Carter’s Garden Blog


Sunday Reflections…

I was up early to drink coffee and enjoy these wonderful morning temperatures 😊 We were up late last night seeing over the latest Moonlight Pond Tour event. What a wonderful, beautiful night! The weather was perfect & so many people came through to look at the Gardens & Ponds.

It was such a perfect night for a Pond Tour! I just Love this Waterfall! ❤️

Jo and I spent the majority of the night at the nursery selling tickets and visiting with friends new and old. We saw lots of family’s young and old alike, just enjoying being outside in the garden, under the Harvest Moon 🌝 It made me think of this poem by Carl Sandburg-

“Under the harvest moon,
When the soft silver
Drips shimmering
Over the garden nights,
Death, the gray mocker,
Comes and whispers to you
As a beautiful friend
Who remembers.
Under the summer roses
When the flagrant crimson
Lurks in the dusk
Of the wild red leaves,
Love, with little hands,
Comes and touches you
With a thousand memories,
And asks you
Beautiful, unanswerable questions.”
   ~ Carl Sandburg

Thanks to everyone who participated and donated to the Jackson Animal Care Center! And a very special Thank You to the wonderful Homeowners who allowed us all to stroll through their Gardens in the Moonlight 🌕❤️

Have a Wonderful Sunday!

 

~ Mark Carter



Friday Radio Report | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Good morning on this Beautiful Friday the 13th! I am LIVE with the 180 Crew on 101.5fm! Call in – 731-423-8101 OR text to 731-277-5155!

Triskaidekaphobia is fear or avoidance of the number 13. It is also a reason for the fear of Friday the 13th, called paraskevidekatriaphobia or friggatriskaidekaphobia…

Call in with ALL your Water Gardening questions, Gardening inquires & Outdoor Living comments 😊 Cool season gardening is upon us!

  •  plant veggies
  • aerate & overseed fescue
  • fertilize lawns
  • plant shrubs & trees
  • get firewood together for bonfire 🔥
  • say a prayer for the Vols 🙏🏻
  • Most importantly- Don’t miss the Moonlight Pond Tour Saturday 🌕

We are on a LIVE remote this morning at Carlock Nissan on Vann Dr.! Come by and do a test drive, or just say Hi 👋🏻

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! Plus… Even More!

The call in # is – 731-423-8101 OR you can text us at 731-277-5155!

Saturday night is the Full Harvest Moon 🌝 Come out and enjoy the Moonlight Pond Tour with us!

The Moonlight Pond Tour is tomorrow, Saturday the 14th.  The Tour will start at Dusk (appropriately 7:00 pm). Buy your tickets at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio.

Call the Nursery for more info at 731-424-2206 OR come by and pick up tickets at 2846 Old Medina Rd  Jackson, TN 38305.

Come by and get your tickets! AND don’t forget, today is #FishyFriday! 😎💥

Don’t forget to come in today to save $$ on some Beautiful Koi! #fishyfriday!

For the entire month of September, 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

Have a Great evening! I hope to see y’all at the Moonlight Pond Tour!

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.!

 

I ❤️ My Job! 😊

 

Mark Carter
Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305
731-424-2206
https://www.cartercountry.com


9/11/2001… Never Forget! God Bless America 🇺🇸

A Heavy blow was struck against us all that day.

• 2,977 Americans were Murdered!

• 343 Firefighters died saving others! Many that survived are dying from cancer now at an alarming rate! Thank a Firefighter today…

We survived! We united! We rebuilt!

God Bless America! #neverforget

Its been 18 years now. My wife was pregnant with our son when it happened. He is 17 now and a senior in high school. Many in his class don’t know much of anything about what happened on 9/11! Watch the memorials with them today. Tell them what happened that day & how it made you feel! We owe it to our fallen brothers and sisters to Never Forget! #neverforget !

I still remember this like it was yesterday! My wife was pregnant at work when the towers were struck. Everyone was scared to death of what was next. So many died that day 😢 We can #neverforget

I’m going to hug my wife and my son a little harder today! We are going to talk and discuss what happened and why.

God Bless You All! & God Bless America! 🇺🇸

PS: Here’s a link to local coverage of 9/11 that morning by my old friend Bill Way. If you want a Live account of that day, listen to this… http://billwayshow.libsyn.com/the-91101-show#OoeJIyV0leTqC9Mf.01

 

 



Sunday Reflections…

I spent the evening rigging this little wall hanging display of history in my living room. My fathers side of the family goes back to the beginning with the old company town of Bemis. LOTS of history here. My dads side of the family processed and spun the cotton into thread. My mother’s side grew, chopped and picked the cotton.

This is an old Bemis cotton sack and an old scale. My grandma & great grandma we’re both original Bemis Cotton Mill families. Something about seeing the name gives me a feeling of history.

Now machines do everything that was once done by hand… Prep, plant, spray, pick, gin, spin, sew & go – All by machine now. We have come a long way in a short time! 🙏🏻

“When I was a little bitty baby
My mama would rock me in the cradle,
In them old cotton fields back home;

It was down in Louisiana,
Just about a mile from Texarkana,
In them old cotton fields back home.

Oh, when them cotton bolls get rotten
You can’t pick very much cotton,
In them old cotton fields back home.”

~ Credence Clearwater Revival

 

Have a Great Sunday!

 

~ Mark Carter



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

Good Morning from Carlock Nissan! I will be LIVE with the 180 Crew from 9-11am to take your Gardening & Outdoor Living questions 😊 Call 731-423-8101 Or text your comments to 731-277-5155!

For the entire month of September, 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

Big Steve has some HUGE deals! Come by and check out the possibilities! Test drive a Nissan for a chance to win $1,000.00! These deals are so good, that I just bought a brand new Nissan Rogue! And, we LOVE it!

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! Plus… Even More!

LOTS of things to do in the Garden! The cool season is upon us!

Good Morning! Go Vols! 🏈💥

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
Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305
731-424-2206
https://www.cartercountry.com



Happy Labor Day From Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Labor Day is a national tribute to the contributions that American workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Enjoy this day off… You earned it! 😎

 

God Bless America! 🇺🇸💥

 

Mark Carter
Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305
731-424-2206
https://www.cartercountry.com



Sunday Reflections…

Sitting here watching the first hummingbirds of the day starting to feed, I realize that I’m a lucky man… Many don’t get to see them up close and personal like this. Some fly in and out of the feeders quickly for just a sip. A few stick more to the flowers 🌺 I have planted for them, and a few, that are regulars aren’t scared at all and will sit on a feeder and drink till they have had their fill! They trust that I won’t hurt or bother them. These are my favorites and the ones I call ‘my babies’ 😊

This is one of my ‘Babies’. If I am outside by myself, they act is if I’m not there at all. I ❤️ Hummingbirds 😊

I have feeders in several spots around the gardens, but my porch is their favorite. Maybe because there are also flowers 🌺 that they enjoy too? A ‘Plethora’ of feeding options if you will …

Plant flowers with tubular blossoms and the hummingbirds will come to feed. Butterflies 🦋 too 😊

 

…when you are convinced that all the exits are blocked, either you take to believing in miracles or you stand still like the hummingbird. The miracle is that the honey is always there, right under your nose, only you were too busy searching elsewhere to realize it. The worst is not death but being blind, blind to the fact that everything about life is in the nature of the miraculous.

~ Henry Miller

 

Have a blessed Sunday!

 

~ Mark Carter