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LIVE Talk Radio TODAY 9-11am! | Friday Radio Report! | Everybody Talks | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I am walking into the studios of WNWS 101.5 FM, in downtown Jackson, TN! Im about to go LIVE from 9-11 am with Seabass and Chuck Walker! Join us today on “Everybody Talks”!

I’m on today 9-11am Call in and lets have some FUN! 731-423-8101

We finally got some rain last night and this morning! What does that mean for your Garden and Landscape? I’ll be here from 9-11am – So get your questions ready! We will be talking Outdoor Living, Koi Ponds, Gardening, trimming, mulching, landscaping, Hummingbird watching, staying cool by the swimming pool AND Just about anything else that YOU want to talk about! Ask a question, send in a picture, share a story (but please, NO politics!) It’s Friday! Call in and join us – 731-423-8101 

For 20 years Ive been involved with this Friday Talk Show and it just keeps getting better! The phone # is still the same – 731-423-8101

– HEY, You can listen, and you can call in and talk… the # is the same that it has been for over 20 years – 731-423-8101. But, did you know you can text your comments and questions? 731-277-5155

Did you know you can text us? Texting us is so easy! 731-277-5155 Give us a shout out from the pond!

Come by and see us at the Nursery! We are open today until 4pm! 

Summer is In full swing at Carters! 

We have Everything for your Pond and Water Garden at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio. From Seasonal Food and Water Treatments to Filters and Supplies, we have you covered!

Here are a few recent images for ya’

Fridays on the radio are always fun! Give us a call 731-423-8101.

TGIF! See ya’ on the air 9-11am!

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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T is for Tomato 🍅 | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Do you grow your own Tomatoes? If you do, you know the joys, rewards, and discomforts (work) of growing them. If you don’t grow your own tomatoes, well, it’s not to late to make something of your life…

Breakfast tomatoes, lunch tomatoes and guess whats for dinner 😊🍅

I have grown so many different varieties over the years… Jet Star and Better Boy’s are always a safe bet with their hybrid vigor and disease resistance! Great for canning and preserving for Winter too! But, when it comes to a good slicing tomato or a delicious Tomato Sandwich, give me a Cherokee Purple!

Breakfast! Fried eggs, biscuit and gravy and sliced Cherokee Purple Tomatoes! yum!
Cherokee Purple Tomatoes are unique in appearance and Incredible in Taste!

Guy Clark said it best! Theres 2 things that money CAN’T buy – True Love! and Homegrown Tomatoes!

PS: When your ready to get started on your ’Better Life’ by growing your own tomatoes, I’ll be here to help 😉

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

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Do You Want Your Landscape & Garden Plants to Keep Performing into Late Summer & Fall? Try This! | Organic Potting Soil & Organic Fertilizers | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Q: Do You Want Your Landscape & Garden Plants to Keep Performing into Late Summer & Fall?

We are past the 4th of July now and its getting HOT! Your plants and flowers have been doing great, but now they are looking a bit overgrown, and… Tired? I want my Flowering Plants and my veggies to keep on keeping on till frost! A question we get a lot at Carters Nursery is – What do I need to do to keep my Plants Performing through the dog days and into Fall? That is a great question to ask! I’ll show you what I use.

Do You Want Your Landscape & Garden Plants to Keep Performing into Late Summer & Fall? Try This! | Organic Potting Soil & Organic Fertilizers | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I use a lot of Fox Farm products in my Landscape and in my edible garden. In my opinion, Happy Frog Potting Soil is a must! It very balanced and has all the things you need – It is amended with soil microbes that help improve root efficiency and encourage nutrient uptake, as well as earthworm castings, bat guano, and aged forest products. I use it as a top dressing that i work into my garden soil, a potting medium and as a mulch in some annual beds. | Organic Potting Soil & Organic Fertilizers | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

This pushes HUGE blooms! It really works!

We also carry a GREAT line of Liquid Fertilizers, as well as bagged Granular Fertilizers.

We even carry Soil Acidifiers, Garden Lime and Organic Pest Control products.

Come on out and get what your Garden and your Landscape needs to Thrive through the seasons!

Viva La’ Garden Loca!

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…

Its a mild, beautiful, overcast morning. A perfect morning to get out and enjoy the air, check on plants, listen to the birds and the Waterfalls. I’m drinking my coffee this morning from the Hemingway House cup we got down in Key West earlier this year 😊 Like Earnest, I love cats 🐈 too…

If you’ve never seen a six toed cat (polydactyl) that is what you find at Hemingways… Most cats have 5 toes on front paws and 4 on back.

Our cat isn’t a ”polydactyl type”, but shes a heck of a mouser 🐁 And she LOVES mint! Not just catmint, most any mint will do 😊

There’s our crazy cat 🐈‍⬛ She loves plants and herbs, especially mint! She is working her way up to the Lemon balm now 😊

Balance is so important in life. All the hard work we have been doing to keep the Nursery up and to prepare for the upcoming Pond Tour is balanced by the beauty of the Landscape that I enjoy every time I stop to admire a flower or feed a Koi 🐠 Or even to watch my cat working through every one of my plants to see which ones she likes the best 🌺

~ 9th Century Irish ☘️ poem, unknown…


Have a blessed Sunday 🙏🏻

Mark C.



Gardening is more than a Hobby! Its a way of life… A Lifestyle! | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I’ve only got a quick minute, but I wanted to encourage everyone to get out there and plant something in your Garden! Tomatoes 🍅 Peppers 🫑 🌶 Melons 🍉 etc… Its a great hobby that will lead to a better life! Better health! Happiness 😊

A group of Garden Club Ladies are coming to tour the nursery today 😊 Im excited!

I have a Garden Club coming today, so I gotta keep this short…

  • Plant something!
  • Nurture it!
  • Watch it grow!
  • Then you will realize that your actually growing too 😊 AND, theres a Huge reward coming – Harvest 🌽 🍅🌶🫑🍉💐🐝❤️

Have a great Thursday!

PS: Thanks to the Town & Country Garden Club for coming today!

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

I am heading into the studios of WNWS 101.5 FM, in downtown Jackson, TN to go LIVE from 9-11 am with Seabass and Chuck Walker! Join us today on “Everybody Talks”!

I’m on today 9-11am Call in and lets have some FUN! 731-423-8101

Spring is in her FULL Glory! So get your questions ready! We will be talking Outdoor Living, Koi Ponds, Gardening, trimming, mulching, landscaping, Hummingbird watching, AND Just about anything else that YOU want to talk about! Ask a question, send in a picture, share a story (but please, NO politics!) It’s Friday! Call in and join us – 731-423-8101 

For 20 years Ive been involved with this Friday Talk Show and it just keeps getting better! The phone # is still the same – 731-423-8101

– HEY, You can listen, and you can call in and talk… the # is the same that it has been for over 20 years – 731-423-8101. But, did you know you can text your comments and questions? 731-277-5155

Did you know you can text? Texting us is so easy! 731-277-5155 Even celebrities do it…

Come by and see us at the Nursery! 

Spring has Sprung at Carters! 

We have Everything for your Pond and Water Garden at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio. From Seasonal Food and Water Treatments to Filters and Supplies, we have you covered! 

Its pond cleaning season! You can get all your supplies at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio. 

Plus – LOTS of plants are in as well! Come by for flowers, hanging baskets and mulch!

We are fully stock with beautiful Pond Fish! Come check it out…

Fridays on the radio are always so much fun! Give us a call 731-423-8101.

TGIF! See ya’ on the air!

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 got up with the sun, fixed coffee, put on my garden shoes on the porch and haven’t been back inside yet… Again, short handed at the nursery and so many chores to do… even on the sabbath 🙏🏻 But I feel good with it, (see Luke 14), when Jesus demonstrates to the Pharisees that some emergencies must be dealt with immediately, even if it means breaking the sabbath to do so… Ox in the ditch… Or in our case, watering to keep plant stock alive… And to beautify the landscape❤️

At least I got my ”better half” helping! She’s the hardest working gal in show business! “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.” ~ Proverbs 31:10

Even tho we are working 7 days a week right now, I know at the end of the day that I’m a very lucky and a very blessed man! 🙏🏻

“Come, fill the Cup, and in the Fire of Spring
The Winter Garment of Repentance fling:
The Bird of Time has but a little way
To fly–and Lo! the Bird is on the Wing.”
~ Omar Khayyám

Have a wonderful Sunday Afternoon!

Mark C.



The Zen of Spring Frost

If you are like many Gardeners and live by the ”Last Frost Date” given in the Almanac or in your local paper, you may be very disappointed this morning… I’m getting ready to go out and uncover the hundreds of plants that I have under blankets, sheets and in a big cold frame greenhouse.

Late frost caught many off guard last night.

Why does it ’sneak up’ on us so often?

With me its all about staying in tune with the particular season. Spring here in West TN fluctuates from sweaty 80’s weather to 60 mile an hour winds with frost and snow ❄️ BUT, that relationship you form with the seasons and the changes is where the Zen lies…
But, its tough to wait! As soon as the forsythia and the daffodil 🌼 blooms I’m already setting up my planters and pots 🪴 And, I try to be ready for people coming in to my Nursery early, which means we spend a month or more moving plants in and out of the greenhouse… 😊

All these things we do, hoping to solve the ‘Riddle of Spring’! 😊

Finding balance and Zen within ourselves is found within our own Gardens…

PS: The good news is, I think we are past Frost now for real!

“The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.”

~ Henry Van Dyke


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…

What a BEAUTIFUL Day!!! 🌞🌼 What do you do on an Sunday in the Spring, when you own a nursery, with limited help and beau·coup plants 🪴? You water 🚿 and then you water 🚿 some more… And in between, you clean and cut back and fertilize, ad infinitum… But, on a day like today, its not an awful deal…

“Spring drew on…and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily suggested the thought that hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.”

~ Charlotte Bronte’

I’m going inside… Been a long day 😊

Mark C.



What a Beautiful Day! | Heres Your Friday Radio Report! | Everybody Talks | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

What a beautiful Friday Morning! It’s the perfect day to walk into the studios of WNWS 101.5 FM, in downtown Jackson and go LIVE from 9-11 am with the “Coolest Hosts in Show Business” – Seabass and Chuck Walker! Join us on “Everybody Talks”!

I’m on today 9-11am Call in and lets have some FUN! 731-423-8101

Spring is upon us! So we will be talking SPRINGING FORWARD – This Weekend! Outdoor Living, Koi Ponds, Gardening, trimming, mulching, landscaping, AND, Just about anything else that YOU want to talk about! Ask a question, send in a picture, share a story (but please, NO politics!) It’s Friday! Call in and join us – 731-423-8101 

For 20 years Ive been involved with this Friday Talk Show and it just keeps getting better! The phone # is still the same – 731-423-8101

You can listen, and you can call in and talk, the # is the same that it has been for over 20 years – 731-423-8101. But, did you know you can text your comments and questions? 731-277-5155

Please Text us at 731-277-5155 It’s so easy!

Carters Nursery is open to serve you today until 4pm. Drop by and say Hi 👋🏻

Spring is Almost Here!

We have Everything for your Pond and Water Garden at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio. From Seasonal Food and Water Treatments to Filters and Supplies, we have you covered! 

Its pond cleaning season! You can get all your supplies at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio. 


In only 1 week we will be hosting our annual Spring Workshop and Customer Appreciation Day! Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 19th.

I always look forward to Fridays on the radio! Its always so much fun! Give us a call 731-423-8101.

TGIF! See ya’ on the air…