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Throwback Thursday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Sometimes my blog writes itself 😊 Here’s a great #throwbackthursday picture for ya’! 

This picture was taken right after we finished the initial installation around 10 years ago.


We built this Pondless Waterfall about 10 years ago. We went back to clean up and service it recently and installed a brand new Foot Bridge! 

The new bridge is built from treated lumber and has several coats of paint. It should be around for the long haul! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

The original bridge was cedar and lasted a good while. This new bridge is built from treated lumber and should last much longer than 10 years 🤞🏻

Dog days are pleasant when you have a place to cool off 😊
PS: Dogs LOVE Waterfalls!


Throwback Thursday is a special day indeed 😊

Y’all have a wonderful day! 

 

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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Throwback Thursday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Throwback Thursday & I want to take you on a “Moonlight Pond Tour” from the past. The moonlight tour is my favorite Pond Tour of the season! This video was taken several years ago and it popped up in a Facebook memory. 



Stay Tuned! Surprises coming 😊

We hope to hold a Moonlight Pond Tour this Fall! Stay tuned for more info…


We missed out on our Summer Tour this year- BUT… Good News! We are putting together a Fall Pond Tour! I’m thinking ’Evening and Moonlight’! That way you can see the beauty before and after dark. More news to come on this so Stay Tuned! 

I Love #Throwbackthursday! 


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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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http://www.cartercountry.com

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Throwback Thursday…

I found another great stash of pictures for #throwbackthursday! This one gets 3 very cool cats who are all grown up now… In one way it makes me feel old, in another it’s great to see the men they have all become. 

Little baby Jacob, my nephew Nick & his his best buddy Brandon. I ❤️ #throwbackthursday

Have a great Throwback Thursday! 


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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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http://www.cartercountry.com

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Throwback Thursday | #Throwbackthursday

Here’s an oldie for #throwbackthursday! How many of you remember the activity center at West Jackson Baptist Church? I know I do! I loved skating there 😊 This was a Halloween party they held out on the skating rink floor. I remember that cowboy suit I was wearing in this picture too! It was my favorite ❤️ Roy Rogers, eat your heart out. 

I LOVED my cowboy get-up! This was 1972 or so at West Jackson Baptist Activity Center. They turned the skating rink into a Halloween Party. I can’t remember that young lady’s name, but like all ladies, she loves a cowboy 🤠 😂

I have grown to LOVE Throwback Thursday 😊 Y’all have a great day! 


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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com
 
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Throwback Thursday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Here’s a #throwbackthursday picture that’s near and dear to my heart ❤️ My son (also my youngest uniformed employee 😊). He Loved flowers as a child! And he still does… We got this picture of him in a large grouping of Coneflowers. They are still one of his favorites. 

My boy taught me a LOT about “Stopping to smell the roses”… Cone flowers in this case 😊 I came across this one and had to use it for today’s Throwback Thursday Picture ❤️

Throwback Thursday is always a good day! I hope you enjoy yours! 

#Throwbackthursday

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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http://www.cartercountry.com
 
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Throwback Thursday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

A Facebook friend posted the link below today (Thanks Conrad 😉) 👇🏻

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Yes, the main body of the migration is upon us! I have had 2 Hummers here at the nursery since around the 4th or 5th of the month! Earliest ever for me! I am putting out more feeders today 🌞 I looked back at past blogs to track their arrival over the past years and 10 years ago, almost to the day, I posted about having our first at the feeders. I took a screenshot of the 2010 blog 😊 👇🏻

10 years ago almost to the day! I love the timing of nature!

Once they get here, it’s officially Spring! 

Hummingbird plants along with your feeders really draw them in. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Here’s the nectar recipe again 

Hummingbird Nectar recipe

4 parts Water
1 part Granulated Sugar

Mix/stir together in a pot. You can use Hot tap water to dissolve the sugar in the mix. Let it cool and pour it in your feeders. Boom 💥 

PS: DON’T add red food dye. It’s bad for them…

Get those feeders out now! The Hummingbirds are back! ❤️

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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Throwback Thursday | Staycations | #Staycation | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

It seems we are staying home more and more now days… Forget dinner out! Forget flying to Disney! Forget that Vacation you’ve been planning since last year! So what do we do for fun? Break out the board games! Fire up the grill & get outside in your own Landscape! Can you say Staycation?! 

This video was my very 1st. Video on YouTube! It’s still so relevant! Do you recognize that guy telling you how his backyard Pond changed his life? YES! That’s Bill Way! I miss his unique take on world events like we are seeing now! But believe me, he knew how to enjoy his leisure time at home 🏡 He loved to #Staycation! 

My Point? Use this down time to be with family at home & try to make it fun. Try to get in the Staycation mindset 😎 I’ve been feeding my Koi, grilling, Netflixing, “Deep Organizing” and listening to a LOT of Jimmy Buffet 🎶 🌺 Don’t think of it as having to… Think of it as getting to 😊❤️

Have a safe and happy Thursday!

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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Throwback Thursday | #Throwbackthursday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

It’s #Throwbackthursday again & today I want  to mention one of my childhood hero’s – my Grandfather! He was a local butcher (Piggly Wiggly), a farmer & a very good gardener! I learned much of what I do today working with him in the gardens and in the field. He was also a decorated war hero, but he never talked about it much until I was older and even then I had to drag stories and info out of him. He was truly one of the “Greatest Generation”!

Patches, pins & medals from my Grandfathers military unit. His unit was instrumental in WW2 & saw action all over Europe. He was definitely part of the “Greatest Generation”!

Here’s one of the only pictures I have of him with his full unit. He was standing (A team) & this was right before they deployed to Europe.

There’s my grandad with his hand on his rifle strap. He was in the thick of things from D-Day & the Battle of the Bulge through till the end of the war. Then he came home and spent a peaceful life farming and cutting meat.

So here’s to F.D. Brinkley! ❤️ Love and miss ya’! #Throwbackthursday

 

Mark Carter



Throwback Thursday | #throwbackthursday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Its “Throwback Thursday” again and I have a good one for ya… Here’s our team of CAC’s (Certified Aquascape Contractors) that went down to Epcot and built this totally Custom Water Feature for the International Flower & Garden Festival. We were there to show the world what was possible with Water Features in your own backyard. We did this several years in a row & I think it went a long way in educating the public on what was possible and that there are Trained, Certified Professionals that can help! 

We all worked through the night for several nights to build this “One of a kind” Water Feature in Epcot. Over 1 million people saw this feature.

When you work in Disney parks, you work at night! Midnight to 8am to be exact. It’s a shock to the system, but totally worth it!

Here it is after clean up and landscaping. Quite the showstopper!

The reactions of the people who view Waterfalls are amazing! People laugh, hug, stare, cry & more. Waterfalls are unique and very special…

The International Flower 🌸 & Garden Festival is Awesome! It was an honor to go down and build Water Features with my fellow Pond Builders for so many seasons! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

This is my offering for #throwbackthursday!

 

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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Throwback Thursday

#Throwbackthursday is always a cool day! Focusing on something or someone from the past. I have been in my boxes of old photos yet again 😊 And found a few more pics of my Papaw. He was a really cool guy! He loved and excelled at hunting and fishing. He loved treasure hunting with his old metal detector! And he Loved his dog – Bandit!

Bandit was my Papaws favorite English Bulldog! He was from a pedigreed line of Champions & took Best of Show every time!

My aunt Mickie was from Orange County California. She brought a champion female from Cali home to my Papaw & Mimi to breed. Bandit was from one of those litters of pups. In fact, he was the runt of a litter & Papaw just fell in love with him. Most of Bandits brothers and sisters were purchased by Marine Corp officers and the like and moved far away… One of Bandits brothers went to my other Grandfather, his name was John Boy (a story for another day😊).

Heres to great memories! And great Papaws & Great Dogs! #Throwbackthursdsy

Have a Great day!

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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http://www.cartercountry.com
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