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Spring has Sprung! NOT SO FAST… Jack Frost Hasn’t Left For The Season Yet! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I’m the worst about planting to early before the “Last Frost Date”… Depending on who’s frost chart you use, our last frost date is somewhere between March 31st. and April 15th.

Frost Advisory TONIGHT AND TOMORROW MORNING!

I normally wait until April 15th before planting my tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, squash, melons, etc… But as a Nurseryman, I have to be ready with plants in stock! So we have moved plants back inside – tender growth shrubs, flowers, hanging baskets, flats of sedum, roses, and so much more! AND, I still have to get the rest of our houseplants back inside… UGH!!!

I hate to do it, but it beats all my plants getting frost-burnt or even worse – Dead… Gotta move em back in…

This isn’t a ”Late Frost” by any means… It has just been so warm that this is a Surprise! So I thought I would share the news, just in case you havent heard 🥶

📢 Spring is Here! Cover your Plants! 😊

“The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.”

~ Henry Van Dyke

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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Sunday Reflections…

We are 2 weeks from the time change. We “Spring forward” Sunday March the 13th at 2am! Then only a week after that BOOM 💥 1st day of Spring! Rain and more rain 🌧 Wind 💨 Ice 🧊 Snow ❄️ – But still, Spring is Coming! This lingering winter weather and slow build up and transition is always what causes my Spring Fever 🌼 🤒 🌼

Spring Fever is real! Heres a quote from a few years back – ”Back when the phrase first appeared in the U.S. in the 1850s, spring fever meant “the listless feeling caused by the first sudden increase of temperature in spring,” according to one dictionary.”

If nothing else, this energy for Spring gets me up and moving! Its Sunday and I’ve already done a full days work! 😊 The week ahead looks promising! I have a LOT of work to catch up on!

Even the Psalmist writes of a yearning in the scriptures – “I yearn for the Lord, more than watchmen do for the morning, yes, more than watchmen do for the morning.” ~ Psalm 130:6

Spring is Coming!

“Is the Spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”… “It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine”…

~ Frances Hodgson Burnett


Have a great Sunday!

Mark C.



Saturday Schmaterday!

Saturday’s a mystery 

Any other day, less interesting 

Vacation day?

Holiday

Lazy day!

Later today… ?

Cold day!

Melancholy day.

Saturday Schmaterday…

Teetering on the edge of Spring. 

   ~ Mark C. 


Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

Cold morning🥶 I stepped out with my coffee ☕️ for a minute, yep… right back inside I came! I am being totally honest when I say… Come on Spring!

Business took me down to a place of perpetual Spring/Summer for a few days. It was nice, but I think it made my Spring Fever worse…

I’m a guy that LOVES the growing season! Spring is my favorite time of the year! So much life & renewal happens in Spring. I guess my recent trip south just pushed me closer to the edge… So I will share a few pictures of things to come! It may just help tide us over 😊

Enjoy your Sunday! Its actually going to get up into the mid 40’s today! 💥 Were having a heat wave 🔥 A tropical heat wave 😊

“Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle … a seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl.  And the anticipation nurtures our dream.”

~ Barbara Winkler

Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

I don’t know what to call it, but I seem to really be suffering from… something? Seasonal Affected Disorder (S.A.D.)? cabin fever?? Spring fever??? Call it what you want, but I know the feeling well and it always follows the holidays and precedes Spring.

We have been in the house way more than normal over this Holiday Season’. Add in 2 back to back snows and beau·coup rain 🌧 and storms = Let me out of here…

But, to stay positive, I have gotten a lot done in the office! And 2022 is looking good business wise… And, we are trying to eat healthier 🍲 I recently found out that quiche ain’t all that bad!

Good news! Real men really do eat Quiche! I mean, whats not to like? It’s an egg pie with meat, cheese and onions… Quick and easy too!

Another good note – The Titans won! 🏈 #1 seed! Bye week and home-field advantage!💥 The playoffs are about to begin! I guess I can make it a few more weeks! But from here on out my call will be “Spring is Coming”!


“The sun came out,
And the snowman cried.
His tears ran down
on every side.
His tears ran down
Till the spot was cleared.
He cried so hard
That he disappeared.”

~ Margaret Hillert

Mark C.