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Sunday Reflections…

What a beautiful night we had last evening. We had our Luau party and the weather was just perfect 😊 So many wonderful people came and enjoyed a beautiful June evening in our Garden. The music was Awesome and the food was Great!

From prepping the food to greeting guest yesterday was filled with fun! The neatest reactions came from some of the kids😊 Kids LOVE nature!

Summer is just starting! But it will be gone in the blink of an eye 👁… I hope you can get out and enjoy the Summer season. In fact, let’s all make a point to do just that😊 Times flying by…

 

“Mine is the Month of Roses; yes, and mine
The Month of Marriages! All pleasant sights
And scents, the fragrance of the blossoming vine,
The foliage of the valleys and the heights.
Mine are the longest days, the loveliest nights;
The mower’s scythe makes music to my ear;
I am the mother of all dear delights;
I am the fairest daughter of the year.”

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

Have a GREAT Sunday!

 

~ Mark Carter



The Summer Pond Tour is TODAY! Let’s Go! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Today is the day! Tickets go on sale when the gates open at 8am!

Today is the day! The tour kicks off at 9am. And it’s going to be a Beautiful Day!

Don’t forget to come back to the Nursery at 8pm for an after party 🎈We call it “The Moonlight Luau” & it’s gonna be Fun 😊

Tiki torches, Kalua Pork, a Beautiful Garden & LIVE Music! The Moonlight Luau is always a great night!

Willi X will be laying down some sweet Luau Jan tonight! It’s gonna fun! 😎

Ok folks, it on! Y’all come out and help us make this thing a success!

Its a Beautiful Morning! 🌞

 

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… | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

It’s a gorgeous Friday morning & I am LIVE with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sir Sea Bass! We are at Rhodes Family Diner in Medina, Tennessee this morning with Big Steve from Carlock Nissan & Big Steve is buying breakfast! So come in Or call in to say Hi!

Call in from 9-11am to talk Gardening & Outdoor Living! 731-423-8101! WNWS – 101.5 FM | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

 

‘Live’ from Rhodes Family Diner in Medina, Tennessee! And – Big Steve from Carlock Nissan, is buying breakfast! 💥

 

Today is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. To put that in perspective let’s compare daylight hours today (15 hours 18 minutes) to the shortest day of the year (Winter Solstice at 9 hours 5 minutes) = a difference of 6 hours 13 minutes! WOW!

Get out and enjoy the Longest day of the year!

 

– Everything in the Garden is going Gangbusters! Get out there and enjoy the season!

 

Tomorrow is the 21st Annual Summer Pond Tour! Check out the infomercial-

 

We hope you will come out and enjoy the day with us and help us raise some $$ for the Pets.

Saturday, June 22nd is the Day! Pond Tour tickets are $20 ea. (kids under 12 are FREE!). 100% of ALL ticket sales & donations go to the Jackson Animal Care Center! | Get your tickets NOW at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tennessee

 

Today is “Fishy Friday”! ALL fish are 20% off! Boom 💥

For the entire month of June, 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

 

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.!

Have a GREAT weekend!

 

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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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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Friday Radio Report – Love Is In The Air! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Another GREAT show today with Dan Reaves & Seas Bass “The 180 Crew”! I have So much FUN doing this show! The old saying is definitely true – “Time flies when your having fun”! There’s just never enough time to get it all in… BUT, there’s always next week 🙂 So call early and call often with ALL your gardening, water garden and outdoor living questions!

I’m on with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass- every Friday from 10-11am 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.!

This week we had several great calls/questions!

  • Leyland cypress problems! Dead spots, etc… Why and what can I do? This has become all to common. This is a big reason that many are advising against planting Leyland Cypress all together. Disease has become common among the Leyland. Especially Bot and/or Seiridium Canker. Limbs turn yellow to grey and/or completely die. You can normally find sunken cankers oozing sap around the main stem. You can’t spray to treat this disease! You can only try to keep them healthy and happy… Including irrigating them during dry weather. Drought stress is VERY bad for these trees.
  • Do we still have flowers and hanging baskets? YES! We are loaded with beautiful flowers 🙂 Y’all Come!
  • AND the #1 subject today, was of course – Tomorrows POND TOUR!

    Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio’s ‘Parade of Ponds’ benefits our own Jackson Animal Care & Adoption Center. 100% of ticket sales goes to support their Mission in our community! 

    This is the 20th. year for our Annual Summer Pond Tour! The Pond Tour supports JACAAC – The Pond Tour Date is June 23rd. (Saturday). Tickets are $20 and 100% goes to support the cause! Please help get the word out! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

    AND the ‘Moonlight Luau’ is Saturday Night – after the Pond Tour!

    The Ponds and Gardens at the Nursery are Beautiful at night! We open the gates at 8pm. for the Moonlight Luau! Landscape lighting, Live music & Delicous food await! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN 

    Folks I am ready! My “Luau Get-up” is laid out and ready! Tommy Bahama eat your heart out! 🙂 We are gonna have a contest to see who gets voted “Best Luau Look” and the winner will receive a special prize!

    Thanks for all the calls and texts! I will see you all tomorrow around the ponds and Tomorrow night at the Luau!

Mark Carter

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



Carters Nursery presents the ‘Parade of Ponds’ to benefit the JMC Humane Society 6/25/2016
June 1, 2016, 4:13 pm
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Carters Nursery presents the ‘Parade of Ponds’ to benefit the JMC Humane Society 6/25/2016

I am EXCITED! This years Summer Parade of Ponds, Pond Tour will showcase many Unique, Custom Water Gardens, Koi Ponds, Pondless Waterfalls, Disappearing Fountains and LOTS of Gorgeous Landscaping! This is our LARGEST Pond Tour of the season AND we host our Annual “Moonlight Pond Party” in the evening after the Tour is over. This Self Guided Tour is located in Jackson, Tn. (Madison County) and is easy to follow. The Summer Pond Tour is a Fundraiser for the Jackson Madison County Humane Society. 100% of ticket sales go to them, so tell your friends, family & everyone!

Lush gardens & picturesque waterfalls await on the Pond Tour.

Lush gardens & picturesque waterfalls await on the Pond Tour.

The Moonlight After Party has officially become the… “Moonlight Luau”! We have had so much fun with the “Luau” theme! So, we are gonna keep it up – We will decorate it up nicely – complete with – Tiki torches, Hawaiian Leis, a Cool Band playing laid back music and we are going to cook “Kaula Pork”! WHAT is that you ask??? That means the Pork will be cooked wrapped in Banana leafs and spiced “Hawaiian Luau style”! Last year every bite was eaten! So many said it was the best pork they had ever eaten Thanks!
– ALSO – We want everyone to wear your favorite Hawaiian “Get Up” – Shirt, skirt, hat, WHATEVER – and come on out for a Cool Evening. I’m giving an award (& PRIZE!) this year for ‘Best Luau outfit’ – so have some fun with it

The Moonlight Luau is fun for the whole family. Come party on our private beach at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio.

The Moonlight Luau is fun for the whole family. Come party on our private beach at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio.

This Self Guided Tour is located in Jackson, Tn. (Madison County) and is easy to follow. The Summer Pond Tour is a Fundraiser for the Jackson Madison County Humane Society. 100% of ticket sales go to help them, so tell all your friends!

Summer Pond Tour Tickets are $10 ea. (kids 12 and under are FREE!). Tickets can be purchased at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio, ph# 731-424-2206. Each group receives a Map Booklet with detailed descriptions and directions. “A number of this year’s Summer Pond Tour stops are new to the Pond Tour, along with favorites featured in our prior Pond Tours” says Mark Carter, Owner/Designer at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio. “We are looking forward to lots of folks coming out on the tour. People will be Amazed by the wonderful effect these Ponds, Waterfalls, Streams and Fish make. It’s just a Fun day followed by a Beautiful night at our Moonlight Luau. The Moonlight Luau is my way of saying Thanks to all the homeowners & Pond Tour participants” says Carter.

Scout was a rescued puppy & now lives the Pond Lifestyle! Say hi to her on the Pond Tour :)

Scout was a rescued puppy & now lives the Pond Lifestyle! Say hi to her on the Pond Tour 🙂

What: 18th. Annual Summer Pond Tour & Moonlight Luau.

When: Saturday, June 25th. 9am.-4pm. – Gates will re-open for the Moonlight Luau – 8pm. till 10pm.

Where can I get Tickets? Call or come by Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio at 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305 for more info call Jo or Sandra at 731-424-2206

How much are tickets? Tickets are $10 ea. (kids 12 and under are FREE!). 100% of ticket sales & donations go to the Jackson Humane Society!

Thanks & I’ll see you here 🙂

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



Summer Pond Tour & Moonlight Luau 2015 – A benefit for the JMCHS!
June 8, 2015, 9:56 am
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Summer Pond Tour & Moonlight Luau June 27th. 2015 – A benefit for the JMCHS!

It’s Pond Tour time again in Tennessee and I am EXCITED! This years Summer Tour will showcase Dozens of Unique, Custom Water Gardens, Koi Ponds, Pondless Waterfalls, Disappearing Fountains and of course LOTS of Gorgeous Landscaping! This is our LARGEST Pond Tour of the season AND we host our Annual “Moonlight Pond Party” after the Tour is over. This Self Guided Tour is located in Jackson, Tn. (Madison County) and is easy to follow. The Summer Pond Tour is a Fundraiser for the Jackson Madison County Humane Society. 100% of ticket sales go to help them, so tell all your friends!

See the Water Gardens and the Koi at the Summer Pond Tour and Moonlight Luau.

See the Water Gardens and the Koi at the Summer Pond Tour and Moonlight Luau.

Back By Popular Demand – Again, this years Moonlight After Party will be called the “Moonlight Luau”! We have been having so much fun with the “Luau” theme! So, we are gonna do it again! We will decorate it up nicely – complete with a Sandy Beach, lights, Tiki torches, Hawaiian Leis, a Cool Band playing laid back music and we are going to cook “Kaula Pork”! WHAT is that you ask??? That means the Pork will be cooked wrapped in Banana leafs and spiced “Hawaiian Luau style”! We want everyone to wear your favorite Hawaiian Shirt, skirt, hat, WHATEVER – and come on out for a Cool Evening. I’m giving an award (& PRIZE!) this year for ‘Best Luau outfit’ – so have some fun.

We gonna have some LUAU style pork and we will  fire up the AOG grill & the Saffire grill too! Y'all come...

We gonna have some LUAU style pork and we will fire up the AOG grill & the Saffire grill too! Y’all come…

This Self Guided Tour is located in Jackson, Tn. (Madison County) and is easy to follow. The Summer Pond Tour is a Fundraiser for the Jackson Madison County Humane Society. 100% of ticket sales go to help them, so tell all your friends!

Summer Pond Tour Tickets are $10 ea. (kids 12 and under are FREE!). Tickets can be purchased at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio, ph# 731-424-2206. Each group receives a Map Booklet with detailed descriptions and directions. “A number of this year’s Summer Pond Tour stops are new water gardens, along with favorites featured in our prior Pond Tours” says Mark Carter, General Manager and Designer at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio. “We hope lots of folks will come out and be Amazed by the wonderful effect these Ponds, Waterfalls, Streams and Fish make. It’s always a Fun day and a Beautiful night at our Moonlight Luau. The Moonlight Luau is an appreciation dinner for all those who put their houses on the tour and for the folks who purchase tickets to attend the tour. It’s my way of saying Thanks!” says Carter.

The Moonlight Luau is fun for the whole family. Come party on our private beach at Carters Nursery :)

The Moonlight Luau is fun for the whole family. Come party on our private beach at Carters Nursery 🙂

What: 17th. Annual Summer Pond Tour & Moonlight Luau.

When: Saturday, June 27th. 9am. till 5pm. – Gates will re-open for the Moonlight Luau – 8pm. till 10pm.

Where can I get Tickets? Call or come by Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio at 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305 or call Jo or Sandra at 731-424-2206

How much are tickets? Tickets are $10 ea. (kids 12 and under are FREE!). 100% of ticket sales goes to the Jackson Humane Society!



Summer Pond Tour 2014 Video
June 10, 2014, 9:27 pm
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Summer Pond Tour & Moonlight Luau June 21st. 2014
June 3, 2014, 10:07 am
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It’s Pond Tour time again in Tennessee and I am EXCITED! This years Summer Tour will showcase Dozens of Unique, Custom Water Gardens, Koi Ponds, Pondless Waterfalls, Disappearing Fountains and of course LOTS of Gorgeous Landscaping! This is our LARGEST Pond Tour of the season AND we host our Annual “Moonlight Pond Party” after the Tour is over. This Self Guided Tour is located in Jackson, Tn. (Madison County) and is easy to follow. The Summer Pond Tour is a Fundraiser for the Jackson Madison County Humane Society. 100% of ticket sales go to help them, so tell all your friends!

The Moonlight Luau is fun for the whole family.

The Moonlight Luau is fun for the whole family.

Back By Popular Demand – Again, this years Moonlight Party will be called the “Moonlight Luau”! We have been having so much fun with the “Luau” theme! So, we are gonna do it again! We will decorate it up nicely – complete with lights, Tiki torches, Hawaiian Leis, a Cool Band playing laid back music and we are going to cook another “Kaula Pig”! WHAT is that you ask??? That means the whole hog will be cooked in the ground “Hawaiian Luau style”! We want everyone to wear your favorite Hawaiian Shirt, skirt, hat, WHATEVER – and come on out for a Cool Evening. I’m thinking of giving an award this year for ‘Best Luau outfit’ – so have some fun.

Unique Pondless Waterfalls and Fountains.

Unique Pondless Waterfalls and Fountains.

This Self Guided Tour is located in Jackson, Tn. (Madison County) and is easy to follow. The Summer Pond Tour is a Fundraiser for the Jackson Madison County Humane Society. 100% of ticket sales go to help them, so tell all your friends!

Summer Pond Tour Tickets are $10 ea. (kids 12 and under are FREE!). Tickets can be purchased at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio, ph# 731-424-2206. Each group receives a Map Booklet with detailed descriptions and directions. “A number of this year’s Summer Pond Tour stops are new water gardens, along with favorites featured in our prior Pond Tours” says Mark Carter, General Manager and Designer at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio. “We hope lots of folks will come out and be Amazed by the wonderful effect these Ponds, Waterfalls, Streams and Fish make. It’s always a Fun day and a Beautiful night at our Moonlight Luau. The Moonlight Luau is an appreciation dinner for all those who put their houses on the tour and for the folks who purchase tickets to attend the tour. It’s my way of saying Thanks!” says Carter.

What: 16th. Annual Summer Pond Tour & Moonlight Luau.

When: Saturday, June 21st. 9am. till 5pm. – Gates will re-open for the Moonlight Luau – 8pm. till 10pm.

Where can I get Tickets? Call or come by Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio at 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305 or call Jo or Sandra at 731-424-2206

How much are tickets? Tickets are $10 ea. (kids 12 and under are FREE!). 100% of ticket sales goes to the Jackson Humane Society!



Luau Pig
June 4, 2012, 9:54 pm
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Many people saw the photos of our last “Luau Pig”. #1 question has been WHEN can I try some of that!? Well the answer is…. June 23rd. At our annual “Moonlight Pond Party”! This years theme is “Moonlight Luau”. The party is free with your Pond Tour Ticket. Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt & come on out for a cool laid back evening.

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