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Hump Day Koi Fix | The Koi Are Ready For The “Parade of People” This Saturday! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

This weekend is our annual Summer Pond Tour and I am excited! 💥 Guess who else is ready for a Pond Tour? Our KOI! They LOVE the attention! In fact, from a Koi’s perspective, Saturday is the “Parade of People”!

My Koi LOVE the Parade Of People! They have LOTS of visitors & get hand fed all day 😊

Don’t miss our Annual “Parade of People”. Saturday, June 22nd is the day!!Tickets are only $20 & 100% of the money goes to the Jackson Animal Care Center. Boom! 💥 Win-Win!

 

 

The Koi are ready for visitors. They are so active and friendly on days when lots of friends stop by. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee.

 

The Jackson Animal Care Centers started goal is to find forever homes for the stray and abandoned dogs and cats of Jackson, TN. When you buy a Summer Pond Tour Ticket, you are helping achieve that goal! It’s a Win-Win folks!

Scout was a rescued puppy & now lives the Pond Lifestyle! You’ll probably see her around the Nursery during the Pond Tour.

 

The Koi said they are ready! See y’all Saturday 🌺😊

 

Happy Hump 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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Tips & Etiquette For The “Moonlight Luau” | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

It’s almost here! It’s almost time for my favorite Summer Event – Our Annual Summer Pond Tour! Tickets are selling and people are getting excited!

Pond Tour Tickets are on-Sale Now!! At Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio in Jackson, Tennessee.

The Biggest question I have been getting by far is, what’s up with the Luau… Whats it like? What should I wear? Etc… SO, I thought I would put together a little primer of sorts… A “Guide”, or  set of tips to help with communications and etiquette… So, here ya go – A Top 5 “To-Do” list for ya’!

#1 – Smile and have a good time 😊 Your in a Garden with music, good food and Wonderful People! And you all just raised money that will help many, many Pets! THANK YOU ALL! Much Respect!

#2 – Dress comfortably & with a “Luau Flair” if possible 😊 (see rule #1 – have fun).

#3 – For FUN, let’s try to use the words “Aloha” and “Mahalo”. These are both really special Hawaiian 🌺 words and they will both apply tonight.

“Aloha” means many things, but it mostly means Hello and Goodbye 😊

“Mahalo” means Thank You! 🌺

#4 – It’s Good Luck to take your shoes off in the sand, so feel free to venture out on to “CarterCountry Beach” 😊

#5 – Appreciate and Enjoy A Lei – At a real Hawaiian 🌺 Luau, if someone gives you a Lei, it is a sign of peace and friendship. Its a tradition that goes back to the Polynesian Kings, and Hawaiian etiquette dictates that you accept it and wear it as long as you are in the presence of the one who gives it to you. At our Luau – EVERYONE GETS LEID!” 😂

 

I hope this shines a little light on what a “Moonlight Luau” is and ain’t 😊 See ya’ Saturday night!

 

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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T Minus 10 Days & Counting! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Every year I hear the same thing from many people, “I wanted to go to the Pond Tour & Luau”, if only I had known…

The Summer Pond Tour is NEXT Saturday, June 22nd. The Tour starts at 9am and runs until 4pm. Tickets are on sale at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio and 100% goes to support local Pets through the Jackson Animal Care Center! 

Then, we close the gates and start prepping for the After Party 🎈 “The Moonlight Luau”!

We open the gates back up at 8pm and the Moonlight Luau is on! Wear your best “Luau Attire” The Best will receive prizes 😊| Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

AND, don’t forget the food! Fresh Kalua Pork and all the fixings!

The evolution of a Kalua Pig. Fresh fruits & veggies along with fresh banana leaves give the meat a very unique and delicious taste! Don’t miss dinner at the Moonlight Luau! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio.

The countdown is on! Don’t miss this unique event and a chance to help local Animals in need. Get your tickets today!

 

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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Friday Radio Report – Love Is In The Air! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Another GREAT show today with Dan Reaves & Seas Bass “The 180 Crew”! I have So much FUN doing this show! The old saying is definitely true – “Time flies when your having fun”! There’s just never enough time to get it all in… BUT, there’s always next week 🙂 So call early and call often with ALL your gardening, water garden and outdoor living questions!

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.!

This week we had several great calls/questions!

  • Leyland cypress problems! Dead spots, etc… Why and what can I do? This has become all to common. This is a big reason that many are advising against planting Leyland Cypress all together. Disease has become common among the Leyland. Especially Bot and/or Seiridium Canker. Limbs turn yellow to grey and/or completely die. You can normally find sunken cankers oozing sap around the main stem. You can’t spray to treat this disease! You can only try to keep them healthy and happy… Including irrigating them during dry weather. Drought stress is VERY bad for these trees.
  • Do we still have flowers and hanging baskets? YES! We are loaded with beautiful flowers 🙂 Y’all Come!
  • AND the #1 subject today, was of course – Tomorrows POND TOUR!

    Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio’s ‘Parade of Ponds’ benefits our own Jackson Animal Care & Adoption Center. 100% of ticket sales goes to support their Mission in our community! 

    This is the 20th. year for our Annual Summer Pond Tour! The Pond Tour supports JACAAC – The Pond Tour Date is June 23rd. (Saturday). Tickets are $20 and 100% goes to support the cause! Please help get the word out! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

    AND the ‘Moonlight Luau’ is Saturday Night – after the Pond Tour!

    The Ponds and Gardens at the Nursery are Beautiful at night! We open the gates at 8pm. for the Moonlight Luau! Landscape lighting, Live music & Delicous food await! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN 

    Folks I am ready! My “Luau Get-up” is laid out and ready! Tommy Bahama eat your heart out! 🙂 We are gonna have a contest to see who gets voted “Best Luau Look” and the winner will receive a special prize!

    Thanks for all the calls and texts! I will see you all tomorrow around the ponds and Tomorrow night at the Luau!

Mark Carter

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



What to do on The Longest Day of The Year? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

This year is flying by…. Here we are on the Summer Solstice – The 1st. “Official Day of Summer”! AND, the longest day of the year!

The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year! For instance – today the daytime hours are – 15 hours and 18 minutes. Compared to the Autumnal Equinox at 12 hours and 10 minutes AND the Winter Solstice at a mere 9 hours and 5 minutes… ENJOY these longer days while we have them 🙂

So what to do on this ‘Longest Day of the Year’?

There is the annual Miss Tennessee Pageant that’s in town!

Tennessee’s premier pageant is held each year in Jackson TN at the Carl Perkins Civic Center. The winner competes in the Miss America Pageant. Thirty-six dynamic local representatives will compete for scholarships with one lady  being awarded the prestigious title of Miss Tennessee 2018!

OR, you could do what I’m doing… Getting ready for the weekend and Carters Nursery’s 20th. Annual ‘Parade of Ponds to benefit the Jackson Animal Care Center! Have you gotten your tickets yet???

Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio’s ‘Parade of Ponds’ benefits our own Jackson Animal Care & Adoption Center. 100% of ticket sales goes to support their Mission in our community!

This is the 20th. year for our Annual Summer Pond Tour! The Pond Tour supports JACAAC – The Pond Tour Date is June 23rd. (Saturday). Tickets are $20 and 100% goes to support the cause! Please help get the word out! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I’m getting ready for the ‘Moonlight Luau’ party myself! My “Luau Get-up” is ready!

Folks I am ready! My “Luau Get-up” is laid out and ready! Tommy Bahama eat your heart out! 🙂 We are gonna have a contest to see who gets voted “Best Luau Look” and the winner will receive a special prize!

No matter what YOU do today, get outside and enjoy the 1st “Official” Day of SUMMER!!!

 

Happy Pondering!

 

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