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

I got this short video when I went by a great clients home the other day just to check in. The landscape has matured so beautifully! But I was drawn to the sound of the fountain like a magnet…



We placed this fountain right by the back patio where it could be enjoyed from the patio, the back porch or the screened porch you see in the background. The birds come to drink and bathe year round and the sound is wonderful. 

These are Basalt Stone Columns. They are core drilled and plumbed individually to form a bubbling fountain. We used 3 in this one & I just Love the way it turned out!
PS: They are VERY heavy! 😊


I hope this brings a little Zen to your Monday Morning! 

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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Staycations
stay·ca·tion • /ˌstāˈkāSHn/ • noun  INFORMAL
noun: staycation; plural noun: staycations; noun: stay-cation; plural noun: stay-cations
– A vacation spent in ones home rather than abroad.
 
A “Stay at home Vacation”? Sound familiar? 
Well, you can’t go to Disney World right now, or out to eat or even to a movie! So, the way you look at it is ALL up to you… Lockdown or time off. Shelter at home, or a “Staycation”!  

If you could take the family to Disney for the week, do you know what the average cost would be? Depending on how much discounting and coupons and deals you work out, expect to spend as much as $10,000.00! You keep the memories and the pictures of course. 

– That my friends is another reason more and more people are Staycationing! They are putting in Water Gardens, swimming pools, patios, grilling stations, fire pits 🔥and creating Outdoor Living Space right in the comfort of their own backyard! And why not!? You can access and enjoy these areas day and night! They add to your daily enjoyment AND to your property value! 

My personal Outdoor Living Area at night. The Pond is the centerpiece, surrounded by gardens both edible and ornamental with sitting and lounging areas, a Grilling station and a nice fire pit. I’m down for a “Staycation”! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

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I am doing remote designs during this critical period of social distancing. We can discuss ideas on the phone or through email. You can send me pictures of your backyard areas and I can develop ideas and work up sketch’s that you can ‘Ponder’ 😊 For the future. Hopefully the not to distant future 😎 

Thanks for reading and watching! Stay safe! And enjoy your Staycation.

 

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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Spring Is Right Around The Corner! Be Ready! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Spring is Coming! Are you wanting to get the Fountain, Koi Pond or Custom Water Feature of your dreams this year? Give me a call to get on the schedule! Spring will be here before you know it. Get on the schedule ASAP  – Times a wasting!

Thanks!

 

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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Waterfall Wednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Good morning! You know I LOVE Waterfalls! I love Designing & Building them & I love sitting by a Waterfall and soaking up the relaxing, positive energy they provide.
Today I wanted to spotlight another style of “Falling Water” – The Floating Fountain!

If you have a large, earthen Pond or Lake, these Floating Fountains will totally transform them! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

 

These are truly a 24 Hour Feature! The Lighting is Amazing! The sound of the falling water is Amazing!

And check out the New Color Changing Lights for our Floating Fountains!! 1 word – Magical!

Color Changing Lights completely change the game! Transform that backyard or barnyard Pond Or Lake with a Floating Fountain with Magical, Color Changing Lights | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

The beauty and Sound that these Floating Fountains create is Amazing! Farm Ponds, Barnyard Ponds, Backyard ponds, Front-yard Ponds, Stock Ponds, HECK… ANY Pond or Small Lake will benefit from a feature like this!

  •  Improved Water Quality!!
  • Higher Oxygen Levels!
  • Healthier Fish!
  • 24 Hour Enjoyment!!!

Falling Water & Waterfalls on #Waterfallwednesday!

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

I posted about this Water Feature when it was newly built several years ago. This Large Pondless Waterfall was built by our CAC group (Certified Aquascape Contractors) at our annual Training Event in Illinois (Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio are Master CAC’s). This morning my son and I had breakfast by this Water Feature & I took this picture from my seat 😊 My contribution to #waterfallwednesday !

The Landscape has really filled in nicely. This feature looks and feels so Natural! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Training and keeping up with new technology and techniques is all important if your to stay at the top of the game! That’s why we work at constant improvement! This year I took a very important person to this wonderful training event so he could grow and get better too.

My son Jacob is working in the business now! He grew up in and around the nursery & our family business, and is learning more and more every day 😊

Even Greater things are yet to come 🙏🏻

 

Have a Great Day! More updates coming soon…

 

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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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Come Join Us Tonight For An ‘Evening By The Pond’ | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Come join us for a ‘Evening by the Pond”

We have a FUN event this evening that I hope you can attend! We call these events – ‘Evenings By The Pond’ and they are a great venue for Garden lovers and Pond lovers to socialize together, talk and enjoy a bit of ‘Mother Nature’ in our little piece of PARADISE.

The Ponds & Gardens around the Nursery will be open for your private enjoyment & You are invited to come out & partake in some good food & fun.

Our ‘Evenings by the Pond’ are always great fun. The night lighting is FANTASTIK!

Shane & the guys will be there to enjoy the evening with us as well & to have an educational discussion on the lighter side about water features, so If you have a water feature and want to talk a little shop, or would like to see what one is all about, this is a great chance to find out. Bring a friend or two and come on out!

Give Jo or I a call at the Nursery at 1-731-424-2206 to let me know your coming (RSVP) and I will make sure there is plenty of food and refreshments for ALL! Come join us for a ‘Evening by the Pond” Thursday evening, May 16th. at 6:30pm. at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio – 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305.

I am looking forward to it 😊

 

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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Time For That Water Feature You’ve ALWAYS Wanted! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

There’s an old saying in my business- “Everybody wants a pond, they just don’t know it… Yet”!

PS: It became an old saying, because it’s true! Come by the nursery and check out our multiple Water Feature displays & you too, will see what I mean 😊

Saturdays in the Garden are the Best!

Y’all come by today! We are open 8am – 2pm.

Springtime in Tennessee! 🎉

 

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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Did You Know You Can Finance Your Custom Water Feature | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Check out this commercial spot. It’s all about affordable Water Features & Financing. Not only do we accept major credit cards, we offer a great financing program to our clients. The approval process is quick and simple and you choose your plan & payment, including 0% interest same as cash plans! Check it out and call or come by if you have any questions.

Happy Pondering 🤔
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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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Peers, Colleagues & Old Friends | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I had a Friend from the other side of the country stop in to say hi yesterday. Paul has been described as a “real Arizona cowboy” & I concur 😊 It was a very pleasant surprise indeed! We started out as colleagues/peers in the same business many years ago but became fast friends that have stayed in touch now for 20 years! We are both professional “Water Shapers”, ie: we both design and build  Water Features- Koi Ponds, Water Gardens, Streams & Waterfalls, etc… Over the years we became friends as did our wives & we watched each other’s kids grow up through pictures on Facebook and such… Pretty cool huh 😊

Here’s a great comparison shot from many, many years ago on the bottom when we built a Water Garden In Little Rock Arkansas for P. Allen Smith to the top picture from last night. 😊 Can you pick us both out in the bottom photo?

All these years and yesterday was the first time he had been to my place in Tennessee 😳 We went to dinner 🥘 and he said “take me somewhere local” – So we went to Brooksies Barn and had catfish, pulled pork, ribs & more. We walked in, but we ate so much that we limped out 😂

Brooksies is a one of a kind local joint with great food! Fried catfish, pulled pork bbq & frog legs are just a few of their specialties.

Visiting with old friends is a special thing! Especially when the friendship developed from professional respect for a colleague.

Aristotle said there were 3 types of friendships-

1- friendships of utility (useful to one another)

2- friendships of pleasure (you have fun and enjoy each other’s company)

3- friendships of the good (these are based on mutual respect and admiration. These friendships take longer to build than the other two kinds–but they’re also more powerful and enduring).

Paul, ours is definitely a type 3 😊 Friendship of the Good! But, we have had fun together & have worked together and been useful to one another too… Boom! Trifecta! Hat trick!

Great to see and catch up with an Old Friend!

 

Have a great day – and here’s to Good Friends!

 

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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Friday Radio Report…

Great show today with the 180’Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass!

It is a rainy, overcast day but Christmas is in the air!

Come visit Carters Nursery for some unique Christmas gifts. Our most popular gift is a Carters Nursery Gift Certificate! Come by and get one today!

 

Al Overton of Overton Hardwood Floors was in the studio. He talked about finishing hardwood floors and the attention to detail that it takes to get a perfect floor finish. http://overtonflooringjackson.com/

 

Dan Reaves is doing a special Christmas open house at Grubbs Grocery tomorrow, Saturday the 15th. – Free samples & special gifts so don’t miss it!!

Come by tomorrow for the Christmas open house!

 

Gardening is still a relevant subject too! LOTS of chores and things to do …

  •  leaf cleanup!
  • composting
  • cutting back perennials
  • trimming trees
  • planting spring flowering bulbs
  • planting shrubs & trees 🌳
  • mulching & more!

 

There’s a HUGE event tonight (starts at 7pm.!) over at Lambuth college! You can get your tickets at the door – Check it out at the link below! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-our-jackson-home-holiday-show-hosted-by-lolo-tickets-52037222734

Support RIFA and come hear some great music TONIGHT!

Heres one of my favorite Christmas songs that I just ❤️! Even though it’s a melancholy tune… Enjoy 😊

Thanks for all the calls and texts!

Merry Christmas y’all!

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.!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
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