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Enjoying The Changing Of The Seasons | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Time flies when your having Fun! And this year has been a good one! We have enjoyed a beautiful, lush Spring season! Perfect in so many ways 😊 Now, we move into Summer & for the last 21 years that has meant 1 thing… Pond Tour Time! 💥

Our annual Summer Pond Tour is always the Saturday after Fathers Day! Saturday, June 22nd is the day! Get your tickets Today!

Friday is the 1st official day of Summer, the Summer Solstice! The Summer Pond Tour is our 1st Event of Summer and we just love it! Check out our video for more details –

We have an after party for all the attendees & home owners at the Nursery. It’s called the ‘Moonlight Luau” & if you purchased a ticket YOU are invited!

We open the gates back up at 8pm and the Moonlight Luau is on! Wear your best “Luau Attire” The Best will receive prizes 😊| Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

The Biggest question I have been getting by far is, what’s up with the Luau… Whats it like? What should I wear? Etc… SO, I put together a little primer of sorts… A set of tips to help with communications and etiquette… So, here is a little list for ya’!

#1 – Smile and have a good time 😊 Your in a Garden with music, good food and Wonderful People! And you all just raised money that will help many, many Pets! THANK YOU ALL! Much Respect!

#2 – Dress comfortably & with a “Luau Flair” if possible 😊(see rule #1 – have fun).

#3 – For FUN, let’s try to use the words “Aloha” and “Mahalo”. These are both really special Hawaiian 🌺words and they will both apply tonight.

“Aloha” means many things, but it mostly means Hello and Goodbye 😊

“Mahalo” means Thank You! 🌺

#4 – It’s Good Luck to take your shoes off in the sand, so feel free to venture out on to “Carter Country Beach” 😊

#5 – Appreciate and Enjoy A Lei – At a real Hawaiian 🌺Luau, if someone gives you a Lei, it is a sign of peace and friendship. Its a tradition that goes back to the Polynesian Kings, and Hawaiian etiquette dictates that you accept it and wear it as long as you are in the presence of the one who gives it to you. At our Luau – EVERYONE GETS LEID!” 😂

 

Welcome Summer! See ya’ at the Pond Tour😊

 

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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Tips & Etiquette For The “Moonlight Luau” | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

It’s almost here! It’s almost time for my favorite Summer Event – Our Annual Summer Pond Tour! Tickets are selling and people are getting excited!

Pond Tour Tickets are on-Sale Now!! At Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio in Jackson, Tennessee.

The Biggest question I have been getting by far is, what’s up with the Luau… Whats it like? What should I wear? Etc… SO, I thought I would put together a little primer of sorts… A “Guide”, or  set of tips to help with communications and etiquette… So, here ya go – A Top 5 “To-Do” list for ya’!

#1 – Smile and have a good time 😊 Your in a Garden with music, good food and Wonderful People! And you all just raised money that will help many, many Pets! THANK YOU ALL! Much Respect!

#2 – Dress comfortably & with a “Luau Flair” if possible 😊 (see rule #1 – have fun).

#3 – For FUN, let’s try to use the words “Aloha” and “Mahalo”. These are both really special Hawaiian 🌺 words and they will both apply tonight.

“Aloha” means many things, but it mostly means Hello and Goodbye 😊

“Mahalo” means Thank You! 🌺

#4 – It’s Good Luck to take your shoes off in the sand, so feel free to venture out on to “CarterCountry Beach” 😊

#5 – Appreciate and Enjoy A Lei – At a real Hawaiian 🌺 Luau, if someone gives you a Lei, it is a sign of peace and friendship. Its a tradition that goes back to the Polynesian Kings, and Hawaiian etiquette dictates that you accept it and wear it as long as you are in the presence of the one who gives it to you. At our Luau – EVERYONE GETS LEID!” 😂

 

I hope this shines a little light on what a “Moonlight Luau” is and ain’t 😊 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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T Minus 10 Days & Counting! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Every year I hear the same thing from many people, “I wanted to go to the Pond Tour & Luau”, if only I had known…

The Summer Pond Tour is NEXT Saturday, June 22nd. The Tour starts at 9am and runs until 4pm. Tickets are on sale at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio and 100% goes to support local Pets through the Jackson Animal Care Center! 

Then, we close the gates and start prepping for the After Party 🎈 “The Moonlight Luau”!

We open the gates back up at 8pm and the Moonlight Luau is on! Wear your best “Luau Attire” The Best will receive prizes 😊| Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

AND, don’t forget the food! Fresh Kalua Pork and all the fixings!

The evolution of a Kalua Pig. Fresh fruits & veggies along with fresh banana leaves give the meat a very unique and delicious taste! Don’t miss dinner at the Moonlight Luau! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio.

The countdown is on! Don’t miss this unique event and a chance to help local Animals in need. Get your tickets today!

 

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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Help Support The Jackson Animal Care Center & Enjoy A Day Touring Gardens With Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

Saturday, June 22nd. is the Date! Come out & get some tickets to support our local Jackson Animal Care Center! 100% of ALL tickets sales and donations go directly to them! It’s a perfect Win-Win! Help support local animals AND go on a cool Garden/Pond Tour! PLUS – An after party later that night for all the contributors at Carters Nursery- “The Moonlight Luau”! LIVE Music & Kalua Pork, all set in a beautiful garden…

Saturday, June 22nd is the Day! Pond Tour tickets are $20 ea. (kids under 12 are FREE!). 100% of ALL ticket sales & donations go to the Jackson Animal Care Center! | Get your tickets NOW at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tennessee

Check out our video below.

 

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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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Friday Radio Report – Love Is In The Air! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Another GREAT show today with Dan Reaves & Seas Bass “The 180 Crew”! I have So much FUN doing this show! The old saying is definitely true – “Time flies when your having fun”! There’s just never enough time to get it all in… BUT, there’s always next week 🙂 So call early and call often with ALL your gardening, water garden and outdoor living questions!

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.!

This week we had several great calls/questions!

  • Leyland cypress problems! Dead spots, etc… Why and what can I do? This has become all to common. This is a big reason that many are advising against planting Leyland Cypress all together. Disease has become common among the Leyland. Especially Bot and/or Seiridium Canker. Limbs turn yellow to grey and/or completely die. You can normally find sunken cankers oozing sap around the main stem. You can’t spray to treat this disease! You can only try to keep them healthy and happy… Including irrigating them during dry weather. Drought stress is VERY bad for these trees.
  • Do we still have flowers and hanging baskets? YES! We are loaded with beautiful flowers 🙂 Y’all Come!
  • AND the #1 subject today, was of course – Tomorrows POND TOUR!

    Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio’s ‘Parade of Ponds’ benefits our own Jackson Animal Care & Adoption Center. 100% of ticket sales goes to support their Mission in our community! 

    This is the 20th. year for our Annual Summer Pond Tour! The Pond Tour supports JACAAC – The Pond Tour Date is June 23rd. (Saturday). Tickets are $20 and 100% goes to support the cause! Please help get the word out! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

    AND the ‘Moonlight Luau’ is Saturday Night – after the Pond Tour!

    The Ponds and Gardens at the Nursery are Beautiful at night! We open the gates at 8pm. for the Moonlight Luau! Landscape lighting, Live music & Delicous food await! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN 

    Folks I am ready! My “Luau Get-up” is laid out and ready! Tommy Bahama eat your heart out! 🙂 We are gonna have a contest to see who gets voted “Best Luau Look” and the winner will receive a special prize!

    Thanks for all the calls and texts! I will see you all tomorrow around the ponds and Tomorrow night at the Luau!

Mark Carter

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



WHAT is the Moonlight Luau? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I was just talking to a couple at the Nursery who bought some Pond Tour tickets. They are excited about going on the Tour! They want a Water Garden of their own and are hoping to get some ideas on the Pond Tour 🙂 That made me happy too! I LOVE it when folks do their homework and learn about the possibility’s before I come to meet with them to design the Water Garden of their dreams! They have been wanting to go on the Pond Tour for several years now and FINALLY have a free weekend to attend. As they were leaving I said, don’t miss the Moonlight Luau, it’s gonna be fun! They looked puzzled… WHAT is the Moonlight Luau they asked?

The Ponds and Gardens at the Nursery are Beautiful at night! We open the gates at 8pm. for the Moonlight Luau! Landscape lighting, Tiki Torches, Live music & Delicous food await! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

The ‘Moonlight Luau’ is an appreciation dinner. It’s a Party under the stars. It’s a magical night in the garden with tiki’s & lighting and glowing pools and sparkling waterfalls… LIVE music! AND – Did I mention food? YES! The main course is Kalua Pork! Hawaiian Style!

 

The evolution of a Kalua Pig. Fresh fruits & veggies along with fresh banana leaves give the meat a very unique and delicious taste!

This party is very special to me. It’s my way of saying ‘Thanks’ to all the homeowners who have allowed us all to tour their gardens AND to all the people who contributed to this very worthwhile cause.

Good food, music, friends & family are what always make this a special night 😊

PLUS – The ‘Moonlight Luau’ is FREE with your ticket! Some buy the ticket just for the Luau 🙂

Happy Pondering! I’ll see y’all at the Moonlight Luau!

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