Carter’s Garden Blog

Respectably Lazy…

Ok, I’ll admit it, I enjoy a good nap! Especially on a HOT Summer afternoon 😎 My wife asked me – What is the perfect nap 😴? Well, if I had to describe it… The perfect nap… “A Shady spot, laying in a nice hammock with the sound of a waterfall in the background and a light breeze blowing! Shang-ra-la!

Enjoying a good nap on a day off doesn’t make you lazy! I’d like to think it shows that you know how to truly enjoy the finer things! The little things that make life good 😊 Stop and smell those roses 🌹 And then, string up your Hammock & take a ‘Respectable nap’! You deserve it.

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.”
~ Sam Keen

Have a great weekend!


Mark Carter

Happy Independence Day! God Bless America! 🇺🇸

Happy Independence Day! AND – Happy Birthday America! I am so proud to be an American! And I am Thankful for all the hard work and sacrifice that has been made by so many down through the years to keep us safe and FREE! There is not another country like ours in the world & our people are willing to give all to keep it 🇺🇸

Happy Birthday America! 💥🇺🇸 “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
–Thomas Jefferson


“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”

~ John F. Kennedy


Stay safe out there & have FUN! Happy 4th of July!💥💥💥


Mark Carter

Yes, We Are Closed For The 4th. Of July | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Independence Day is upon us! Yes! 243 years ago tomorrow – July 4th. 1776, we signed the Declaration of Independence! The 4th falls on a Thursday this year, setting up the perfect 4 Day Weekend! 💥🇺🇸

We will be closed Thursday the 4th. Thru Sunday the 7th of July in observance of our Independence Day! We will reopen Monday morning the 8th.

Have a Safe & Happy 4th.!

God Bless America! 🇺🇸💥

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

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Happy Independence Day! God Bless America!

Happy Independence Day!

The Declaration of Independence changed everything! It changed the world! No matter your politics, today is the day for Americans to celebrate and wave the flag! I still get choked up when we all stand and put our hands on our hearts and pledge the flag!

I’m proud of that “Ragged Old Flag”! How about you? #Godblessamerica!

Stars and Stripes Forever!

Have a GREAT day! God Bless America!

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

Friday Radio Report | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

FUN show today with the “180 Crew” – Dan Reaves and Sea Bass! It’s HOT outside and that was a topic of conversation for sure! Add in the fact it’s also been WET and stormy makes for interesting things in the garden! Including lots of insects, fungal problems, leeching of nutrients from excessive rain, WEEDS! Etc., Etc…

  • One lady in particular is having problems with their Zucchini rotting on the vine. I suggested that it’s probably blossom end rot, caused by calcium deficiency. The soil needs lime to be added. It’s not an instant fix to add lime to the soil, but it will help for the future. There are calcium rich foliage sprays that will help too.
  • Another caller was asking about a hardy palm for our area – The most popular and hardy Palm I have found for our area is a Windmill Palm. They really add a tropical feel and survive well in our area. Call me for specifics or pricing.
  • Another great question was about making Pesto – do I have any advice? I lOVE pesto! And, yes I will give you my opinion. To me the biggie is FRESH, High Quality Ingredients! I also suggested trying an alternative to Pine Nuts… Pistachios! Try it and tell me what you think! Ingredients – 4 cups fresh basil leaves. 1/2 cup shelled, roasted pistachios, 1/2 cup FRESHLY grated Parmesan cheese, 3-5 cloves of garlic, fresh squeezed lemon juice – 1 TBS., 1/2-3/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper and I add 1 dried cayenne pepper! DO NOT – Slap your Momma! Although you may want to after you taste this Pesto! YUM!
  • Our new “Roundabout” at Deddrick and Highland St. is still very controversial! I’ll be glad when it’s built and traffic is flowing well again 🙂
  • Night Fishing – Yes or No? I say YES!

    Summer is HERE! Get out and ENJOY!

    Next week is a BIGGIE! Sunday, the 1st. of July marks the half-way point of the year! WOW! Time flies…

    AND – Wednesday is the 4th of July! Independence Day! Fireworks and FUN! God Bless America!

    Have a safe and happy 4th. of JULY! God Bless America!


Y’all have a great weekend!

PS: Starting next Friday I will be on 2 hours each Friday instead of only 1! TWICE the FUN! Give me a call 🙂


I’m on with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass- every Friday from 10-11am 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.!


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

Happy Independence Day!
July 4, 2012, 12:08 pm
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Freedom’s natal day is here.
Fire the guns and shout for freedom,
See the flag above unfurled!
Hail the stars and stripes forever,
Dearest flag in all the world.
~Florence A. Jones

Happy July 4th. to ALL!