Carter’s Garden Blog


Displays at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Have you been to Carters Nursery and walked through our Gardens & Water Garden displays? We have all sorts of ideas just waiting for you to discover! Waterfalls, Fountains, Koi Ponds, Outdoor Kitchens & more! You are invited to come by and visit, anytime during business hours – 9-5pm.

Come on by baby! I’ll give the Garden Tour of your life at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio! Viva Las Waterfalls…

Check this little Water Garden display out. This one has been around for quite a while (25 years) & was my Grandma’s favorite 😊 We call it “Grandma’s Pond”.

Happy Pondering 🤔

 

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



The Growing Popularity of Outdoor Living! Revisited! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I penned this one several years ago but it still gets read and brought up to me. This one was published in Tennessee Gardener & I have had many Master Gardeners bring the article to shows and events over the years. It’s still very relevant today so I wanted to re-blog it 😊 I don’t have all the original pictures that were published with the story anymore. Let me know what you think. It’s all about Ourdoor Living!

Outdoor Lifestyle Areas allow you to really enjoy the backyard. A Pond, Patio, grill and garden area to get comfy is the Ultimate! This is one of my Outdoor Room displays at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tn. 38305

Living The Life Abundant

I see more and more people staying home these days… myself included. Instead of taking that trip to Spain, France or even Disney World, more and more of us are staying local and putting our time and money into our Homes & BACKYARDS! This is a huge trend across the country and it has been growing by leaps and bounds since 9/11. The trend has a name too, they call it “Cocooning ”.

It makes good sense to me! Instead of spending your vacation running around the country, spending all the money you saved, just to get back home more exhausted than before you left; Why not put your time and money into your home and backyard and enjoy it year round with your family and friends… Watergarden’s, Koi Ponds, Swimming Pools, Backyard Patios and Decks, Outdoor Kitchens with Herb Gardens and Pottery overflowing with Vegetables and Flowers 🤗 Sound good? That sounds like the ‘Life Abundant’ to me !

Lakeside Living at its Best

One of my clients recently decided to sell his beautiful home and build a new home in a local, private lakeside development. After I saw the lot I was as excited as he and his wife were! Living on the water is a wonderful thing! I was asked to work up a ‘simple’ backyard plan that would include a swimming pool with natural stone waterfalls, a watergarden with aquatic plants and fish, a stone patio with lots of space and a fishing area down by the lake. In other words, a resort right there in their own backyard. “Cocooning 101 ”!

We went to work right away and developed a ‘Concept Design’ for the back yard. With only a few minor changes we were ready to get started creating their new ‘Back yard Resort’. It was a fairly large scale job and the actual work took approximately 1 month to complete. We used specimen quality stone and nice mature plant material on this project so the first full season for this landscape looked like it had been there for quite awhile. Let me tell you folks… It changed their lives for the good!

This is a Google Earth image of the project that this story was written about over 10 years ago. Complete with a huge stone patio, large Koi Pond bordering/between the upper patio & the Pool deck/patio. An in-ground pool with a beautiful waterfall and jump rock & gorgeous landscaping right on the side of the lake. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Just Do It

Whether you live on a lake or on any average city street, you too can create a Backyard Haven that you will love coming home to each and every day. It all starts with a basic Landscape Plan; Sit down with pen and paper and do a basic sketch, OR call me, I can help!  Include a place to sit within the garden, a deck or patio, be sure to include a Fountain or Watergarden, definitely  some beautiful Shrubs and Flowers, maybe some basic Vegetables and Herbs in the Landscape or in a container like Tomato’s or Basil and Cilantro. Before you know it, you will be eating dinner out there every night. Your Lifestyle will change for the better – and you my friends will be living the ‘Life Abundant’ !

Thanks & Merry Christmas! 🎄🎅🏻❤️

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

When you have your own Fire Pit, every night becomes an outdoor event 😊 And when it’s a gas burning Fire Pit 🔥 there’s no wood to haul & no clean-up afterwards either! Just ‘click’ and a perfect fire every time! Here’s a little slo-mo teaser of a nice Custom Stone Fire Pit we built.

 

Here’s to 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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Fall Is a Great Time To Work On Your Outdoor Spaces| Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Fall is the perfect time to improve on your Outdoor Living Areas. Patios, Firepits, Waterfalls, Pergolas, Lighting etc… Designing and Building the backyard paradise of your dreams is what we do 😉

We have a couple of spots left on our schedule for the Fall season. Call now to get your project designed and installed by years end!

PS: Your gonna Love ❤️ it!

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

We had a great day Saturday at the Fall Fest! We kept the fire pit 🔥 going until well after the festivities were over for our own enjoyment 😊 I went back out late to make sure the fire was out & stirred the coals up good & the glowing coals just mesmerized me… No telling what you might see in those glowing coals.:. The fire pit sits right by the pond so you can really hear the waterfalls too. So relaxing, so… Zen

Have a great day!
Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph# 731-424-2206
www.cartercountry.com


The Nighttime Landscape is AWESOME! Check It Out! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Do you enjoy your outdoor spaces at night? I absolutely LOVE spending time out on the patio! Cooking dinner, feeding the koi, visiting  with friends, etc… The Moonlight Pond Tour is coming up in a few days (Saturday, September 22nd), it’s a great night out & it’s a fundraiser for the Jackson Animal Care Center. Get out and check out the nighttime world in the garden 😊

This short video intros you to a few of the possibilities in the Nighttime Landscape. You will see this place on the Moonlight Pond Tour. Y’all come!

 

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



Milestones! July 19th = 200 Days Strait of BLOGGING! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Yes! Today is day 200 of 2018! There’s only 165 Days left in this calendar year… Which leaves only 158 Shopping Days before Christmas 🎄 😳 The Milestone for me? I have successfully turned out a Blog Post every day this year! Bam! … I don’t want to kick up my heels too high or break my arm pattin myself on the back 😊 BUT, I really feel a sense of accomplishment with what this Blog has turned into!

Wow! I’ve been blogging part time for some time now (10 years), but this year I decided to go to a Daily Blog… I can sum it up in one word! FUN!

Now that I have really gotten into the grove of writing everyday, the task has gotten to be FUN! I look forward to writing. I find myself scribbling down ideas for future blogs all the time. Sometimes while writing a blog, another idea jumps in my head and I find myself writing another and another… Videos and pictures have become more fun too 😊

Blogging & Vlogging have become a daily habit 😊 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

If your reading this you probably know that some days have an assigned theme now –

Mondays are a video (Vlog) of a stream and/or Waterfall that We  built and it’s titled “Monday Morning Moment of Zen”…

Tuesdays and Thursdays I have been trying to do a Blog or Vlog On Outdoor Living, focusing on Outdoor Lifestyle Areas (Spaces, patios, outdoor kitchens,outdoor rooms, etc.).

Wednesday (Hump Day) Is ALL about KOI!

Fridays I do a Local Talk Radio Show (The ‘180’ with Dan Reaves & Sea Bass) and I follow the show up with a Blog about what was covered. I call it – The “Friday Radio Report”.

Saturdays I usually Blog about the Nursery and what is going on around the gardens.

And Sundays Blog is called “Sunday Reflections…” Sunday is a day of rest, reflection and time with my family. I try to share a inspirational thought, poem or memory.

I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has taken the time to read or watch my Blogs or Vlogs! Especially to everyone who has “Followed” my Blog! I have gotten HUNDREDS of new Followers every month this year! WOW! I have tried to make it easy and painless to follow my blog. I would like to ask you to PLEASE help me by sharing my blog with your friends and family. To follow me all you have to do is click on “Follow” at the bottom right of the page & enter your email address. You will be sent an email to “confirm” and BAM – your in business. You will receive my daily Blog in your email inbox.

I have received LOTS of feedback from y’all! Emails, comments, likes, etc, etc. Thank you! Remember, you can send a request or question. I WILL answer your inquiry and I will blog on it! Also feel free to call in LIVE on Fridays Radio Show to ask a question or just say Hi 🙂

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.!

Here’s to the rest of 2018! There’s still a LOT to accomplish and enjoy! 165 more Sunrises & LOTS to do 🙂

“Be mindful of how you approach time. Watching the clock is not the same as watching the sun rise.”
–   Sophia Bedford-Pierce

Thanks! 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