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

I’ve posted this video before, but I know many haven’t seen it & I really want this message to get out there. Talk about relaxing & a feeling of Zen! Many don’t even know that you can develop something like this at your home.

Zen is much easier to find here…

Imagine how you would use this space! Imagine the impact on your daily life… 💥

Have a Great Monday!

 

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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Enjoying The Changing Of The Seasons | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Time flies when your having Fun! And this year has been a good one! We have enjoyed a beautiful, lush Spring season! Perfect in so many ways 😊 Now, we move into Summer & for the last 21 years that has meant 1 thing… Pond Tour Time! 💥

Our annual Summer Pond Tour is always the Saturday after Fathers Day! Saturday, June 22nd is the day! Get your tickets Today!

Friday is the 1st official day of Summer, the Summer Solstice! The Summer Pond Tour is our 1st Event of Summer and we just love it! Check out our video for more details –

We have an after party for all the attendees & home owners at the Nursery. It’s called the ‘Moonlight Luau” & if you purchased a ticket YOU are invited!

We open the gates back up at 8pm and the Moonlight Luau is on! Wear your best “Luau Attire” The Best will receive prizes 😊| Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

The Biggest question I have been getting by far is, what’s up with the Luau… Whats it like? What should I wear? Etc… SO, I put together a little primer of sorts… A set of tips to help with communications and etiquette… So, here is a little list for ya’!

#1 – Smile and have a good time 😊 Your in a Garden with music, good food and Wonderful People! And you all just raised money that will help many, many Pets! THANK YOU ALL! Much Respect!

#2 – Dress comfortably & with a “Luau Flair” if possible 😊(see rule #1 – have fun).

#3 – For FUN, let’s try to use the words “Aloha” and “Mahalo”. These are both really special Hawaiian 🌺words and they will both apply tonight.

“Aloha” means many things, but it mostly means Hello and Goodbye 😊

“Mahalo” means Thank You! 🌺

#4 – It’s Good Luck to take your shoes off in the sand, so feel free to venture out on to “Carter Country Beach” 😊

#5 – Appreciate and Enjoy A Lei – At a real Hawaiian 🌺Luau, if someone gives you a Lei, it is a sign of peace and friendship. Its a tradition that goes back to the Polynesian Kings, and Hawaiian etiquette dictates that you accept it and wear it as long as you are in the presence of the one who gives it to you. At our Luau – EVERYONE GETS LEID!” 😂

 

Welcome Summer! See ya’ at the Pond Tour😊

 

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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Come Join Us Tonight For An ‘Evening By The Pond’ | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Come join us for a ‘Evening by the Pond”

We have a FUN event this evening that I hope you can attend! We call these events – ‘Evenings By The Pond’ and they are a great venue for Garden lovers and Pond lovers to socialize together, talk and enjoy a bit of ‘Mother Nature’ in our little piece of PARADISE.

The Ponds & Gardens around the Nursery will be open for your private enjoyment & You are invited to come out & partake in some good food & fun.

Our ‘Evenings by the Pond’ are always great fun. The night lighting is FANTASTIK!

Shane & the guys will be there to enjoy the evening with us as well & to have an educational discussion on the lighter side about water features, so If you have a water feature and want to talk a little shop, or would like to see what one is all about, this is a great chance to find out. Bring a friend or two and come on out!

Give Jo or I a call at the Nursery at 1-731-424-2206 to let me know your coming (RSVP) and I will make sure there is plenty of food and refreshments for ALL! Come join us for a ‘Evening by the Pond” Thursday evening, May 16th. at 6:30pm. at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio – 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305.

I am looking forward to it 😊

 

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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The Growing Popularity of Outdoor Living! Revisited! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I penned this one several years ago but it still gets read and brought up to me. This one was published in Tennessee Gardener & I have had many Master Gardeners bring the article to shows and events over the years. It’s still very relevant today so I wanted to re-blog it 😊 I don’t have all the original pictures that were published with the story anymore. Let me know what you think. It’s all about Ourdoor Living!

Outdoor Lifestyle Areas allow you to really enjoy the backyard. A Pond, Patio, grill and garden area to get comfy is the Ultimate! This is one of my Outdoor Room displays at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tn. 38305

Living The Life Abundant

I see more and more people staying home these days… myself included. Instead of taking that trip to Spain, France or even Disney World, more and more of us are staying local and putting our time and money into our Homes & BACKYARDS! This is a huge trend across the country and it has been growing by leaps and bounds since 9/11. The trend has a name too, they call it “Cocooning ”.

It makes good sense to me! Instead of spending your vacation running around the country, spending all the money you saved, just to get back home more exhausted than before you left; Why not put your time and money into your home and backyard and enjoy it year round with your family and friends… Watergarden’s, Koi Ponds, Swimming Pools, Backyard Patios and Decks, Outdoor Kitchens with Herb Gardens and Pottery overflowing with Vegetables and Flowers 🤗 Sound good? That sounds like the ‘Life Abundant’ to me !

Lakeside Living at its Best

One of my clients recently decided to sell his beautiful home and build a new home in a local, private lakeside development. After I saw the lot I was as excited as he and his wife were! Living on the water is a wonderful thing! I was asked to work up a ‘simple’ backyard plan that would include a swimming pool with natural stone waterfalls, a watergarden with aquatic plants and fish, a stone patio with lots of space and a fishing area down by the lake. In other words, a resort right there in their own backyard. “Cocooning 101 ”!

We went to work right away and developed a ‘Concept Design’ for the back yard. With only a few minor changes we were ready to get started creating their new ‘Back yard Resort’. It was a fairly large scale job and the actual work took approximately 1 month to complete. We used specimen quality stone and nice mature plant material on this project so the first full season for this landscape looked like it had been there for quite awhile. Let me tell you folks… It changed their lives for the good!

This is a Google Earth image of the project that this story was written about over 10 years ago. Complete with a huge stone patio, large Koi Pond bordering/between the upper patio & the Pool deck/patio. An in-ground pool with a beautiful waterfall and jump rock & gorgeous landscaping right on the side of the lake. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Just Do It

Whether you live on a lake or on any average city street, you too can create a Backyard Haven that you will love coming home to each and every day. It all starts with a basic Landscape Plan; Sit down with pen and paper and do a basic sketch, OR call me, I can help!  Include a place to sit within the garden, a deck or patio, be sure to include a Fountain or Watergarden, definitely  some beautiful Shrubs and Flowers, maybe some basic Vegetables and Herbs in the Landscape or in a container like Tomato’s or Basil and Cilantro. Before you know it, you will be eating dinner out there every night. Your Lifestyle will change for the better – and you my friends will be living the ‘Life Abundant’ !

Thanks & Merry Christmas! 🎄🎅🏻❤️

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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Fall Is a Great Time To Work On Your Outdoor Spaces| Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Fall is the perfect time to improve on your Outdoor Living Areas. Patios, Firepits, Waterfalls, Pergolas, Lighting etc… Designing and Building the backyard paradise of your dreams is what we do 😉

We have a couple of spots left on our schedule for the Fall season. Call now to get your project designed and installed by years end!

PS: Your gonna Love ❤️ it!

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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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The Nighttime Landscape is AWESOME! Check It Out! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Do you enjoy your outdoor spaces at night? I absolutely LOVE spending time out on the patio! Cooking dinner, feeding the koi, visiting  with friends, etc… The Moonlight Pond Tour is coming up in a few days (Saturday, September 22nd), it’s a great night out & it’s a fundraiser for the Jackson Animal Care Center. Get out and check out the nighttime world in the garden 😊

This short video intros you to a few of the possibilities in the Nighttime Landscape. You will see this place on the Moonlight Pond Tour. 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 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Wow! What a great show today!!! It felt great to be back home and it felt great to back on the air LIVE with the guys – Dan Reaves’s & Sea Bass!

The show started with an interview of Milan Police Chief – Bobby Sellers. He was in the studio to give a report on the Casey McDaniel case. This case dates back to August of 1996! Casey disappeared after a church function in 1996 and has never been seen since. By all reports she was a very nice, happy, positive 14 year old girl. This case shook the entire area & has recently gotten a break – Pete Hill was arrested as a suspect in the case & is in prison awaiting trial. They are still working this case & asking for anyone with more info to please come forward. If you have any info please call Milan PD at 731-686-3309.

After Chief Sellers left we started taking Gardening and Outdoor Living calls and texts and there were many…

  •  I gave a full report of my Anniversary trip with my wife. We did a full week of backroad travel and exploration in our beautiful home state 😊 We had LOTS of Fun and came back all charged up!
  • we also talked late Summer Gardening.
  • How to make a raised bed for better drainage.
  • Popular shade trees with a focus on Oaks and Maples.
  • Keeping your Leland Cypress watered well to avoid drought stress.
  • And our upcoming Summer Seminar –  ‘Stay cool with container water features’. Saturday August 18th. 9-11am.  It’s FREE! Y’all come!

    There’s still time to get your Water Feature designed and built in time for the Fall weather. Give me a call. | 731-424-2206

Get out and enjoy the rest of the Summer before it’s gone! It’s flying by folks 😊

Thanks for all the calls and comments!

– Happy Pondering!

 

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.!

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