Carter’s Garden Blog

Friday Radio Report…

Happy New Year! It’s my first show of the 2019 season & as always, it was FUN with the 180’ Crew!!!

LOTS of texts about gardening today –

  •  Plants to prevent insects? Marigolds, mums, lavender, rosemary, lemon grass just to name a few.
  • Is black or red mulch painted? No, it’s dyed. It’s generally safe but can be made from recycled wood instead of bark. Check it out
  • can I trim crepe myrtles now? Yes!

Lori Nunnery was in the house today to fill us in on what’s happening in Jackson this weekend. LOTS of music! And much, much more! Check out this link for full details –

We had a couple of young men in the studio today to talk about an exciting upcoming play – The Great Gatsby!

Keaton & Jarred, along with several other actors from USJ are putting on a show next weekend (January 11th., 12th & 13th). For more info or to get tickets call 731-664-0812. The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. 

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.!

Have a GREAT Weekend!


Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
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2019 Events at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I didn’t want to waste time this year getting our yearly events planned & dated, so here we go. I am excited about this season! I know you are too 😊 We will kick the season off with our 21st. Annual Spring Festival in March – Fun, Food & Flowers! Boom! And it just gets better from there 😊 2019 is going to be an Awesome year! I’m looking forward to seeing y’all around the Nursery and around the PONDS! Here’s to an AWESOME 2019 season!

Daylight Savings Time : Starts Sunday, March 10th, 2019.

March 23rd. (Saturday) 9am – 2pm – Carter’s Nursery Spring Festival & Customer Appreciation Day! Something for the whole family! Workshops & classes, a Petting Zoo & Pony Rides for the kids + GREAT FOOD for all! Come out and help us kick off SPRING! (Saturday 9am. till 2pm.) This is a FREE event.

Spring is Beautiful at the Nursery! Bring the family and join us for Spring Fest. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

March 29th & 30th (Friday & Saturday) – Memphis Area Master Gardeners 15th Annual “Spring Fling” at the Red Barn at the Agricenter in Memphis. Come by to see our beautiful display and talk to the areas best “Water Feature Experts”.

April 6th (Saturday) – We will be setting up at the Tipton County Master Gardeners Annual Lawn & Garden Expo. in Brighton, Tn. at the Brighton High School. Come by and see our display and talk with our Water Gardening experts.

April 19th – Good Friday

April 21st – EASTER Sunday

May 13th (Sunday) – Mother’s Day! DON’T miss this one!

Evening By The Pond (1st one is Thursday, May 16th at 6:30pm).
Come out and enjoy a laid back evening exploring a beautiful garden & relaxing by the pond. We always enjoy some good food, visit/meet friends & we always have an educational program on Water Gardens, Aquatic Plants, Fish OR some cool subject for all that come. We hold these little get together’s during the warm season so that you can enjoy the Water Gardens in the evening and experience the Outdoor Lighting. If you would like to come & enjoy the evening with us please let us know and you will be put on the e-mail invitation list. Call Jo at 731-424-2206.

We always have FUN at our ‘Evenings by the Pond’ events! Come see what Outdoor living is all about.
–The first “Evening by the Pond” of the 2019 season will be hosted by Mark Carter & family at the Nursery Home on Thursday May 16th at 6:30pm.
Address – 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305.

– The first “Evening by the Pond” of the 2019 season will be hosted by Mark Carter and family at the Nursery home on Thursday, May 16th. at 6:30pm. Please RSVP by calling 731-424-2206.

May 24th through May 27th. – The nursery will be CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day. Have a safe, Happy Memorial Day weekend!

June 16th – Father’s Day! Let’s remember Dad!

Pond Tours in 2019
We are sponsoring two (2) Pond Tours this year; a Summer Pond Tour (June 22nd.) & a Fall ‘Moonlight’ Pond Tour (September 14th.).

Our Summer Pond Tour is a don’t miss event! Waterfalls, colorful Koi & gorgeous gardens! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

June 22nd – Our 21st. Annual Summer Pond Tour – Our ‘Summer’ Pond Tour (Always the Saturday after Father’s Day) is A FUN and Beautiful Day! This is a Self-Guided Tour and LOTS of Fun! Tickets are $20 ea. (children under 12 are FREE!). Carter’s Nursery is “Pond Central” for the Pond Tour and we invite you to come by throughout the day to sit a spell, have a drink & something to eat and look at the BEAUTIFUL Gardens and Water Features.

~ This is the night of the “Moonlight Luau!” Live music! + We cook fresh pork wrapped in banana leaves & spiced up “Kalua Style” and have a party beneath the stars! This is a DON’T MISS event! This party is also FREE with your ticket! Everyone is asked to wear your best “Luau Attire” & prizes will be given for “Best Dressed”! This is gonna be FUN!

Don’t miss the ‘Moonlight Luau’! It’s the best Summer party of the season! | Wear your best “Luau Attire”! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

July 4th (Thursday) – Independence Day! We will be closed in observance of this holiday!

Summer Seminars – We do three (3) every Summer! Come Take part in our educational Classes, Tour our Gardens and Ponds & stay for lunch with Mark Carter “Pond Guy” and crew for a great day of Fun and Learning.

July 13th (Saturday) 9am – 2pm – ‘Get Your Feet Wet with Water Gardening!’ will kick off our Summer Seminar season.

August & September- Date & Class TBA

September 14th – The 15th Annual ‘Moonlight Pond Tour’ – This is our Annual Night Time Pond Tour! The tour always falls on a Saturday Night closest to the Full Moon!! This year the Harvest Moon IS this night! Don’t miss this Unique Garden Tour Experience! Tickets are $20 ea. (children under 12 are FREE!). Carters Nursery is “Pond Central” for the Pond Tour and we invite you to come by throughout the evening to sit a spell, have a drink & something to eat. Enjoy the Fire Pit and look at the BEAUTIFUL Garden and Water Feature Lighting.

The Ponds and Gardens on this Moonlight Tour are Beautiful at night! We open the gates at 8pm. for the Moonlight Pond Tour! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

October 12th (Saturday) 9am – 11am – Fall Festival/Customer Appreciation Day. Come take part in our Workshops & Pumpkin Carving Classes! FREE LUNCH for ALL that come! Petting Zoo for the kids! BIG SALES for the Fall Season for all that come!

We love Fall around here 🙂 Come out and join us at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio for The Fall Fest & Water Garden Workshop & bring the family! | Jackson, Tennessee

Daylight Savings Time is over – Sunday, November 3rd. 2019

Thanks, all of us at Carter’s Nursery hope to see you here! Call me with any questions at #731-424-2206. Here’s to a GREAT 2019!


Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
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Happy New Year! 💥🎉 Welcome 2019!

Happy New Year! 💥🎉

Another New Year = A clean slate. A blank canvas. An open road of possibilities! I for one am excited! I hope we all make the best of 2019 and beyond.

2019 = An open road of possibilities! Let’s make the most of it. Happy New Year!

Last year I decided to set a goal, to do a daily Blog & not to miss a day… Today that goal was fulfilled 😊 It’s been a lot of work! But also a LOT of FUN! I’ve learned quite a bit about myself by committing to this daily task. This year I plan to keep on Blogging… Not every day in 2019, but weekly and more. Thank you for subscribing to my blog and reading what I posted. I watched my #’s go up & up & up all year! Hopefully it will keep growing and the inspiration will keep coming!

Commitment to a daily blog was the toughest and the most rewarding thing I did last year. Today marks the 1 year anniversary- 365 consecutive days of Blogging…

Now, I’ve got to get busy cooking! Our family always gets together on New Years Day and eats the traditional meal (Pork, greens, black eyed peas & Cornbread) – I’m in charge of the Peas & turnip greens this year 😊

I LOVE our New Years tradition of eating dinner with the family. We always have fried Hog Jowl, Black Eyed Peas, Turnip Greens & Cornbread! Plus much more … Happy New Year 🎊 


“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man.”

~ Benjamin Franklin


Happy New Year Everyone! 💥🎉❤️

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
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