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Throwback Thursday…

I always enjoy looking back on #throwbackthursday. Today my memory is in full bloom.

I helped my Grandad dig this old azalea up decades ago.

As a young man, I spent much of my Summer time working with my Grandad. Gardening, working cattle and cutting, splitting and hauling wood 🪵 for the winter. A HUGE old oak tree fell in a lady’s yard during a storm. Grandad was called to cut it up and haul it away. So we did just that, and more.

The old Oak had fallen in a huge flower bed and destroyed a lot of plants. Including a big drift of these azaleas. She told us to take what we wanted if they were salvageable… So, grandma came over and picked out what she wanted and we dug em up and transplanted them to our home place. When Spring rolls around each year, this Azalea (the last one) is a living reminder of those times spent with my Grandad cutting wood and with my Grandma in the Garden ❤️

Here’s to family memories!

#throwbackthursday

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



Hello March! Hello Spring 💐 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Tennessee

Yes! March is the 1st Month of Spring 💐 It’s also the month we “Spring Forward”, which I actually love ❤️ because I like to stay outside in the evenings after work… I know there are no more hours or time in the day, BUT, it’s always so nice to have the evenings back! March 1st is the 60th day of the year… And now is when the Magic starts to happen! The Daffodils and many other early Spring bulbs start blooming, along with other harbingers of the season like the ‘Yellow Bell’ Forsythia, Quince, Oriental Magnolias and so many other native trees and shrubs… We are entering the most exciting time of the year!

Nothing says Spring more than blooming Daffodils 🌼
There is something about seeing the Yellow Bells’ blooming that brings SPRING into sharp focus! Get ready, it’s Happening!
A Redbud (Cercis canadensis) in full Spring bloom. One of my favorite early Spring blooming trees | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN
Saucer’ Magnolia – (Magnolia × soulangeana). A harbinger of Spring! This one has been growing in my garden for decades! Sooo beautiful 🙂 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

There’s only one thing that Spring brings that I don’t like…


Oh well… Ya’ gotta take the good with the bad sometimes! 😊

Have a good one!

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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Enjoy the beauty Now! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

This lockdown has really shook up spring 2020! The clock is spinning fast and we are flipping calendar pages without really noticing the changing of the seasons. 
My advice- Get outside and see the beauty that’s happing before the Spring is gone…

Azaleas, Dogwoods, Iris & more are in full bloom right outside your window. Don’t miss it!

“How many million Aprils came
before I ever knew
how white a cherry bough could be,
a bed of squills, how blue
And many a dancing April
when life is done with me,
will lift the blue flame of the flower
and the white flame of the tree
Oh burn me with your beauty then,
oh hurt me tree and flower,
lest in the end death try to take
even this glistening hour…

~ Sara Teasdale


Spring is here! Just looking at the landscape in your yard or along the fence row can really put a smile on your face 😊

Have a great Tuesday! 


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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We Are Only 10 Days From Mother’s Day! Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

There’s one thing that crosses all boundaries,  even religion & politics- Everyone Loves their Mom! Moms special day is coming up soon, Next Sunday is Mother’s Day! A day none of us wants to forget!

Mother’s Day is a yearly celebration honoring “Mom”… It’s celebrated the world over & most people say Happy Mothers Day with Flowers! Roses in particular 🌺

Don’t limit yourself to one day to tell your mother that you love her of course- But, don’t miss this one 😊

As usual, we are stocked up with beautiful flowers and gifts for Mom! Getting her a Rose bush or a Hydrangea for her Garden means so much more than just some cut flowers… She will plant it and care for it and enjoy your gift for years and years to come ❤️

We have a HUGE selection of Roses, Shrubs, Annuals & Perennials for Mother’s Day gifts. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

The clock is ticking ⏱ This is my reminder to you – Don’t forget Mom…

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305


I’m a FOOL for an April’s Day! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Looking at the extended weather forecast, it’s looking like NO FROST through April 15th. 😊(My frost cutoff date)! Which means, time to get out in the garden in earnest!

Come by the Nursery and check us out! Lots of new plants & more coming in as we speak! Plus we are fully stocked with Aquatic Plants, Fish, Pond Supplies, Mulch & Top Soil too!

Spring is in Ful Swing at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio!

Y’all come and see us 😊

 

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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 – Memorial Friday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

What a Great Show today! The vibe was cool and the callers were many! LOTS of questions today!

  • How to handle nut-grass in your lawn – Spray with selective herbicide like Manage or Image (these may be restricted use chemicals? So ask for something at your local garden center that is consumer friendly and labeled for Nutsedge ie; Nutgrass.
  • Is fish safe liner any different than normal EPDM? YES! Regular EPDM rubber is treated with chemicals that deter insects, etc. and is TOXIC to your fish! ALWAYS make sure to get “Fish Safe” liner for your Water Gardens to insure your fish’s health.
  • How to control Poison Ivy? I use Roundup! Make sure it has surfactant in it. It will really knock it down. BUT, you will probably have to spray it a few times over several weeks to insure a good kill.
  • How to get a Zoysia lawn without spending a fortune? Plugging is a cost effective way. Make sure to keep your plugs watered daily until really “nailed down” well! Then water weekly as needed for the first season. After the first year fertilize and spray well as you Zoysia spreads across your lawn.
  • Is it warm enough to spray MSMA now? Yes! AND discontinue 2-4D (it’s WAY to HOT)!
  • When is the Pond Tour? Saturday, June 23rd.!
  • When do I prune my Azaleas??? Now! Selectively Prune and fertilize! I use milorganite and Ironite and they look great!

We also talked a lot about the Memorial Day weekend. This is always the official weekend that kicks off the Summer Season! Camping, Hiking, Cookouts, Vacations, Boating, etc…! But lets remember that all this happiness and freedom that we look so forward to comes from the blood and sacrifice of soldiers who fought and died for all our freedoms! Don’t forget to thank God for their sacrifice and don’t forget to talk to our kids and teach them that ALL this freedom wasn’t free! It was purchased with the blood of all those who made the ultimate sacrifice so we could live like this in happiness and freedom.

Remember
Someone’s child, left long ago,
A strange land,
Someone’s foe.
An unmarked grave, fields of green,
Resting quiet,
Just eighteen.
Winds of freedom, wash us now,
Remember him,
This I vow
~Victor C. Kleinschmit

Thanks to Dan and Sea Bass – The “180 Crew” for a GREAT show today! And thanks to all the callers and text’ers!

I’m on with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass- every Friday from 10-11am 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.!

 

Happy Pondering!

 

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