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Sunday Reflections…

Today is a special day! In more ways than 1… Today, every American should remember the D-Day Invasion of WWII, June 6, 1944. That was the day that Allied forces invaded northern France by means of beach landings in Normandy. My grandfathers unit was there (Omaha Beach) and I have always felt a sense of pride and gratitude knowing what all those great men did for us 🇺🇸

Grandad was a Tank Destroyer in WWII. Today was a big day for the men that landed on the beaches at Normandy. Big day for all of us as well! God Bless America 🇺🇸

The other thing that makes this a very special day is that today is my moms birthday! 🎂 A very special day indeed! 💥

Happy Birthday mom! 🎈

You can’t send mom a Facebook Birthday message, because she’s not on Facebook 😊 BUT, she does read my BLOG … So feel free to drop a HB comment here if you’d like to. I’ll make sure she gets it 😊

Thanks mom for all you do! You are a linchpin! You hold it all together and make it all work. I don’t know what I would do without you 🙏🏻❤️

Happy Birthday! 🎈 I Love You! ❤️

“Thoughtful lady, that works so hard,
Always been there, my dear lifeguard.
Places others before herself,
Proud of pictures on her shelf.

When in pain, maintains here smile,
Multi-tasking, she’s versatile.
With all of this; time she finds,
Her love for us, constantly reminds.

On her birthday, just want to say,
I don’t know how, I will repay?
Eternally grateful, I hope she will see,
The greatest mother, she will always be.

~ Martin Dejnicki

Mark C.

Sunday Reflections…

My day started early… straightened up the house a little, straightened up outside and on the porch a little… Cleaned the grill real good, cut up veggies and sliced salmon filets, etc etc. Getting ready for Mother’s Day lunch is a bit of work, BUT, worth every minute of the effort! ❤️

Mom came over and ate and we all had a good visit.

I meant to get good pictures of the plated food before it was all eaten… Oh well, I guess it was good 😊 By the time I remembered, there wasn’t much left…

What’s for dinner? “Grilled Salmon with Mango salsa, mixed roasted vegetables, broccoli slaw, Mac & Cheese with bacon, and mixed fruit salad”. Y’all come!

I got a picture with all the moms in the room together. Pretty awesome if you ask me. My mom and sister and My wife and her mom.

It’s been a while since everyone could be together at the same time. So it was a great day on many levels!

“Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.”

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there! What would we do without y’all?!

Mark Carter

Mother’s Day Eve…

I don’t know about you, but I’m about worn out! We are hosting Mother’s Day tomorrow & Im finally sitting down for the evening at 10:30… Jo said it reminds her of Christmas Eve, with all the cleaning and cooking 😊 I’m looking forward to cooking for my mom tomorrow. How about you?

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there! What would we do without you! ❤️

Mark Carter

Special Days Worthy Of Note…

Today is a special day worthy of note. My grandad was in Normandy on D-Day and his group landed on Omaha Beach. He always said he would never forget that day! Another reason he wouldn’t forget is that today, June 6th. is also my Moms Birthday! 🇺🇸💥

Momma loves to laugh and have fun. I hope today is a great Birthday celebration for her! ❤️

Thanks to all the men that fought so hard for our freedom on this day! We lost around 4,400 men and over 6,600 men were wounded on D-Day alone! 

Thank you! God Bless America! 🇺🇸💥

Happy Birthday Mom! 🎈Thanks for all you do ❤️

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206

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Hump Day Koi Fix | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

How about a “Mothers Day”  Koi Fix… This ones for MOM!

Mothers Day at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

Today, Wednesday May the 6th. through Saturday the 9th. – Call us (731-424-2206) to make a personal appointment & bring your Mom by Carters Nursery to pick out a Koi for Mothers Day and save 20%! Happy Mother’s Day! 💥 Safe, personal service with a smile 😊 

We have a great selection of beautiful, healthy Koi available and they are on Sale! 20% off for Mom! Plus, she gets a Free bag of fish food! But, you have to mention this Blog Post! This is a Facebook only promotion! BOOM! 💥

Bring mom by and pick out a special fish for her pond! You’ll save so much money, you can take her to lunch as well! 😊

Bring your Mother by Carters Nursery Pond & Patio for a special treat | Jackson, Tennessee | I Koi! ❤️


“All I am I owe to my mother”

   ~ George Washington 

Have a great day with Mom! 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
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Sunday Reflections…

Mothers Day is here! A special day to honor ‘Mom’… How are you going to do that today? For me, my family is getting together at my house and I am cooking lunch for everyone 🙂 To me, spending time with my Mom and our family is the best!

I hope everyone is able to spend a little quality time with their mom and family today, and to let her know that she is special.

“Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children”.

~ William Makepeace Thackeray


Happy Mothers Day to ALL the Moms out there! Without you, there would be nothing!

– Now I’m off to the kitchen to make breakfast with my son for his Mom 🙂


Mark C.

Attention Saturday Shoppers – It’s MOTHERS DAY! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Saturday shoppers are Sunday Gardeners around here. As a matter of fact, today is one of the Biggest shopping days of the year for my Nursery! Everyone says Mothers Day with FLOWERS! 

Mothers Day is now a 23 (+) Billion dollar industry! 86% of Americans Celebrate this day and around 29% of us buy our Mom’s gift at a Nursery or Florist! WOW!

We are open today until 2pm. and we have some great buys for your Mother! ALL hanging baskets today are $15 each, if you buy 2 they are $12 each and 3 or more are only $10 each! Plus our annuals and perennials all have special deals too!

It’s Mothers Day weekend! Come in for special deals on -Annuals, Perennials, Vegetables, Herbs, Aquatic Plants, etc. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Get out and get busy getting YOUR Mom something special!

PS: If you bring your Mother to the nursery today to shop, you get an additional 10% discount on your purchase!

Happy Pondering!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph# 731-424-2206


Friday Radio Report | A Whole LOT Is Going On In Jackson, TN! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We had a really cool show today! Special guest – Kyle Spurgeon (President/CEO) Jackson Chamber, was in the studio today and talked quite a bit about the growth and future of Jackson, TN.

  • LOTS of population growth!
  • Great job growth!
  • Great Healthcare!
  • LOT of ‘Things’ to do for the family!

It was cool to talk & think about how far our little town has come! It was great for me to meet and get to know Kyle personally also! This is the 20th. year of our annual Charity Pond Tour that supports the Jackson Animal Care and Adoption Center! Kyle jumped right in there when we started discussing the subject and is already helping get the word out! WOW! That’s the power of local talk radio! Thanks Kyle!

This is the 20th. year for our Annual Summer Pond Tour! The Jackson Chamber is listing the event and helping to get the word out! 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

There were also several calls about –

  • Gardening – Can I trim my trees now? Answer – Yes! But only light trimming this time of year.
  • Can I fertilize my Bermuda Grass now? Answer – YES! It’s time to get started now!
  • What can I spray weeds in and around my shrubs? Answer – post emergent herbicide like Roundup (Glyphosate) works well. Just be careful to only spray the weeds. Spray on a dry, calm day with little to no wind! And always follow label instructions!
  • It’s gonna be HOT this weekend! 91+ degrees! It seems we went strait from late Winter right into Summer… Don’t forget the sunscreen!
  • The #1 Comment today was “Happy Mothers Day”! I agree, Mom is #1! This is a great weekend to come out to the nursery and pick up some plants and/or flowers for MOM! We have some BEAUTIFUL – Hanging baskets, Annuals, Perennials, Japanese Maples, Ornamental Grasses, Aquatic Plants, Lotus. Lilies, etc, etc… Come by and you will find the PERFECT plant for Mom! Bring her with you for a GREAT experience!

    Who else did one of these for their Mom? Don’t forget your Mother this weekend!

Thanks for all the calls and texts! This is going to be a Sunny, Hot weekend! Perfect to get out and enjoy the great outdoors! I hope you all have a great weekend and enjoy some time with your Mother on her special day!

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

Public Service Announcement- Mothers Day is this Weekend | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

PSA : Mothers Day is this weekend! Don’t drop the ball!

I don’t know about you, but I sure do love my Momma! She carried me for 9 months and brought me into this world. After that, the hard stuff started…

Who else did one of these for their Mom? Memories 😊

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring Mom! Her influence in ALL our lives is undeniable! Mothers Day is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. But almost EVERYONE celebrates MOM on a special day around the world!

I get my Mom flowers for Mother’s Day 🌺 NOT dead flowers 😊 Live, growing, beautiful flowers & I plant them for her or sometimes with her. Then she gets to enjoy them all season | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN 

This Sunday, the 13th is Moms special day, actually my Mom has LOTS of special days 😊 But this one day is on the calendar! This is a reminder to myself as much as you… Don’t miss this one! This one will never come again.

Peace & Love to Mothers Everywhere!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph# 731-424-2206