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1 Week From Today – Spring Fest! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Next Saturday is the Day! Don’t miss Spring Fest/Customer Appreciation Day at Carters Nursery!

Y’all Come 😊

 

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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Join Us For Spring Fest & Customer Appreciation Day at Carters Nursery – March 23rd. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

CARTERS NURSERY POND & PATIO’s 21st. ANNUAL SPRING FEST. March 23rd. 2019

Bring the family and come help us usher in Spring!

Jackson, Tn. – Come join us at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio for our 21st. Annual Spring Fest. & Customer Appreciation Day! We will have lots of fun, food and informative things to take part in!

Bring the kids and let them pet the animals at the ‘Petting Zoo’ 😊

Bring your whole family out to Carters Nursery and enjoy the animals with us at our 21st. Annual Spring Fest! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio| This Event is Free.

For the Adults – We will have several opportunities for you to learn all about Water Gardening and Aquatic Plants. You can get all the information you will need to Design, Build and Maintain a Beautiful Water Feature of your own. We will have a Maintenance Workshop to teach attendees how to clean and maintain a Water Garden

We have maintenance classes & a great Q&A for attendees! Everyone loves to learn more about their Water Features. Even the kids have fun.

Get here early to take part in the class. We are going to perform a full Pond Cleanout -We will show you how to properly catch and tank the fish, how to cut back and divide the aquatic plants, break down the filters, etc… During the class we will have an in depth Q & A – After this class you will know all about Proper Pond Care! Classes will start around 9am. and will go all the way through till 2pm.

We will discuss Aquatic Plants and  how you can introduce more Aquatic Plants into your Waterscape AND your Landscape.

 

Mark will be cooking lunch at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio’s ‘Outdoor Kitchen’! “I’m firing up the Saffire Grill & The big AOG Grill too. Y’all come on out and enjoy the day with us at our 21st. Annual Spring Fest.

“I’m fixing Hot Dogs and Smoked Sausage with ALL the fixings! We will also be firing up the Saffire Grill to cook some special things. We will have chips and cookies and more! This is my favorite part of the event because I get to grill & cook – & I am gonna cook up some good food for everyone that comes!”

 

What: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patios 21st. Annual Spring Festival & Aquatic Workshop

Where: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio – 2846 Old Medina Rd. in Jackson, Tn.

When: Saturday, March 23rd. from 9am till 2pm.

WHY should I come? It’s going to be a FUN filled day for the whole family! AND it’s FREE! Petting Zoo & Pony Rides for the kids! BIG Specials for the Spring Season and “How To” Classes taught by the best in the Biz.!

For more information give us a call : # 731-424-2206 or http://www.cartercountry.com/ Y’all Come!

~ Mark Carter



2019 Events at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I didn’t want to waste time this year getting our yearly events planned & dated, so here we go. I am excited about this season! I know you are too 😊 We will kick the season off with our 21st. Annual Spring Festival in March – Fun, Food & Flowers! Boom! And it just gets better from there 😊 2019 is going to be an Awesome year! I’m looking forward to seeing y’all around the Nursery and around the PONDS! Here’s to an AWESOME 2019 season!

Daylight Savings Time : Starts Sunday, March 10th, 2019.

March 23rd. (Saturday) 9am – 2pm – Carter’s Nursery Spring Festival & Customer Appreciation Day! Something for the whole family! Workshops & classes, a Petting Zoo & Pony Rides for the kids + GREAT FOOD for all! Come out and help us kick off SPRING! (Saturday 9am. till 2pm.) This is a FREE event.

Spring is Beautiful at the Nursery! Bring the family and join us for Spring Fest. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

March 29th & 30th (Friday & Saturday) – Memphis Area Master Gardeners 15th 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 6th (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 19th – Good Friday

April 21st – EASTER Sunday

May 13th (Sunday) – Mother’s Day! DON’T miss this one!

Evening By The Pond (1st one is Thursday, May 16th 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.

We always have FUN at our ‘Evenings by the Pond’ events! Come see what Outdoor living is all about.
–The first “Evening by the Pond” of the 2019 season will be hosted by Mark Carter & family at the Nursery Home on Thursday May 16th at 6:30pm.
Address – 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305.

– The first “Evening by the Pond” of the 2019 season will be hosted by Mark Carter and family at the Nursery home on Thursday, May 16th. at 6:30pm. Please RSVP by calling 731-424-2206.

May 24th through May 27th. – The nursery will be CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day. Have a safe, Happy Memorial Day weekend!

June 16th – Father’s Day! Let’s remember Dad!

Pond Tours in 2019
We are sponsoring two (2) Pond Tours this year; a Summer Pond Tour (June 22nd.) & a Fall ‘Moonlight’ Pond Tour (September 14th.).

Our Summer Pond Tour is a don’t miss event! Waterfalls, colorful Koi & gorgeous gardens! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

June 22nd – Our 21st. 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.

~ 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!

Don’t miss the ‘Moonlight Luau’! It’s the best Summer party of the season! | Wear your best “Luau Attire”! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

July 4th (Thursday) – Independence Day! We will be closed in observance of this holiday!

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 13th (Saturday) 9am – 2pm – ‘Get Your Feet Wet with Water Gardening!’ will kick off our Summer Seminar season.

August & September- Date & Class TBA

September 14th – The 15th 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.

The Ponds and Gardens on this Moonlight Tour are Beautiful at night! We open the gates at 8pm. for the Moonlight Pond Tour! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

October 12th (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 love Fall around here 🙂 Come out and join us at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio for The Fall Fest & Water Garden Workshop & bring the family! | Jackson, Tennessee

Daylight Savings Time is over – Sunday, November 3rd. 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 2019!

 

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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20 Years of Spring Fun & Water Gardens | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Here’s a quick walk through of the area. Y’all come!

 

 

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



Friday Radio Report – We got FROSTED on 4/20 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio, Jackson, TN

It was a Cold, Frosty morning, but it what a GREAT show today with Dan & Sea Bass – The 180 Crew! We were LIVE today from Southland Power Sports in LEXINGTON, TN! Jeremy McGee and ALL his crew are on-site today for an open house show!

The 180 Crew were with Jeremy McGee, owner of Southland Motor Sports for a LIVE remote today! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We talked about this crazy weather a bit today…We are well past our ‘last frost date’, but  – we had a HARD Frost this morning, on April 2oth.! WOW! The old folks called this “Dogwood Winter”, not to be confused with ‘Blackberry Winter’, that sometime occurs in May when the Blackberries are in bloom 😉 AND, we talked a LOT about the exciting line of Lawn Power Equipment that Southland has to offer. Today is a big promotion for their ‘Bad Boy Mower’ line of Commercial and Residential Mowers! Come by today to take a test drive and see for yourself how AWESOME these ‘Bad Boys’ are! 🙂

Come by the Jackson, TN or Lexington, TN stores to take advantage of the promotions and specials!

We also talked about –

  • Lawn Maintenance – time to spray and fertilize! & MOW!
  • Dogwood Winter and the crazy Spring we have had this year.
  • Time to Plant! Ornamental s, direct seeding of LOTS of veggies, annual flowers,etc..
  • Pond Clean-out season is here!
  • LOT’s of plants are ready NOW at the Nursery!
  • & tomorrow is our Annual Spring Fest.! 9am – 2pm.! Y’all Come!

We were also treated to lunch by the fine folks at Scott’s BBQ in Lexington, TN.! GREAT folks AND GREAT BBQ! If you haven’t tried Scott’s – “It’s Worth the Drive”!

Whole Hog Hickory Smoked Pit Barbeque Restaurant in Lexington, TN.

Have a great weekend!

I’m on with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass- every Friday from 10-11am 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



Water Garden Classes, Beautiful Plants, Friendly Animals, Grilled Food & a Pony Ride – Spell FUN! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Jackson, Tn. | Saturday, April 21st. – Come join us at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio for our annual Spring Fest. & Customer Appreciation Day! We will have lots of fun, food and informative things to take part in!
Bring the kids and let them pet the animals at the ‘Petting Zoo’! They can even ride the Pony 🙂

“This started 20 years ago as a way for me to teach my clients how to clean their Water Gardens & care for their Koi. It has grown into a pretty big production for the whole family now,” says Mark Carter, Owner/Designer of Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio. “We have something for the kids to enjoy with the Petting Zoo, Maintenance classes, Lunch in the Garden – it’s just a nice day for our customers and friends to get out and enjoy Spring.”

Classes will start around 9am. and will go all the way through till 2pm. We will perform a ‘Hands on’ cleanout of a pond on site! We will also do an upgrade/install of the Latest Aquascape Skimmer Filter! Come see all the new technology available. You will witness all the work being done and be able to ask questions right there on the spot! We will also have a discussion on Water Garden Design and discuss “How To” Design a ‘Water Feature’ into YOUR Landscape!

The Petting Zoo and Pony Rides will begin by 10am.! So come on with the kids/grandkids 🙂

Pet the bunny’s, chickens, lama’s, horses, goats, unicorns and more at the petting zoo! 😉 PLUS there will be pony rides for the kids | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I will be cooking lunch for all that come, my treat! I’m fixing Hot Dogs and Smoked Sausage with ALL the fixings! We will also be firing up the Saffire Grill to cook some special things 😉 We will have chips and cookies and more! This is my favorite part of the show because I get to fire up the grill & cook! I will have lunch ready around 11:30am. So DON’T be late 🙂

Mark will be cooking lunch at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio’s ‘Outdoor Kitchen’! “I’m firing up the Saffire Grill & The big AOG Grill too. Y’all come on out and have a great time with us on this 20th. Year Anniversary of Spring Fest. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

What: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patios 20th. Annual Spring Festival & Aquatic Workshop!

Where: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio – 2846 Old Medina Rd. in Jackson, Tn.

When: Saturday, April 21st. from 9am till 2pm.

WHY should I come? It’s going to be a FUN filled day for the whole family! AND it’s FREE! Petting Zoo & Pony Rides for the kids! Supplies for the ‘Spring Season’ and “How To” Classes by the best in the Biz.!

For more information give us a call : # 731-424-2206 or http://www.cartercountry.com/

Y’all Come!

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

 



Spring Fest. 4/21/2018 Video | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

This is our video info about our upcoming Spring Fest., Customer Appreciation Day & Aquatic Workshop (where we will do a pond clean-out class and install a Skimmer Filter on a Pond & more)! Enjoy:

 



Upcoming Events – 20 YEARS of – Spring Fest. & Water Garden Workshop’s | Saturday, April 21st. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Jackson, Tn. | Saturday, April 21st. – Come join us at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio for our annual Spring Fest. & Customer Appreciation Day! We will have lots of fun, food and informative things to take part in!
Bring the kids and let them pet the animals at the ‘Petting Zoo’! They can even ride the Pony 🙂

Kids LOVE the Petting Zoo & Pony Rides! Come help us celebrate 20 years of Spring Fest.! This event is FREE! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

For the Adults – We will have several opportunities for you to learn all about Water Gardening and Aquatic Plants. You can get all the information you will need to Design, Build and Maintain a Beautiful Water Garden, Pondless Waterfall or Koi Pond of your own. So, if you have a Water Feature and want to learn more about it, the Aquatic Plants available, Pond Fish like – Koi, Comets, Shubunkins, etc. you will Enjoy this! AND – IF you don’t have a Water Garden, but have been wanting to find out more about them, this is Definitely for YOU!

Get here early to take part in the Pond Maintenance class. We are going to perform a full cleanout and install a Skimmer filter on a Pond! You don’t want to miss this!

Classes will start around 9am. and will go all the way through till 2pm.We will perform a ‘Hands on’ cleanout of a pond on site! We will also do an install of the Latest Aquascape Skimmer Filter! Come see all the new technology available. You will witness all the work being done and be able to ask questions right there on the spot! We will also have a discussion on Water Garden Design and “How To” Implement one in YOUR Landscape!
We will cover the basics of Aquatic Plants and discuss how you can introduce more Aquatic Plants in your Waterscape AND your Landscape.

I will be cooking lunch for all that come, my treat! I’m fixing Hot Dogs and Smoked Sausage with ALL the fixings! We will also be firing up the Saffire Grill to cook some special things 😉 We will have chips and cookies and more! This is my favorite part of the show because I get to fire up the grill & cook!

Mark will be cooking lunch at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio’s ‘Outdoor Kitchen’! “I’m firing up the Saffire Grill & The big AOG Grill too. Y’all come on out and have a great time with us on this 20th. Year Anniversary of Spring Fest. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Mark it on your calendar and come out and see us!

What: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patios 20th. Annual Spring Festival & Aquatic Workshop!

Where: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio – 2846 Old Medina Rd. in Jackson, Tn.

When: Saturday, April 21st. from 9am till 2pm.

WHY should I come? It’s going to be a FUN filled day for the whole family! AND it’s FREE! Petting Zoo & Pony Rides for the kids! Supplies for the ‘Spring Season’ and “How To” Classes by the best in the Biz.!

For more information give us a call : # 731-424-2206 or http://www.cartercountry.com/

Y’all Come!

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



Friday Radio Report – Spring has Sprung! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Another GREAT Show today with Dan Reaves & Sea Bass – The 180 Crew!

I’m on with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass- every Friday from 10-11am with ALL your gardening and Outdoor Lifestyle questions – 731-423-8101. You can TEXT in too – 731-277-5155. Listen LIVE at 101.5 WNWS – FM.

The whole world is turning green! And Yellow, Purple, White, Pink, etc… I LOVE all the Spring color!

A Redbud (Cercis canadensis) in full Spring bloom. One of my favorite early Spring blooming trees | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We had LOTS of calls and texts today! Mostly normal Spring questions – when and what can I cut or trim, seeding fescue, sodding zoysia grass, planting fruit trees, etc…

One question where I think we got cut off was about getting rid of Invasive Aquatic Plants – I don’t recommend spraying herbicides in your Water Garden. Instead, physical removal is the way to go. After you get all the invasive plants out replant with some easier, less invasive aquatic plants – Dwarf Cattail, water orchid, bloody dock, bog lily, eastern rain lily, etc. Come by the nursery and pick a few out.

ALSO – come by the Red Barn in Memphis and see us at the Memphis Master Gardeners ‘Spring Fling’. We have set up a both and a small display for everyone & would love to talk to you!

We are at the Red Barn at the Agricenter in Memphis for the annual ‘Spring Fling’! We will be here today until 5 and tomorrow from 9-5pm. LOTS to see! Y’all Come! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Have a GREAT Weekend!

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



Come see us at the “Spring Fling” at the Red Barn by the Agricenter in Memphis | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

It’s that time of year again – Garden Shows & Expos back to back for weeks. I love it! Setting up the shows & talking to all the people really sets the tone going into Spring every season.

The Shelby Co. Master Gardeners hold their annual ‘Spring Fling’ every Spring at the Big Red Barn by the Agricenter International. We have been doing this show for many years now. Come by and see us this Friday & Saturday. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tn.

The Show is this Friday & Saturday (9am-5pm). The address is 7777 Walnut Grove Road Memphis, TN 38120.

“Water Features, Landscape Designers, Classes taught by the Experts, HUGE Plant Sale, Garden Supplies, Fresh Worm Castings, Garden Art, Garden Tools, Pottery, Dancing Bears – etc.,etc…. Don’t miss this show!”

Come by & check out our display. We will be building a Custom Fountain for the show | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I’ll be setting up the show today to be ready for Friday & Saturday. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again this year. See y’all soon 😊

PS: Mention this blog and you will entered to win a $250 Gift Certificate at the Show! 😉

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