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Monday Morning Moment of Zen

Late summer, the creek is flowing, the sun is glinting off the water & the cicadas buzz. Sitting by the creek you can get lost in the rhythm… such a Zen feeling 🧘‍♀️  



This is the last week of Summer. Enjoy 😉 

 

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



A Break From Performance To Training | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

One of the things about running your own business is that things get, VERY busy! The old saying “If you want something done right, do it yourself” rings true daily… LOTS of hats 🧢 to wear… The daily grind can get overwhelming & you loose that line between your personal time/life and your business. 

Don’t let your business run YOU! Take time to stay organized & to train your employees and yourself 🤔

I am switching my focus for the next couple of days to ‘organizing and training in my Business. As a business owner you find yourself constantly Performing! Work work work, perform, perform, perform! DON’T forget to train some as well! That is most of our (small business owners) biggest downfalls… 

I made a commitment long ago to stay on top of Technology and of advances in my field. I also try to invest in my Team so that we ALL stay on top of our game! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I’ve got to go to my next “Zoom Room” meeting now, so I want to wish everyone a good day!

PS: I will be sharing a few things I’m learning now with you soon. 


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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 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

It’s Waterfall Wednesday! My favorite day of the week 😊 I just LOVE sharing pictures of what we do here at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio! I’ve said it for years and I’ll say it again- “Waterfalls are my business, and business is GOOD”!  Here’s a snap shot of a Waterfall from a recent project…

This picture was taken minutes after it was first plugged in… A new creation that produces positive vibrations 24/7!

Literally just brought to life, this little beauty will bring sound and life to this garden for many years to come. I ❤️ My Job! 

Thanks to all! Have a Happy Waterfall Wednesday! #waterfallwednesday 

 

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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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http://www.cartercountry.com

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Pond TALE Tuesday… | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I LOVE designing and building Custom Water Features! Many of my designs start with a story… Or a ‘Tale’ if you will. Like this one Today for instance… 

The Tale is, on my beautiful brides and my Honeymoon, we drove to the Mountains of East Tennessee. We had a big old time too! ❤️ One day in particular, we decided to get out and ride around and see where the road would lead us. Long story short, we took a picnic 🧺 lunch and headed down a trail into the woods … We ended up stopping by a beautiful stone creek with Several little Waterfalls and a perfect spot to sit down and eat. My wife Jo Was so struck by the spot that I sketched the little stream and waterfalls out on a napkin and promised to build her a spot “just like it” at home when we got back 😊

This is what I came up with based on my sketch and memory from that little spot in the woods outside Gatlinburg. Complete with Natural Tennessee Stone, driftwood and washed out stumps.

I have added a stone patio, a fire 🔥 pit, a grilling area and more, but the original Tale lives on 😊 We just celebrated our 27th Anniversary. This little Waterfall and Pond has brought us much joy ❤️ Heck, I’m still writing stories about it all these years later. 

Here’s a picture of the Waterfalls and Pond from opposing angles.



So there’s a sappy Tuesday Tale about Peace ✌🏻 Love ❤️ & Waterfalls 😊 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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Hump Day Giggle 🤭

The week is flying by and here we are at another “Hump Day”… Nothing helps to get over that hump like a Good giggle 😂

Flattening the curve OR just trying to adhere to local laws, wearing a mask 😷 is expected now. Even the catfish and Koi are doing their part 😊

Have a great Hump Day! And, don’t forget your mask 😊


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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 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

We do quite a few Waterfalls on swimming pools. We design and build each one individually. In over 30 years in business I can honestly say, there are no 2 alike. Which to me makes them all Custom works of art… 

Just turned it on. The sound is wonderful & the scale is perfect for the area. Now it’s time for a little planting.

Waterfall Wednesday is one of my favorite days of the week! It’s a day that I get to share our art with all of you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 😊 And I hope you enjoy this beautiful #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

What exactly is Zen? A client that subscribed to my blog asked me this question the other day at my Garden Center. 
Well, I told him Zen can be described several ways… When it applies to the garden it simply means quiet, peaceful feelings.

From the dictionary it’s both a Noun & an Adjective: zen : a state of calm attentiveness in which one’s actions are guided by intuition rather than by conscious effort Perhaps that is the zen of gardening—you become one with the plants, lost in the rhythm of the tasks at hand”.
I can say for a fact, that is the Zen I’m speaking of. It’s a feeling of peace and relaxation that I or you get from waterfalls, koi & gardening in general. Even a sunrise or sunset can give one this feeling 😊

The feeling you get watching the sunset over the water is a Zen feeling. There is something special about water… There is a bit of magic in it…

So many times it’s the setting or focus that helps you achieve this Zen… Another friend sent me a photo that his daughter took of their Waterfall. I think you will feel the Zen form this photo as I did 👇🏻

A friends daughter took this picture. I can tell that she knows the meaning of Zen already 😊

I hope you all have a wonderful morning and a great week ahead! 

 

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 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Good morning! It’s Waterfall Wednesday 😊 

A LOT of my inspiration comes from Nature! I have learned so much from observing natural waterfalls and streams!

I was thinking a lot about why I Love ❤️ waterfalls so much. And also where I get my inspiration to design and build them. It really comes from a love of nature. Streams and creeks and natural waterfalls are always the most beautiful! My goal is to replicate them. To design and build a Water Feature in your backyard that looks, sounds and feels like a natural, organic Waterfall… That’s our goal! 
Today is #waterfallwednesday, I couldn’t narrow down just one image that felt complete today, so here are several 😊 Click on this link and check em out 👇🏻

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Have a great, Waterfall Wednesday!

 

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…

Short and sweet today –

Happy Mother’s Day! 

Thank God for Mother’s ❤️

Here are a few moms in my life ..

The three most important lady’s in my life in this picture. – ALL Mothers! My Mom, My Wife & My Sister 😊 Happy Mother’s Day! ❤️

“Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children”

   ~ William Makepeace Thackeray 

 Have a wonderful day! 

 

 Mark Carter



Friday Report | Carters Nursery | Jackson, Tennessee

I am on assignment today & will not be making my normal Friday Radio appearance with the 180 Crew. BUT, still tune into 101.5fm to hear the “Best In LIVE Local Radio”! 

Spring is in FULL swing! Get out in YOUR yard and enjoy 😊

 

God Bless America! 🇺🇸💥

 

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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