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

Throwback Thursday can be a wide ranging subject. It can be something specific to you or your family, or something from old time lore. This morning I was talking with Shane about Persimmon seeds and how old folks use to predict the weather by their seed signs. My Great Grandma did this every year… maybe yours did too?

Inside the persimmon seed you will find a hint of what the weather will be like by the sign it has. This year it seems all the seeds have a spoon 🥄Which means snow ❄️ Lookout!

Sometimes you get a fork or a knife in the seed, which also tells the story of what’s to come…

Seed prognosticators go way back…

Of course there are lots of other ways to read the future of our weather… Like the severity and Length of the Summer. August plays a big role too. If you count the # of fogs in August that’s how many snows you will have in winter 🥶 PS: We had a few fogs… Hornets building low nests. And, of course, the Woolly Bear Caterpillar!

Everyone talks about the color on the Woolly Bears. The more light color bands, the milder the winter. The darker means colder… This year, most I have seen have been solid black = ❄️

So all signs are pointing to a cold winter with some snow ⛄️ We shall see, but just thinking about all the old ways and how I remember my Grandma talking about it with me, passing down the knowledge, brings a good feeling😊

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, Bringing It Home | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Do y’all know what “Throwback Thursday” is?  There’s no shame if you don’t 😊 It’s a fairly new social phenomenon… You post old photos from the past & hashtag it like this – #ThrowbackThursday OR #TBT – Then post it on your social media page for all the world to see 😊 I had already done today’s blog and was about to publish it this morning when my son came out to go to work with my crew. I literally got a lump in my throat thinking about how fast time flies by… So today, a short #TBT for ya.

This is a picture of Jacob from 10 years ago at one of our Butterfly House programs. He has grown up at the Nursery & Loves it ❤️

This one is from 12 or so years back. Jacob and his Grandad at a Pond Club Event 😊

Lot of great memories and Throwback Thursday pics of that little boy from yesterday.

Cut to 2019… Now he is 17 years old & 6’ 3”! Time flies by folks….

Now Jacob is learning the ropes of working in the field with the crew. And Loving it! 🌞

This is my offering on #ThrowbackThursday ! A look back & a glimpse of what’s to come❤️

 

Have a GREAT 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…

Here’s an interesting #throwbackthursday. 50 years ago today (that’s 1969 folks) David Bowie released the single “Space Oddity”.  What’s really cool about it? Major Tom beat Neil & Buzz to the Moon by 9 days! I had no idea! 9 days later (July 20th 1969) Apollo 11 landed on the moon 🌙

This my be the only time I have mentioned Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin & David Bowie in the same sentence 😊

So, that’s my little tidbit for today 😊 Have a GREAT #Throwbackthursday!

 

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



Before & After + 20 Years | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I LOVE before and after pictures of Landscapes. They are powerful! A simple idea can literally transform an area to something completely different. This one goes back a bit… 20 years or so. I came across these pictures while I was cleaning out some files and thought I would share them today. After all, it’s Thursday & everyone is posting throwback pics 😊

This area was planned to be a “Filler Area” in the landscape with cross ties and ground covers. BUT, I talked them into more…

This area beacame their favorite spot in and around the house. I took this after picture around 20 years after the initial installation while I was there to speak to a local Garden Club about Water Features in the Landscape. Still such a beautiful spot to spend time.

This is my offering for #Throwback Thursday😊

Have a great one!

 

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, Tennessee

Nothing fancy today! Just a collage of photos from days gone by with family and friends. YES, I’ve been sappy about going into a New Year… Excited, reflective, full of memories & dreams of the future 😊

#throwbackthursday!

This started as a single “#throwbackthursday photo… It turned into a bit of fun, at least for me 😊

Happy New Year!

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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Throw Back Thursday Plants | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

As you know Thursday on Facebook is considered “Throwback Thursday” by many… People across the globe post old photos of family, friends, pets, etc. – memories of all kind. I have posted many myself 🙂 This morning I was looking over the gardens around the nursery and saw that the Iris’s are starting to bloom. These ‘Bearded Iris’ (Iris germanica) are very special to me and bring back a lot of memories. It made me think about the Throwback Thursday thing …

You see the Iris blooming in the lower portion of this picture. My Great Grandmother planted these when I was a young boy. Definitely a ‘Throwback Thursday’ memory for me. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

The Iris is our State Flower in Tennessee.  The Iris takes its name from the Greek word for rainbow, which is also the name for the Greek goddess of the rainbow, Iris – pretty cool!

The Iris was designated the Tennessee state cultivated flower by the Legislature in 1933. My Great Grandmother remembered when that occurred – She was born in the late 1800’s.

Do you have any old ‘heirloom plants’ that bring back memories? Some folks call them ‘Memory Plants’… I have many around the nursery that do just that. I actually remember the day that my grandparents started developing that flower garden. It’s still there all these years later 🙂 To me, thats the ultimate ‘Throwback Thursday’!

Many of the plants in the gardens around the nursery were planted by older family members that are gone now… It’s nice to watch them grow and bloom every year. So many memories have been made in the garden. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Here’s to Happy Garden Memories! and Iris’s 🙂

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