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Throwback Thursday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

It’s #throwbackthursday! And I ain’t forgot about y’all! I was looking back at my original blog posts from when I first started blogging. I wanted to share this one as my Throwback… It was a published story from the Tennessee Gardener Magazine in 2008. It’s all about Container Water Gardening! I’m still talking and teaching about this wonderful hobby today! 13 years of blog posts later 😳

Even my dogs love ❤️ Aquatic Plants! 😂



Here’s a link to the original story that was published in the Tennessee Gardener Magazine. 👇🏻
http://shop.cartercountry.com/pdf/SbSG_sept08_46-47.pdf

I hope your all enjoying your day! And, I hope you enjoy this story about the hobby I love so much 😊 

Happy Throwback Thursday! 

#throwbackthursday

 

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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Carters Nurseries Top 10 Aquatic Plants For Containers | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I have been speaking for several Garden Clubs lately. The Aquatic Plant List I have been using for containers has been very popular & I was asked to include it on my blog. So here ya’ go – A short “Top 10” of my favorite Aquatic Plants…

Here is a short list of Great Aquatic Plants for Containers | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

Top 10 List –

1. Society Garlic – Tulbaghia violacea
2. Pitcher Plant – Sarracenia
3. Corkscrew Rush – Juncus effusus

4. Lotus – Nelumbo lutea & nucifera

These always steal the show! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

5. Star Sedge – Dichromeena colorata

6. Taro- Colocasia esculenta

There are several great choices to include in your gardens.

7. Aquatic Four Leaf Clover – Marsilea crenate
8. Bloody Dock – Rumex sanguineus

9. Scarlett Rose Mallow – Hibiscus coccineus

A hardy aquatic  hibiscus 🌺

10. Aquatic Iris – Iris laevigata

I hope you enjoy these Aquatic Plant ideas! 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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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! 😎

 

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, Tennessee

Did you tune in today? If you did, you got a treat! FUN! 🙂 If you didn’t you missed a GREAT show! LOTS of calls and LOTS of TEXTS! WOW! Thanks for all the Love!

We talked a bit about FALL! Tomorrow is the 1st day of the Fall Season! The Autumnal Equinox…

The Autumnal equinox is the moment when the Sun appears to cross the celestial equator, heading southward. The day and night times are equal! From here the days keep getting shorter until the Winter Solstice on December 21st.

We also talked about the Moonlight Pond Tour! This is a rain or shine event and is a fundraiser for the Jackson Animal Care Center. 100% of the money goes to help them, so please come out and enjoy a great evening and know that you are helping the animals.

Saturday, September 22nd is the night of the Moonlight Tour. Moonlight Pond Tour tickets are $20 ea. (kids under 12 are FREE!). 100% of ALL ticket sales & donations go to the Jackson Animal Care Center!

Crepe Myrtle Bark Scale is becoming a BIG problem! Here is a link to info from UT to help deal with this problem –

We also talked about a promotion that we are running at the Nursery on Koi and other Pond Fish! It’s called “Fishy Fridays” and f you have been wanting to get some new fish at a great price, this is for you!

For the next few weeks 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

Thanks for the calls and texts and Thanks for a GREAT Summer season at Carters Nursery! We LOVE our customers and this whole community!

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.!

Have a GREAT weekend!

PS: See y’all at the Moonlight Pond Tour! #moonlightpondtour

 

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



Two For Tuesday | #moonlightpondtour | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

This year has been flying by, it’s time to slow it down… The Moonlight Pond Tour is this Saturday night! Break the rut and get out and experience something completely Unique – A tour of beautiful gardens and waterfalls under the light of the Moon! PLUS – 100% of the money goes to the Jackson Animal Care & Adoption Center! Thats a Win-Win! A great night out for you and supporting a worthy cause at the same time! Two for One! BAM!

Saturday, September 22nd is the night of the Moonlight Tour. Moonlight Pond Tour tickets are $20 ea. (kids under 12 are FREE!). 100% of ALL ticket sales & donations go to the Jackson Animal Care Center!

“People LOVE this event” says Mark Carter, Owner/Landscape Designer at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio. “This Tour is unique. Many people have never been on a Garden Tour,  much less a Pond Tour, PLUS – This tour is at NIGHT! Once you see the Lighting effects and the Waterfalls shimmering & glowing and the brightly colored fish gliding through the Underwater Lights, you are blown away. This is a great night out with the family and/or a Wonderful Date Night” says Carter.

Now in its 14th year, The Moonlight Pond Tour features favorite Ponds from years past along with some awesome new Water Features to enjoy. This is a self guided tour and is easy to follow, so relax and have some FUN.

“The Jackson Animal Care Center receives 100% of the money from the tickets we sell for the tour! We Love and Support our Local Animal Adoption Center and we support their Mission in our Community. AND, we truly appreciate YOUR support! Without the community behind this, it won’t work. So please come out and help us make this a Success. It’s a Win-Win – Enjoy a GREAT night out while helping a worthy cause.”

What: The 14th. Annual Moonlight Pond Tour

When: Saturday, September 22nd. 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! A truly Unique & Beautiful Garden Tour!

Tickets: $20 for the Pond Tour (no charge for kids age 12 and under)

Moonlight Pond Tour Tickets are ON SALE NOW at Carter’s Nursery! Call Jo or Sandra for more info at 731-424-2206

 

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

 



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



Friday Radio Report – Spring has Sprung! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Another GREAT Show today with Dan Reaves & Sea Bass – The 180 Crew!

I’m on with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass- every Friday from 10-11am with ALL your gardening and Outdoor Lifestyle questions – 731-423-8101. You can TEXT in too – 731-277-5155. Listen LIVE at 101.5 WNWS – FM.

The whole world is turning green! And Yellow, Purple, White, Pink, etc… I LOVE all the Spring color!

A Redbud (Cercis canadensis) in full Spring bloom. One of my favorite early Spring blooming trees | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We had LOTS of calls and texts today! Mostly normal Spring questions – when and what can I cut or trim, seeding fescue, sodding zoysia grass, planting fruit trees, etc…

One question where I think we got cut off was about getting rid of Invasive Aquatic Plants – I don’t recommend spraying herbicides in your Water Garden. Instead, physical removal is the way to go. After you get all the invasive plants out replant with some easier, less invasive aquatic plants – Dwarf Cattail, water orchid, bloody dock, bog lily, eastern rain lily, etc. Come by the nursery and pick a few out.

ALSO – come by the Red Barn in Memphis and see us at the Memphis Master Gardeners ‘Spring Fling’. We have set up a both and a small display for everyone & would love to talk to you!

We are at the Red Barn at the Agricenter in Memphis for the annual ‘Spring Fling’! We will be here today until 5 and tomorrow from 9-5pm. LOTS to see! Y’all Come! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Have a GREAT Weekend!

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



2018 National Pool, Spa & Backyard Living Expo | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN



Seminar: Creating A Container Water Garden
September 8, 2009, 11:16 am
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Water Gardens are HOT and one of the most popular trends going is to create your own “Container Water Garden“! They are FUN and AFFORDABLE and will fit in almost any situation. Don’t miss this AWESOME workshop. We will walk you through all the steps it takes to DESIGN and CREATE you very own Container Water Garden. Jo and Shane will lead this ‘Hands On’ workshop and it’s going to be a lot of fun.

Set your calendars and Don’t miss this EDUCATIONAL workshop! Bring the whole family! Your KIDS will LOVE this too!

WHEN – Saturday, September 26th. Class begins at 9 am.

WHERE – Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio,
2846 Old Medina Rd., Jackson TN. 38305.

What – You will learn how to Design and Create your own Container Water Garden! We will show you how to lay out and design a Container Water Garden that is both Beautiful and Functional. You will learn about Aquatic Plants for containers, what type of soil and gravel to use, how to make your container a working fountain and more. Aquatic Plants, pottery and every thing you may need will be available at the workshop, or feel free to bring your own container with you.

HOW DO I REGISTER – It’s Easy! AND it’s FREE!
Just call the Nursery at 731-424-2206 OR E-MAIL us at jocarter@charter.net . Tell us how many will be with your group and your done! Bring a folding lawn chair if you would like, it’s going to be a fun morning!

– Mark Carter