Carter's Water Garden


Sunday Reflections…

Hot! No rain! Sticky! What a great week!😊 I just finished my morning watering chores and am about to fix breakfast for my mother in law, Kathy. Pancakes 🥞 Steak 🥩 and Eggs 🍳! Its her Birthday! Happy Birthday to the best Mother-In-Law you could ask for ❤️

Jo and her mom Kathy. Happy Birthday Kathy!

On top of that, later today I have a VIP guest coming by to do a little Vlogging 📽 I’ll talk more about that in future blogs and maybe a ‘Vlog’ or two… But, for a little teaser, he’s one of the biggest YouTube stars on the Planet 🌎 and he is coming to showcase my Nursery and some of my Waterfalls 💥 He is also an old friend.

Meet YouTube star Greg Wittstock, aka: The Pond Guy.

Now I’m off to the kitchen! Breakfast wont wait!

“The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.”
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

Happy Birthday Kathy!

Mark C.



Travel 🧳 is Always FUN! But, the saying holds True! ”There’s NO Place Like Home”! ❤️

I have been absent from my Blog for a couple of weeks now. I was surprised at the # of people that sent comments to me about my absence… The messages were mostly concern that something was wrong since I write something every day… Thanks for that! But, No, there was nothing wrong! I abstained from posting in order to be totally present during a LONG road trip with my wife Jo. We were on a business, training, buying… ‘adventure’, that took us all across the South! Down thru Mississippi, across the Panhandle of Florida, along the Florida Springs trail, across to the Atlantic side and all the way down historic Coastal Highway A1A to the end of the road “Mile Marker 0” in Key West! Then back up through central Florida into Georgia exploring Nurseries and HUGE Ornamental Plant Growing operations! We even spent the night in Greg Allmans bedroom and visited the graves of some of my (and probably your) musical hero’s… Climbed a mountain, and finally ended up back home in the middle of an Ice 🧊 Storm ⛈!!!

This was my worst nightmare! A possible repeat of the Ice Storm of 1994 😳

Thank God that we were spared from a repeat of 94 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 But it was a shock to the system to come back to heavy winds from the north and 18 degree temps 🥶

This is a garden I just left down in South Florida… All I can say is ”Come on Spring”!

Over the next few days I will share some pictures and stories of our recent travels and some news of things to come 😊

To boil it down – I’m back & I am excited about 2022!

And, I’m so glad to be back home again!!!


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



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

I am in the studios of WNWS 101.5 FM, in downtown Jackson – AND-ITS-ON!!! I’m going LIVE from 9-11 am with the 2 most talented guys in show-business! Seabass and Chuck Walker! Join us NOW on “Everybody Talks”! 

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

We will be talking – Outdoor Living, Koi Ponds, Cool Season Gardening, freezing weather, Christmas lights, Santa  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 Christmas!🎄 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 # is still the same – 731-423-8101

You know 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?

Please Text us at 731-277-5155 its easy and we always try to answer every text!

Drop by Carters Nursery for help with your Garden, Landscape and Koi Pond!

We are open today till 4pm to serve YOU! 

We got what you need for your Fall/Winter Landscape & Garden! 

  • Mulch 
  • Too Soil
  • Manure
  • Soil Amendments 
  • Flowers 
  • Perennials 
  • Aquatic Plants
  • Pond Fish (Koi, Shubunkin, Comets)
  • Pond Supplies
  • Fish Food
  • Fox Farm Products 
  • Stone and Gravel

Visit our Unique Boutique’ and pick up some AWESOME gifts for Christmas🎅🏻

We have loads of unique gift items ready for YOU at our Boutique & Garden Center…

Plus – 

We also have a great supply of “Pond Stuff”… 

  • Leaf Nets
  • Water Treatments
  • Filters 
  • Skimmers
  • Pumps
  • Aeration Units
  • Floating Fountains
  • Underwater lights
  • Food
  • Deco Items
Have you been naughty or Nice???

Its gonna be fun! Give us a call 731-423-8101.

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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It Friday! Join Us On The Radio! | Everybody Talks 📞 | Call In 9 – 11am | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Downtown Jackson, TN

I am walking into the studios of WNWS 101.5 FM, in downtown Jackson, TN, I will be going LIVE from 9-11am with my main man Seabass and his partner in crime 👉🏻 Chuck Walker… Join us today on “Everybody Talks”! We will be talking – Outdoor Living, Koi Ponds, Gardening, Hummingbirds, Prepping for Fall, True Love and Just about whatever else that – YOU, want to talk about! Ask a question, send in a picture, share a story! Call in and join us! 731-423-8101 💥

The show has a new name, but it’s at the same station it has been for over 20 years! 👇🏻

You know you can call in and talk, the # is the same it has been for over 20 years – 731-423-8101. But, did you know you can text your comments and questions?

Text us at 731-277-5155. We always try to answer every text!

Give us a call this morning and lets have some FUN! 731-423-8101

You can also drop by Carters Nursery for help with your Garden, Landscape and Koi Pond!

We are open today till 4pm to serve YOU!

We got what you need for your Garden! 

  • Mulch 
  • Too Soil
  • Manure
  • Soil Amendments 
  • Flowers 
  • Perennials 
  • Aquatic Plants
  • Pond Fish (Koi, Shubunkin, Comets)
  • Pond Supplies
  • Fish Food
  • Fox Farm Products 
  • Stone and Gravel

We also have a YUGE supply of “Pond Stuff”… 

  • Nets
  • Water Treatments
  • Filters 
  • Skimmers
  • Pumps
  • Aeration Units
  • Floating Fountains
  • Underwater lights
  • Food
  • Deco Items
  • So much More…

Give us a call this morning and lets have some FUN! 731-423-8101

On a serious note, we need to pray 🙏🏻 for our troops abroad and our Countrymen that are desperately trying to get out of harms way in Afghanistan. Things are a mess and Gods Blessing is needed more than ever 🙏🏻

Prayers for our troops, our citizens abroad and may God Bless America 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

I hope to see y’all on the air!

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 Call In | NEW SHOW! NEW NAME! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I am walking into the studios of WNWS 101.5 FM, in downtown Jackson, TN, I will be going LIVE from 9-11am with my main man Seabass and his accomplice Chuck Walker… Join us on the NEWLY NAMED SHOW – “Everybody Talks”! We will be talking – Outdoor Living, Koi Ponds, Gardening, Hummingbirds, True Love and Just about whatever else that – YOU, want to talk about! Ask a question, send in a picture, share a story! Call in and join us! 731-423-8101

You know you can call in and talk, the # is the same it has been for over 20 years – 731-423-8101. But, did you know you can text your comments and questions?

Text us at 731-277-5155. We always try to answer every text!

Give us a call this morning and lets have some FUN! 731-423-8101

You can also drop by Carters Nursery for help with your Garden, Landscape and Koi Pond!

We got what you need for your Garden! 

  • Mulch 
  • Too Soil
  • Manure
  • Soil Amendments 
  • Flowers 
  • Perennials 
  • Aquatic Plants
  • Pond Fish (Koi, Shubunkin, Comets)
  • Pond Supplies
  • Fish Food
  • Fox Farm Products 
  • Stone and Gravel

We also have a YUGE supply of “Pond Stuff”… 

  • Nets
  • Water Treatments
  • Filters 
  • Skimmers
  • Pumps
  • Aeration Units
  • Floating Fountains
  • Underwater lights
  • Food
  • Deco Items
  • So much More…

Give us a call this morning and lets have some FUN! 731-423-8101

Don’t forget our Garden Boutique… Gifts, clothes, garden deco… more 

I hope to see ya’ on the air Its Finally Friday!

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

It’s Friday! Good Morning! I’m fixing to be walking into the studios of WNWS 101.5 FM, in downtown Jackson, TN! I will be going LIVE from 9-11am with Dan Reaves and Seabass on the 360! We will be talking about Outdoor Living, Koi Ponds, Spring Gardening and Whatever YOU want to talk about! 

Call in today with your questions! We will make you famous… 731-891-6161
It’s time to get your hands dirty!

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend! LOTS of stuff to do in the garden! 
– Planting!
– Trimming and pruning! 
– Cleaning and Building Koi Ponds!
– Design and planting of shrubs and trees! 
– Mulching! Etc… 

Call us with your questions! When you call in, you get to set the discussion and ask the questions ☎️ 731-423-8101 or text us at 731-277-5155

It’s finally Friday! 101.5 FM WNWS – Tune in! Give us a call 📞

Text your question to 731-277-5155


Stop by Carters Nursery and get some Garden and Pond supplies! Spring is in FULL swing! https://carterslandscape.com/wp/contact

– Call your friends and y’all Tune in! 93.1 or 101.5 FM 9-11am. Today! Jackson, TN
– Call in with ALL you questions! 731-891-6161

What else is happening today?

Fishy Friday’s are back for 2021! 20% off KOI ALL DAY on Friday at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio! 

– I’m on the 360 with Sea Bass & Dan Reaves Fridays from 9-11am Call in with ALL your Outdoor Living questions 731-891-6161

Have a Great Friday! The Weekend Cometh! 💥


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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Monday’s and Waterfalls…

I’ve been up since early, but never found time for my BLOG today… I normally try to share a Waterfall on Mondays, so instead, how about one of my favorite poems about a special waterfall 😊

“Whenever I plunge my arm, like this,
In a basin of water, I never miss
The sweet sharp sense of a fugitive day
Fetched back from the thickening shroud of grey.
    Hence the only prime
    And real love-rhyme
    That I know by heart
    And that leaves no smart,
Is the purl of a little valley fall
About three spans wide and two spans tall
Over a table of solid rock
And into a scoop of the self-same block;
The purl of a runlet that never ceases
In stir of kingdoms, in wars, in peaces;
With a hollow, boiling voice it speaks
And has spoken since hills were turfless peaks.”

“And why gives this the only prime
Idea to you of a real love-rhyme?
And why does plunging your arm in a bowl
Full of spring water, bring throbs to your soul?”
“Well, under the fall, in a crease of the stone,
Though where precisely none ever has known,
Jammed darkly, nothing to show how prized,
And by now with its smoothness opalised,
    Is a drinking-glass:
    For, down that pass,
    My love and I
    Walked under a sky
Of blue with a leaf-wove awning of green,
In the burn of August, to paint the scene,
And we placed our basket of fruit and wine
By the runlet’s rim, where we sat to dine;
And when we had drunk from the glass together,
Arched by the oak-copse from the weather,
I held the vessel to rinse in the fall,
Where it slipped, and sank, and was past recall,
Though we stooped and plumbed the little abyss
With long bared arms. There the glass still is.
And, as said, if I thrust my arm below
Cold water in basin or bowl, a throe
From the past awakens a sense of that time,
And the glass we used, and the cascade’s rhyme.
The basin seems the pool, and its edge
The hard smooth face of the brook-side ledge,
And the leafy pattern of china-ware
The hanging plants that were bathing there.

“By night, by day, when it shines or lours,
There lies intact that chalice of ours,
And its presence adds to the rhyme of love
Persistently sung by the fall above.
No lip has touched it since his and mine
In turn therefrom sipped lovers’ wine.”

~ Thomas Hardy

See y’all tomorrow 😊

Mark C.



Pond Tip Tuesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

As a ‘Pond Enthusiast’ I am always looking for  ideas & tips to keep my Water Garden cleaner and ways to have less maintenance. Then I like to share them with you 😊 One of the biggies is Proper Filtration! Keeping the water clean & clear! And also, keeping the algae and sludge to a minimum… That brings me to today’s Pond Tip :  👇🏻
– Algae Eating Japanese Trapdoor Snails (Viviparis malleatus).  💥

These snails are highly sought after by Pond Keepers. They are non-invasive, hardy & will help to keep algae under control in your Water Garden! Japanese Trapdoor Snails will work around your entire Pond consuming decaying organic matter like algae, leaves, excess fish food, and fish waste.

Japanese Trapdoor Snails are hardy and can live up to 5 years! They really help to keep your pond clean. Here’s one we just pulled out of a pond at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio during a clean out demonstration | Jackson, TN

Japanese Trapdoor Snails are “Live-Bearing” and only breed a couple of times per year – So they won’t take over your pond! Unlike other snails that can breed out of control.

Japanese trapdoor Snails do a great job helping with Pond Maintenance and they only cost around $5 each.

I try to always have some available for purchase. You need to have around 10 Japanese Trapdoor Snails per 50 sq. ft. of surface area of pond and they really make a difference! 

There you have it… Pond Tip Tuesday lives on… 

 

Happy Pondering 🤔 

 


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


Saturday’s “Virtual Travel Pic” | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Nothing to do? Join me in posting a picture! Yes, there are rules… check them out below 👇🏻Would you like to play? 

Join the challenge of posting a picture of some landscape from a place where you’ve been, where the main requirement is that you NOT appear in it. Just a picture, no description. The goal is to flood profiles with landscape photos to give a twist on the situation we’re going through.
Copy the text to your status, post a photo and let’s travel virtually!!



I’ve been doing this on my Facebook page everyday. Your welcome to see – https://www.facebook.com/mark.carter.775

It’s not as good as the real thing, but… What else is there to do??  

Have a good weekend 😊

 

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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Blogging Milestones | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I like to set goals and meet them! I also like to mark Milestones… Today is the 600th day that I have turned out a daily blog! Whew! It sure doesn’t seem like it’s been that long… Time flies! And – Yes, I have been having Fun! 😊

When I committed to a daily Blog it was a HUGE step! And at first it was a real challenge, but it seems to get easier and more fun the longer I keep the commitment 😊

As many of you know, I started blogging in 2008, but not daily… more weekly and monthly, AND I haven’t missed a month since 2008! But, It wasn’t until January 1st 2018 that I made the decision to blog daily. Now, it’s just part of what I do… And, my blog has developed some daily themes that I hope you like…

Mondays are a video of a stream and/or Waterfall, usually one that we  built, and it’s titled “Monday Morning Moment of Zen”…

Tuesdays and Thursdays are my ‘freelance days’… lately I have been doing my Blog or Vlog On Outdoor Living, focusing on Outdoor Lifestyle Areas (Spaces, patios, outdoor kitchens,outdoor rooms, etc.).

Wednesday (Hump Day) Is ALL about Waterfalls! And – KOI!

Fridays I do a Local Talk Radio Show (The ‘180’ with Dan Reaves & Sea Bass) and I follow the show up with a Blog about what was covered. I call it – The “Friday Radio Report”.

Saturdays I try to Blog about the my Nursery. What’s HOT, Events that are happening and, what is going on in & around the garden.

Sundays Blog is called “Sunday Reflections…” Sunday is a day of rest, reflection and time with my family. I try to share a inspirational thought, poem or story.

I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has taken the time to read my Blogs or watch my Vlogs! Especially to everyone who has “Followed” my Blog! I have gotten many new Followers each & every month this year! Thanks! & WOW! Plus – I have tried to make it easy and painless to follow my blog. I would like to ask you to PLEASE help me introduce my daily Blog to others by sharing my blog with your friends and family on your Facebook page or other social networks.

– To follow my blog, all you have to do is click on “Follow” at the bottom right of the page & enter your email address. You will be sent an email to “confirm” and BAM – your in business. You will receive my daily Blog in your email inbox. You can opt out at any time & we don’t share or sell your address. 

So many ways to share and spread the word now! Please Follow, Like & Share my Blog posts. Thanks in advance 😊

The weekly radio show Im involved with on Fridays has given me LOTS of ideas for my blog too! I have received LOTS of feedback from the show! Emails, comments, likes, etc, etc. Thank you! Remember, you can send a request or question. I WILL answer your inquiry and I will blog on it! Also feel free to call in LIVE on Fridays Radio Show to ask a question or just say Hi 🙂

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.!

Here’s to the rest of 2019! There’s still a LOT to accomplish and enjoy!

 

Thanks for reading! Have a great day!

 

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