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Moonlight Pond Tour – Postponed… | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

2020 has been a tough one… As you know we have had to cancel all of our Pond Tours this season, as well as our other yearly events.

Sadly, I regret to inform you that we won’t be able to host this years Moonlight Pond Tour as well. 😥

It’s sad to say, but the Moonlight Pond Tour is postponed until 2021…
But, the Full Harvest Moon will still shine and I hope you will get outside and view it 🌝

October actually has 2 Full Moons this year 🌝 The Full Harvest Moon on October 1st  and The Full Hunters Moon on October 31st, which makes it a ‘Blue Moon’ 🌚 

I encourage you and that special someone to get outside on your own deck or patio and enjoy the coming Harvest Moon for yourself. Maybe a glass of 🍷 & a little music 🎶 

We are hoping and praying 🙏🏻 for a vaccine and an end to this mess… AND, We are making plans for 2021 Pond Tours and are Very hopeful about the future.

Thank you all for your support! Prayers 🙏🏻 for your health and safety as we go into the Fall Season. God Bless America 🇺🇸


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

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Social Distancing Is Real…

This Wuhan Virus has really caused a mess… Spring is finally here & everyone wants to get out and about! Spring break, Spring festivals, Florida beaches, March Madness, The Masters, Daytona… NOT SO FAST! 

Data supports the idea that “Social Distancing” helps in an outbreak like we are experiencing. Does it suck? YES! BUT, it will save lives… Think of it as an extended Spring Break… A “Staycation” if you will.

FYI: We have canceled our Annual Spring Fest that we have hosted for 23 years! Our other Spring venues have shut down as well… No ‘Spring Fling’ for the Master Gardeners 😨 Even Disney World has closed… What does it all mean? I think it means we have to control our movements and actions for a little while to preserve the health of the country… 

I copy pasted this from a good source. There is a live link to the CDC’s published guidelines here. Check it out 👇🏻

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines for “community mitigation strategies” to limit the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, which include recommendations for “social distancing”—a term that epidemiologists are using to refer to a conscious effort to reduce close contact between people and hopefully stymie community transmission of the virus.”

Washing your hands with warm soapy water for 30 seconds is the best way to stay clean. Hand sanitizer’s help, but washing is the best.

Dr. Ron Kirkland called in to the show yesterday (The 180) to talk about things that will help. Almost all were common sense & all benefit you greatly! Things like –

  •  Get 7-9 hours of sleep 😴 
  • Drink Lots of Water 💧 
  • Take Vitamin C 
  • Eat Healthy!
  • Walk! Light exercise is good!
  • Get some sun! 20-30 minutes a day minimum!
  • Keep your hands clean! etc…

Hang in there, this too shall pass! Wash your hands, Cover your sneeze 🤧 & discipline yourself NOT to touch your face. Eat right and get plenty of rest. Sounds pretty doable to me… In the long run, this will make us stronger!

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