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Have You Flipped’ Through My Magazine? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I do the “Social Media” and website chores for my business, Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio – Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Word Press, Website, etc.. AND I also have a cool digital magazine that I “flip’ things of interest into, It’s called Flipboard and it’s pretty cool.

My Flipboard is all about Outdoor Living, Gardening, Food & Fun! YOU can do it too! Start a digital magazine of your own 🙂

https://flipboard.com/@markcarter775/outdoor-lifestyles-msvbuimgy

 

I enjoy sharing things of interest with others & Flipboard is one way I do it.

Have a GREAT Tuesday!

 

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…

Yesterday was so nice. The day began and ended around our water garden. The weather was almost perfect! Rain is forecast for today, but a garden needs rain to thrive… I’m thinking a nice Sunday nap may be in order 😊

“If it’s drama that you sigh for, plant a garden and you’ll get it. You will know the thrill of battle fighting foes that will beset it. If you long for entertainment and for pageantry most glowing, plant a garden and this summer spend your time with green things growing.”

   ~ Edward A. Guest

My Garden is my refuge.

Enjoy your Sunday 😊

 

Mark C.



Spring Newsletter | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Click on the link below for our 2019 Newsletter.

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Happy Pondering 🤔

 

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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Do You Grow Blueberries? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Tennessee

I ❤️ blueberries! I eat them most everyday too! They are great in oatmeal, cereal, salads, fruit salads, smoothies, pies, juice, Ad infinitum… Blueberries rock!!! They are also a native fruit that grow well in many areas.

Blueberries are a very rewarding plant. Beautiful, hardy & the fruit is so tasty and healthy! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Here in the South with our long growing season & plentiful water, growing blueberries is a no-brainer’… I LOVE to put them in with ornamentals too! They make a great fill in plant along a sunny foundation or a backdrop for a bird feeding area or even as a screening hedge! Very versatile 😊

Tips for Growing –

– One of the most important things to remember when growing blueberry plants is that they need a very low PH (acidic 4.5 – 5.5 or so) to grow well & thrive. So yearly you have to check PH and usually add an acidifier like Sulfur, Aluminum Sulfate, Ammonium Sulfate, etc… I usually opt for the organic sulfur because I am eating these 🙂 AND, I think it gives a better, sweeter taste.

I recommend using an Organic Acidifier (Sulfur) to keep the PH low. This will make for healthy, vigorous Blueberries, that just taste great! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

– If your planting Blueberries in our area, initial soil prep is key! Build up beds a little to aid in drainage. Till in some peat and some organic compost. Apply sulfur as needed based on PH test.

– Planting the right varieties is huge too! Always choose Southern Rabbit eye varieties for success in our area. A few of my favorites are – Premier, Tifblue, Powder Blue & Climax. Fertilize with an organic fertilizer for fruit in late Winter/early Spring. Then I feed several times throughout the season with an organic compost tea and side dress mid season with a little composted manure. Mulching is very important too! Try crushed pine bark or pine needles. Both are acidic and work well.

– Click on this link below to learn about how to trim/prune your blueberries for better form & function!

https://savvygardening.com/pruning-blueberries/

PS: This is a great time to set out some blueberries! And, a great time to prune & apply compost & sulphur for PH to your existing bushes.

Good Luck! & Happy Gardening!

 

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, Tennessee

Wow! What a great show today!!! It felt great to be back home and it felt great to back on the air LIVE with the guys – Dan Reaves’s & Sea Bass!

The show started with an interview of Milan Police Chief – Bobby Sellers. He was in the studio to give a report on the Casey McDaniel case. This case dates back to August of 1996! Casey disappeared after a church function in 1996 and has never been seen since. By all reports she was a very nice, happy, positive 14 year old girl. This case shook the entire area & has recently gotten a break – Pete Hill was arrested as a suspect in the case & is in prison awaiting trial. They are still working this case & asking for anyone with more info to please come forward. If you have any info please call Milan PD at 731-686-3309.

After Chief Sellers left we started taking Gardening and Outdoor Living calls and texts and there were many…

  •  I gave a full report of my Anniversary trip with my wife. We did a full week of backroad travel and exploration in our beautiful home state 😊 We had LOTS of Fun and came back all charged up!
  • we also talked late Summer Gardening.
  • How to make a raised bed for better drainage.
  • Popular shade trees with a focus on Oaks and Maples.
  • Keeping your Leland Cypress watered well to avoid drought stress.
  • And our upcoming Summer Seminar –  ‘Stay cool with container water features’. Saturday August 18th. 9-11am.  It’s FREE! Y’all come!

    There’s still time to get your Water Feature designed and built in time for the Fall weather. Give me a call. | 731-424-2206

Get out and enjoy the rest of the Summer before it’s gone! It’s flying by folks 😊

Thanks for all the calls and comments!

– Happy Pondering!

 

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.!

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



A Life of Gardening | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Saturdays are for Gardening Shoppers round here 😊 Plants, Mulch, Top Soil, Gravel, Stone, Pond Supplies, Fish & Fish food, etc…

We have a full stock of Aquatic Plants like Water Lilies, Lotus and more.

We do have several sales and promotions going on that you can take advantage of. Even plants marked down to $1!

This is a transitional time in our business, going into late Summer and preparing for the coming Fall. IF you have ANY specific plants or trees you want, let us know. We are booking plants and trees for the Fall as we speak and will include any special requests in our orders.

Now is the time we reap what we have sown! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Enjoy the weekend and enjoy your gardens! This is time of year when we really reap the benefits from all our hard work!

~ Peace!

 

“I say, if your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.”
– Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes

 

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



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