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Moonlight Pond Tour – Postponed… | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

2020 has been a tough one… As you know we have had to cancel all of our Pond Tours this season, as well as our other yearly events.


Sadly, I regret to inform you that we won’t be able to host this years Moonlight Pond Tour as well. 😥

It’s sad to say, but the Moonlight Pond Tour is postponed until 2021…
But, the Full Harvest Moon will still shine and I hope you will get outside and view it 🌝

October actually has 2 Full Moons this year 🌝 The Full Harvest Moon on October 1st  and The Full Hunters Moon on October 31st, which makes it a ‘Blue Moon’ 🌚 

I encourage you and that special someone to get outside on your own deck or patio and enjoy the coming Harvest Moon for yourself. Maybe a glass of 🍷 & a little music 🎶 


We are hoping and praying 🙏🏻 for a vaccine and an end to this mess… AND, We are making plans for 2021 Pond Tours and are Very hopeful about the future.

Thank you all for your support! Prayers 🙏🏻 for your health and safety as we go into the Fall Season. 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…

I was up early to drink coffee and enjoy these wonderful morning temperatures 😊 We were up late last night seeing over the latest Moonlight Pond Tour event. What a wonderful, beautiful night! The weather was perfect & so many people came through to look at the Gardens & Ponds.

It was such a perfect night for a Pond Tour! I just Love this Waterfall! ❤️

Jo and I spent the majority of the night at the nursery selling tickets and visiting with friends new and old. We saw lots of family’s young and old alike, just enjoying being outside in the garden, under the Harvest Moon 🌝 It made me think of this poem by Carl Sandburg-

“Under the harvest moon,
When the soft silver
Drips shimmering
Over the garden nights,
Death, the gray mocker,
Comes and whispers to you
As a beautiful friend
Who remembers.
Under the summer roses
When the flagrant crimson
Lurks in the dusk
Of the wild red leaves,
Love, with little hands,
Comes and touches you
With a thousand memories,
And asks you
Beautiful, unanswerable questions.”
   ~ Carl Sandburg

Thanks to everyone who participated and donated to the Jackson Animal Care Center! And a very special Thank You to the wonderful Homeowners who allowed us all to stroll through their Gardens in the Moonlight 🌕❤️

Have a Wonderful Sunday!

 

~ Mark Carter



Friday Radio Report | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Good morning on this Beautiful Friday the 13th! I am LIVE with the 180 Crew on 101.5fm! Call in – 731-423-8101 OR text to 731-277-5155!

Triskaidekaphobia is fear or avoidance of the number 13. It is also a reason for the fear of Friday the 13th, called paraskevidekatriaphobia or friggatriskaidekaphobia…

Call in with ALL your Water Gardening questions, Gardening inquires & Outdoor Living comments 😊 Cool season gardening is upon us!

  •  plant veggies
  • aerate & overseed fescue
  • fertilize lawns
  • plant shrubs & trees
  • get firewood together for bonfire 🔥
  • say a prayer for the Vols 🙏🏻
  • Most importantly- Don’t miss the Moonlight Pond Tour Saturday 🌕

We are on a LIVE remote this morning at Carlock Nissan on Vann Dr.! Come by and do a test drive, or just say Hi 👋🏻

Stop by Carlock Nissan this morning and say HI! They are also inviting everyone to stop in for a great deal! Plus – if you take a test drive, you will be entered to win $1,000.00! Plus… Even More!

The call in # is – 731-423-8101 OR you can text us at 731-277-5155!

Saturday night is the Full Harvest Moon 🌝 Come out and enjoy the Moonlight Pond Tour with us!

The Moonlight Pond Tour is tomorrow, Saturday the 14th.  The Tour will start at Dusk (appropriately 7:00 pm). Buy your tickets at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio.

Call the Nursery for more info at 731-424-2206 OR come by and pick up tickets at 2846 Old Medina Rd  Jackson, TN 38305.

Come by and get your tickets! AND don’t forget, today is #FishyFriday! 😎💥

Don’t forget to come in today to save $$ on some Beautiful Koi! #fishyfriday!

For the entire month of September, every Friday is a “Fishy Friday”! That means all of the fish you purchase are at a 20% discount! TGIFF! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Have a Great evening! I hope to see y’all at the Moonlight Pond Tour!

I’m on with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass- every Friday from 9-11am Call in with ALL your gardening and Outdoor Lifestyle questions at 731-423-8101.
OR you can TEXT us at 731-277-5155. Listen LIVE at 101.5 WNWS – FM Talk Radio – on your smart phone using your TuneIn app.!

 

I ❤️ My Job! 😊

 

Mark Carter
Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305
731-424-2206
https://www.cartercountry.com


Saturday’s Moonlight Pond Tour Is A Marvelous Night For A Moondance! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Only a few days left on the countdown to my favorite event of the season! The Moonlight Pond Tour is THIS Saturday evening (September 14th.)!

This event always falls on the Saturday closest to the Full Harvest Moon! We got extra lucky this year, Saturday night is the FULL MOON 🌕

Saturday night is the Full Harvest Moon 🌝 Come out and enjoy this unique experience with us!

This is one of my favorite ‘Moonlight Songs’! I have been putting together a moonlight soundtrack the last few days to play in the background, this song is my #1…

Don’t forget – Not only is this a FUN nighttime event, you are helping animals in need in our community! The Jackson Animal Care Center receives 100% of the money from the tickets we sell for the tour! We Love and Support our Local Animal Care Center and we support their Mission in our Community. AND, we truly appreciate YOUR support! Without the community behind this, it won’t work. So please come out and help us make this a Success. It’s a Win-Win – Enjoy a GREAT night out while helping a worthy cause.”

 

What: The 15th. Annual Moonlight Pond Tour
When: Saturday, September 14th. from dusk (7:00) till 11pm.
Where: Beautiful North Jackson, Tn. in Madison County.
Why: It’s Fun, Affordable and it’s for a GREAT CAUSE! A truly Unique & Beautiful Garden Tour!
Tickets: $20 for the Pond Tour (no charge for kids age 12 and under)

Moonlight Pond Tour Tickets are ON SALE NOW at Carter’s Nursery! Call Jo or Sandra for more info at 731-424-2206

Mark Carter
Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305
731-424-2206
https://www.cartercountry.com



The Full Moon 🌕 Is Coming! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Enjoy a ’Magical Night’ exploring private gardens at this Unique Garden Tour. Saturday, September 14th is our annual Fall Pond Tour Fundraiser for the Jackson Animal Care Center! The Moonlight Pond Tour always falls on the Saturday night closest to the full Harvest moon & this year we got lucky! The Full Harvest Moon is THE NIGHT of the Tour! Boom 💥  Don’t miss this unique garden tour experience.

The Moonlight Pond Tour takes place each Fall and coincides with the Full Moon (the Harvest Moon). The Moonlight Pond Tour showcases Water Gardens, Pondless Waterfalls, Disappearing Fountains, Koi Ponds & more, all under a Gorgeous ‘Moonlit sky’ & enhanced by AWESOME Landscape Lighting | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

“People LOVE this event” says Mark Carter, Owner/Landscape Designer at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio. “This Tour is unique. Many people have never been on a Garden Tour, much less a Pond Tour, PLUS, this tour is at NIGHT! Once you see the Lighting effects and the Waterfalls shimmering & glowing and the brightly colored fish gliding through the Underwater Lights, you are blown away. This is a great night out with the family and/or a Wonderful Date Night” says Carter.

Helping animals in our local community is where this event began & what we still do! ALL the money raised goes to our Local Animal Care Center.

The Jackson Animal Care Center receives 100% of the money from the tickets we sell for the tour! We Love and Support our Local Animal Care Center and we support their Mission in our Community. AND, we truly appreciate YOUR support! Without the community behind this, it won’t work. So please come out and help us make this a Success. It’s a Win-Win – Enjoy a GREAT night out while helping a worthy cause.”

What: The 15th. Annual Moonlight Pond Tour
When: Saturday, September 14th. from dusk (7:30) till 11pm.
Where: Beautiful North Jackson, Tn. in Madison County.
Why: It’s Fun, Affordable and it’s for a GREAT CAUSE! A truly Unique & Beautiful Garden Tour!
Tickets: $20 for the Pond Tour (no charge for kids age 12 and under)

Moonlight Pond Tour Tickets are ON SALE NOW at Carter’s Nursery! Call Jo or Sandra for more info at 731-424-2206

Mark Carter
Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305
731-424-2206
https://www.cartercountry.com

 

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Friday Radio Report…

Merry Christmas! Happy Winter Solstice! Happy Holidays! Happy New Year! Etc…

What an AWESOME show today! Lots of calls & LOTS of on-air Christmas Love ❤️ Christmas is in 4 Days! Ready or not, here it comes!

Lots of calls today! AND LOTS of Christmas spirit!

  •  Mark from Milan called in and wished everyone a Merry Christmas 🎄
  • Johnny from Dement called with some pruning questions & to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!
  • Composting season is here in a BIG way! Put those leaves to good use 😊
  • Question- Is it too late to plant my bulbs? NO! But do it ASAP
  • CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease) was discussed… 10 deer in Hardeman Co. TN have been found with the disease. More info to come 😒
  • A lady asked if her Myers Lemon 🍋 tree will make it through the winter? Place it in a south facing window and don’t let it dry out. It should be fine.
  • Big Rick called in to share some Christmas spirit 😊
  • So many people called in to wish us a Merry Christmas 🎄Thanks to everyone and Merry Christmas to everyone out there in Radio Land!  🎅🏻
  • Jasper Newton Daniels – aka: Jack Daniels was the Sonic Blast of the past question today… What was his wife’s name?? Do YOU know? Charlie L. Won the contest and got a Sonic gift card! Congratulations 🍾

 

 

The Winter Solstice marks the shortest day of the year. Good News is – the day after, the days start getting LONGER again! Today is the Day! YES!

Today is the shortest day of the year! “The Winter Solstice”! This is a special one though! It coincides with a Full Moon & a meteor shower! AND – Tomorrow the days start getting LONGER again! 👍🏻 Check out the link below to learn more cool info on this special Winter Solstice- http://via.wreg.com/x4hyj

The Full ‘Cold’ Moon is in the sky as well! LOTS of cool stuff happening all at once 🎅🏻

Full ‘Cold’ Moon coincides with the Meteor shower and the Winter Solstice – WOW!

Merry Christmas to ALL!!!

I’m on with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass- every Friday from 9-11am Call in with ALL your gardening and Outdoor Lifestyle questions at 731-423-8101.
OR you can TEXT us at 731-277-5155. Listen LIVE at 101.5 WNWS – FM Talk Radio – on your smart phone using your TuneIn app.!

Peace & Love ❤️

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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Moonlight Pond Tour in T Minus 2 Weeks | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

This Water Garden Tour was founded and is hosted each year by Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio of Jackson, TN (Madison County), and benefits the Jackson Animal Care Group.

The Moonlight Pond Tour takes place each Fall and coincides with the Full Moon (the Harvest Moon). The Moonlight Pond Tour showcases Water Gardens, Pondless Waterfalls, Disappearing Fountains, Koi Ponds & more, all under a Gorgeous ‘Moonlit sky’ & enhanced by AWESOME Landscape Lighting | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

“People LOVE this event” says Mark Carter, Owner/Landscape Designer at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio. “This Tour is unique. Many people have never been on a Garden Tour,  much less a Pond Tour, PLUS – This tour is at NIGHT! Once you see the Lighting effects and the Waterfalls shimmering & glowing and the brightly colored fish gliding through the Underwater Lights, you are blown away. This is a great night out with the family and/or a Wonderful Date Night” says Carter.

Now in its 14th year, The Moonlight Pond Tour features favorite Ponds from years past along with some awesome new Water Features to enjoy. This is a self guided tour and is easy to follow, so relax and have some FUN.

“The Jackson Animal Care Center receives 100% of the money from the tickets we sell for the tour! We Love and Support our Local Animal Adoption Center and we support their Mission in our Community. AND, we truly appreciate YOUR support! Without the community behind this, it won’t work. So please come out and help us make this a Success. It’s a Win-Win – Enjoy a GREAT night out while helping a worthy cause.”

What: The 14th. Annual Moonlight Pond Tour

When: Saturday, September 22nd. from dusk (7:30) till 11pm.

Where: Beautiful North Jackson, Tn. in Madison County.

Why: It’s Fun, Affordable and it’s for a GREAT CAUSE! A truly Unique & Beautiful Garden Tour!

Tickets: $20 for the Pond Tour (no charge for kids age 12 and under)

Moonlight Pond Tour Tickets are ON SALE NOW at Carter’s Nursery! Call Jo or Sandra for more info at 731-424-2206

 

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



Friday Report – From the Road! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Good morning! I didn’t do the radio show today… Why you ask? My beautiful wife and I are on the road celebrating our 25th. Wedding Anniversary! Yep, it’s our Silver Anniversary 🙂 What a milestone! What a blessing! I will share a few pictures as we move through our travels.

That candles still burning! We are taking a few days and hitting the road. Maybe we will figure out where all these years have gone 🙂

I hope you all have a GREAT weekend!

Don’t forget tonight is the Full Buck Moon!

https://www.almanac.com/content/full-moon-july

I will be back LIVE next week with the 180 Crew on 101.5fm to answer ALL your questions!

I’m on with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass- every Friday from 9-11am Call in with ALL your gardening and Outdoor Lifestyle questions at 731-423-8101.
OR you can TEXT us at 731-277-5155. Listen LIVE at 101.5 WNWS – FM Talk Radio – on your smart phone using your TuneIn app.!

 

Have a GREAT Weekend! Peace!

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



Sunday Reflections…

My Sunday morning started at midnight! It was one of those perfect evenings where the temperature is perfect, the bugs are few & time flies by in a flash. The Moon had a hazy ring around it & it reflected off of everything!

What a beautiful moon! The roof of my house was glowing in the dark 😊

Before I knew what was going on is was after Midnight… We were hanging out by the Pond talking & feeding the fish. I was messing with the lights a bit trying to make everything perfect😊 The Pond is looking so good! All the plants are just exploding with growth & blooming so nice!

The water is crystal clear! The lights are so beautiful. Pictures just don’t do it justice!

So my Sunday Reflections started with the light of the waxing moon. This is already looking like a beautiful day! I may just stay up all night and watch The sunrise..,

Y’all have a great rest of the day today! 😊

‘Tis moonlight, summer moonlight,
All soft and still and fair;
The solemn hour of midnight
Breathes sweet thoughts everywhere,

But most where trees are sending
Their breezy boughs on high,
Or stooping low are lending
A shelter from the sky.

And there in those wild bowers
A lovely form is laid;
Green grass and dew-steeped flowers
Wave gently round her head.

~ Emily Bronte

Have a Blessed Sunday!

Mark C.



The Last Blue Moon | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We have been blessed with some interesting Full Moons as of late, including a Full ‘Blue/Blood Moon’ (Eclipse) in January! Followed by a February with NO Full Moon! Tonight (Saturday, March 31st.)  is the second Full moon of March aka: a blue moon & within 60 days of the January Blue/Blood Moon! Rare indeed…

Back in January we had the first Blue/Blood Moon since 1866. It won’t happen again in our lifetime…

Tonight’s Blue Moon is the last one of 2018! In fact the Almanac says we wont’ have another Blue Moon until 2020! On Halloween night to be exact… Spooky :0

  • Tonight’s Full Moon is also a “Paschal Moon” – The first Full Moon after the Spring Equinox – the following Sunday is Easter (tomorrow – April 1st.)!
  • If you practice Moon Phase Gardening this is a good day to plant potatoes and carrots and to transplant perennials 🙂

    Get out tonight and walk through the garden. Strolling through a garden at night by the light of the full moon is an AWESOME experience. And if you miss this one, you won’ get another chance until Halloween 2020! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I’m going to enjoy the Full Moon tonight and the Sunrise in the morning!

Have a great evening!

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