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THE MOONLIGHT POND TOUR BENEFITS THE JACKSON ANIMAL CARE CENTER & SHINES BY THE LIGHT OF THE FULL HARVEST MOON!

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
731-424-2206
https://www.cartercountry.com



Moment Of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I LOVE my Garden at Night! This is just a quick video I took last night of my Water Garden and the surrounding area. The sound of the Waterfall with the frogs and crickets chirping is pretty Awesome by itself, but add in the lighting and sitting areas, you literally get an Outdoor Living Area!

I even lit 🔥 my “Iron Butterfly” that sits in a mass of Lantana. “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Baby”!

 

I hope this little video brings a little Zen to your day!

 

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…

I’ve been sitting on a stump by the edge of a field since right after sunrise this morning, just thinking 🤔 Contemplating…

Life is short, what will today bring? So many blessings!

“Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean–
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down–
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?”

~ Mary Oliver

 

Have a Blessed Sunday,

 

Mark C.



Summer Pond Maintenance | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

My pond has been exceptionally beautiful this season! LOTS of lily blooms, the lotus have been showing out & there is so much lush foliage.

My Water Garden plants have been so beautiful this year! But to keep them looking great they need a little TLC | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

One of the #1 things to do right now is keep your lilies & lotus fed (fertilized) to keep them performing into late summer and fall. It’s very simple to do! Come by and grab a container of Aquatic Plant Fertilizer Tabs. One of us will show you how to poke em’ down into the root zone of the plant – Done!

AND #2 is to keep your aquatic plant growth in check! All this Hot weather has them growing like weeds 😊

  •  selectively trim marginal aquatics to keep in check and to promote strong compact growth.
  • remove yellowed unattractive Lilly pads & spent blooms to Promote new growth and bloom.
  • Keep Waterfalls & streams free and clear of excessive plant growth and debris! A plant dam will cause a leak every time!

Koi Love to be hand fed! If yours aren’t eating from your hand yet, try feeding at the same time daily and have patience, it takes a little while to win them over, but once you do, it will be worth the effort 😊 Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

– Enjoy your Koi! Feed them quality Koi food, but don’t over feed! Over feeding can cause water quality issues…

 

A little touch up now will pay dividends for the rest of the season! Get out there and enjoy 😉

 

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

We are coming at you LIVE from Carlock Nissan & … It’s Big Steve’s Birthday!💥💥💥 I am here to sit in with the 180 Crew & talk ‘All Things Gardening’! Call in with ALL your questions 731-423-8101 OR text your inquiries to 731-277-5155

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

Its Big Steves Birthday! Stop by Carlock Nissan and say HB to BS 😎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!

Hot weather is sticking around for the Entire month of August! It’s a great time to sit in the shade & put your feet in the Pond & enjoy!

Plus don’t forget – It’s #Fishyfriday! All fish are On Sale today for 20% off!

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.!

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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Project Spotlight: Naturalistic Pondless Waterfall | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I ❤️ Pondless Waterfalls! I love designing them. I love building them. I Love how Low Maintenance they are! I Love the way they change people’s lives! SO, this morning I wanted to share the latest Pondless Waterfall Feature that we just installed.

This new Pondless Waterfall was just turned on for the 1st. Time right before this picture was taken. It looks so natural.

Most of the Mossy Boulders and stones were sourced from a creek on site, which makes it so much easier to create a very natural feel and look.

Creating a natural look and feel has a LOT to do with the materials you use. Moss and lichen add an instant effect to a feature that says, “I’ve been here a while”…

I hope you like this newly built feature, I know the homeowners do 😊 Have a great day!

 

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

I thought I would post this for my contribution to #waterfallwednesday

Shane (my construction supervisor), Jacob (my son) & I went down and spent an entire week working with Gulf Coast Aquascapes & a team of fellow Certified Aquascape Contractors to build this Awesome Waterfall Feature at the New Gulf Coast Zoo! This will be the Spider Monkey Island exhibit.

The good news is, the Little Zoo That Could will be reopening soon! It will now be known as the ‘Little Zoo That Grew”! Click on the link below for more info…

https://www.alabamagulfcoastzoo.com/events/last-day-open-at-current-location/

 

I hope everyone has a Great “Waterfall Wednesday”!

 

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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