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Waterfall Wednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I Love Waterfall Wednesday! I am so blessed to be around all these beautiful Water Features & I LOVE to share them 😊 So #waterfallwednesday is a perfect 👌🏼 venue ❤️

I love this angle shot of the Waterfall under the bridge 😊

We designed and built this Pondless Waterfall  10 years ago & it’s still so beautiful 😍 My offering for #waterfallwednesday 

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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The Art Of “Happy Little Waterfalls” | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

This is our 31st year of doing business! As you know we design and build Custom Water Features. I tell people all the time that  “Waterfalls are my business, and business is good”! So true 😊 Waterfalls are also my Art. Building waterfalls is so much more than just arranging stones and boulders… You have to have an Artists eye 👁 to build something that resonates. A feature that makes you stop and just, absorb all the elements. When you pull that off, in my opinion, you have become an artist… 

People tell me I’m an artist all the time. So I’m embracing it! Bob Ross hair and all! I ❤️ My Art! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

The old saying goes, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”…  My new saying is going to be, 

“I don’t work, I create Happy Little Waterfalls” 😊 Boom 💥 

I ❤️ My Job! I ❤️ My Crew! And – I ❤️ My Art! 

Thanks for all your support the last 31 years! ❤️

Have a Great Day! 

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
 
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Spring Is Right Around The Corner! Be Ready! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Spring is Coming! Are you wanting to get the Fountain, Koi Pond or Custom Water Feature of your dreams this year? Give me a call to get on the schedule! Spring will be here before you know it. Get on the schedule ASAP  – Times a wasting!

Thanks!

 

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

Its “Throwback Thursday” again and I have a good one for ya… Here’s our team of CAC’s (Certified Aquascape Contractors) that went down to Epcot and built this totally Custom Water Feature for the International Flower & Garden Festival. We were there to show the world what was possible with Water Features in your own backyard. We did this several years in a row & I think it went a long way in educating the public on what was possible and that there are Trained, Certified Professionals that can help! 

We all worked through the night for several nights to build this “One of a kind” Water Feature in Epcot. Over 1 million people saw this feature.

When you work in Disney parks, you work at night! Midnight to 8am to be exact. It’s a shock to the system, but totally worth it!

Here it is after clean up and landscaping. Quite the showstopper!

The reactions of the people who view Waterfalls are amazing! People laugh, hug, stare, cry & more. Waterfalls are unique and very special…

The International Flower 🌸 & Garden Festival is Awesome! It was an honor to go down and build Water Features with my fellow Pond Builders for so many seasons! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

This is my offering for #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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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 | #Waterfallwednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Once again it’s #waterfallwednesday! Today is the last Wednesday of January- Yes! Moving on towards Spring!

A collage’ of a few Waterfalls that we built last year. Looking back for a moment before we start the 2020 season of Designing & Building Beautiful, Custom, one of a kind Waterfalls! I’m excited 😊 #waterfallwednesday

Spring is Coming! And with Spring, new Designs, new Waterfalls to build = New Art! And – I ❤️My Art!

Heres to #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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Waterfall Wednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

We are 1 week from Christmas Day & it’s #waterfallwednesday! Here’s a beautiful Waterfall that we designed and built in Brownsville, TN 38012.

We designed and built this Custom Waterfall Feature in little ole’ Brownsville, TN 38012. 

Enjoy this Waterfall Wednesday! 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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Waterfall Wednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Sometimes a simple Waterfall is all it takes to grab your attention. This is an area where two streams converge & I just love the sound and movement! I thought I would share this for #waterfallwednesday.

This little convergence isn’t the main focal point of this Water Feature by far! But, it’s all the little parts together that make a Magical Water Feature! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

Check out the video 👇🏻

Enjoy your day! Not only is today #waterfallwednesday, it’s Hump Day! We are half way through the 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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Waterfall Wednesday | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I posted about this Water Feature when it was newly built several years ago. This Large Pondless Waterfall was built by our CAC group (Certified Aquascape Contractors) at our annual Training Event in Illinois (Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio are Master CAC’s). This morning my son and I had breakfast by this Water Feature & I took this picture from my seat 😊 My contribution to #waterfallwednesday !

The Landscape has really filled in nicely. This feature looks and feels so Natural! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Training and keeping up with new technology and techniques is all important if your to stay at the top of the game! That’s why we work at constant improvement! This year I took a very important person to this wonderful training event so he could grow and get better too.

My son Jacob is working in the business now! He grew up in and around the nursery & our family business, and is learning more and more every day 😊

Even Greater things are yet to come 🙏🏻

 

Have a Great Day! More updates coming soon…

 

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

I thought I would post this for my contribution to #waterfallwednesday

Shane (my construction supervisor), Jacob (my son) & I went down and spent an entire week working with Gulf Coast Aquascapes & a team of fellow Certified Aquascape Contractors to build this Awesome Waterfall Feature at the New Gulf Coast Zoo! This will be the Spider Monkey Island exhibit.

The good news is, the Little Zoo That Could will be reopening soon! It will now be known as the ‘Little Zoo That Grew”! Click on the link below for more info…

https://www.alabamagulfcoastzoo.com/events/last-day-open-at-current-location/

 

I hope everyone has 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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