Carter’s Garden Blog


Sunday Reflections…

It’s that time again. Time to make the annual menu for Thanksgiving dinner with family. It’s really simple to communicate with everyone nowadays via text and email to figure out the big questions – What, When & Where… But this year, for many of us, there’s another big question… How?! Some are distancing because of health reasons, some to keep the crowd size down as a preventative, and some are just staying out and requested a plate of food be dropped off for them… A very different Thanksgiving indeed… But still, I’m Thankful!

Now all that is done… Dinner at my house! I got ham again 😊 and sweet potatoes 🍠… and pecan pie 🥧… And, the responsibility of giving the Thanksgiving prayer 🙏🏻 How to put into words how I feel about all that I have to be Thankful for… PS; it’s a LOT! And yes, I’m Thankful for the opportunity!

Would you like Thanksgiving Ham? Mark I am. I love fixing Thanksgiving Ham! I love to fix it here or there, I love to fix it anywhere. I love to fix it with homemade jelly. Then I put it in my belly 😂


“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.”

~ John F. Kennedy

Here’s to the upcoming Holidaze…

Mark C.



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

Good Morning! I’m walking in the door of Marilyn Jackson Gifts in Jackson, TN! All I can say is WOW! 🤩 This place is off the hook and LOADED with Christmas goodness🎄 Tune in NOW! LIVE REMOTE today with Dan Reaves and Seabass on the 360! A YUGE radio program! In fact, it’s too big to fail! 💥

Come by and see us today! 405 Vann Drive in Jackson, Tennessee 38305! Gifts for every occasion!

This year has flown by and next week we celebrate Thanksgiving! I won’t be in next week, so I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving now! 🦃🍁🔥

Next week we celebrate Thanksgiving! The whole team at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio wants to Thank YOU for supporting our business all these years! We wish you and your families a Very Happy Thanksgiving 🦃
Stop in and look 👀 around 😊 https://carterslandscape.com/wp/contact

NO subject is off the table, BUT, “Outdoor Living & Gardening” is #1 with me Drop us a call with ALL your questions at 731-891-6161

– Tune in! 93.1 or 101.5 FM 9-11am. Today! Jackson, TN
– Call in with ALL you questions! 731-891-6161

A few of Carters Nursery’s products :

Bulk & Bagged Mulch
Potting Mix
Soil Amendments 
Seeds
Hanging Baskets
Annuals
Perennials
Stone Yard
Gravel
Pond Supplies
Koi & Goldfish 
Much much more!
We have a Full Line of Pond Supplies and Water Treatments in stock at Carters Nursery!

Keeping your pond clear and healthy is easy with our Organic Water Treatments.

We carry a complete line of Water Treatment products at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio! 

We also have some great Garden Decor and Unique Gifts at our Boutique and Gift Shop! Check our commercial 👇🏻

We also have some Healthy, Beautiful KOI!!! 
Every Friday is Fishy Friday! Come in Today and get a great discount on Koi! 20% of your entire order.

For the entire month of November 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

PS: Carters Nursery is open to serve you! But, please remember to be courteous, wear your mask and keep your social distance … God Bless

Have a great Weekend! 

I’m on the 360 with Sea Bass & Dan Reaves every Friday from 9-11am Call in with ALL your Outdoor Living questions! 731-891-6161


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…

The wind blew last night! So much that I had to take down one of our wind chimes that has never been a problem… WOW!

The leaves 🍁 came down like rain! And still are today.

Bill Way used to call that windy night that always comes in November a “Leaf Stripper”. Last nights wind was definitely that! All the Birch trees are bare. As are the pecans, walnut, maples, sassafras, and persimmon trees. The oaks held on to many like they always do. But the writings on the wall… Winter is Coming!

There are LOTS of leaves 🍁 to clean up in the Landscape today! But the wind 🌬 is gonna have to die down first…

Don’t ya’ just love fall! 🍁 🔥

“Come, little leaves,” said the wind one day.
“Come o’er the meadows with me, and play’
Put on your dress of red and gold,—
Summer is gone, and the days grow cold.”

Soon as the leaves heard the wind’s loud call,
Down they came fluttering, one and all;
Over the brown fields they danced and flew,
Singing the soft little songs they knew.

~ George Cooper

Have a great Sunday!

Mark C.



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

Good Morning! I’m walking in the door of the WNWS Studio in downtown Jackson, TN! I am going LIVE from 9-11am With Dan Reaves and Seabass on the 360! A YUGE radio program! Massive! The Biggest! In fact, it’s too big to fail! 

NO subject is off the table, BUT, “Outdoor Living & Gardening” is #1 with me Drop us a call with ALL your questions at 731-891-6161

– Tune in! 93.1 or 101.5 FM 9-11am. Today! Jackson, TN
– Call in with ALL you questions! 731-891-6161

When you get out and about, stop by Carters Nursery and do a little shopping 🛍

A few of Carters Nursery’s products :

Bulk & Bagged Mulch
Potting Mix
Soil Amendments 
Seeds
Hanging Baskets
Annuals
Perennials
Stone Yard
Gravel
Pond Supplies
Koi & Goldfish 
Much much more!
We have a Full Line of Pond Supplies and Water Treatments in stock at Carters Nursery!

Keeping your pond clear and healthy is easy with our Organic Water Treatments.

We carry a complete line of Water Treatment products at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio! 

We also have some great Garden Decor and Unique Gifts at our Boutique and Gift Shop! Check our commercial 👇🏻

We also have some Healthy, Beautiful KOI!!! 
Every Friday is Fishy Friday! Come in Today and get a great discount on Koi! 20% of your entire order.

For the entire month of November 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

PS: Carters Nursery is open to serve you! But, please remember to be courteous, wear your mask and keep your social distance … God Bless

Have a great Weekend! 

I’m on the 360 with Sea Bass & Dan Reaves every Friday from 9-11am Call in with ALL your Outdoor Living questions 731-891-6161



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



Veterans Day 🇺🇸 Thank You For Your Service!

Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day, because November 11th. was the day they signed the Armistice that put an end to WWI. Back then it only honored those who died in war. But in 1954 the day became known as Veterans Day & now honors all who have served our country. So let’s all thank a veteran today! Without all their hard work & sacrifice, we wouldn’t have the privileges & freedoms that we enjoy today.

Happy Veterans Day!

“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.”

~George Washington

Thank You to ALL Who Served!

God Bless America!


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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Tomato 🍅 Tuesday… Getting Close To The Bottom Of The Barrel

There’s not many things that I enjoy more than a Tomato 🍅 Sandwich 🥪 So wonderfully simple… Bread, sliced homegrown tomatoes, mayonnaise, salt & pepper, and a glass of tea. Maybe some chips? Maybe not!

Good, fresh white bread is important for a great Tomato 🍅 sandwich. And fresh homegrown maters! These are the Cherokee Purple variety. My personal favorite.

Now we are in mid Fall and we are coming to the end of the Tomatoes for the year… A sad and scary time for many of us 😞 We always get a big final load of tomatoes 🍅 in Fall, and they normally carry us past Thanksgiving.

How I miss fresh tomatoes 🍅 in the cold of Winter. Like the song says, “There’s two things that money can’t buy, true love and homegrown tomatoes.”

To get the lasting yields from your tomatoes I recommend growing heirloom varieties that are Indeterminate tomatoes. That means they keep on keeping on till frost! Here are a few pics of mother loads for ya’…

I still have some left, but I can see the end now… And it looks lonely 😩

Have a great day! Try not to think about running out of tomatoes… That’s what I keep telling myself 😊

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…

Have you been outside today? Wow! It’s like a warm Spring morning out there! So beautiful. I went out and scavenged through what’s left of the tomato plants and found a few more good ones! 🍅💥 I love it ❤️ I brought them in and added them to the large group on the counter. Jo has put out some beautiful Thanksgiving decorations and was taking pictures and trying out some new editing apps. When I looked at them, I really got the feeling of Home. Seeing her simple picture made me feel good. My morning has been made 😊 Now, back to Sunday Brunch…

Jo took this picture while playing with her new camera… it was just a practice photo for her, as she tries out new editing apps. I thought wow, what a great shot of our kitchen as I’m getting ready to fix breakfast 🥞 The calm before the storm 😊❤️



”The first supermarket supposedly appeared on the American landscape in 1946. That is not very long ago. Until then, where was all the food? Dear folks, local fields, and forests. It was near kitchens, near tables, near bedsides. It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard.

~ Joel Salatin

Have a great day! Get Outside!

Mark C.



Friday Report | LIVE ‘Call In’ Radio | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Good Morning! I’m walking in the door of The Dixie Cafe in the World Famous ‘Old Country Store’ / Casey Jones Village in Jackson, TN! I am going LIVE from 9-11am With Dan Reaves and Seabass on the 360! A YUGE radio program! In fact, it’s too big to fail! 💥

We are ‘Souring like a Buzzard today”! Call in quick 😊

NO subject is off the table, BUT, “Outdoor Living & Gardening” is #1 with me Drop us a call with ALL your questions at 731-891-6161

– Tune in! 93.1 or 101.5 FM 9-11am. Today! Jackson, TN
– Call in with ALL you questions! 731-891-6161

Stop in and look 👀 around 😊 https://carterslandscape.com/wp/contact

A few of Carters Nursery’s products :

Bulk & Bagged Mulch
Potting Mix
Soil Amendments 
Seeds
Hanging Baskets
Annuals
Perennials
Stone Yard
Gravel
Pond Supplies
Koi & Goldfish 
Much much more!
We have a Full Line of Pond Supplies and Water Treatments in stock at Carters Nursery!

Keeping your pond clear and healthy is easy with our Organic Water Treatments.

We carry a complete line of Water Treatment products at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio!

We also have some great Garden Decor and Unique Gifts at our Boutique and Gift Shop! Check our commercial 👇🏻

We also have some Healthy, Beautiful KOI!!! 
Every Friday is Fishy Friday! Come in Today and get a great discount on Koi! 20% of your entire order.

For the entire month of November 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

PS: Carters Nursery is open to serve you! But, please remember to be courteous, wear your mask and keep your social distance … God Bless

Have a great Weekend! 

I’m on the 360 with Sea Bass & Dan Reaves every Friday from 9-11am Call in with ALL your Outdoor Living questions! 731-891-6161



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



Throwback Thursday Love

I found this one and it brought back some great memories! Jo, Jacob, me and scout when she was just a pup on a boat at the river enjoying a beautiful sunset… Don’t get much better 😊

I just love #throwbackthursday!

Have a great evening!

Mark C.



Will You Vote Tomorrow?

One of the biggest voices we have is our vote! I’ve voted 🗳 in every possible election over the years. I do think it’s important to exercise that personal right. Every time voting day rolls around I always think about a special place from Jackson’s past. A place that really helped me grow up… Buddies Place! Locals will know of what I speak. Cecil Maxwell was a big influence on me as a boy. And gave me one of my first jobs working at the Pool 🎱 Room as a teenager. Anyone who went up there back in tha day, remembers the stairs! And they probably remember the sign as you got to the top. It had a political statement that still rings true. It said “Your vote gives you the right to bitch! IF you don’t vote, don’t be bitching”! I still feel the same way 😎

One of the last of the old school Pool Rooms 🎱 The political discussions were awesome and very educational for a young man like myself. I learned a lot about living in that old Pool Hall…

No matter your political leanings, it’s very important to get out and exercise your right to Vote! And remember, if you don’t … Keep your opinions to yourself! You didn’t earn the right to bitch about the outcome 😎

I don’t know about you, but I’m voting to bring Buddies Place Back! Who’s with me?!

Have a great evening! See ya’ at the polls tomorrow!

God Bless America! 🇺🇸

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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