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

It’s #waterfallwednesday again & I pulled one from the archives for ya’. This picture actually popped up in my Facebook feed yesterday as a “Facebook Memory” from many years ago. I thought it was a great before & after. It really show the beauty of a brand new Pondless Waterfall and how they even get more beautiful as time goes by and the plants mature. 

The difference 1 year can make! A new project just turned on and planted, and then After 1 year of plant growth. Beautiful!

I hope your enjoying life on this beautiful #waterfallwednesday! 

Have a wonderful 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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Vote For Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio in The Readers Choice Awards | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio has been nominated for Best Landscape Company & Best Local Nursery and Garden Center in the Jackson Sun Readers Choice Awards! ❤️🙏🏻

We have been nominated as Best Landscape Company & Best Nursery & Garden Center. WOW! Thank you for the nominations! & Thank You in advance for your votes 🗳 You can vote for us everyday until the end of the month.

Voting for winners opens at 12:01 a.m. on March 16 and runs through 11:59 p.m. on March 29.

Winners will be announced May 10.

Thank You for nominating Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio for the Readers Choice Awards in Best Landscape Company & Best Local Nursery & Garden Center! You can vote for us by clicking the link below and following the simple instructions. You will be sent a personal link that you can vote from. Click here 👇🏻

 

 

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Thanks for your confidence! We are voting for our favorites in several categories too! 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

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Throwback Thursday | Water Gardening circa. 1500 BC | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I got in a conversation with a couple of people the other day about the history of Water Gardening. It was really very interesting. The guy I’m talking about has traveled Europe and loves Italy. He was talking about the ancient Romans and their system of cisterns, aqueducts & fountains. Pretty sophisticated stuff considering we are talking 2,000 years ago. But did you know that some of the oldest and best recorded “Water Gardeners” were the ancient Egyptians? They were growing Lotus and Papyrus & keeping fish in their ponds over 3,500 years ago!

This ancient drawing depicts the growing of Aquatic & Ornamental Plants & using a Shadoof to dip water from an ornamental pond.

They were also great garden designers! In most of their garden designs, the Water Garden or Pond is the central focal point of the entire Landscape! The gardens were developed around the pond with blooming aquatic plants like lilies, lotus and papyrus. Ornamental plants and trees come right up the the edge of this oasis. To top it off they would create lots of space to lounge and enjoy the outdoor area. Sound familiar? 😊

My personal Oasis is much like one of Ancient Egypt… The Pond is the centerpiece, surrounded by gardens both edible and ornamental with sitting and lounging areas and a nice fire pit | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

It’s pretty cool to realize how similar people and civilizations are over the millennia. These ancient people surrounded themselves with Water and beautiful plants & pioneered concepts and things we still use today – like irrigation, garden design, arbors, edible ornamental’s & even ornamental fish keeping. They even developed indoor plumbing and cross ventilated sewers… 3,500 Years Ago!

So thats my offering for Throwback Thursday! #throwbackthursday

Whats old is new again!

 

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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I Love ❤️ Waterfalls! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

The title says it all, I ❤️ Waterfalls! This morning we will have an informal “Waterfall Workshop” called Waterfalls in your life from 9 till 11am. It’s FREE and your invited!

– Come learn HOW a Waterfall can change your life at our 1st. Summer Seminar of 2019. The class starts at 9am and runs until 11am. Y’all Come!

 

I ❤️ Waterfalls!

 

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



30 years In Business & I’m An Overnight Success | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Mark Carter, this is my 30th. Year in Business & I am finally an overnight success!

Thank you ALL for your support over the last 30 years!

I Love ❤️ My Job! Did I mention that? I love it so much apparently that 30 years have flown right by… When I actually stop and pay attention for a minute, it surprises even me 😊

I’ve been waiting for 30 years! Success is an elusive thing…

I had a nice conversation with a lady yesterday, we had never met, but hit it right off, as gardeners many times do. She said she had driven past my Nursery for the last 30 years & NEVER knew I was back here… Then she told me she was “blown away” by the place! She talked about the Waterfalls & Koi and all the plants and trees. She told me this place was a “Hidden Gem” 😊 Thank You! ❤️ And yes,’I hear that kind of thing often! We sit back off the road in a little valley of sorts, a “Hollow” or “Holler” as my grandma called it 😊 The #1 thing that I get told is that we are “Jackson’s Best Kept Secret”! Personally, I think that’s pretty cool 😎

All these years I have been Jackson’s Best Kept Secret… Well, now the secrets out! The narrative has changed… I’m coining a new one myself! “Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio, 30 years in business & finally, an Overnight Success”!

 

Thanks to all of YOU!

 

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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Late Winter/Early Spring Commercial | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Ok, we are in the “Foothills of Spring”! Soon, the sky will clear, the temps will warm & the whole world will come alive again! That first nice weekend, the phone starts ringing, and it don’t slow down until Late Fall 😊 Are you ready?

I Love watching the seasons change in the gardens around the Nursery! It won’t be long now till Spring is Ushered in 😊 Get on the schedule now to insure your projects completion in time to enjoy the Spring season. Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

 

Spring 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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Friday Radio Report…

Great show today with the 180 Crew! Dan & Sea Bass are the best! Lots of guests and lots happening in Jackson!

Ready or not – Spring is Coming! Be ready by starting now on your design and get on the list. Have your project complete before Spring has sprung 🙂 Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN 731-424-2206

Bart Horton was in the house to talk about upcoming events at Century Farm Winery. Tours, concerts, tastings and more! Check them out on their website! https://centuryfarmwinery.com/   

Ashley from the Blacksmith came by to tell us a little about their wonderful daily food specials and to give away a gift card for them – Cindy Springer successfuly answered the question and won the gift card! Congratulations Cindy!!!

The Blacksmith is a great Local Restaurant!

LOTS to do in the garden and landscape! Here’s a short list –

Spring is Coming! Lots of chores… 

  • Pruning! Crepe myrtles, fruit trees!, Rose’s & most shrubs 😊
  • Cleanup landscape! Rake up old leafs and debris and dispose of.
  • Dormant oil! Fruit trees and Crape Myrtles too (for Crepe Myrtle Bark Scale).
  • Planting of trees & shrubs!
  • Mulching! 

Have a great weekend!

I’m on with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass- every Friday from 9-11am 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.!

 

Mark Carter

Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
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