Carter’s Garden Blog

Waterfall Wednesday | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I posted about this Water Feature when it was newly built several years ago. This Large Pondless Waterfall was built by our CAC group (Certified Aquascape Contractors) at our annual Training Event in Illinois (Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio are Master CAC’s). This morning my son and I had breakfast by this Water Feature & I took this picture from my seat 😊 My contribution to #waterfallwednesday !

The Landscape has really filled in nicely. This feature looks and feels so Natural! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Training and keeping up with new technology and techniques is all important if your to stay at the top of the game! That’s why we work at constant improvement! This year I took a very important person to this wonderful training event so he could grow and get better too.

My son Jacob is working in the business now! He grew up in and around the nursery & our family business, and is learning more and more every day 😊

Even Greater things are yet to come 🙏🏻


Have a Great Day! More updates coming soon…


Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206

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A little different show for me today! I am in Chicago today for CEU training to maintain my Master CAC status.

We are Master Certified Aquascape Contractors | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We make this trip every August for training to keep our certification up to date. What do we do? We build Water Features. Take design classes. Learn about new equipment & innovations. Etc etc …

This was the “Advanced Build” at this years event. Always LOTS of FUN! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We also attend classes and keynote presentations. Many of which are inspiring. I called in this morning and spoke to Dan & Sea Bass and gave a Report on what’s happening in Chicago. Tune in next Friday for the Full report LIVE on the 180!

This is the 20th. Year that I have come to this event! This is a picture board of all the others for the last 20 years 😊 This years theme – “An Attitude of Gratitude”! 

Have a Great Weekend! And –

Happy Pondering!

PS: I Love ❤️ My Job!!!


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.!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305
Ph# 731-424-2206

Pond Crazy and Proud of it!
July 21, 2009, 1:56 pm
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I just got back from a yearly Symposium that we attend every year in Chicago. Pondemonium is the name of the event, it’s the Largest Water Garden Event of it’s type in the country and I wanted to share a very proud moment from one of the meetings we had there.

My nephew Nick is a Boy Scout, a very good one too! He is working on his Eagle Scout Project now, which is very important to him. Nick has chosen a local school to work with on his Eagle Project and he is to install a “Teaching Pond” on their grounds. This Teaching Pond will benefit kids for generations to come! It will be an aid to teaching everything from Ecology and Science to Biology and Art! I am sure growing up around the Nursery with all the Ponds and Water Gardens helped mold his passions for Ponds but I thought it was AWESOME that he choose to do something like this for his project. Nick started raising money to fund the project several months ago and has done a pretty good job. In his fund raising efforts he sent a letter to a colleague of mine named Greg Whittstock. Greg is the same guy who organizes and puts on the Pondemonium event I mentioned earlier….. Long story short – Greg responded to his letter with an invitation to this event in Chicago and Nick made the trip with me. Greg got Nick up on the stage in front a large crowd and had him tell the story of his Eagle Project. It was a HUGE hit! He got a standing ovation from the crowd of hundreds AND Greg did even more…. Greg gave Nick a complete Pond Kit as a donation to build his Eagle Project!!! WOW!!! This put him over the top on needed supplies and money and his project is NOW ready to go in!

I am so proud of Nick! Very few boys have the gumption now days to even join the Scouts and fewer put in the time and effort to make it to Eagle Scout! Good job Nick. AND THANK YOU GREG, YOU DA’ MAN!

Mark Carter