Carter’s Garden Blog

Monday Morning Moment Of Zen | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Today is the first day of Fall! The autumnal equinox… Equinox of course means equal, today the night and day have an equal split of time. There is something very Zen like about the changing of the seasons.

The weather has dried considerably & some trees are starting to defoliate, like the Birch leaves you see in this short video  You even get a glimpse of a pumpkin 🎃 Embrace the Fall, for it is here…

Time for a good Bonfire 🔥 Are you ready?!

Bonfire Time!

“But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous a– as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.”

~ Stephen King

Have a Great day!


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

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Sunday Reflections…

I got up early and came out to get a good view of the last Sunrise 🌞of Summer. Yes, today is the last official day of Summer 😮 Tomorrow is the Autumnal Equinox, the 1st official day of Fall…

It’s been a HOT summer! Cooler weather sounds great!

I Love Summer! I always mourn its passing… But, it’s been so Hot this year, the cooler weather is a welcome thing. Football, cookouts, fire pits, Fall color, frost on the pumpkin 🎃 Bring It On!

Here’s a link to more info on the 1st day of Fall  👇🏻

Fall Equinox – When Is the First Day of Fall? (2019)


“Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short, but when we have had our swing of pleasure, our fill of fruit, and our swelter of heat, we say we have had our day.”

~ John Donne, 1620


Have a great ‘Last day of Summer Sunday’!


~ Mark Carter

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

Friday’s are always fun with the 180 Crew! Dan Reaves & Sea Bass are the hardest working men in show Business! Today was a whirlwind of topics, questions and special guests. Here’s a few things from today-

Special guests came by to talk about an upcoming event – The Morgan McCarty Golf Classic Sept. 29th.  More info here –

These lovely ladies came by to promote this wonderful event. – – Morgan McCarty Golf Classic Sept. 29th.

The interesting Plant of the Day is the Marsh Mallow – Althaea officinalis 

The Marsh Mallow plant is one of my favorites! The practice of cooking the plant juice/sap to make marshmallow creme dates back to ancient Egypt! WOW! Also a great aquatic plant that can grow in your Water Garden.

– We also had a caller asking about Pears and how to ripen them and how to make Pear Preserves. Here’s a link to my grandmas recipe-

– 2 weeks from today is the Autumnal Equinox! September 21st.! WOW! This year is flying by! Get out and enjoy this weather 😊

– We talked about the upcoming Moonlight Pond Tour that’s just weeks away – y’all come!

Saturday, September 22nd is the night of the Moonlight Tour. Moonlight Pond Tour tickets are $20 ea. (kids under 12 are FREE!). 100% of ALL ticket sales & donations go to the Jackson Animal Care Center!

Today’s show was one for the books! Tune in again next week for more fun!


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.!

Have a Great Weekend!


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