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Memorial Day | Freedom ain’t Free…

I was sitting in my boat at the marina yesterday and I got into a conversation with a fellow in the next slip. I had never met him before, but it was like we were old friends. He told me about his uncle who went off to Vietnam when he was 18 years old. He was killed in action after 4 months and they sent his body back home. As he was telling the story his voice broke a bit & I think he started to tear up… He had followed him around as a young boy and his uncle was his childhood hero, lost to a war that he didn’t understand. He said ‘That is what Memorial Day is all about’! Paying respect to the good people who paid the ultimate price for our freedom! The real hero’s, who ‘Gave All’… We can never forget their sacrifice.

Have a Happy Memorial Day! God Bless America!

“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.”

~ Franklin D  Roosevelt

 

Mark Carter



Friday Radio Report…

Tune in today to 101.5 for the 180’! Sea Bass is coming at you LIVE from Carlock Nissan in Jackson, Tn! Call in with your questions & comments to 731-423-8101 or text to 731-277-5155.

Tune in to 101.5 FM every Friday from 9-11am to talk Gardening & Outdoor Living!

Big Steve from Carlock Nissan is inviting everyone to come by and take a $1,000.00 test drive! 😎

Big Steve from Carlock Nissan is inviting everyone to stop in for a great deal! Plus – if you take a test drive, you will be entered to win $1,000.00!

I am out of the studio today for a little R&R on the Memorial Day Weekend. Carter Nursery is closed through Monday in observance of the holiday as well. We all wish you a safe and happy holiday!

Have a safe, happy Memorial Day Weekend!

God Bless those that gave all so that we can enjoy freedom! God Bless America!

 

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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Seasonal Hours This Weekend at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

We will be closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday for the Memorial Weekend Holiday! All of us at Carters Nursery want to wish you a GREAT Summer season! We are open through Thursday till 5pm. Come on in and get those Shrubs, Mulch, Summer annuals and color baskets to kick off your Memorial Day!

Have a safe, happy Memorial Day 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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Memorial Day. Monday, May 28th. 2018
May 28, 2018, 6:29 am
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Me·mo·ri·al Day / məˈmôrēəl ˌdā / noun
A day on which those who died in active military service are remembered, traditionally observed on May 30 but now officially observed on the last Monday in May. By act of congress Memorial Day became a federal holiday in 1971. Many still call the day ‘Decoration Day’… Today we honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. “All gave some. Some gave all”.

Decoration Day

Sleep, comrades, sleep and rest
On this Field of the Grounded Arms,
Where foes no more molest,
Nor sentry’s shot alarms!

Ye have slept on the ground before,
And started to your feet
At the cannon’s sudden roar,
Or the drum’s redoubling beat.

But in this camp of Death
No sound your slumber breaks;
Here is no fevered breath,
No wound that bleeds and aches.

All is repose and peace,
Untrampled lies the sod;
The shouts of battle cease,
It is the Truce of God!

Rest, comrades, rest and sleep!
The thoughts of men shall be
As sentinels to keep
Your rest from danger free.

Your silent tents of green
We deck with fragrant flowers
Yours has the suffering been,
The memory shall be ours.

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 



Friday Radio Report – Memorial Friday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

What a Great Show today! The vibe was cool and the callers were many! LOTS of questions today!

  • How to handle nut-grass in your lawn – Spray with selective herbicide like Manage or Image (these may be restricted use chemicals? So ask for something at your local garden center that is consumer friendly and labeled for Nutsedge ie; Nutgrass.
  • Is fish safe liner any different than normal EPDM? YES! Regular EPDM rubber is treated with chemicals that deter insects, etc. and is TOXIC to your fish! ALWAYS make sure to get “Fish Safe” liner for your Water Gardens to insure your fish’s health.
  • How to control Poison Ivy? I use Roundup! Make sure it has surfactant in it. It will really knock it down. BUT, you will probably have to spray it a few times over several weeks to insure a good kill.
  • How to get a Zoysia lawn without spending a fortune? Plugging is a cost effective way. Make sure to keep your plugs watered daily until really “nailed down” well! Then water weekly as needed for the first season. After the first year fertilize and spray well as you Zoysia spreads across your lawn.
  • Is it warm enough to spray MSMA now? Yes! AND discontinue 2-4D (it’s WAY to HOT)!
  • When is the Pond Tour? Saturday, June 23rd.!
  • When do I prune my Azaleas??? Now! Selectively Prune and fertilize! I use milorganite and Ironite and they look great!

We also talked a lot about the Memorial Day weekend. This is always the official weekend that kicks off the Summer Season! Camping, Hiking, Cookouts, Vacations, Boating, etc…! But lets remember that all this happiness and freedom that we look so forward to comes from the blood and sacrifice of soldiers who fought and died for all our freedoms! Don’t forget to thank God for their sacrifice and don’t forget to talk to our kids and teach them that ALL this freedom wasn’t free! It was purchased with the blood of all those who made the ultimate sacrifice so we could live like this in happiness and freedom.

Remember
Someone’s child, left long ago,
A strange land,
Someone’s foe.
An unmarked grave, fields of green,
Resting quiet,
Just eighteen.
Winds of freedom, wash us now,
Remember him,
This I vow
~Victor C. Kleinschmit

Thanks to Dan and Sea Bass – The “180 Crew” for a GREAT show today! And thanks to all the callers and text’ers!

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.!

 

Happy Pondering!

 

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