Carter’s Garden Blog


Sunday Reflections…

Everyone slept in this morning… Everyone but me 😊 I went out and walked around the gardens. I say it often, but it’s so true – Spring is coming! Bulbs and perennials are emerging and even blooming. Forsythias are blooming. My saucer Magnolia is fixing to burst open too. The maple 🍁 buds are swelling, the quince too. It’s a magical, time of the year to be a gardener. But, it’s not quite here yet… The waiting and anticipation of full on Spring is powerful! Can you say “Spring Fever” 🤒 I’m going back inside & cooking breakfast 🥞 That’ll have to do.

“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

These particular daffodils were planted by my grandma and always bring happy thoughts to me. They say “Spring is almost here”…

Have a Great Sunday! Spring is Coming!

 

~ Mark Carter



Sunday Reflections…

Beautiful sunrise 👍🏻
Great Dinner Last Night 👍🏻
Breakfast Coming Up 👍🏻
A Wonderful Day Planned 👍🏻

Boom 💥 It must be somebody’s Birthday 🎈

Here is a small collage of the Birthday girl then and now. She’s only gotten more beautiful!
All the pictures I have are of her and me together. Literally ALL our pictures are of us together. I had to cut and crop to get a few of her without me in the frame. That says everything! ❤️ I’m the lucky one here ❤️ Happy Birthday Sweetheart! 💥

I just wanted to take a moment and say Happy Birthday to the ‘Best gal in the world’! We all love you and don’t know what we would do without you ❤️

B   e yourself, we love and appreciate you
I   magine and achieve all you can be
R   elax this day and celebrate another year
T   ake time to look after you, you are so dear
H   umor, never lose your sense of humor
D   etermination you do have that great quality
A   ttitude, yours is positive and felt by others
Y   esterday is gone, tomorrow is not here, live today and enjoy the year.

~ Catherine Pulsifer

 

 

Happy Birthday! Love Mark!



Sunday Reflections…

What a beautiful morning! Sunny ☀️ with a bluebird sky. It’s Groundhog Day & I saw my shadow… You know what that means, yep, I need to loose a few pounds 😮

If ground-hog day was bright and fair,
The beast came forth, but not to stay;
His shadow turned him to his lair,
Where six weeks more, he dormant lay
Secure in subterranean hold—
So wondrous weatherwise was he—
Against six weeks of ice and cold,
Which, very certain, there would be…
~H.L. Fisher, “Popular Superstitions,”

I may have seen my shadow, but old Punxsutawney Phil did not! What does that mean? Well, if you trust the worlds most famous rodent prognosticator, it means Spring is coming early!!! Boom 💥 What have I been saying – Spring IS Coming! 💐🍾🌈

Ok, back in the real 🌎 I have a game to prepare for! My team didn’t make it this year  (❤️ Titans) so I’m rooting for the Chiefs… The hard parts gonna be finding Super Bowl snacks that help slim my shadow 😎

Groundhog Day made me think about MY shadow… I guess it’s Crudité for Super Bowl snacks 😊

Have a great day! Go Chiefs! And here’s to an early Spring!

 

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…

What a beautiful morning! This picture says it all – a Beautiful sunrise under a bank of invading clouds. The rain is coming, but not before the Sunrise. No longer than I got my picture, the rain got here. Feels like Spring 😊

The cloud bank was almost all the way in, but the Sunrise beat it! So beautiful. Behind me, the rain was coming.

 

Enjoy your day ❤️

“Living in L.A.
Lower Alabama
Spanish moss, azaleas
A deep south panorama, Lower Alabama
So far south, can’t get no farther
Off the map, feet hitting water
A little taste of the bayou
A little twang in our talk
Folks are friendly when they greet you
We say sir and ma’am and y’all
We love sweet tea, our chicken fried
Shrimp and grits, and pecan pie
And watermelon in season
Man, I love the smell of bacon
Smells like Sunday morning
Like America, tastes like freedom
Living in L.A.
Lower Alabama
Spanish moss, azaleas
A deep south panorama, Lower Alabama
So far south, can’t get no farther
Off the map, feet hitting water”
   ~ Charles David Sharp

 

Mark Carter