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Throwback Thursday | Water Gardening circa. 1500 BC | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I got in a conversation with a couple of people the other day about the history of Water Gardening. It was really very interesting. The guy I’m talking about has traveled Europe and loves Italy. He was talking about the ancient Romans and their system of cisterns, aqueducts & fountains. Pretty sophisticated stuff considering we are talking 2,000 years ago. But did you know that some of the oldest and best recorded “Water Gardeners” were the ancient Egyptians? They were growing Lotus and Papyrus & keeping fish in their ponds over 3,500 years ago!

This ancient drawing depicts the growing of Aquatic & Ornamental Plants & using a Shadoof to dip water from an ornamental pond.

They were also great garden designers! In most of their garden designs, the Water Garden or Pond is the central focal point of the entire Landscape! The gardens were developed around the pond with blooming aquatic plants like lilies, lotus and papyrus. Ornamental plants and trees come right up the the edge of this oasis. To top it off they would create lots of space to lounge and enjoy the outdoor area. Sound familiar? 😊

My personal Oasis is much like one of Ancient Egypt… The Pond is the centerpiece, surrounded by gardens both edible and ornamental with sitting and lounging areas and a nice fire pit | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

It’s pretty cool to realize how similar people and civilizations are over the millennia. These ancient people surrounded themselves with Water and beautiful plants & pioneered concepts and things we still use today – like irrigation, garden design, arbors, edible ornamental’s & even ornamental fish keeping. They even developed indoor plumbing and cross ventilated sewers… 3,500 Years Ago!

So thats my offering for Throwback Thursday! #throwbackthursday

Whats old is new again!

 

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

I took part in my first Podcast last night, and I have to say, it was fun 😊 It’s my good friend Matt Browns new thing, it’s called –

“The Down Town Get Down Podcast”!

Check it out 👇🏻https://www.facebook.com/downtowngetdownpodcast/

Matt has a cool set up for his new podcast. And some state of the art equipment!

The theme last night – History, Steaks & Waterfalls! 3 things we ALL Love!

Scott Parish cooked a ‘Great meal! NY Strip steak with roasted grape tomatoes & garlic with fresh Green Beans & Green Tomato Pie! Mmmm! It was Fire 🔥

The conversation flowed and the topics were varied… We covered everything from Jackson history, Andrew Jackson’s racehorse, Street cars in Jackson, old school Poolrooms & the hustlers within😎 underground tunnels, Waterfalls, taping TV shows, Rebuilding Gulf Shores Zoo, Cooking the best steak 🥩 you ever had & TRUE Ghost story’s! Wow! YES, I had fun!

Scott told some cool stories & cooked an AWESOME Steak! He’s been cooking and judging food for many years now. Super guy!

I’ve been doing radio for years now, so this was a comfortable experience. In fact, I can see this becoming HUGE! No commercials, no politics & your so much more free to express yourself, ie; NO censorship!

Old friends, good food & comfortable in every way = Great show! I Really like Matt’s new Podcast! Check it out for yourself. Here’s the link – https://www.facebook.com/downtowngetdownpodcast/

Here’s a link to the Facebook live video we did during the podcast. 👇🏻

So, thanks again to Matt Brown, Scott Parish & Tyler Roberts for a super cool 1st Podcast experience! And please, remember to like, share & follow 😊

 

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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Hump Day Koi Fix | Koi Tattoos? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I Love ❤️ Koi! If your reading this, chances are that you do too 😊 Every Wednesday (Hump Day) I try to Blog about Koi. My Blogs have covered quite a wide range of Koi topics too – Koi Varieties – from most popular to oldest, color combinations & variations, Koi meaning in other languages and cultures, Koi art, Koi legends, Koi health, Koi Food, etc., etc…

– Here’s an interesting topic that we haven’t discussed, and one thats popular to me – Koi Tattoos…

One of my favorite Koi Tattoos is a Koi Swimming upstream and morphing into a Dragon! I have thought about getting this tattoo myself. In Japanese Legend it is called, “Koi no taki-nobori” which means, “Carp Climbing the Waterfalls”.

In this ancient story, the Koi is so strong and spirited, that it swims and fights its way up through the rapids and waterfalls to become a Dragon. The Koi is a symbol of power and strength

There are so many awesome designs when it comes to a Koi Tattoo! Water, clouds, Fire 🔥 & so much more can be incorporated into the design! Your really only limited by your imagination & the skill and artistry of your Tattoo Artist… Here are a few photos I found online of Koi Tattoos that I though were nice-

So much talent went into these tattoos! A great tattooist, is an Artist!

I like color as well, but a black on skin, positive/negative design is beautiful to me.

Koi Tattoos go way back in Chinese & Japanese cultures. When I say way back, I’m talking Hundreds of years and in some cases – Thousands of years, ie; This is an ancient  art!

In any case, I thought it was a perfect topic for a ‘Koi Fix’ 😊

PS: If you have any Koi tattoos and feel like sharing a photo and/or a story – Please follow up. I would love to see and hear about your experience!

Have a Great Day! Enjoy your Koi!

 

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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