❤️😊

I’ve already started my preparations for the season & believe me, I’m ready!! The Super Bowl plays today 🏈 then, it’s on to Spring!

“He knows no winter, he who loves the soil,
For, stormy days, when he is free from toil,
He plans his summer crops, selects his seeds
From bright-paged catalogues for garden needs.
When looking out upon frost-silvered fields,
He visualizes autumn’s golden yields;
He sees in snow and sleet and icy rain
Precious moisture for his early grain;
He hears spring-heralds in the storm’s ‘ turmoil­
He knows no winter, he who loves the soil.”

~ Sudie Stuart Hager

 

Have a blessed day!

PS: Go Patriots! 🏈

 

~ Mark Carter



Sunday Reflections…

A beautiful morning! Cold, but not too cold. I put my coat on and went for a little walk, you can see and feel that Spring is coming, but not just yet…

A beautiful Winter morning sunrise!

The calendar flips to February this week, another milestone on our road to Spring! Not to rush the seasons, but I am ready 😊

Now it’s on to breakfast with my family, Sunday’s reward! Time with family is the 1 thing you can’t purchase more of… Love = Time on a cold Sunday morning!

The fruit offsets all the pork in a proper breakfast meal 🥘😇

“Is not January the hardest month to get through?  When you have weathered that, you get into the gulfstream of winter, nearer the shores of spring”.

~ Henry David Thoreau

 

Have a Happy Sunday!

 

~ Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

Cold, icy mornings are great for sleeping in 😴 We stayed up late watching movies 🎥 with our son last night – Tha’ Birthday boy 😊

My little boy ain’t so little any more… 17 years old & 6’2”!

We are going to stay in today & watch a little football and spend some good quality time with each other. Time is flying by!  It’s here & it’s gone… 17 years it seems, in the blink of an eye…

I’m counting my blessings today. And trying to figure out where all the time has gone 🤔

Have a great Sunday!

 

PS: Go Pats! 🏈

 

Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

I’ve been thinking about my Garden the last few days. Im planning some new things for 2019 & beyond. The planning/design process keeps me going this time of year! The bare trees & dormant shrubs & plants look dead to  many, but I see what’s right around the corner 😊 Spring is Coming!

I Love watching the seasons change in the gardens around the Nursery! It won’t be long till Spring is Ushered in 😊

“How can those who do not garden, who have no lot in the great fraternity of those who watch the changing year as it affects the earth and its growth, how can they keep warm their hearts in winter?”
~ Francis King

Happy Pondering 🤔

Mark Carter