Carter's Water Garden

Sunday Reflections…

Its a mild, beautiful, overcast morning. A perfect morning to get out and enjoy the air, check on plants, listen to the birds and the Waterfalls. I’m drinking my coffee this morning from the Hemingway House cup we got down in Key West earlier this year 😊 Like Earnest, I love cats 🐈 too…

If you’ve never seen a six toed cat (polydactyl) that is what you find at Hemingways… Most cats have 5 toes on front paws and 4 on back.

Our cat isn’t a ”polydactyl type”, but shes a heck of a mouser 🐁 And she LOVES mint! Not just catmint, most any mint will do 😊

There’s our crazy cat 🐈‍⬛ She loves plants and herbs, especially mint! She is working her way up to the Lemon balm now 😊

Balance is so important in life. All the hard work we have been doing to keep the Nursery up and to prepare for the upcoming Pond Tour is balanced by the beauty of the Landscape that I enjoy every time I stop to admire a flower or feed a Koi 🐠 Or even to watch my cat working through every one of my plants to see which ones she likes the best 🌺

~ 9th Century Irish ☘️ poem, unknown…

Have a blessed Sunday 🙏🏻

Mark C.

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! ☘️

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to ya’! The pub crawls and beer drinking are on hold right now… BUT, good news! You can still pinch the ones closest to you if their Not wearing green 😊 

My family has Irish ancestry. LOTS of folks from Tennessee do! How about you?

I think I will try to stick to the old Irish ☘️ tradition of drinking a Guinness or three today 🍺 Tradition is important! 

Then there’s the talking in a fake Irish accent – ALL Day! Also, very important Tradition!  

And, I always try to lay an old Irish saying or two on some lucky person! 😆
Sayings like – 

  • If you’re lucky enough to be Irish… You’re lucky enough!

  • May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.
  • May neighbours respect you, trouble neglect you, the angels protect you, and Heaven accept you.

  • And the most important Irish ☘️ saying today – Sláinte! 🍺 

This has been on our refrigerator for as long as I can remember… I LOVE old Irish sayings!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day too all! Have fun! But as my grandma used to say, ‘Not too much fun’ 😂 Sláinte! 🍺 


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

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