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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
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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