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Blogging Milestones | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I like to set goals and meet them! I also like to mark Milestones… Today is the 600th day that I have turned out a daily blog! Whew! It sure doesn’t seem like it’s been that long… Time flies! And – Yes, I have been having Fun! 😊

When I committed to a daily Blog it was a HUGE step! And at first it was a real challenge, but it seems to get easier and more fun the longer I keep the commitment 😊

As many of you know, I started blogging in 2008, but not daily… more weekly and monthly, AND I haven’t missed a month since 2008! But, It wasn’t until January 1st 2018 that I made the decision to blog daily. Now, it’s just part of what I do… And, my blog has developed some daily themes that I hope you like…

Mondays are a video of a stream and/or Waterfall, usually one that we  built, and it’s titled “Monday Morning Moment of Zen”…

Tuesdays and Thursdays are my ‘freelance days’… lately I have been doing my Blog or Vlog On Outdoor Living, focusing on Outdoor Lifestyle Areas (Spaces, patios, outdoor kitchens,outdoor rooms, etc.).

Wednesday (Hump Day) Is ALL about Waterfalls! And – KOI!

Fridays I do a Local Talk Radio Show (The ‘180’ with Dan Reaves & Sea Bass) and I follow the show up with a Blog about what was covered. I call it – The “Friday Radio Report”.

Saturdays I try to Blog about the my Nursery. What’s HOT, Events that are happening and, what is going on in & around the garden.

Sundays Blog is called “Sunday Reflections…” Sunday is a day of rest, reflection and time with my family. I try to share a inspirational thought, poem or story.

I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has taken the time to read my Blogs or watch my Vlogs! Especially to everyone who has “Followed” my Blog! I have gotten many new Followers each & every month this year! Thanks! & WOW! Plus – I have tried to make it easy and painless to follow my blog. I would like to ask you to PLEASE help me introduce my daily Blog to others by sharing my blog with your friends and family on your Facebook page or other social networks.

– To follow my blog, all you have to do is click on “Follow” at the bottom right of the page & enter your email address. You will be sent an email to “confirm” and BAM – your in business. You will receive my daily Blog in your email inbox. You can opt out at any time & we don’t share or sell your address. 

So many ways to share and spread the word now! Please Follow, Like & Share my Blog posts. Thanks in advance 😊

The weekly radio show Im involved with on Fridays has given me LOTS of ideas for my blog too! I have received LOTS of feedback from the show! Emails, comments, likes, etc, etc. Thank you! Remember, you can send a request or question. I WILL answer your inquiry and I will blog on it! Also feel free to call in LIVE on Fridays Radio Show to ask a question or just say Hi 🙂

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.!

Here’s to the rest of 2019! There’s still a LOT to accomplish and enjoy!

 

Thanks for reading! 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



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…

 

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



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

I thought I would post this for my contribution to #waterfallwednesday

Shane (my construction supervisor), Jacob (my son) & I went down and spent an entire week working with Gulf Coast Aquascapes & a team of fellow Certified Aquascape Contractors to build this Awesome Waterfall Feature at the New Gulf Coast Zoo! This will be the Spider Monkey Island exhibit.

The good news is, the Little Zoo That Could will be reopening soon! It will now be known as the ‘Little Zoo That Grew”! Click on the link below for more info…

https://www.alabamagulfcoastzoo.com/events/last-day-open-at-current-location/

 

I hope everyone has a Great “Waterfall Wednesday”!

 

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

The Pond is Beautiful! The water is SO clear & the plants look so nice 😊 It’s #WaterfallWednesday folks! The Waterfall in this picture isn’t in the forefront as you see… I wanted the Waterfall to be in the background  so this beautiful Lotus could shine 🌞 You also see a colorful Koi swimming in the pond back there too… All integral parts that make a “Water Garden” the sum total!

A beautiful Water Garden is achieved by having all the integral parts working together. Stone, gravel,
Aquatic plants, fish, a waterfall, etc. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I hope everyone is having a Great “Waterfall Wednesday”!

 

PS: I hope this will work as your Hump Day Koi Fix too 😎

 

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

Time is flying by this Summer! Here it is #waterfallwednesday again 😊 I couldn’t post just one.. So here are a few very different Waterfalls for your enjoyment.

So many Waterfalls, so little time 😊

Naturalistic, flowing falls.

This Spillway Bowl Waterfall is pretty Awesome!

Even Waterfalls at night!

 

Waterfalls are for Everyone! Have a Great #waterfallwednesday !

PS: Click on the links below to see even more beautiful Waterfalls that we designed and built!

 

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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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Waterfall Wednesday | Waterfalls In Your Life This Saturday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Here’s My offering for Waterfall Wednesday!

It’s #waterfallwednesday! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

 

Not only is today #waterfallwednesday, this Saturday is Waterfall Day at Carters Nursery! We are having a “Waterfalls in your life” themed workshop and it’s gonna be fun😎

– Come learn HOW a Waterfall can change your life at our 1st. Summer Seminar of 2019. The class starts at 9am and runs until 11am.

Here’s a short video to tell you more about Saturdays workshop  –

Have a GREAT Waterfall Wednesday! And I’ll see ya’ Saturday 😉

 

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