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Tonight is the Night! The Moonlight Pond Tour is Here! | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

It’s Saturday morning, we are preparing to open the gates at Carters Nursery and we are counting down the Hours till this evening! The Moonlight Pond Tour at Dusk!

Tonight is the night of The Moonlight Pond Tour! The gates open today at 8am. We will be selling tickets to the Pond Tour all day until we close at 2pm.
Then the gates will reopen at 6:30 for further ticket sales and to start the tour 🌕

The 18th Annual “Moonlight” Pond Tour is tonight! And this year we landed on the exact night of the Full Harvest Moon 🌝 So everyone is in for a real treat! Don’t miss this Unique Garden Tour Experience! Tickets are $20 ea. (children under 12 are FREE!).

The lighting and the full moon 🌕 will illuminate the landscape magically ✨ But… Bring a flashlight 🔦 just in case.

– The Jackson Animal Care Center receives 100% of the money from the tickets we sell for the tour! We Love and Support our Local Animal Care Center and we support their Mission in our Community. Most Importantly, we truly appreciate YOUR support! Without the community behind this, it won’t work. So please come out and help us make this a Success. It’s a Win-Win – Enjoy a GREAT night out while helping a worthy cause.”

What: The 18th. Annual Moonlight Pond Tour
When: TONIGHT! 💥 Saturday, September 10th. from dusk (7:00) till 11pm.
Where: Beautiful North Jackson, Tn. in Madison County.
Why: It’s Fun, Affordable and it’s for a GREAT CAUSE! A truly Unique & Beautiful Garden Tour!
Tickets: $20 for the Pond Tour (no charge for kids age 12 and under)

Moonlight Pond Tour Tickets are ON SALE NOW at Carter’s Nursery! Call Jo or Sandra for more info at 731-424-2206

I’ll see y’all around the Ponds tonight! 🌕

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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Throwback Thursday Night | Moonlight Pond Tours of the Past | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Here’s a short video that I took at a Moonlight Pond Tour a few years back. We’ve been hosting this unique ‘nighttime garden tour’ for 18 years and running. This Saturday is the full Harvest Moon and I know it’s going to be the Perfect Night for a magical Pond Tour!

What: The 18th. Annual Moonlight Pond Tour
When: Saturday, September 10th. from dusk (7:00) till 11pm.
Where: Beautiful North Jackson, Tn. in Madison County.
Why: It’s Fun, Affordable and it’s for a GREAT CAUSE! A truly Unique & Beautiful Garden Tour!
Tickets: $20 for the Pond Tour (no charge for kids age 12 and under)

Moonlight Pond Tour Tickets are ON SALE NOW at Carter’s Nursery! Call Jo or Sandra for more info at 731-424-2206

#Moonlightpondtour #Throwbackthursday

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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Countdown to The Moonlight Pond Tour 🌕 | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

It’s Tuesday evening and we are counting down the days till THIS Saturday evening! The Moonlight Pond Tour 🌕 is almost here!

This Saturday Night is the night of The Moonlight Pond Tour!

The 18th Annual “Moonlight” Pond Tour falls on the exact night of the Full Harvest Moon (Saturday September 10th.!) so everyone is in for a real treat! Don’t miss this Unique Garden Tour Experience! Tickets are $20 ea. (children under 12 are FREE!).

– The Jackson Animal Care Center receives 100% of the money from the tickets we sell for the tour! We Love and Support our Local Animal Care Center and we support their Mission in our Community. Most Importantly, we truly appreciate YOUR support! Without the community behind this, it won’t work. So please come out and help us make this a Success. It’s a Win-Win – Enjoy a GREAT night out while helping a worthy cause.”

What: The 18th. Annual Moonlight Pond Tour
When: Saturday, September 10th. from dusk (7:00) till 11pm.
Where: Beautiful North Jackson, Tn. in Madison County.
Why: It’s Fun, Affordable and it’s for a GREAT CAUSE! A truly Unique & Beautiful Garden Tour!
Tickets: $20 for the Pond Tour (no charge for kids age 12 and under)

Moonlight Pond Tour Tickets are ON SALE NOW at Carter’s Nursery! Call Jo or Sandra for more info 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

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

No matter what time I get up or what time I get home, my Pond is waiting for me. My Koi are always hungry and wanting to feed. And my mind always needs a calming place of Zen…

It’s time to start another week… I’m ready!

Have a great week!

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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Sunday Reflection’s…

What a week… Work, rain, storms, heat, shipping delays, out of stock, yada yada… The ‘New Normal’ they call it… But, all in all a good week! Lots to be Thankful for 🙏🏻
My reward was the weekend with my lovely wife on the river. Boat riding, swimming, photography, beautiful sunsets and then after dark… Bug Watching! (yes, we are both easily entertained 😊)

A prime spot to watch bugs… Look at that line buildup! You don’t get quality bug watching like this in town! Lights a bit harsh though…

There are so many opportunities to watch bugs at the river! I mean, it’s kinda the only show in town 😊 #bugwatchin

We rode around giggling like a couple of kids, eating ice cream, cracking jokes and yes, watching bugs… I got her laughing pretty good 😊

Then we found this one, and watched for quite some time. She is pretty cool 🕷

What can I say, I’m a cheap date 😊

“Stood on the ledge of my sleepy blue sorrow
back from the edge, guess I’ll see you tomorrow
can’t lie, not the first time I’m thinking of you
but the night bugs are out, life’s distractions will do

I looked to the west as the day slowly fadyded 
turned up the volume of cricket and katydid
rhythm rubs life in the darkness outside
steer clear of the blue light or get yourself fried

With the zapper you took out the skeeters and flies
while spiders and ants faced the raider’s demise
yellow jackets and wasps, you chased from their hives,
but these night bugs are here for the rest of our lives
bittersweet bugs for the rest of our lives

Back in the house now, I roll down the screen
protecting myself from the lurking unseen
from the critters, which drawn by the lure of the light
make feast in their famine on food, flesh and fright

we handle the things that intrude in our spaces
the bugs in the dark and the unwanted faces
we roll down the screens and we listen to voices
those sweet summer sounds, and this night bug rejoices

With the zapper you took out the skeeters and flies
while spiders and ants faced the raider’s demise
yellow jackets and wasps, you chased from their hives,
but these night bugs are here for the rest of our lives

too many months have passed without hearing
the music which blends with the night bugs I’m fearing
I nearly lost hope for those sounds in my life
but these night bugs revive good ol’ summertime strife
bittersweet bugs, for the rest of my life

Stood on the ledge of my sleepy blue sorrow
back from the edge, guess I’ll see you tomorrow”

~ G Clair

Have a great Sunday!

Mark C. ❤️



The Moonlight Pond Tour is Coming | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We have been looking forward to the upcoming Moonlight Pond Tour 🌕  I have been out nightly, feeding my Koi and Touching up lights… I’m already thinking of Saturday night, September 10th…

Here is a little glimpse of the Gardens you will be invited to visit during this wonderful Nighttime Water Garden Experience…

Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 10th. Dusk till 11pm. It’s the BEST date night of the Year! 💥 The ‘Magic Ticket’! 🪄 🌕

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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Sunday Reflections…

We finally had some much needed rain! My lawn and gardens certainly appreciated it… Looking at the weeks forecast, there is a chance of rain almost daily, but temps are gonna settle into the 80’s for what appears to be a mostly normal August! It’s a very pleasant morning 🌞 Locust in the background, partly sunny and mild. The birds are singing, my oven is preheating, & I’m drinking coffee ☕️ trying to capture a thought 💭

I’m a coffee ☕️ cup collector of sorts… This morning I’m drinking from the Sunliner Diner endless cup… That’s right 😊 If you take this cup back to the Diner with you, FREE COFFEE ☕️…💥 Needless to say, pretty good morning 😃

Last night I started getting serious with my Moonlight Pond Tour preparation… Checking lights, adjusting things, trying a few new things out… Please let me know what you think so far 😊

It was HOT last night though! 92 degrees and super humid at 11pm 😯 When we got through Jo and I were both soaked and exhausted 🥱 It’s a good feeling to me 😊

Great end to a great week! It’s been hot, but it’s about to change…

“Seen from above, the canopy of oak and make and pine is pierced by the pond, which looks back at you like some green eye, knowing and ancient. The air above the pond dives into clefts of coolness, then rises up at the warmth of the margins. Down the path, filigrees of blackflies and mosquitos dance in the heat waves given off by men and women and their domestic fires. Joyous bats dart about.”

~ Grace Dane Mazur

Mark C.



Feeding My Koi

Every evening I make my rounds and feed my babies ❤️ Join me as I get started 😊

Man I love my Koi! ❤️ Y’all have a good 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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Waterfall Wednesday | Carter’s Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We’ve been straitening up around the Ponds getting ready for the coming pond tour on June 25th. I always tell my clients that when I install their Water Feature, they actually get 2 features! The Daytime Water Feature, & the Nighttime one… Me, I LOVE the nightlife!

I can sit by my Nighttime Pond and feed my Koi and listen to the Waterfalls and frogs 🐸 till I fall to sleep 😴 Its so relaxing and hypnotic…

Waterfall Wednesday was actually Waterfall Tuesday night 😊

The frogs are in full force right now! It literally sounds like the TN River in my yard 🐸

Enjoy Waterfall Wednesday! And enjoy your Waterfalls! And if you want to find out more about a Waterfall of your own, come by Carters Nursery Pond & Patio, we will show you the ropes! There is also an Awesome Pond Tour coming up on Saturday, June 25th that will introduce you to the wonderful world of Waterfalls 😊

#Waterfallwednesday

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, TN

I was out in the Garden late last evening. When it gets warm I have a hard time making myself go inside 😊 I captured this little video of a Waterfall for this mornings Moment of Zen… Hope you like it.

There is something about a Waterfall… It will grab your attention and all of a sudden a wave of relaxation washes over you and you are calm, cool and collected… I hope this little snippet will help you relax a bit too 😊

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

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