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Hump Day Koi Fix | The Very Scary ‘Ghost Koi’ | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

It’s October kids, and we are quickly approaching Halloween 🎃 What a perfect time to discuss the scariest of all fish – The Ghost Koi!

The Ghost koi has gained some popularity in the last few years, but many “Koi people” still do not recognize them as a true koi! – they are refereed to as a Ghost carp instead.

The “Ghost Koi” is a product of breeding a mirror carp with a metallic Ogon Koi. For this reason many Koi purists don’t consider them a true “Koi”…

They are a very hardy fish and much less susceptible to diseases than most. They also grow extremely fast! Both of these traits make them a great first Koi!

Ghost Koi don’t have a lot of markings like other Koi so their beauty comes from their shining metallic scales! Their colors can vary from dark to cream to silver and even golden. The head is generally creamy and the body colors will widely vary, depending greatly on the parents color.

I guess what I’m saying is, even though they have a scary name, & the fact that it is almost Halloween – Don’t be wary of the Ghost Koi! They are really pretty cool 😎

Enjoy your Koi! AND Have a –

‘HAPPY HALLOWEEN’!

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

Good morning! ☀️ Well, it’s October and again, it’s #waterfallwednesday! I’m pulling an old photo out of the archives for today’s offering😊 This beautiful Water Garden has multiple waterfalls, a stream, a boulder retaining wall behind it and, The Bird Girl…

I call this picture ‘bird girl falls’. The lady of the house Loves container gardening, as you see😊 It’s impossible to get the whole area in a photo, but believe me, every view is just as beautiful! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Waterfall Wednesday is always a great day! Lots of beautiful Waterfalls & we are halfway through the workweek 💥

Have a great Waterfall Wednesday!

 

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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Monday Morning Moment Of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

There’s nothing more quiet, peaceful & ZEN like than a beautifully lit ‘Nighttime Pond’! This is my pond, my little piece of paradise 😊 Nothing else calms and relaxes me like sitting down by by the pond… Within just a few minutes you can feel your heart rate slow down, your breathing becomes calm and quiet & you just… Relax 😌

I hope this short video brings a little Zen into your morning. Your welcome to come by my Nursery during business hours to feed the Koi and sit a spell. You will see what I mean 😊

 

PS: This Saturday night (September 14th) is our annual ‘Moonlight Pond Tour. Come experience the Nighttime Pond for yourselves!

 

Mark Carter
Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305
731-424-2206
https://www.cartercountry.com



Monday Morning Moment Of Zen

Feeding my Koi everyday is a big part of my Zen! It’s become a ritual and it really helps keep me centered. I also LOVE turtles! So when I visit Aqualand each year for our yearly certification training, their Indoor Turtle Pond is one of my favorite things to visit! I took my son Jacob with me this year and he fell in love with the turtles (of course) & now wants an indoor turtle pond of his own 😊 Jacob has pet turtles 🐢 and has his whole life. His turtles are outdoor and spend the winter buried up Hibernating. We will look into the idea of an Indoor Pond and see what happens 😊

Have you ever fed a turtle by hand? They love veggies, insects, worms & these Koi snacks too 😊

Check out this short video of Jacob feeding the turtles in the Indoor Turtle Pond.

I hope this short video of Jacob hand feeding the Turtle brought a smile to your face & maybe a little Zen too…

 

Mark Carter
Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305
731-424-2206
https://www.cartercountry.com



Moment Of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I LOVE my Garden at Night! This is just a quick video I took last night of my Water Garden and the surrounding area. The sound of the Waterfall with the frogs and crickets chirping is pretty Awesome by itself, but add in the lighting and sitting areas, you literally get an Outdoor Living Area!

I even lit 🔥 my “Iron Butterfly” that sits in a mass of Lantana. “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Baby”!

 

I hope this little video brings a little Zen to your day!

 

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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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Social Networking Tuesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tn

I just LOVE Networking online! Here’s a great example, our friends at Asia Garden Chinese & Japanese Restaurant https://www.asiagardenjackson.com/ came out to our nursery and enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the gardens, AND took some Awesome photos of some of their Top Shelf Creations 😊 How cool!

What a great way to spread the love of 2 of my favorite things – Waterfalls & Food 😊

 

Have a great night!

 

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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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Monday Morning Moment Of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I recently added some Color Changing Underwater Lights to a couple of my Water Features at the Nursery. This is a Color Changing Fountain Light in this Stacked Slate Urn Fountain. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE it ❤️!

I LOVE these new Color Changing Lights! They are LED’s and pretty much maintenance free 😊

Sitting outside at night with the sound of the Waterfalls and these lights slowly changing colors, will almost hypnotize you. So relaxing and Zen like 😊

 

I hope this brought a little Zen into your day😊

 

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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