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Hump Day Koi Fix | The Koi Are Ready For The “Parade of People” This Saturday! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

This weekend is our annual Summer Pond Tour and I am excited! 💥 Guess who else is ready for a Pond Tour? Our KOI! They LOVE the attention! In fact, from a Koi’s perspective, Saturday is the “Parade of People”!

My Koi LOVE the Parade Of People! They have LOTS of visitors & get hand fed all day 😊

Don’t miss our Annual “Parade of People”. Saturday, June 22nd is the day!!Tickets are only $20 & 100% of the money goes to the Jackson Animal Care Center. Boom! 💥 Win-Win!

 

 

The Koi are ready for visitors. They are so active and friendly on days when lots of friends stop by. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee.

 

The Jackson Animal Care Centers started goal is to find forever homes for the stray and abandoned dogs and cats of Jackson, TN. When you buy a Summer Pond Tour Ticket, you are helping achieve that goal! It’s a Win-Win folks!

Scout was a rescued puppy & now lives the Pond Lifestyle! You’ll probably see her around the Nursery during the Pond Tour.

 

The Koi said they are ready! See y’all Saturday 🌺😊

 

Happy Hump 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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D-Day’s 75th Anniversary | God Bless America

The Normandy landing operations took place on this date, on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history.

The determination & bravery of the men that took those beaches was unparalleled! Their victory laid the foundation that won the war.

I grew up on my granddads stories of the war & I always remembered Omaha Beach, the beach where he and his group landed. ‘Omaha Red’ he called it, he said the blood that was spilled there gave it that name – So much blood that the beach, the water, everything was Red!

This is one of the only pictures I have of my grandfather in uniform (center standing with his hand on his rifle sling). This was from a unit photo before they deployed. He made it through the war and back home. A highly decorated hero. A great man & role model.

June 6th is also a special day for my Mom 😊 It’s Her Birthday 🎂 My grandad always said he knew exactly where he was on that day in 1944…

Its been 75 years & we are still reaping the benefits from these men & women’s sacrifices. I thank God for our freedom & for the work & sacrifice that it took to make it so. We can never forget that Freedom isn’t Free!

God Bless America!

Ps: If you are lucky enough to still have a WW2 veteran around you, go see them today & hug their neck and thank them for their service.

 

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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Memorial Day | Freedom ain’t Free…

I was sitting in my boat at the marina yesterday and I got into a conversation with a fellow in the next slip. I had never met him before, but it was like we were old friends. He told me about his uncle who went off to Vietnam when he was 18 years old. He was killed in action after 4 months and they sent his body back home. As he was telling the story his voice broke a bit & I think he started to tear up… He had followed him around as a young boy and his uncle was his childhood hero, lost to a war that he didn’t understand. He said ‘That is what Memorial Day is all about’! Paying respect to the good people who paid the ultimate price for our freedom! The real hero’s, who ‘Gave All’… We can never forget their sacrifice.

Have a Happy Memorial Day! God Bless America!

“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.”

~ Franklin D  Roosevelt

 

Mark Carter



Sunday Reflections…

Memorial Day is so much more than the beginning of the Summer season. It’s our time as a nation to reflect upon and honor the memory of the many soldiers & sailors who gave their lives in the service of our great country. We are literally standing on their shoulders… If not for their sacrifices, we would not have the freedom that we enjoy! We owe them everything…

Thank you! To all the men and women who gave all so we could have so much… 

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
        In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
        In Flanders fields.”
    ~ John McCrae

 

God Bless America!

 

Mark C.



Closed For Memorial Day Weekend! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

We hope you have a safe, happy Memorial Day holiday!

God Bless America! 

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words, but to live by them.”

~ John F. Kennedy

 

Mark Carter



Seasonal Hours This Weekend at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

We will be closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday for the Memorial Weekend Holiday! All of us at Carters Nursery want to wish you a GREAT Summer season! We are open through Thursday till 5pm. Come on in and get those Shrubs, Mulch, Summer annuals and color baskets to kick off your Memorial Day!

Have a safe, happy Memorial Day Weekend!

 

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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5! Count Em’🖐🏻 5 Days till Christmas! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Can you believe Christmas is in only 5 Days! WOW! That means only 4 “Shopping Days” left, 3 if the store your going to is closed on Sunday 😳

But seriously, have you gotten out and enjoyed the Christmas season? Looked at lights, gone shopping with your family or friends, attended a Christmas program or party??? There is still time, slow down and look around! It’s Christmas 🎅🏻

Fun Idea for the weekend – Do some shopping, eat dinner out then check out David Markowski’s Christmas Light display! Perfect little ride out of town – listen to Christmas music, drink some coco, then catch the show! Complete with his own radio station to tune into while on the driving trail – Boom! Here’s a link for the low-down-https://m.facebook.com/christmaslightman/

Christmas is in 5 days! Get out and enjoy some “Christmas Spirit”! Merry Christmas 🎄🎅🏻

Enjoy our Carter Country Christmas video!

Get out and have some fun! Merry Christmas!!

 

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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