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Tips & Etiquette For The “Moonlight Luau” | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

It’s almost here! It’s almost time for my favorite Summer Event – Our Annual Summer Pond Tour! Tickets are selling and people are getting excited!

Pond Tour Tickets are on-Sale Now!! At Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio in Jackson, Tennessee.

The Biggest question I have been getting by far is, what’s up with the Luau… Whats it like? What should I wear? Etc… SO, I thought I would put together a little primer of sorts… A “Guide”, or  set of tips to help with communications and etiquette… So, here ya go – A Top 5 “To-Do” list for ya’!

#1 – Smile and have a good time 😊 Your in a Garden with music, good food and Wonderful People! And you all just raised money that will help many, many Pets! THANK YOU ALL! Much Respect!

#2 – Dress comfortably & with a “Luau Flair” if possible 😊 (see rule #1 – have fun).

#3 – For FUN, let’s try to use the words “Aloha” and “Mahalo”. These are both really special Hawaiian 🌺 words and they will both apply tonight.

“Aloha” means many things, but it mostly means Hello and Goodbye 😊

“Mahalo” means Thank You! 🌺

#4 – It’s Good Luck to take your shoes off in the sand, so feel free to venture out on to “CarterCountry Beach” 😊

#5 – Appreciate and Enjoy A Lei – At a real Hawaiian 🌺 Luau, if someone gives you a Lei, it is a sign of peace and friendship. Its a tradition that goes back to the Polynesian Kings, and Hawaiian etiquette dictates that you accept it and wear it as long as you are in the presence of the one who gives it to you. At our Luau – EVERYONE GETS LEID!” 😂

 

I hope this shines a little light on what a “Moonlight Luau” is and ain’t 😊 See ya’ Saturday 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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Summer Pond & Garden Tour is Coming! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

June 22nd – Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio Presents – 

The 21st. Annual Summer Pond Tour

Our ‘Summer’ Pond Tour (Always the Saturday after Father’s Day) is A FUN and Beautiful Day! This is a Self-Guided Tour and LOTS of Fun! Tickets are $20 ea. (children under 12 are FREE!). Carter’s Nursery is “Pond Central” for the Pond Tour and we invite you to come by throughout the day to sit a spell, have a drink & something to eat and look at the BEAUTIFUL Gardens and Water Features.

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

~ This is the night of the “Moonlight Luau!” Live music! + We cook fresh pork wrapped in banana leaves & spiced up “Kalua Style” and have a party beneath the stars! This is a DON’T MISS event! This party is also FREE with your ticket! Everyone is asked to wear your best “Luau Attire” & prizes will be given for “Best Dressed”! This is gonna be FUN!

Don’t miss the ‘Moonlight Luau’! It’s the best Summer party of the season! | Wear your best “Luau Attire”! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

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

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Come Join Us Tonight For An ‘Evening By The Pond’ | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Come join us for a ‘Evening by the Pond”

We have a FUN event this evening that I hope you can attend! We call these events – ‘Evenings By The Pond’ and they are a great venue for Garden lovers and Pond lovers to socialize together, talk and enjoy a bit of ‘Mother Nature’ in our little piece of PARADISE.

The Ponds & Gardens around the Nursery will be open for your private enjoyment & You are invited to come out & partake in some good food & fun.

Our ‘Evenings by the Pond’ are always great fun. The night lighting is FANTASTIK!

Shane & the guys will be there to enjoy the evening with us as well & to have an educational discussion on the lighter side about water features, so If you have a water feature and want to talk a little shop, or would like to see what one is all about, this is a great chance to find out. Bring a friend or two and come on out!

Give Jo or I a call at the Nursery at 1-731-424-2206 to let me know your coming (RSVP) and I will make sure there is plenty of food and refreshments for ALL! Come join us for a ‘Evening by the Pond” Thursday evening, May 16th. at 6:30pm. at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio – 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305.

I am looking forward to 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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Our ‘Evening By The Pond’ is this Thursday Evening at the Carters Nursery Home | Y’all Come!

This Thursday evening, May 16th. @ 6:30pm We will be hosting a little informal get together that we call ‘An Evening By The Pond’.

Come out and enjoy the evening exploring beautiful gardens & relaxing by the Waterfalls with the Koi.

We have this little informal ‘Soiree’ (“swah-RAY”), at our Nursery home after hours the 3rd. Thursday in May every year & its always Fun 😊 We will have some good food & refreshments, some music, talk & visit, plus an informal water gardening discussion & demonstration too. We will have the tiki torches burning & all the landscape lights going. And, the weather is gonna be Perfect!

– YOU are invited!
Please RSVP by calling 731-424-2206 or email your RSVP to Cartercountrysince1989@gmail.com.

What: An Evening by the Pond
Where: 2846 Old Medina Rd.
When: Thursday May, 16th. @ 6:30pm

This is a free event.

 

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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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Friday Radio Report – Fathers Day Weekend is HERE! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

WOW! What a great show today! We had a special guest today – Mrs. Laura Laman, ‘Herbalist Extraordinaire’! So we got to talk about all sorts of cool organic & homeopathic stuff! Things like –

  • Essential Oils and their positive effects on our health!
  • High PH Water and how it help cancer patients and YOU too! They sell it at our local “Grubbs Grocery”. The PH is 9.7 – 10 and it contains all sorts of minerals & things. It was interesting to find out NOT to drink it 30 minutes  before OR after a meal. WHY? Because it is such a high PH that it will slow digestion… Before bed was a suggestion of a great time to drink it. Grubbs has it in stock and it’s $1/gal.
  • There was a question – WHAT type of tree is a bonsai? He was surprised to find out that bonsai isn’t a particular type of tree – its a Japanese art form where you cultivate small trees in trays or containers that look like their full sized counterparts. You can use many types of plants to create a bonsai – oaks, beech, plum, azalea, pine, juniper, fig, etc… The word ‘Bonsai’ in Japanese means “Tree in Tray”. The art of Bonsai was developed from the older Chinese art of ‘Penjing’.
  • Our 20th Annual Pond Tour was a big topic of discussion. Several people mentioned and commented about the Pond Tour as well the Moonlight Pond Tour. For those that don’t know, the pond tour is NEXT Saturday, June 23rd.! The Tour starts at 9am. and goes until 4pm. Then we open the nursery back up at 8pm. for the Luau – LIVE Music, Kalua Pork & the most beautifully lit Water Gardens and Gardens ever! The Pond Tour is a fund raiser for the Jackson Animal Care Center. Y’all Come!

    This is the 20th. year for our Annual Summer Pond Tour! The Pond Tour supports JACAAC – The Pond Tour Date is June 23rd. (Saturday). Tickets are $20 and 100% goes to support the cause! Purchase tickets at Carters Nursery – 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, TN! Please help get the word out! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

     

  • Sunday is FATHERS DAY! Don’t miss this one! Dad is counting on ya’! 😉

Thanks for all the wonderful calls today! Have a GREAT weekend!

 

I’m on with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass- every Friday from 10-11am 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
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com



Spotlight – Upcoming Events | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We are past our Annual Spring Fest. and firmly into the Spring season. I want to put a spotlight on our next couple of Events that are coming up at the Nursery. I always look forward to getting the season going and now that it’s here, I want you all to be in the know 🙂

Our Annual “Evening By the Pond” is coming up –  I always host the 1st. one of the season here at the Nursery.

When? – Thursday, May 17th. at 6:30pm. Come out and enjoy a laid back evening exploring the beautiful gardens & relaxing by the ponds. We always enjoy some GREAT food, visit and meet with friends & we always have an educational program on Water Gardens, Aquatic Plants, Fish OR some cool subject for all that come. These little get together’s are held during the warm season and in different peoples backyard retreats. If you would like to come & enjoy the evening please let us know and you will be put on the e-mail invitation list. Call Jo at 731-424-2206.

We always have FUN at our ‘Evenings by the Pond’ events! Come see what Outdoor living is all about.
–The first “Evening by the Pond” of the season will be hosted by Mark Carter & family at the Nursery Home on Thursday May 17th at 6:30pm.
Address – 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305.

 

 

The 2nd. upcoming event is our Annual Butterfly Program!

Don’t miss our Butterfly Garden Workshop and Butterfly Release June 2nd. 2018. This is a Zebra Swallowtail – Tennessee’s State Butterfly | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

June 2nd. (Saturday) 9am. –11am. – Butterfly Garden Workshop & Release: We will have great information on creating your own butterfly garden, special butterfly plants & more!

The morning will begin with a Butterfly Garden Plant Class at 9am. We have Mrs. Betty Stephens coming out to teach you all about ‘HOW TO’ attract these beautiful butterflies to your garden with proper Plant selection. Mrs. Betty is a Master Gardener, a Butterfly Enthusiast & a wonderful resource to teach on the subject of Butterflies! She will start us off with a great Garden Workshop about Host Plants, nectar plants and how they work with the Butterflies in your Garden.
At 10am. we will all move inside the Butterfly House for a LIVE Butterfly Release! It’s so Beautiful folks! We will release a few groups of different species of Butterflies and we will have individual Butterflies that Kids and Adults will release. We will also have a Chrysalis Board with several different types of Butterflies! You can actually see their Life-cycle in action.
 GET HERE EARLY to get a good place in the Butterfly House! AND, if you want to release a Butterfly or want your child to release a Butterfly, call asap to get your name on the list ($5 each) – NUMBERS ARE LIMITED!

Kids LOVE this event! Call ASAP to sign up for a Butterfly of your OWN to release at the class on June 2nd.

Our annual Butterfly Release is a don’t miss event! Call to register and order a butterfly for you or your child/grandchild to release – June 2nd. 2018. AND bring a CAMERA! Don’t miss this one! Call for more info and to order a Butterfly to Personally Release (Only $5)! #731-424-2206 – ask for Jo.

Thanks and I look forward to seeing you at these exciting events!

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



An ‘Evening by the Pond’ with Carters Nursery Pond & Patio
April 29, 2017, 7:42 am
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Come join the Carters for a ‘Evening by the Pond”

We have a FUN event coming up Thursday evening May 18th. that I hope you can make it out too! We call these events – ‘Evenings By The Pond’ and they are a great venue for Garden lovers and pond lovers to socialize together, talk about their plants and fish and enjoy each others little piece of PARADISE.

We will fire up the grills in the outdoor kitchen and cook some great food for all that come!

We will have some good food to enjoy for all that come out to the ‘Evening by the Pond’.

Thursday, May 18th @ 6:30 pm Mark, Jo, Jacob & the Carter family are sharing their piece of paradise with YOU. Mark will be grilling for everyone & Jo will be making some sweet treats too

The Ponds, Gardens & Nursery will be open for your private enjoyment & You are invited to come out & partake in some good food & fun.

Our ‘Evenings by the Pond’ are always great fun. The night lighting is FANTASTIK!

Shane & the guys will be there to enjoy the evening with us all &to have an educational discussion on the lighter side about water features, so If you have a water feature and want to talk a little shop, or would like to see what one is all about, this is a great chance to find out. Bring a friend or two and come on out!

Give Jo or I a call at the Nursery at 1-731-424-2206 to let me know your coming (RSVP) and I will make sure there is plenty of food and refreshments for ALL! Come join us for a ‘Evening by the Pond” Thursday evening, May 18th. at 6:30pm. at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio – 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305. https://www.mapquest.com/search/results?slug=%2Fus%2Ftennessee%2Fjackson%2F38305-9436%2F2846-old-medina-rd-35.678236,-88.806277&query=2846%20Old%20Medina%20Rd,%20Jackson,%20TN%2038305-9436&page=0

~ Mark Carter