Carter's Water Garden


Sunday Reflections…

Good day to everyone! Just finished a great brunch and sat down to finish my Blog that I started late last night… We finished up our last event of the season last night, and it was a FUN one! A local artist and friend for over 30+ years, Matt Brown came to the nursery last night with a literal truck load of art and paintings and we set up our Nursery as his Gallery of Art 🖼 We called it ’Art in the Garden’ and it was a very unique and a very special evening. We even set up a ’Blacklight Room’ in the Koi Shack to showcase some of Matts unique pieces. I’ll tell the rest of the story with a few pictures of last night.

Matt Brown (featured artist) and Charlotte Powell Vaughn (his mom) and Conor McGregor… 😊

What a great evening! Matt and I have been friend’s for many years now, Maybe its because we both work with our hands to make unique, artistic creations? Our mediums are very different, but I think his Artwork within the gardens and by my Waterfalls was pretty Awesome! And it brought a bunch of people out to enjoy a night of Art and enjoyment, another win-win!

PS: We are gonna do this again! 💥

“Each of us are flowers in the garden of life we bloom, 
We all bring a different light to brighten the daily gloom. 
We all posess great potential to inspire our fellow man, 
To offer peace and love is a choice we all should plan. 
We can each bring joy to a life filled with sadness, 
Just through a soft touch or word spoken in gladness. 
We can also bring peace to those with a troubled mind, 
Bring hope to a broken heart joy from the daily grind. 
For every flower has something beautiful to share, 
That has special meaning to someone, sometime, somewhere, 

But our time is short, just like a season, 
As autumn advances with purpose and reason. 
We all have these gifts and we must take a chance, 
If we spread peace and love it’s the garden we enhance… 

Enhance the garden… 
Spread the love… The peace will follow…”

~ Cosmic Dreamer

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Mark C



Art in the Garden is TONIGHT! | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN
The Gate opens at 5pm! Yall Come!

Unique Art & Garden Show!

Local Artist Matt Brown will display his ‘One of. Kind’ Art in a series of unique “Outdoor Rooms” within the botanic gardens that make Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio. Saturday evening, October the 16th from 5 to 9pm, Artist and YouTube Vlogger, Matt Brown will be your host as you enjoy the well lit Garden spaces, Patios and Waterfalls and view his Unique Art in this magical setting.
This show is FREE. Please RSVP (call 731-424-2206 to register) and join us for a Magical night in the Garden 🪴

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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Waterfall Wednesday | #waterfallwednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Jump down, turn around, and its #waterfallwednesday once again… I don’t know about you, but 2021 has flown by ✈️ Thank goodness for Waterfalls 😊 They slow things down a bit… They help you relax and forget about things. Here is a beautiful Waterfall i posted a while back and I promised a completed picture when i had one. Well here ya’ go – A beautiful waterfall and stream complete with some beautiful plants and pine straw mulch. I hope you like it😊

Waterfall Wednesday is hard to beat 😊

This one changed this entire backyard! no more road noise! No more blank/boring hillside! Now they are enjoying the sight and sound of flowing water. Groups of birds fly in to bathe and eat. Even deer have dropped by to check things out. At night when the lights kick on… Show Stopper folks! 💥

Y’all enjoy this beautiful day! From here I can almost see the weekend!!!

#waterfallwednesday!

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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Water Feature Wednesday! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Fall is in full swing and its already #waterfallwednesday… Or should i say, Water Feature Wednesday 😊 After all, I love all Water Features!

Heres a really cool Water Feature we just installed. Its called a Disappearing Fountain, because the resivour is underground and the circulating water goes down into the basin making it look like the moving water just disappears…

These are so nice! they are extremely low maintenance and you can get really creative with what you use as your fountain head. This one is a Stacked Slate Sphere and everyone just loves it! what do you think?

Its Water Feature Wednesday! 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

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Art In The Garden | A Special Evening at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Mark your calendars for Saturday evening, October 16th.! It’s going to be a special evening at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio. Imagine a mini ‘Moonlight Pond Tour’ with an Art Gallery set up throughout the different Garden Room areas. You stroll through the Gardens while sipping a drink with friends and viewing some Awesome local art 🖼 It’s a free event! Bring a date! Bring a friend! Come out and help support Local Art!

Heres a link to our Facebook event 👇🏻

https://fb.me/e/4Q3dQwu7R

Local artist Matt Brown will show some of his collection of Art and paintings in a unique ”Garden Gallery”.

Unique Art & Garden Show!

Local Artist Matt Brown will display his ‘One of. Kind’ Art in a series of unique “Outdoor Rooms” within the botanic gardens that make Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio.

Saturday evening, October the 16th from 5 to 9pm, Artist and YouTube Vlogger, Matt Brown will be your host as you enjoy the well lit Garden spaces, Patios and Waterfalls and view his Unique Art in this magical setting.
This show is FREE. Please RSVP (call 731-424-2206 to register) and join us for a Magical night in the Garden 🪴

See yall next Saturday evening!

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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LIVE Radio Show TODAY! | Friday Radio Report | Listen, Call in & Text | Everybody Talks 🎤 | WNWS FM 101.5 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Wow! Today is October 1st 🎃 FALL is in the air and I am walking into the studios of WNWS 101.5 FM, in downtown Jackson, TN! I will be going LIVE from 9-11 am with Seabass aka: The Silky Chinchilla and the one and only, Sir Chuck Walker 👑 Join us today on “Everybody Talks”! 

I’m on today 9-11am Call in and lets talk📞

We will be talking – Outdoor Living, Koi Ponds, Cool Season Gardening, staging for our Hummingbirds, Fall activities, Camping season, and Just about whatever else that – YOU, want to talk about! Ask a question, send in a picture, share a story (but please, NO politics!) Call in and join us! 731-423-8101

Its been 20 years that Ive been involved with this Friday show and it just keeps getting better! The # is still the same – 731-423-8101 💥

October is the real start of Fall! the leaves go into full color, we normally get our 1st frost and the big one – HALLOWEEN 🎃 👻

I love watching the leaves change ❤️ If you call in today and tell me what kind of tree this is, ive got a special gift for YOU! 731-423-8101
Scary 👻

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?

Text us at 731-277-5155 its so easyWe 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 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

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

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

💥 BIG SURPRISE! We are having a very Special Event! Saturday, October 16th. from 5-9pm we will be hosting a Unique Art Show at Carters Nursery!

More information and how to register for this FREE event is forthcoming… Mark the date and don’t miss this special event!


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

Friday is Always Fun! 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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Monday Morning Moment of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Monday mornings are a little different… A new week starts now. Time to make the doughnuts… Are you ready? Being mentally prepared is the key 🔐 It helps me to relax and focus to listen to the sound of flowing water 🌊 Check this video out and see what you think.

Did you listen? Do you see what I mean? Its a scientific fact, that being around moving, flowing water, ie; Waterfalls 🌊 makes your heart rate drop, it lowers blood pressure, it helps you to breath easier and you get an almost immediate feeling of relaxation. I for one can attest to all these things, because I visit mine daily 😊

Its Monday! Get out there and have a Great week!

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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Pond Tip Tuesday | Fall is Here! WHAT Do I Need To Do? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Good Morning! This morning is the last morning of late Summer… tomorrow is the Autumnal Equinox, ie; The 1st day of Fall 🍁

Fall will bring many changes to our Gardens and Ponds, its important to stay ahead of the game!

I always try to post proactive things you can do to keep your Water Garden clean and your Koi healthy over the Fall & Winter. Things like – Cutting your aquatic plants back, using pond netting, watching your skimmer more closely, feeding Cool Temp Koi Food, etc. – There’s another very important thing you can do to really keep your ecosystem active and working well 

– Switch to Cool Season Beneficial Bacteria!

We stock a complete line of Water Treatment Products for your Pond and Water Garden. Including Cold Temp Beneficial Bacteria | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Our Cold Water Beneficial Bacteria works and keeps on working when the plants and fish aren’t active and really helps the quality of your Pond Water! It is extremely effective at reducing sludge, dead and decaying leaves and plants, built up fish waste & excess nutrients like ammonia, nitrates & phosphates. These things make for poor water quality, reduced water clarity and can have catastrophic effects on your fishes health.

The next piece of ’Low Hanging Fruit’ im going to serve up is this : Every Pond should have a floating Pond thermometer 🌡 Our finned friends are cold blooded & water temperature is very important when it comes to seasonal feeding times. Pick one up at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio today.

This should be standard equipment in every Koi Pond and Water Garden. Grab one at Carters Nursery today…

The last Pond Tip for today is this – “Our Koi have eaten well this year & have put on a good bit of fat to get them through the Cool Season ahead. Now is the time that many of my clients and fellow Koi enthusiasts start asking a very important question…

– When do I stop feeding regular food and start feeding Cool Season Koi Food?

When the water temperature drops below 60 degrees Fahrenheit you should switch to a Lower Protein, Cool Season Koi Food. We like to call it the ‘Rule Of 60’… | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN


Switching to a Cool Temperature Koi Food is very important for the health of your Koi!

Well thats enough for today 😊 I just want you all to be ready with the tools and things you need to easily succeed during the changing of the seasons.

Tomorrow is the start of a new Season! Are You ready for some Fall? 🍁 🔥 🏈


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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Good Morning! | It’s Moonlight Pond Tour Time 🌕 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN
September 18, 2021, 8:20 am
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Good morning 🌞 We made it! Yes, this is the Night we’ve been waiting for! The Moonlight Pond Tour is TONIGHT!

The Harvest Moon 🌝 will be showing out tonight! Tickets are on sale Today at Carters Nursery! We are open until 2pm, so come get you some tickets 🎫

The gates are open for ticket sales until we close at 2pm today. Then we will Open back up at 6:45pm to start the tour! You can buy your tickets at that time as well.

Tickets are $20 each and 100% of that $20 goes directly to the Jackson Animal Care Center! Thats right, Its a Fund Raiser 💥 Have a great night AND help a Great, Local cause 🐈🐩🐒

All the Gardens are Unique and Beautiful! They are all well lit as well, but i always say ”bring a flashlight” and an umbrella ☂ just in case…

The gates open at 6:45pm to kick off the tour!

What: The 17th. Annual Moonlight Pond Tour
When: Saturday, September 18th. from dusk (7:00) till 11pm.
Where: Beautiful North Jackson, Tn. in Madison County.
Why: It’s Fun, Affordable and it’s for a GREAT CAUSE – The Jackson Animal Care Center! A truly Unique & Beautiful Garden Tour!
Tickets: $20 for the Pond Tour (no charge for kids age 12 and under)

I hope to see you all tonight, around the Ponds!

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 Day | LIVE Call In Show | WNWS 101.5 FM | Everybody Talks! | 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 the ’Silky Chinchilla’ aka: Seabass and his partner in crime Sir’ Chuck Walker… Join us today on “Everybody Talks”!

We will be talking – Outdoor Living, Koi Ponds, Gardening, Hummingbirds, Prepping for Fall, True Love Walking in the Moonlight 🌕 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

Its Finally here! Tomorrow night is the Moonlight Pond Tour! Come out and enjoy the most unique night of the year AND help our local shelter, the Jackson Animal Care Center!
Get your tickets for the Pond Tour at Carters Nursery today and tomorrow.
100% of ticket sales and donations go to support the Jackson Animal Care Center! They really need our support. Come out and enjoy the night with us!

Call in this morning! 731-423-8101. There is no set topic! YOU set the stage! Its all about the caller on Everybody Talks!

See ya’ on the radio this morning 9 – 11am!

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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