Carter's Water Garden


Sunday Reflections…

Tending my own garden as the sun comes up on A perfect Sunday morning… It don’t get much better than that 😊 There is something magical and healing in your garden, but you have to spend time there to find it… You have to sweat and toil and you have to sit down within, cool off and relax… Keep it up at all costs! 

One of my places to sit “within my garden” is on my porch garden. All potted annuals and perennials, hanging baskets & vines. It creates a shady little nook with comfortable seating 😊 and a fan to boot. Down the steps on both ends lie my tomatoes, peppers, herbs and more. It’s not a hobby for me. It’s a lifestyle… Have a great Sunday!



“How I love my little garden, where I sit and contemplate.
My perfect piece of paradise inside my garden gate.
Hanging baskets, pretty pots, the flowers are brimming over.
The grass so green, the buttercups, the daisies, and the clover.

Honeysuckle and jasmine giving off its sweet perfume.
Pretty lilies open wide, rose bushes in full bloom.
In summer they stand tall and proud as the buds turn into flowers.
I sit and watch as they all flourish and while away the hours.

I see the little fledglings nesting high up in the trees.
Bees in and out the bushes with their variegated leaves,
Where they gather all the pollen, then soar into the sky.
They’re heading home at speed, returning to the hive.

The melody of the wind chimes as they tinkle in the breeze
Interwoven with gossamer cobwebs, at night the spider weaves.
The sunshine sparkles on the pond where the water lilies grow.
Golden fish and tadpoles swimming safely down below.

It’s all so very peaceful relaxing in the sun
Where the butterflies flutter by having so much fun.
The sun goes down and darkness falls, the moon is big and bold,
Where all that live in the garden have a story to be told.

The little gnomes are watching the pixies and the sprites
Dancing by the wishing well, aglow with fairy lights.
I can sit here contemplating until it’s very late
In this magical piece of paradise, inside my garden gate”

    ~ Susan C Walkinshaw-Kelly

Have a wonderful Sunday! 🙏🏻❤️

 Mark C. 



Is It May 1st. Already? Happy May Day! AND – TGIF! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Saying goodbye to April is sad, BUT – Hello May! Here’s a reprint from May Day’s past…

In the old days as April rolled to an end, people would begin gathering flowers and candies and other goodies to put in May baskets to hang on the doors of friends, neighbors and loved ones on May 1, aka; May Day.


“May Day” can mean a few things – Like – Mayday, Mayday! ie; Help!!!

May-day – noun – 1. an international radio distress signal used by ships and aircraft.


OR it could be an age old celebration of Spring moving into Summer – May Day dates way back to ancient times and is traditionally celebrated with dancing and singing and feasting and the like 🙂

Kids dancing around the ‘Maypole’.

In Hawaii May 1st. is called Lei Day 🌺 They eat traditional foods and celebrate Island culture. And yes, every one gets Lei’d! 🙂 Let’s go to Hawaii! 😊

But for me, May 1st. is the date that I use as my planting guide! It’s the date that I start planting in earnest. Annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, melons, etc.!!! It’s on!

May 1st. is a GREAT date to start planting Annuals, Perennials, Vegetables, Herbs, Aquatic Plants, Roses, etc. We are LOADED with Plants for you at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN


We had a long Winter & a cool wet Spring so far, but fear not! May is where it all changes! 🙂 Happy “May Day” & a Happy Gardening Season! 

 

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



4/20 Herb Sale! | Peace ✌🏻 Love ❤️ & Herbs 🌿 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

In observance of the 4/20 celebration, we will be having a YUGE Herb Sale today from 8am – 2pm! ALL herbs are Buy 1 Get 1 FREE! WOW!

Culinary herbs are all important! Today on 4/20, ALL herbs are Buy 1 Get 1 FREE! BOOM! 💥

Come on by today & get your 🌿 on!

Peace! ✌🏻Love ❤️ & Herbs 🌿

 

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’s are for Fall Shoppers at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Come on in today and stock up for Fall! Mums, Pansies, violas, kale, herbs, wheat straw, pumpkins & more! Come by and get your ‘Nurseryfix’!

We love Fall around here 🙂 Come out and see us today at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee. Go Vols!

Y’all come!

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



Mayday, Mayday – May Day | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

WOW! Maybe it’s just me, but this year is flying by…. Today is MAY 1st.! AKA: ‘May Day’…

In the old days as April rolled to an end, people would gather flowers and candy to put in May baskets to hang on the doors of friends, neighbors and loved ones on May 1, aka; May Day.

“May Day” can mean a few things – Like – Mayday, Mayday! ie; Help!!! 

May-day – noun – 1. an international radio distress signal used by ships and aircraft.

 

Kids dancing around the ‘Maypole’.

OR it could be an age old celebration of Spring moving into Summer – May Day dates way back to ancient times and is traditionally celebrated with dancing and singing and feasting and the like 🙂
In Hawaii May 1st. is called Lei Day… They eat traditional foods and celebrate Island culture. And yes, every one gets Lei’d! 🙂 Let’s go to Hawaii! 🙂

But for me, May 1st. is the date that I use as my planting guide! It’s the date that I start planting in earnest. Annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, melons, etc.!!! It’s on!

May 1st. is a GREAT date to start planting Annuals, Perennials, Vegetables, Herbs, Aquatic Plants, etc. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We had a long Winter & a cold, wet Spring so far, but fear not! May is where it all changes! 🙂
Happy “May Day” & Happy Gardening!
Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph# 731-424-2206


Summer Class : Gardening with Herbs
July 7, 2011, 11:06 am
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Come join us and learn how to grow your own Culinary Herbs! I LOVE growing and cooking with Herbs and I know you will too. We will discuss growing herbs in your Vegetable Garden, your Ornamental Garden and in Containers. We will also view and discuss my very own ‘Herb Spiral’ that anyone can easily create in their own garden. The Herbs are thriving in this Herb Spiral. The class will last for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours and will be a lot of fun.

When: Saturday, July 16th. from 9am. till 11am.

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



Growing Culinary Herbs and Perennial Flowers in your Garden
June 29, 2010, 11:33 am
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Do you have a Perennial garden? How about a patch of Herbs that you can use in your cooking and food preparation? Well if that’s your dream and/or goal, then this class is for YOU!

We will walk you through some beautiful perennial gardens, show you how to plan and develop your own Culinary Herb beds, Perennial flower designs and much more in this class.

WHEN : JULY -10TH, SATURDAY 2010, 9am – 11am.

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

HOW do I register : Give us a call – 731-424-2206 OR e-mail us – jocarter@charter.net

The class is FREE! So don’t miss out on this wonderful seminar.

   ~ Mark Carter



Garden Seminars – How to Create Your Own Herb Garden
July 9, 2009, 10:14 am
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Right now one of the hottest trends in gardening is to have a Culinary Herb Garden. What better way to, “GO GREEN” and save money, than to grow your own garden. There are many ways to create your own Herb Garden but one that is attractive and easy to care for and only needs as much space as you can supply is an Herb Spiral. Herb gardens are very beneficial both for the environment and yourself. Herbs are multifunctional, they can be hosts for certain species of Butterflies, they add attractive foliage to your landscape and most importantly… They are Edible! Carter’s Nursery will be holding a FREE Seminar about “Creating an Herb Spiral” This class will be for all who are interested whether you are a Beginner or a Master Gardener this class will help you get started and on the right track. This is the first session of our Summer Seminar Series. You do not want to miss this.

When :  JULY 18TH , SATURDAY @ 9 A.M.

Topic : CREATING A HERB SPIRAL GARDEN

How do I Register : Just give us a call at the Nursery @ 731-424-2206 , tell us how many will be with your party and your done!

I look forward to seeing you here!

         – Mark Carter