Carter’s Garden Blog


Should I Plant A Garden This Year? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Many people want to plant a garden, but just aren’t sure… They question themselves – Will it work? Will I be able to keep up? Is it worth the effort? Etc, etc… Here’s a little graph that might just answer a few questions for you and get you out in the Landscape!

I think all gardeners question themselves from time to time. Whether your a novice that’s thinking about trying your hand 🖐🏻 OR a seasoned pro questioning your resolve, this little chart has the answers.

It’s garden time in Tennessee! Let’s get our hands dirty! 😎

 

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 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

GREAT show today with Dan & Sea Bass – “The 180 Crew”! The weather is heating up! And so were the calls today!

One thing I LOVE about talk radio is the variety of topics and questions that you get every day! This show is 100% caller driven, so YOU choose the topic and pose the question – Always FUN! Today we talked about everything from Trimming unwanted growth from Crepe Myrtles to helping Jackson, TN get a new dog park – #jacksontn #dogparkdash !

– LOTS of people asking & texting about the upcoming Pond Tour! I hope you will ALL come out and help us raise some much needed $$ for the animals! The Pond Tour is Saturday, June 23rd. from 9am till 4pm. THEN, there is an appreciation party (The Moonlight Luau) from 8 – 10pm at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio! Y’all help spread the word. 

  • It’s getting HOT! Protect your pets AND your plants! Proper feeding and watering over the next several months is crucial to the health of your pets AND your gardens too 🙂
  • The days are getting LONGER as we approach the Summer Solstice – Thursday, June 21st! (the longest day of the year)! Get outside in the evenings! You can feel the days stretching out 🙂
  • One caller has a 100 year old Mulberry Tree in his yard – I gotta go check that out!
  • Jackson, TN may be getting a new Dog Park out by Generals Park! Check it out online and on facebook – You can help promote it by hash-tagging posts about the project, animal photos and stories etc. #jacksontn & #dogparkdash
  • Fathers Day is coming FAST! Don’t forget Dad! The news says the average fathers day spending per dad is around $125… Father Day has become a 15+ Billion $$ per year industry! WOW! but still lags far behind Mom at over 23 Billion…  🙂 Go DAD!
  • BIG SALES this weekend at Carters Nursery! Come check us out!

I hope y’all enjoyed the show as much as I did! Have a GREAT weekend!

 

I’m on with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass- every Friday from 10-11am 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.!

 

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



Inspiration from Thoreau…

My grandparents were instrumental in my becoming a lifelong Gardener! So many days were spent with them planting and weeding and picking and preserving… Such great memories 🙂 My grandfather played a game with me to teach me to identify trees at a distance. I knew almost every tree by the time I was 10! My whole family has a true love for nature. Our Summers were spent in the woods & around the streams & creeks of the TN River playing and fishing. I wouldn’t trade my childhood for anything!

When I was around 10 years old my grandma Kay gave me a book of stories, quotes and journal entries of Henry David Thoreau & suggested that I read it. I took her advice & it really opened my eyes & made me think.

My Grandmother gave me this book when I was 10 years old. I still have it and I still reference the quotes and pictures all these years later. Thoreau really speaks to me…

 

I chose to become a professional Landscape & Water Feature Designer so I could do and be around what I love, nature! Reading his journal from all these years ago makes me smile. If he were alive today, he would be a daily blogger 🙂 I write a daily blog about ponds, streams & gardening – my passions! This is one of my favorite quotes from Thoreau. I feel the same way sometimes. I need to write it down in someway or it will just spill over and run to waste 🙂

“My Journal is that of me which else would spill over and run to waste, gleanings from the field which in action I reap. I must not live for it, but in it for the gods. They are my correspondent, to whom daily I send off this sheet postpaid. I am clerk in their counting-room, and at evening transfer the account from my day-book to ledger. It is as a leaf which hangs over my head in the path. I bend the twig and write my prayers on it; then letting it go, the bough springs up and shows the scrawl to heaven. As if it were not kept shut in my desk, but were as public a leaf as any in nature. It is papyrus by the riverside; it is vellum in the pastures; it is parchment on the hills. I find it everywhere as free as the leaves which troop along the lanes in autumn. The crow, the goose, the eagle carry my quill, and the wind blows the leaves as far as I go. Or, if my imagination does not soar, but gropes in slime and mud, then I write with a reed. “
    ~ Henry David Thoreau
Happy Pondering,
Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph# 731-424-2206