Carter’s Garden Blog


The Passion Flowers Are Blooming! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

A great Facebook friend posted a picture of a wild Passion Flower this morning and stated that it was her new favorite flower 😊 It drove me outside to take a photo of my Passion Vine that is blooming now too. It’s also one of MY favorites, for several reasons. ❤️

Passiflora incarnata, aka: Passion Flower. It’s also known as a maypop, a purple passionflower, a true passionflower, a wild apricot, and a wild passion vine. It’s our Tennessee State Wildflower & VERY unique! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

The one in this picture is growing on my front porch railing and I just LOVE it! 

Did you know that you can eat the fruit that this vine grows? They are called ‘Maypops’ and taste delicious! My grandad taught me to eat them when I was a kid…

Break them open and eat the pulp and seeds. They have a sweet taste.

Another fact that makes this a ‘Have to plant’ for me is that it’s a host plant for a beautiful Butterfly! The Gulf Fritillary 🦋 

The Passion Vine is host to the beautiful Gulf Fritillary Butterfly. Having this plant in your landscape brings beauty in many ways 😊

So, enjoy the day & enjoy the beauty of this totally unique flower and plant- Passiflora incarnata, aka: The Passion Flower.


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

YouTube pg. –
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6dPkQiE04jcr385SOL0gkw

Facebook pg. – https://www.facebook.com/mark.carter.775

Pinterest pg. – https://www.pinterest.com/cartersnursery/



Friday Radio Report | Call in 9-11am! | 731-423-8101 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Good Morning! 🌞 I’m coming at you LIVE from the WNWS studios in downtown Jackson, Tennessee from 9-11am! I am sitting in with Radio Royalty! Yes, Knighted by the Queen herself 💥 Sir Sea Bass! 💥 

The Passion Flowers are blooming 🌺


– Tune in! WNWS 101.5fm! Jackson, TN
– Call in with ALL you questions! 731-423-8101!
– Text your questions to 731-277-5155 We will do our best to answer them ALL! 

Carters Nursery is open for business! Our new Retail Garden Center days and hours are

  •  Monday – Closed
  • Tuesday 9am – 5pm
  • Wednesday 9am – 5pm
  • Thursday 9am – 5pm
  • Friday 9am – 4pm
  • Saturday 8am – 2pm
  • Sunday – Closed  

– Y’all Come. | Jackson, Tennessee

A few of our products :

  •  Bulk & Bagged Mulch
  • Potting Mix
  • Soil Amendments 
  • Seeds
  • Hanging Baskets
  • Annuals
  • Perennials
  • Stone Yard
  • Gravel
  • Pond Supplies
  • Koi & Goldfish 
  • Much much more!

We have a Full Line of  Water Treatments in stock at Carters Nursery!

Using quality Water Treatments is important! Keep using your Beneficial Bacteria throughout the Spring and Summer for a cleaner, healthier pond. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

 


Flowers, hanging baskets, perennials, mulch, sand, gravel, chicken 🐓 poop, garden supplies & MORE!

Hanging baskets & LOTS of COLOR! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee


Every Friday is Fishy Friday! Come in and get a great price on Koi!

For the entire month of June every Friday is a “Fishy Friday”! That means all of the fish you purchase are at a 20% discount! TGIFF! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

PS: Carters Nursery is open to serve you! But, please remember to be courteous and keep your social distance … God Bless🙏🏻


Have a great weekend!

I’m on the 180 with 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
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

YouTube pg. –
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6dPkQiE04jcr385SOL0gkw

Facebook pg. – https://www.facebook.com/mark.carter.775

Pinterest pg. – https://www.pinterest.com/cartersnursery/



Saturday Garden Shoppers Rejoice | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Saturday & Sunday are the days most of us get er’ done in the Garden! This is the time to get your shrubs & flowers potted and planted for the season! It’s also the best time to plant your Peppers, Tomato’s and other Vegetables & herbs. So, to aid in this endeavor ALL plants today (Saturday, May 18th.) are Buy 1, get 1 for 1/2 off! AND, ALL vegetables are Buy 1, get 1 FREE! BOOM 💥

The gate opens at 8am. & we will be open till 2pm. to help you get some great plants, chicken poop, gravel, stone, mulch & more!

ALL vegetables are Buy 1, get 1 FREE! Don’t miss this one!

ALL Aquatic Plants are on SALE! Buy 1, Get 1 50% off! Including Lilies & Lotus!

ALL Annuals, Perennials & Shrubs are On Sale! Buy 1, Get 1 for 50% off! Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

It’s going to be a Beautiful day!

 

Y’all Come!

 

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

YouTube pg. –
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6dPkQiE04jcr385SOL0gkw

Facebook pg. – https://www.facebook.com/mark.carter.775

Pinterest pg. – https://www.pinterest.com/cartersnursery/



Monday’s “Moment of Zen” | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

This beautiful little Spicebush Swallowtail fluttered up and started probing around with his proboscis on this outdoor carpet by my front door. I guess he was getting moisture and/or minerals from  the recent rainfall. I thought this would make a nice Moment of Zen.

 

The Butterfly

Look, a butterfly. Did you make a wish?

You don’t wish on butterflies. 
You do so. Did you make one? 
Yes. 
It doesn’t count. 
   ~ Louise Gluck
Happy Day! 😊

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



Saturday Around The Nursery | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

It’s a gorgeous day and we are ready for Hungry Gardeners! 😊 Come by and see us today. We will be here till 2pm.!

  •  Mulch
  • Top Soil
  • Compost
  • Sand
  • Gravel
  • Stone
  • Flowers
  • Plants
  • Pond Supplies
  • Koi
  • Fish Food
  • Pottery
  • MORE!!!

Happy Day!

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

 



I Found the Cure For Winter Depression – It’s a New Drug Called ‘Nurseryfix’! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I have literally suffered from “Winter Depression” most of my life. It’s something many of us go through every Winter season… Short days, nothing much to do outside, cold and dreary for months on end… BUT, Spring arrives and slowly but surely, the Winter Blues turn into Spring Smiles 🙂

I have found a wonderful new treatment that helps to accelerate the transition from Winter blue to Spring happiness – It’s called ‘Nurseryfix’ (patent pending)….

Come by the nursery for a ‘Nurseryfix’ asap! It will cure what ails ya’! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Of course this is a joke – but not really… Getting out on a day like today and going to a local Garden Center or Botanic Garden and smelling the roses makes you feel fine! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the hummingbirds are swarming around the feeders and the whole world is in bloom!

Blooming Annuals, Perennials, Aquatic Plants, Hanging Baskets and so much more await you at Carters Nursery!

I’ve been out since before the sunrise and only came back in to write this blog… I hope you enjoyed it and I hope you enjoy this beautiful weekend in YOUR garden 🙂 That’s exactly what I’m going to do!

It’s time to feed the fish 🙂 Your welcome to come by and join me. Have a great weekend!

Happy Pondering!

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

 



Spotlight – Upcoming Events | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We are past our Annual Spring Fest. and firmly into the Spring season. I want to put a spotlight on our next couple of Events that are coming up at the Nursery. I always look forward to getting the season going and now that it’s here, I want you all to be in the know 🙂

Our Annual “Evening By the Pond” is coming up –  I always host the 1st. one of the season here at the Nursery.

When? – Thursday, May 17th. at 6:30pm. Come out and enjoy a laid back evening exploring the beautiful gardens & relaxing by the ponds. We always enjoy some GREAT food, visit and meet with friends & we always have an educational program on Water Gardens, Aquatic Plants, Fish OR some cool subject for all that come. These little get together’s are held during the warm season and in different peoples backyard retreats. If you would like to come & enjoy the evening please let us know and you will be put on the e-mail invitation list. Call Jo at 731-424-2206.

We always have FUN at our ‘Evenings by the Pond’ events! Come see what Outdoor living is all about.
–The first “Evening by the Pond” of the season will be hosted by Mark Carter & family at the Nursery Home on Thursday May 17th at 6:30pm.
Address – 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305.

 

 

The 2nd. upcoming event is our Annual Butterfly Program!

Don’t miss our Butterfly Garden Workshop and Butterfly Release June 2nd. 2018. This is a Zebra Swallowtail – Tennessee’s State Butterfly | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

June 2nd. (Saturday) 9am. –11am. – Butterfly Garden Workshop & Release: We will have great information on creating your own butterfly garden, special butterfly plants & more!

The morning will begin with a Butterfly Garden Plant Class at 9am. We have Mrs. Betty Stephens coming out to teach you all about ‘HOW TO’ attract these beautiful butterflies to your garden with proper Plant selection. Mrs. Betty is a Master Gardener, a Butterfly Enthusiast & a wonderful resource to teach on the subject of Butterflies! She will start us off with a great Garden Workshop about Host Plants, nectar plants and how they work with the Butterflies in your Garden.
At 10am. we will all move inside the Butterfly House for a LIVE Butterfly Release! It’s so Beautiful folks! We will release a few groups of different species of Butterflies and we will have individual Butterflies that Kids and Adults will release. We will also have a Chrysalis Board with several different types of Butterflies! You can actually see their Life-cycle in action.
 GET HERE EARLY to get a good place in the Butterfly House! AND, if you want to release a Butterfly or want your child to release a Butterfly, call asap to get your name on the list ($5 each) – NUMBERS ARE LIMITED!

Kids LOVE this event! Call ASAP to sign up for a Butterfly of your OWN to release at the class on June 2nd.

Our annual Butterfly Release is a don’t miss event! Call to register and order a butterfly for you or your child/grandchild to release – June 2nd. 2018. AND bring a CAMERA! Don’t miss this one! Call for more info and to order a Butterfly to Personally Release (Only $5)! #731-424-2206 – ask for Jo.

Thanks and I look forward to seeing you at these exciting events!

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



The Time is Right For Spring Planting! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

It’s that time of the year Again! The Plants are coming out of the Greenhouses & the whole world is turning green and blooming! 😍

The plants are out and are looking Good! LOTS of Perennial Flowers & Blooming Shrubs. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

It’s finally past our Frost Date (April 15th.) & Earth Day is this weekend (Sunday April 22nd.)! 🌎 I normally recommend holding off to plant many tender plants until Earth Day!

We have LOTS of Plants ready to go! –

  •  Shrubs
  • Trees
  • Perennials
  • Herbs
  • Annuals
  • Aquatic Plants
  • Annuals/Tropicals

    Spring Planting is always exciting for me 😊  I LOVE the Plants & the Nursery in the Spring! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Plants, Plants & More Plants!

This is also a great time to fertilize all those shrubs and trees. And a great time to amend your garden soil.

We have organic compost and gardening supplies at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Simple pruning tools, organic fertilizers and natural compost will make gardening healthy and fun 😎

We have a full line of Garden Supplies, including Heirloom Seeds, Organic Fertilizers, Organic Insect control, Dormant oil & more. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Its time to plant folks 😊 Come In & we will help you get started.

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

 



Butterfly Garden Workshop & Release | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Butterfly Garden Workshop & Release | Saturday, June 2nd.

June is closer than we think… That’s why we are getting ready NOW for the Butterfly Workshop! We have a great guest speaker lined up to talk about Butterfly Plants, their life cycle and HOW to bring more Butterflies into your landscape. Mrs. Betty Stephens is coming out to teach you all about ‘HOW TO’ attract these beautiful butterflies to your garden with proper Plant selection. Mrs. Betty is a Master Gardener, a Butterfly Enthusiast & a wonderful resource to teach on the subject of Butterflies! She will start us off with a great Garden Workshop about Host Plants, nectar plants and how they work with the Butterflies in your Garden. She will follow with a Q & A to answer ALL of your questions!

Don’t miss our Butterfly Garden Workshop and Butterfly Release June 2nd. 2018. This is a Zebra Swallowtail – Tennessee’s State Butterfly | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

After Mrs. Betty’s Butterfly Garden Workshop, we will move into the Greenhouse for a LIVE BUTTERFLY RELEASE! Bring the kids AND bring a CAMERA! Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity! Call for more information and to get your name on the list for a Butterfly to Personally Release (only $5 this year)! #731-424-2206 – ask for Jo or Sandra.

Our annual Butterfly Release is a don’t miss event! Call to register and order a butterfly for you or your child/grandchild to release ($5) – June 2nd. 2018. 

When – June 2nd. (Saturday) 9am. –11am.

What – Butterfly Garden Workshop & Release at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio – 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, TN.

We will have great information on creating your own butterfly garden, special butterfly plants, a Butterfly Release & more!

 

To a Butterfly
I’ve watched you now a full half-hour;
Self-poised upon that yellow flower
And, little Butterfly! Indeed
I know not if you sleep or feed.
How motionless! — not frozen seas
More motionless! and then
What joy awaits you, when the breeze
Hath found you out among the trees,
And calls you forth again!

~ William Wordsworth

 

Thanks & I hope to see you here!

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



Butterflies at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tn. | June 4th. 2016

Butterfly Workshop and Release 6/4/2016

Great guest speakers, information on creating your own butterfly garden & a LIVE BUTTERFLY RELEASE are on the agenda! Bring the kids AND bring a CAMERA! Don’t miss this one! Call for more info and to get your name on the list for a Butterfly to Personally Release! #731-424-2206 – ask for Jo.

The Passion Flower is a very important host plant for Butterflies. Learn about plants that help the Butterflies.

The Passion Flower is a very important host plant for Butterflies. Learn about plants that help the Butterflies.

We have a Great speaker to teach you all about ‘HOW TO’ attract these beautiful creatures to your garden with proper Plant selection. Here’s a little info on our guest speaker Mrs. Betty Stephens –
Mrs. Betty is a Master Gardener and Butterfly Enthusiast. She will start us off with a great Garden Workshop about Host Plants, nectar plants and how they work with the Butterflies in your Garden. The class will be followed by a Q & A with Mrs. Betty & Mark Carter (landscape designer at Carters Nursery).
Then we will be working with Mrs. Betty & Mrs. Jo doing a LIVE butterfly release in the Butterfly House.

Our annual Butterfly Release is a don't miss event!

Our annual Butterfly Release is a don’t miss event!

Set your calendars & don’t miss this AWESOME Educational Workshop! As a matter of fact – Bring the whole family! Your KIDS will love this!

WHEN – Saturday, June 4th. Starting at 9am. The Presentation will run approximately 1 1/2 – 2 hours.

WHERE – Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio – 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson TN. 38305 For more info call – 731-424-2206

WHAT – We will learn about our beautiful friend, the Butterfly! We will learn about the life-cycle of the Butterfly, their host plants, their impact on our environment and how to attract them to YOUR GARDEN! Butterflies AND Butterfly Plants will be available at the workshop. AND there will be a LIVE BUTTERFLY RELEASE during the Program!

HOW DO I REGISTER – It’s Easy! AND It’s Free! Just call the Nursery at 731-424-2206. Tell them how many will be with your group and your done! There will be a limited # of butterflies available for kids to release – IF you want to be on this list, CALL ASAP! These slots will fill quickly. Bring a folding lawn chair if you like. I hope to see you all there! It’s going to be AWESOME!

Kids LOVE the Butterfly Release at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson Tn. 6/4/16

Kids LOVE the Butterfly Release at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson Tn. 6/4/16


PS: Bring a CAMERA! Unbelievable photo opps!