Carter's Water Garden


Sunday Reflections…

The morning after is real… 🤫 I was the only one up in the whole house most of the morning… I don’t know what it is, but i cant “sleep in”. I’m just drawn up and then outside in the morning 🌞 But truth be told, I am pretty worn out too… Last night we hosted our annual Moonlight Pond Tour for the 17th time. And it was such a beautiful night!

Jo got a great black & white shot last night of the emerging moon across the Pond. It was a wonderful night.

We didn’t get through talking with folks, closing up and blowing out all the Tiki Torches and candles till around 12:30 last night, which is pretty late for an old Pond Guy and Gal 😊 But then when we got inside the house, were wide awake… so we had coffee and cake… ☕️🍰 Whew, great day and what a great night! but then… The Morning After 😒 I may need a nap 🥱

We met this cool little dude last night. He was with his folks and was just in love with the whole idea of having a Pond with streams and waterfalls in your own yard! His excitement was almost contagious!
I LOVE this Pondless Waterfall!
The Moonlight Pond Tour is a Fund Raiser for our local shelter – The Jackson Animal Care and Adoption Center. Thanks to all that came out last night and made a contribution!
The Moon and the Clouds made for a Magical sky last night!

Thank You! to everyone who came out to support the cause! And a BIG ’Thank You’ to the homeowners who hosted the tour! ❤️ Its an honor and a privilege to be surrounded by such Awesome and caring people 🙏🏻

Enjoy your day!

“Earth has not anything to show more fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty:
This City now doth, like a garment, wear
The beauty of the morning …”

~ William Wordsworth


Mark C.



Good Morning! | It’s Moonlight Pond Tour Time 🌕 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN
September 18, 2021, 8:20 am
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Good morning 🌞 We made it! Yes, this is the Night we’ve been waiting for! The Moonlight Pond Tour is TONIGHT!

The Harvest Moon 🌝 will be showing out tonight! Tickets are on sale Today at Carters Nursery! We are open until 2pm, so come get you some tickets 🎫

The gates are open for ticket sales until we close at 2pm today. Then we will Open back up at 6:45pm to start the tour! You can buy your tickets at that time as well.

Tickets are $20 each and 100% of that $20 goes directly to the Jackson Animal Care Center! Thats right, Its a Fund Raiser 💥 Have a great night AND help a Great, Local cause 🐈🐩🐒

All the Gardens are Unique and Beautiful! They are all well lit as well, but i always say ”bring a flashlight” and an umbrella ☂ just in case…

The gates open at 6:45pm to kick off the tour!

What: The 17th. Annual Moonlight Pond Tour
When: Saturday, September 18th. from dusk (7:00) till 11pm.
Where: Beautiful North Jackson, Tn. in Madison County.
Why: It’s Fun, Affordable and it’s for a GREAT CAUSE – The Jackson Animal Care Center! A truly Unique & Beautiful Garden Tour!
Tickets: $20 for the Pond Tour (no charge for kids age 12 and under)

I hope to see you all tonight, around the Ponds!

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 Day | LIVE Call In Show | WNWS 101.5 FM | Everybody Talks! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I am walking into the studios of WNWS 101.5 FM, in downtown Jackson, TN, I will be going LIVE from 9-11am with the ’Silky Chinchilla’ aka: Seabass and his partner in crime Sir’ Chuck Walker… Join us today on “Everybody Talks”!

We will be talking – Outdoor Living, Koi Ponds, Gardening, Hummingbirds, Prepping for Fall, True Love Walking in the Moonlight 🌕 and Just about whatever else that – YOU, want to talk about! Ask a question, send in a picture, share a story! Call in and join us! 731-423-8101

The show has a new name, but it’s at the same station it has been for over 20 years!

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

Text us at 731-277-5155. We always try to answer every text!

Give us a call this morning and lets have some FUN! 731-423-8101

Its Finally here! Tomorrow night is the Moonlight Pond Tour! Come out and enjoy the most unique night of the year AND help our local shelter, the Jackson Animal Care Center!
Get your tickets for the Pond Tour at Carters Nursery today and tomorrow.
100% of ticket sales and donations go to support the Jackson Animal Care Center! They really need our support. Come out and enjoy the night with us!

Call in this morning! 731-423-8101. There is no set topic! YOU set the stage! Its all about the caller on Everybody Talks!

See ya’ on the radio this morning 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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Nothing, calms and relaxes you, like a Burble… | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I told my wife that a minute ago and grinned 😊 Mmmm Hmmmm… ”Lets hear it, whats a burble”? Well well I said, let me lay this on ya’ real quick…

Here’s the definition of Burble : Verb ;

“To burble is to move with a rippling flow, the way water bubbles down the side of a small garden waterfall. A stream burbles as it travels along its bed, bubbling over rocks and branches. The verb burble captures both the movement of the water and the sound it makes as it moves.”
~ definition from vocabulary.com

If you just watched and listened to this :30 second video, you know what a Burble sounds like 😊 This Saturday night, during the Moonlight Pond Tour, theres gonna be ”A WHOLE LOTTA BURBLING GOING ON” 💥

Saturday is the night! Tickets are on Sale Now! At Carters Nursery Pond & Patio

There will be LIVE Music at the Nursery Saturday Night during the Pond Tour! AND – I might even perform my brand new ditty ”Whole Lotta Burbling Goin On” 💥

What: The 17th. Annual Moonlight Pond Tour
When: Saturday, September 18th. from dusk (7:00) till 11pm.
Where: Beautiful North Jackson, Tn. in Madison County.
Why: It’s Fun, Affordable and it’s for a GREAT CAUSE – The Jackson Animal Care Center! A truly Unique & Beautiful Garden Tour!
Tickets: $20 for the Pond Tour (no charge for kids age 12 and under)

See ya’ Saturday Night 🌕

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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The Moonlight Pond Tour Is This Saturday! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

It’s almost time! Saturday evening is our Annual Moonlight Pond Tour! If you didn’t already know, this is my Favorite Event of the year! It’s a ‘Magical Night’ & I hope you will come enjoy the Beauty & Moonlight 

Saturday night is THE night! 🌝

 Tell your friends and share on social media please. The more the word gets out, the more money we will raise for the Jackson Animal Care Center!

What: The 17th. Annual Moonlight Pond Tour
When: Saturday, September 18th. from dusk (7:00) till 11pm.
Where: Beautiful North Jackson, Tn. in Madison County.
Why: It’s Fun, Affordable and it’s for a GREAT CAUSE! A truly Unique & Beautiful Garden Tour!
Tickets: $20 for the Pond Tour (no charge for kids age 12 and under)

Moonlight Pond Tour Tickets are ON SALE NOW at Carter’s Nursery! Call Jo or Sandra for more info at 731-424-2206

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



T-Minus 10… | We’re Counting Down To Moonlight Pond Tour Time | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Time keeps flying by 💨 Here we are, post Labor Day and moving quickly toward Fall 🍁 But fret not! Theres a lot of cooler weather and cool things to do ahead! The 1st on the list is our annual Moonlight Pond Tour! 🌝

Saturday, September 18th is the day! Get Moonlight Pond Tour tickets Now at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio, 2846 Old Medina Rd Jackson, TN

“We have been hosting Pond Tours for decades now, and we still Love introducing people to this wonderful backyard hobby”, says Mark Carter, Designer at Carters Nursery. “This is our annual Fall Pond Tour that always lines up with the Harvest Moon. Its an evening/nighttime Tour, which is very unique. There are only a few of these that take place across the entire country. Its a unique opportunity to get outside in a beautiful, almost magical garden setting, in the moonlight! My favorite event of the year” says Carter.

Tickets for the Pond Tour are $20 each and 100% goes to our local Jackson Animal Care Center! You can buy your tickets now at Carters Nursery! You can even buy them over the phone 731-424-2206

We are selling tickets for the tour Now at the Nursery Office, and will be every day until the tour starts on Saturday evening around 6:45 pm!

So we are starting the countdown today at T-minus 10… I’ll see you Saturday, September 18th for the Moonlight Pond Tour!


Have a great 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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Waterfall Wednesday | #waterfallwednesday | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I wanted to share my Waterfall and outdoor living area with you today. Our Moonlight Pond Tour is only a week and a half away, so heres a little glimpse into what tour going to see on the Tour

I just love my outdoor space at night! And I just know you will too.

Come see us and enjoy the tour! 100% of all donations go directly to the Jackson Animal Care Center ❤️

Have a great afternoon!

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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Throwback Thursday

I made a “random” Facebook post today with a picture of our dog Ranger as a puppy. He was a big hit! He’s such a handsome dog and he was the cutest puppy ever 🐶 Honestly, I didn’t even think about the fact that it’s #throwbackthursday!

Isn’t he the cutest little puppy ever? 😊 Well, now he’s a 90 pound lap dog 🐕

So I thought I would just flip the same theme over to my blog today. What a great Throwback memory! He is now 4 years old 😊

Here’s a little collage over time from puppy to recent…

PS: I literally forgot to publish this earlier today 🙄 Hope you had a great Throwback Thursday!

Mark Carter



Does Anyone Love You More Than Your Dog?

All my memories as far back as I can recall, involve a dog. “Mans best friend” didn’t get to be their calling card for no reason! I really believe that Dogs make us better people…

Just look at that face. This is Tracker. She was a great girl.

Yesterday we all got out to do a few things in the snow and ice. Long story short, I twisted my ankle a bit… And Scout is stove up a bit today as well. But, when she saw me in pain, she crawled over to me this morning to let me know that she loved me. Your dog wants to take care of you more than their self… What an admirable trait.

Believe it or not, my dog loves watching the sunset. Maybe it’s because we are watching and paying the setting sun ☀️ attention, but he loves it too ❤️
Let’s play in the snow! ❄️
One of my favorite pictures! My Dad, my 1st dog Heidi & Me wearing my his hat and coat 😊
Always ready to have some fun.

Im gonna try to be more like my dogs from now on. I think if we all did, the world would be a better place😊

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
~ Josh Billings

Have a great Weekend!

Mark Carter



It’s 2021! Pond Tours Are BACK! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Welcome to 2021! Another year is in the making! Another Spring is coming! Another chance to get out in the garden! And, another chance to attend one of our signature ’Pond Tours’! We plan to host 2 Pond Tours this season.
– 1st. – Our Summer Pond Tour in June.
– 2nd. – Our Moonlight🌙 Pond Tour in September.

I Love ❤️ Pond Tours! And I know that you will too. Getting out and exploring beautiful Landscapes and Water Gardens is always a Blast! 💥

1st. is our Summer Pond Tour! The date is Saturday, June 26th! See the beauty of Water Gardens in full bloom, up close and in person! Water Lilies and Lotus in full bloom! Beautiful Landscapes, Colorful Koi and the sound of the Waterfalls makes for such a gorgeous day! All the time knowing that you are helping Jacksons local Animal Care & Adoption Center!

Tickets are $20 ea. (kids under 12 are FREE!). 100% of ALL ticket sales & donations go to the Jackson Animal Care Center.

So many beautiful gardens to tour! This is one of the only tours of its type in the country, so come have fun with us!

Our 2nd. Pond Tour of the 2021 season is our Annual ‘Moonlight Pond Tour’ 🌝

Come explore Magical Water Features by the light of the Harvest Moon 🌝 I can’t wait!

The ‘Moonlight Pond Tour’! 🌝 The date is Saturday, September 18th.! This one is very unique! A Pond/Garden Tour at Night! Incredible ‘Nightscapes’ await! Pathway lighting, Uplighting, Backlighting, Moonlighting effects and more! Wait until you see the Waterfalls and streams artistically accented with light! And the underwater world of Koi is simply ‘Magical’🪄 ⭐️
WOW is what I hear all night long! Such a totally unique experience!

The Moonlight Pond Tour is Coming! Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 18th. Come and enjoy a truly unique experience – By the light of the moon 🌝

This Pond Tour also benefits the Jackson Animal Care Center! Tickets are $20 ea. (kids under 12 are FREE!). 100% of ALL ticket sales & donations go to the Jackson Animal Care Center, so you know your $$ is going to help a worthy cause.

There will be much more info to come on these two events, so go ahead and mark your calendars now. You don’t want to miss either of these special events!

Thanks!

See y’all soon! Spring is Coming!

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