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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! 💥🇺🇸

 

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

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 🤔 


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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

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!

 

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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 my Koi swim through the lights and eat while listening to the Waterfalls… Simple and relaxing… 

I hope this “Moment of Zen” helps relax your mind as we all head into another week. 

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

It’s a beautiful morning! It feels like Spring  out here 😊 I sat down by this waterfall for a minute and ended up taking a little video of the sound and movement of the water. Such a soothing, Zen like feeling you get from sitting by a Waterfall…

Sitting down by a Waterfall relaxes your mind and then your body follows. Your heart rate drops, you relax… Waterfalls have a bit of magic about them 💥

I hope this little snippet makes you smile this morning 😊 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

Here’s my last Sunrise over the Gulf… What a calm & perfect morning! The water was so calm it was like a pond almost. So many people got their smaller boats out in the Gulf on this day! It was unbelievable seeing small fishing boats fishing up and down the beach. Awesome 🌞

What a beautiful, Zen like feeling you get from watching the Sunrise ❤️ Especially over the water or combined with the sound of a Waterfall! Enjoy your day.

Enjoy this beautiful 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

I don’t know about you, but I Love the Gulf! There isn’t many places where you can relax like you can at the beach. The wind, the waves, the sand… Very Zen 😎

Enjoy the sun ☀️ and a little ‘Sound Therapy’

Gulf Coast Zen …

 

I hope this brings a little relaxation and ease to your 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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Monday Morning Moment Of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

This beautiful Water Feature is at the front entry of an International Business. People from all over have seen it and I’m told that it’s very popular with everyone.

I have multiple Waterfalls and Ponds at my Nursery & believe me, it’s wonderful to be able to go out and sit down by one and enjoy lunch or even a cup of coffee. Moving, flowing water has an almost magical effect!

Sitting by a flowing waterfall, even for just a few minutes, changes the way you feel for the better…

“When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

Have a wonderful Monday! The 1st of 2020! Happy New Year!

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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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