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Peers, Colleagues & Old Friends | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I had a Friend from the other side of the country stop in to say hi yesterday. Paul has been described as a “real Arizona cowboy” & I concur 😊 It was a very pleasant surprise indeed! We started out as colleagues/peers in the same business many years ago but became fast friends that have stayed in touch now for 20 years! We are both professional “Water Shapers”, ie: we both design and build  Water Features- Koi Ponds, Water Gardens, Streams & Waterfalls, etc… Over the years we became friends as did our wives & we watched each other’s kids grow up through pictures on Facebook and such… Pretty cool huh 😊

Here’s a great comparison shot from many, many years ago on the bottom when we built a Water Garden In Little Rock Arkansas for P. Allen Smith to the top picture from last night. 😊 Can you pick us both out in the bottom photo?

All these years and yesterday was the first time he had been to my place in Tennessee 😳 We went to dinner 🥘 and he said “take me somewhere local” – So we went to Brooksies Barn and had catfish, pulled pork, ribs & more. We walked in, but we ate so much that we limped out 😂

Brooksies is a one of a kind local joint with great food! Fried catfish, pulled pork bbq & frog legs are just a few of their specialties.

Visiting with old friends is a special thing! Especially when the friendship developed from professional respect for a colleague.

Aristotle said there were 3 types of friendships-

1- friendships of utility (useful to one another)

2- friendships of pleasure (you have fun and enjoy each other’s company)

3- friendships of the good (these are based on mutual respect and admiration. These friendships take longer to build than the other two kinds–but they’re also more powerful and enduring).

Paul, ours is definitely a type 3 😊 Friendship of the Good! But, we have had fun together & have worked together and been useful to one another too… Boom! Trifecta! Hat trick!

Great to see and catch up with an Old Friend!

 

Have a great day – and here’s to Good Friends!

 

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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Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

The year is young and I don’t know if I have shared this “Video Business Card” with y’all this year yet? I’ve been using it a while & am in the process of doing a new one. Any feedback or ideas on how to make it better are appreciated! So, without further ado…

Happy Pondering 🤔

 

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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Seasonal Nursery Hours through January | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Good morning! We are finishing up our year end inventory & getting a few things ready for Spring 😊 Man am I ready!

The days are getting longer & we are moving in the direction of… wait for it… SPRING!!!

We will have limited hours through this month. Starting next week, we will open Thursday & Friday (9am-4pm) & Saturday (8am-2pm). Every week in January.

Here are all the Dates –

10, 11, 12.

17, 18, 19.

24, 25, 26.

31. Then Regular hours start back Friday, February 1st.

We are excited about the 2019 Ponding and Gardening season! See y’all soon 😊

 

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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com
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2019 Events at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I didn’t want to waste time this year getting our yearly events planned & dated, so here we go. I am excited about this season! I know you are too 😊 We will kick the season off with our 21st. Annual Spring Festival in March – Fun, Food & Flowers! Boom! And it just gets better from there 😊 2019 is going to be an Awesome year! I’m looking forward to seeing y’all around the Nursery and around the PONDS! Here’s to an AWESOME 2019 season!

Daylight Savings Time : Starts Sunday, March 10th, 2019.

March 23rd. (Saturday) 9am – 2pm – Carter’s Nursery Spring Festival & Customer Appreciation Day! Something for the whole family! Workshops & classes, a Petting Zoo & Pony Rides for the kids + GREAT FOOD for all! Come out and help us kick off SPRING! (Saturday 9am. till 2pm.) This is a FREE event.

Spring is Beautiful at the Nursery! Bring the family and join us for Spring Fest. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

March 29th & 30th (Friday & Saturday) – Memphis Area Master Gardeners 15th Annual “Spring Fling” at the Red Barn at the Agricenter in Memphis. Come by to see our beautiful display and talk to the areas best “Water Feature Experts”.

April 6th (Saturday) – We will be setting up at the Tipton County Master Gardeners Annual Lawn & Garden Expo. in Brighton, Tn. at the Brighton High School. Come by and see our display and talk with our Water Gardening experts.

April 19th – Good Friday

April 21st – EASTER Sunday

May 13th (Sunday) – Mother’s Day! DON’T miss this one!

Evening By The Pond (1st one is Thursday, May 16th at 6:30pm).
Come out and enjoy a laid back evening exploring a beautiful garden & relaxing by the pond. We always enjoy some good food, visit/meet friends & we always have an educational program on Water Gardens, Aquatic Plants, Fish OR some cool subject for all that come. We hold these little get together’s during the warm season so that you can enjoy the Water Gardens in the evening and experience the Outdoor Lighting. If you would like to come & enjoy the evening with us 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 2019 season will be hosted by Mark Carter & family at the Nursery Home on Thursday May 16th at 6:30pm.
Address – 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305.

– The first “Evening by the Pond” of the 2019 season will be hosted by Mark Carter and family at the Nursery home on Thursday, May 16th. at 6:30pm. Please RSVP by calling 731-424-2206.

June 1st (Saturday) 9am – 11am – Butterfly Garden Workshop & Release: We will have great information on creating your own butterfly garden, special butterfly plants & more!

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 1st. 2019. 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.

June 16th – Father’s Day! Let’s remember Dad!

Pond Tours in 2019
We are sponsoring two (2) Pond Tours this year; a Summer Pond Tour (June 22nd.) & a Fall ‘Moonlight’ Pond Tour (September 14th.).

Our Summer Pond Tour is a don’t miss event! Waterfalls, colorful Koi & gorgeous gardens! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

June 22nd – Our 21st. Annual Summer Pond Tour – Our ‘Summer’ Pond Tour (Always the Saturday after Father’s Day) is A FUN and Beautiful Day! This is a Self-Guided Tour and LOTS of Fun! Tickets are $10 ea. (children under 12 are FREE!). Carter’s Nursery is “Pond Central” for the Pond Tour and we invite you to come by throughout the day to sit a spell, have a drink & something to eat and look at the BEAUTIFUL Gardens and Water Features.

~ This is the night of the “Moonlight Luau!” Live music! + We cook fresh pork wrapped in banana leaves & spiced up “Kalua Style” and have a party beneath the stars! This is a DON’T MISS event! More info to come!

Don’t miss the ‘Moonlight Luau’! It’s the best Summer party of the season! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

July 4th (Thursday) – Independence Day! We will be closed in observance of this holiday!

Summer Seminars – We do three (3) every Summer! Come Take part in our educational Classes, Tour our Gardens and Ponds & stay for lunch with Mark Carter “Pond Guy” and crew for a great day of Fun and Learning.

July 13th (Saturday) 9am – 2pm – ‘Get Your Feet Wet with Water Gardening!’ will kick off our Summer Seminar season.

August & September- Date & Class TBA

September 14th – The 15th Annual ‘Moonlight Pond Tour’ – This is our Annual Night Time Pond Tour! The tour always falls on a Saturday Night closest to the Full Moon!! This year the Harvest Moon IS this night! Don’t miss this Unique Garden Tour Experience! Tickets are $20 ea. (children under 12 are FREE!). Carters Nursery is “Pond Central” for the Pond Tour and we invite you to come by throughout the evening to sit a spell, have a drink & something to eat. Enjoy the Fire Pit and look at the BEAUTIFUL Garden and Water Feature Lighting.

The Ponds and Gardens on this Moonlight Tour are Beautiful at night! We open the gates at 8pm. for the Moonlight Pond Tour! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

October 5th (Saturday) 9am – 11am – Fall Festival/Customer Appreciation Day. Come take part in our Workshops & Pumpkin Carving Classes! FREE LUNCH for ALL that come! Petting Zoo for the kids! BIG SALES for the Fall Season for all that come!

We love Fall around here 🙂 Come out and join us at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio for The Fall Fest & Water Garden Workshop & bring the family! | Jackson, Tennessee

Daylight Savings Time is over – Sunday, November 3rd. 2019

Thanks, all of us at Carter’s Nursery hope to see you here! Call me with any questions at #731-424-2206. Here’s to a GREAT 2019!

 

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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Preview/Teaser of Some Changes at the Nursery | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

A few pictures and tidbits of what’s happening at the Nursery…

The Koi Shack’ is fully stocked! I know from experience that the “Pond Person” in your life  LOVES his or her Pond! They love everything about the Pond Lifestyle too 😊 Christmas is the perfect time to get them something special –

That “Pond Crazy” person in your life will be thrilled with any present they received for their favorite hobby 😊

AND, we are doing something different in the retail shop… I will update you on WHAT we are doing in a day or two… I’m excited! You will be too 😀

Happy Pondering! & Merry Christmas! 🎄

 

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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Friday Radio Report…

Great show with the 180’ Crew on this Thanksgiving holiday! The studio was full! – Lori Nunnery, LoLo, Downtown Ricky Brown, Dan, Sea Bass & myself!! Full House!

The talk was all over the place and Fun! I can’t even list all the categories…

  •  Food! Of course 😊
  • Being Thankful!
  • Pets
  • Weather
  • Family
  • Christmas
  • Gardening
  • Seasonal Koi Pond’s
  • When to stop feeding your Koi
  • Composting all these leaves
  • Traffic!
  • Shopping on Holidays
  • The worst whipping you ever got as a kid 😩

A great music event fundraiser coming up on Dec  14th. That benefits RIFA – Come down and help LoLo and friends raise some $$- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-our-jackson-home-holiday-show-hosted-by-lolo-tickets-52037222734

We are still building waterfalls as long as the weather holds. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Fun show! Enjoy this long holiday weekend with family and friends !

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
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com
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