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Monday Evening Moment of Zen | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

What a beautiful evening! Tomorrow is the first ‘Official’ day of Summer! AND – This coming Saturday is the Summer Pond Tour! 💥 Here’s an evening Pond Video that I hope will bring a little Zen to your night 🌝

Have a great 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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Throwback Thursday | Rescue Cat Edition | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I always enjoy looking for a good #Throwbackthursday pic to reflect on. This one today really fits the bill –

This is Little Paw in a Throwback pic from this date 10 years ago… She is a rescue cat that we got from a local rescue friend many years ago. Our upcoming fund raiser for the Jackson Animal Care Center really clicked when this picture popped up on Facebook this morning ❤️

Little Paw is still a VIP in our daily lives all these years later… I Love my pets! and I Love Throwback Thursday!

Who knows, you might decide to adopt a pet after the Pond Tour as well?

Have a great #throwbackthursday !


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 | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

What a Beautiful, Hot 🥵 Day! Early Summer in the South… As you may, or may not know, we are getting ready for our annual Summer Pond Tour. My Nursery and home is on the Pond Tour, with several other properties, so I’ve been out in the evenings and early morning hours straitening up a bit, adding a plant here and there and doing some photography. I thought I would share one of my Water Gardens with you that is on the Pond Tour. This is a late evening shot right at dark, probably my favorite time of the day this time of the year.

This is my oldest Pond at the Nursery. My Grandmother Kay lived in the house next to the Pond, so I always called it ’Grandma’s Pond’ ❤️

This little Pond sits right between the house and the Koi Shack. There is a Blue Stone patio on one side and a bench on the other… Perfect 😊

When you walk out the back door of the Koi Shack, your right by Grandma’s Pond’. Feel free to sit a spell…

I hope you are having the best Waterfall Wednesday ever! #waterfallwednesday

PS: Come by during business hours and see Grandmas’s Pond in person. Or, come see it (and Many others ) Saturday, June 25th. on our Upcoming Summer Pond Tour! Heres a short video with info for ya’ 👇🏻

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



Pond Tip Tuesday | Does Your Pond Have An Aeration System | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Good Morning! 🌞 Spring is here and the Koi are loving it! Your pond has been cleaned for the season and the Waterfall is flowing 💦 My Pond Tip today touches every aspect of your Water Garden from water clarity to fish health! And it also has a built in insurance policy for your “Finned Friends”…

Q : Does your pond have an Aeration System?

Many of my clients have an aeration system in their Pond as well as a pump and Waterfall. Why? The Aeration System helps to oxygenate and circulate the water! And its cheap insurance! As it’s very unlikely that the pump and the aeration system would fail at the same time leaving your pond and your Fish with no circulation!

Having an Aeration System on your Pond is a great way to maintain oxygen levels for your finned friends. Plug your system into a different outlet & circuit than your pump for even more assurance. We have aeration systems for Ponds large and small at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio.

Whether you take care of your own Pond Maintenance or one of our Maintenance Technicians takes care of your Pond for you, it’s important to have a plan and to be ready “Just in case”… I have a complete maintenance service available to help you with your Pond and we stock pumps and aeration systems at our Nursery and Garden Center. Simply call 731-424-2206 for assistance. We stock most pumps and aeration systems and will get you fixed right up!

Come on by, we can help you with your Pond

I hope this little ‘Pond Tip’ helps 😊

Its Spring Time in Tennessee!

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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Waterfall Wednesday | #Waterfallwednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Hump Day you say? Yes it is! But even more importantly, its #Waterfallwednesday!

This one is a work in progress, but man oh man how beautiful! Views from both inside and out! | #Waterfallwednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I love how Waterfalls make the halfway point of the week even better 😊

Happy Waterfall Wednesday from the crew at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio in Jackson, TN.

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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Pond Tip Tuesday | Koi Pond Tips | The Water Temp is Rising! | Remember The Rule Of 50 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I try to post good seasonal info to help you with your Ponds and Water Gardens. Water Temps impact feeding times for our Koi, which makes it a very important thing to keep up with! Sure enough, the days are getting longer and it’s almost that time again!

It’s almost time to start feeding our Koi “Cool Temp. Fish Food” & even some fresh fruits and veggies like peas, oranges, grapefruit & softened carrots again! YES!!! Just remember to read the thermometer & follow the “Rule of 50”! Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

“I’ve been keeping a close eye 👁 my Pond Thermometer 🌡 these last few weeks! The temperature of the water has been steadily rising as the days slowly get longer… Today my water temp is 45 degrees F. What is yours?

Start your Koi of right by feeding a quality Cold/Cool Temp Food. They are cold blooded and it’s really important to get them off to a proper start. We stock High Quality Cool Temp Koi Food at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I will start the feeding season with Cool Temp Koi Food when the water temp has stabilized at over 50 + degrees for several days. The “rule of 50” I like to call it 😊

So, lets wrap this little Pond Tip up…

The Rule of 50 = Let the water temp stabilize for a week or so at 50+ degrees Fahrenheit before you start to feed your koi this Spring. AND, when you do start back to feeding, use a quality, Cool Season Koi Food!

PS: Don’t over feed!

Happier days are on the way!

Spring is Coming!

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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Travel 🧳 is Always FUN! But, the saying holds True! ”There’s NO Place Like Home”! ❤️

I have been absent from my Blog for a couple of weeks now. I was surprised at the # of people that sent comments to me about my absence… The messages were mostly concern that something was wrong since I write something every day… Thanks for that! But, No, there was nothing wrong! I abstained from posting in order to be totally present during a LONG road trip with my wife Jo. We were on a business, training, buying… ‘adventure’, that took us all across the South! Down thru Mississippi, across the Panhandle of Florida, along the Florida Springs trail, across to the Atlantic side and all the way down historic Coastal Highway A1A to the end of the road “Mile Marker 0” in Key West! Then back up through central Florida into Georgia exploring Nurseries and HUGE Ornamental Plant Growing operations! We even spent the night in Greg Allmans bedroom and visited the graves of some of my (and probably your) musical hero’s… Climbed a mountain, and finally ended up back home in the middle of an Ice 🧊 Storm ⛈!!!

This was my worst nightmare! A possible repeat of the Ice Storm of 1994 😳

Thank God that we were spared from a repeat of 94 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 But it was a shock to the system to come back to heavy winds from the north and 18 degree temps 🥶

This is a garden I just left down in South Florida… All I can say is ”Come on Spring”!

Over the next few days I will share some pictures and stories of our recent travels and some news of things to come 😊

To boil it down – I’m back & I am excited about 2022!

And, I’m so glad to be back home again!!!


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



Waterfall Wednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

It’s late in the day on this #waterfallwednesday Here’s a Waterfall that was just turned on TODAY right before dark. My crew stayed late to get er’ done! Best little crew in show biz!

This is a 30 year re-do that was just turned back on! The homeowner was blown away ❤️

Theres only 2 more Waterfall Wednesday’s before Christmas 🎄 🎅🏻 Are you in the Spirit?!

Have a great Waterfall Wednesday evening!💥

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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Saturday Morning Sunshine | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

What a beautiful morning! I thought I would share my Waterfall with you… Even better, come by and see it for yourself…

PS: The Nursery is open today until 2pm. We have an entire Boutique of special things as well. Y’all Come!

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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 | Carter’s Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

A friend/colleague said ”Happy Hump Day” this morning… I said no no, its Happy #Waterfallwednesday! 😃

A new Pondless Waterfall is born! Pondless Waterfalls are quickly becoming the most popular Water Features around. I know why! They have everything you want – Beautiful Waterfalls & wonderful sound, Without all the maintenance! | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Have a Great Waterfall Wednesday! The weekend is coming!

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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