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Two-Fer Tuesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

26 degrees this morning! And it’s forcasted to go into the teens in a few days with a possibility of snow 😳 We always get our snow and ice in January… So today I thought a little visual of what’s to come was in order!

Here are a couple of nice shots 👀 to remind you of what’s around the corner – A “Twofer” for your Tuesday 😊

The Beauty and Sound of a Waterfall is an Awesome thing! I hope this glimpse of Spring warms you up at least a little bit 😊

The aquatic plants have flushed out and look so lush. Spring is Coming! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

 

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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Hump Day Koi Story – Do you get “Seasonal Koi Seperation Anxiety”? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Question – Do you get “Seasonal Koi Seperation Anxiety”? I do… All Winter without feeding my babies is a test! I still get out to my pond daily mind you! But, no hand feeding, no aquatic plants, no turtles 🐢… It gets… Tough!

Seasonal Koi Seperation Anxiety is real! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Dreams of Late Winter/Early Spring keep me going… That’s when everything starts happening again. The plants are emerging, the water is warming & the Koi’s metabolism is waking up! Early season feeding starts Soon! In the mean time, a little hard work and cleaning are in order to prepare for the coming season! Will you be ready?

This is a true statement!😊 I love my Koi & I’m counting the days till it’s feeding time again!

Here’s to the coming season!

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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Seasonal Nursery Hours through January | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Good morning! We are finishing up our year end inventory & getting a few things ready for Spring 😊 Man am I ready!

The days are getting longer & we are moving in the direction of… wait for it… SPRING!!!

We will have limited hours through this month. Starting next week, we will open Thursday & Friday (9am-4pm) & Saturday (8am-2pm). Every week in January.

Here are all the Dates –

10, 11, 12.

17, 18, 19.

24, 25, 26.

31. Then Regular hours start back Friday, February 1st.

We are excited about the 2019 Ponding and Gardening season! See y’all soon 😊

 

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…

Happy New Year! It’s my first show of the 2019 season & as always, it was FUN with the 180’ Crew!!!

LOTS of texts about gardening today –

  •  Plants to prevent insects? Marigolds, mums, lavender, rosemary, lemon grass just to name a few.
  • Is black or red mulch painted? No, it’s dyed. It’s generally safe but can be made from recycled wood instead of bark. Check it out
  • can I trim crepe myrtles now? Yes!

Lori Nunnery was in the house today to fill us in on what’s happening in Jackson this weekend. LOTS of music! And much, much more! Check out this link for full details – https://jacksontn.com/tourism/

We had a couple of young men in the studio today to talk about an exciting upcoming play – The Great Gatsby!

Keaton & Jarred, along with several other actors from USJ are putting on a show next weekend (January 11th., 12th & 13th). For more info or to get tickets call 731-664-0812. The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. 

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.!

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
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Friday Radio Report – Times they are a changing! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

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

The headline says it all – Times, they are a changing! This weekend, we Spring forward! YES! I LOVE the longer days ahead 🙂 I also LOVE all this beautiful weather! The Pears and Plumbs are in bloom! So are the Oriental Magnolias, Forsythias, Quince, LOTS of Spring Flowering Bulbs and so much more…. The whole world is waking! Spring has Sprung! Get out and enjoy the show!

Saucer’ Magnolia – (Magnolia × soulangeana). A harbinger of Spring! This one has been growing in my garden for decades! Sooooo beautiful 🙂 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We had LOTS of calls today! Everyone is getting outside again and cleaning up, trimming, fertilizing and mulching and making ready for a new gardening season! Lots of cool season crops are already in or being planted now. And its a GREAT time to aerate and seed some Fescue. If you’ve been ‘Jonesing’ to get out in the Garden – NOW is the time!

AND, I got to ask the Sonic Trivia Question today! So of course it was a Pond question… But, an easy one 🙂

The question was – Where did the popular Pond fish, the Koi fish originate??? Do you know? Send me a reply to this question on the blog if you think you know the answer 🙂 Good Luck!

Enjoy the weekend! Remember – Set your clocks forward 1 hour before you go to bed Saturday night! OR, you will be late to church Sunday morning! :0

Happy Pondering!

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



Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN – Spring is Coming VIDEO!

It’s time! Give me a call to get on the schedule. With all this beautiful weather – It’s filling up FAST!

 

 

Thanks & Happy Pondering!

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



Sunday Reflections…

What a beautiful morning! The sunrise was Amazing! Not just because we haven’t had many lately with all the clouds, wind & rain – It was amazing simply because of the way it felt… The air smells and feels like Spring! So many birds singing, such a colorful sunrise followed by bright sunlight and blue sky’s! Spring is in the air! I walked around the gardens and am so excited about things that I have planned to do now 🙂 Nothing feels as peaceful & serene as a walk in the garden on a beautiful Sunday morning!

Spring is Coming! Get out and enjoy it now 🙂

“I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day.”
~ F. Frankfort Moore

Peace.

Mark C.