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Carters Nursery Is Closed In Observance Of Memorial Day

I have received a few calls and messages asking if we are open today, we are not… We are closed today and Monday for Memorial Day. Have a great weekend! And remember, This weekend we honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. “All gave some. Some gave all”.

Remember
Someone’s child, left long ago,
A strange land,
Someone’s foe.
An unmarked grave, fields of green,
Resting quiet,
Just eighteen.
Winds of freedom, wash us now,
Remember him,
This I vow

~ Victor C. Kleinschmit

Have a safe and Happy holiday!

God Bless America 🇺🇸

Mark Carter



Monday Morning Moment Of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Being able to look out your window and see a flowing Waterfall, and then to walk out anytime you want and sit beside the stream and hear the sound and feel the positive energy… It’s an Awesome thing indeed! This Pondless Waterfall is such a feature and this is the perfect Zen Backyard. It is the Nucleus of the entire property. 

The Water Feature is the Nucleus of the entire Backyard world…


Watch the video👇🏻
Backyard Paradise

This private backyard paradise is pure Zen…

Have a Great Monday Morning! 

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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Beautiful Hummingbird, No, Wait… It’s a Moth?!

I love watering my plants and flowers 🌺 As I water each one carefully, I pinch off bad leaves and dead flowers & really just enjoy the beauty. I also get buzzed by all the hummingbirds going back and forth between feeders and flowers, which is Awesome! And now that we’re into mid/late Summer the little tiny Hummingbirds are back in big #’s… Yep, I’m talking about the Hummingbird Moth! aka: Sphinx Moth, aka: Clearwing Moth, aka: Hawk Moth. 

I just LOVE when these little guys start buzzing around the garden. So hypnotizing to watch. So Beautiful ❤️

These little guys hover in and out of my flowers and literally put on a show. They LOVE all the same flowers as the Hummingbirds too – Lantana, Salvia, Million Bells, Pentas, Trumpet Vine, Honeysuckle, Mandavilla, etc etc… 

Here’s an excerpt from a good article –

“The Clearwing Hummingbird Moths are classified in the Sphinx Moth family. The female moths lays her eggs on larval host plants such as Honeysuckle (Lonicera), Snowberry (Symphoricarpos), Hawthorns (Crataegus), Cherries and Plums (Prunus).“

If you look at some of these mentioned host plants now, you can find clusters of their eggs 🥚 The are little bitty round, green balls on the bottom of the leaves. Then in short time, you will see the small caterpillars 🐛 Green in color with a distinctive horn at the back (kinda like a tomato hornworm). 

Here is a link to an info page on them that will give you lots of good specific information 👇🏻
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphingidae

Have a great day and get out there and enjoy your gardens in this marvelous weather we’ve been having. Don’t ever waste a Saturday in the Summer 😊

 

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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Call It In Thursday…

You ever have one of those days… It seems like you can’t get it all done ✅ Even though it started out as an “Easy Day at the office”… Getting off early! All I lack is “Finishing a few things up” 😊 Oh well, can’t let it get me down! 

Just a phone call or two and I’m done for the weekend! Wait! Not so fast! Just one more thing…

I literally forgot about my blog today! 😳 Forgot much of my 4th of July “to-do” list… BUT – Good News! Long Weekend coming up! 

The long awaited 4th of July Weekend! Are you ready?

Im gonna keep it simple! 

  • Swim trunks ✅
  • Flip Flops ✅
  • Charcoal ✅
  • Meat to grill ✅
  • Ice ✅
  • Drinks ✅
  • Straw Hat ✅ 
  • Sun 👓 ✅

See y’all Monday 😎🇺🇸💥

PS:

I want to take a minute and say how thankful I am to be an American! No other country on the face of the earth affords us the rights and privileges that we have as Americans.
Have a Safe & Happy Independence Day! 🇺🇸

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

    ~ Thomas Jefferson

 

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



Happy Memorial Day!

Have a Happy Memorial Day! 

God Bless our hero’s! And God Bless America 🇺🇸

“We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.”

 ~ James A. Garfield

God Bless America 🇺🇸

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



Adventures in Cooking 🍳

Most people are at home right now. Some by choice, but many more by order or strong suggestion… So, there’s a LOT of really clean houses 🙂 and LOTS of shrubs have been trimmed and lawns raked and made ready for the season. And everyone has started fixing their own meals… Cooking is back in style!
I LOVE to cook! I do most of the cooking for our family, so its nothing new to me… Whats new is the availability of things to cook… Have you been to the grocery store lately?! It’s an adventure! People bundled up, gloves and masks, not making eye contact… And almost nothing you wanted! Forget the list! Its get what you can when you find it. 

What can I whip up for dinner with this? Hmmm!

OR maybe…

Tarantula Pâté anyone?

But seriously, you have to pretty much eat what’s in your fridge or cabinet. Being inventive can help put a meal together!

I came up with maybe my favorite omelet combo ever this morning! I used what I had in the fridge and it was honestly good!

I took pictures, like I do often 😊 Turns out this combo is AWESOME! Nashville Hot Chicken and Jalapeno Pimento Cheese! Boom 💥

The next week or two will give us all some time to have some “Adventures In Cooking”!

Check out some of my dishes on my Pinterest page –

https://pin.it/3l98qGl 

I Love to cook!!!

 

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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A Rare 5th. Saturday In February… Thanks Leap Year!

With all the bad news out there bringing you down, let’s focus on something that’s good! We are in a Leap Year… You know, every 4 years we make up for the slight time difference by adding an extra day to our calendar year – Hello February 29th! 😊 Well this year that extra day just happens to be a Saturday!💥

PS: We only get the extra Saturday once every 28 years! Plus a few other things have lined up nicely for 2020 👇🏻

Things to look forward to in 2020! An extra Saturday is a biggie!

Pretty sweet huh?! So cheer up and get out there and enjoy the extra Saturday! Just think, it could have been another Monday😮

Have a Great Saturday!

 

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 Countdown Continues…

This year has flown by… Many times I get so caught up in work that I let the holidays sneak up on me & before I know it, Boom 💥 its New Years! But, not this year 😎 I started early & I actually got into the Christmas spirit and we have been having fun and enjoying movies at night and lights etc. But let me tell you, it’s still in warp speed!! In fact, in only 6 days, Christmas is here!

Time is flying by.

Slow down and smell the mistletoe 😊 Merry Christmas y’all! ❤️🎅🏻

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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 color is really changing in the landscape now. The Maples and Dogwoods are at peak. I try to keep my eye on the changing colors every Fall. It’s such a beautiful time of the year 🍁 But, blink and you’ll miss something. You just gotta get out there to enjoy it 😊

Fall color is here today, gone tomorrow… Get out and see it now 😊

”In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November.”

~ Rose G. Kingsley

Have a Happy Day!

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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
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