Carter’s Garden Blog

Monday Morning Moment of Zen

Late summer, the creek is flowing, the sun is glinting off the water & the cicadas buzz. Sitting by the creek you can get lost in the rhythm… such a Zen feeling 🧘‍♀️  

This is the last week of Summer. Enjoy 😉 


Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206

Social Distancing Is Real…

This Wuhan Virus has really caused a mess… Spring is finally here & everyone wants to get out and about! Spring break, Spring festivals, Florida beaches, March Madness, The Masters, Daytona… NOT SO FAST! 

Data supports the idea that “Social Distancing” helps in an outbreak like we are experiencing. Does it suck? YES! BUT, it will save lives… Think of it as an extended Spring Break… A “Staycation” if you will.

FYI: We have canceled our Annual Spring Fest that we have hosted for 23 years! Our other Spring venues have shut down as well… No ‘Spring Fling’ for the Master Gardeners 😨 Even Disney World has closed… What does it all mean? I think it means we have to control our movements and actions for a little while to preserve the health of the country… 

I copy pasted this from a good source. There is a live link to the CDC’s published guidelines here. Check it out 👇🏻

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines for “community mitigation strategies” to limit the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, which include recommendations for “social distancing”—a term that epidemiologists are using to refer to a conscious effort to reduce close contact between people and hopefully stymie community transmission of the virus.”

Washing your hands with warm soapy water for 30 seconds is the best way to stay clean. Hand sanitizer’s help, but washing is the best.

Dr. Ron Kirkland called in to the show yesterday (The 180) to talk about things that will help. Almost all were common sense & all benefit you greatly! Things like –

  •  Get 7-9 hours of sleep 😴 
  • Drink Lots of Water 💧 
  • Take Vitamin C 
  • Eat Healthy!
  • Walk! Light exercise is good!
  • Get some sun! 20-30 minutes a day minimum!
  • Keep your hands clean! etc…

Hang in there, this too shall pass! Wash your hands, Cover your sneeze 🤧 & discipline yourself NOT to touch your face. Eat right and get plenty of rest. Sounds pretty doable to me… In the long run, this will make us stronger!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206