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Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio Events 2020 | Jackson, Tennessee

Happy New Year! I’m not one to waste time, so here is a basic layout of 2020 events with Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio. I am excited about the 2020 season & I know you are too! 😊 We will kick the season off with our 22nd. Annual Spring Festival on the 1st day of Spring! Saturday March 21st! 💥 – Fun, Food & Flowers! Boom! And it just gets better from there ❤️ 2020 is going to be an Awesome year & I’m looking forward to seeing everyone around the Nursery and around the PONDS! Here’s to a Spectacular 2020!

Daylight Savings Time : Starts Sunday, March 8th, 2020.

March 21st. (Saturday) 9am – 2pm – Carter’s Nursery Spring Festival & Customer Appreciation Day! Something for the whole family! Workshops & classes, a Petting Zoo for the kids + GREAT FOOD for all! Come out and help us kick off SPRING! (Saturday 9amtill 2pm.) This is a FREE event.

Learning about your Ponds & Kids having fun 😊 That’s what Spring Fest is all about! Looking forward to seeing everyone this year on the 1st day of Spring! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

March 27th & 28th (Friday & Saturday) – Memphis Area Master Gardeners 16th Annual “Spring Fling” at the Red Barn at the Agricenter in Memphis. Come by to see our beautiful display and talk to the areas best “Water Feature Experts”.

April 4th (Saturday) – We will be setting up at the Tipton County Master Gardeners Annual Lawn & Garden Expo. in Brighton, Tn. at the Brighton High School. Come by and see our display and talk with our Water Gardening experts.

April 10th – Good Friday

April 12th  – EASTER Sunday

May 10th (Sunday) – Mother’s Day! DON’T miss this one!

Evening By The Pond (1st one is Thursday, May 21st at 6:30pm).
Come out and enjoy a laid back evening exploring a beautiful garden & relaxing by the pond. We always enjoy some good food, visit/meet friends & we always have an educational program on Water Gardens, Aquatic Plants, Fish OR some cool subject for all that come. We hold these little get together’s during the warm season so that you can enjoy the Water Gardens in the evening and experience the Outdoor Lighting. If you would like to come & enjoy the evening with us please let us know and you will be put on the e-mail invitation list. Call Jo at 731-424-2206.

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

–The first “Evening by the Pond” of the 2020 season will be hosted by Mark Carter & family at the Nursery Home on Thursday May 21st. at 6:30pm.
Address – 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305. 

May 22nd through May 25th – The nursery will be CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day. Have a safe, Happy Memorial Day weekend!

June 21st – Father’s Day! Let’s remember Dad!

Pond Tours in 2020
We are sponsoring two (2) Pond Tours this year; a Summer Pond Tour (June 27th.) & a Fall ‘Moonlight’ Pond Tour (October 3rd.).

I am excited about our Pond Tours this year! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

June 27th – Our 22nd 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.

Our Summer Pond Tour & Moonlight Luau is a don’t miss event.

~ 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!

July 4th (Saturday) – Independence Day! We will be closed in observance of the 4th!

Summer Seminars – We do three (3) every Summer! Come Take part in our educational Classes, Tour our Gardens and Ponds & stay for lunch with Mark Carter “Pond Guy” and crew for a great day of Fun and Learning.

July 18th (Saturday) 9am – 2pm – ‘Get Your Feet Wet with Water Gardening!’ will kick off our Summer Seminar season.

August & September- Date & Class TBA

October 3rd. The 16th Annual ‘Moonlight Pond Tour’ – This is our Annual Night Time Pond Tour! The tour always falls on a Saturday Night closest to the Full Moon!! This year the Harvest Moon IS this night! Don’t miss this Unique Garden Tour Experience! Tickets are $20 ea. (children under 12 are FREE!). Carters Nursery is “Pond Central” for the Pond Tour and we invite you to come by throughout the evening to sit a spell, have a drink & something to eat. Enjoy the Fire Pit and look at the BEAUTIFUL Garden and Water Feature Lighting.

My favorite event of the year! Don’t miss this year’s Moonlight Tour! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

October 17th (Saturday) 9am – 11am – Fall Festival/Customer Appreciation Day. Come take part in our Workshops & Pumpkin Carving Classes! FREE LUNCH for ALL that come! Petting Zoo for the kids! BIG SALES for the Fall Season for all that come!

We roll out the Fall “Welcome Wagon” every year at Carters Nursery for our annual Fall Fest! Y’all come!

Daylight Savings Time is over – Sunday, November 1st. 2019

Thanks, all of us at Carter’s Nursery hope to see you here! Call me with any questions at #731-424-2206. Here’s to a GREAT 2020!

 

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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Pond Tours in 2020 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Good morning and welcome to 2020! Another year in the making. Another Spring is coming! Another chance to get out in the garden! And, another chance to attend one of our signature’Pond Tours’! We will be hosting 2 Pond Tours this season –

The Pond Tours are Coming! I’m excited 😊

1st. is our Summer Pond Tour! The date – Saturday, June 27th! See the beauty of Water Gardens in full bloom! Lilies, Lotus, Forget-me-nots and more in full bloom! The Koi swimming up to eat from your hand 😍 Such a gorgeous day! Then that evening, everyone who buys a ticket is treated to a Luau beneath the stars! Complete with Live Music, Kalua Pork & more. All as a  benefit for our local Animal Care & Adoption Center!

Tickets are $20 ea. (kids under 12 are FREE!). 100% of ALL ticket sales & donations go to the Jackson Animal Care Center.

So many beautiful gardens to tour! This is one of the only tours of its type in the country, so come have fun with us!

From prepping the food to greeting guests, Pond Tours are filled with fun! The neatest and best reactions always come from the kids😊 Kids LOVE Ponds! 

Then our 2nd. Pond Tour of the season is our annual ‘Moonlight Pond Tour’! The date is Saturday, October 3rd.! This one is very unique! A Pond/Garden Tour at Night! WOW is all I hear all night long! A totally unique experience!

A beautiful picture from last Falls Moonlight Pond Tour! I just Love this Waterfall! ❤️ | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

This Pond Tour also benefits the Jackson Animal Care Center! Tickets are $20 ea. (kids under 12 are FREE!). 100% of ALL ticket sales & donations go to the Jackson Animal Care Center, so you know your $$ is going to help a worthy cause.

🌝 Come out and enjoy the Moonlight Pond Tour with us! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

There will be more info to come, but I wanted you all to get a peek at what’s in store😊 I’m excited about 2020!

 

See y’all around the ponds!

 

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…

I was up early to drink coffee and enjoy these wonderful morning temperatures 😊 We were up late last night seeing over the latest Moonlight Pond Tour event. What a wonderful, beautiful night! The weather was perfect & so many people came through to look at the Gardens & Ponds.

It was such a perfect night for a Pond Tour! I just Love this Waterfall! ❤️

Jo and I spent the majority of the night at the nursery selling tickets and visiting with friends new and old. We saw lots of family’s young and old alike, just enjoying being outside in the garden, under the Harvest Moon 🌝 It made me think of this poem by Carl Sandburg-

“Under the harvest moon,
When the soft silver
Drips shimmering
Over the garden nights,
Death, the gray mocker,
Comes and whispers to you
As a beautiful friend
Who remembers.
Under the summer roses
When the flagrant crimson
Lurks in the dusk
Of the wild red leaves,
Love, with little hands,
Comes and touches you
With a thousand memories,
And asks you
Beautiful, unanswerable questions.”
   ~ Carl Sandburg

Thanks to everyone who participated and donated to the Jackson Animal Care Center! And a very special Thank You to the wonderful Homeowners who allowed us all to stroll through their Gardens in the Moonlight 🌕❤️

Have a Wonderful Sunday!

 

~ Mark Carter



Tonight IS The Night! Join us at the Moonlight Pond Tour! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

The day has finally arrived! We have straitened up, checked all the lights, filled all the tiki torches & iced down the drinks  🍹  We are ready to enjoy a wonderful evening & night in the garden!

🌝 Come out and enjoy the Moonlight Pond Tour with us!

You can purchase tickets today at the Nursery until 2pm. Then, we will reopen the gates at approximately 6:45pm – You can purchase your tickets then if you haven’t already pre-purchased them.

100% of tickets sales and donations go directly to support The Jackson Animal Care Center! Help us spread the word & bring friends 🌕

The weather is going to be perfect tonight! If you’ve been wanting to get out for a perfect “date night” this is the perfect venue!

The Nighttime Pond is a mixture of color, light & magic! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Tonight’s THE Night! Y’all Come!

What: The 15th. Annual Moonlight Pond Tour
When: Saturday, September 14th. from dusk (7:30) 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
Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305
731-424-2206
https://www.cartercountry.com



Friday Radio Report | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Good morning on this Beautiful Friday the 13th! I am LIVE with the 180 Crew on 101.5fm! Call in – 731-423-8101 OR text to 731-277-5155!

Triskaidekaphobia is fear or avoidance of the number 13. It is also a reason for the fear of Friday the 13th, called paraskevidekatriaphobia or friggatriskaidekaphobia…

Call in with ALL your Water Gardening questions, Gardening inquires & Outdoor Living comments 😊 Cool season gardening is upon us!

  •  plant veggies
  • aerate & overseed fescue
  • fertilize lawns
  • plant shrubs & trees
  • get firewood together for bonfire 🔥
  • say a prayer for the Vols 🙏🏻
  • Most importantly- Don’t miss the Moonlight Pond Tour Saturday 🌕

We are on a LIVE remote this morning at Carlock Nissan on Vann Dr.! Come by and do a test drive, or just say Hi 👋🏻

Stop by Carlock Nissan this morning and say HI! They are also inviting everyone to stop in for a great deal! Plus – if you take a test drive, you will be entered to win $1,000.00! Plus… Even More!

The call in # is – 731-423-8101 OR you can text us at 731-277-5155!

Saturday night is the Full Harvest Moon 🌝 Come out and enjoy the Moonlight Pond Tour with us!

The Moonlight Pond Tour is tomorrow, Saturday the 14th.  The Tour will start at Dusk (appropriately 7:00 pm). Buy your tickets at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio.

Call the Nursery for more info at 731-424-2206 OR come by and pick up tickets at 2846 Old Medina Rd  Jackson, TN 38305.

Come by and get your tickets! AND don’t forget, today is #FishyFriday! 😎💥

Don’t forget to come in today to save $$ on some Beautiful Koi! #fishyfriday!

For the entire month of September, every Friday is a “Fishy Friday”! That means all of the fish you purchase are at a 20% discount! TGIFF! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Have a Great evening! I hope to see y’all at the Moonlight Pond Tour!

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.!

 

I ❤️ My Job! 😊

 

Mark Carter
Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305
731-424-2206
https://www.cartercountry.com


Join Us 1 Week From Today For The Moonlight Pond Tour | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

The 15th Annual “Moonlight” Pond Tour falls on the exact night of the Full Harvest Moon (Saturday September 14th.!) 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!). “This is a self guided tour and is just plain FUN”, says Mark Carter, Designer/Owner of Carters Nursery, “Each stop is better and more magical than the last! You will be blown away by the creative Landscape Lighting, Fire Features and magical Water Features that you will see on this Tour”! Carters Nursery is “Pond Central” for the Moonlight Pond Tour and we invite you to come by throughout the evening to sit a spell, have a drink & get something to eat. Enjoy the Fire Pit and look at the BEAUTIFUL Water Gardens and Water Features at night!

The Nighttime Pond is a mixture of color, light & magic! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

– 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. AND, 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.”

Tickets are $20 ea. (kids under 12 are FREE!). 100% of ALL ticket sales & donations go to the Jackson Animal Care Center.
Carters Nursery is “Pond Central” for the Tour and is stop #1. We invite you to come by the Nursery anytime throughout the evening to sit a spell, visit & have a drink & a snack. Enjoy the fire pit, listen to some music and explore the BEAUTIFUL gardens & water features beneath the Full Harvest Moon 🌝 | Get your tickets NOW at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tennessee

What: The 15th. Annual Moonlight Pond Tour
When: Saturday, September 14th. from dusk (7:30) 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
Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305
731-424-2206
https://www.cartercountry.com



Waterfall Wednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I ❤️ Waterfalls! This is another one of my favorites that I am offering up for Waterfall Wednesday 😊

I love this Waterfall that flows from under this old cedar stump. Come see it Saturday the 14th. at our Annual Moonlight Pond Tour | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Natural stone, mossy boulders & the perfect piece of decorative driftwood really help to naturalize a Water feature. This is my offering for #waterfallwednesday !

 

Mark Carter
Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305
731-424-2206
https://www.cartercountry.com