Carter’s Garden Blog

Sunday Reflections…

The wind has calmed, the rain has ceased, Daylight Savings is in full effect & Spring is in the air! I got out first thing with the dogs and had some fun 😊 They are as excited as I am about this Spring like weather! Now, it’s time to fix breakfast for the family- Country Ham, biscuits & gravy coming up 🐖 🍳 Oh, Coffee! Lots of Coffee! 😊🌞

They did a little runnin 😊 Everybody is happy about Spring!

“March bustles in on windy feet
And sweeps my doorstep and my street.
She washes and cleans with pounding rains,
Scrubbing the earth of winter stains.
She shakes the grime from carpet green
Till naught but fresh new blades are seen.
Then, house in order, all neat as a pin,
She ushers gentle springtime in.”

~ Susan Reiner, Spring Cleaning 


Have a Great Sunday!


~ Mark C.

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.

Moment of Zen…

I personally love this short video. I was the only person on the beach as far as you can see, the water was warm and the waves were gentle. What a perfect sunrise! 🌞 I hope it brings a little Zen to your Monday!

Mark C.

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words…

Sometimes a picture can convey a mood & a feeling & sometimes, even more… A perfect 👌🏻 Sunrise is one of them 🌞

A picture is worth a thousand words… Have a great day!


Have a GREAT Day!


Mark C.

Sunday Reflections…

Waking up to a beautiful Fall sunrise is so nice! The air feels so good 🙂 And I’m with my Sunday Morning Sunshine!

This is one of my favorite songs…

Have a GREAT Sunday! God Bless!

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


Milestones! July 19th = 200 Days Strait of BLOGGING! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Yes! Today is day 200 of 2018! There’s only 165 Days left in this calendar year… Which leaves only 158 Shopping Days before Christmas 🎄 😳 The Milestone for me? I have successfully turned out a Blog Post every day this year! Bam! … I don’t want to kick up my heels too high or break my arm pattin myself on the back 😊 BUT, I really feel a sense of accomplishment with what this Blog has turned into!

Wow! I’ve been blogging part time for some time now (10 years), but this year I decided to go to a Daily Blog… I can sum it up in one word! FUN!

Now that I have really gotten into the grove of writing everyday, the task has gotten to be FUN! I look forward to writing. I find myself scribbling down ideas for future blogs all the time. Sometimes while writing a blog, another idea jumps in my head and I find myself writing another and another… Videos and pictures have become more fun too 😊

Blogging & Vlogging have become a daily habit 😊 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

If your reading this you probably know that some days have an assigned theme now –

Mondays are a video (Vlog) of a stream and/or Waterfall that We  built and it’s titled “Monday Morning Moment of Zen”…

Tuesdays and Thursdays I have been trying to do a Blog or Vlog On Outdoor Living, focusing on Outdoor Lifestyle Areas (Spaces, patios, outdoor kitchens,outdoor rooms, etc.).

Wednesday (Hump Day) Is ALL about KOI!

Fridays I do a Local Talk Radio Show (The ‘180’ with Dan Reaves & Sea Bass) and I follow the show up with a Blog about what was covered. I call it – The “Friday Radio Report”.

Saturdays I usually Blog about the Nursery and what is going on around the gardens.

And Sundays Blog is called “Sunday Reflections…” Sunday is a day of rest, reflection and time with my family. I try to share a inspirational thought, poem or memory.

I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has taken the time to read or watch my Blogs or Vlogs! Especially to everyone who has “Followed” my Blog! I have gotten HUNDREDS of new Followers every month this year! WOW! I have tried to make it easy and painless to follow my blog. I would like to ask you to PLEASE help me by sharing my blog with your friends and family. To follow me all you have to do is click on “Follow” at the bottom right of the page & enter your email address. You will be sent an email to “confirm” and BAM – your in business. You will receive my daily Blog in your email inbox.

I have received LOTS of feedback from y’all! Emails, comments, likes, etc, etc. Thank you! Remember, you can send a request or question. I WILL answer your inquiry and I will blog on it! Also feel free to call in LIVE on Fridays Radio Show to ask a question or just say Hi 🙂

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.!

Here’s to the rest of 2018! There’s still a LOT to accomplish and enjoy! 165 more Sunrises & LOTS to do 🙂

“Be mindful of how you approach time. Watching the clock is not the same as watching the sun rise.”
–   Sophia Bedford-Pierce

Thanks! Have a great day!


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

Sunday Reflections…

I got up early this morning, watched the sunrise and bumed around the gardens a bit. It’s funny how plants and flowers can bring back memories. Strong memories of family. Good times & blessed memories. Living, blooming, perennial reminders.

“If you want to be reminded of the love of the Lord, just watch the sunrise.”
~ Jeannette Walls

“Gardeners , like everyone else, live second by second and minute by minute. What we see at one particular moment is then and there before us. But there is a second way of seeing. Seeing with the eye of memory, not the eye of our anatomy, calls up days and seasons past and years gone by.”

~ Allen Lacy, The Gardener’s Eye

Have a blessed day!

~ Mark