Carter's Water Garden


Sunday Reflections…

I’ve been up since early… Drinking coffee and thinking 🤔 Reflecting. Yesterday was a fun, long, laidback day. My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary in grand fashion… At the river 😊 Floating, fishing, photography – Fun. The only thing I can complain about is we ran out of hours in the day, and the mosquitoes were out in force last night🦟

Yesterday was a busy, wonderful day! A beautiful sunrise, fun on the river, great food, a beautiful sunset on the water, live music at the marina & a gorgeous Full moon 🌕

We want to thank everyone who called, messaged and texted to wish us a Happy Anniversary! ❤️ It was a fun, laid back, perfect day.

“Mosquito is out,
it’s the end of the day;
she’s humming and hunting
her evening away.
Who knows why such hunger
arrives on such wings
at sundown? I guess
it’s the nature of things.”

~ N. M. Boedecker

Mark C.



Moonlight Pond Tour Teaser | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We have been dreaming about the upcoming Moonlight Pond Tour 🌙 I have been enjoying my nightly Koi feeding and Pond time! I’m already thinking of Saturday night, September 18th…

Here is a little taste of the kind of Gardens you will be invited to visit during this wonderful Nighttime Water Garden Experience…

I ❤️ My Pond!

Put this on your calendar 🗓 Saturday, September 18th. Dusk till 11pm. It’s the Magic 🪄 Ticket 🎫 🌕


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 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We were making the rounds last evening, right before dark. Feeding Koi and enjoying the Gardens, when the light sprinkles started ☔️ We finally got in the golf cart to ride up to the house and I stopped for one last look 👀 So I made a little video as the rain really got started… Check it out. Talk about relaxing and a feeling of Zen…

There is nothing like the sound of a Waterfall! Except maybe the sound and, smell of the rain. I believe the word for the smell of fresh rain on the garden soil is called ‘Petrichor’…

“Petrichor : the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil. The word is constructed from Greek petra (πέτρα), “rock”, or petros (πέτρος), “stone”, and īchōr (ἰχώρ), the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology.”

Combine those two things and … 🧘 Zen

Enjoy your day! 🌞

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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Throwback Thursday | Water Lilies | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Yep, it’s #throwbackthursday once again and this memory just popped up in my Facebook feed and provided the perfect inspiration. Aquatic plants are some of my favorites! And this beauty is hard to beat ❤️
Say hello to – Nymphaea ‘Red Flare’

This night-blooming lily produces magnificent magenta red, flowers that are held high above the waters’ surface. These fragrant blooms can stand 7″ to 10″ tall 🤩 Did I mention that they also bloom at night? Yes, the blooms open in late evening and bloom all night and into the early morning. A total show stopper!

Red flair is one of the tropical lilies that I always try to procure for my own Pond. They achieve the “trifecta”… Beautiful, Fragrant and a Night Bloomer! Boom 💥

Well, that’s my offering for Throwback Thursday!

Have a great evening 😊


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 | Live Gardening & Outdoor Living Show! Listen/Call-In/Text 9 – 11am. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Good Morning! Friday is finally here!💥I am walking into the studios of WNWS 101.5 FM, in downtown Jackson, TN, and will be going LIVE from 9-11am with The one and only, Seabass! on the 360! We will be talking – Outdoor Living, Koi Ponds, Gardening, Summer Gardening, The coming 4th of July Holiday 💥 and Just about whatever else that – YOU, want to talk about! Call in and join us 😊

Tune in today! WNWS 101.5fm! Call in 731-423-8101! And 731-891-6161 Or Text in 731-277-5155.

Friday’s are flying by right now! It’s Summertime in Tennessee… Do not miss out!
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend! LOTS of stuff to do in the garden! 
– Planting!
– Trimming, weeding, picking and pruning! 
– Mulching & Mowing

Come in for all your Pond and Garden needs! Supplies, stone, mulch, plants and more…

And by more I mean our Boutique! Garden deco, signs, T-shirts, jewelry and more…

Lots of new shirts, hats and bandannas. Y’all come!


And don’t forget today is Fishy Friday! 

You can buy fish at Carters Nursery 5 days a week during normal business hours. But, on Friday, we do a little something special. We call it ‘Fishy Friday’ and all the fish you buy are 20% off! 💥 

Fishy Friday’s | Koi | Shubunkins| Comets | Butterfly Koi | Pond Fish | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Don’t forget – Fishy Friday’s | Koi | Shubunkins| Comets | Butterfly Koi | Pond Fish | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN | Every Friday in the month of June is a Fishy Friday! Save 20% on your Pond Fish purchase!

You can call us with your questions at 731-423-8101  AND you text us your questions and comments to 731-277-5155

Text us at 731-277-5155

It’s finally Friday! 
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– I’m on the 360 with Sea Bass & Dan Reaves Fridays from 9-11am Call in with ALL your Outdoor Living questions 731-891-6161

Have a Great Friday! The Weekend Cometh! 💥

PS: Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there! 


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…

Next weekend is Memorial Day weekend… 😳 Yes, it’s almost Summer! I’m not fussing now, I Love Summer!… But, Spring went by so fast 💨 I’m gonna try to slow it down a little and enjoy at least a little bit of Summer.

What do YOU enjoy about Summer? For me it’s the Garden and the River!
Sunsets from the boat 🌅
Breakfast at the Marina or diner is big on my Summer list as well.

Summer “Unofficially” begins next weekend!

Are you ready?

“Morning’s soft air, touching everything with such care,
Caresses a young face in a quiet, secluded place.
Smile planted strong, heart beating on.
Only one thing is on her mind, and that is summertime.

A joy reckless and wild, 
that’s been in the heart of every child, 
now set within her, 
for there is no cure.
Her spirit set free, soars higher than the trees.

The books that weighed her down, 
now thrown on the ground.
The rivers cleansed from winter, 
are now heated for splendor.
The happiness of knowing
no bedtimes are set, 
and no schedules to be met.
The sun now beating within her veins 
washes away all her pains.

Then without a sound, 
the sun starts to sink down.
so she heads inside, 
satisfied, 
until the next time.

But her spirit is just too wild and decides to wait a while,
so it stays outside and watches the sun, 
waiting for what is to come.

The birds fall asleep, the peepers start to peep,
and slowly the sunbeams caressing the mountains,
turn them into splendorous fountains.”

~ Abbey Silent (A Time Of Freedom).

Mark C.



Moonlit Landscapes | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Last night was so beautiful 🤩 Jo and I stayed out in the garden till late… It got me to thinking about an event that will be happening later this year… Carters Nursery’s ‘Moonlight Pond Tour’… It didn’t happen last year, but this year, It’s On! 💥

I got out last night and checked my lights in anticipation of the Moonlight Pond Tour. I can’t wait to share this nighttime world with attendees.

The 17th Annual ‘Moonlight Pond Tour’ – Our Annual Night Time Pond Tour is on! The tour always falls on a Saturday Night closest to the Full Harvest Moon! This years date is Saturday September 18th! Mark your calendar and don’t miss this Unique Garden Tour Experience! 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 & a light snack, Enjoy the Fire Pit and look at the BEAUTIFUL Gardens and Water Feature Lighting. I can’t wait!

The ‘Nightscape’ is my favorite!
These are just a few pictures I took last night to show you a glimpse of what’s to come.
The sky was surreal last night. Looking back at the house from a distance was amazing. Just wait till the tour! It will be even more amazing.

The daytime gardens are so much different than the Nighttime garden. The night garden is all about 100% enjoyment!

Have a great Day!

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 Sound of The Season | Carters Nursery, Pond and Patio | Jackson, TN

There’s nothing like the first evening in late Winter or Early Spring when you hear the peepers waking up. Their sound fills the air and you know Spring is almost here. Once “Spring has Sprung” that nighttime sound only gets deeper and more intense… Especially when you have a Pond in your Landscape. I literally fell asleep last night sitting by my Pond 😴
So I made a short video recording of the “Sound of the Season” in my yard. Take a listen 🎧

I sure do enjoy the “Nightlife” 😊


Have a good day and even better night!

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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Saturday Songs…

This year has been a doozy! On top of all the craziness we’ve had to endure, it seems like Summer is slipping away… BUT, It’s going to be a BEAUTIFUL weekend! And, it’s Saturday! What will you do tonight??? 

One of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands! 

I hope y’all have a GREAT Weekend!

Mark C.



Waterfall Wednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Waterfall Wednesday! AKA: Hump Day! Nothing gets me over that hump better than the energy of a Beautiful Waterfall! This one is in the center of a beautiful resort community, nestled along the banks of Kentucky Lake. 

I took this picture last night after Midnight. It’s a beautiful Pondless Waterfall Feature at Birdsong Resort and Marina. I just Love Waterfalls ❤️

Waterfall Wednesday is one of my favorite days of the week! 


Have a Great One! 

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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