Carter’s Garden Blog


Waterfall Wednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I ❤️ Waterfalls! This is another one of my favorites that I am offering up for Waterfall Wednesday 😊

I love this Waterfall that flows from under this old cedar stump. Come see it Saturday the 14th. at our Annual Moonlight Pond Tour | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Natural stone, mossy boulders & the perfect piece of decorative driftwood really help to naturalize a Water feature. This is my offering for #waterfallwednesday !

 

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



Monday Morning Moment Of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Good morning 😊 This is one of my oldest Waterfalls at Carters Nursery. The moss and old driftwood stump really naturalize this Waterfall, and the sound will almost hypnotize you if you sit down and listen. It’s all about the Zen like atmosphere that it helps to create. I hope it adds a bit o’ Zen to your day…

Happy Pondering 🤔

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
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Monday Morning Moment of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Fall is in full swing. Enjoy this little Moment of Zen 😊

 

Have a great day!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
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Monday Morning Moment of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I had a great day exploring the Tennessee Aquarium last week. The displays are beautifully created! Great attention to detail is required to build a Feature that looks and feels Natural… The very top of the Aquarium is where the “natural” flow of water originates from streams & springs and represents a natural biome where native critters live. This area is home to the otters as well as some beautiful Waterfalls and streams. I hope this Stream and Waterfall lend a little Zen to your day!  

Make Monday a FUN Day!

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



Monday Morning Moment of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

This is one of my favorite Streams & Waterfalls here at the Nursery. We built this one around 18 years ago and it still looks beautiful today. The Moss has spread over the stone nicely and it sounds so good. This is my offering for your Monday Morning Moment of Zen 😊

Have a Great Monday!

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



Fostering Moss in your Garden – a re-post | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

The moss is really greening up nice this year! I LOVE Moss & foster it around my water features and landscapes. I had a conversation with a lady just yesterday about how to help her moss grow thicker and cover more area & I gave her my ‘Moss Booster’ recipe . So I am now re-posting this blog from a little while back. It’s about this subject & has the moss booster recipe.

Moss is the oldest living terrestrial plant in the world! Moss is a ‘Magical’ plant and is the perfect accent in the garden. I use it to naturalize and soften around waterfalls and along garden paths, anywhere you want to add a little MAGIC in the shade 🙂 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

“I do a weekly radio garden segment from 10 till 11am. Fridays on a very popular local news/talk show called “The 180” with Dan Reaves & Sea Bass. We talk about anything and everything to do with gardening & ‘Outdoor Living’. On Friday’s show one of the callers wanted to talk about how to make his moss better in his backyard. We spoke about the area for quite a while and it seems he has the perfect place for moss to thrive. He wanted a way to fertilize or feed the moss, so I gave him a recipe that a lady gave me many years ago that works well. MANY have called me, texted me, etc. & asked for that recipe – so here y’all go & I hope it helps:)

MOSS BOOSTER – Blend buttermilk (the older the better) and some moss (even dry or partially dead is fine) and mix well. You can paint this mixture on your stones and pottery to grow moss on them. Keep them in full shade and mist them a few times per week – in no time you will have moss forming.
TO SPRAY – You can thin this mixture with a little beer (Save a little for yourself 😉 … And put it in a pump up sprayer (You will want to remove the tip so it wont clog) then spray it around on your mossy areas and the areas where you want moss to take hold.

TIP – Remember, prep is important! Get rid of weeds and grass in those areas and after you have stared this process spray the area with water 3-4 times per week to keep it moist (but NOT soaking wet!).

I LOVE moss and I know y’all do too, I hope this helps!”

Thanks,

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



Fostering mosses in shade gardens
March 12, 2017, 12:08 pm
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I do a weekly radio garden segment from 10 till 11am. Fridays on a very popular local news/talk show called “It’s Your Turn” with Bill Way. We talk about anything and everything to do with gardening & ‘Outdoor Living’. On Friday’s show one of the callers wanted to talk about how to make his moss better in his backyard. We spoke about the area for quite a while and it seems he has the perfect place for moss to thrive. He wanted a way to fertilize or feed the moss, so I gave him a recipe that a lady gave me many years ago that works well. MANY have called me, texted me, etc. & asked for that recipe – so here y’all go & I hope it helps 🙂

you can transplant moss into your garden. You also use moss in my recipe.

Blend buttermilk (the older the better) and some moss (even dry or partially dead is fine) until mixed well. You can paint this mixture on your stones and pottery to grow moss on them. Keep them in full shade and mist them a few times per week – in no time you will have moss forming.
– You can thin this mixture with a little beer (Save a little for yourself :)… And put it in a pump up sprayer (You will prob. want to remove the tip so it wont clog) then spray it around on your mossy areas and the areas where you want moss to take hold.

Remember, prep is important! Get rid of weeds and grass in those areas and after you have stared this process spray the area with water 3-4 times per week to keep it moist (but NOT soaking wet!).

I LOVE moss and I know y’all do too, I hope this helps!

Thanks,

Mark Carter
Carters Nursery Pond & Patio
Jackson, Tn. 38305
731-424-2206