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Sunday Reflections…

Today has been like the rest of this entire week… Long and Beautiful! 🌞 Fall came in with cool temps and blue skies. We got out on the lake today to enjoy a little time off and to officially welcome in Fall.

The weather was perfect today! Several people had the same idea 😊

Although I hate the Summer being behind us, Fall is always a beautiful, welcome season… Here’s to Fall!🍁🔥🏈

“Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too, – 
While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day
And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;
Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn
Among the river sallows, borne aloft
Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
Hedge-crickets sing, and now with treble soft
The redbreast whistles from a garden-croft;
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.”

~ John Keats

Mark C



Radio Show Day! | Friday Radio Report | Listen, Call In and Text! | Everybody Talks 🎤 | WNWS 101.5 FM | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Wow! FALL is in the air! Its a brisk 50’ish degrees and I am walking into the studios of WNWS 101.5 FM, in downtown Jackson, TN! I will be going LIVE from 9-11 am with the ’White Coconut’ 🥥 aka: Seabass and the real Star of the show – Chuck Walker… Thats, Mr. Walker to all of you… Join us today on “Everybody Talks”! 

Call us 731-423-8101 You ask the questions or bring up the topic. This show is All about you 😊

We will be talking – Outdoor Living, Koi Ponds, Cool Season Gardening, staging for our Hummingbirds, Fall activities🔥🏈🍁 and Just about whatever else that – YOU, want to talk about! Ask a question, send in a picture, share a story (but please, NO politics!) Call in and join us! 731-423-8101

Thats the # on your local radio dial ☝🏻 You can also find us on your TuneIn Radio app Anywhere in the world 🌍

You know you can listen, and you can call in and talk, the # is the same that it has been for over 20 years – 731-423-8101. But, did you know you can text your comments and questions?

Text us at 731-277-5155 its so easy ☝🏻We always try to answer every text!

You can also drop by Carters Nursery for help with your Garden, Landscape and Koi Pond!

We are open today till 4pm to serve YOU! 

We got what you need for your Fall Landscape & Garden! 

  • Mulch 
  • Too Soil
  • Manure
  • Soil Amendments 
  • Flowers 
  • Perennials 
  • Aquatic Plants
  • Pond Fish (Koi, Shubunkin, Comets)
  • Pond Supplies
  • Fish Food
  • Fox Farm Products 
  • Stone and Gravel

We also have a YUGE supply of “Pond Stuff”… 

  • Leaf 🍁 Nets
  • Water Treatments
  • Filters 
  • Skimmers
  • Pumps
  • Aeration Units
  • Floating Fountains
  • Underwater lights
  • Food
  • Deco Items
  • So much More…

Give us a call this morning and lets have some FUN! 731-423-8101

Friday is Always Fun! See yous on the air…

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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1st Throwback Thursday of Fall! 🍁 | #Throwbackthursday 🍁

Well, we are into the 1st full day of Fall now & boy does it feel great! 46 degrees this morning! It really feels like we changed seasons 😊 The next big holiday around the corner is Halloween 🎃 which lead me right too this old throwback memory of Halloweens long ago…

This throwback pic is so old that its almost black&white…😂 Halloween Party circa 1972 I believe…

I may wear this same getup for this years Halloween! How can a guy go wrong as a cowboy?! Do you think you could wear your 6 guns and holsters to a school function nowadays? 🤔 Me thinks not… But let me tell you one thing for certain! That boy you see in that picture there, would have for sure! I guess cowboys had more sway back then… Lets bring back Cowboys! 🤠🇺🇸

Heres to the spirit of Fall! Bon fires🔥 Football 🏈 Beautiful color 🍁 and dont forget Halloween! 🎃

Have a great #throwbackthursday!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com



Water ”FALL” Wednesday | #Waterfallwednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Yes! Its #Waterfallwednesday! It’s also the 1st day of Fall! The Autumnal Equinox 🍁 This morning was perfect for the beginning of Fall! Crisp and cool with a high in the low 70’s 😎 Bring it on!

We just had our Moonlight Pond Tour, which always lines up with the Harvest Moon 🌝 and ushers us into Fall each year. So, I thought it was fitting to use a Harvest Moon Waterfall, this one made a big hit on Facebook …

What a beautiful night!

Heres another one 👇🏻

#Waterfallwednesday is always a special day! line it up with the Autumn Equinox… Boom 💥

Enjoy the day! And enjoy the new Season 🍁

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…

After work yesterday, we got out on the water to see how the Fall color show was progressing. I Love ❤️ Fall 🍁 I am blessed to live in such a beautiful part of the world and I know it 😊 In a few shorts weeks we will be looking at Thanksgiving 🦃 And all the reds and oranges and golden color will be gone for the year… Get out and see it now because it won’t stay around long… Time flies by 💨

“Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.“

~ Robert Frost

The colors are becoming more vivid and the birds 🦢 are busy preparing for the Winter months to come. So much to see right now 🍁

Breakfast 🍳 is calling me…

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Mark C.



Pond Tip Tuesday | Fall Pond Tips | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Fall is in full swing! The sun is setting earlier every day & the temps are falling… And soon, Jack Frost 🥶 will be paying us a visit… The Koi have eaten well this year & have put on a good bit of fat to get them through the Cool Season ahead. Now is the time that many of my clients and fellow Koi enthusiasts start asking a very important question…

– When do I stop feeding regular food and start feeding Cool Season Koi Food?

– My Answer- Remember the rule of 60!

Switching to a Cool Temperature Koi Food is very important for the health of your Koi!

When the water temperature drops below 60 degrees Fahrenheit you should switch to a Lower Protein, Cool Season Koi Food. We like to call it the ‘Rule Of 60’… | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Every Pond should have a floating Pond thermometer. Our finned friends are cold blooded & water temperature is very important when it comes to seasonal feeding times. Pick one up at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Every Pond should have a floating Pond thermometer. Our finned friends are cold blooded & water temperature is very important when it comes to seasonal feeding times. Pick one up at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

So to wrap it up, check your water temp (via a floating thermometer) & when your water temp drops to 60 degrees, you should transition to Cool Season Koi Food. That’s the “Rule of 60”… 😉

Viva La’ Fall!

Happy Pondering 🤔

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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It’s October, Season Of Fire 🔥 and Water 🌊 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

The leaves 🍁 are turning and starting to fall. The air is crisp and cool… Football 🏈 is back in season. Fall is an Awesome time! One of my favorite ways to enjoy the season is to grill out by the pond and to have a nice Fire 🔥 

There’s no nicer evening than sitting by the Pond and feeling the warmth of a Fire 🔥 Fire and Water make a heck of a pair 😊

We also love to burn leaves 🍁 in the Fall. An open wood burning fire pit can help with a safe controlled burn area.

A fire pit is a great way to enjoy the evening and watch the sun go down! It’s also a fun way to get rid of fall leaves too!

Check out a few of the unique one of a kind Fire Features we have designed and created. You might enjoy one yourself 💡

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Today is October 1st.! Get out there and enjoy this wonderful Fall weather! 🍁

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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Best Trees For Fall Color | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

This came up yesterday on the radio – So here ya go…

“We’ve been talking a lot about fall color around the nursery, on the radio and on this blog. Have you been getting out to see it and experience it… I hope you have been and are still doing just that! 😊 Here’s the color map –

https://smokymountains.com/fall-foliage-map/

I have had SO MANY questions the last couple of weeks about my favorite trees to plant for Fall color and what I would recommend to plant in people’s Landscapes. So here is a short list of some of my favorite trees that do well here in West Tennessee.“

Mark’s Top Ten Trees for Fall Color –

  •  Red Maple – Acer rubrum 

    One of our best trees for Fall Color.

  • Sugar Maple –  Acer saccharum 

    Wonderful Color + the BEST Syrup ever😜

  • Balled Cypress – Taxodium distichum 

    Such a unique tree! Bald Cypress are very underutilized for their seasonal interest. They are such a beautiful tree. Interesting fact : The Bald Cypress is a deciduous conifer.

  • Dogwoods – Cornus florida 

    Everyone thinks of spring with the Dogwood tree blossoms, BUT – They are beautiful in the fall with their red tinged leaves and shiny red seeds.

  • Sassafrass – Sassafras albidum 

    One of my favorite trees for several reasons! But the biggie is the breathtaking Fall Color! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

  • Ginko – Ginkgo biloba 

    A “Living Fossil” – This unique tree ‘WOW’S’ in  the Fall!

  • Crepe Myrtle –  Lagerstroemia 

    Not only does this ornamental tree bring outstanding Spring & Summer interest, they also bring eye popping color every Fall!

  • Black Gum –  Nyssa sylvatica 

    The Black Gum or Tupelo Gum tree is one of my favorite natives!

  • White Oak – Quercus alba 

    Big native shade tree with striking, deep crimson/red Fall color.

  • Sourwood – Oxydendrum arboreum 

    A very unique native tree, really shows out in the Fall!

    Mark Carter
    Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
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Sunday Reflections…

I was sipping my coffee waiting and watching the sun come up 🌞 when I thought ‘tomorrow is the last day of September’… Wow! I don’t know if it’s just me, but this entire year has just flown by! And it always seems to speed up more when we get to the holidays!

The Fall Color is Coming! 🍁 Taking a ride or walk to enjoy the Fall is one of the joys of the season.

I always try to really enjoy each season as they come, I just feel like there’s a need to slow this train down a bit 😊 I am ready for the color show that is to come 🍁 And looking around the last couple days, it’s already started… I’m gonna go for a ride in the country today for a prequel and take note of what’s happening. Fall is such a beautiful season!

“Spring comes with flowers, autumn with the moon, summer with the breeze, winter with snow. When idle concerns don’t fill your thoughts, that’s your best season.”

~ Wu-Men

Have a great Sunday,

 

~ Mark C.