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Events in 2021 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Welcome to 2021! After last year’s debacle I didn’t want to waste too much time planning this years event schedule… so here is a basic layout of 2021 events with Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio. 

March 20th. (Saturday) 9am – 2pm – Carter’s Nursery Spring Festival & Customer Appreciation Day! Something for the whole family! Workshops & classes, a Petting Zoo for the kids + Snacks & refreshments for all! Come out and help us kick off SPRING! (Saturday 9amtill 2pm.) This is a FREE event.

I’m excited about Spring Fest. 😊 Spring is Coming!

April 4th. – EASTER Sunday!

May 9th (Sunday) – Mother’s Day! DON’T miss this one!

Evening By The Pond (1st one is Thursday, May 20th. 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.

Our ‘Evening by the Pond’ is fun and educational! Please rsvp so we will know how many to prepare for.

May 28th. through May 31st. – The nursery will be CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day. Have a safe, Happy Memorial Day weekend!

We can never forget their sacrifice.

June 20th. – Father’s Day! Let’s remember Dad!

Pond Tours in 2021
We are sponsoring two (2) Pond Tours this year; a Summer Pond Tour (June 26th.) & a Fall ‘Moonlight’ Pond Tour (September 18th.).

I’m excited about our Pond Tours this season!

June 26th – Our 23rd. 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 & a snack and look at the BEAUTIFUL Gardens and Water Features.

July 4th (Saturday) – Independence Day! We will be closed the 2nd., 3rd. & 4th. in observance of the holiday.

God Bless America! 🇺🇸

July 17th (Saturday) 9am – 2pm – ‘Get Your Feet Wet with Water Gardening!’ We are hosting a Water Gardening workshop at Carters Nursery to introduce you to the Water Gardening Lifestyle! Please call to register. This is a Free event.

September 18th . The 17th Annual ‘Moonlight Pond Tour’ – This is our Annual Night Time Pond Tour! The tour always falls on a Saturday Night closest to the Full Harvest Moon!! 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 & a light snack. Enjoy the Fire Pit and look at the BEAUTIFUL Gardens and Water Feature Lighting.

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

October 2nd. (Saturday) 9am – 2pm – Fall Festival/Customer Appreciation Day. Come take part in our Workshops & Pumpkin Carving Classes! Snacks and drinks + a 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 7th. 2021

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 2021!

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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2021 Events! | Coming Soon | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

I am working on our 2021 Events Schedule. I will publish it soon 🔜 BUT, I just wanted to let you know, it’s our plan to make up for what we couldn’t do last year! 😊 Stay tuned…

It’s 2021 and Spring is Coming!

Have a great evening!

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



It’s 2021! Pond Tours Are BACK! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Welcome to 2021! Another year is 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 plan to host 2 Pond Tours this season.
– 1st. – Our Summer Pond Tour in June.
– 2nd. – Our Moonlight🌙 Pond Tour in September.

I Love ❤️ Pond Tours! And I know that you will too. Getting out and exploring beautiful Landscapes and Water Gardens is always a Blast! 💥

1st. is our Summer Pond Tour! The date is Saturday, June 26th! See the beauty of Water Gardens in full bloom, up close and in person! Water Lilies and Lotus in full bloom! Beautiful Landscapes, Colorful Koi and the sound of the Waterfalls makes for such a gorgeous day! All the time knowing that you are helping Jacksons 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!

Our 2nd. Pond Tour of the 2021 season is our Annual ‘Moonlight Pond Tour’ 🌝

Come explore Magical Water Features by the light of the Harvest Moon 🌝 I can’t wait!

The ‘Moonlight Pond Tour’! 🌝 The date is Saturday, September 18th.! This one is very unique! A Pond/Garden Tour at Night! Incredible ‘Nightscapes’ await! Pathway lighting, Uplighting, Backlighting, Moonlighting effects and more! Wait until you see the Waterfalls and streams artistically accented with light! And the underwater world of Koi is simply ‘Magical’🪄 ⭐️
WOW is what I hear all night long! Such a totally unique experience!

The Moonlight Pond Tour is Coming! Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 18th. Come and enjoy a truly unique experience – By the light of the moon 🌝

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.

There will be much more info to come on these two events, so go ahead and mark your calendars now. You don’t want to miss either of these special events!

Thanks!

See y’all soon! Spring is Coming!

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



2021 is Coming! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We are at the end of 2020! As the last few days count down, I find myself doing what I always do this time of the year… Planning! Getting ready for next season! I’m hopeful that the coming spring will bring a more normal season for us all! Last years entire event schedule was ruined by COVID-19… NO workshops, no pond tours, no seminars, nothing got to happen. So, I’m really excited and hopeful, that things are going to be much different in this new year!

Every year I sit down and plan events with a fresh new calendar. This new year will be no different! If you fail to plan, your planning to fail! I’m looking forward to a better 2021!

We also plan to eat our traditional New Years Meal! Hog Jowl, black eyed peas, cabbage, greens, cornbread & more! These old traditions must live on!

I LOVE our New Years tradition of eating dinner with the family. We always have fried Hog Jowl, Black Eyed Peas, Turnip Greens & Cornbread! Plus much more … I’m ready to Welcome in 2021!

In any case, 2021 Is Coming, ready or not… Be ready 😊

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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The Magic Of Water Gardening with the Helen Schult Garden Club | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

I recently had the pleasure to meet the Ladies of the Helen Schult Garden Club in Caruthersville, Missouri and to speak for their members on my favorite subject- Water Gardening!
Any time I can share my knowledge of this wonderful hobby and Lifestyle, I’m in 😊

Practicing with my new selfie 🤳 stick…
The host is preparing to introduce me…
I did a video presentation followed by a Q&A and then we did a garden walkover/tour of the hosts backyard paradise!

The meeting took place at a local members beautiful home, that actually has a Water Garden (that we helped her with)… Her family really enjoys the “Outdoor Lifestyle” that I talk about all the time. Her backyard living area is second to none! Custom paved patio space with an outdoor kitchen, bar and sitting/lounging area beneath a custom Pergola. Complete with a Fire 🔥 feature, a Water Feature and gorgeous pottery and plants… Shang-ra-la…

The real star ⭐️ of the show ❤️
The Water Garden sits right beside the patio and provides views from all areas of the backyard. The sound is wonderful! And the Koi are growing and multiplying 😊
The sun was in my eyes when I took this one so please forgive the squint 😎 What a wonderful group of Ladies! Thank you to all the members of the Helen Schult Garden Club! Happy Halloween 🎃 And Happy Holidays from Mark Carter & Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio!

Have a great “Hump 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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Moonlight Pond Tour – Postponed… | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

2020 has been a tough one… As you know we have had to cancel all of our Pond Tours this season, as well as our other yearly events.


Sadly, I regret to inform you that we won’t be able to host this years Moonlight Pond Tour as well. 😥

It’s sad to say, but the Moonlight Pond Tour is postponed until 2021…
But, the Full Harvest Moon will still shine and I hope you will get outside and view it 🌝

October actually has 2 Full Moons this year 🌝 The Full Harvest Moon on October 1st  and The Full Hunters Moon on October 31st, which makes it a ‘Blue Moon’ 🌚 

I encourage you and that special someone to get outside on your own deck or patio and enjoy the coming Harvest Moon for yourself. Maybe a glass of 🍷 & a little music 🎶 


We are hoping and praying 🙏🏻 for a vaccine and an end to this mess… AND, We are making plans for 2021 Pond Tours and are Very hopeful about the future.

Thank you all for your support! Prayers 🙏🏻 for your health and safety as we go into the Fall Season. 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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Throwback Thursday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Throwback Thursday & I want to take you on a “Moonlight Pond Tour” from the past. The moonlight tour is my favorite Pond Tour of the season! This video was taken several years ago and it popped up in a Facebook memory. 



Stay Tuned! Surprises coming 😊

We hope to hold a Moonlight Pond Tour this Fall! Stay tuned for more info…


We missed out on our Summer Tour this year- BUT… Good News! We are putting together a Fall Pond Tour! I’m thinking ’Evening and Moonlight’! That way you can see the beauty before and after dark. More news to come on this so Stay Tuned! 

I Love #Throwbackthursday! 


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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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