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Monday’s and Waterfalls…

I’ve been up since early, but never found time for my BLOG today… I normally try to share a Waterfall on Mondays, so instead, how about one of my favorite poems about a special waterfall 😊

“Whenever I plunge my arm, like this,
In a basin of water, I never miss
The sweet sharp sense of a fugitive day
Fetched back from the thickening shroud of grey.
    Hence the only prime
    And real love-rhyme
    That I know by heart
    And that leaves no smart,
Is the purl of a little valley fall
About three spans wide and two spans tall
Over a table of solid rock
And into a scoop of the self-same block;
The purl of a runlet that never ceases
In stir of kingdoms, in wars, in peaces;
With a hollow, boiling voice it speaks
And has spoken since hills were turfless peaks.”

“And why gives this the only prime
Idea to you of a real love-rhyme?
And why does plunging your arm in a bowl
Full of spring water, bring throbs to your soul?”
“Well, under the fall, in a crease of the stone,
Though where precisely none ever has known,
Jammed darkly, nothing to show how prized,
And by now with its smoothness opalised,
    Is a drinking-glass:
    For, down that pass,
    My love and I
    Walked under a sky
Of blue with a leaf-wove awning of green,
In the burn of August, to paint the scene,
And we placed our basket of fruit and wine
By the runlet’s rim, where we sat to dine;
And when we had drunk from the glass together,
Arched by the oak-copse from the weather,
I held the vessel to rinse in the fall,
Where it slipped, and sank, and was past recall,
Though we stooped and plumbed the little abyss
With long bared arms. There the glass still is.
And, as said, if I thrust my arm below
Cold water in basin or bowl, a throe
From the past awakens a sense of that time,
And the glass we used, and the cascade’s rhyme.
The basin seems the pool, and its edge
The hard smooth face of the brook-side ledge,
And the leafy pattern of china-ware
The hanging plants that were bathing there.

“By night, by day, when it shines or lours,
There lies intact that chalice of ours,
And its presence adds to the rhyme of love
Persistently sung by the fall above.
No lip has touched it since his and mine
In turn therefrom sipped lovers’ wine.”

~ Thomas Hardy

See y’all tomorrow 😊

Mark C.



Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls! Put One In YOUR Backyard! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Our first Summer Seminar of the season will focus on Waterfalls! – Waterfalls on Ponds, Water Gardens & Pondless Waterfalls! Crashing Falls! Cascading Falls… Waterfalls that splash and Waterfalls that flow…

The Beauty and Sound of a Waterfall is an Awesome thing! We are going to Showcase “Waterfalls in YOUR Life” at this Summer Seminar! Saturday, July 13th. 2019.

– Come learn HOW a Waterfall can change your life at our 1st. Summer Seminar of 2019

“Waterfalls! Get your feet WET!”

We will tour the Water Features of Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio and talk Waterfall Design & Placement. We will show you how you can “Tune” your waterfalls to make a pleasing sound and how you can accentuate different sounds in your Streams and Waterfalls. AND – we will Design and Build a Waterfall during the class! This is going to be FUN! Y’all Come!

Unique Waterfalls await you at this class! Learn more at this informal seminar Saturday, July the 13th. at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

WHAT: Waterfalls! Get your feet WET! A Summer Seminar by Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio.
WHEN: Saturday, July 13th. from 9am. till 11am (approximately)
WHERE: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305

The class is FREE. Please call ahead and register for this class. For more info Call – Jo or Sandra at 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



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

I just Love these eroded stones. Time and running water can erode and split most anything, including solid stone! We try to use these old pieces in our work to give a feature a natural look and feel. Many times it’s a subtle point of interest that doesn’t get noticed until much later. Then one day, months or even years down the road I get a call from a client saying they just love their Water Feature & then they tell me about a special little something they discovered in the stream or Waterfalls 💦 That is always a good day! 😊

Unique stones can give a water feature a naturalistic feel.

I hope this brings a little Zen to your 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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I ❤️ Pondless Waterfalls! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I ❤️ Pondless Waterfalls! I love designing them and I love building them! Everyone is a unique work of art 😊 But, do you know what a “Pondless Waterfall” is….? Your about to find out 💥

 

Pondless Waterfalls give you all the beauty & sound that you can imagine, without the maintenance of a pond! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee. Click on the link below to see more Pondless Waterfalls that we designed and built at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio.https://pin.it/m6vw3tqamfoeed

 

Once you see one, you can imagine one in your own backyard where you can enjoy it everyday.  We have several “Live” working displays at the nursery that you are welcome to come by and see at your convenience. “Low Maintenance Outdoor Enjoyment” is what it’s all about.

Thanks & Happy Pondering 🤔

 

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

I don’t know about y’all, but it felt like a straight up Spring weekend! Complete with a bluebird sky and even a few flying bugs 🐜! So, of course I ended up outside messing around the gardens & ponds 😊 I ❤️ It! I took this short video to share this morning, hopefully to extend this feeling of early Spring!

The Koi are out moving nicely too. I think they heard what Punxsutawney Phil had to say about Spring as well 😊 I’m ready!

 

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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Naturalistic Waterfalls | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio| Jackson, TN

Let’s try this again 😊 Yesterday I had someone tell me that a video I posted had gone bad. So I checked it and they were right, I don’t know what happened, but you can’t see it & I couldn’t fix it by editing… So, I figured I would repost it.

I really love this feature! BIG flow, naturalistic waterfalls and creek flowing into a lake. We tried to make this one look as natural as possible! Big boulders, moss, driftwood and natural stumps that look like they were put there by storms and heavy water flows, etc.. We hope you like them too 😊

 

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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Monday Morning Moment of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee
This is a Waterfall Feature we installed on a natural lake. We were going for a natural, native look so we used native mossy boulders and cedar driftwood and tried to conceal the source of the waterfalls to make it look like a creek up above is spilling over and creating this “Natural” feature. This is Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio’s “Monday Morning Moment of Zen.”

I hope this “Moment of Zen” adds a little something to your day! 😊

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio


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

This waterfall sounds so soothing. We sat and listened for a little while the other night during the “Moonlight Pond Tour” and decided it would make the perfect “Moment of Zen”. I hope it brings a little Zen to your day 😊

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



Friday Radio Report… | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Did you tune in today? If you did, you got a treat! FUN! 🙂 If you didn’t you missed a GREAT show! LOTS of calls and LOTS of TEXTS! WOW! Thanks for all the Love!

We talked a bit about FALL! Tomorrow is the 1st day of the Fall Season! The Autumnal Equinox…

The Autumnal equinox is the moment when the Sun appears to cross the celestial equator, heading southward. The day and night times are equal! From here the days keep getting shorter until the Winter Solstice on December 21st.

We also talked about the Moonlight Pond Tour! This is a rain or shine event and is a fundraiser for the Jackson Animal Care Center. 100% of the money goes to help them, so please come out and enjoy a great evening and know that you are helping the animals.

Saturday, September 22nd is the night of the Moonlight Tour. Moonlight Pond Tour tickets are $20 ea. (kids under 12 are FREE!). 100% of ALL ticket sales & donations go to the Jackson Animal Care Center!

Crepe Myrtle Bark Scale is becoming a BIG problem! Here is a link to info from UT to help deal with this problem –

We also talked about a promotion that we are running at the Nursery on Koi and other Pond Fish! It’s called “Fishy Fridays” and f you have been wanting to get some new fish at a great price, this is for you!

For the next few weeks 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

Thanks for the calls and texts and Thanks for a GREAT Summer season at Carters Nursery! We LOVE our customers and this whole community!

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!

PS: See y’all at the Moonlight Pond Tour! #moonlightpondtour

 

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



Streams & Waterfalls at Night | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

This is a short video of one of my Waterfalls that I shot last night. The lighting effects really enhance the feature and give it a ‘Magical’ effect! Almost hypnotic… As I watched it again I got that same feeling I did last night – I wanted to just curl up there and go to sleep 😊

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