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Pond Tip Tuesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

The lilies and lotus are looking great! Buds and blooms galore 😊 But, if you want them to continue to perform throughout the season, you need to fertilize them regularly. They are heavy feeders! 

Lotus always steal the show! But if you want them to continue to perform into the late summer & fall, you need to Fertilize them regularly! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

One of the #1 things to do right now is keep your lilies & lotus fed (fertilized) to keep them performing into late summer and fall. It’s very simple to do! Come by and grab a container of Aquatic Plant Fertilizer Tabs. One of our team will show you how to apply the tabs and then Boom 💥 Your Aquatic Plants will be show stoppers all season long! 

We stock these for your convenience at Carters Nursery. They are super easy to use and work great! Keep your Water Lilies and Lotus looking great all season long!

So there is your Pond Tip for the week. Keep your heavy bloomers fertilized for season long performance! 

Here’s to a GREAT Summer season around the Ponds! 

PS: We offer weekly & monthly pond maintenance services including aquatic plant care. Call for details and a cost for your pond – 731-424-2206


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 ❤️ Aquatic Plants | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Aquatic Plants are so underutilized in my opinion. People with Water Gardens are in the know much more than your average gardener of course… But I want everyone to know how awesome they really are! Use them in Water Gardens, in Bogs, in Rain Gardens, in Containers, around the edges of field Ponds, even in your Flower Beds!

Here are a few images of beautiful Aquatic Plants. We carry most of not all of these at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio. 👇🏻

Bloody Dock – From Water Gardens to Containers to the flower bed accent – These are cool!

 Or 👇🏻

Society Garlic

Or 👇🏻

Aquatic Four Leafed Clover – Every day is a lucky 🍀 day!

or👇🏻

Scarlett Mallow – A hardy hibiscus 🌺 Huge Blooms comeS back every year!

Or 👇🏻

Everyone loves Iris

And 👇🏻

Corkscrew Rush for Containers ❤️

Or 👇🏻

Lotus – These always steal the show! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

These are just a few of my favorites! Try a few Aquatic Plants for yourself. You won’t be disappointed! 

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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Carters Nurseries Top 10 Aquatic Plants For Containers | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I have been speaking for several Garden Clubs lately. The Aquatic Plant List I have been using for containers has been very popular & I was asked to include it on my blog. So here ya’ go – A short “Top 10” of my favorite Aquatic Plants…

Here is a short list of Great Aquatic Plants for Containers | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

Top 10 List –

1. Society Garlic – Tulbaghia violacea
2. Pitcher Plant – Sarracenia
3. Corkscrew Rush – Juncus effusus

4. Lotus – Nelumbo lutea & nucifera

These always steal the show! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

5. Star Sedge – Dichromeena colorata

6. Taro- Colocasia esculenta

There are several great choices to include in your gardens.

7. Aquatic Four Leaf Clover – Marsilea crenate
8. Bloody Dock – Rumex sanguineus

9. Scarlett Rose Mallow – Hibiscus coccineus

A hardy aquatic  hibiscus 🌺

10. Aquatic Iris – Iris laevigata

I hope you enjoy these Aquatic Plant ideas! 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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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
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http://www.cartercountry.com
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Summer Pond Maintenance | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

My pond has been exceptionally beautiful this season! LOTS of lily blooms, the lotus have been showing out & there is so much lush foliage.

My Water Garden plants have been so beautiful this year! But to keep them looking great they need a little TLC | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

One of the #1 things to do right now is keep your lilies & lotus fed (fertilized) to keep them performing into late summer and fall. It’s very simple to do! Come by and grab a container of Aquatic Plant Fertilizer Tabs. One of us will show you how to poke em’ down into the root zone of the plant – Done!

AND #2 is to keep your aquatic plant growth in check! All this Hot weather has them growing like weeds 😊

  •  selectively trim marginal aquatics to keep in check and to promote strong compact growth.
  • remove yellowed unattractive Lilly pads & spent blooms to Promote new growth and bloom.
  • Keep Waterfalls & streams free and clear of excessive plant growth and debris! A plant dam will cause a leak every time!

Koi Love to be hand fed! If yours aren’t eating from your hand yet, try feeding at the same time daily and have patience, it takes a little while to win them over, but once you do, it will be worth the effort 😊 Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

– Enjoy your Koi! Feed them quality Koi food, but don’t over feed! Over feeding can cause water quality issues…

 

A little touch up now will pay dividends for the rest of the season! Get out there and enjoy 😉

 

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 – 4 Days Till Mothers Day | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I always try to remind y’all of impending dates and deadlines… Mother’s Day is THIS weekend & you may not have a plan…

Just a few days left to get something for Mom. Come by the nursery for a great deal on flowers and shrubs. OR better yet, bring her with you 😊

Roses, Hydrangeas, Hanging Baskets, Perennials, Culinary Herbs, Colorful Pottery, Garden Art, so many things that your Mom or the Mother of your children will LOVE!

“That’s alright Momma”, I’m taking you to Carters Nursery! Viva Las Waterfalls baby …

We will be here to help! 9-5 through Thursday. 9-4 Friday & 8-2 on Saturday.

Happy Mother’s 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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Aquatic Plants are HOT! FLASH SALE!!! TODAY ONLY!!! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We have a LOT of BEAUTIFUL Aquatic Plants and we are sharing the LOVE! TODAY – AQUATIC PLANTS ARE BUY 1 GET 1 FREE! *Lilies are buy 1 get any marginal free. 8am. until 2pm. – Today ONLY! Y’all Come! 

  • Lotus! But 1 get 1!
  • Water Lily Specials!
  • Aquatic Marginals like (Golden Club, Forget-me-not, Pitcher Plants, Cattails, Parrots Feather, Canna Lilies, Pickerel Rush, Creeping Jenny & MUCH MORE!) ALL Marginals are Buy 1 get 1 FREE!!

    Aquatic Plants are so beautiful y’all! The unique foliage and flowers of Aquatic Plants are almost Magical! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

    ALL of our Aquatic Plants are on sale today! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

    Our Lotus are included in this 1 day Flash Sale! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

    It’s a BEAUTIFUL day! Come get your ‘Nurseryfix’! 🙂

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