Carter’s Garden Blog


Congratulations For 65 Years Of Gardening Love 💐❤️

I had the honor to speak to a wonderful Garden Club earlier this week. I prepared a Keynote Presentation on “Low Maintenance, Custom Water Features” for the ladies, complete with handouts, prop’s & a power point projection show… As much as they enjoyed learning more about Water Features, I think I got an even bigger treat! This was their 65th Anniversary as a Garden Club & it was the hosts Birthday! Happy Birthday DD 💥 We all had Lots of FUN!

What a great group of ladies! So much positive energy & love for the Garden! Congratulations to the Evergreen Garden Club for 65 years of Gardening! This is just the beginning!

The Food was Awesome!

Valentines was part of the theme, and the food was plentiful.

Many of the members of the club are friends and/or clients, so I felt right at home. It’s always nice to speak to an engaged audience, and all the members LOVE the hobby of Gardening!

 

I tried to get everyone in the shot, but there were so many in attendance I still missed a few ❤️ What a great morning speaking for the Evergreen Garden Club on their 65th. Anniversary! Here’s to Many More! 💥

“I have found, through years of practice, that people garden in order to make something grow; to interact with nature; to share, to find sanctuary, to heal, to honor the earth, to leave a mark. Through gardening, we feel whole as we make our personal work of art upon our land.”

   ~ Julie Moir Messervy

Thanks again to the wonderful Ladies of the Evergreen Garden Club! Have a Great Day! Spring is Coming! 💐

 

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 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Good morning! ☀️ Well, it’s October and again, it’s #waterfallwednesday! I’m pulling an old photo out of the archives for today’s offering😊 This beautiful Water Garden has multiple waterfalls, a stream, a boulder retaining wall behind it and, The Bird Girl…

I call this picture ‘bird girl falls’. The lady of the house Loves container gardening, as you see😊 It’s impossible to get the whole area in a photo, but believe me, every view is just as beautiful! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Waterfall Wednesday is always a great day! Lots of beautiful Waterfalls & we are halfway through the workweek 💥

Have a great Waterfall Wednesday!

 

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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Saturday Shoppers at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

Good Morning! 🌞 A beautiful sunrise always foretells a busy Saturday around the Garden Center… This is the Last Saturday before the 4th of July! And you still haven’t potted plants around the pool! There’s NO hanging baskets on the porch, you haven’t mulched the beds… And the whole family is coming for a cookout and pool party next week 😲

All the annuals, baskets & flats are 1/2 Off! 💥

Fear not! We still have a great selection of annuals and perennials! Potting soil, mulch, fertilizer, etc… Most everything is on Sale too!

We open at 8am., get here quick, before the 4th is behind us… 2019 is flying by😊

 

May the 4th be with you…

 

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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Should I Plant A Garden This Year? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Many people want to plant a garden, but just aren’t sure… They question themselves – Will it work? Will I be able to keep up? Is it worth the effort? Etc, etc… Here’s a little graph that might just answer a few questions for you and get you out in the Landscape!

I think all gardeners question themselves from time to time. Whether your a novice that’s thinking about trying your hand 🖐🏻 OR a seasoned pro questioning your resolve, this little chart has the answers.

It’s garden time in Tennessee! Let’s get our hands dirty! 😎

 

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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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Friday Radio Report…

I know I say this every week, But, this show is just FUN! It’s always Awesome to hang out with the 180 Crew! Dan & Sea Bass Rock! PLUS – today Laura Lamun was in the house talking about organic foods, essential oils and one of the coolest things I have ever seen – Sonic Sound Therapy! Laura never ceases to amaze with her vast knowledge of herbs, oils, foods and alternative methods of health and healing! She explained a bit about WHAT Sound Healing was today!

Laura showing Dan how “Sonic Sound Therapy” feels. She tried a little on me too – 1 word… AWESOME!

Sound healing is the therapeutic use of sound frequencies on a person, with the intention of bringing them into a state of harmony by balancing the physical, mental, emotional, and/or spiritual aspects of their being. Laura demonstrated Sound Healing on us with her tuning forks and I have to say, it was really cool! What she used is called – Vibration Healing and it’s done by direct contact on the body with several specifically tuned “sound healing instruments” aka; Tuning Forks.

AND we talked about all sorts of things on top of all that! Here’s just a few…

  • Crepe myrtle bark scale is real! It’s EVERYWHERE now! We had 2 callers today! Here is a link to more info – https://ag.tennessee.edu/utg/Documents/CMBS_explained.pdf
  • Late season gardening chores
  • Almost time to start on our Cool Season Crops again 🙂
  • Someone asking for info on Koi Health. Please come by the nursery and we can help! 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, TN 38305
  • AND about our class tomorrow – “Stay Cool with Container Water Gardens”! Tomorrow at 9am. @ Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio. 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, TN 38305. The class is FREE! Y’all Come! Call for more details at 731-424-2206.

This Saturday we will host the final “Summer Seminar” of the season at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio. The theme is “Water” of course 🙂 Your welcome to come by and take part in the fun and the savings too (20% discount on Container Water Garden materials as well as Aquatic Plants!). Stay Cool with Container Water Gardens! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee.

Get out and enjoy this Late Summer Weather! This is one of the nicest parts of Summer – Late Summer! Enjoy these cooler nights and warm to hot days while we got em’… Have a GREAT Weekend!

 

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 and lets talk – LIVE at 731-423-8101.
OR, you can TEXT us at 731-277-5155. Or Listen to us LIVE at 101.5 WNWS – FM Talk Radio – on your smart phone using your TuneIn app.!

Have a great weekend! AND – Happy Pondering!

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



Stay Cool with Container Water Gardens! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Container Water Gardening is Cool on the Hottest Day! “Everyone wants a Water Garden”! Many are choosing a Container Water Feature for their home. These are easy to create, Very inexpensive and will fit in most any area. A Container Water Garden will Transform any outdoor space, a patio, deck AND even a room inside of the house with the sound of water! We will look at several different types of Aquatic Containers that you can use, LOTS of beautiful Aquatic Plants, Fountains and even small fish that you can keep in your Container Water Garden. AND we will put one together so you can see how easily it’s done!

This Saturday we will host the final “Summer Seminar” of the season at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio. The theme is “Water” of course 🙂 Your welcome to come by and take part in the fun and the savings too (20% discount on Container Water Garden materials as well as Aquatic Plants!). Stay Cool with Container Water Gardens! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee.

When: This Saturday, August 18th. from 9am. till 11pm.

Where: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305

Please call to register. This class is FREE! Feel free to bring a friend. For more information or to register call Jo or Sandra @ 731-424-2206 or e-mail at cartercountry@charter.net .

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



” HOW can I try gardening at an easy, entry level? I have NEVER grown anything.” | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

This question was from the radio show today. I thought it was a good question, so I chose it to be the

“Friday radio/blog question” – Only the 2nd one so far.

Question – “HOW can I try gardening at an easy, entry level? I have NEVER grown anything.”

Answer –

  • My suggestion is to try something simple but with meaning. Something that will reward your labor. How about a “salsa container garden”.
  • This will require 3 containers (minimum, you can do more if you want) You can stay simple with 3 gal. plastic pots or you can get glazed pottery, or even build a small raised bed to grow your plants. I say start somewhere in the middle. If you enjoy this hobby, you can add more containers or branch out to raised beds or a small plot.
  • Use quality potting soil labeled for edibles. I use an organic potting mix.
  • Go to a local Independent Garden Center and pick out a few basic staple plants – 1/Tomatoes (My favorite is Cherokee Purple) 2/Peppers(Bell &/or Jalapeño) 3/Cilantro (you can get a plant or a packet of seeds. Easy to germinate & grow).
  • Get a good organic plant food to use on your new Salsa Garden and make sure you know how to apply it & how often to water and feed!

    Container Gardening is fun and rewarding. Edible Ornamental’s are VERY popular for a good reason – So Beautiful!

Then watch your plants grow and produce organic vegetables for you to enjoy! I add chopped onion, a little garlic, lime juice & a little salt & pepper. WOW! Nothing better than fresh SALSA!

This will be an easy, rewarding way to get your feet wet in the hobby of Gardening! Be careful though, It’s addictive! 🙂

Thanks & Enjoy the Weekend!

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