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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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Hump Day Koi Fix | Father’s Day | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Fathers Day is this Sunday. My Father has been a guiding influence for me my entire life! As I imagine yours has. But, dad gets a bad wrap… Father’s Day comes and goes almost unnoticed… No big ‘Hupla’, no special commercials or promotions, etc… BUT, not this year!

Bring your Dad by the Nursery & Save BIG on KOI! 30% off for Fathers Day the rest of the week! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I was a toddler in this picture. Around 1 year old. This one was at Station #2 down on Westwood. GREAT memories of that place and the time we spent there.

That’s me with my dad & my first dog Heidi – He let me pick out my very 1st. dog on my own 😊 I’m wearing his uniform hat and his coat… of course. He was & still is the BEST dad in the world! He taught me how to be a man! Don’t forget YOUR Dad on Father’s Day!

If Koi isn’t your Dads thing, that’s ok, I hope you will spend some quality time with your Dad this week in honor of all that Dads do.

 

Happy Father’s 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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Get Your Hump Day Koi Fix At The 21st. Annual Pond Tour | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Coming up – Saturday, June 22nd.

Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio Presents –

The 21st. Annual Summer Pond Tour

Our ‘Summer’ Pond Tour is A FUN filled, Beautiful Day of touring Unique, Magical Gardens!

~ This is a Self-Guided Tour, so there is no rush! Take your time and enjoy the day!

~ This is also the night of the “Moonlight Luau!” Live music! + We cook fresh pork wrapped in banana leaves “Kalua Style” and have a party beneath the stars! This is a DON’T MISS event! This party is also FREE with your ticket!

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

~ Everyone that attends the Luau is asked to wear your best “Luau Attire” & prizes will be given for “Best Dressed”! This is gonna be FUN!

~ Tickets are available NOW at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio at 2846 Old Medina Rd.  Call for more information 731-424-2206.

~ Mark Carter

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Here’s a little promotional video about the Pond Tour.

Save the date : Saturday, June 22nd.!

Y’all Come!

 

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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Hump Day Koi Fix | Koi Snacks | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

The Koi are eating warm season food again & we have also started ‘Koi Snacks’… What kind of snacks you ask? Well, fresh fruits and veggies of course 😊

It’s time to feed the fish 🙂 Try something different. Koi LOVE fresh fruit and veggies!

Try it yourselves. If you haven’t feed them like this before, it will take a few times for them to catch on. But once they do, look 👀 out!

Try –

Softened carrot pieces, lettuce, watermelon 🍉, cantaloupe 🍈, oranges 🍊, grapefruit & grapes 🍇 These are all great treats and give needed vitamins and minerals.

Ours LOVE watermelon 🍉! After we eat the heart of the melon, we turn each half upside down floating in the pond, and man do they go to work! When they get through, there is nothing left but the outer skin 👀

Koi Love to be hand fed! If yours aren’t eating from your hand yet, try some of these Koi Snacks and have patience, it takes a little while to win them over, but once you do, it will have been worth the effort 😊

Try it out over the Memorial Day weekend & see how they like a new treat.

Have a Great 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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Hump Day Koi Fix | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

This isn’t our normal Hump Day Koi Fix, this ones about MOM!

Today through the end of the week – Bring Mom by to get a Koi and save 20%! Happy Mother’s Day!

We have a great selection of beautiful, healthy Koi available and they are on Sale! 20% off for Mom! Plus, she gets a Free bag of fish food 🤩 Just mention this Blog Post!

Bring your Mother by Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee | I ❤️ Koi!

 

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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Hump Day Koi Story | Could My Koi Be Lonesome? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Hump Day Koi Story | Could My Koi Be Lonesome? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I was thinking about a lady who came in a few weeks ago to look at some Koi. She has been here several times over the years and has became a regular customer during the season. She told us that over the winter she was visited by a Blue Heron… And you guessed it, it ate all her Koi – all but One! Her lone Koi has started to eat again now, but not like he used to… She described him as lethargic & almost disinterested in eating or swimming around and exploring. She said she was thinking about getting him some friends because she thinks he is lonely 😞 Then she asked me, “Can Koi get lonesome”?

Koi are definitely social creatures in my opinion. They seem to get along well and I’m almost certain they benefit from the company of other fish | Hump Day Koi Story | Could My Koi Be Lonesome? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson,
Tennessee

I really enjoyed talking with her about this as we picked out 5 additional Koi to introduce to her Water Garden.

The rest of the story! – We spoke a few days later when she stopped by to grab a couple of bags of Koi Food. Her report was Awesome! The new fish acclimated well and started eating immediately! Her original Koi had warmed right up to the new guys and started eating like he was hungry again! To me that’s proof enough that Koi benefit from  companionship. So do we 😊 Now she too, has several more new friends ❤️ Koi = Love!

Happy Pondering 🤔

 

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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Hump Day Koi Fix | Koi Deco | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I don’t know about you, but I’m kinda Koi obsessed… I Design and Build Water Gardens & Koi Ponds for a living & I have several Koi Pond/Water Gardens of my own. I also raise and retail Koi & I have many Koi that I have been raising for years each with an individual name 😊 Beloved Pets every one! I write a weekly Blog about Koi every Wednesday, Hello! I even have Koi art and accessories all over my home and office! Koi are a big part of my life! In many ways Koi are my Life, and Life is GOOD! 😊

Koi Lanterns to “set the mood”…

Koi Fans as hanging art.

3-D Fish swimming out of the walls 😊

I Love ❤️ my old Fisherman. He’s sitting by the edge of the Pond on a boulder & the Koi swim around him.

We even have a Koi Sink with a bamboo faucet … 😎

Now you know my awful secret… I’m, Koi CRAZY 😜 😂

But seriously, I just love to bring my love of the Garden & Pond into our home. Decorative art pieces, ceramics, oven mitts, trivets, coffee mugs, plants, etc,etc… All little reminders to go out and have a cup of tea and feed my Koi. Try some in your home and you’ll know what I mean 😊 It’s all designed to draw me outside to my place of Zen – My Pond! Are you excited? Did all this Koi Love satisfy your Jones? 😊 Say it with me – I ❤️ Koi!

Enjoy your day! & Enjoy your Koi!

~ Happy Pondering 🤔

 

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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