Carter's Water Garden

Our Annual April 1st. ‘Chilly Willy’ Plunge is ON!!!

“As Per Tradition”, we, the “Distinguished Few” will meet at the “Big Pond”, at the Nursery to Take our Annual ‘Chilly Willy Plunge” exactly at sunrise, which is 6:41am in the morning! I am, SO! excited! 💥 Last years plunge was canceled by the “Pandemic”… But this year, IT… IS… ON!!! Tomorrow morning is the 1st day of the END of our ‘Mask Mandate as well! So feel free to come on out topless! You are still welcome to wear a mask of course, and we will make our respective plunges this year in smaller than normal groups as well. So Come on! Always a fun event! But, tomorrow mornings ‘CWP’ will be taken at a crisp, 27 degrees (+\-) Fahrenheit… A record low temperature! Can you say shrinkage 🥶

Get here early! Sunrise is 6:41am! You will need time to park and walk to the ponds edge. As you know, only about 15 people at a time have room to get in the pond comfortably. This year to make people more at ease in our “Social Distance’ world, we will limit it at 8 people per group plunge. The 1st group as always will be “first come, first in”! So I would get here early if you want to be in the official photo, that will probably be on the cover of the soon to be published Photo Book about unique activities in our area! 💥🍾

I will open the gates as early as possible so everyone can get a number and get in position. I recommend that you come dressed in your chosen ‘Plunge attire’, wearing a robe or heavy coat & water shoes or flip flops. Some have even worn Cover All’s that they unzip and step right out of. Remember, it’s gonna be COLD 🥶

REMEMBER – please RSVP so I will know how much coco and mimosas to have ready 👍🏻

  • Bring your own towels! 2 or 3 of them!

– Hot coco will be available.
PS: There’s a rumor that a ‘certain someone’, will be serving Mimosas for an epic Sunrise 🌅

Man, am I ready for this! 🌞 Viva La’ ‘Tradicion’!

Hee Haw y’all! See ya’ in the AM!

Mark C.

Monday Morning Moment Of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

When you walk up to a Koi pond you are immediately greeted by the Koi that live there. Who are you? What ya’ got for me 😊 Koi are very friendly. Jo took this short video of these Koi swimming through the lilies saying hi. Koi live in a perpetual state of Zen!

Enjoy your day! 

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

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Waterfall Wednesday | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

This is an Awesome Waterfall!! I normally post videos of Waterfalls that we designed & built, but this week I wanted to share this one. This Pond is located at the headquarters of my distributor of Pond Filters & Supplies in Chicagoland, Illinois. This Waterfall even has a cave/grotto behind it!

Here’s a view from inside the grotto looking out. Pretty cool huh kids 😊

Now check out the video of this gorgeous Waterfall!


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Have a GREAT day!


Mark Carter
Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305

Koi Swimming In Mass | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I love to sit and watch the Koi swim and eat. It’s a daily pleasure for my whole family ☺ Watch this short video and I think you will see what I’m talking about. Feel free to stop by the nursery during business hours and feed them yourself! Be careful, the “Koi Bug” might get ya! 😁

Happy Pondering!


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

A “New Guy” at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio is going to be a game changer! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

This year has opened up several new doors for me. I have started Blogging daily, and this has been LOTS of fun AND LOTS of work too! But daily blogging has been a blessing for me & I really love it 🙂

PLUS, I have started playing with the idea of doing a video blog ie; a VLOG (Video Blog or Video Log). This has been a challenge! Even more time is involved in doing a quality Vlog! You have to research, write, shoot & edit, which adds up to = LOTS of work!

BUT, LUCKILY, I recently met a guy who makes this Vlogging thing look easy! He’s an expert with video! He’s a great writer and editor & he LOVES the Ponds and Water Features that I design and build! Sooo, I have decided to take him on as a “Consultant” for Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio.

His name is Carter Rockwell. Carter is from the UK, so it may take a little getting use to his accent, but I love it 🙂 Carter is going to help me get a handle on this Vlogging thing and do some underwater videos for me! Did I mention he’s also a professional diver and underwater videographer? WOW! In fact we have already put together a short video that I was really impressed with! So, without further ado, here’s Carter –



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