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Sunday Reflections…

Spring is my favorite season for many reasons. It’s also my busiest season for many of the same reasons. Coming out of Winter, everyone emerges from their hibernation and blossoms 🌺 The phone starts ringing, and I’m out designing Waterfalls and Landscapes 6 and maybe even 7 days a week… And, I love ❤️ it!
But, right about mid May every year, I look up and realize that Spring is running away… Keeping the work/life balance is tough sometimes 😊 Even on a Sunday Morning.

IF you haven’t, get out there now and grab some Spring before we transition to Summer… It’s right around the corner 🌞

“By the time one is eighty, it is said, there is no longer a tug of war in the garden with the May flowers hauling like mad against the claims of the other months.  All is at last in balance and all is serene.  The gardener is usually dead, of course.”

~ Henry Mitchell

Mark C.



Spring Has Finally Sprung! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I’ve been counting down the days and hollering “Spring is Coming” from the rooftops! It’s felt like a long time coming, but Spring is finally here!

Ahhhh, Spring! Renewal. Resurgence. Resurrection.

Everything is waking up and flushing out again! How can you help but feel an awaking in this season ❤️ I Love Spring!

Today we sit in the center, with equal night and day. The Vernal/Spring Equinox.

Its going to be a beautiful day! Springtime in Tennessee! 🌼🌞❤️

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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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



Friday Report | Carters Nursery | Jackson, Tennessee

I am on assignment today & will not be making my normal Friday Radio appearance with the 180 Crew. BUT, still tune into 101.5fm to hear the “Best In LIVE Local Radio”! 

Spring is in FULL swing! Get out in YOUR yard and enjoy 😊

 

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…

Did you see any shooting stars last night? Or early this morning? Guess what? We are in the peak of the Leonids Meteor Shower! 💥 Last night & luckily for you – Tonight, is the BEST time to see some! I read a bit about it to find out a few facts…

If your up, tonight is going to be the best night to see a “Shooting Star”! Between midnight and dawn is the best time… Good news, if you tough it out and see one, YOU get to make a wish 💫

The yearly ‘Leonids come from a Comet that orbits the sun every 33 years! The comets name is Temple/Tuttle. It won’t be back around to us until 2031… Pretty cool huh 😎

 

Leonids Over Us

“The sky is streaked with them
burning hole in black space —
like fireworks, someone says
all friendly in the dark chill
of Newcomb Hollow in November,
friends known only by voices.

We lie on the cold sand and it
embraces us, this beach
where locals never go in summer
and boast of their absence. Now
we lie eyes open to the flowers
of white ice that blaze over us

and seem to imprint directly
on our brains. I feel the earth,
rolling beneath as we face out
into the endlessness we usually
ignore. Past the evanescent
meteors, infinity pulls hard.”

~ Marge Piercy

 

Have a Great Sunday! And a great Sunday night viewing the Leonids! 💫

 

Mark C.



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!

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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Beauty In The Rising & Setting Sun | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

If you follow my Blog or my Facebook page you know I LOVE Sunrises and Sunsets. I try to get good angles and take pretty pictures of them & then post em’ 😊 I thought about how many I have sat and waited for over the years last night while Jo & I sat on the bank of the river waiting on the perfect picture…

This was last nights sunset. There was a nice breeze blowing and the ‘Feeling’ was in the air 😊

Here’s a few Sunrises and Sunsets from my archives. Many of them hold special memories and significance for me.

 

Go out tonight & enjoy the Sunset 😊

 

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



Sunday Reflections…

Man has it been HOT! Summer time in Tennessee! The key to survival is getting out there early… Warm up with the day 🌞

Even this family of frogs know to get up and out with the Sunrise 🌞

Just living is not enough … one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

~ Hans Christian Anderson

I’m off to fix breakfast now 😊 One of my favorite Sunday Morning rituals…

 

Have a Great Day!

 

~ Mark C.



What to do on The Longest Day of The Year? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

This year is flying by…. Here we are on the Summer Solstice – The 1st. “Official Day of Summer”! AND, the longest day of the year!

The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year! For instance – today the daytime hours are – 15 hours and 18 minutes. Compared to the Autumnal Equinox at 12 hours and 10 minutes AND the Winter Solstice at a mere 9 hours and 5 minutes… ENJOY these longer days while we have them 🙂

So what to do on this ‘Longest Day of the Year’?

There is the annual Miss Tennessee Pageant that’s in town!

Tennessee’s premier pageant is held each year in Jackson TN at the Carl Perkins Civic Center. The winner competes in the Miss America Pageant. Thirty-six dynamic local representatives will compete for scholarships with one lady  being awarded the prestigious title of Miss Tennessee 2018!

OR, you could do what I’m doing… Getting ready for the weekend and Carters Nursery’s 20th. Annual ‘Parade of Ponds to benefit the Jackson Animal Care Center! Have you gotten your tickets yet???

Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio’s ‘Parade of Ponds’ benefits our own Jackson Animal Care & Adoption Center. 100% of ticket sales goes to support their Mission in our community!

This is the 20th. year for our Annual Summer Pond Tour! The Pond Tour supports JACAAC – The Pond Tour Date is June 23rd. (Saturday). Tickets are $20 and 100% goes to support the cause! Please help get the word out! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I’m getting ready for the ‘Moonlight Luau’ party myself! My “Luau Get-up” is ready!

Folks I am ready! My “Luau Get-up” is laid out and ready! Tommy Bahama eat your heart out! 🙂 We are gonna have a contest to see who gets voted “Best Luau Look” and the winner will receive a special prize!

No matter what YOU do today, get outside and enjoy the 1st “Official” Day of SUMMER!!!

 

Happy Pondering!

 

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