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

I went outside this morning to a wonderful feeling! Brisk, Fall, Air! I took a few deep breaths and let me tell you… It even smells like a fresh, Fall day!

This “Naturalistic Stream and Waterfalls” that we recently completed, gives you a nice feeling too! A feeling of Zen…

All native Tennessee stone was used in the construction of this Water Feature.

This is an ‘across the pond shot’ of the entire Waterfall. I’ll try to get a good video from this angle to share soon. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

I hope this helps to bring a little ‘Zen’ to your Monday!

 

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 Report From The Road | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Most every Friday I blog about the radio show I do with the 180 Crew at WNWS 101.5fm. Friday’s between 9-11am we talk outdoor living, gardening, Koi Ponds and the like. But, this Friday I am not in the studio with Dan & Sea Bass… I will be calling in between 8:30 and 9am to give a report from the road.

Every year I drive up to Chicago to train and earn CEU’s to maintain our Certification, Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio are Master Certified Aquascape Contractors. We are ranked in the Top 100 Water Feature Contractors in the world 🌎

This year is extra special to me personally because I brought my son, Jacob Carter with me to take part in classes and training for the 1st. time! He is working in the family business now and wants to learn!

Jacob is one of the youngest guys here for training. He is a much better student than I was at his age 😊 I’m a Proud papa!

I will give a full report next week on all the goings on in the big city and all the new technology that’s available 😉

Tune in for my Report & have a Great weekend!

 

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
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, Tennessee

Another #Waterfallwednesday is upon us 😊 I ❤️ Waterfalls! Here are two (2) brand new Waterfalls that were just set in motion. These are on the same feature, and it’s a Very special Water Garden! I will show this whole project in a future Blog, once it’s complete… It’s still a “work in progress”.

I slowed the shutter speed down a little on this picture to really show the smooth, flowing feel of this waterfall. I think it turned out to have a very natural look and feel. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

This Waterfall & Stream enter a different part of the pond & create a very natural look and feel. The driftwood adds a nice touch too. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

 

I LOVE seeing a new Water Garden come to life! There’s nothing like it 😊

I hope y’all enjoy my offerings for #WaterfallWednesday!

 

Mark Carter
Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305
731-424-2206
https://www.cartercountry.com



30 years In Business & I’m An Overnight Success | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Mark Carter, this is my 30th. Year in Business & I am finally an overnight success!

Thank you ALL for your support over the last 30 years!

I Love ❤️ My Job! Did I mention that? I love it so much apparently that 30 years have flown right by… When I actually stop and pay attention for a minute, it surprises even me 😊

I’ve been waiting for 30 years! Success is an elusive thing…

I had a nice conversation with a lady yesterday, we had never met, but hit it right off, as gardeners many times do. She said she had driven past my Nursery for the last 30 years & NEVER knew I was back here… Then she told me she was “blown away” by the place! She talked about the Waterfalls & Koi and all the plants and trees. She told me this place was a “Hidden Gem” 😊 Thank You! ❤️ And yes,’I hear that kind of thing often! We sit back off the road in a little valley of sorts, a “Hollow” or “Holler” as my grandma called it 😊 The #1 thing that I get told is that we are “Jackson’s Best Kept Secret”! Personally, I think that’s pretty cool 😎

All these years I have been Jackson’s Best Kept Secret… Well, now the secrets out! The narrative has changed… I’m coining a new one myself! “Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio, 30 years in business & finally, an Overnight Success”!

 

Thanks to all of YOU!

 

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

Good morning 😊 This is one of my oldest Waterfalls at Carters Nursery. The moss and old driftwood stump really naturalize this Waterfall, and the sound will almost hypnotize you if you sit down and listen. It’s all about the Zen like atmosphere that it helps to create. I hope it adds a bit o’ Zen to your day…

Happy Pondering 🤔

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
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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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Friday Radio Report… Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

It’s a misty, grey morning in Medina, TN with the 180 Crew! Today we are on a LIVE remote from Rhodes Family Diner in Medina, TN & BIG Steve is buying breakfast 🍳 So get here quick! 😊

‘Live’ from Rhodes Family Diner in Medina, Tennessee!

Lots of friends came out to eat and say Good Morning!

The Nipps’s & “Mark from Jackson” came out to support the 180 & Rhodes Dinner!

I’m publishing this blog earlier than usual on Friday! Normally I publish after the show, but today is a special day! I want y’all to know about FREE breakfast! AND, I want y’all to call in with your questions! The number is 731-423-8101! Call with ALL your questions and comments 😊

Dont forget ‘Spring Fest & Customer Appreciation Day – Saturday, March 23rd.!

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.!

Have a GREAT Weekend!
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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