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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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Mayday, Mayday – May Day | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

WOW! Maybe it’s just me, but this year is flying by…. Today is MAY 1st.! AKA: ‘May Day’…

In the old days as April rolled to an end, people would gather flowers and candy to put in May baskets to hang on the doors of friends, neighbors and loved ones on May 1, aka; May Day.

“May Day” can mean a few things – Like – Mayday, Mayday! ie; Help!!! 

May-day – noun – 1. an international radio distress signal used by ships and aircraft.

 

Kids dancing around the ‘Maypole’.

OR it could be an age old celebration of Spring moving into Summer – May Day dates way back to ancient times and is traditionally celebrated with dancing and singing and feasting and the like 🙂
In Hawaii May 1st. is called Lei Day… They eat traditional foods and celebrate Island culture. And yes, every one gets Lei’d! 🙂 Let’s go to Hawaii! 🙂

But for me, May 1st. is the date that I use as my planting guide! It’s the date that I start planting in earnest. Annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, melons, etc.!!! It’s on!

May 1st. is a GREAT date to start planting Annuals, Perennials, Vegetables, Herbs, Aquatic Plants, etc. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We had a long Winter & a cold, wet Spring so far, but fear not! May is where it all changes! 🙂
Happy “May Day” & Happy Gardening!
Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph# 731-424-2206