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Sometimes You Need A 2nd. Helping of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Sometimes, you just need to sit down, clear your mind & relax for a minute… I hope the sound of this Waterfall does the trick. 



Monday morning zen just wasn’t enough this week. A second helping was in order 😊

Have a great 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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Monday Morning Moment Of Zen | Happy Labor Day! 🇺🇸

Happy Labor Day to ALL! This was my zen last night. A late evening float with some nice music and what seemed like the entire lake to ourselves… 



Have a GREAT Labor Day! 

 

Mark Carter



Monday Morning Moment Of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I love to start the week with a “Moment of Zen”… This new Waterfall and Pond has created that place to sit and unwind, relax and find that Zen’ that we all crave…  No more traffic noise! No more blank slate when you look through the garden gate… 
check it out 👇🏻



Here’s to a great week as we enter September! Fall is Coming! 🍁 

 

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2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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http://www.cartercountry.com

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Monday Morning Moment Of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Being able to look out your window and see a flowing Waterfall, and then to walk out anytime you want and sit beside the stream and hear the sound and feel the positive energy… It’s an Awesome thing indeed! This Pondless Waterfall is such a feature and this is the perfect Zen Backyard. It is the Nucleus of the entire property. 

The Water Feature is the Nucleus of the entire Backyard world…


Watch the video👇🏻
Backyard Paradise

This private backyard paradise is pure Zen…

Have a Great Monday Morning! 

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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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Callin’ It in …

I just had to amend my Blog today… it was on deck to publish… and I forgot to pull the trigger 😳 

This was last years Anniversary photo… a 26 year comparison shot. Not to shabby 😊

I, WE are taking a few day’s off to celebrate and to try and slow it down a little… Jo and I always try to plan some time around our Anniversary & we both look forward to time together. The years are literally flying by… But, I’ve apparently been having fun, because I haven’t really noticed 😊 

So, we are gonna take a break for a few days and try to relax. I will share some pics from the road over the next few days. 

Thanks 🙏🏻 Have a great weekend! 


Mark C. 



Monday Morning Moment Of Zen

There’s not much more relaxing than floating on the river. Add to it a nice breeze, the sun ☀️ starting to set & Old Glory blowing in the wind… Priceless Zen



Summertime in Tennessee is hard to beat 😊 

Enjoy your day! And don’t forget, this is a special week – This Saturday is the 4th of July! 💥🇺🇸

 

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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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http://www.cartercountry.com

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Monday Morning Moment Of Zen

What exactly is Zen? A client that subscribed to my blog asked me this question the other day at my Garden Center. 
Well, I told him Zen can be described several ways… When it applies to the garden it simply means quiet, peaceful feelings.

From the dictionary it’s both a Noun & an Adjective: zen : a state of calm attentiveness in which one’s actions are guided by intuition rather than by conscious effort Perhaps that is the zen of gardening—you become one with the plants, lost in the rhythm of the tasks at hand”.
I can say for a fact, that is the Zen I’m speaking of. It’s a feeling of peace and relaxation that I or you get from waterfalls, koi & gardening in general. Even a sunrise or sunset can give one this feeling 😊

The feeling you get watching the sunset over the water is a Zen feeling. There is something special about water… There is a bit of magic in it…

So many times it’s the setting or focus that helps you achieve this Zen… Another friend sent me a photo that his daughter took of their Waterfall. I think you will feel the Zen form this photo as I did 👇🏻

A friends daughter took this picture. I can tell that she knows the meaning of Zen already 😊

I hope you all have a wonderful morning and a great week ahead! 

 

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 Tip Tuesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I Love Koi! I love watching them swim, I love feeding them, I love the fact that they are so long lived as well. And, I LOVE finding new Koi that catch my eye and adding to my collection… But, how many Koi in any given pond are enough?
– When do I have too many Fish?

Staying in balance is what it’s all about. Flow rates, filter size, plant load AND fish population! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Not having too many fish in your pond is a Big Deal! It literally means the difference between a healthy low maintenance pond & a problem pond… Who wants green water & sickly fish? 

I try to keep my fish stock to a percentage. You can figure it two ways – 1” of fish per square foot of surface area OR 1” of fish per 10 gallons of water. If you keep to these parameters you will have a much healthier, lower maintenance pond.

Remember the guidelines when it comes to fish stocking rates – 1” of fish per square foot of surface area OR 1” of fish per 10 gallons of water. This will help keep your pond in balance! And it will help you relax… That’s a Huge part of being a Pond Owner 😊


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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Monday Morning Moment Of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Beautiful night feeding koi and taking a couple of pictures and videos. We had a  couple little visitors… Check em’ out 👇🏻



There’s nothing like the sound of the waterfalls and the singing of the frogs 🐸 to relax and get you into a Zen state of mind. Have a great day 🌞

 

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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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Monday Morning Moment Of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Watching the blooms unfold and the bees working them while the birds sing in the background… Magic! Reminds me of the old song…

“Let me tell you about the birds and the bees
And the flowers and the trees
And the moon up above
And a thing called “Love” ~~
Let me tell you about the stars in the sky
And a girl and a guy
And the way they could kiss
On a night like this
When I look into your big brown eyes
It’s so very plain to see~~~
That it’s time you learned about the facts of life Starting from A to Z
Let me tell you about the birds and the bees
And the flowers and the trees
And the moon up above
And a thing called “Love”~”



I hope this short clip draws you outside into your landscape!

 

Have a GREAT 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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