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Throwback Thursday Memories | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I opened up my Facebook this morning and this ”Facebook Memory” popped up from 5 years ago. I did Bill Ways show on Fridays for 15 years, so I think this qualifies as a Throwback 😊 But, what do you call it? A facebook comment? A note? A post? A tweet?? In any case here it is 👇🏻from 5/5/2017

“Good morning! Brrrr! A cool blast of cold air this morning! The old folks called this “Blackberry Winter”. I’m walking into the studio to sit in with Bill Way & Dan DeFilippo to talk ‘Outdoor Living’ & Spring Gardening! Call me with ALL your questions at 731-423-8101. OR text me your questions at 731-277-5155.

  • Listen LIVE on your TuneIn app anywhere in the civilized world- WNWS 101.5fm. Talk Radio!”
This pic was posted with the comment! I Love Waterfalls!

Ahhh memories 😊 #Throwbackthursday

Have a great Cinco DeMayo! 🎉 🍺🎈

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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What a Beautiful Day! | Heres Your Friday Radio Report! | Everybody Talks | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

What a beautiful Friday Morning! It’s the perfect day to walk into the studios of WNWS 101.5 FM, in downtown Jackson and go LIVE from 9-11 am with the “Coolest Hosts in Show Business” – Seabass and Chuck Walker! Join us on “Everybody Talks”!

I’m on today 9-11am Call in and lets have some FUN! 731-423-8101

Spring is upon us! So we will be talking SPRINGING FORWARD – This Weekend! Outdoor Living, Koi Ponds, Gardening, trimming, mulching, landscaping, AND, Just about anything else that YOU want to talk about! Ask a question, send in a picture, share a story (but please, NO politics!) It’s Friday! Call in and join us – 731-423-8101 

For 20 years Ive been involved with this Friday Talk Show and it just keeps getting better! The phone # is still the same – 731-423-8101

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? 731-277-5155

Please Text us at 731-277-5155 It’s so easy!

Carters Nursery is open to serve you today until 4pm. Drop by and say Hi 👋🏻

Spring is Almost Here!

We have Everything for your Pond and Water Garden at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio. From Seasonal Food and Water Treatments to Filters and Supplies, we have you covered! 

Its pond cleaning season! You can get all your supplies at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio. 


In only 1 week we will be hosting our annual Spring Workshop and Customer Appreciation Day! Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 19th.

I always look forward to Fridays on the radio! Its always so much fun! Give us a call 731-423-8101.

TGIF! See ya’ on the air…



Throwback Thursday | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Today I got a cool Facebook memory of a Garden Show we did 9 or 10 years ago that really took me back. Back in the “Old Days” we would do 3-5 Spring Garden Shows every year. It was just the way things were done, and I loved it! I planned them very carefully, I worked up scale drawings, then hand picked plants and stone etc. etc. Just like it was a Project that would transform a real Landscape! But in reality, we would spend 4-5 days building it, 3 days manning the display booth & then 2-3 more days tearing it down and putting things back into inventory! WOW 😳 It was A LOT of investment and a LOT of work! But, we were able to shown people what we could do! And we won many awards for our efforts. Best of Show (many times). Best Waterfall, River of Dreams. Best Designer. Most Creative Design. Etc.

Now days you can look at my Facebook page, or my Pinterest page, or my Instagram page… Or come to my 7 acre Aquatic Garden Center with Pond’s and Waterfalls and Koi 😊 Most any day of the week!

So for Educating the Consumer, it’s much more Awesome! But, sometimes it’s nice to look back at how we used to do things and smile 😊

Here’s to cool Throwbacks. Sometimes progress is a good thing 😊

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 Report | In Remembrance

A salute and remembrance to a great all around guy, that put Jackson, Tennessee talk radio on the map! Bill Way – 2 years gone, but never forgotten!

2 years ago today our friend Bill Way passed away from Pancreatic Cancer. May he Rest In Peace. Gone but not forgotten!

Ol’ Bill cast a big shadow that many in the Radio business are still walking in to this day… I sure do miss his voice on the radio.

Have a great Thanksgiving weekend with friends and family! And if you want to hear Bill again, try this site with archives of some of his old shows 👇🏻

https://www.billwayshow.com/


Mark Carter



Gardening Ideas & Tips : A Reboot From The Bill Way Show…

I do a weekly Gardening Show on the radio with Seabass (The 180) @ 101.5fm radio. It’s a call in talk show where people ask questions about all sorts of things. Last week “Lasagna Gardening” came up and it brought back some old memories from way back when… Here’s a Blog I wrote about Lasagna Gardens back in the day with Bill Way. 2009 Or so I believe. Bill was a HUGE Lasagna Gardener 😊 Enjoy –

 

“My friend, Bill Way, turned me onto this idea of simple, organic style gardening and I think it is really catching on here in my neck of the woods. It’s not a new idea really, just a cool take on an old one… Best thing is, IT WORKS! Below is a very simple breakdown on ‘How To’ make your own Lasagna Garden… ENJOY!

There’s no hard and fast rules about what to use for your layers, just so long as it’s organic and doesn’t contain any protein (fat, meat, or bone). Just as with an edible lasagna, there is some importance to the methods you use to build your lasagna garden ‘Layers’. You’ll want to alternate layers of “browns” such as fall leaves, shredded newspaper, peat, and pine needles with layers of “greens” such as vegetable scraps, garden trimmings, and grass clippings. In general, you want your “brown” layers to be about twice as deep as your “green” layers, but there’s no need to get too picky about this. Just layer browns and greens, and a lasagna garden will result. What you want at the end of your layering process is a two-foot tall layered bed. You’ll be amazed at how much this will shrink down in a few short weeks.

Lasagna gardens are a bit less work than a conventional garden. And they are a great way to get rid of grass clippings and leaves 😊

– The basics of making garden lasagnas are simple:

– Don’t remove the sod or do any extra work, like removing weeds or rocks.

– Mark the area for your garden using a water hose or a long rope to get the desired shape.

– Cover the area you’ve marked with wet newspapers, overlapping the edges (5 or more sheets per layer).

– Cover the paper with one to two inches of peat moss or other organic material.

– Layer several inches of organic material on top of the peat moss.

– Continue to alternate layers of peat moss and organic material, until desired thickness is reached.

– Water until the garden is the consistency of a damp sponge.

– Plant, plant, plant and mulch, mulch, mulch.

 Ingredients For A Lasagna Garden

 Anything you’d put in a compost pile, you can put into a lasagna garden. The materials you put into the garden will break down, providing nutrient-rich, crumbly soil in which to plant. The following materials are all perfect for lasagna gardens:

 Grass Clippings
 Leaves
 Fruit and Vegetable Scraps
 Coffee Grounds
 Tea leaves and tea bags
 Weeds (if they haven’t gone to seed)
 Manure
 Compost
 Seaweed
 Shredded newspaper or junk mail
 Pine needles
 Spent blooms, trimmings from the garden
 Peat moss
 Straw
 Hay

If it’s too late in the season this year for you to start one, there is a whole summer of grass clippings and veg. scraps to get started with and FALL is coming with tons of leaves to use! With all this FREE organic material at your fingertips, that you have to dispose of anyway, put it too good use! You won’t regret it!

 Here’s to the Life Abundant!

 

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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Gone But Not Forgotten…

Last night we had one heck of a storm! Heavy rains flooded back roads & strong winds blew! Every Fall we get a storm like this, timed perfectly to blow all the leaves from the trees. Bill Way called it a “Leaf Stripper”. A friend mentioned this morning that we had one of his leaf strippers’ last night! Then I realized, today is the 1 year anniversary of Bills passing…

1 year ago today our friend Bill Way passed away from Pancreatic Cancer. May he Rest In Peace. Gone but not forgotten!

I’d like to think last nights ‘Leaf Stripper’ was old Bill blowing through. I still think of him often & miss his voice on the radio every day. Rest In Peace brother Bill! You are gone from this place, but you are not forgotten!

Prayers for Susan & his girls & all his family!

Bill loved waterfalls! I can only imagine the waterfalls he is seeing now. RIP

 

Mark C.



9/11/2001… Never Forget! God Bless America 🇺🇸

A Heavy blow was struck against us all that day.

• 2,977 Americans were Murdered!

• 343 Firefighters died saving others! Many that survived are dying from cancer now at an alarming rate! Thank a Firefighter today…

We survived! We united! We rebuilt!

God Bless America! #neverforget

Its been 18 years now. My wife was pregnant with our son when it happened. He is 17 now and a senior in high school. Many in his class don’t know much of anything about what happened on 9/11! Watch the memorials with them today. Tell them what happened that day & how it made you feel! We owe it to our fallen brothers and sisters to Never Forget! #neverforget !

I still remember this like it was yesterday! My wife was pregnant at work when the towers were struck. Everyone was scared to death of what was next. So many died that day 😢 We can #neverforget

I’m going to hug my wife and my son a little harder today! We are going to talk and discuss what happened and why.

God Bless You All! & God Bless America! 🇺🇸

PS: Here’s a link to local coverage of 9/11 that morning by my old friend Bill Way. If you want a Live account of that day, listen to this… http://billwayshow.libsyn.com/the-91101-show#OoeJIyV0leTqC9Mf.01

 

 



Old Friends and Christmas Songs –

Yesterday would have been my friend Bill Ways 75th. birthday. We were both Sagittarians (Birthdays between – Nov. 22nd – Dec. 21st.) and I learned over time that we had much in common – Love of animals, the TN. River, old cars, and music were just a few! Bill was a ‘Music Aficionado” & could blow your mind with his vast knowledge of the music world! He not only knew obscure songs and artists, he knew about the history of the song in question, even down to who played the instruments on the studio tracks! He WOWED many a listener, ME included! This time of year he was heavily into playing Christmas songs, many that you never heard of… So, I want to play a Christmas song in Bills memory. This was one of his favorites and is now one of mine.

PS: Grab a tissue first, you might need it!

 

Merry Christmas Y’all! 🎅🏻

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… | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Great show today! LOTS of calls! Lots of texts! A very Special guest was in the studio today!

Mayoral candidate Jimmy Eldridge was in the studio today! Good Luck Jimmy!

Memories of Bill Way was a big part of today’s show. We talked about how the news of his sudden passing is just sinking in… Love you Bill!

I learned a LOT from Bill. Lots of Good music was one of the biggies!

It’s the beginning of the Christmas season – here is one of Bills favorite Christmas songs to kick off the season –

 

We had several gardening calls too – Questions about –

  •  Mulching
  • Windmill Palms
  • Fertilizing dormant trees
  • Protecting Pets from winter temps
  • more…

 

Here’s a Facebook Live video of a short segment of the show today featuring Mayoral candidate Jimmy Eldridge-

 

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.!

 

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
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Bill Way Memorial/Tribute Show – Today! 8am.-11am. Tune in to WNWS 101.5 FM Radio

Please tune in to WNWS 101.5 FM this morning from 8am – 11am  for a Very Special Show! Today’s show is a ‘Tribute & Memorial’ to Bill Way.

Friends, family, listeners, colleagues and more will be telling stories and paying their respects and tributes to our friend Bill Way!

You can listen Live here – https://wnws.com/listen-live/

Tune in to WNWS 101.5 FM Wednesday, November 28, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Central – That is today! Don’t miss this very special tribute to our friend, Bill Way.

If your not able to tune in today, the family will post a link in a few days so you can listen to today’s WNWS tribute show on Bills personal website – https://www.billwayshow.com in a few days.

Quote by Bill –

“My whole life has been guided by two philosophies …

‘I am often wrong but NEVER in doubt.’

‘With me, it’s 90% entertainment and 10% information. I promise you the 10% information will be very entertaining.'”

– Bill Way (12/12/1943-11/27/2018)

 

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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