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T-Minus 10… | We’re Counting Down To Moonlight Pond Tour Time | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Time keeps flying by 💨 Here we are, post Labor Day and moving quickly toward Fall 🍁 But fret not! Theres a lot of cooler weather and cool things to do ahead! The 1st on the list is our annual Moonlight Pond Tour! 🌝

Saturday, September 18th is the day! Get Moonlight Pond Tour tickets Now at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio, 2846 Old Medina Rd Jackson, TN

“We have been hosting Pond Tours for decades now, and we still Love introducing people to this wonderful backyard hobby”, says Mark Carter, Designer at Carters Nursery. “This is our annual Fall Pond Tour that always lines up with the Harvest Moon. Its an evening/nighttime Tour, which is very unique. There are only a few of these that take place across the entire country. Its a unique opportunity to get outside in a beautiful, almost magical garden setting, in the moonlight! My favorite event of the year” says Carter.

Tickets for the Pond Tour are $20 each and 100% goes to our local Jackson Animal Care Center! You can buy your tickets now at Carters Nursery! You can even buy them over the phone 731-424-2206

We are selling tickets for the tour Now at the Nursery Office, and will be every day until the tour starts on Saturday evening around 6:45 pm!

So we are starting the countdown today at T-minus 10… I’ll see you Saturday, September 18th for the Moonlight Pond Tour!


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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Blue Moonbeams 🌚 & Trick or Treat Dreams 🎃

Blue Moon Tonight! First one since March 31st., 2018! Oh, and it’s on Halloween 🎃 which Makes it very special! The last Halloween with a Blue Moon was all the way back in 1944! We were fighting WW II! 💥 Oh, and it’s SATURDAY! When you combine these things with the fact that it’s also a Saturday, now we’re talking very rare! In fact, there won’t be another like it for 250 years!

Halloween night and the moon 🌝 is Full! It’s also a Blue Moon 🌚

Oh, and I almost forgot… One more factor to consider… Tonight is the night we roll back the clocks ⏰ an hour! Yep, it’s “Fall Back for Daylight Savings” tonight!

Set your clocks back tonight…

So if you add that factor to the Blue Moon, on Halloween 🎃 on a Saturday night – You blow the roof off the timeline of WHEN this will happen again! I’ve been searching and I don’t believe this exact sequence of events has EVER happened before?! Daylight Savings was started in 1918… That led to the question, WHEN will this all line up like this and happen again? I couldn’t completely track it down or do the exact math… But, if and when it does, it will be well over 1,000 years from now! 😳

Pretty cool huh 😎

Blue Moonbeams & Trick or Treat Dreams 🎃

Have a FUN evening! 🎃⏰💥🌚😱👀

Oh, Go Vote Tuesday! Use it, or loose it!

Happy Halloween 👻 🎃

God Bless America 🇺🇸

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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Sunday Reflections…

The older I get, the tougher it gets to “Spring Forward”! I’m just plain torn when it comes to daylight savings time! I mean, I do love the longer daylight hours! But, it really only changes things as far as schedule goes… It doesn’t add any time to the day at all… It just adjusts the clock and the daily hours of business. Then it takes us several days to adjust to getting up an hour early… Is it worth the effort?

my morning coffee came an hour earlier this morning! But, good news is we will have Daylight till after 7pm now! Boom 💥

The silver lining is of course the longer daylight hours. It won’t be dark now till after 7pm! I do love evenings outside in the garden!

But now it’s time for breakfast! 🍳 🥞

Maybe we will celebrate with a late bbq 🍗 this evening 😊

 

”Only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom, and have a longer blanket.”

      ~ Old Indian Chief


Have a great Sunday! 


Mark Carter



Sunday Reflections…

The leaves have been coming down like rain the last couple of days. It’s beautiful to watch. Add to that the 4 strait nights of freezing temps … November has made itself known 😊 Thanksgiving is coming!

Many trees are at peak color and the leaves are raining down when the wind blows…

 

“November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.
With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.
The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring.”
    ~ Elizabeth Coatsworth

 

Mark C.



Springing Forward & Into Spring!

As you probably already know, you set your clocks forward tonight before bed 🛌 Because at 2am Sunday morning, we “Spring Forward” 1 hour! For the 1st few days it’s a tough transition for many! Loosing that hour of morning sleep is hard 😐 BUT, we get that hour at the end of the day instead!

There have been many reasons for it, from saving lighting fuel for war efforts to more time to produce food crops. I for one, LOVE the longer afternoons 😊

The official 1st day of Spring is in 10 days! WooHoo! 🎉 Now we will have those longer evenings to enjoy outdoors! Are YOU excited?

 

Here’s to Spring!

 

Ps: Don’t forget, or you’ll be late to church😊

 

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 – Times they are a changing! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

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

The headline says it all – Times, they are a changing! This weekend, we Spring forward! YES! I LOVE the longer days ahead 🙂 I also LOVE all this beautiful weather! The Pears and Plumbs are in bloom! So are the Oriental Magnolias, Forsythias, Quince, LOTS of Spring Flowering Bulbs and so much more…. The whole world is waking! Spring has Sprung! Get out and enjoy the show!

Saucer’ Magnolia – (Magnolia × soulangeana). A harbinger of Spring! This one has been growing in my garden for decades! Sooooo beautiful 🙂 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We had LOTS of calls today! Everyone is getting outside again and cleaning up, trimming, fertilizing and mulching and making ready for a new gardening season! Lots of cool season crops are already in or being planted now. And its a GREAT time to aerate and seed some Fescue. If you’ve been ‘Jonesing’ to get out in the Garden – NOW is the time!

AND, I got to ask the Sonic Trivia Question today! So of course it was a Pond question… But, an easy one 🙂

The question was – Where did the popular Pond fish, the Koi fish originate??? Do you know? Send me a reply to this question on the blog if you think you know the answer 🙂 Good Luck!

Enjoy the weekend! Remember – Set your clocks forward 1 hour before you go to bed Saturday night! OR, you will be late to church Sunday morning! :0

Happy Pondering!

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