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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
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Throw Back Thursday Plants | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

As you know Thursday on Facebook is considered “Throwback Thursday” by many… People across the globe post old photos of family, friends, pets, etc. – memories of all kind. I have posted many myself 🙂 This morning I was looking over the gardens around the nursery and saw that the Iris’s are starting to bloom. These ‘Bearded Iris’ (Iris germanica) are very special to me and bring back a lot of memories. It made me think about the Throwback Thursday thing …

You see the Iris blooming in the lower portion of this picture. My Great Grandmother planted these when I was a young boy. Definitely a ‘Throwback Thursday’ memory for me. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

The Iris is our State Flower in Tennessee.  The Iris takes its name from the Greek word for rainbow, which is also the name for the Greek goddess of the rainbow, Iris – pretty cool!

The Iris was designated the Tennessee state cultivated flower by the Legislature in 1933. My Great Grandmother remembered when that occurred – She was born in the late 1800’s.

Do you have any old ‘heirloom plants’ that bring back memories? Some folks call them ‘Memory Plants’… I have many around the nursery that do just that. I actually remember the day that my grandparents started developing that flower garden. It’s still there all these years later 🙂 To me, thats the ultimate ‘Throwback Thursday’!

Many of the plants in the gardens around the nursery were planted by older family members that are gone now… It’s nice to watch them grow and bloom every year. So many memories have been made in the garden. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Here’s to Happy Garden Memories! and Iris’s 🙂

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