Carter’s Garden Blog


Sunday Reflections…

Rainy Sunday morning. My wife rolled over and said “let’s just sleep in”… Perfect 👌🏻 Enjoy your Sunday 😊

Sometime a rainy morning is a good thing 😊

There will come soft rain and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;

And frogs in the pools singing at night,
And wild plum trees in tremulous white;

Robins will wear their feathery fire,
Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;

And not one will know of the war, not one
Will care at last when it is done.

Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree,
If mankind perished utterly;

And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn
Would scarcely know that we were gone.

   ~ Sara Teasdale

 

Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

What a beautiful morning! And, WOW what a difference a day makes… Just a couple of days ago we were freezing & talking about record lows, but today we might see 70! I literally had to smack a bug off of me yesterday evening! It feels like a Spring morning 🌞 Maybe Punxsutawney Phil was right? Spring is coming sooner than later! 🙏🏻

Year after year these daffodils are a sure sign of Spring. It won’t be long now until I get to see them bloom again. My Grandma planted them & they are special ❤️😊

I’ve already started my preparations for the season & believe me, I’m ready!! The Super Bowl plays today 🏈 then, it’s on to Spring!

“He knows no winter, he who loves the soil,
For, stormy days, when he is free from toil,
He plans his summer crops, selects his seeds
From bright-paged catalogues for garden needs.
When looking out upon frost-silvered fields,
He visualizes autumn’s golden yields;
He sees in snow and sleet and icy rain
Precious moisture for his early grain;
He hears spring-heralds in the storm’s ‘ turmoil­
He knows no winter, he who loves the soil.”

~ Sudie Stuart Hager

 

Have a blessed day!

PS: Go Patriots! 🏈

 

~ Mark Carter



Sunday Reflections…

A beautiful morning! Cold, but not too cold. I put my coat on and went for a little walk, you can see and feel that Spring is coming, but not just yet…

A beautiful Winter morning sunrise!

The calendar flips to February this week, another milestone on our road to Spring! Not to rush the seasons, but I am ready 😊

Now it’s on to breakfast with my family, Sunday’s reward! Time with family is the 1 thing you can’t purchase more of… Love = Time on a cold Sunday morning!

The fruit offsets all the pork in a proper breakfast meal 🥘😇

“Is not January the hardest month to get through?  When you have weathered that, you get into the gulfstream of winter, nearer the shores of spring”.

~ Henry David Thoreau

 

Have a Happy Sunday!

 

~ Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

I’ve been thinking about my Garden the last few days. Im planning some new things for 2019 & beyond. The planning/design process keeps me going this time of year! The bare trees & dormant shrubs & plants look dead to  many, but I see what’s right around the corner 😊 Spring is Coming!

I Love watching the seasons change in the gardens around the Nursery! It won’t be long till Spring is Ushered in 😊

“How can those who do not garden, who have no lot in the great fraternity of those who watch the changing year as it affects the earth and its growth, how can they keep warm their hearts in winter?”
~ Francis King

Happy Pondering 🤔

Mark Carter



Sunday Reflections…

What a beautiful morning. Not a lot of time to write this morning, having breakfast with my parents and my sister 😊 Sunday’s are special days.. Have a good one! 

“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume or the week.”

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

All these dark, wet days really limit what we can do outside. Add in the the fact that the days are steadily getting shorter and shorter & it kinda gets … depressing.

The Winter Solstice (December 21st) marks the shortest day of the year. Good News is – the day after, the days start getting LONGER again! THIS Friday is the Day! YES!

BUT, this morning was so beautiful! Beautiful sunrise & decent temps makes for a nice Sunday morning! I walked around the garden a bit and suddenly had so many ideas flowing through my mind! Changes & new things get me excited! These ideas and plans help get me through to Spring 😊 Now I’m sitting on the swing typing out this mornings BLOG post.

Take it from me – Beat the Winter blues! Get outside every chance you get… It’s the best medicine 😊

 

”From December to March, there are for many of us three gardens –                            The garden outdoors,                                       The garden of pots and bowls in the house,    And the garden of the mind’s eye.”

~ Katherine S. White

 

 

Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas! 🎅🏻

~ Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

What a perfect wintry morning! It’s freezing cold, sleet and freezing rain have been coming down, and I just turned 50 years old! 😳

Everyone has been asking me “How does it feel to turn 50”? So I’ve been reflecting & pondering on the question… 🤔

This has always been my philosophy. Growing older is a privilege & if your lucky, you’ll age gracefully … But you don’t have to fully “grow up”! 😊

50 feels pretty good really! I’ve been blessed with a great family & wonderful friends & I love ❤️ my Job! Plus, it’s almost Christmas 🎄

Christmas is coming fast this year!

Christmas is coming fast this year! But, we are all ready for a wonderful Christmas with family & friends 🎅🏻

Thank you All for the outpouring of love the last couple days! It made hitting the “Half Century Mark” a pleasure 😍

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”

~ Sophia Loren.

Peace, Love & Merry Christmas!

Mark Carter