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Late Winter/Early Spring Commercial | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Ok, we are in the “Foothills of Spring”! Soon, the sky will clear, the temps will warm & the whole world will come alive again! That first nice weekend, the phone starts ringing, and it don’t slow down until Late Fall 😊 Are you ready?

I Love watching the seasons change in the gardens around the Nursery! It won’t be long now till Spring is Ushered in 😊 Get on the schedule now to insure your projects completion in time to enjoy the Spring season. Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

 

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
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A Koi Story for Today | What Does Koi Mean in Japanese? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

If you don’t have a Water Garden & keep Koi, you don’t understand how attached you get to your Pond & Fish! You just don’t understand how going out and interacting with your fish and hearing that waterfall literally takes you to another place… Almost instantly, you calm down… Your blood pressure goes down… Your breathing smooths out… It’s like… Magic! I Love My Pond & I LOVE my Koi!

Love your Koi & keep your Koi happy and healthy as we transition into Spring by feeding them quality Cool Temperature Koi Food | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee | I ❤️ Koi!

As you know Koi are huge in the culture of Japan. I love learning more about Japan & about Koi. I’ve been blogging about Koi every Wednesday for the last year & have learned a lot of things in the process. I have also tried to pass along some good information to you through my BLOG.  One thing I have had fun learning more about is their language & about Kanji – what is kanji you ask?

kan·ji
/ˈkänjē/
noun – a system of Japanese writing using Chinese characters.

I wanted to share a similarity that I thought was Awesome! The word Koi in English means decorative carp of course. But in Japanese it has more than 1 meaning, and it makes complete & total sense to me 😊

This Kanji means Koi. It’s also the Kanji for Love ❤️ Makes sense to me 😊

恋は盲目
Koi wa moumoku / Love is Blind!

恋に師匠なし
Koi ni shishou nashi / Love needs no teaching

Both have the common Kanji 

Koi &/or Love…

Isn’t that cool?! 😎 Going to the Koi pond is truly going out for a dose of LOVE! Bam! 💥 Write this down! – “KOI = LOVE”!

 

Happy Pondering!  🤔

 

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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Friday Radio Report…

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
http://www.cartercountry.com



THE MOONLIGHT POND TOUR BENEFITS THE JACKSON ANIMAL CARE CENTER & SHINES BY THE LIGHT OF THE HARVEST MOON!

Saturday, September 22nd. – Join Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio & The Jackson Animal Care Center for the :

14th. Annual Moonlight Pond Tour 

Enjoy a ’Magical Night’ exploring private gardens at this Unique Garden Tour. This is our annual Fall Pond Tour Fundraiser for the Jackson Animal Care Center! The Moonlight Pond Tour always falls on the Saturday night closest to the full Harvest moon! Don’t miss this unique garden tour experience.

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 and explore the BEAUTIFUL gardens & water features beneith the Full Harvest Moon  🌕

See breathtaking night lighting effects on the Moonlight Pond Tour with Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

This Water Garden Tour was founded and is hosted each year by Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio of Jackson, TN (Madison County), and benefits the Jackson Animal Care Group.

The Moonlight Pond Tour takes place each Fall and coincides with the Full Moon (the Harvest Moon). The Moonlight Pond Tour showcases Water Gardens, Pondless Waterfalls, Disappearing Fountains, Koi Ponds & more, all under a Gorgeous ‘Moonlit sky’ & enhanced by AWESOME Landscape Lighting | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

“People LOVE this event” says Mark Carter, Owner/Landscape Designer at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio. “This Tour is unique. Many people have never been on a Garden Tour,  much less a Pond Tour, PLUS – This tour is at NIGHT! Once you see the Lighting effects and the Waterfalls shimmering & glowing and the brightly colored fish gliding through the Underwater Lights, you are blown away. This is a great night out with the family and/or a Wonderful Date Night” says Carter.

Now in its 14th year, The Moonlight Pond Tour features favorite Ponds from years past along with some awesome new Water Features to enjoy. This is a self guided tour and is easy to follow, so relax and have some FUN.

“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 Adoption 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.”

What: The 14th. Annual Moonlight Pond Tour

When: Saturday, September 22nd. 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
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305
Ph# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com



WHAT is the Moonlight Luau? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I was just talking to a couple at the Nursery who bought some Pond Tour tickets. They are excited about going on the Tour! They want a Water Garden of their own and are hoping to get some ideas on the Pond Tour 🙂 That made me happy too! I LOVE it when folks do their homework and learn about the possibility’s before I come to meet with them to design the Water Garden of their dreams! They have been wanting to go on the Pond Tour for several years now and FINALLY have a free weekend to attend. As they were leaving I said, don’t miss the Moonlight Luau, it’s gonna be fun! They looked puzzled… WHAT is the Moonlight Luau they asked?

The Ponds and Gardens at the Nursery are Beautiful at night! We open the gates at 8pm. for the Moonlight Luau! Landscape lighting, Tiki Torches, Live music & Delicous food await! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

The ‘Moonlight Luau’ is an appreciation dinner. It’s a Party under the stars. It’s a magical night in the garden with tiki’s & lighting and glowing pools and sparkling waterfalls… LIVE music! AND – Did I mention food? YES! The main course is Kalua Pork! Hawaiian Style!

 

The evolution of a Kalua Pig. Fresh fruits & veggies along with fresh banana leaves give the meat a very unique and delicious taste!

This party is very special to me. It’s my way of saying ‘Thanks’ to all the homeowners who have allowed us all to tour their gardens AND to all the people who contributed to this very worthwhile cause.

Good food, music, friends & family are what always make this a special night 😊

PLUS – The ‘Moonlight Luau’ is FREE with your ticket! Some buy the ticket just for the Luau 🙂

Happy Pondering! I’ll see y’all at the Moonlight Luau!

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



T-Minus 1 Week and Counting! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Is this year flying by or is it just me? Any way you slice it, we are only 1 week from our annual ‘Parade of Ponds’ Garden Tour!

Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio’s ‘Parade of Ponds’ benefits our own Jackson Animal Care & Adoption Center. 100% of ticket sales goes to support their Mission in our community!

This years Summer Pond Tour will showcase many unique, custom Water Gardens, Koi Ponds, Pondless Waterfalls, Disappearing Fountains and of course LOTS of gorgeous Landscaping! This Self Guided Tour is located in Jackson, TN. (Madison County) and is easy to follow. The Summer Pond Tour is a fundraiser for the Jackson Animal Care & Adoption Center. 100% of ticket sales go to help them, so tell all your friends! 

Stop by “Pond Central” at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio during the Pond Tour and say “Hi”! Get a drink and a snack and regroup throughout the day.

Summer Pond Tour Tickets are $20 ea. (kids 12 and under are FREE!). Tickets can be purchased at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio, PH# 731-424-2206. Each group receives a Map Booklet with detailed descriptions and directions. “A number of this year’s Summer Pond Tour stops are new water gardens, along with favorites featured in our prior Pond Tours” says Mark Carter, Owner & Landscape Designer at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio. “We hope lots of folks will come out and be Amazed by the wonderful effect these Ponds, Waterfalls, Streams and Fish make. It’s always a Fun day and a Beautiful night at our Moonlight Luau. The Moonlight Luau is an appreciation dinner for all those who put their houses on the tour and for the folks who purchase tickets to attend the tour. It’s our way of saying “Thank You!” says Carter.

We will have the beach and food ready for the ‘Moonlight Luau’ to open at 8pm.! LIVE music by Wild Willi X! The Luau is FREE to pond tour attendees.

Don’t miss the “Moonlight Luau”! We always have a GREAT time at the after party at the Nursery! The party has an informal “Luau” theme – AND it’s included in your ticket price! We decorate the Nursery with a Sandy Beach, LOTS of Landscape Lights, Tiki torches, Hawaiian leis AND we cook “Kalua Pork” with all the fixings! WHAT is Kalua Pork, you ask??? Kalua Pork is cooked SLOW, wrapped in Banana leafs, rubbed with spices & infused with tropical fruit juices – Kalua is “Hawaiian Luau style”! 🙂

  • We invite everyone to wear your favorite Hawaiian Shirt, skirt, hat, WHATEVER – and come on out for a Cool Evening. I’m giving an award (& PRIZES) this year for ‘Best Luau outfit’ 🙂 – so have some fun.

I am SO Excited about this Pond Tour and PARTY! Y’all come and help us make this a success for the Jackson Animal Care Center! See ya’ next Saturday!

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! Please help get the word out! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

PS: Please share this info to your social media pages to help spread the word! 🙂

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



T-Minus 2 Weeks and Counting! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio Presents The 20th. Annual “Parade of Ponds”

Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio’s ‘Parade of Ponds’ benefits our own Jackson Animal Care & Adoption Center. 100% of ticket sales goes to support their Mission in our community!

https://www.facebook.com/JacksonAnimalCareCenter/

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! Please help get the word out! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

This years Summer Pond Tour will showcase many unique, custom Water Gardens, Koi Ponds, Pondless Waterfalls, Disappearing Fountains and of course LOTS of gorgeous Landscaping! This Self Guided Tour is located in Jackson, TN. (Madison County) and is easy to follow. The Summer Pond Tour is a fundraiser for the Jackson Animal Care & Adoption Center. 100% of ticket sales go to help them, so tell all your friends!

Carter’s Nursery is “Pond Central” for this Garden/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.

Stop by “Pond Central” at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio during the Pond Tour and say “Hi”! Get a drink and a snack and regroup throughout the day.

Don’t miss the “Moonlight Luau”! We always have a GREAT time at the after party at the Nursery! The party has an informal “Luau” theme – AND it’s included in your ticket price! We decorate the Nursery with a Sandy Beach, LOTS of Landscape Lights, Tiki torches, Hawaiian leis AND we cook “Kalua Pork” with all the fixings! WHAT is Kalua Pork, you ask??? Kalua Pork is cooked SLOW, wrapped in Banana leafs, rubbed with spices & infused with tropical fruit juices – Kalua is “Hawaiian Luau style”! 🙂

  • We invite everyone to wear your favorite Hawaiian Shirt, skirt, hat, WHATEVER – and come on out for a Cool Evening. I’m giving an award (& PRIZES) this year for ‘Best Luau outfit’ 🙂 – so have some fun. 

    We are going to cook a Pig in the ground “Luau’ Style! Don’t miss the ‘Moonlight Luau’ after the Pond Tour. It’s free with your ticket.

Summer Pond Tour Tickets are $20 ea. (kids 12 and under are FREE!). Tickets can be purchased at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio, PH# 731-424-2206. Each group receives a Map Booklet with detailed descriptions and directions. “A number of this year’s Summer Pond Tour stops are new water gardens, along with favorites featured in our prior Pond Tours” says Mark Carter, Owner & Landscape Designer at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio. “We hope lots of folks will come out and be Amazed by the wonderful effect these Ponds, Waterfalls, Streams and Fish make. It’s always a Fun day and a Beautiful night at our Moonlight Luau. The Moonlight Luau is an appreciation dinner for all those who put their houses on the tour and for the folks who purchase tickets to attend the tour. It’s our way of saying “Thank You!” says Carter.

Both of my dogs are rescued puppy’s & now both live the Pond Lifestyle! Say hi to them on the Pond Tour 🙂

What: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio’s 20th. Annual Pond Tour & Moonlight Luau.
When: Saturday, June 23rd. 9am. till 4pm. – Gates will re-open for the Moonlight Luau – 8pm. till 10pm.
Where can I get Tickets? Call or come by Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio at 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305 or call Jo or Sandra at 731-424-2206
How much are tickets? Tickets are $20 ea. (kids 12 and under are FREE!). 100% of ticket sales goes to the Jackson Animal Care & Adoption Center.

Thank You! I Hope to see y’all around the ponds 🙂

PS: Please share this and help us spread the word! Thanks again.

 

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