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Hump Day Koi Fix – Cool Koi Facts | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

It’s Wednesday, AKA: Hump Day! The day of the week that I like to blog about Koi. I have spent a lot of time lately blogging about Koi colors & markings and different varieties, etc… Today how about some fun facts… –

Some of my Koi. The Big Sanke in the middle of the pack – right below the Koi with the yellow ‘Ki’ head) is named Jaws 🙂 I got him when he was 15 years old. He lived another 15 years in my Pond and died at the age of 30 or so. A Koi breeder told me thats probably a good average age for a domestic Koi in a backyard Water Garden. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

 

10 Cool Koi Facts –

1- Did you know that Koi and Goldfish aren’t the same species? Koi are descendants of common Carp and weren’t selectively bred until the 1800’s.
2- Goldfish were bred for their beauty and were prized by collectors 100’s of years before Koi were developed.
3- Koi were originally used as a food source. They were originally brought to Japan for this sole purpose.
4- Koi get MUCH larger than Goldfish! The largest measured/recorded Koi was 4 feet in length & weighed over 90 pounds! WOW!

WOW! This is a HUGE Koi! Koi can grow up to 48″ in length and weigh over 50+ pounds…

5- Koi can live a LONG time! The oldest recorded Koi was named ‘Hanako’, (pronounced han-nah-koh) which means ‘Flower Maid’ in Japanese. Hanako lived to be 226 years old! WOW!

6- The aquatic plants in your Koi Pond not only look beautiful and provide natural habitat, they help provide much needed SHADE! Koi sunburn badly!
7- Koi LOVE different foods! Try feeding them lettuce, peas, watermelon and oranges!

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

8- We love them for their bright,beautiful colors, but, their colors make them a target for predators like Herons and other birds of prey. Install a ‘Fish Cave’ to give them a place to hide from danger.
9- One female Koi can lay as many as 50,000 eggs during a breeding season! Up to 50% can hatch… WOW! That’s a LOT of babies!
10- Koi are intelligent and trainable! You can easily train your koi to eat from your hand and to ring a bell for a treat! Prety Cool!

 

I LOVE learning more about my finned friends and I hope you do too!

Happy Pondering! and Merry Christmas!🎄

PS: Koi make a wonderful gift! 🎅🏻

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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What is “Fishy Friday” at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio? | Jackson, Tennessee

Friday’s are special around Carters Nursery! Not only is Friday the gateway to the weekend, around here Koi are King on Friday!

For the next several weeks every Friday is a “Fishy Friday”! That means all of the fish you purchase are at a 20% discount! TGIFF! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We have a GREAT selection of Koi, Comets, Shubunkins & Butterfly Koi! Plus – all our fish have been quarantined and are healthy, happy and disease free!

Enjoy You Koi! #fishyfridays

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

 



Your “Hump Day” Koi Fix | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I ❤️ Koi! Wednesday’s blog is always about Koi too! It’s for people (like myself 🙂) that Love ❤️ their Ponds & Love ❤️ their Koi😍 Today, is no different ☺️ Today is all about Koi!

It’s time to feed the fish 🙂 Your welcome to come by and join me. Have a great week! Don’t forget, THIS SATURDAY night is the Moonlight Pond Tour! #moonlightpondtour

I Have a great batch of Koi that I have been feeding and monitoring for a  few weeks that are ready for sale! Happy & Healthy! Come by and get you a few

PS: #ilovekoi

PSS: #moonlightpondtour

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



A Life of Gardening | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Saturdays are for Gardening Shoppers round here 😊 Plants, Mulch, Top Soil, Gravel, Stone, Pond Supplies, Fish & Fish food, etc…

We have a full stock of Aquatic Plants like Water Lilies, Lotus and more.

We do have several sales and promotions going on that you can take advantage of. Even plants marked down to $1!

This is a transitional time in our business, going into late Summer and preparing for the coming Fall. IF you have ANY specific plants or trees you want, let us know. We are booking plants and trees for the Fall as we speak and will include any special requests in our orders.

Now is the time we reap what we have sown! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Enjoy the weekend and enjoy your gardens! This is time of year when we really reap the benefits from all our hard work!

~ Peace!

 

“I say, if your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.”
– Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes

 

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



Saturday Around The Nursery | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

It’s a gorgeous day and we are ready for Hungry Gardeners! 😊 Come by and see us today. We will be here till 2pm.!

  •  Mulch
  • Top Soil
  • Compost
  • Sand
  • Gravel
  • Stone
  • Flowers
  • Plants
  • Pond Supplies
  • Koi
  • Fish Food
  • Pottery
  • MORE!!!

Happy Day!

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

 



A ‘Tuesday Tour’ of the Pond Shop | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

A quick walkthrough of the Pond Shop at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio with Carter Rockwell. Carter will be onsite today doing some videography around the Nursery if you would like to stop by and say hello 😊

 

 

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



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

I feed my Koi every morning & every evening/night too. I literally LOVE feeding my fish 😊 It is truly a “Zen Like” feeling to sit out by the Pond & watch them glide through the water and eat. Add in the sound of all the frogs at night & all the Waterfalls – it’s just serene. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Heres a little Monday Morning Zen to get the week started 😊

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