Carter's Water Garden

Welcome Helen Schult Garden Club, Pt. 1 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I speak for and/or host many Garden Clubs and Societies at my local Nursery, Garden and Design Center in Jackson, TN. I always love it, because I’m speaking to like minded people… Fellow Gardeners 😊 A ‘captive audience’ of the converted if you will. So I thought I would share this one on my blog. Here’s part 1 👇🏻

I LOVE to personally welcome folks to my Nursery and Design Center.

So it begins…

Stay Tuned for more 🙏🏻

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

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Throwback Thursday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

My son recently turned 18. LOTS of memories and emotions have been bubbling up 😭 one thing that I keep finding is pictures of him in and around the ponds & waterfalls. He simply LOVES them! So this one is my offering for Throwback Thursday.

Jacob has loved Koi and ponds since birth I think 😊 This was taken at the dedication to this teaching pond at a local school 16 or so years ago. This picture ended up on the “Ponds for Kids” booklet that promotes Ponds in schools. #Throwbackthursday

He was 2 in this picture 😊 This “Teaching Pond” is still being used to inspire and teach youngsters about science, ecology & even art. A BIG shoutout to the great educators that were and still are responsible for this school pond happening! Steve, Elizabeth & Christine – Y’all Rock! Keep up the good work!

Have a great #throwbackthursday!


Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
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Fall Fest. Video | Coming Saturday, October 12th. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Two (2) weeks from today is our Annual Fall Pond Maintenance Workshop & Customer Appreciation Day… aka : Fall Fest! Check out our promotional video! 👇🏻

WHAT: The 21st. Annual Fall Workshop and Festival
WHEN: SATURDAY, October 12th. – 9 am. to 2 pm.
WHERE: Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305

Y’all Come!

We will have:
– A Pumpkin carving class & CONTEST!*
– Treats for the kids
– A sale on water gardening products!
– A Sale on Fish and Aquatic Plants!
– Water Gardening experts on hand to answer all of your questions.
– A Petting Zoo for the kids! This is an AWESOME petting Zoo folks, so bring the kids out and Enjoy!
– Lunch from 11:30am.- 1pm.

* The pumpkin carving class is $5.00 per person (carving tools provided) Kids MUST be supervised by a parent to take part in this class. Please call to pre-register for this class as supplies will be limited. For more info call Jo or Sandra at the Nursery 731-424-2206 or e-mail at


Y’all Come!


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

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Friday Radio Report…

Great show today with the 180’Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass!

It is a rainy, overcast day but Christmas is in the air!

Come visit Carters Nursery for some unique Christmas gifts. Our most popular gift is a Carters Nursery Gift Certificate! Come by and get one today!


Al Overton of Overton Hardwood Floors was in the studio. He talked about finishing hardwood floors and the attention to detail that it takes to get a perfect floor finish.


Dan Reaves is doing a special Christmas open house at Grubbs Grocery tomorrow, Saturday the 15th. – Free samples & special gifts so don’t miss it!!

Come by tomorrow for the Christmas open house!


Gardening is still a relevant subject too! LOTS of chores and things to do …

  •  leaf cleanup!
  • composting
  • cutting back perennials
  • trimming trees
  • planting spring flowering bulbs
  • planting shrubs & trees 🌳
  • mulching & more!


There’s a HUGE event tonight (starts at 7pm.!) over at Lambuth college! You can get your tickets at the door – Check it out at the link below!

Support RIFA and come hear some great music TONIGHT!

Heres one of my favorite Christmas songs that I just ❤️! Even though it’s a melancholy tune… Enjoy 😊

Thanks for all the calls and texts!

Merry Christmas y’all!

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.!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
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Beautiful Pondless Waterfall | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

This Pondless Waterfall is located at an Event Center in the Chicagoland area. It was built a little over 2 years ago as a training event for Professional “Certified” Pond Builders, aka: CAC’s (Certified Aquascape Contractors) to learn more about Large scale water features. I am back in town for a yearly conference with my fellow CAC’s, (I am a Master CAC) and just had dinner out here by this feature and wanted to share it with all of you. The plants have all been updated and had time to fill in nicely. It turned out Beautifully! Check it out…


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


Stay Cool with Container Water Gardens | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

This is happening! 😊 Y’all Come!

Container Water Gardening is Cool on the Hottest Day! “Everyone wants a Water Garden”! Many are choosing a Container Water Feature for their home. These are easy to create, Very inexpensive and will fit in most any area. A Container Water Garden will Transform any outdoor space, a patio, deck AND even a room inside of the house with the sound of water! We will look at several different types of Aquatic Containers that you can use, LOTS of beautiful Aquatic Plants, Fountains and even small fish that you can keep in your Container Water Garden. AND we will put one together so you can see how easily it’s done!

Today we will host the final “Summer Seminar” of the season at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio. The theme is “Water” of course 🙂 Your welcome to come by and take part in the fun and the savings too (20% discount on Container Water Garden materials as well as Aquatic Plants!). Stay Cool with Container Water Gardens! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee.

When: Today! Saturday, August 18th. from 9am. till …

Where: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305

This class is FREE! Feel free to bring a friend. For more information call Jo or Sandra @ 731-424-2206 or e-mail at

Ponds For Kids a BIG Sucess!
April 27, 2009, 3:33 pm
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Saturday, April 25 th was a BIG day for the Students and Teachers at  East Intermediate School! My crew at Carter’s Nursery, Pond and Patio met Students, Parents and Faculty to help them construct a Water Garden/Out-door Classroom on their school grounds. We asked for volunteers to please bring a shovel and a hard rake, to remember their hat, gloves, comfortable shoes and Sun Block, AND to be ready for a fun filled day of HARD WORK!

We got  started at 8:00 a.m.  and over 20 students and many of their parents and friends, including some local Pond Club members came out to help!

This Living, Outdoor classroom will inspire and enrich the lives of so many young people for years to come! It will be a teaching aid for everything from Science and Biology to Art and Ecology.

Most kids just love getting their hands in the dirt, taking part in creating something, or just doing something different! This Ponds for Kids experience offered them a little bit of everything! They took part in designing and planning the pond, and with some guidance,  worked with tools, placed rocks and gravel, installed filtration media and planted aquatic plants. The opportunities for learning from this new Eco-System are endless and more importantly, they earned  a feeling of accomplishment at the end of the day for a “JOB” WELL DONE, which is Priceless!

Research shows that children who have POSITIVE interactions with nature grow into adults who really care about their environment. This interactive environment is a perfect way to let kids discover the reality of nature and feel that they have a responsibility to it and that they can make a difference regardless of their age or size. The only limit is the imagination. Here are a few examples of how this new Outdoor Classroom will enhance the curriculum:

Science – microscopic world to ecosystem function

Language Arts – reading and writing as interpreted through the setting

Social Studies – human impact on the environment

Art – expressing the natural environment in a variety of media from Sketches to Photography to anything you can imagine

Math – quantifying data

Whether living in the city or in the county, all kids deserve a chance to interact with the world of nature. Ponds for Kids will help instill a love for the environment with this generation NOW and for generations to come.

By helping us with this project we are building the foundation of the next generations love for the environment by creating an interactive habitat filled with the potential to change young lives.

Please give us a call if you are interested in helping with the care of this new Pond OR if you would like to find out how to get involved in this Wonderful program. 

Thanks ,

      – Mark Carter